2010 Awards

The conclusion of the Swansea Bay Tourism Awards took place on Thursday 11th November 2010 in an impressive awards ceremony at the Brangwyn Hall, with over 400 guests attending this prestigious event.

Earlier in the year tourism, leisure and hospitality business were encouraged to enter the awards, and the public were asked to vote. As a result we received the highest number of entries in the history of the awards, making a clear statement that the industry is striving to be the best.

The awards rewarded excellence, encouraged professionalism, promoted the quality and diverse range of products that we have to offer guests to the Swansea Bay region. ‘There is something to suit all tastes in the Swansea Bay area; we have a lot to be proud of!!’

As an important event on the tourism calendar, the media attention it generated helped Tourism Swansea Bay and its sponsors raise the profile of the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry in the Swansea Bay region.

2010 Winners & Highly Commended

Best Large Hotel – Sponsored by Enterprise Insurance Ltd

  • The Dragon Hotel – Winner
  • Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel – Highly Commended
  • Ramada Jarvis – Highly Commended

Best Small Hotel – Sponsored by Icon Wines Ltd

  • The Bluebell Hotel – Winner
  • Afan Lodge – Highly Commended
  • Norton House Hotel – Highly Commended

Best Guest House, B & B or Restaurant with Rooms (Accommodation section) – Sponsored by Icon Wines Ltd

  • The Barn B&B – Winner
  • Cafe Valance Bar & Rooms – Highly commended
  • Tides Reach Guest House – Highly commended

Best Self-Catering accommodation – Sponsored by Sherwood Florist

  • Oldwalls Leisure – Winner
  • Cwmshon Cottages – Highly Commended
  • Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages – Highly Commended
  • Penrice Castle Cottages – Highly Commended

Best Campsite & Bunkhouse accommodation – Sponsored by The LC

  • Nicholaston Farm Caravan & Camping Site – Winner
  • St Madoc Centre – Highly Commended
  • National Showcaves Centre for Wales – Highly Commended

Best Meal Out – Taste of Swansea Bay – Sponsored by Castell Howell

  • Britannia Inn – Winner
  • Three Cliffs Coffee Shop – Highly Commended
  • The Dragon Hotel – Highly Commended

Best Pub or Bar – Sponsored by Bookers

  • King Arthur Hotel – Winner
  • Greyhound Inn – Highly Commended
  • Cross Keys – Highly Commended

Best Activity or Attraction – Sponsored by Pear Distribution

  • National Showcaves Centre for Wales – Winner
  • National Waterfront Museum – Highly Commended
  • Perriswood Archery & Falconry – Highly Commended
  • Dulais Valley Quads – Highly Commended

Best Festival & Events – Sponsored by The Wave & Swansea Sound

  • Pontardawe Festival – Winner
  • Bae Fest – Highly Commended
  • Gower Folk Festival – Highly Commended
  • City & County of Swansea Special Events Team – Highly Commended

Best Sustainable Tourism Business – Harcourt Litho, colour printers

  • Gower Wildflower & Local Produce Centre – Winner
  • Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel – Highly Commended
  • Oldwalls Leisure – Highly Commended
  • Marriott Hotel – Highly Commended

Best use of Technology – EPM Marketing

  • Visitswanseabay.com – Winner
  • Home from Home – Highly Commended
  • UPIX – Highly Commended

Best Visitor Experience – Sponsored by City & County of Swansea

  • Go Ape – Winner
  • Gower Heritage Centre – Highly Commended
  • LC – Highly Commended
  • Perriswood Archery – Highly Commended

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by Neath & Port Talbot County Council

  • Afan Lodge – Winner
  • 5 Cwmdonkin Drive – Highly Commended
  • Palterman & Thomas – Highly Commended
  • Cwmshon Cottages – Highly Commended

Co-operating to compete – Supported by South West Wales Tourism Partnership

  • Greatgoweroutdoors.com – Winner
  • Cartref Holidays – Highly Commended
  • Fastnet Line – Highly Commended

Outstanding Services to Tourism award – Sponsored by the SWW Media

  • Leigh Davies & the Gower Heritage Centres’ Team – Winner
  • Roger Button – Highly Commended
  • Ken Hearne – Highly Commended