Adequate is the word I would use to sum up our stay at The Mumbles (formerly The Carlton).
Room was ok, if a little on the small side (room 23). Shower screen door not clean but bedding, towels etc ok. Breakfast was ...adequate. 1 baco, 1 egg (freshly cooked), beans, sometimes tomato, 1 disappointing sausage (of a very poor standard). Fresh toast was served with breakfast and there were cereals and juices on a self service table. Tea and coffee were to be obtained from a machine, which did not work correctly. On pressing the button for a double Espresso, you got chocolate!! A very helpful member of staff showed me that to get a double espresso you had to use the single button twice and not the double button. The coffee was pretty awful. However we asked if it would be possible to get a pot of tea and the staff very obligingly brought us one. Subsequent mornings we got a freshly brewed pot of tea brought to our table. All the staff we encountered were pleasant and helpful. The bar serves a decent pint of Bass at £3.30. We were using the hotel as a base while visiting friends from Germany who had rented a cottage nearby, and for this the hotel was adequate (that word again).
The owners and staff seem to be trying very hard in difficult economic times, but a bit more attention to detail and an upgrade to the sausages would be welcome improvements.
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Hotel Swansea
- The Mumbles Hotel Swansea