Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen by Compass Hospitality (Carmarthen, United Kingdom)


Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen by Compass Hospitality (Carmarthen, United Kingdom)

About Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen by Compass Hospitality

Situated in Carmarthen, the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen by Compass Hospitality places guests near St. Catherine’s Walk Shopping Centre and the Picton Monument. Facilities at this three-star hotel include a gym and free private parking. The hotel features 70 rooms including family and executive options and a two-bedroom suite. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Additional amenities in select rooms/suites many include a four-poster bed and/or a whirlpool bath. Amenities at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen by Compass Hospitality include a sauna, a meeting room and conference/function space for up to 200 guests each. The on-site restaurant/bar offers a hot and cold buffet breakfast (surcharge). For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy seasonal menus and regional cuisine such as Welsh Black Beef. Sunday roasts and afternoon teas are also available. The hotel lies within 12 miles of Kidwelly Castle and the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


11 Spilman Street, SA31 1LG, Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 548  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(8.1/10),
  • Location
    Very good  8.3 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.3 / 10
  • Service
    Good  7.5 / 10

Positive Reviews


Old World Charm Meets Modern Facilities

Recently renovated, this spacious hotel offers guests the best of old world charm and modern amenities in an attractive 2-storey building. You'll love the fitness suite & sauna, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with Freeview channels in this historic, elegant building.


Fresh, Locally Sourced Produce and Meats

Enjoy fine cuisine ranging from Welsh black beef from a nearby local farm, Cornish sole and locally sourced filet mignon to vegetarian options and a carefully curated wine and beer list at the hotel's bar and restaurant. If you've got a sweet tooth, you won't be disappointed from simple pleasures like bread pudding to a fresh, daily selection of homemade desserts and cheeses.


Meticulous Service

The hotel offers exemplary service from check in to accommodating guest requests such as tea parties, birthday events and other special events. The staff is friendly, approachable and willing to help right away whether you're planning a local trip or hosting your own event.

Negative Reviews


Rooms Run on the Small Side

The rooms are comfortable but very small. The hotel would benefit from expanding the size of the rooms, possibly combining two rooms in some areas for greater space and comfort. However, the hotel's great location right in the heart of Carmarthen makes it an ideal base for exploring southern Wales.


Overbooked at Restaurants on Occasion

Given the popularity of the hotel's restaurant, it can be overbooked at times or unable to accommodate large groups without prior reservation or planning.


Parking Fees Can Add up

While there's plenty of parking available at the hotel, you have to register your car when you arrive. If you forget to do this, you will get billed significantly by Liverpool parking, a separate company that manages all parking at the hotel for both day guests and overnight travellers.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Lift
  4. Parking
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Skiing

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 2:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


11 Spilman Street , SA31 1LG , Carmarthen , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1267235111 | Fax: +44 1267234914 | 

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