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The Dragon Hotel Colouring Competition Winner Named!

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Congratulations to Charlotte Powell aged 7½ from Brynmawr in Gwent! Her very colourful Sleeping Beauty was chosen by competition judges as the winning entry of The Dragon Hotel Sleeping Beauty Colouring Competition. Charlotte wins Sunday Lunch at The Dragon Hotel, Swansea for the whole family!

Wedding Packages

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

wedding-packages

To assist you at this very busy and exciting time The Dragon Hotel has devised a selection of Wedding Packages which may be of interest to you on your special day. These packages are simply suggestions and your choice is by no means restricted to these proposals. We encourage you to enjoy ‘your wedding your way’!

 

Download our Wedding Brochure for 2014 & 2015

View our ‘All Inclusive Wedding Offer for 2014’

 

If you would like a copy of the wedding brochure mailed out to you or If you have any further queries, or would like to book an appointment to view the hotels facilities, then please do not hesitate to contact the Events Team (01792) 657 100 and they will be more than happy to assist you.

Enquire about Meetings

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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How to find us

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Find The Dragon Hotel using Google maps

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Directions by road:

From Cardiff Airport: From terminal building keep right then follow signs Exit. At roundabout take the 3rd exit (signposted Barry, Cardiff A4226, M4). At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Port Road (signposted Barry, Cardiff A4226. Continue to follow Port Road – A4226 entering Barry. At roundabout take the 3rd roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A4226 (signposted Cardiff). At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Port Road East – A4050 (signposted Cardiff, M4). Continue to follow signs towards the M4 then join the M4 motorway (signposted Bridgend). Leave the M4 at J42 and then merge onto the A483. At the roundabout go straight over and continue forward onto the A4067.

Continue through 4th set of traffic lights and at the 5th set get into the right hand lane and turn right. As turning right get into the left hand lane signposted The Dragon Hotel. Turn left at the junction and straight away get into the right hand lane. Go straight through 1 set of traffic lights and at the 2nd set turn left.

Follow the road around (up a hill) and go straight through the next set of 2 traffic lights and you will see The Dragon Hotel straight in front of you. Follow the road around to the left (hotel on your right) and take the first right after Specsavers. Take the first right into the hotel car park.

From Birmingham: From the A41 leave Birmingham. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue along the M5. At the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue along the M50. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and continue along the A449. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and continue along the A40. Take the A449. At the roundabout, take the 5th exit and continue along the M4. Leave the M4 at J42 and then merge onto the A483. At the roundabout go straight over and continue forward onto the A4067.

Continue through 4th set of traffic lights and at the 5th set get into the right hand lane and turn right. As turning right get into the left hand lane signposted The Dragon Hotel. Turn left at the junction and straight away get into the right hand lane. Go straight through 1 set of traffic lights and at the 2nd set turn left.

Follow the road around (up a hill) and go straight through the next set of 2 traffic lights and you will see The Dragon Hotel straight in front of you. Follow the road around to the left (hotel on your right) and take the first right after Specsavers. Take the first right into the hotel car park.

Parking: Complimentary car parking at the hotel’s car park based on a first come first served basis. There is additional parking available at Orchard Street NCP.

Arriving by rail and air:

Rail: Swansea Train Station (0.5 miles)
Bus: Swansea Bus Station (0.5 miles)
Air: Cardiff Airport (47 miles) Bristol Airport (86.5 miles)

Nearest cities/towns:

Swansea – 0.00 miles (0.00 km)
Swansea Airport – 6.40 miles (10.30 km)
Neath – 7.00 miles (11.27 km)
Port Talbot – 10.00 miles (16.10 km)
Llanelli – 10.60 miles (17.07 km)
Bridgend – 24.00 miles (38.64 km)
Cardiff – 41.00 miles (66.01 km)

Contact

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

To book or make an enquiry, please call +44 (0)1792 657100

The Dragon Hotel
The Kingsway
Swansea  SA1 5LS

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T: +44 (0)1792657100 / +44 (0)1792 456044
E: info@dragon-hotel.co.uk

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

A Classy Stay in Swansea City Centre

Looking for a great night’s sleep in a modern, accessible location? The Dragon Hotel has been a key landmark in Swansea City Centre for over 50 years and, after a £3.5 million facelift, is South West Wales’ premier 4-star hotel.

Guests love us for our excellent hotel accommodation, fine dining in our AA Rosette brasserie, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking in the heart of Swansea. Book today and see what all the fuss is about!

