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Looking forward to starting out on our mini adventure and packing has now started in earnest.....Our rucksacks are bulging already, where will we put the other half of our stuff? ha ha! Still loads to do and running out of time fast,some things never ...
... organist was playing something vaguely the same but not. Oh my. Fortunately we were sitting in the back, so it was not too obviously, and by the time the hymn had finished they had pulled themselves together. I was reminded during our time there that whilst I felt like I was in a time warp, this still was God's house and God's people in this amazing place called the world. ...
Left Waterford early to catch the ferry for Wales and the port of Pembroke. Crossing was slightly rougher than going over and we couldn't see anything for the first two hours due to rain and mist.
Arrived in Pembroke then a two hour drive into Cardiff. Did a tour of Cardiff Castle, very worthwhile, a lot ...
... the weather was quite good- not as much rain and wind as we thought. We stayed in an apartment in Nottingham. It was a nice place. We phoned a local Chinese restaurant for takeaway and walked 50 meters to pick it up. Nice food. Didn't do much but watch a couple of movies on tv. We must be tired of traveling and going out for ...
... about 12 to take her to lunch in Loghur. Dave stayed at the hotel again today, not feeling well. The lunch at the Ship and Castle was delicious and the owner was very nice and chatty. We walked to the water after lunch and then drove Aunty Jennie home. We headed back to the hotel and Dave. We had dinner at the same pub after ordering pizza for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Castle of Brecon
My partner and I stayed at the Castle for one night and having both stayed in many hotels worldwide we agreed this was probably our least favourite. Reception was curt to the point of rudeness. Our first floor room which had a beautiful view was clean but badly in need of redecoration and refurbishment. The dining room is attractive with good quality table linen. The Restaurant menu appeared extensive and interesting .....The food turned out to be well presented but tasteless. We feel we would have fared better with a bar meal. Breakfast was an improvement although the scrambled egg was very overcooked, resembling rubber rather than the expected soft creamy consistancy. The hotel is currently undergoing some building work which may explain why there were no hand washing facilities in the groundfloor Gents. When we checked out we were presented with an accomodation bill even though I had paid in full on arrival. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a comfortable resting place whilst exploring some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK.
Only stayed the one night - thankfully! Having paid for a Beacons View Room was disappointed to be looking at a stone wall. The room had definitely seen better days, was dark and gave the impression of not being clean however I believe that was just due to the decor. The bathroom had no window and the electric light was very dim, the toilet did not always work and the shower was 'adequate' for a one night stay.
Run down and overpriced
We stayed for one night at the Castle of Brecon over Easter. The property is tired and the rooms are run down. The carpet must have been there for 20+ years and the bathroom has seen its better days as well. Breakfast is totally uninspired.
The building is historic and right in the middle of town. It is a good basis to explore the Brecon Beacons. At BGP 95 this property is TOTALLY overpriced. I would not recommend this property.
We also offer a wide range of double or twin rooms with prices ranging from £59 up to £150 a night to relfect the size and condition of the guestroom.
A Very Special Treat
We spent 3 days at this magnificent hotel. The staff was great, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere of the place was superb! There is a new owner, Leon Ruzzi, who is anxious to make sure your stay is pleasant. I would definitely stay there again.
Very friendly staff, great views
A lovely hotel with grat views of the Brecon Beacons. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room comfortable
A good hotel with excellent dinner
Am surpised at some of the reviews as we had a good stay here. It is only 2 star but I thought the room was pleasant with plenty of space, tv, tea and coffee and good bathroom. The floorboards in the room were very creaky but its an old building.
We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was excellent and not too pricey.
Great location with only a 5-10 minute walk into the town. Lots to do in the area - walking, cycling, canoeing etc. We ended up staying and extra night and there was no hassle from the staff in extending our stay.
I thought this hotel was good value, comfortable and what I would expect of a 2 star hotel. Would recommend it to family and friends.
We stayed for two nights but were disappointed with the hotel which clearly has plenty of potential. Whilst the bedroom (a Beacons View Room) was perfectly adequate and pleasant, the bathroom was awful - the shower was the low point. The flow of water was incredibly weak and the point at which the shower was attached to the wall was broken and someone had attempted to fix it with tape without success. The floor of the bathroom was wet either through condensation due to inadequate ventilation or leaks. Essentially the bathroom was tired and in need of refurbishment. The bedroom was also noisy due to the extremely creaky floor in the room above. To add insult to injury, the hotel made a mistake with the bill and we had to point out that they had charged us a rate higher than that offered when we booked. That said the staff were friendly and helpful.
A decent, solid choice with good food
Good sized rooms, with decent cleaning and a nice bathroom. It's an old building, and feels it, so expect some creaky floors and long corridors, as well as some rather old fashioned decor in places.
Friendly and helpful service, with a nice bar / sitting room area. Bar meals are excellent - good value and huge portions, and the breakfast is equally good, with quality ingredients and good service. A very "traditional" style hotel, with all its quirks, but none the worse for them.
Booked this hotel because the George Hotel, in the Struet was fully booked. I always stay at the George. My bedroom in the annexe at the Castle could have done with a lick of paint; it looked a bit tired and drab. The ceiling creaked constantly when the guests who occupied the room upstairs walked about. Had to ask for tea and toast twice, breakfast time and the staff, mostly youngsters, weren't too helpful. Had to wait ages for bacon and sausage. Won't stay here again. Over-priced and not half as good as the George.