Many people consider the true beginning of West Wales to be the Loughor bridge and the border of Swansea and Carmarthenshire when travelling west towards Carmarthenshire. Certainly for us the best places to stay in West Wales are even further on than this.
At this point, road signs change from English before Welsh to Welsh before English. This is due to the vastly increased use of the Welsh language in the West Wales area.
Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion truly feel far from the rest of the mainland and you can explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast as it sweeps via St David's Head past the candy-coloured harbour towns of Tenby and Aberaeron, where we list charming hotels, as well as others further inland.
Don't forget to plan ahead when it comes to booking one of the best places to stay in West Wales - this is an incredibly popular region, especially during the busy summer months and school holidays.
If you are a stickler for a hotel with great food some of the best places to stay in west Wales can easily deliver.
For discerning types who are looking for luxury all the way the best places to stay in west wales do not disappoint. Try either of these:
Browse our list of the best places to stay in West Wales and start to plan your visit.
Ceredigion, West Wales
Penbontbren is a charming, luxury Bed and Breakfast nestled in 32 acres of grounds, surrounded by Welsh countryside and only 2 miles from wonderful national trust beaches. Beaming with character, this old Welsh farm has spacious private suites and substantial Welsh breakfasts!
Laugharne, West Wales
Historic literary hotel, once the haunt of Dylan Thomas. Offers modern, comfortable and quirky bedrooms alongside a lively events calendar and rich cultural connections. All rooms differ from one another and come with organic mattresses and Welsh linen to add local character and comfort to your stay
Reynoldston, West Wales
Cosy hotel for a weekend break in Wales. Nineteen simple en-suite bedrooms at this traditional country inn. Log fire and a restaurant with relaxed and friendly old pub atmosphere. Stunning banqueting hall for weddings. Nestled beneath Cefn Bryn, Gower’s highest point. Ideal weekend getaway.
Cardigan, West Wales
Luxury boltholt with great food close to Cardigan
Dyfed, West Wales
For walkers and artists, and all those who love the great outdoors, The New White Lion in the Breacon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains is a wonderful retreat. After a day in dramatic scenery sleep and eat in the greatest of comfort. Cosy log burning fires, lavish rooms, hot baths and huge breakfasts.
Aberaeron, Ceredigion, West Wales
A contemporary seaside hotel and restaurant in charming Aberaeron. Rooms spread among three historic harbour side buildings. Splashes of colour, wrought iron freestanding baths and lively patterns make this a unique property. The chef prepares modern welsh cuisine. A standout property.
Narberth, West Wales
Family friendly grand Welsh farmhouse, beautifully restored with excellent food, located just outside Narberth with its wide range of boutiques and galleries.
Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Artistic, family-run restaurant with rooms situated on the Nevern estuary in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. With miles of coastline to explore you'll be glad of the comfy beds and locally sourced, beautifully cooked cuisine. Simple and effective.
Pembrokeshire, West Wales
A charming spa hotel overlooking Saundersfoot Harbour. The simple and chic rooms are come with modern furnishings and neutral tones. The Cliff Restaurant serves up fresh fish straight off the boat and local farm produce. Miles of beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline to explore.