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The Firs Guesthouse

Church Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DQ , Wales
The Firs Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Firs is a warm, friendly guest house in the heart of Hay. The proprietors David and Esther really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home, and bend over backwards to help out with any situation or query you have. The breakfasts are as little or much as you want, but delicious and a... More 

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Fishguard
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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again we were made very welcome by Esther and David, during the hectic hay festival. Clean accommodation and first class breakfasts. I don't know how they can keep cheerful with such a lot of work to do, but always helpful and prepared to spend time with the guests. So helpful that you are made to feel part of the... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Firs is in a brilliant location, right next to the biggest bookshop in Hay and within easy walking distance of the centre and its facilities. There is an excellent pub right opposite which provides great food. The rooms, shared facilities and breakfasts were all top notch with nothing falling short of expectations. We were walking Offa's Dyke and The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great bike storage or car parking in central Hay - something otherwise at a premium. Shops, pubs and restaurants available within the shortest of walks. Welcoming hosts, room with fridge and tea making facilities. Old school decor. Restoring breakfast - as light as you like with prunes and yogurts, or a substantial plate of local sausage and bacon with fresh... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Got stuck in Hay on Wye and The Firs were good enough to put us up at short notice. Being on a long bike trip, they stashed our muddy bikes happily and recommended a local pub for us to eat in. The pricing was very reasonable and the full (Welsh/English?) breakfast was very filling with lovely sourced bacon and a... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great location for walking into Hay on Wye Beautiful garden & terrace, great for sitting in sunshine. Most comfortable bed we've experienced away from home. Very well equipped room; fridge, bottled water, fan, hairdryer, coffee etc. Extremely welcoming and friendly couple (without being too 'in your face' or intrusive) Lovely breakfast, lots of choices. Very relaxing and comfortable. Very quiet... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My sister and I stayed here last weekend as we were meeting up with some friends. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The location was perfect, in the heart of the town, and sitting behind the cinema book shop away from the main road. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast delicious. Who needs an... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent three nights in comfy rooms with very friendly, helpful hosts! It's very convenient for walking around Hay. It's also an easy walk to the laundrette if needed. The breakfast was first class!!!!

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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I stayed at The Firs with my boyfriend and his best friend. The hosts gave us two separate rooms, which was a (welcome) first, as most of our stays at hotels and BnBs gave us "family style" rooms. The bed was comfy, the room was clean, and the host was very patient with my phone calls, as we were quite... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Many of the other reviews seem to be from repeat visitors. This was my first visit, but I am in wholehearted agreement...a very comfortable, welcoming experience. I especially enjoyed the mini-fridge with cold water, very welcome after a warmish afternoon. The hosts were very helpful and their recommendations right on target. Another plus for walkers is the location, very close... More 

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