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The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality

11 Spilman Street, Carmarthen SA31 1LG Wales
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#4 of 7 hotels in Carmarthen
Commanding a spectacular position at the gateway to the Golden West, the Ivy Bush Royal has long welcomed leisure and business guests in considerable comfort and style.Once a favoured retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, the hotel has been sympathetically modernised to blend its old world charm with modern facilities. There are 70 comfortably furnished bedrooms, 2 family rooms and a suite.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Madalyn H wrote a review Sep. 21
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1614 contributions475 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights recently. The hotel is functional with good car parking facilities and efficient service at both breakfast and dinner. The food was fairly standard traditional fare and well cooked. Our room was good. spacious, well equipped and clean. Good for groups
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Louise S wrote a review Sep. 20
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Having read some of the reviews I really didn't know what to expect. The car-park was slightly off putting but then it's a town centre hotel so not likely to find beautifully laid out gardens! However, once inside I could see an attractive bar and a lovely lounge area. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of my room, and found it lovely and clean. The bathroom seemed modern and again of a decent size. I stay in a lot of hotels and normally wouldn't drink in hotel bars due to the prices they charge. However, £3.50 for a bacardi and coke, was good value, in comparison to o other hotels I've stayed in recently. The breakfast was excellent and all the staff were lovely and friendly. I had a wonder into the town but with it being a Sunday, most of them were closed. I did find a few bars open and can recommend Sloppy Joes. It was about a 3 minute walk from the hotel. I would certainly have liked more time to explore and there looked to be some very quirky individual shops. Very much looking forward to returning next year.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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halilley wrote a review Sep. 20
Dorset465 contributions221 helpful votes
Round Table, Probus and Inner Wheel branches all meet on these premises, is that because it is good? Plenty of free parking but make sure that you register your car. The issues arise from the need for at least a deep clean even better a total refurbishment. A Catch 22 situation because the current popularity probably will evaporate when overseas travel restrictions are lifted. The corridors are to a tricky layout. Bedroom No 130 was large with views of roofs. Good breakfast served by waitresses from a buffet layout The situation in Carmarthen is common to much of eh UK most of the hotels have closed. The few that are left are struggling.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Esther M wrote a review Sep. 15
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We booked to stay for a proper 'getaway ' during these continuing strange circumstances. We felt safe at all times, very comfortable and well looked after. Our room was spacious and had been well prepared so they did not need to service it until we left....a good idea.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Navigate827178 wrote a review Sep. 14
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Dirty room with stained bedding and mattress, out dated unkempt unclean mold on sheets and mattress had pee stains on unfortunately I'm unable to add more photo's. Food started off nice but changed over time to average some staff tried to help some didn't care shame because it could be lovely if cleaned and updated.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$77 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Which popular attractions are close to The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game Carmarthen (0.2 km), Carmarthen Market (0.4 km), and Laser Station Carmarthen (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Warren, The New Curiosity, and Cinnamon Indian Cuisine.
Is The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Carmarthen.
Are pets allowed at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.