Emlyn Hotel Riverside Retreat

Bridge StreetSA38 9DU Newcastle EmlynUnited Kingdom
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About Emlyn Hotel Riverside Retreat

Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel is a 17th century whitewashed coaching inn turned boutique hotel showcasing many period details in the peaceful west Wales market town of Newcastle Emlyn.

Featuring details like patterned wallpapers, locally-woven throws and soft furnishings, rooms include en suite bathrooms, hot drinks provisions, hairdryers and flat-screen TVs. Spacious suites and upgrade rooms are offered as is a ground floor accessible room.

Conveniences include a sauna, gym and spa pool plus Wi-Fi throughout, free parking, event space and laundry service.

Continental and cooked breakfasts are available. Two relaxed bars offer a light meals menu while the tastefully-decorated restaurant open for lunch and dinner serves traditional dishes made with local ingredients, Sunday roast lunches and dainty afternoon teas.

Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel is roughly 25 minutes’ drive from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with its spectacular cliffs, coves and award-winning sandy beaches. The National Wool Museum is ten minutes’ drive away.


Bridge Street, SA38 9DU , Newcastle Emlyn, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1239)710317 | Fax: +44(1239)710792 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Handy town centre location

Guests felt the hotel was conveniently located in the centre of the peaceful Welsh market town of Newcastle Emlyn as it put them a short walk from bus stops, amenities, shops and dining options. Thanks to the proximity of key roads like the A484, A475 and A487, motorists could easily explore the beautiful rolling countryside along the River Teifi or drive to Cardigan, area attractions, museums and golf courses. The free parking was another plus. Lovers of walking, cycling, fishing and water-sports welcomed the proximity of the mesmerising Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Beachgoers loved having award-winning Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay beaches within striking distance.

Shared amenities and revamped rooms praised

Guests were upbeat about the clean, roomy, well-appointed and sympathetically-updated guest accommodation. The pleasant leisure facilities like the spa pool and gym won praise too. There was special praise for the generously-sized upgrade rooms and suites, which were often described as beautifully-decorated.

Friendly personnel and good food

Diners loved the freshly-prepared, delicious and plentiful breakfasts as well as the good food at the restaurant. Travellers often said they experienced a warm welcome from pleasant, attentive and professional personnel, who created a relaxed ambience.

Negative Reviews

Some guests had doubts over value for money

Bar prices for drinks were a little steep, according to some critics. Moreover, several budget-minded visitors occasionally doubted whether they got good value for money as the room rates reportedly weren't always that competitive.

Noise grumbles

There were claims from several light sleepers that certain rooms were exposed to occasional noise from adjacent rooms or from the restaurant and bar. Traffic noise was also audible in some rooms, it was claimed.

Unreliable Wi-Fi encountered

Although visitors were pleased there was Wi-Fi access, some said the signal was patchy in some parts of the hotel.

Rating Overview

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8.9 /10
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    8.7 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 157 reviews