| |

Top Luxury Hotels in Pembrokeshire 2023

The Pembrokeshire coast is how you’d visualise the world would look if humans hadn’t come along and built all over it. Its knobbly hills, sometimes of volcanic origin, overlook towering red and grey cliffs, sea stacks thrashed by the Irish Sea, golden bays, secret coves and an intensely wild Wales Coast Path. Then there’s the wildlife nesting in Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with islands acting as the private estates of 10,000 plucky puffins. Of course, the miles of undulating farmland giveaway to many award-winning farm-to-fork restaurants, and somewhere in the middle of all this are hundreds of pre-Celtic sites, monumental cathedrals and forbidding castles. Whether you’re someone looking to escape civilisation or are an adrenaline junkie looking for your next big adventure, Pembrokeshire will steal your heart and lock it up forever. So, here are my favourite luxury hotels in Pembrokeshire that you can enjoy while exploring Wales’s most dynamic county!

Twr y Felin, St Davids

For those interested in affordable luxury travel, then Twr y Felin Hotel is the place for you. The hotel is located in St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, and here’s my ultimate guide to St Davids. Welsh words, ‘Twr y Felin’, mean ‘mill tower’, referring to the hotel’s original function as a windmill. Inside, you’ll find over 100 pieces of artwork which hint at the hotel’s current function as Wales’s first contemporary art hotel. There are only 41 bedrooms, but these continue the gallery-like theme found throughout the hotel, with large pieces of artwork hanging on the walls. The room’s Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, large seating area and Smart TV, are welcome additions. The Blas Restaurant offers the best fine dining experience in St Davids and has won Three AA Rosettes, featuring vibrant portraits of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Richard Burton on the walls. The menu emphasises Welsh and local produce and caters for vegans and vegetarians. Of particular note is the Braised Beef Cheek (£27) with turnip, onion, and wild garlic, and the Chocolate with salted caramel, peanut and goat milk ice cream (£12)!

            • How to get there: From London, take the M4, before joining the A40 to Haverfordwest. Continue along the A487 to St Davids. By train, travel to Haverfordwest, before driving to St Davids.
            • Standard Room: From £180 per night (B&B)
            • Address: Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, SA62 6QT

Roch Castle, St Daivds

As the name suggests, Roch Castle is one of the most lavish luxury hotels in Pembrokeshire. It is an 800-year-old castellated Norman fortress located near St Davids with extraordinary sea and land views. The 12th-century structure was rebuilt as a private building in the early 1900s, and Prime Minister David Lloyd George was a frequent visitor between 1916 and 1922. Today, it is a five-star Visit Wales Guest Accommodation, with six contemporary bedrooms that can be booked on an exclusive, self-catering basis or on a B&B basis. The main sitting room – The Court Room – is spacious, with a tapestry depicting the castle’s history along with modern artwork. The Sun Room is positioned on the fourth floor and has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an alfresco-viewing platform on the original battlements. Breakfast here champions local produce, serving Welsh cheeses, yoghurts, salmon, bacon and laverbread (made from Welsh seaweed).

            • How to get there: From London, take the M4, before joining the A40 to Haverfordwest. Continue along the A487 to St Davids. By train, travel to Haverfordwest, before driving towards St Davids.
            • Standard Room:  It can be booked on a B&B basis or hired privately. Prices from £190 per night for a standard room (B&B)
            • Address: Roch Castle, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, SA62 6AQ

St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot

Perched on a headland overlooking Carmarthen Bay and the town of Saundersfoot, is the award-winning St Brides Spa Hotel, one of the best luxury hotels in Pembrokeshire. Not just because its enviable position means the establishment has a harbour-facing restaurant with region-driven menus, but because it’s close to some of Pembrokeshire’s best features, including Tenby, Barafundle Bay, Bosherton’s Lily Ponds and Broad Haven South. The Cliff Restaurant has 180-degree glass walls, and the chef makes the most wonderful seasonal butternut squash soup with sunflower seed (£8), and butternut squash tagine with wild rice (£25). The 34 contemporary bedrooms have striped white and blue furnishings and partial or full sea-view balconies. But we can’t forget about the spa! On booking a stay at St Brides Spa Hotel, each guest gets a complimentary 90-minute Marine Spa session with a hydrotherapy infinity pool, herbal rock sauna, sensation shower, aroma steam room, and salt infusion room. Sounds incredible, right?

            • How to get there: Drive along the M4 to Carmarthen, before taking the A40 to St Clears, the A477 towards Tenby and A478 to Saundersfoot. Stay on the A478 until Twy Cross Roundabout, and take the first exit. 
            • Standard Room:  Rooms start from £200 per night
            • Address:  St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, SA69 9NH

Milford Floating Cabins, Milford waterfront

Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment programme, Milford Waterfront is quickly gaining a reputation as a foodie and cultural hotspot along the Pembrokeshire Coast. A part of the Ty Milford Waterfront Hotel is four, adult-only, luxury floating cabins which sleep two persons each. These are moored in the marina, which is the deepest natural harbour in the world, and for those who like to travel with four-legged friends, two of the cabins are dog-friendly. I stayed in the Sybil cabin, named after the first vessel to enter Milford Docks in 1888. Within are floor-to-ceiling windows, king or twin beds, a private balcony with a table and chairs, and an en-suite shower. There are also fluffy robes and blackout curtains, and guests have access to the 16 restaurants and cafes surrounding the harbour. 

                • How to get there: Follow the M4 west, the A48 and then the A40 to Haverfordwest. From Haverfordwest, take the A4076 to Milford Haven.
                • Cabins are £80 per night, with a minimum of a two-night stay.
                • Address: Nelson Quay, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 3AF

Ty Hotel, Milford haven

Aside from the floatels, Milford Waterfront has many places to stay, including the new Tŷ Hotel, which is part of the Celtic Collection and has 100 bedrooms overlooking the marina. It pays homage to the area’s maritime heritage, with its restaurant, Dules, serving the best Pembrokeshire produce and quality local seafood. Dulse is named after the seaweed that grows abundantly along the Pembrokeshire Coastline, and head chef, Simon Crockford, is known for cooking for the likes of Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama.

              • How to get there: Follow the M4 west, the A48 and then the A40 to Haverfordwest. From Haverfordwest, take the A4076 to Milford Haven.
              • Standard Rooms:  Cabins are from around £94 per night 
              • Address: Nelson Quay, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 3AA

Final thoughts on these top luxury hotels in Pembrokeshire

And there you have it, my favourite places to stay in Pembrokeshire. Have I missed any that you liked? 

I’d love to know which hotel is your favourite in the comments below!

Similar Posts