106 Fully kitted-out En-suite Rooms

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at The Dragon Hotel have been expertly fitted to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned for your utmost comfort. When you stay here, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • Flat screen digital TVs
  • Modern interior
  • Self-controllable air-conditioning

All of this in a central location, within walking distance of Swansea’s many attractions – from the theatre, shops and restaurants to the marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and sports massage therapy are also available.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay.

Book Your Stay Today

At The Dragon Hotel, our friendly, helpful team are dedicated to helping you make the most of your visit. Talk to us today about how we can make your visit to South West Wales extra-special. Call +44 (0)1792 657 100 or book your stay online today!

Privacy Policy

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Data Protection and Privacy

We are Dragon Hotels Ltd (trading as ‘The Dragon Hotel’) and our registered address is The Island, Lowman Green, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4LA. Please read the following policy to understand how we will treat your personal data when you submit your entry. If this policy changes then we will let you know directly but we assure you that we only use your data as specified here and for our legitimate business reasons.

When do we collect data?

We can collect data on you from a variety of different sources these include.

  1. When you purchase products or services from our website
  2. When you become a subscriber
  3. When you speak to The Dragon Hotel Enquiries Centre
  4. Via explicit data capture measures, for example by entering competitions and completing surveys

In any of the above cases the data we collect could be personal data.

What do we do with your personal information?

Our Privacy Policy will provide a sufficient level of security in relation to the risks inherent in the processing of your personal data and with respect to the nature of the personal data to be protected.
By becoming a Classic British Hotels customer you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information.

Data

We operate and are registered in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.

Consent

By disclosing your personal information to us through this entry, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by The Dragon Hotel in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. Some information and e-mails sent to The Dragon Hotel may be used as testimonials but no e-mail address or contact details will be displayed.

Opt-Out Policy

The Dragon Hotel offers the option to opt-out of receiving further information from us. Please reply to this e-mail with unsubscribe in the title.

Change/Modify Details

If you need to Modify or Change your personal details after you have submitted your entry please contact us as soon as possible.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about the information we hold about you, you can also contact us.

On-line Booking Terms & Conditions

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully.

By using this website and The Dragon Hotel online booking service you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions detailed below which form the basis of your contract with The Dragon Hotel. In the Terms & Conditions set out below, “you” and “your” refers to all persons named on the booking, which includes any individual(s) subsequently added or substituted at a later date. “We”, “us” and “our” all refer to The Dragon Hotel.

Please print and retain a copy of this Agreement for your records as it may occasionally be updated.

1. Making a booking

By making a booking you are confirming that you are authorised to do so on behalf of all persons named in the booking and you are acknowledging that all members of your party agree to be bound by these Booking Terms & Conditions.

When your booking has been made a confirmation will be sent to you by email using the email address that you have supplied. You should retain a copy of this confirmation for your reference. Booking confirmations are subject to the availability of accommodation at the hotel.

You should carefully check the details of your confirmation as soon as you receive it. You must contact The Dragon Hotel immediately if any of the details are incorrect or incomplete.

We will always endeavour to rectify any inaccuracies or accommodate any alterations you wish to make to your booking. We cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies that are not brought to our attention within seven days of issuing your confirmation, nor can we accept responsibility for inaccurate information that you have supplied.

If you contact us using the booking enquiry form we will endeavour to respond within 2 working hours of receiving your booking enquiry.

2. Paying for your booking

All bookings made via The Dragon Hotel website must be guaranteed with a credit or debit card – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro or Delta. No deposit will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card at the time of booking. (Specific packages such as Christmas breaks may have different payment requirements. Where this is the case, it will be clearly stated during the booking process). The account, including any extra costs incurred during your stay, must be made to the hotel when you checkout. Cash, credit or debit cards are welcome in settlement of your hotel account. Cheques are NOT accepted as payment.

In some instances, supplementary items, such as tickets to local attractions, may require full payment at the time of booking. If applicable, the additional sum required as a deposit will be clearly stated when making your booking. (Please note that certain supplementary items may require a non-refundable deposit.)

As a measure of fraud prevention you will be required to enter the three digit Card Verification Value (CVV) printed on the back of your credit or debit card when making a booking online.

When booking golf or health and beauty breaks online, more than 14 days prior to arrival, the hotel will contact you within 24 hours of your booking to confirm your tee times and beauty treatments. For golf or health and beauty break bookings within 14 days of arrival, please either call Reservations or use the Enquiry Form on the website to check availability.

