Penally Abbey Hotel
“A friendly team with a genuine concern for guest comfort and enjoyment” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Perched on the hill overlooking Carmarthen Bay, near Tenby, Penally Abbey sits on a monastic site and was also once the home to the Irish whiskey distillers, Jameson. The 12th-century ruins of the original chapel can still be seen in the grounds today. The hotel has been fully restored by the owners and a warm welcome is assured from the friendly team. The distinct Gothic windows frame the sea views from many of the spacious bedrooms. A number of the Coach House rooms accept dogs. Local and seasonal produce are used by the kitchen for meals in the candlelit restaurant.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 11
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 2
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 12
- Single room, minimum price: £131
- Double room, minimum price: £145
- Maximum number of guests: 35
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About the area
Wales meets the Atlantic Ocean in spectacular fashion at Pembrokeshire. Unlike the West Country, Pembrokeshire can offer the coast without the crowds, and quaint fishing villages without those huge coach parks. Volcanic eruptions and earth movements have left a tortured rocky coastline of some 160 miles, whose beauty and drama have been recognised by National Park status.
Sometimes known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, the county has held a fascination for English visitors ever since the first Norman warlords forced their way in 800 years ago, leaving a string of 50 fine castles in their wake. The anonymous author of The Mabinogion, an 11th-century collection of Welsh folk legends, started it all. His description of the old Celtic kingdom of Dyfed (which encompasses Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) as ‘the land of magic and enchantment’ was perhaps the earliest written attempt to sum up the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful westernmost outpost of Wales. This is a county where you can take it easy on the sandy beaches, make sport out of those Atlantic waves, or discover the mysteries of St David’s or the ancient Preseli Hills.
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