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Ivy Bush Royal Hotel

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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4.5/5

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28 December 2019

Excellent staff, reasonably priced rooms good breakfast.

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17 December 2019

This hotel welcomed us and looked after everything following a long and tiring drive from faraway South London. Excellent parking facilities and a comfortable and warm room. The evening meal (bar menu) with a bottle of house wine just £50. The next morning an easy ride to Fishguard for our midday sailing to the sunny south-east of Ireland. More...

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17 December 2019

Standard food good service and handy venue. Great that parking is also available.

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17 December 2019

We stayed at hotel last weekend and despite the hotel being fully booked together with numerous functions on Saturday and Sunday we had a great experience with a lovely spacious clean and comfortable room coupled with a terrific breakfast . There was a lovely festive atmosphere and all credit to the staff who provided us with a tasty good value meal despite hosting 3 separate functions on Saturday evening. Special thanks to the lady with blonde tied back hair hair ( sorry- no name ! ) serving behind lounge bar. She found us a table, cleared it and was still pleasant and helpful at 12.30 am with a still crowded bar and made us Tea to take to room - above and beyond!! |As stated in other reviews this old county hotel could do with an update but hopefully any renovations will not change its character. We stay here every year and it’s always packed with locals and visitors and we look forward to returning as do many others. More...

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17 December 2019

Thr staff where lively but not enough on the bar and took aling time to clean tsble after breakfast but overall it was a lovely hotel and we will be back in the new year

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10 December 2019

Bloody great

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10 December 2019

I loved the food and the service was not bad at all

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10 December 2019

Food was fantastic

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10 December 2019

Really lovely food and atmosphere

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10 December 2019

Very friendly happy staff lovely stay

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10 December 2019

Spent Friday and Saturday night at this hotel||Hotel is pretty basic||Could do with a good upgrade||However in saying that the hotel||was cosy and warm. It had all the essentials.||Busy and nice Xmas atmosphere there||Great location for town.||Lovely comfy beds.||The breakfast was exceptional one of the best||we have had and filled us for the day.||It was quality food well cooked. Well done||The staff were attentive and pleasant||Would defo stay there again More...

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30 November 2019

We went to a function for 200 people today the food was fantastic . Everything was delicious the service was excellent . Big thank you to Rhian on the bar she was so lovely and professional . || Lovely hotel great food great service More...

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30 November 2019

Stop here was to visit family who live here in Carmarthen, Basic room which was all that was needed but good facilities. Breakfast was great, Sunday Lunch excellent and an evening a la carte dinner was outstanding. More...

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28 November 2019

Cosy

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25 November 2019

Done my speed awareness course here

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22 November 2019

Had a lovely lunch. Nice atmosphere and service

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21 November 2019

Very comfortable, conveniently located in Camarthen - easy to get to and from, warm rooms and good facilities in the room. The real triumph was fresh, hot, good food for breakfast on HOT plates as well as piping hot coffee! Service was quick and friendly and they have Guinness on draft in the bar. What more do you need More...

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28 October 2019

We have used the Ivy Bush before and have always been happy. This time we wanted a room for one night so booked a basic twin. As with all old hotels rooms can be a little quirky and ours had quite a small window but it was fully equiped, fairly well maintained and spotlessly clean. ||We eat in the bar and got generous helpings of good food. Breakfast was self service, typical of this type of hotel, and properly cooked with a good selection.||The public areas were clean and well presented. Every member of staff we met was polite, friendly and helpful.||Overall we were completely satisfied and felt it represented good value for money. More...

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28 October 2019

The hotel is quite old fashioned and does need some decorating but clean,comfortable and good value for money||There was another coach party staying at the hotel and the first night at dinner was disorganised,some people had finished eating while others waited to have orders taken. We were in the restaurant for two hours and a member of staff commented that the kitchen staff were waiting to get everything cleared away.This was clearly not due to the guests who were waiting for food.||The food was poor quality,the veg all mushy on our table while others complained theirs was rock hard, and we wondered how we would cope for the duration of the stay.||However,our coach driver spoke to management and the turnaround was incredible.||From then on the meals were well organised,good hot food and varied menus.The staff were efficient and friendly so well done to all.||||Breakfast was a buffet system,food well cooked and hot,plenty of choices.||||I would gladly return to this hotel. More...

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28 October 2019

Ok

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28 October 2019

Stayed at this hotel 3 times now, just this year alone, wouldn’t go back if it didn’t meet my expectations.||||Very clean, great location, excellent staff (friendly and very helpful), good parking, hotel offers brillant services dinner, bar ect. ||||Yes the rooms are a little dated but all the beds are very comfortable and shower pressure and bathroom space is excellent. ||||Have had problems, spoke to a member of staff and all was sorted right away. Can’t beat that kind of service. ||Will be staying again. More...

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28 October 2019

Nice stay and good service

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28 October 2019

Visiting the area for a wedding, stayed two nights at the Ivy Bush. Room clean and tidy,slept very well,||staff very helpful breakfast buffet style good choice. Hotel was near to the centre ,Would stay again if in the area . More...

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28 September 2019

This is a good standard hotel at reasonable prices. Bedrooms and extensive public rooms are clean and pleasant; food good; staff excellent, friendly and helpful. Very good sized car park. Good to have free wi-fi without complicated login procedure, but it was sometimes quite slow. Could do with a better lift. ||My one complaint: the hotel claims to be dog-friendly, but IT DEFINITELY IS NOT! Yes, for a small fee you can keep a dog in your room but there is not even a small place within the very extensive dining areas set aside for people to eat in the company of their dog. Of course, you could have room service, but the room was not well set up for that. Pity, will not be staying there again because it was otherwise a pleasant, affordable hotel. More...

