We stayed in Myrtle House in April 2011. In a nutshell it was good value for money, quiet, friendly, central, with great breakfasts and wonderful hosts. In more detail:
Although it is in the heart of the Old Town’s tangle of tiny winding streets it’s not hard to find as it’s in a turning right by one of the largest churches in Wales, the spire of which is a useful landmark.
The location was ideal for us, as we do not like noisy neighbourhoods but we do like to be within easy walking distance of a variety of restaurants and pubs that serve good food. (Our favourite was “The 5 Arches Tavern”, where the staff were very pleasant, the food was delicious home cooking and the portions were very generous.)
A small problem was the parking, but it is easy to load/ unload luggage or less active guests right outside the door before moving on to a huge parking lot about 3-400 yards away. The walk to this is just a pleasant stroll along the prom and only seems a long way the first time...a bit of a shock to townies who are used to parking on their own drive! There are, in theory, plenty of road-side parking places, but finding a vacant one would take longer than the walk back from the big car-park. You do have to pay for the parking, but it’s a reasonable tariff: £18 for a week, 24/7. (in 2011)
The hotel itself is delightful, with a small number of guests and with each room being a comfortable size, en suite, with tea & coffee making facilities. We had an oblique view of the sea, (room 7), the promenade being approximately 30 yards away, at right angles to our road. There was the occasional clip clop of hooves as a horse-drawn buggy took tourists past, but little other passing traffic. We had plenty of cupboard and drawer space. The twin beds were a bit narrow for our rotund shapes, but would be fine for most guests.
Our hosts were charming. We didn’t see much of Rob, but he did most of the cooking at breakfast time and made a great job of it! The breakfasts were superb and big enough for us not to need lunch as well. Jan served the food and made sure that everyone had plenty of everything, and that they had answers to any queries about where to go or what to see whilst in Tenby and the surrounding area... and there are loads of natural and historical sights within an easy day’s touring.... she was really friendly and helpful without being overwhelmingly so.
We found it good value for money...we’d paid £30 per person per night in April 2011... and found Tenby and its surrounding area a beautiful and interesting place for a holiday.
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