We like to celebrate out wedding anniversary by having a short break, without our teenage sons. I researched and found St Brides. In recent years we have been to The Nare and last year The Scarlet. The location is exceptional, with splendid views over the sleepy harbour and bustling village and beach of Saundersfoot. It's the perfect spot to take in the view with a chilled glass of wine and just watch the world go by!
The hotel is spotless, tasteful decor, shells in bowls, driftwood in vases, lots of beach art by local artists. Our room was divine with amazing views and a lovely little balcony.
Food was excellent, I had the scallops twice and my husband and I both ate fish for main course most evenings. Food was wholesome, delicious and the staff were polite and would change our order, for example my husband wanted another vegetable.
I thought it was reasonably priced too, for example a bottle of Pinot would set you back £20, delicious it was too. We had lunch one day, huge portions of freshly made smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, too much for me.
The spa is a delight with a pool again overlooking the harbour, excellent steamrooms and shower area. I had a relaxing massage and slept like a log. There is a room to relax although I expected soemthing better than Sainsbury's magazine to read!
Staff were very pleasant, courteous but not gushing, they all seemed genuine and from chatting to them it would appear many have been there for years, such as the chef and Phyllis on reception. Wynn was very helpful in suggesting places to visit with his local knowledge. Veronika in the restaurant was a delight and always cheerful.
We drove to Tenby on our first day, however stayed at the hotel for our second day just to relax, take in the views and the spa.
On our way home we drove via Pendine sands, there is a small museum which is free admission and we saw Babs, which had been buried for over 40 years at Pendine, well worth a visit.
We did have a few niggles, I had booked through the internet and got confused with what I had booked, meaning we had to change rooms for our last evening. My tip would be to book directly with the hotel.
Some of the staff in the restaurant were training and I expect they were nervous, we had the wine bottle plunked into our water jug and several times the waitress reached over us to serve us but all minor niggles I hasten to add.
While researching I expected more photos of the hotel on their website, I really think they should make the most of the views/rooms/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A destination spa hotel with 46 rooms, 20 with sea view and balcony. Cliff top restaurant and marine spa with thermal suite and infinity edge vitality pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Brides Hotel Saundersfoot
- St Brides Saundersfoot
- St Brides Spa Hotel Saundersfoot, Wales