Premier Inn - Hidden Treasure
By Kerllen Rego
For over a year we've been more adventurous on our days out, extending the days to staying over in hotels and making weekends of our outings.
As the girls are getting older, it’s amazing taking them to different places to make memories.
This month we decided to explore Wales. The country has already established itself as a stunning part of the UK to visit. From Tenby beach to Cardiff Castle to the Snowdonia region as well as the Brecon Beacons, St David’s and the Blue Lagoon there are many landmarks and areas which stand out when you're starting to plan a Welsh break.
With the help of Premier Inn, I have been taking part in their initiative to help us all discover some of the UK's best hidden treasures.
Tenby - Pembrokeshire
The last time that I went to Tenby was in 2005, when my first daughter Carolina was born. The beautiful landscape was ingrained for years in my mind, I had a plan to go back to the same place to see the magnitude of that Tenby. We’ve finally done it.
After nearly 13 years we decided to spend a luckily sunny weekend in Tenby. It was the best choice ever. From our house to Tenby is just an hour and half by car and the journey to Tenby is picturesque.
As we arrived into Tenby I could see the breath-taking beaches, magnificent colourful houses, cottages and little havens of such beauty they look like they could come right out of the pages of a fantasy novel.
Tenby is a town steeped in ancient history surrounded by an imposing medieval stone wall.
Being passionate about sports, Tenby was on my wishlist for being a well-known place for many sports such as an Iron Man, Triathlon, Marathon and Long Course weekend that was happening during our weekend visit. There was a warm atmosphere in the town which was fantastic. We loved that.
Our First day
In Tenby we checked in at the Premier Inn then we went for a walk. You can find the hotel that we stayed at here . The town was heaving due to the Long Course weekend, the atmosphere was buzzing. We walked down from the harbour to Castle beach to see the remains of the few features left of the medieval castle.
We decided to go to St Catherine's Island which is connected to the beach and can be reached on foot. The island is the site of a historic fort and you had to climb a steep flight of stairs, which offered spectacular views of the beach, town, and surrounding coastline.
There are many benches that we could sit on to appreciate the brilliant views from the ruins of Tenby Castle that made for an excellent photo opportunity. On Castle Hill you can find Tenby Museum and Art Gallery.
...Then we went for lunch.
Tenby has amazing restaurants and the food is spectacular. It’s a town that we don’t need to drive to get anywhere, you can walk around easily. The hotel is centrally located which makes it easy to get to from wherever we visited.
That evening we went for a long walk in the south beach that is made up of two miles of golden sand, stretching from St Catherine's Island to Giltar Point.
The second and the last day.
I woke up at 7:00 for a 10 km run. I ran from the harbour beach to the sand of south beach. The extension is fab for running. It’s over 1 km and the sand is perfect for runners.
It was a marathon day in Tenby and I could feeling the warm atmosphere for the event. I wished I could take part in the Long Course weekend. I am planning to try for it next year.
Then I went back to Premier Inn to meet my family to have a breakfast, there was a lovely spread which meant we could each have something different to eat for a change. The little luxuries of staying in a hotel.
It was now another perfect day to enjoy our family time at the harbour beach that is a superb, sheltered and sandy beach with the pinnacle of Goskar rock sticking out of the sand in the middle.
This is one of the most photographed views in Wales with the harbour at the western end. An enclosed, east facing beach, it's a real sun trap even on windy days.
The girls made marvellous sand castles and ate yummy ice-creams from the ice cream van that was parked on the beach sand.
Around 3:00pm after having lunch, ice-cream and watching the marathon we came home.
I now describe Tenby as my HIDDEN TREASURE in UK that everyone should go visit one day.
I must first mention that the location of the Premier Inn hotel is perfect. It is right in the centre of Tenby and within walking distance of the harbour and beach.
The family room was clean, spacious, quiet with blackout curtains and is what I could expect from a Premier Inn. We had a nice view of the street out of the window which was a bonus.
The room was well equipped with TV, air conditioning which was very welcome at the moment as it was a warm weekend, WIFI, tea/coffee making facilities and a hair dryer are provided in the rooms.
The bathroom is spotless and the towels are fluffy. Add to that the bonus that the storage unit offers a place for luggage, shoes and hanging clothes, and also has a vanity mirror.
The staff at check-in were really helpful. We were very impressed with our hotel stay.
We had breakfast in our Premier Inn, and this stay was no exception. Often in the hotels there is the option for a continental breakfast for approximately £7.50 or a Premier breakfast (including the continental and hot breakfast buffet) for £9.50per adult. Children eat free for every adult booking a Premier breakfast.
The continental breakfast range is excellent and includes approximately eight cereals, Yeo Valley yoghurts, fruit, croissants, crumpets, toast, preserves, hot drinks, juices and milk as well as porridge made to order.
The hot buffet includes scrambled eggs, fried eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and they can also prepare poached eggs, boiled eggs, omelettes and vegetarian sausages to order.
Premier Inn stays are stress-free and enjoyable we all loved staying there which is why we will be going back.
The menu of the Thyme restaurant is big and there are options for everyone (vegetarian and vegan options).
For starters we had the chef suggestion of tomato soup that was absolutely delicious.
For main meal I recommend the rump steak which was lovely and cooked exactly how I asked medium-rare.
For dessert we had a pina colada sundae. The most delightful summer dessert.
The girls enjoyed their rump steak and chips meal followed by a delicious brownie with ice-cream.
Huge thanks to Premier Inn for this precious moment with my family in Tenby. Everything was perfect, it’s a place and hotel we’ll come back to more often. If you too, want to stay with Premier Inn and experience some amazing hidden treasures, you can look into it here.
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