We don't have real castles down-under so when the opportunity to experience one that is a functioning hotel which has been given an amazing renewed lease of life, we jumped at the chance! The significant effort & capital investment is reflected in the quality of the restoration, complimented by the quality of the fit-out and furnishing. As we moved around the castle, we really got to appreciate the solidness of the thick walls of the parapets and the considerable protection they afforded its inhabitants - now and in the past.
Breakfast is very good, with the standard Welsh / English fare as well as fresh fruit & cereals. The hotel generally doesn't provide dinners, which is understandable given the numerous restaurants, Welsh pubs and cafés within 15 minutes drive. However, if prior arrangements are made, dinner can be provided.
The Staff are enthusiastic and justifiably proud of their workplace and this is reflected in how they interact with their guests. They have a very broad knowledge of the region, and are very happy to provide assistance on where to go, what to see & do in the area.
Our stay at Roch Castle rounded off a fantastic holiday in the county...we'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roch Castle, dating back to the 12th century, is a unique heritage property with an intriguing history. Built on a granite outcrop high above the incredible landscape of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this Norman Castle has stunning panoramic views over St Brides Bay and the Preseli Hills. Set in 10 acres of beautiful grounds and only a few minutes drive to the nearest Blue Flag beach Newgale, where you can stroll the vast expanse of sandy beach for almost two miles, Roch Castle is ideally located for your Pembrokeshire adventure. The Castle offers luxury accommodation, with six characteristic en-suite bedrooms. The Court Room lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas where you can truly relax with a little Chapel and Cloisters hideaways. Adjacent to the Court Room is the jewel of the castle, the Sun Room, located on the fourth floor, it has floor to ceiling glass walls and an alfresco viewing platform within the battlements of the castle, offering panoramic sea and countryside views. Private dining is available on request in advance for groups of eight or more guests. Alternatively, for individual stays, we will be delighted to reserve a table at local restaurants on your behalf. Rates include breakfast, VAT, parking and complimentary WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Roch Castle Hotel Wales - Pembrokeshire