The Best Hotels and Guesthouses to Book in Tenby, Wales

Soak up sea views and explore the countryside around Tenby on your next trip to Wales
Soak up sea views and explore the countryside around Tenby on your next trip to Wales | Courtesy of Elm Grove Country House /
Pierre de Villiers

Whether you like walks in the countryside or striding along the beach, Tenby in Wales delivers in spades. Stay in a B&B or hotel in the centre of town and you’ll get long, sandy stretches like Castle Beach and South Beach – along with historical gems like Tenby Castle and the medieval wall that surrounds the town. Alternatively, pick a guesthouse in one of the villages on the outskirts and you’ll have lush green Pembrokeshire countryside to explore. It’s a win-win situation that makes Tenby one of the most popular coastal towns to visit and stay in Wales – with accommodation now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Billycan, for a home-away-from-home


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Taking the stance that “comfort is sacred”, Billycan has put a lot of effort into making you feel at home. The penthouse apartment, which sleeps six, is particularly roomy – with one of the bedrooms kitted out with a jacuzzi and an open-plan kitchen/lounge featuring a large glass dining table under an impressive chandelier. A large walk-in shower room rounds off an experience that very much feels like you haven’t left home at all.

2. Langdon Villa Guest House, for a coastal weekend away


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Offering a choice of either double ensuite bedrooms or twin bedrooms with luxury private bathrooms, Langdon Villa Guest House is the sort of quiet, family-run B&B that sets you up for an idyllic seaside break. The location close to South Beach – one of Pembrokeshire’s cleanest and finest – as well as Tenby Championship Golf Course and Tenby’s town centre is a major plus point, as is the hearty breakfast that’s served up every morning.

3. Elm Grove Country House, for tree-lined privacy


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The 11 individually decorated ensuite rooms at the Elm Grove Country House are simply gorgeous, with many featuring high cornice ceilings and antique furniture – the beautiful rooms are matched by the surrounding countryside. Located at the top of a tree-lined drive a few minutes’ walk from the village of St Florence, Elm Grove sits in the middle of nearly 15 acres (6ha) of private lawns, orchards, gardens and fields. There’s even a grass tennis court for you to stage your own Wimbledon final.

4. The Woodridge Inn Hotel, for epic walking trails


The Woodridge Hotel
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An ideal base to take in Pembrokeshire’s natural beauty, the Woodridge Inn Hotel is 3.7mi (6km) from Tenby – with easy access to the county towns of Haverfordwest, Narberth and Carmarthen. Make sure you bring your walking boots, though – part of the Landsker Walk is next to Woodridge car park, while the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is also a short distance away. Once you’re back in your upstairs room, take in views of the countryside and sea in the distance.

5. Beggars Reach Hotel, for stunning countryside views


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Low-key but lovely, Beggars Reach is located in the small village of Burton – which is about a 25-minute drive from Tenby and sits on a hill overlooking the River Cleddau. A former rectory surrounded by 9 acres (3.6ha) of landscaped gardens, the rooms here – some of which have views of the surrounding countryside – seem to be a nod to the building’s pious past with conservative furnishings favoured over grand design flourishes. Unfussy, but very, very comfortable.

6. Farnham Hotel, for a convenient location near the sights


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If you are only in Tenby for a day or so and need to see as much as possible, the Farnham Hotel is the spot for you. Want to feel the sand between your toes? South Beach is 100yd (91m) away – while Castle Beach and Tenby North Beach are also relatively close by. Want to walk around town and do some shopping? The town centre is a two-minute stroll from your front door. Historical sights? You don’t have far to go to get to the 12th-century Tenby Castle.

7. The Townhouse, for dog-friendly accommodation

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Recently refurbished, the Townhouse offers the best in modern accommodation – which includes kings, doubles and a twin. The standout room to stay in is on the ground floor – designated dog-friendly because it has direct access to the courtyard garden. Morning meals are a real treat – choose between a traditional fry-up or a tasty daily special.

8. Manian Lodge, for a tuk-tuk drive to the beach


Leather couch seating in the lounge at the Manian Lodge
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About a 15-minute drive inland from Tenby, the small village of Begelly plays host to Manian Lodge – a great spot to get to know the Pembrokeshire countryside. Apart from being pretty as a picture, Begelly is also the birthplace of arguably the most fun way to explore the area. Originally a means of transporting guests at the Buttles Caravan Park to the beautiful nearby beaches, tuk-tuks are now available for hire by tourists.

9. Kingsbridge Guest House, for a memorable full English breakfast


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Just a two-minute walk from Tenby railway station and a five-minute walk from the town centre and the shops, bars and restaurants, Kingsbridge Guest House gets you settled in and sightseeing in double-quick time. A popular central property, Kingsbridge is known for three things – great value for money, attentive hosts who are always ready with tips on the best sights to see around town and a scrumptious breakfast that sets you up for the rest of the day.

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