LUXURY TRAVEL - WALES
Boutique Luxury at Swansea Waterfront
The Morgans Hotel in the waterfront center of Swansea began life as a
government office building housing the Swansea Harbour Trust. Originally
built in 1903 in a nouveau Baroque style designed by architect Edwin
Seward, visually distinctive with its elaborate façade of red
brick clad in white stone trim, topped by an Italianate bell tower. Inside
the halls features stained glass and murals depicting maritime themes.
Located next to the Dylan Thomas Center and a short stroll from the revitalised
Swansea Harbor, the Morgans Hotel brings a note of elegance to the former
Morgans Hotel a luxurious boutique accomodation with 42 rooms, 20 in
the main building and another 22 in the adjacent restored Regency
building annex. Sometimes given the rating of 5-star hotel by the tourism
board, the Morgans is more in line with a international 4 star hotel,
but what’s a star between friends. The room designs in the historic
building are decidedly and unapologetically modern, for a hotel which
started life as offices, with beds of crisp white linen and Eqyptian
cotton, furnishings of silks and suede, plasma tvs and "daring" double
showers. The main building rooms start at £125 up to £250.
The townhouse rooms are little less posh, but a bargain starting at £65,
though requiring the crossing of a street from the reception.
The Morgans Bar is a popular city nightlife spot, the place to be seen,
its soft sofas filling up with a mix of locals in lively conversation
from fairly early to late. The Champagne Bar is a bit quieter and the
outdoor patio can be a pleasant alternative in good weather. The bar
offers special wine selections and a bar lunch and dinner food menu.
The Morgans Restaurant upstairs on the first floor in the former grand
boardroom serves a contemporary European menu under the high arched ceilings,
also the location for breakfast. For a little more intimate dining, the
Atrium offers space, under a glass roof. Morgans Hotel. The hotel offers
holiday packages as well wedding services.
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The Morgan Hotel is within an easy walk from the harbor channels
with a number of bars, restaurants and traditional pubs in the now
area, along with the National Waterfront and history museums, city
center, the Aquatic House and the Dylan Thomas Center, just follow
the nose of
Dylan Thomas’ statue. The Mumbles and Gower Coastline are 10 minutes
away. The hotel provides a dedicated parking lot in front just off the
busy Oystermouth Road. The operators of the Morgans Hotel also operate
a sister hotel, the Cawdor
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