A friendly, modern spa hotel overlooking pretty Camarthen bay in Pembrokeshire. St. Brides has a relaxed atmosphere, a nautical theme and stunning sea views – including from its fabulous outdoor infinity pool. The spa offers top-notch treatments and dining is a taste sensation.
Spa break with a friend/partner, solo spa goers, romantic, family friendly, spa break with your dog
• heated outdoor infinity pool overlooking beach and beyond – lie back in and let the hydro jets massage away any tension in your body while the view does the same for your mind
If you can draw yourself away from the pool, there are a variety of indulgent treatments on offer from brand favourites Voya and Caudelie. Choose from ‘tailored’ massages – to target your specific wellness concerns and priorities on the day – facials, wraps and scrubs plus manicures and pedicures.
There’s a thoughtful emphasis on holistic treatments and ‘recovery’ breaks too. Several staff members have received specialist training and there are treatments which have been designed for people who have recently undergone chemotherapy treatment.
Residents have free use of the thermal suite and hydro pool for 90 minutes, bookable in advance. There’s a small charge for non-residents, which is reduced/waived if you’re having treatments.
There are several well-designed day spa packages available, ranging from 3-6 hours with various combinations of spa facility use, treatments and lunch. The spa is wheelchair accessible and there’s an adapted loo.
Children under 16 are not allowed in the spa, though the hotel itself is family-friendly.
The dual treatment room – for friends or couples – makes the most of the spa’s seaview setting, with full floor-to-ceiling windows embracing the sight and sound of the sea.
The 4.5 hour Calm Seas day spa retreat is a great option for some proper pampering and includes:
• VOYA Tangle Me Up Marine Body Wrap
• Thermal Bathing
• Two course light lunch
• Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
• File & Polish on the Hands or Feet
There are 46 rooms categorised as ‘good’, ‘better’ and ‘best’, and priced accordingly – all in keeping with the marine theme. ‘Good’ rooms are quite basic and small, ‘best’ are more spacious and make the most of the sea view. Reception will happily talk you through options.
The hotel also offers village self-catering apartments – one and two bed apartments a short walk from the hotel. Apartments are in the same style as the main hotel, just 5 minutes from the beach, and some are dog friendly.
wining & dining
The Cliff restaurant offers fine dining, featuring fresh locally-sourced seafood, and has an impressive vista.You can expect to find dishes like lobster risotto and dover sole on the menu, which changes regularly.
For something less formal, head down the hill to St. Brides’ modern chippy or beach barbecue eatery.
why so spavellous?
St. Brides Spa Hotel has several winning features which make for a lovely visit/stay. The great location and panoramic view, combined with the infinity pool and thermal experiences, the quality cuisine and the friendly staff make it a great choice for a spa break or spa day.The nurturing recovery treatments, combined with the setting and friendly vibe makes this a particularly good choice if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and recuperate. And it’d be a shame not to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast while you’re there.
The dual treatment room – for friends or couples – makes the most of its sea-view position, with full floor-to-ceiling windows that embrace the sight and sound of the sea. If you’re staying over, it’s worth spending the extra on one of the 20 sea-view rooms with a balcony.
‘I love that the spa leaves out beauty products to sample.’
‘The room we stayed in was quite basic, but the spa is lovely, and the food was absolutely delicious’