March 29, 2023
Roch Castle – a Luxury Castle Hotel In West Wales Hotel, St Davids
Is staying in a castle on your bucket list? Staying at Roch Castle is a unique experience like no other.
Roch Castle rests high above the landscape on its volcanic, rocky outcrop, providing 360-degree views of Pembrokeshire. The castle has been restored and made into a luxury hotel, offering five-star accommodation. Roch Castle is the definition of a unique stay in a spectacular location.
Roch Castle was built in the late twelfth century and holds over 800 years of history. The decor and interior represent the history so well, from the detailing carved into the walls to the art and personal touches. Roch Castle is situated atop a hill, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and coast. The hotel has been beautifully restored and renovated to provide a unique and luxurious accommodation experience.
Whilst arriving at Roch Castle and driving through the automatic gates, it’s enough to take your breath away! From the moment I arrived, I was impressed by the warm and welcoming staff who were always on hand to help with anything I needed.
Roch Castle has only six double ensuite bedrooms on four floors plus a dining room, lounge, sun room, chapel and fully equipped domestic kitchen. This creates a small and intimate experience whilst staying at Roch Castle as it’s unlikely that you will bump into many guests at all during your stay. The rooms are spacious, luxurious and thoughtfully designed, with every detail taken care of to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The rooms are elegantly decorated with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, and luxurious bedding to provide guests with a comfortable stay.
Roch Castle can be booked for exclusive gatherings and private celebrations for up to 12 family or friends on a self-catering basis. What really sets Roch Castle apart is the level of service. The staff are attentive, friendly and always willing to go above and beyond to make your stay truly unforgettable. Whether it’s recommending local attractions, organising a private tour or arranging a special surprise, they really go out of their way to make you feel at home!
The breakfast was particularly outstanding, set in a small and intimate setting within the castle. The chef uses the freshest local ingredients to create a mouth-watering menu that showcases the best of Pembrokeshire’s cuisine. I especially loved the freshly baked pastries and locally sourced hot-cooked breakfast. It’s important to note, besides breakfast, there are no dining facilities at Roch Castle. You can either eat at their sister hotel, Twr Y Felin, or dine at one of the local pubs nearby. This wasn’t a problem as we thoroughly enjoyed walking to a local pub.
I was in awe of the stunning architecture and tasteful interior design. There are so many touches to the history of Roch Castle surrounding each floor, including an open view of the original stone structure of the castle which you can view whilst having breakfast.
Things to do
There are plenty of things to do around Roch Castle in Pembrokeshire.
Here are some of the top attractions and activities in the area to give you an insight into how you can spend your trip:
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which offers stunning coastal scenery, wildlife, and walking trails.
Beaches: Pembrokeshire is known for its beautiful beaches, and there are several nearby, including Whitesands Bay, Newgale Beach, and Broad Haven Beach.
St. David’s Cathedral: St. David’s Cathedral is located in the nearby city of St. David’s and is one of the most important religious sites in Wales, dating back to the 12th century.
Outdoor Activities: Pembrokeshire is a great place for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, kayaking, surfing, and coasteering.
In summary, Roch Castle Hotel is a highly recommended luxury hotel that offers a unique and memorable accommodation experience in a stunning location. If you’re looking for a relaxing break with amazing coastal views whilst being looked after by the exceptional staff, Roch Castle is for you.
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Written by Beth Davies for Luxuria Lifestyle London and International