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
Situated in a lovely area and can imagine it being beautiful in the summer. But it’s not a resort and shouldn’t be 4/5 stars. Two dead rats outside didn’t fill me with joy.
The room was nice. What really put us off was the number of dead flies. Some rooms were boiling, some were freezing and from reviews dating back to 2017 this is a reoccurring issue which doesn’t seem to have been resolved.
We arrived at the hotel early and went to the bar for some lunch. We had chicken burgers and chips. I must say the chips were outstanding. The chicken burger was dry and quite tasteless. We went for our evening meal and my sister and I had ordered a bread starter costing £5 which turned out was the same as what was free to the table. Steak for main, dry and bland. The mushrooms were stuck to the plate suggesting they had been there for a while. We asked if there was a sauce to go with the bland and dry steak, which arrived as we were finishing and arrived cold anyway. When this was pointed out to the waitress all she said was “well you order it late” regardless, it still should have been hot. We pre-ordered garlic bread (a week before, as it was a large party) and this arrived when we finished our main. So it would seem that it doesn’t matter when you order, it won’t turn up on time anyway. Creme brûlée for dessert, I’m not sure what happened but it was in liquid form (see pictures). I could have given someone a fair sized lump on their head with the stale bread and croissants. I couldn’t get my knife through them. Would not recommend.
By far the most disappointing part was the ‘spa’ no jacuzzi which again, going back to reviews to 2017 another reoccurring problem that doesn’t seem to be resolved. On first entry we weren’t welcomed with a ‘welcome to the Corran’ etc. We were told our appointments were cut short due to a staff member not turning up. I’m not sure I believe this as again, reviews suggest this is ongoing and I was given two different stories by two different staff members. I had booked a 60 min massage for £58 I had a 30 min massage for £42 when I really had only 20 minutes as the lady came to get me late and got me out early. When I brought this up I was told “it’s only a 25 minute massage anyway”. 1. Don’t advertise it as 30 minutes (false advertising) 2. Still 5 mins short if that’s the case. The girl was lovely but not a great massage (I’m not really surprised, her hands must have been in agony after doing everyone’s treatments on her own for over a month). This is clearly ongoing and could well be just money making. Dead flies EVERYWHERE in the relaxation room so I wasn’t exactly relaxed having to avoid dead flies. At every spa I’ve been to staff show you around the facilities give you your robe etc on arrival but we were left to ask for everything and to find our own way around.
All of these issues are brought up again and again in previous reviews dating back years yet, none of these issues have been addressed. When I brought this up at reception no one seemed to care. I did get 20% off my massage after great debate. No one seemed to care about issues brought up and have quite obviously ignored guest problems for years. Definitely won’t be visiting and won’t recommend anyone else either. We were lucky we had great company.
This was a special 40th birthday visit with a group of 14 girls.
Spa has no jacuzzi or hot tub and the establishment does not seem to have any plans to replace the old one.
I strongly advise that this hotel needs to be called a leisure resort instead of a spa resort if this is the case as it will reduce peoples expectations.
On arrival all our treatment times were cut in half due to a member of staff being off sick, however looking at the reviews this seems to be a regular occurrence.
The young girl done a amazing job but she was really stretched and would benefit from an extra pair of hands.
The food was lovely however the staff seemed rushed off their feet and side orders were brought out after our group had eaten. All food was pre-ordered apart from the peppercorn sauce which was also served cold. However this was rectified and taken off the bill.
I loved the rooms with their fantastic high beams, however it won’t take a lot for them to go down hill if they are not maintained properly. (There are a few cracked tiles and dust in the odd corner nothing major but they do need to be maintained to keep up with their high standards)
Part of the visit lacked the wow factor a tired looking establishment outside, no bubbly in room which you would expect to get complimentary if there a special occasion and certainly in an spa resort like this.
A lovely girl at the reception desk, but poor welcome which was not her fault. We were greeted by ‘I’m afraid I got bad news’. Rather then ‘hello welcome the Corran’.
This establishment could be outstanding because the rooms do have the wow factor.
It’s a shame that the owners are not maintaining the property and staffing. Which will surly make the business more profitable, as you will then get returning customers.
Garden and surrounding beautiful and I imagine very pretty in summer months.
Returned today from a 1 night stay staying in room 3. My friend and I visit a hotel and spa every October as an annual half term treat. The Corran has got to be our favourite so far. We spent the afternoon chilling in front of the open fire and even asked if we could eat our evening meal there. Nothing was a problem and the staff were fantastic checking on us if we were OK and keeping the fire going! Our evening meal was gorgeous and steak cooked to perfection. Thoroughly enjoyed our swim and sauna this morning and really didn't want to leave! Breakfast was fantastic and again staff spot on! Room 3 was immaculate. Bed so comfy and decor lovely. Can't wait to return. Keep up the good work guys xx