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The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality

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11 Spilman Street, Carmarthen SA31 1LG Wales
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Commanding a spectacular position at the gateway to the Golden West, the Ivy Bush Royal has long welcomed leisure and business guests in considerable comfort and style.Once a favoured retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, the hotel has been sympathetically modernised to blend its old world charm with modern facilities. There are 70 comfortably furnished bedrooms, 2 family rooms and a suite.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
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24-hour front desk
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Rik I wrote a review Jan 2023
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Ivy Bush.The room was large and nicely furnished. A bath as well as a shower was appreciated. Really enjoyed dinner and the bar was a great place to relax. The staff were friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jean K wrote a review Jan 2023
Lancing, United Kingdom1 contribution
We booked this Hotel For Christmas 2022, by coach, rooms good , food very plain , considering it was a christmas break we expected something nice , arriving at 7pm for dinner on first day we got lump of Chicken Breast in gravy,two veg, waited til 7.45 to get 1st course and it was 9 before we left, and still had not had coffee , the entertainment started at 8.30? it was a carvery at 12 lunch (25th) which we had to q up for , overcooked veg that had been standing for at least an hour and sponge cake type deserts another Q ,,for a buffet for evening which had run out of Turkey after we q yet again. no sea food or sausage rolls just meat lettice cue,toms. no pickles , we paid over £ 700 for 5 days not god value for money
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This Hotel had not enough staff for the people ( 150) staying for Christmas
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tobyWales wrote a review Jan 2023
wales50 contributions61 helpful votes
Great value - excellent breakfast - clean functional room - large very comfortable bed - slept very well - friendly staff - nice atmosphere- some areas in need of updating but nothing that would spoil a stay . Have stayed here on previous occasions and will return in the future. This is a traditional hotel and decor reflects this in a positive way.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Car registration must be entered at reception on arrival
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BAZ M wrote a review Dec 2022
I had to book at short notice and this was no problem for reception. Comfortable bed, plenty of parking, a clean room and a good breakfast. Reasonably priced. I had no reason to complain about anything .
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧 wrote a review Dec 2022
Bicester, United Kingdom3224 contributions281 helpful votes
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We stayed at Ivy Bush hotel on a short visit to Carmarthen and it was a good experience. Below are the good and the can be improved points for the hotel. Good: 1) Good location and free parking. It was less than 30mins from Skanda Vale so it was very convenient. 2) Free breakfast included as standard. I had a great full Welsh breakfast that kept me full the whole day, a proper locally sourced fry up! 3) Good bathroom and shower. I usually find the shower water pressure in hotels lacking and this hotel had the perfect pressure with right temperature. Could be improved: 1) Dated rooms, although the photos in booking.com showed modern rooms when I booked an executive room, it was a bit different and the walls had molding on it. 2) The rooms are noisy when gatherings take place in the pub. We were on the ground floor while a Christmas function was hosted at the pub and didn't have a good night's sleep. Overall a good experience but there's room for improvement.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Skanda Vale is 30mins from the hotel
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David J wrote a review Dec 2022
Carmarthen, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
Sunday lunch carvery with family just before Christmas. Excellent food and plenty of it, staff were great Car parking in the middle of town'ish. Retired to the lounge for coffee and relaxation. Will re visit for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Alun D wrote a review Dec 2022
Bridgend, United Kingdom46 contributions35 helpful votes
Our visit was to coincide with a Carol Service at the Hotel. Great welcome at the front of house. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. While the bar got very busy with Christmas functions there was ample space to find seating. Our breakfast was well presented and staff were very attentive. The young staff were well prepared for hospitality. We attended a carvery lunch, approximately 60 covrers. A very enjoyable Christmas lunch with service to a high standard. Overall a very good experience and recommended for visitors seeking quality accommodation in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Liz S wrote a review Nov 2022
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We recently held our Golden Wedding function for 70 guests here and it was a resounding success.The manageress was extremely helpful and accommodating at our initial consultation ensuring that we were provided with the menu and drinks that we required .The tables were beautifully laid out on the morning of the function and we were able to add our decorations at lunch time. During the evening the timing of everything was well organised and staff courteous and helpful. The carvery provided a wide variety and was delicious and plentiful . I would not hesitate in recommending the hotel for a function. The bar and lounges are comfortable and well appointed The only downside to the hotel are some of the bedrooms. We were provided with a large suite which sadly was very dated and slightly shabby. Breakfast however was very good .
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Hotel inspector wrote a review Nov 2022
United Kingdom40 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights. Parking is free and enough spaces, register your car on device at reception. Reception staff friendly. Breakfast was ok but not enough staff to keep it tidy and topped up whilst clearing table as well. Lots of table to eat at. Bar food in the evening was very good. Room tired with ripped wallpaper and looked grubby, request for more pillows wasn’t met. Mould around sealant in bathroom. Ripped net curtains at window. Very 80’s decor. Hotel in desperate need of modernisation. Previous guests rubbish under bed and chairs so housekeeping very poor. They do not service rooms during your stay. Free wifi and easy to connect. Hotel has social guests staying and we had to endure a child running up and down the corridor at night. Was the hotel adequate - yes. Would I stay again - No.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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W M wrote a review Nov 2022
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Not at all appropriate for business stay - stayed five nights for work but only as there were no other options available locally - grubby , tired, soulless Rooms not cleaned every day unless you request it but neither I or colleagues were told this on checking in Gym not available although advertised as having one Limited healthy options at breakfast so after trying first day went to supermarket instead - I work away from home a lot and this is probably worst hotel in a while and certainly not worth the money paid by my company - we were told hotel is currently used for migrant families awaiting housing and this seemed to be the case -
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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$90 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomWalesCarmarthenshireCarmarthen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Which popular attractions are close to The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game Carmarthen (0.2 km), Laser Station Carmarthen (0.3 km), and Carmarthen Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Warren, The New Curiosity, and Cinnamon Indian Cuisine.
Is The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Carmarthen.
Are pets allowed at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel by Compass Hospitality accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.