Originally built in 1806 as a working windmill, today Twr y Felin is Wales’ first contemporary art hotel, located in Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Opened in March 2016, its success has been phenomenal, with the hotel achieving numerous awards and a steady rise in occupancy and revenue, resulting in the need for a further 20 bedrooms.
Adding to the existing Windmill and Oriel Wings, the new Garden Wing will be home to state of the art rooms named after the caves, rocks, capes and islands around RSPB Ramsey Island, which is just off the coast of St Davids peninsula.
Five of the ground floor rooms will have coast facing terraces, five first floor rooms will have Juliet or step out balconies, with views over St Brides Bay, and in addition a spacious, two bathroom, accessible bedroom will add to the one already available in Oriel Wing.
To cater for the increase in occupancy, Oriel Bar will be extended and Cornel Bar will offer a new alfresco area.
Twr y Felin, along with sister guest accommodation properties, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory form a group of three luxury accommodation venues in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and as a group adhere to the ‘Open All Year’ policy.
The additional 20 rooms will generate the revenue needed to sustain the luxury tourism offer in the long-term future, and will create more luxury accommodation for guests to stay in when they explore Pembrokeshire. In turn, this will lift the standard of Welsh tourism and set Wales’ hospitality industry on a par with the rest of the UK, and within the global market.
We have put together a five day itinerary to enjoy the heritage and culture along The Coastal Way which includes a trip to St Davids and Pembrokeshire.
Published 21 January 2021