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The Esplanade
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Tenby
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“5 star all the way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

I've stayed here a few times and I have had nothing less than 5 star experiences every time. The location is perfect, views from many rooms are spectacular, and the rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious.

I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Tenby.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

We love Tenby, and have stayed at The Esplanade several times and never been disappointed. There is always a warm welcome from Peter and Julie, who own and run the hotel. It has a fantastic position overlooking the South beach, and is also a very short walk from the walled old town. We have stayed in various rooms over the years, which have all been comfortable, quiet, and spotlessly clean. We particularly liked the sea view rooms, and the new apartment. The excellent breakfast is cooked to order, and taken in the dining room which faces the seafront. They do not serve evening meals, but Peter offered very good suggestions for local restaurants. (Not that we were ever very hungry, having indulged in a cream tea with Julie's home-baked scones and Welsh cakes!) We look forward to returning to the charm and character of The Esplanade soon!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank James L
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Wales, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

My husband and I, together with another couple of friends, stayed here this weekend.
Posisitves- Brilliant location. I'd say this hotel is the best located hotel in Tenby as it's right on the sea front and literally just across the road from the old town walls, with all its shops, cafes and bars.

Friendly staff who are genuinely happy to help.

Lovely breakfast with a choice of full English or various other tings off the menu, as well as a 'help yourself' small buffet of cereals, fruit, juice etc.

Very clean rooms and all other areas.Hotel was nice and warm during the bitter weather.

Negatives- our room was old-fashioned and needed a refurb. The walls were very thin and we could here our friends talking and coughing in the room next door.
The bathroom had an old sliding door that was hanging loose at the bottom and the walls needed re-tiling. However, I believe the hotel rooms are undergoing refurbishment bit by bit, as our friends' room had been done out and was fresh and modern.

Overall, we had a lovely break but the hotel didn't live up to the price we paid. It was quite pricey, even for the non sea-view room which we had.

If you go with the expectation of staying in a 4 star hotel, which it's rated at, I fear you may be a tad disappointed.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are the best but are pretty expensive.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed for a night. Great location by the sea front and has the potential for a great boutique hotel.
Classed as UK 4* but more Fawlty Towers * than quality *

Decor from the 70s, bathrooms that look like they've never had a refit, leaking showers, taps not working and stained fittings really do nothing to sell this hotel for a return visit.

Friendly staff and a reasonable breakfast mean its not "poor" but come on guys, spend some money and create a great place to stay.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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manchester
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

My husband and i had a very relaxing 5 days at the esplanade hotel, our room was facing the front with great views, the room was spacious, clean and quiet, the breakfasts were very good, cooked to order and served by pleasant helpful staff, the hotel is a few minutes walk from the town were there is plenty places to eat, i would recomend esplanade to anyone.

Room Tip: the 2nd floor rooms have great views
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wanderer028
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London UK
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117 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

This guesthouse or BB whatever you want to call it has decent rooms with great views over the ocean. It does not really have a lot of taste though, as the four poster beds and the furniture could have been my old granny's.
The bathroom was also old, but all was clean nonetheless. I do remeber we did pay quite a price for the room. Tenby is a fantastic place to stay and the hotel is very central everything walking distance, so a decent choice.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Wexford, Ireland
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Wonderful view from rooms at the front. Ideal location - not in the centre of everything but within short walking distance. Alongside the town wall. Property was clean and well run. Owners hands-on and very pleasant. Very good cooked to order breakfasts.

Room Tip: Worth paying for a sea view room. Better again to book a larger room with bay windows since other ro...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Esplanade

Property: The Esplanade
Address: 1 Esplanade, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Tenby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tenby
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Tenby
#12 Family Hotel in Tenby
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tenby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated alongside the town walls and overlooking South Beach, this 4 Star Guest Accommodation has magnificent views across Carmarthen Bay towards the islands of Caldy and St Catherines, and on a clear day, the north Devon coast.Access to the beautifully sandy South Beach is directly in front on TheEsplanade.A two minute walk will take you into the charming walled town of Tenby with it's wide selection of shops and restaurants.Run by proprietors Peter and Julie Andrasko who took over in April 2004. ... more   less 
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