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The Alexander

3 Sketty Road, Swansea SA2 0EU Wales
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#15 of 23 hotels in Swansea

See why so many travellers make The Alexander their hotel of choice when visiting Swansea. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at The Alexander, visitors can check out St Helen's Rugby & Cricket Ground (0.4 mi) and The Guildhall (0.5 mi), some of Swansea's top attractions.

Rooms at The Alexander offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

If you are driving to The Alexander, there is free public parking available nearby.

While in Swansea be sure to experience local ribs favourites at Gigi Gao's Favourite Authentic Chinese, Awa Grill House, or The Grill House.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Singleton Park (1.0 mi), Dylan Thomas Birth Place (0.2 mi), and Swansea Marina (1.2 mi), which are some popular Swansea attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At The Alexander, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Swansea.

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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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M S wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The room didn’t match the pictures on the website (other people had said this but I presumed these were old reviews). The bathroom was awful, broken taps, cold water ran out as it’s an old house. Bathroom door didn’t shut, No fresh towels, awful carpet in the main landing. Light crept in at night from hall landing so it was always too bright and uncomfortable to sleep. The cleaner had done a good job on removing dust and tried to keep a decrepit room clean
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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S P wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I ignored the older reviews thinking the hotel had been refurbished in the last year. It has not and was in terrible condition. I would not recommend staying here, the facilities were appalling and did ruin our short stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Tracey P wrote a review Sep 2021
United Kingdom20 contributions
I stayed in room 8, single en suite. The property and the room were spotlessly clean and the deco was very good. I think those giving bad reviews have the wrong place. Quiet room, away from the road, nice firm but comfortable bed and two lovely pillows. Great supply of tea, coffee and milk. It's really close to bus stops to the city centre and Rhossili (118). There are lots of shops, including a small Tesco and Sainsbury's plus restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. The use of a shared fridge and microwave was very welcome. Staff friendly. I will be going again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Alun wrote a review Sep 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom3 contributions
We got the dates wrong with our booking, but Lynn managed to accommodate us, as a family of 4, anyway, on the spot. Lovely, characterful guest house in a bohemian area (Sketty) with some great and varied restaurants and bars within walking distance.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Niall R wrote a review Jul 2021
Goodwick, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
Came with a few friends unbeknown to how different the premises looks compared to many pictures posted in prior reviews. To our surprise booking this hotel was a serious mistake. I can’t quite comprehend how anyone could rate this hotel more than 2 stars. The room smelt horrible when we walked in. I would compare it to a mix of damp socks and p*ss. The iron had live copper showing which is a serious risk to anyone using it. We also found a woman’s hair clip stuck on the bed frame and a lovely opened contact lens packet underneath the ‘CLEAN’ towels. Speaking of the towels, one had a red/brown stain on it which is definitely what you want to see in the midst of a pandemic. I do also wonder if gruffalo stayed in the room before us as there was more strands of hair around the gaff than in a f*cking wig shop. In conclusion, stay as far away as possible x
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at The Alexander
Responded 16 Aug 2021
We have no idea who this guest is and if he ever stayed with us at The Alexander. I hope other potential guests look at previous reviews and form their own opinion. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and completely disagree with this review.
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US$59 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alexander
Which popular attractions are close to The Alexander?
Nearby attractions include Dylan Thomas Birthplace (0.3 km), The Uplands Tavern (0.09 km), and Noah's Yard (0.1 km).
Is parking available at The Alexander?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alexander?
Conveniently located restaurants include BrewStone, Verve 37, and Uplands Diner.
Are there any historical sites close to The Alexander?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dylan Thomas Birthplace (0.3 km), Hafod-Morfa Copperworks (5.4 km), and Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Presbyterian) (8.0 km).