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“Comfortable room and nice neighbourhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Alexander

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The Alexander
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Swansea
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“Comfortable room and nice neighbourhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Like :
Location – pleasant neighbourhood, Tesco closeby and lots of eateries. About 10 to 15 minutes walk to the beach
Breakfast – HUGE selection of items and very delicious too!
Room – very clean, well-equipped and cosy room though a little small (single room). Nice furnishings.
Owners – very friendly people. Got a warm welcome upon arrival – makes a difference after a long, tiring journey!

Dislike :
Probably the timer-lights inside the room, near the door? Gets a little annoying having to keep pressing the switch to keep the lights on longer. Otherwise, nothing else that I dislike.

Room Tip: Partial sea view (from a distance) rooms at the back on the higher floors, if you are fit to climb s...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

the friendliest couple we hav ever come across.

a lovely small hotel, incredibly clean with good facilities.

plus side.....friendly, clean, quiet, plenty of coffee/tea/milk in room.

minus side....shower was very poor.

a 10/15 min walk into swansea city centre....but we stopped at a pub called ST GEORGE TAVERN (well we had too), on the way into town.
swansea centre was a lot better than we expected.
wife went shopping wen i went to the match (sunderland got a draw).
about 16 ov us stopped in swansea for the night.....it was excellent and very friendly.
we were going to stop in cardiff (better the devil you know)....were really glad we didnt.
thank you swansea......hopefully, see you next season.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

Situated to the west of Swansea city centre in a great position for touring The Mumbles and the Gower. Very friendly and helpful owner. Good sized room. Spotlessly clean. Great breakfast. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

Very friendly host, clean and tidy. Great room, great breakfast. Difficult to fault!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

Stayed at the Alexander with my husband and two teenage children for a night, in two rooms on the top floor. Great welcome from the owner who showed us to the rooms on the top floor, a steep climb but worth it. One room had a walk in shower in the en suite and the other a bath. Both rooms had a double and a single bed and were very comfortable. Lots of little touches like plenty of towels, chocolate on the pillow, cotton wool and buds on the dressing table and a good supply of toiletries in the bathroom.
Breakfast was very good, a big selection of items cooked and cold to choose from.
The location is also excellent, near to some local shops which include a tesco and sainsbury local, handy for anything you forgot, and a short taxi ride (or walk for the energetic) into town for places to eat.
A good stay, and would definately use the Alexander again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Alexander
Address: 3 Sketty Road, Swansea SA2 0EU, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Swansea County > Swansea
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Swansea
#3 Luxury Hotel in Swansea
#3 Business Hotel in Swansea
#7 Family Hotel in Swansea
Price range (per night): $123 - $214
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alexander 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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