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“Pure pleasure lunch.”
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Oxwich Bay Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Oxwich
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle Emlyn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pure pleasure lunch.”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Four of us decided to visit The Gower Peninsula on 26/08/14 . We aimed for Worms Head , Rhossili. We stopped off at Oxwich on the way . It was lunchtime by now so we called in at The Oxwich Hotel . We were welcomed by smiling staff and as we could see the place was very full but this didn't put them off as they soon set up another table for us until a table was available in the restaurant. We didn't have to wait long and were allowed to order our meals. We were very well attended by smiling staff. The meals were excellent in very pleasant surroundings . Well done Oxwich Hotel and Thank You the very pleasant staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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OBHOxwich, Manager at Oxwich Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you so much for your review of your lunch with us this week.

I am delighted to read that you were greeted by smiling staff, and that they were attentive throughout the whole of your time with us.

It is also pleasing to hear that your lunch was excellent - I will pass this onto our chefs.

I do hope you will come back and visit us again soon,

Kind regards

Sam Morris
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Swansea
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

visited for a friends wedding party and first impressions were of a lovely little hotel on a beautiful beach. ideal setting for a beach wedding. we were a little taken aback by the bar prices as £6.60 for a pint and a half is ludicrous for not very well kept doom bar and an average carling!! on top of this the barman tried to short-change me by a tenner,as when i queried my lack of change it mysteriously appeared from a place under the counter 2 feet from the till!! as it was a wedding party i didn't pursue with management but stopped using bar! however,the rooms were lovely and everyone enjoyed it is just annoying when drinks are overpriced for a captive audience and they try and rip you off. i hope the barman in question gets his just deserts.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Essex
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped off for coffee and welsh cakes. Wedding was about to take place. Sat outside restaurant as not having lunch. Very good experience. The location of the hotel cannot be faulted. Understand has had a refurb and looks stunning......

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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OBHOxwich, Manager at Oxwich Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Very many thanks for your recent review, it is very kind.

I am glad you managed to enjoy the scenery whilst having a cream tea with us, we are very lucky to have such spectacular views just on our doorstop.

I do hope you will drop in again soon,

Kind regards

Sam Morris
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

I recently stayed at this hotel for my cousins wedding on friday of august bank holiday, The Hotel is in a Perfect position, you couldnt be closer to a beach i dont think!, The Hotel is very clean, the staff were very very helpful and nice, the day we had at the wedding was brilliant from start to finish, we were very lucky with the weather also, sunny all day! Which just made this venue even better because of its ace location right on oxwich beach.
The car parking is right outside and access to rooms etc is great.
Lovely Bar area, great outside seating, and the views are immense.
The Breakfast was great to, basically the staff will cater for whatever you ask for, im abit of a fussy eater so to have my bacon sandwich just as i like it was great, thankyou staff!
Just to finish off by saying i will definately without fail be returning again very soon, i only live nr Tenby so about an hour or so away on a good day.
Next time i will be bringing my kayak with me to use on the beach, and will book in for alot longer and go exploring the area, again the hotel is ideally positioned for this.

Thankyou oxwich bay hotel, very impressed, see you soon.
Dean.B.

p.s i would recommend hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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OBHOxwich, Manager at Oxwich Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
I cannot thank you enough for your recent review of your stay here at Oxwich, and the detail of your review.

It is so pleasing the read that our staff could not have been more helpful, and this was the same with the staff up in the Marquee reception - I will pass this onto them all.

I am also delighted to hear that the wedding was a great success, and that the sun shone for you - we are very lucky to have such spectacular views, and they are even better on a fine, Welsh, summers day.

Regarding your breakfast, which is included for all guests, - we always do try and cater as best we can for all dietary requirements, and I am glad we made your Bacon sandwich just as you requested!

I do hope you will all come back and visit us again soon - we have a lot of Autumn/Winter Offers on our website (www.oxwichbayhotel.co.uk).

Kind regards, and thank you again,

Sam Morris
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London
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Was camping nearby with my daughters and we turned up bedraggled one evening after walking on the beach. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Lovely hot chocolates and scones in the cosy lounge. Went back the next night for an outstanding meal full of locally produced Welsh food. Service was spot on. Attentive and professional. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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OBHOxwich, Manager at Oxwich Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you so much for your recent review, and you kind words.

It is great to read that we managed to accommodate you on one of Wales' hot "summer" days, and that our scones and hot chocolate warmed you up, whilst enjoying the comfort of our lounge area.

