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Beachcomber
Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We were travelling with our 2 children (aged 6 and 4). Location was wonderful, overlooking the sea from the window. The room was really tiny for 4 people (a king-size bed and a single bed by the window) but very clean and ensuite was perfect. Coffee/tea facilities and TV were in the room.Toiletries and plenty of towels were provided by the owner. Full cooked breakfast was gorgeous in the morning and the owner was very helpful.
A convenient possibility to buy take-away food and consume it inside the dining room of the guest-house is provided.
The guesthouse is walking distance from both beach and towncentre. very well located.
A really cheap and pleasant stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We stayed at the Beachcomber at the end of June 2013. Fantastic location (although we highly recommend taking a taxi - it can be quite the trek with luggage). You are right on the beach, can't get any closer unless you are sleeping in the sand! It's less than a 5 minute walk to the city center and there are some great places to eat nearby. Richard and Debbie were fantastic and made us feel very at home! They are full of great information about Swansea and can almost always answer any questions, or point you in the right direction.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a beachfront view, some don't - so if that's something you really want, make...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

booked for one night only - the price was fair and reflects the accommodation.

whilst the owners were very pleasant and friendly (the usual Welsh reception), the room (double) was tiny, beyond "quaint" !

the room was in desperate need of some modernisation, carpets need replacing, but the ensuite was very clean and appeared to have been recently fitted.

sorry, but although this was great value for a single night, I would not recommend for any longer than this

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Poppysteam
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed for a week at this pleasant family-run hotel. Richard and debbie were really welcoming hosts. The breakfasts were excellent; more than could be eaten! The only drawback about the location is car parking problems. This is mainly at the door of Swansea Council, who seem to wish to deter visitors who arrive in cars! Our room was comfortable and very tidy. Thanks to our hosts.

Room Tip: Our first floor room overlooking the road was quiet because of the clever windows!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

The property is run by couple Richard and Debbie who were courteous and always ready to help. The property has 8 en-suite rooms. The rooms are small but were okay for us as we did not have much luggage, just one backpack. People with a couple of boxes and tall build may find it cramped. We got room no 7 which was beach facing and the views were excellent. They serve full English breakfast in the morning consisting of toast, scrambled or poached or fried eggs, jam, butter, baked beans, sausage, juice and coffee. They also have a full bar, which surprisingly was very inexpensive. Richard is ever willing to help and gave us tips about places and directions. All in all a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kambigap
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Not really a weekend, we arrived on Sunday and stayed 'til Tuesday. Richard was very accommodating, the room was clean and although not very big was comfortable warm and had fantastic views over Swansea Bay. The Breakfast was excellent, no problem with my gluten intolerance, Richard even made me a sandwich to take with me on one of our jaunts.
All in all, highly recommended

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynne H
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stayed during a bank holiday weekend and really enjoyed the mood. The family that runs the gust house are simply lovely with a nice Welsh accent! They love conversation and gave us interesting tips on Welsh culture. Our two-years-old son, Matteo, loves the room and the environment. If you pass to Swansea this is a place to stop.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank MarioIrene
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Additional Information about Beachcomber

Address: 364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Swansea County > Swansea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Swansea
Price Range: £58 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachcomber 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small family-run; friendly guesthouse, located on the seafront of stunning Swansea Bay. A short walk into town, university, Grand Theatre, LC2 and Brangwyn Hall. Lots of local restaurants and pubs, plenty more plus night life in town. A short drive from the Mumbles and the wonderful Gower beaches. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Beachcomber Hotel Swansea
Beachcomber Swansea, Wales

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