The rugged Brecon Beacons, former mining valleys now transformed into verdant countryside parks, beaches that are among the best in the UK, historic market towns and a vibrant capital city – South Wales has so much to offer. Whether you are visiting for pleasure or on business, a warm welcome awaits you in our selection of the best hotels in South Wales.
Celtic Manor Resort
At Celtic Manor Resort in Coldra Woods near Newport, you will find a laid-back but luxurious ambiance. Rooms and suites are designed with classic luxury in mind and the resort’s spa facilities are second to none. Guests can enjoy fine dining in any of the resort’s six restaurants that offer menus ranging from steaks and grills to cutting-edge Asian cuisine. Well-known for its world-class championship golf courses, the Montgomerie, the Roman Road and the Twenty-Ten, Celtic Manor is also home to the prestigious Golf Academy; guests can also play the 9-hole course in nearby Caerleon. Visitors to Celtic Manor also have the option of luxury self-catering in fabulous wood Hunter Lodges, where families can enjoy a break in tranquil surroundings while still having full access to all the hotel’s facilities.
St David’s Hotel and Spa
In an outstanding location overlooking the waters of Cardiff Bay, the AA 5-star St David’s Hotel and Spa is an ideal choice whether you are looking for a relaxing short break in the capital, a state-of-the-art conference venue or a dramatic backdrop for your wedding day. All the stylishly decorated rooms have fabulous views of the waterfront from their private balconies. Enjoy being pampered at the award-winning Marine Spa, one of the best in the UK, with its swimming pool, therapy pools, a fully-equipped gym and range of treatment rooms. At the Tempus at Tides bar and restaurant, you can dine in relaxed but stylish surroundings overlooking the bay, and sip cocktails while celebrity-spotting; this is also where you will find the best afternoon tea in Cardiff. The unpretentious menu showcases the finest seasonal Welsh produce and the restaurant boasts a superb wine list.
Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel
Set in 100 acres of mature trees and rolling meadows, the Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel features a superb championship golf course, where every hole has been designed to set the golfer an interesting challenge, whatever their handicap. The course is particularly suitable for groups of mixed abilities and also has the advantage of panoramic views over the tranquil countryside. Many of the hotel’s well-appointed rooms have views of the Brecon Beacons and the Blas restaurant and bar enjoys an excellent reputation. After a day on the fairways, guests can soothe those aching muscles at the spa and pool; there is also a well-equipped gym on site. Whether for a golfing break, a business trip or a wedding, the Bryn Meadows hotel is the perfect venue.