The Corran Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Breakfast, optional fine dining and extras at a retreat in Laugharne - home of Dylan ThomasThe Welsh countryside escapism twinned with modern boutique digs
- The sumptuous suites, each with individual touches
- Opting to enjoy three exquisite courses in the two AA Rosette-awarded restaurant
- The chance to try out the revamped spa, with its heated pool and natural skincare treatments
What To Know
- Afternoon tea is a worthwhile experience; the room looks out over the garden and tea is accompanied by fresh scones, cakes, mousse, and finger sandwiches
- There's plenty of onsite parking
- Free WiFi is weak in certain rooms – ask reception if yours has good service if that's important
Who knew you could find such a microcosm of style in the middle of the Welsh countryside? The four-star Corran Resort & Spa is a boutique hotel in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, surrounded by acres of wild marshland and a 10-minute drive from the coast.
This is a restored 16th-century building, made up of 21 luxe and spacious suites. Its exposed brick walls and wooden beams stand in contrast to hip, hand-picked furniture and fabrics in hot shades. While you’re here, make the most of the locally inspired gourmet dining at the award-winning restaurant, get preened at the spa and soak in the Jacuzzi without a care.
Good to know
Please be sure to book any meals or spa treatments ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that on selected dates, the hotel holds events. On these evenings, the restaurant may be unavailable for guests. For more information, please click here.
How to Get There
We had a mid week break at the Corran which provided us with some well needed relaxation time.
We were welcomed in reception by the delightful receptionist Polly who provided us with a glass of bubbly and a quick tour. She showed us to a room and ensured everything was in place and that we were aware of all the timings for breakfast, reception and so on, we feel it’s important to mention what a credit she is to this hotel!
The spa is beautifully decorated however it would have been nice to have a pre warning that building work was going on next to the pool. We appreciate that this needs to be done to make the spa experience even better but maybe close it off for use and offer drink or food discount vouchers for food? It was just a tad uncomfortable as a female spa user, regardless of this we enjoyed the use of the gym, pool and sauna. Also a query about the steam room, will that be running at some stage or is it permanently out of use?
Cocktails in the bar were also excellent.
Breakfast was delicious and the service from the young waiter was second to none.
Overall we had a wonderful stay, we would love to come back and will also be recommending to others.
We stayed at the Corran for my birthday celebration. We were greeted with a glass of bubbly and shown to a wonderful room. The meal in the restaurant was delicious and pleasant service. However, from 12am - 4am the radiator/towel rail was rattling, banging and a sound of gushing water. I tried to phone the night porter on two occasions to ask to be moved but no answer. I politely mentioned it to reception in the morning, who said they’d get maintenance to have a look and speak to management but we heard no more. It was an expensive night away and we were disappointed to have no more than two hours sleep! To add to our disappointment, the only facilities available in the spa were the pool and sauna.
Myself and my partner stayed at the Corran as a treat and that it was. A friendly welcome, a wonderful location and a beautiful room. We booked a package deal which included a nights stay bed and breakfast, three course meal and a 25 min treatment accompanied by full use of the spa facilities . Overall the cost was great value for money.
We stayed in one of the barn rooms which I would recommend as you have your own space to wind down, relax and enjoy eachothers company. The room was gorgeous, very clean and had all the necessities needed for a night away , Even sky and WiFi . On request they had left four bottles of beers in the room on arrival and my sister living in Ireland had contacted the hotel to leave a bottle of prosecco in the room which they kindly left a note stating it was from her, was a lovely touch :)
The three course meal was brilliant with pre starters, and pre desserts added at no extra cost. We paid a supplement to have a sharing dish for our main which was a fillet steak. This was to die for, cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth ! The dessert was another favourite of the evening ‘chocolate pot with beetroot brownie” if you love chocolate this is amazing !
After reading some reviews on trip advisor I feel that some are unfair. Yes the spa is on the smaller size but It was expected after reading their description on the website . We were lucky enough to have the pool area to ours selfs. We had full use of the pool sauna and the relaxation room, We didn’t expect anything else as it is clear on their website of their facilities plus we were notified about maintenance on the jacuzzi 2 weeks prior to our visit via email. We both enjoyed a lovely relaxing treatment and the staff were friendly and helpful.
There is a sign on the main desk stating that you need to give a £1 deposit for a padlock for your locker so don’t panic in taking one yourself.
Yes there could be some improvements over all but that’s just a given for most places.
I will definitely recommend this place and I would return with out a doubt.
Thank you for our stay, we will be back !
If you’re wanting a relaxing spa break you must stay here, everything from the staff, room, view, A La Carte menu, treatments and full Sky TV package was excellent. You feel like you are a million miles from anywhere in this very well designed and decorated resort run by very friendly and helpful staff,. The spa itself was good, minus the jacuzzi which we were informed of prior to arriving, the pool, sauna and relaxation room were just what we needed following days of walking in Pembrokeshire. My wife had a face treatment and I had the back, neck and shoulder massage, we both said they were the best we’ve had at a spa resort. The food in the Christophe Novelli restaurant was something I would expect from a Michelin star restaurant, beautifully presented, colourful and amazing tasting foods. This would be an amazing venue for a wedding or party also, the grounds and space is perfect.
If you want an idyllic, high standard, pure indulgence, away from the rat race trip Corran is perfect. Just don't go moaning that your internet signal is poor or that the floor boards creek - the building is 16th century in parts and not a chain hotel that is predictable and without a soul. We have just returned from a weekend trip. The room was amazing, clean with a definite WAW. The food was to die for and the staff delightful. The owners were very 'hands on' which added to the lovely vibe to this place. The spa was delightful with first class treatments and staff. We wanted for nothing and indulged in all what this beautiful place offered. We will be returning without question. Thank you Corran for recharging our batteries.