The journey from Manchester is long (about 6 hours, plus 1hr. 45 mins, breaks) but Tenby is worth it.
The Albany is ideally located - across the road from the North beach and a few minutes walk from all the pubs and shops. The hotel needs refurbishment but there was a good selection of really well cooked food in the evenings. Breakfast was fine, although perhaps a few extra items such as mushrooms, black pud and also porridge, in addition to the cold cereals, would have made it even better. All the staff were very helpful . There wasn't a great deal of storage space in the bedrooms but they were very warm and clean and there are tea and coffee making facilities.
Tenby has wonderful clean beaches with caves, castle ruins and a small island with a fort on it, just off the North beach. The paths and steps to the beach, though, are very steep so wouldn't be great for people with mobility problems.
National Coach Holidays included excursions to Pendine and Laugharne which have associations with Dylan Thomas and St. David's - Britain's smallest cathedral city. We also went to Carmarthen (not to be confused with Carnarvon}. The cathedral was great but there's nothing there apart from it. Carmarthen is just a small, slightly run down place with shops and I wouldn't bother visiting it again.
So, overall, it was a really enjoyable, good value holiday. Tenby is a picture postcard seaside town surrounded by beautiful countryside. I would definitely visit Tenby again but wouldn't bother going on excursions again as there's not much in the surrounding area. If I was there on a half board basis , I might return to the Albany, otherwise I might consider one of the many, many other hotels/B&B's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Albany Hotel is owned and run by the Slate Family, which consists of Richard & Lisa (Brian & Janet have recently retired from the day to day operation of the hotel). Their aim is to make it feel like a home from home to make their guests feel welcome. Situated just off the North Beach and minutes from the main square in the centre of Tenby, this makes The Albany Hotel the ideal place to stay. Tenby is the ideal location to also visit the rest of Pembrokeshire with its beautiful coastal walks, and many attractions such as Folly Farm, Oakwood, Colby Gardens. Heatherton, Manor Park, Saundersfoot and many more .... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albany Hotel Tenby
- The Albany Hotel Tenby, Wales