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“Great Views, quite dated”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Lion Hotel

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Royal Lion Hotel
Ranked #24 of 24 Hotels in Tenby
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Views, quite dated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

This hotel had great views. Although generally clean and tidy, the rooms were very dated. The lift looked as if it needed servicing. Breakfast was ok, nothing special. Car parking was difficult to find- located on the site of an old cinema. That said, grateful to be able to park as its quite difficult in around where the hotels are in Tenby. Wouldn't stay there again, even though the views were great. Seems like we paid for the views as quite expensive.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wales
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Day out to Tenby, decided to have Sunday lunch and just came across this establishment, the only fresh vegetable was the boiled new potatoes, tin carrots, tin peas, frozen chicken portion, frozen stuffing and I couldn't explain the taste of the bacon wrapped around the sausage, we should have known that this place was probably not the best to eat in as there was no one else eating there, fresh vegetables advertisted on the menu, not so!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Well, what can we say,outdated, tatty carpets,dirty rooms, dirty and outdated bathroom,outdated decor,shabby exterior,overpriced,basically a place we will never visit again,we were looking forward to our visit to Tenby, and the Royal Lion was a very bad advert for the town, I ask one question, would the owner spend a night in room 103, with his family and use it to impress his friends, I think not.The two good things were the view, and the helpful female staff,but the best part was leaving the following morning.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

The central location has beautiful views and convenient parking.

However we feel compelled to warn others, having spent a night in a very dated room with sticky carpet, stained bedding and a dirty bathroom - for £100 a night! Faded plastic flowers greet guests as they enter the hotel, with a thick layer of dust. It is such a shame because it could be a special place but instead it was somewhere we couldn't leave soon enough. Enjoy Tenby but steer clear of here.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

I booked this hotel before I read the reviews and we very nearly cancelled! In the end we decided to take a chance and I'm so glad we did. The location is great, overlooking the beach and harbour. Our room was a lot bigger than some I've stayed in and the bathroom was vast! We had arrived on a motorbike and my partner was a bit concerned about parking his pride and joy out of sight (the car park is down the road behind the cinema) but it turned out to be very secure. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was lovely, served by very efficient waitresses. My one tiny gripe is that I would have prefered a duvet on the bed instead of sheets and blankets, but it certainly wouldn't stop me booking again. We have stayed in quite a few places in Tenby and I would recommend the Royal Lion without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Royal Lion Hotel
Address: | North Beach, Tenby SA70 7EX, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Tenby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #24 of 24 Hotels in Tenby
Price range (per night): $147 - $185
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Lion Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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