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Hotels in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
SWANSEA HOTELS - WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
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|Swansea is a coastal city
and county in Wales. Swansea is in the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan.
Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes
the Gower peninsula and the Lliw uplands. Swansea is the second most populous
city in Wales after Cardiff and the third most populous county in Wales
after Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf. During its 19th century industrial
heyday, Swansea was one of the key centres of the world copper industry,
earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'.
The Grand Theatre in the centre
of the city is a Victorian theatre which celebrated its centenary in 1997
and which has a capacity of a little over a thousand people. It was opened
by the celebrated opera singer Adelina Patti and was refurbished from 1983–1987.
The annual programme ranges from pantomime and drama to opera and ballet.
A new wing of the Grand, the Arts Wing, has a studio suitable for smaller
shows, with a capacity of about 200. Fluellen Theatre Company is a professional
theatre company based in Swansea performing regularly at the Grand Theatre.
The company also presents Lunchtime Theatre on the last Saturday of every
The Taliesin building on the university
campus has a theatre, opened in 1984. Other theatres include the Dylan
Thomas Theatre (formerly the Little Theatre) near the marina, and one in
Penyrheol Leisure Centre near Gorseinon. In the summer, outdoor Shakespeare
performances are a regular feature at Oystermouth Castle, and Singleton
Park is the venue for a number of parties and concerts, from dance music
to outdoor Proms. Outside the city, Pontardawe hosts an annual folk festival.
Another folk festival is held on Gower. Standing near Victoria Park on
the coast road is the Patti Pavilion; this was the Winter Garden from Adelina
Patti's Craig-y-Nos estate in the upper Swansea valley, which she donated
to the town in 1918. It is used as a venue for music shows and fairs. The
Brangwyn Hall is a multi-use venue with events such as the graduation ceremonies
for Swansea University. Every autumn, Swansea hosts a Festival of Music
and the Arts, when international orchestras and soloists visit the Brangwyn
Hall. The Brangwyn Hall is praised for its acoustics for recitals, orchestral
pieces and chamber music alike.
Swansea Grand Theatre
Swansea hosted the National Eisteddfod
in 1863, 1891, 1907, 1926, 1964, 1982 and 2006. The 2006 event occupied
the site of the former Felindre tinplate works to the north of the city
and featured a strikingly pink main tent. The international BeyondTv film
festival has been hosted in Swansea since 2000 by Swansea based media charity
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The Dragon Hotel is a modern
residence positioned at the midway point on a one kilometre stretch of
road running directly to the city's business park on the one end, and to
the marina and its vast strip of sandy shoreline on the other. Traditional
decor and white linens characterise the guestrooms which all featuring
cable television and video-game consoles. Room service operates around
the clock. The hotel has an 18-metre indoor heated swimming pool extending
to a gymnasium, male and female saunas and a beauty lounge offering contemporary
treatments. Lunches and dinners can be taken in the formal, non-smoking
dining room supplying a blend of traditional English and modern European
cuisines, while pre and after dinner drinks are available in the lobby's
traditional-style bar. Numerous shops, bars and restaurants can be found
within one mile, as can the city's Grand Theatre, cinema complex and castle
in ruins. Buses operate from the city centre to the Gower Peninsula's host
of beaches and cliffs (located at five miles).
The Swansea Marriott Hotel
is a modern, four-floor, red- brick property overlooking the marina in
Swansea's newly developed Maritime Quarter, 1.5 miles from the town centre
and 12 kilometres from the beautiful beaches of the Gower Peninsula.
The hotel's Abernethy is a colourful restaurant with large windows offering
marina views, and serving international and traditional Welsh cuisine.
Guests can swim in the indoor pool with marina views, work out on the fitness
equipment, and relax in the sauna and spa tub. Families with children can
use the babysitting service. The surrounding Maritime Quarter boasts numerous
bars, restaurants, cafés, and tourist attractions, including the
Maritime and Industrial Museum and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, are within
800 metres of the hotel. Dan-Yr-Ogof Caves, which include the largest cave
open to the public in Britain, are 30 kilometres from the hotel, and the
Brecon Beacons National Park is 46 kilometres distance.
The Ramada Swansea is a
modern hotel set in landscaped grounds adjacent to the Fendrod Lake on
Swansea Vale, four miles from Swansea Marina. Guests can browse the complimentary
newspapers in the hotel lobby, dine on international dishes in the restaurant,
and relax with a drink in the bar. The hotel houses an indoor swimming
pool, a well-equipped fitness room and a sauna. Any guests with business
needs can make use of the hotel's nine meeting rooms and a range of secretarial
services. Practical amenities include complimentary parking, laundry facilities
and 24-hour room service. Those wishing to explore the area will find Morfa
Stadium, Swansea Marina, the Multiplex Cinema and the Maritime Museum of
Wales all within five miles of the hotel, Dan Yr Ogof Caves and Port Talbot
ten miles away, Gower Beaches 12 miles away, the National Botanical Gardens
15 miles away and Cardiff 45 miles away
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Swansea has it all - fantastic
beaches, culture, nightlife, history and lots of very friendly people.
Restaurants and bars, to suit every taste, line charming streets and the
seaside location is a Welsh favourite. Eat out at VILLAGE - a buzzing restaurant
that generously mixes fully flavoured service with excellent food. And
a lively pub dishes out drinks with a smile alongside mouth-watering kitchen
classics. Crash out - choose from standard, twin or double rooms. VILLAGE
health & fitness - our state-of-the-art health and fitness club has
top notch gym equipment, a full-length swimming pool and loads of studio
room - it's all here.