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The Alexander

3.5-star3.5 stars
3 Sketty Road, Swansea, Wales, SA2 0EU, United Kingdom

3.5-star hotel, convenient to Swansea Beach
  • Free WiFi
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  • Great VFM, so if that's your focus I can recommend this place. One positive point; there…Sep 5, 2018
  • Charming guest house, spotless!.Aug 24, 2018

The Alexander

  • Comfort Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Economy Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Ensuite
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Ensuite
  • Classic Twin Room

What’s around The Alexander


  • Swansea Beach - 15 min walk
  • Singleton Park - 16 min walk
  • Swansea University - 19 min walk
  • Cwmdonkin Park - 5 min walk
  • St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground - 10 min walk
  • Swansea Guildhall - 13 min walk
  • Swansea Bay - 15 min walk
  • Grand Theatre - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Cardiff International Airport (CWL) - 31 miles/49.9 km
  • Swansea Station - 29 min walk
  • Swansea (WSS-Swansea Train Station) - 8 min drive
  • Bynea Station - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving outside normal reception hours should contact the property prior to arrival on the telephone number listed on the confirmation form.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

The Alexander’s small print

Also known as

  • Alexander Hotel Swansea
  • Alexander Swansea
  • The Alexander Hotel
  • The Alexander Swansea
  • The Alexander Hotel Swansea


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Alexander

  • Does The Alexander offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Alexander does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Alexander?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at The Alexander?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Alexander?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Alexander?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Thai Bach (8-min walk), The Bryn-y-Mor (9-min walk), and Nishimura (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 6.4 From 111 reviews

Good 6.0
Accommodating and helpful after I booked the wrong day! Lovely bed. Good for a stopover
CJ, gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The Alexander is really well placed just 12 mins from the beach and it’s got good security and I was upgraded to a double room from a single which was a wonderful surprise. My room was spotlessly clean with a comfy bed with nice white linen and a spotless bathroom with bath and shower and fluffy white towels. There was a big flat screen tv (I didn’t use it) and a view over the rooftops down to the sea. I slept very well. Just be aware as it is an old Victorian house that the sound proofing isn’t brilliant. I could hear a child running around and crying in the room above me early evening but I slept undisturbed. Very good stay for one night in Swansea as I was passing through. And Lynn the owner was very helpful and charming when we spoke on the phone (I booked last minute so she gave me the instructions to self check in - all v easy). Thanks.
Helen, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location!
Hotel was excellent the service was second to none. Lin and the housekeeping team were ever so helpful during my 3 night stay.
Darren, gb3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely, spacious room. Clean and tidy and well decorated. Needed a mat in the bathroom as you get out of the shower. Very slippery floor when wet.
gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Visible damp problem. No check in staff - just a key safe. Noisy.
gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Self check in, no staff, lot of independence, doesn't feel like a hotel, I like that
gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
We waited on the street in the rain trying to contact the manager to get the code to the front door & our room. The bed was crippling. A woman attempted to break into our room while we were dressing the next morning. We checked out two nights early because of the discomfort & safety issue.
us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Not a room, but an igloo
I appreciate first of all that this was a cheap room, but only because advertised at 50% discount so should have been £52 per night. The room was like an icebox and the radiator had been jammed to off position. I therefore had to layer up in clothing and even put my outer jacket on when going to sleep. As the premises are unmanned, there is a telephone number for guests to call - this number did not connect to a person. Therefore I was not able to get any help with this. It was the most uncomfortable situation to be in. Definitely not recommended during cold spells
Elizabeth, gb2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Shit hotel i pay for 3 nights no hiter nothing tha
gb3 night trip
Good 6.0
Disappointing stay.
We stayed in room 2, a family room of 1 x double and 2 x single beds. Beds comfortable enough, although the sheets etc were clean, they did smell strongly of washing powder? An issue with the main curtain is that it did not close in the middle and the resulting 6" gap provided enough light to almost illuminate the room via the streetlamp directly outside. The bathroom although clean did not have a plug for the hand basin which meant running water whilst having a shave and one of the handles to the shower has the appearance and feel of being badly corroded so suggest this needs to be replaced. So why not complain well - my biggest issue is with the parking so the required number to discuss was called (and message left with name and phone number) and here 2 days later, still no response. My belief from the description given re parking was there would be parking close to the hotel which is on a main road. Whilst I missed the online text indicating parking was based on fitting in with local residents, I did not expect either to have to park so far away or to have to move my car before 09.00. (can park between 18.00 and 08.00 then for 1 hour no return for 2 hours meaning leave by 09.00). There seems to be no provision at all to park on site. Altogether a disappointing stay although with some tweaks many issues could be corrected.
Alan, gb1 night family trip

The Alexander