Less than two months after being listed in the Sunday Times’ Ultimate 100 Hotels list along with property Twr y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle was crowned Hotel of the Year in the inaugural Welsh Hospitality Awards.
Located on the St Davids peninsula, Roch Castle is a 12th century Norman castle that has been meticulously restored as a luxury hotel and exclusive stay property.
Roch Castle offers six ensuite bedrooms, a sun room with alfresco viewing platform and private dining. Luxurious contemporary design features sit alongside the original features of the castle, which also houses specially commissioned artworks from Pembrokeshire and British artists.
Nominated as a finalist by the public and selected as a winner by a panel of judges, Roch Castle faced competition from four other finalists in the category, including Penally Abbey, Fairyhill, Lamphey Court and The Falcondale.
The awards celebrate the best in Welsh hospitality and the Hotel of the Year Award recognises hotels that “stand out from the rest” and have “brilliant staff, amazing food and great rooms.”
Paula Ellis, Group General Manager of Roch Castle and sister properties Twr y Felin Hotel and Penrhiw Hotel, all located in West Wales, said “We are thrilled to have received this award for our hospitality at Roch Castle. We pride ourselves on providing guests with a warm Welsh welcome and the highest quality of service, comfort and cuisine.
This is the second time that Roch Castle has been recognised for its hospitality in less than two months and we look forward to continuing to provide our guests with an excellent service.”
Together with Twr y Felin Hotel and Penrhiw Hotel, Roch Castle completes a trio of luxury hotels and exclusive stay properties created by Welsh-born international architect and patron of contemporary art, Keith Griffiths.