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28 September 2019

Long walk to the room. Comfy big bed (for one) but I couldn’t have a shower as it was over a very high-sided bath with no grab handles. A mat was provided, but no use if you cannot get into the bath.||Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially on check-out, when they agreed with me that over £20 for 3 glasses of wine was exhorbitant, and suggested that if I came again I brought my own.||Food was well cooked, with tasty sauces and portions were just right. Plenty of vegetables and potatoes with main courses. More...

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28 September 2019

Very central, free car parking. Hotel a bit tired, leather settees in bar all worn and very saggy. Double bed was actually 2 single divans, with double mattress over the top. Gap in the middle. Double glazed window blown but still quiet. Breakfast adequate. More...

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28 September 2019

A decent stay. With a week of all-outdoor activities planned, we had to call off two planned trips due to bad weather, then at short notice a week of fine weather materialised. Although the Ivy Bush wasn’t able to provide a twin room for the entire week at short notice due to being heavily booked, we were able to get two single rooms for one night with a twin room for the rest of the time. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming, and made the stay as seamless as possible in the circumstances.||||Although some reviews allude to dated decor, yes it is reminiscent of a particular era, but in our experience everything was clean, functional and in good repair. Bed was comfortable and with good quality sheets. Breakfast was decent with a spacious breakfast room and helpful staff.||||Hotel is well located within Carmarthen, and a great base for all of west Wales. Plenty of car parking so don’t have to worry about coming back late and struggling to find a space.||||All in all stay was an excellent experience and good value-for-money, would definitely stay again. More...

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28 September 2019

Great food very comfortable

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23 September 2019

Lovely as always

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22 September 2019

A decent stay. With a week of all-outdoor activities planned, we had to call off two planned trips due to bad weather, then at short notice a week of fine weather materialised. Although the Ivy Bush wasn’t able to provide a twin room for …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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15 September 2019

Long walk to the room. Comfy big bed (for one) but I couldn’t have a shower as it was over a very high-sided bath with no grab handles. A mat was provided, but no use if you cannot get into the bath.||Staff were very friendly and helpful, …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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8 September 2019

This is a good standard hotel at reasonable prices. Bedrooms and extensive public rooms are clean and pleasant; food good; staff excellent, friendly and helpful. Very good sized car park. Good to have free wi-fi without complicated login …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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8 September 2019

Good place to have lunch. Nice food.

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8 September 2019

The hotel staff were very friendly and the hotel was spotless .the food was nice and the choice you had for breakfast was outstanding they catered for everyone . The bedrooms were a good size with plenty of hot water and I liked that you could get extra tea and coffee at the reception desk . Will be using this hotel again More...

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29 August 2019

One night stay with the group, but felt like couple. Good clean room, shower and comfortable bed.||Good choice for the continental breakfast and excellent pleasant service. ||One member had a fall which the staff attended to speedily with required medical attention. Thank you for your help.||Highly recommended. More...

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29 August 2019

Nice plaxe and lovely food. Also do a great roast carvery on a Sunday

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29 August 2019

Lovely hotel with excellent bar service, restaurant and breakfast. Great location and reasonable tariffs.

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29 August 2019

Nice Sunday lunch

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29 August 2019

Stayed here with coach party. Nice welcome with Welsh cakes and coffee. Cases unloaded and taken to our rooms. ||Location very good for trips to the Gower Peninsula, Tenby, St David's. ||The buffet breakfasts were well cooked with plenty of …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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28 August 2019

Very nice hotel. Convenient for visiting Skanda Vale temple. Nice selection in breakfast. Friendly staffs. 24 hrs reception was very convenient. We found reception and admin very organised. More...

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28 August 2019

We have made several overnight stays at this hotel when we have been visiting friends and family in this my home town. |As always the check in was easy. Reception staff made us feel very welcome. The beauty of this hotel is its very central location and ample car parking which the stay very relaxing. We had a standard double room. Whilst the decor is a little dated it was very clean and tidy with an enormous and very comfortable bed. Tea and coffee making facilities were ample. |Our deal included breakfast. Plenty of choice all round and the food was excellent. Again the staff were very friendly and attentive. |Overall this was excellent value for money. We will no doubt stay there again. More...

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28 August 2019

Friendly and helpful staff.

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28 August 2019

Staff: 4,Facilities: 4,Cleanliness: 4,Comfort: 4,Value for money: 4,Location: 4

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28 August 2019

Location of the hotel and the size of the room was good, the bar and restaurant were also very good although a little bit expensive. good car parking on-site..

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28 August 2019

Excellent staff, accommodation was comfortable. Hair drier blew but was replaced by a better model. Excellent breakfast. Evening meals were taken outside the hotel.. More...

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28 August 2019

Great hotel and fab location. Receptionist was very warm and friendly. Bar and lounge area was comfortable with plenty of room to relax. Easy to find with plenty of parking. The staff we came across were professional, helpful and friendly. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was self service with a variety of cooked or healthy food. Enjoyed our stay so much will be returning to this hotel again soon with my elderly parents. Definitely recommend.. More...

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28 August 2019

The hotel is centrally located close to shops, and has good parking so you can explore the countryside around. Service was friendly and helpful. Room was comfy and spacious, but is in need of redecorating. More...

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