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Historical Traveler Reviews Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel Cwmtaf
i visisted this hotel for a spa day, so did not get to see any of the rooms, however the staff were very friendly the food was very very nice, the hotel is very clean and the surroundings are really peaceful, But the best thing about the lodge were the treatments and the girls that do the treatments they were very friendly, welcoming and made me feel very relaxed. i would recommend nant ddu for a relaxing day out
After staying many times at the Nant Ddu, I feel I must write a review after reading the review from the person from Cardiff. We have never had anything except excellent service and courtesy from the staff,also the food has always been second to none.
I do not know which room this person stayed in, but our rooms have always been to the highest standard for the price you pay.
I regularly stay in hotels all over the UK, Europe and the US and I look forward to when I have the opportunity to stay at the Nant Ddu. I have always found the staff most welcoming and the beds are the most comfortable of any hotel I know (I believe most are Hypnos if you wish to look them up). Soft white cotton sheets just enhance the comfort.
The prices per room are certainly comparable with other hotels (£79.50 for an excellent large room overlooking the mountain stream at the back of the hotel). The swimming pool, steam room and gym are all first rate.
The food is also very good and prices reasonable. The locals flock there to eat from miles around so that is a good indicator to me. The evening meals change regularly but certain standard items such as the excellent fillet steak are always on the menu. Cooked breakfasts are cooked fresh - no buffet style here and if you only want a lighter breakfast there is plenty of local cheese, yoghurt, cereal and fruit to choose from. One point for the vegetarians though is that there aren't many options but what there are seem good quality.
Having read the earlier review from the disgruntled customer I can't understand where they are coming from. I have visited the Nant Ddu for over five years now and the place just seems to get better every time.
I would recommend trying it to make up your own mind. Just please don't fill it as I wouldn't want to stay elsewhere!
Relaxing, Natural Retreat
I stayed at the Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel in October 2005. I really enjoyed it. It exceeded my expectations.
The Nanu Ddu Lodge is more than just a hotel. It's several leisure facilities grouped together in one large building that has obviously had a lot of extensions. There's a pub, a restaurant, a hotel, a swimming pool and a spa (where you can get mysterious treatments done).
The Lodge is situated in a very beautiful, natural area. It's surrounded by lots of tall trees, lakes and hills. So, if you want to "get back to nature" as they say, this is the place to go. The total opposite of being in a City.
As for the hotel experience, I enjoyed it. The room was suprisingly large, with lots of space and a high ceiling. The decor wasn't exactly modern; it was more of an early-90s style. However, everything was clean and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable and the hot-chocolate making facilities were a pleasant amenity.
Breakfast at the hotel was excellent. The breakfast room was very modern, with lots of wood and glass patio doors, so it was a pleasant place to sit. There was a self-service buffet laid out, from which you could choose from cereal, orange juice, tea, croissants and toast. I helped myself and ate as much as I could!
I found the service at the hotel to be excellent. The staff were all very well spoken, polite and informative. They answered our questions and treated us as guests.
Nant ddu - never again
set in beautiful location but that is the only plus. No non smoking rooms offered and this was not advised at the time of booking. Rooms were tired in need of redecorationand updating. Rooms were not equipped with all the promised facilities i.e spa robes etc. Spa facilities were good and well maintained. Hotel managment were rude and very unwelcoming of any constructive comments particularly in reference to their decision not to offer non smoking rooms for guests, somewhat backward and socially irresponsible in this day and age.
Food was below average and luke warm, service unfriendly and tiresome not to mention the local clientelle. This hotel certainly did not live up to the reviews we had read about it, was definitely not value for money, frankly I'd raher sleep in the open brecon beacons in the middle of a thunderstorm than in THIS hotel again......VERY POOR INDEED!!!
Fab spa weekend......... with to much good food!!!
Fab............ we stayed on a friday night till saturday eveining. We had a Spa break package, and for the money it was wonderful. The food was 1st class, staff where very frendly and helpfull. The menu and quanity of food very good. The standard of room was very high, (we did stay in one of the new rooms) very modern well finished and clean. Would recommend this to every one...............
Great hotel, great staff
Stayed one night in May 2004. The room was large, very well appointed, and very quiet. The facilities are great. All the staff, including reception, restaurant and spa, were extremely friendly and helpful.
Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons this hotel is ideally situated. The scenery is breathtaking and the views stunning. The Hotel has a choice of rooms in three price ranges. We were in the 'good' rooms at Â£80 per night. The room was in an outside annex and not within the main building. It was tired, small and dusty with poor quality beds. The TV was tiny and faulty in sound although there is a video facility and a free video library. The shower unit was faulty and fluctuated between pleasant and scalding. The main problem was with the flimsy construction of the annex which led to considerable noise from the room above. Unfortunately our room was below the upstairs lavatory and we were entertained by lavatorial sounds and very loud flushings - to say nothing of the sewage pipe running down our room cavity wall. The noise disturbed us at night. I viewed the more expensive rooms in the main building and they are of a much higher standard. The new pool complex and Spa were excellent, as was my wife's report on the beauty treatments. The lunch and dinner menu's are identical. We were not able to have a simple sandwich at lunch. The inclusive buffet breakfast was well presented and the cooked version at an additional Â£5 was good value. Dinner in either the bar or bistro was of very good quality and the staff were attentive and friendly. The slow-roasted Welsh lamb was delicious and is warmly recommended, although I would give the ribeye steak a miss. Would I revisit? Yes - but only in the better or best rooms.