Unless stated as part of your booking, additional items such as (but not limited to) the cost of external telephone calls, meals, drinks, items from the mini-bar and travel expenses, are not included in the price of your stay. If you incur any such additional costs you must settle the sum involved prior to your departure from the hotel.

On arrival, all reservations will require a pre-authorisation with a credit/debit card to cover incidentals during your stay. If paying cash, a deposit to cover the total room rate & an extra, refundable upon departure, £100 per room per stay is required. No credit for incidentals will be available when paying cash unless a further deposit is supplied upon check in.

 

All prices are quoted in £GBP and include tax (VAT) at 20%.

3. VAT Invoice

A VAT invoice will be provided at the hotel on departure.

4. Price changes

The Dragon Hotel reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold breaks at any time. The price of your chosen break will be confirmed when your booking is made and, with the exception of any errors, we will not increase this price once it has been confirmed. We reserve the right to correct any errors in advertised and confirmed prices and will do so as soon as we become aware of an error. We will notify you of any price discrepancies relating to your booking should they arise, but we strongly advise you to check that the final price of your booking is correct before making your final confirmation.

5. Amendments to your booking

You should notify us of any amendments to your confirmed booking by telephone or in writing (by post or by email to info@dragon-hotel.co.uk) as soon as possible. Amendments are subject to availability and those made outside the cancellation period (see below) may be subject to cancellation charges. 

6. Cancellations within the Cancellation Period

Should you wish to cancel your booking within the cancellation period. You can cancel your booking by using the link provided in your booking confirmation email. A cancellation confirmation will be sent back to you at the same email address.

7. Cancellations outside the Cancellation Period

On all confirmed bookings cancelled outside the specified cancellation period, there is a Cancellation Charge equivalent to the total cost of the first night’s booking value. This includes non-arrivals or instances where you cannot provide proof of cancellation (cancellation confirmation or reference number) if requested to do so. Please note that specific packages incur a cancellation charge of the whole package when cancelled outside the specified cancellation period. Your credit or debit card will be charged a Cancellation Charge, equivalent to the total cost of the first night’s booking value or the complete package value. 

8. Cancellations and changes made by The Dragon Hotel

In the unlikely event that the hotel is unable to accommodate a confirmed reservation it may be necessary to offer an alternative of an equal or a superior standard. If at any time we need to make changes that will significantly affect your stay or we need to cancel your stay, we will tell you as soon as possible, offering a suitable alternative. This does not apply to minor changes or events during your stay, resulting from unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

We cannot be held responsible for cancelling your booking as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of our Booking Terms & Conditions, and we cannot be held liable for any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation.

If a guest or a member of your party behaves in a way that causes or is likely to cause danger, upset or distress to a third party or to hotel or guest property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to curtail the stay and request that the person(s) concerned leave the hotel. No refunds or return travel arrangements will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of such a curtailment. 

9. Additional Requests

All additional or special requests are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee the provision for special requests. Any additional requests made should be prior to your arrival at the hotel, giving reasonable advance notice. 

10. Third party suppliers

Elements of your break may include services supplied by third parties (for example golf, clay pigeon shooting, mountain bike hire, etc). Such third party suppliers will usually have their own set of Terms and Conditions relating to the services they provide. You should consult the Terms and Conditions of any third party either before or soon after making a booking if your break includes such items. 

11. Medical conditions

If you or any member of your party has a medical problem or disability which may affect your stay, please call Reservations to advise us so that we can make provision for the particular needs of the person(s) concerned, or advise you if we are unable to make such provision. If details are not provided to us at the time of booking, the hotel reserves the right to cancel the booking should it be unable to make appropriate provision for a specific need or needs. 

12. Circumstances beyond our control

We cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. These include (but are not limited to) adverse weather conditions, fire, riot, war, terrorist activity (or threat of such activity), industrial dispute, natural disaster, or injuries and death of an individual(s) through accidental circumstances unconnected with the hotel.

By making a booking you are accepting responsibility for any damage or loss caused by yourself or a member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss must be paid to the hotel owner or manager on demand. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made (together with our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. 

13. Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your stay you should bring the problem or issue to the attention of the duty manager at the hotel as soon as possible so that all reasonable efforts can be made to rectify the situation. If for any reason the issue cannot be resolved to your satisfaction you should put it in writing and send it to the General Manager at the hotel. Any complaints arising out of your stay at the hotel that are not brought to the attention of the hotel during your stay are unlikely to receive the same level of attention if made retrospectively.

Should you be dissatisfied with any aspect of the service provided by The Dragon Hotel, you can bring it to our attention by writing to: The General Manager, The Dragon Hotel, The Kingsway, Swansea, South Wales SA1 5LS.