I am glad that you all decided to come back to our hotel, and that it was worth it - our head chef Dan Williams sources all his food from local produces (as and when he can), and it is pleasing to hear that this was noticed.

I will pass on your comments to the bar/kitchen staff regarding their efficiency, and thank you again.

Kind regards

Sam Morris
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My niece had booked her wedding at the Oxwich Bay so we were advised to book one of the on-site caravans for the night. At £75 for a night it seemed steep but on arrival we were told that it included a full breakfast the following morning. The facilities for the wedding service and the reception in the marquee were excellent, the food and catering were of a high standard also. Drinks were not cheap but not over expensive either.
The whole day was great aided by lovely weather and fabulous views over the Gower,
The caravan was comfortable and the breakfast in the morning was outstanding with plenty of choice to suit all tastes. A walk on the beach before leaving topped it off.
Overall very good.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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OBHOxwich, Manager at Oxwich Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Very many thanks for your recent review of our hotel, they are very kind words.

I am delighted that the wedding was everything you had hoped for, and you even managed to see the bay at its best, in the sunshine!!! I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed the food not only at the wedding, but also at breakfast the next morning - it is a great way for wedding guests to gather and reminisce about the night.

I can only thank you again, and do hope you will visit us sometime in the future,

Kind regards

Sam Morris
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Ammanford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We are new to this area, so on yet another sunny Sunday in south Wales we found ourselves on Oxwich Beach & after a very pleasant stroll with our little dog we spied this establishment en-route back to the car park. Hoping it was a dog friendly pub, we realised as we got closer that not only is it dog friendly but a Hotel & not a pub.
There's plenty of seating in the pleasant gardens overlooking the beach & we noticed a couple of dog water bowls - which is a thoughtful touch.

The Hotel was very busy, as one would expect on a sunny, warm Sunday lunchtime, and we were impressed with the speed of service that we witnessed.

Having purchased a pint of Doom & a pint of Strongbow at the extortionate price of £8.30 we very much enjoyed relaxing for a while in this most pleasant location.
We've now had the opportunity of reading other reviews about this Hotel & a recurring issue is the price of drinks - always responded to by the statement that the Hotel has a '' responsible drinking policy '' .This seems like a lame excuse for charging silly prices to us & something the management should address urgently & not just fob off.

We are well travelled & heard all the stories about Hotel prices etc etc & we are aware that any licensed establishment needs to make a profit on alcohol - but there is a difference between a fair price & extortion !
We didn't eat here on this occasion, but will be returning prior to December to sample the menu & wine list.

Undeterred by the price of alcohol we'll be seriously considering booking our Christmas 2014 break here.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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OBHOxwich, Manager at Oxwich Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Thank you for your recent review of your stop-off here at our hotel.

It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy our dog-friendly garden, whilst having a drink over-looking the bay. It is also brilliant to read that the service was quick - we pride ourselves on our staff, and it is also good to hear this.

Regarding drink prices, and our re-occurring response, I can only apologize if you think this is a fob off. Over the last couple of years, we have managed to achieve a civilized and relaxing atmosphere here at Oxwich Bay Hotel, for all our guests to enjoy, and not a rowdy "pub feel" - we have done this by slightly raising our drink prices over the last 5 years.

In the meantime, should you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me on 01792 390329 and I look forward to seeing you around Christmas time.

Kind regards

Sam Morris
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Property: Oxwich Bay Hotel
Address: | The Gower Peninsula, Oxwich SA3 1LS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Swansea County > Oxwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Oxwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oxwich Bay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oxwich Bay is set in 8 acres of private grounds at the western end of the beautiful Oxwich Beach. Just yards from the beach, The Oxwich Bay is an ideal location for a day out or a short break. All guest rooms are en-suite and many enjoy sweeping views of Oxwich beach. Luxury or standard and family or pet friendly, we have the room to suit you. Gower in general, and Oxwich Beach in particular, is great for relaxing. For the more adventurous - water sports such as windsurfing and sailing are popular in the sheltered bay of Oxwich. Boat trips, golf, pony trekking and surfing are all available locally. The Oxwich Bay is located within ten metres of a beach on the Gower Peninsula – Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Oxwich Beach has been named as “Britain’s Best Beach” and one of the “Twelve Best Beaches in the World.” The Oxwich Bay has been a family managed establishment since 1959 and prides itself on the little things that will make your time here that little bit more special. ... more   less 
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