Travel Blogs from Swansea
... have they not heard of a working week. Wondered around the town for a bit, had some lunch at a fair trade cafe called Caffi lechyd Da, we were not impressed. The paninis were ok but mum's potato and cheese pie was a bowl of cheesy mash with a slice of tomato on top We then begun to drive back, stopping off at Ferryside, another little estuary side village. It consisted of ...
... a huge expanse of sand with a glimmering sea at the end. The sand was scattered with clam, razor and mussel shells, there were even sea urchin skeletons. The beach cafe was closed so we walked back to the Park cafe and treated ourselves to a couple of yummy tarts. The evening was spent blogging, cooking and eating an amazing roast dinner and watching Downton Abbey, wishing I had a 1920's flapper dress on ...
... mining where children as young as 5 were put to work. In the evening Mum and Dad took Ris and I out for dinner to the locally popular Anthony's hotel, firstly it's not a hotel! It's a restaurant! And it's a little like sitting in someone's front room. It certainly had a local authentic feel and the men agreed served the best Welsh steak. I have begun to notice, the Welsh are in and out when it comes to going out for dinner, no messing ...
Chilled in the house this morning waiting for the folks to arrive. In the afternoon Ris and I re-visited Burry Port. The sun surprised us by coming out, so Ris donned his swimming gear and set off to the end of the stone harbour for a swim, the tide was out but beginning to come in at the rate of knots and boy was it strong. We then basked in the sun for a bit, watching the tide fill the port, then wandered to the lighthouse cafe for a cheeky ...
I headed down to Kidwelly today, it only took 6 hours!! ahem. Well the Panda can only go so fast and it would appear there is no need for motorways if you want to visit West Wales. Put it this way it was a very scenic journey and I saw lots of sheep and rolling green hills, lol. I met up with Ris by the station and had a wander by the quay, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Morgans Swansea
Dreadful food at London prices, a grubby and badly maintained hotel with appalling housekeeping. Noisy drunken guests to add to the nightmare stay. Morgans is resting on its laurels.
We stayed at Morgans recently when we were in Swansea for the weekend. We had originally booked one of the cheapest (£100) rooms but, on arrival, I asked to change. The cheapest rooms are on the ground floor and, in ours, the window wouldn't open and outside were some large air con units making a noise. Also, we were promised from the website, a 6 ft bed, but it was actually 4ft 6. Having said that, when we complained, the manger couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating and took us upstairs to a much nicer room (£125). The bathrooms throughout seemed to be lovely and the beds were very comfy. I wouldn't say it was a 5 star hotel as such - unless you choose the spectacular rooms - but it has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are young but very friendly. Very relaxed, quite informal (lots of leather sofas to lounge around on). I would recommend it and, if I was in Swansea again, would stay there.
5 Star ??????
What a disappointing evening
Service - Poor
Food - Poor
Staff Attitude - Poor
Bill - A lot
Well done Mr Morgan, hope you are proud of ripping off people who know no better. A weeks wages for the bill (which I don't mind) but no value for the money (which is worked hard for).
Hope you are proud !!!!!!!!!!!!!
this must be the best hotel, great rooms, superb food, and the staff are so friendly and helpfull,
We went to Morgan's this weekend to meet up with friends for pre-dinner drinks, having tried to book for dinner there but only ending up on the cancellation list. We ordered cocktails but they were very disappointing - mine was the worst bloody mary I have ever had, completely bland and boring. To make matters worse there was no toilet roll in the Ladies - not acceptable for a five star hotel at 7.30 pm on a Saturday night. However, the night was not lost as we had a fantastic meal at the Chelsea Cafe off Wind Street, which we would highly recommend.
Lovely Christmas visit
Our family stayed for one night, with dinner, breakfast, and lunch, just after Christmas 2004. Lovely, sylishly designed, rooms, cheerful - not very formal, but we like that - staff; the building has a great atmosphere. Meals very good; service a bit slow. Not much more expensive than the infinitely inferior, corporate, huge, Marriott hotel, where we had a horrid lunch at the same time last year.
Tasteful but some weaknesses
The hotel was absolutely lovely, yet I would be reluctant to recommend it at Christmas time as it was far too busy.
The furnishings were beautiful and the room was very clean. The breakfast was great and there was plenty of it.
Being a light sleeper the lack of double glazing proved difficult at times, especially when the bins were emptied at 8am Sunday morning! It was disappointing that there were a group of girls smoking at the bar and it took a while for a member of staff to notice. The ladies toilets were not so clean on Saturday night because of the smokers. The room was very cold as the air conditioning was evidently not working very well.
Staff were helpful.
As a birthday treat my husband checked us in to morgans hotel in swansea. We are both regulars in the restaurant and bar but had never 'spent the night' with morgans. On every occasion we have never failed to have an exquisite meal or pleasurable drink with friends, this visit was no different. We stayed in Digby Grand, an awe inspiring room, high ceilings, bold colours and a bathroom which certainly was grand! The standard of service in this hotel was everything you would expect from a five star establishment and more. The staff are some of the friendliest I have met and are more than happy to help. The bar staff were especially attentive and talked freely of their love for the hotel. This is more of a close family atmophere than mass produced stuffiness like many hotels I have stayed in. I highly reccommend a visit here, even if just for a drink.
Lovely Birthday Stay
For my birthday I had a very enjoyable stay at Morgans. The building is very grand with an interesting historical past. Each room is unique, designed in a different style and is named after ships that visited the marina (or docks as they were then).
Due to an administrative error I was booked into a month early, but to make up for this the hotel upgraded us to one of the hotels' best suites - the Henry Belle. The room was impressive, very large and designed to the highest specification.
We had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a special and luxurious break in an excellent location!
I had the pleasure of staying for two evenings at Morgan's Hotel in Swansea, South Wales during a recent business trip. While the hotel is spacious as it is housed within an old historic building that was previously the Port's Offices, the fact that it has only 21 suite rooms allows for personal attention from all staff.