Twr y Felin Hotel
It’s all about the art of creating a very special hotel… stunning, specially commissioned art on the walls, interior design imbued with artistic flair, and artisan workmanship applied to no-expense-spared rooms. All in arty St Davids.
If ever there was a hotel totally in tune with its surroundings it’s this one. St Davids is a very arty place. There’s something in the air in this tiny cathedral city that stirs creativity and passion. It has certainly worked its magic on Twr y Felin Hotel.
Set in now maturing landscape grounds, complete with original works of Sculpture, Twr y Felin is settling into its surroundings with ease. It’s part of an exclusive group we know very well (nearby Roch Castle and Penrhiw Hotel are members of our sister scheme, Great Little Places). Twr y Felin Hotel’s impressing clutch of industry leading awards emphasises the ambition here. Described as a ‘contemporary art hotel’ you’ll see striking, bold, arresting paintings everywhere – over 100, in fact, specially commissioned from 12 artists of international repute. It’s indicative of the thought, inspiration, meticulous planning and fastidious execution that have gone into the renaissance of this gorgeous hotel, based around a restored and extended former windmill tower. Correction: the interior has been crafted more than restored, using only the finest materials applied with precise attention-to-detail.
The look is cool, clean and modern, with subdued tones specially chosen so that the art punches out from the walls. One space in particular – called, appropriately enough, Oriel (meaning gallery) – is probably the most arty lounge we’ve ever come across. Well proportioned bedrooms and spacious suites come with uber comfy, super king-sized beds and impeccable bathrooms, while the Blas restaurant specialises in fine dining based on locally sourced ingredients. The Pembrokeshire sense of place is carefully name checked on every menu.