Exterior of Twr y Felin hotel.

Twr y Felin – Pembrokeshire, Wales

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This former 19th-century mill-turned-boutique hotel on the spectacular peninsula of Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, has always had charm. But when renowned architect Keith Griffiths, who has a passion for renovating Pembrokeshire buildings, took over this bolthole in 2015, he upped the ante. Now Wales’ first contemporary art hotel, it’s all about the visual here, the large walls decorated with over 150 works of art commissioned of the local area. These impactful artworks take centre stage in the 39 minimalist-style bedrooms (including two suites), with their super king beds, handcrafted furniture and sweeping coastal views. Three AA Rosette Blas restaurant serves an excellent seasonal menu, focusing on local produce – and don’t miss the portrait of Catherine Zeta-Jones by street artist Pure Evil. There’s also Cornel bar, a cosy art lover’s snug, gallery lounge Oriel Lounge and a meeting room. During the day, stroll to stunning Caerfai Bay or explore Oriel y Parc, both a stone’s throw away. Leave time to drop by Twr y Felin’s sister venues – 12th-century Roch Castle and beautifully-restored Penrhiw Priory. Upon return, relax with a holistic massage in the calming treatment room.

Doubles from £180

+44 (0)1437 725555; twryfelinhotel.com