Complaints brought to our attention will normally receive a response within 7 working days.

14. General Information

Prices & Availability: For real-time prices and room availability for the The Dragon Hotel, please go to www.dragon-hotel.co.uk or call Reservations on 01792 657100. The Dragon Hotel can be booked instantly online. All prices are quoted in £GBP and include tax (VAT) at 20%.

Price tips: Our room pricing will fluctuate in line with market demand. Prices are generally lower the further in advance that you book. Prices at weekends may offer better value, and you can get exceptional value in January and also on one night dinner, bed & breakfast breaks on most Sundays throughout the year.

Best Price Guarantee: Our Best Price Guarantee is applicable to all guest room reservations at The Dragon Hotel made on www.dragon-hotel.co.uk or through our own Reservations. We guarantee, that for any hotel reservation, you will always receive the best rate available to the general public on the World Wide Web or anywhere else for your choice of hotel and room type.

Accommodation: As a minimum, all bedrooms are fully air conditioned and feature a private en suite bathroom with guest toiletries, colour flat screen television, tea/coffee making facilities, wi-fi and direct dial telephone.

Breakfast & Dinner: Bed & breakfast prices include a full, traditional breakfast buffet, unless otherwise stated. Dinner, bed & breakfast prices include breakfast as outlined above and either a 3-course meal taken from the standard table d’hote (set dinner price) menu or an allowance towards the cost of a meal taken from the a la carte (individually priced dishes) menu, unless otherwise stated. Room only rates do not include any meals.

Checking-in: Your room(s) will normally be available after 2pm. If you plan to arrive later than10pm, please advise the hotel directly by calling the number given on your booking confirmation.

Leisure Club/Swimming Pool: Please ask at the hotel reception for rules and opening times when checking in, or call us in advance on 08704 299848. Additional restrictions may apply to the use of such facilities by children. Supplementary leisure activities or beauty treatments should be booked and confirmed prior to your arrival.

Parking: On site parking is available on a first come first serve basis.  The Dragon Hotel does not accept any liability for any damage or theft to vehicles parked in the car park.

Pets: With the exception of guide dogs, no pets are permitted in the hotel. Guests are liable for any damage caused by their pet.

Smoking: The Dragon Hotel is strictly a non smoking hotel.  Failure to comply with this policy will incur a £100 penalty.

Taxes: All prices include Value Added Tax (VAT) at 20%, and service.

Tourist attractions: To avoid disappointment you should check the seasonal and/or daily opening times of any tourist attractions prior to travelling to the hotel or the attraction concerned.

Accuracy of information on this website: Whereas we endeavour to ensure the information contained within this website is as accurate as possible, there will inevitably be instances where information may be incorrect or out of date. It is always advisable to check specific details that may be relevant to your booking prior to making that booking. For example, information relating to regional or local attractions is intended for your general information and any changes to such attractions or facilities are beyond our control. We reserve the right to amend or remove information at any time and do not accept responsibility for keeping copies of any amended or deleted information.

15. Insurance

It is your responsibility to ensure that any insurance cover you have provides adequate cover for your needs and for the duration of your stay.

16. Usernames and Passwords

This site may provide you with the ability to use usernames, passwords, or other codes or devices to gain access to restricted areas. The content contained in such areas is confidential to The Dragon Hotel, and is provided to you for your own specified personal or corporate use. We reserve the right to withdraw the use of such access codes at any time should we feel that their use is being abused or is likely to be detrimental to our business in any way.

17. Our liability to you

We accept liability for, and totally restricted to, services booked via The Dragon Hotel website in accordance with the Booking Terms & Conditions current at the time of booking. We cannot accept any other form of liability.

18. Website Privacy

Electronic mailing list: The Dragon Hotel operates an opt-in email policy. In order to receive details about special offers and promotions from us by email you must opt-in to our mailing list. If at a later date you wish to opt out of our mailing list you can use the link or email address provided at the bottom of any of our emails to do so. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe by sending an email to: info@dragon-hotel.co.uk.

We do not send unsolicited email communications and we do not sell, exchange or trade email addresses to or with third parties.

Reservations: In order to guarantee your reservation you will need to provide us with specific personal details relating to that reservation. Your details will be used only for the purpose of handling that reservation and will be provided to the hotel in which you are staying for that specific purpose.

When making a reservation you will be transferred to a secure (SSL) server in order to provide credit or debit card information. When you are transferred to this secure server you will see a padlock icon in the bottom corner of your browser window and the URL of the page you are viewing will begin with “https”. Any information you provide while you are within this secure environment is encrypted and cannot be read by a third party.

