Where to stay in Pembrokeshire: A local’s guide

Pembrokeshire offers you a myriad of options on where to stay. I’m proud to say we cater for all budgets and tastes. My home county is known for it’s warm welcome to all and it’s more about the people than the computer – thank goodness!

It’s worth pointing out that there are no large chains of expensive hotels to be found in Pembrokeshire, so each hotel is unique in its’ own way. Let’s get started on my top picks of where to stay in Pembrokeshire.

Top Hotels in Pembrokeshire

The Giltar Hotel – Tenby

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Ocean views and a hop, skip and a jump to the beach. The Giltar Hotel is known for its’ food but especially for its’ Sunday lunches. You’ll never say “it was too far out” with this hotel being in a prime location for the harbour, the walled town and the three beaches of Tenby. Off season there’s often live evening entertainment weekends.

St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot

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“Panoramic” is the key word here. You’ll be able to see uninterrupted views of Carmarthen Bay – truly breathtaking. It’s a very regular stop for us to collect clients for our tuk tuk tours. Clients usually arrive beaming with anticipation and from having a wonderful stay at St Brides Spa Hotel.

The Plas, Narberth

I’ve attended many functions at this hotel and the food has always been excellent – not run of the mill but equally not pretentious. The main standout for me was the above and beyond helpfulness of the staff – it felt as though I was speaking to a nice neighbour with their warmth and natural approach to any question I might have. Great location for visiting the antique shops and boutique shops of Narberth – it’s a stride away rather than a car journey.

Penally Abbey nr Tenby

Small is beautiful and this applies to Penally Abbey. Just 12 bedrooms to choose from with this 18th Century hotel. Some dog friendly rooms available. No stranger to awards – “Hotel of the Year – Wales” for the AA hospitality awards 2022/2023. For those wanting a more relaxing stay, with homecooked food and a candlelit restaurant – yet only a ten minute walk to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath – this is the one for you.

Imperial Dragon Hotel nr Saundersfoot

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Whilst many hotels might claim to be unique the Imperial Dragon Hotel stands out from the crowd for its’ own differential. Their oriental themed rooms and restaurant made my visit both exciting and memorable. There’s a fabulous oriental flowered garden or beer garden to choose from. It’s just under two miles from Saundersfoot, so on foot or by car it’s very easy to get to the coast.

Elm Grove Country House – St Florence

The lesser known but incredibly beautiful village of St Florence is just 3 miles from Tenby. Your hosts, Jayne and Alan Rees-Baynes are known for their dedication and enthusiasm for tourism in Pembrokeshire. An elegant and sophisticated Country House Hotel. With 20 acres of grounds to explore, we just hope you make it back in time for breakfast or evening meal.

St. Davids Cross Hotel, St. Davids

For the ease and convenience of exploring St.Davids the smallest city in the UK, this has got to be my number one choice. The atmosphere from having lunch on the front lawn overlooking the square is second to none. Fairly plain but perfectly formed hotel rooms to be fair but the location and great food would be another reason to choose this hotel.

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By Lorraine

Lorraine and her team of local drivers at Tuk Tuk Time are your personal guides to Pembrokeshire’s best-kept secrets. Discover this wonderful part of the country on a Tuk Tuk Tour. Spots fill fast, so book your tour today.