Coastal hotel located in the Pembrokeshire town of Goodwick
Having served as a nineteenth century mansion house and as a recognised railway hotel during the building of the UK’s railways, the Fishguard Bay Hotel is seeped with history. It’s also a convenient destination for those visiting Pembrokeshire for pleasure or looking to travel to southern Ireland.
Overlooking the town of Goodwick in south-west Wales, the property offers guests a scenic setting looking out upon St. George’s Channel. Certain rooms within the hotel have balconies that also provide sea views.
All rooms include en-suite bathroom facilities as well as stylish décor and a number of amenities to make a stay that much more comfortable. Guests can expect a television, telephone, beverage making facilities, as well as a hairdryer. Family rooms are available which include an annex for younger visitors. Those hoping for a romantic trip may enjoy the four-poster suite.
The hotel restaurant, which again has a stunning view of the coastal vista, offers an evening bistro menu that alters daily. Every care is taken to ensure that as many ingredients as possible are sourced locally and responsibly. The bar lounge offers an alternative menu throughout the day. A traditional roast dinner is served at Sunday lunchtime.
The Fishguard Bay Hotel also offers a range of conference and meeting rooms that can utilised by those in the region on business. These rooms are able to accommodate up to 275 delegates making them ideal for just about any type of business event, including meetings, conferences, and team building activities.
These rooms are also suitable for those celebrating a wedding, party or other such event. With the hotel set amongst acres of lush Greenland, a result of landscaping conducted during the excavation of the harbour, the photos alone will look stunning.
These gardens also make for an ideal setting for those looking to relax. A gentle stroll around the grounds and the town of Goodwick in general, offers an assortment of picturesque sights to relish. Those feeling a little daring may like to walk across the tidal beach flats to neighbouring Fishguard itself, which lies just across the harbour bay.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, one of three National Parks in Wales, is also a fine destination for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Here visitors can enjoy beaches, woodlands, cliffs, and hills, all of which make for potentially stunning scenery.
Those that have had their fair share of scenery and landscapes can head off for a day trip to Swansea or Newport, each of which is readily accessible via car. The railway connects the twin towns of Goodwick and Fishguard to the capital city of Cardiff for those feeling even more adventurous.
The larger of these twin towns, Fishguard, also recalls the attempted invasion by Napoleon’s French troops in 1797. A stone monument can be found commemorating the treaty of the last invasion of Britain.
As well as all of this, the Fishguard Bay Hotel also provides a suitable nightly stopping point before heading to Ireland. Ferries run twice a day from Fishguard Harbour to Rosslare in County Wexford.