When you make a reservation we will use your email address for the purpose of fulfilling that reservation. This will include sending you an email to confirm your reservation and may include additional communication should we need to contact you regarding specific requirements or a cancellation. If you choose to opt-in to our mailing list during the booking process, then we will store the contact details that you have provided so that we may fulfil your request for future communication.

Enquiry forms: Information you provide to us using an enquiry form on The Dragon Hotel website is used only for the purpose of fulfilling that enquiry.

19. Third party websites and viruses

The Dragon Hotel cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, content, or availability of information about the hotel or our organisation that may be found on third party websites. Neither are we responsible for the content or privacy policies of any third party websites that have links to or from The Dragon Hotel website.

Attempts to interfere with the operation of our website, by whatever means, or any attempt to place an unreasonable or disproportionate load on our website or server infrastructure is prohibited.

In the event of our website failing to operate, either in whole or in part, due to infections by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond reasonable control, we reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to prohibit usage of our site and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the site.

20. Copyright (c) The Dragon Hotel. All rights reserved

All copyright and other intellectual property rights in all text, images, sounds and other materials on this site is the property of The Dragon Hotel and its affiliated companies. No reproduction of any part of this site may be sold or distributed for commercial gain or modified or incorporated into any other work, publication or site.

All names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress and trade names are proprietary to The Dragon Hotel and may not be used by anyone for any purpose without our prior express written consent. Framing or utilized framing techniques of the above or other proprietary information is also prohibited without written consent. We consider our trademarks to be valuable assets, and take infringement of them seriously.

It is illegal to use any spy wares, robot, spider or other automatic device, or manual process to track or copy the site or the contents or information without our prior express written consent, apart from the recognized major search engines such as Google & Yahoo MSN. The use of any such material from The Dragon Hotel website on any other Web, Internet, intranet, extranet or other site or computer environment is strictly prohibited.

Information on our site is intended for your reference only. If you have any specific queries you should contact The Dragon Hotel direct.

The Dragon Hotel nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this site shall be liable for any damages arising out of any access to, use of, or inability to use this site.

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Water Sports

Friday, February 19th, 2010

All Points West

An exciting sea school teaching all aspects of sailing, powerboating and water safety. At All Points West they have access to a fantastic range of facilities. Their Sailing school is home to first class, highly qualified trainers with first class vessels at their disposal.
They currently have a range of yachts available, including two brand new Dufour 365s and a Maxi 1100.
Based in Swansea’s prestigious SA1 Waterfront development, their training waters include the Gower coast, North Devon and West Wales.

SurfGSD

SurfGSD is a 4 star approved British Surfing School offering surfing courses for all abilities from absolute beginner to the advanced surfer.
They provide all the surfing equipment that you require and can offer surf lessons at various surf locations including: Caswell Beach and Llangennith beaches on Gower.

Gower Coast Adventures

Gower Coast Adventures is a family run boating business, their aim is to provide a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast, leaving passengers with unforgettable memories.

Guided by professional qualified crew with excellent local knowledge, you will encounter a wealth of marine wildlife, fascinating local history and a unique thrill as you skim across the open water.

Theme Parks

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Oakwood Theme Park

Oakwood, Wales’ largest theme park has something for everyone offering a wide range of rides from the wet to the spooky, the tall to the fast. Perhaps relaxing on the boating lake or enjoying a magic show might be more to your taste – whatever you choose, you’re in for a full day of family fun.

Folly Farm

Situated in the heart of Pembrokeshire, Folly Farm is a family adventure park includes an exotic children’s zoo, a vintage funfair, the jolly barn and lots of friendly animals ready to befriend the whole family.

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park enjoys 500 acres of beautiful parkland and sweeping beaches from dawn to dusk. Throughout the summer additional attractions include a narrow gauge train, pitch and putt golf course, cycle hire, a large adventure playground and a dry ski slope and toboggan run.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Wales’ premier estuary for wildfowl and waders, the National Wetland Centre of Wales has a resident population of over 1,000 wildfowl from across the world. With its indoor discovery centre and the largest wetland habitat creation in the UK WWT Llanelli is a great place to visit whether you’re a serious bird watcher or a novice wishing to learn.

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Dan yr Ogof Caves is a great day out for the whole family with everything from award-winning caves, Dinosaur Park and Iron Age Village to Mr Morgan’s Farm and Barney Owl’s Children Adventure Playground.