, Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
Penally Abbey is a hotel that offers a blend of modern elegance and rich history. Built from Pembrokeshire limestone just outside to lovely town of Tenby, it is resplendent with period features, hand-carved furniture and a wealth of quirky Welsh heritage. The grounds include an ancient well and even a ruined Norman abbey, as well as a sunny terrace for sitting out and a splendiferous array of flowers and shrubs.
The sitting room is a great place to settle in quietly or chat with other guests. It has a view of the gardens, and a blazing fire when the weather turns cooler. Meanwhile the snug bar has an overlay of modernity on its traditional style; a cosy place to take a tipple of local craft beers or a Welsh whiskey (yes, that surprised me too!).
Penally Abbey is a wonderful place to enjoy dinner in the candlelit restaurant. The service is attentive without being stuffy or intrusive. From exceptionally fresh seafood to prime Welsh lamb, every dish is beautifully cooked and served in style. If you can't wait for dinner, Penally serves afternoon tea too.
The rooms at Penally Abbey have hand-picked furnishings and character features abound. Snugly quilted beds and pale, restful colours create a calming coastal chic. Large windows fill each room with blissful light and guests can enjoy views of Tenby and Caldey Island or admire the gardens and grounds of the hotel. Each room is uniquely designed and seductively different.