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The Alexander
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
Pembroke, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellant”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

a top class bed and breakfast.. lovely welcome when we got there.... nice clean well equipped bedroom with a sea view.. had tea,coffee, and good quality bathroom extras,,, even a shoe shine box.... breakfast was cooked perfectly with a good range of cereals, fruit juices, fruit, cheese, cakes etc..... we will for sure stay there again... deserves its 4* status

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Very friendly excellent value all clean fab breakfast And tea coffee biscuits wine glasses nice touch just what we needed would return here lovely room s good location for town centre would recommend this place could do with some parking is the only flaw

  • Stayed December 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Just got back from a one night stay at the Alexander in The Uplands, Swansea.
What a delightful little place this is. Behind the unassuming front door is a very warm welcome from the host, which is always a good start.
We were given the choice of two rooms, though I'm sure they are all of the same high standard. The room had lovely modern décor, comfortable bed and a good choice of toiletries, including cotton wool and cotton buds. There is also a free standing mirror and desk lamp, what a bonus, because there is nothing worse than having a mirror but poor lighting available to do your make up by. Good for the ladies.
There is a good choice of tea, coffee making facilities including a mini cafetiere for fresh coffee if you wish.
Plenty of fresh towels are available in the rooms and extra bedding if required.
The accommodation has been very well thought out with lots of little extras in the room you don't normally get in large chain hotels. A very nice little touch.
Breakfast is freshly cooked to order and there is also a good choice of cereals, juices etc.
I would definitely recommend The Alexander and will definitely stay here again if I come to Swansea for more family occasions.

Room Tip: Can only vouch for room number five which was excellent.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This is a hotel run by people who seem to have thought of everything a guest might need. Greeted by the owner who gave a warm welcome and shown to a lovely room with a real bath, not just a shower. The room (1) was spotlessly clean, warm and the TV was a decent size. The bed was very comfortable. It was also nice and quiet being at the back. There is a guest lounge with bar. there is a fridge and microwave on the landing for guests. Breakfast is great and if you can think of something, it will be available.
I had to park 100 metres away from the hotel as there are parking restrictions in the vicinity due to the junction and shops nearby. This is really the only downside of this super hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back away from the road are quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Manly, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Have stayed a few times now. Really convenient for uplands nightlife and being close to university without being on top of it. As others have said the real draw here are the owners who keep the place spotless and have a real welcoming feel. Nice place - easy decision to return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Swansea
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Hotel itself was very nice, quite clean and facilities were very good. Breakfast was excellent. However, the bed was a very thin mattress and pretty uncomfortable.......not that I got much sleep, the traffic noise outside was incredible and once I did get off to sleep and was sort of dozing I was startled awake by the noise of sirens right outside the window. The room was right outside the pelican crossing and there seemed to be people talking outside the room for most of the night. I could also hear the very loud tv in the room above me. Sorry to be so negative but when you have a full days work the next day it was really annoying!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Stayed for one night 9/9/13 to assist my daughter in her student property selection. Smashing welcome. Room 7 was very compact but spotlessly clean and my "private" bathroom was down a short landing and 2-3 steps but again spotlessly clean. Wonderful breakfast served to start my day with the sausages being a very minor let down in comparison with the quality of the other elements. Greatly recommended and would definitely would stay again.

Room Tip: Parking is primarily on surrounding roads but spaces easily found.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: The Alexander
Address: 3 Sketty Road, Swansea SA2 0EU, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Swansea County > Swansea
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Swansea
#3 Business Hotel in Swansea
#3 Luxury Hotel in Swansea
#7 Family Hotel in Swansea
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Alexander 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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