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“The best B&B in St Davids”
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The Waterings
Ranked #7 of 18 St Davids B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Having now stayed at The Waterings several times it would always be our first choice when visiting St Davids. The welcome is always warm, the owners are very accommodating, the rooms are spacious with nice little extras like biscuits, boot tray and tea towel, there is ample parking (very unusual for St D B&Bs), superb breakfast and access to the rooms via a courtyard means you don't feel like that you're walking through the owner's living room and provides you with the ease to come and go as you please. The only negative is that the walls between the rooms are a bit thin but this shouldn't in any way detract from this 4 star accommodation. Can't wait to go back and stay again!

Room Tip: The Cabin Boy is the smallest
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

We stayed here for a couple of nights and would thoroughly recommend it. We stayed in the 'Captain's Room' which was very spacious, with a separate sitting room area, large bathroom with lots of towels, all spotlessly clean. The staff were welcoming and friendly, breakfast was good. We didn't find it a problem ordering breakfast the night before. The location is superb, close to the large information centre and at the top of the high street yet very quiet. The gardens are also very pleasant.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

The accommodation was spacious, with a nice lounge area and spacious bathroom. Plenty of clean towels and choice of bath or shower. Really good location, quiet but a stone's throw from the lovely information centre. Plenty of places to eat, you'll get what you pay for usually! Would recommend it to anyone and would definitely stay there again. It's well run by a very nice family, who work hard at keeping their guests happy, well done!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

We stayed at the waterings for a long weekend get away and had a fabulous time. They were very welcoming and we were able to get into our room by about 11am on the day we arrived. The room was very spacious with a little lounge area to relax in. The breakfast was fantastic and set us up perfectly for a day of activities. The B&B is a few minutes walk into St Davids which has a couple of pubs and restuarants to keep you entertained in the evening and it is a great base for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast - in particular we would definitely recommend the 'coaststeering' for the adventurous out there!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

This place was fantastic. Located a 5 minute walk from the city center (small town, but hey!), the rooms were huge (we stayed in the Captain's and the Coxswain) and the breakfasts were delicious. I really liked that you could pick what you wanted for breakfast too, and I'm a sucker for galaxy hot chocolate packets in the rooms.

Beds were comfortable, and the premises were beautiful. All the rooms have a nautical theme, and skylights, which really make the rooms feel extra spacious. They're also lined up like a motel, with your own door to the outside, so you don't feel like you're disturbing anyone if you come home drunk on delicious Welsh cider.

Ahh, but then there are some bad things. The B&B is run by a relatively young couple, so you'd think they'd be pretty up to date with some WiFi for the place, but you'd be wrong. There's an ancient packard bell laptop in the breakfast room (they don't even MAKE those anymore), but it doesn't connect to the internet. The other thing I wasn't thrilled with was the thinness of the walls. The first few nights was fine, but then another couple checked into the room next to us and all hell broke loose. We could hear this person (or maybe it was both of them?) snoring ALL night. Loud enough so that we turned the television on to cover the noise, but even at a fairly high level, all we could hear was the snoring. They should really fix that.

Overall, I thought the size of the room was good, but the thin walls and lack of wifi didn't quite justify the 80 pounds a night we paid. I'd recommend it, but only if you can get a lower price.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

This b&b has an excellent location - 5 minutes walk from the town square, set in lovely gardens. And the breakfast is very good. But you won't get your room serviced every day, and the walls are very thin, so if your neighbours are unsociable, too bad. And it's a bit expensive.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

Great location for St Davids, a short stroll to the City Centre and Cathedral. Lovely B&B, run by William and his family who make you very welcome. I've never seen such large rooms in a B&B! We had 2 rooms, as there were 5 of us travelling (2 children, 3 adults) and both rooms had a double bed, single bed, separate lounge area with sofa, armchair, and TV. Huge bathrooms too! Very comfortable beds, and a lovely big front lawn - played croquet one morning on the beautifully manicured front lawn/croquet pitch! Ample free parking immediately in front of the B&B which is well signposted from the High Street as you approach St David's from Slova.

Breakfasts were lovely - self service for juice, cereals, and fruit - and, aside from the usual Welsh breakfast on offer, haddock, kippers, and mackerel were also on the menu.

St David's City is the smallest City in the UK - definitely worth a stroll down to the Cathedral which is "hidden" and not easily identified from the High Street. Plenty of coffee shops, bars and restaurants but we found, and in fact one restuarant staff member told us that most, if not all, restaurants in and around the City stopped serving cooked food between 3pm and 5pm. Large supermarket within walking distance.

Recommend you visit nearby Slova - a row of painted cottages/pubs/ restaurants (which the children immediately dubbed "Balamory"!), lovely small sheltered harbour there, and I'd recommend The Cumbrian for good pub grub. We also visited the nearby "surfers beach" (can't remember it's name!) which is a huge sandy beach, rolling waves, "hidden" by a huge pebble windbreaker but, as you drive down the hill, you can't miss the wonderful view of the beach if you're travelling into St David's from the M4, A40 and A48 along the coast road itself.

We were lucky with the weather - a couple of expected short downpours, but overall a sunny if breezy Bank Holiday weekend. Took us under 5 hours to drive from North Hertfordshire (taking out our coffe stop!) on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend too.

Room Tip: Easy walk to City Centre, St Davids. Huge rooms.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Anchor Drive | High Street, St Davids SA62 6BW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > St Davids Peninsula > St Davids
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in St Davids
Price Range: £73 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterings 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a quiet location, close to the National Park Visitor Centre, the Waterings is a short walk from the city centre and its 800 year old Cathedral. The Waterings offers comfortable, quality accommodation surrounded by tranquil landscaped grounds. On offer are 7 spacious, well-appointed, en suite rooms, 5 on ground level and two 1st floor loft conversions. Rooms facilities include TV and beverage tray and free WiFi. Other amenities include a croquet lawn, water garden, picnic area and ample private parking. A warm welcome awaits you with William & his crew, who are on hand to help and advise during your stay. Please note: We do not operate a 24hr reception. It is open daily until 6pm ... more   less 
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