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Draethen | Lower Machen, Machen NP10 8GB, Wales
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The Hollybush
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a room at the last minute and it cost £40 so less than a Travelodge. The picture of the pub looked nice so we decided to to give it a go. We only wanted to stay one night and the pub did food so we wouldn't need to go out again to eat. The good points were that... More

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Ruffec, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed here for two nights during my daughter's graduation in Newport - I had to book three rooms for: myself, my daughter and her boyfriend, and his parents - it was the fourth place I tried as there was no other accommodation available for five people in the same place during graduation week. It was a bit out of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Through a hotel booking website Hollybush was advertised at £40 per night. We phoned to book but were told the price was £100 for room only. We went back to website & booked online for £40. On arrival we knocked on the pub door & were shown to a room in a building in the car park. The smell of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited with my husband, son and his fiance. Booked into restaurant which, on Web page says grills. Wasn't too happy to be told Sunday lunch only. To be honest we were going yo leave but they offered us the grill menu. Downstairs is a different menu but unable to have this upstairs, they did however, on this occasion let us... More

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21 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We've been here a few times now when visiting family in South Wales, but I wonder whether the reason that we return is due to there not being many other viable options for what is, on the whole, good food. As other reviewers have commented, the biggest downfall is probably the attitude of the staff. The younger females have always... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Doesn't matter what your request is. Staff will say no without any thought and without checking. Decaf coffee? No. Bread basket? No. Particular desert on the menu? No (for the second time in a row). Steak rare? No chance. Customer services and decor straight from the 80s. I imagine it only keeps going because of its location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Ive been to this pub for food a few times over the years but Sunday was a gorgeous day and we wanted a nice location for lunch. It was very quiet when we arrived 12.30ish. We sat outside to eat and there was cutlery, newpapers, napkins, sauce sachets everywhere. When food did arrive after quite a long wait it wasnt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Have just completed a lovely two night stay at this gem of a pub which is located in a beautiful part of South Wales. Our room was both large and comfortable and it felt a bit like a home from home. We also ate in the pub on both nights and their two for a £10 meals were very tasty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I visted this lovely pub in February and stayed in the accommodation the room was lovely had what you wanted in the rooms. tea and coffees facility and breakfasts cereal which I glad about, was made very (felt at home) as I could say the staff was kind and polite and was Always there if I needed them. I ate... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Don't even think about arriving late to this place luckily I phoned ahead or I would have been locked out! Had to collect key and return as owner not willing to wait up beyond 9.30pm. Was given a key to a padlock on a sturdy metal barrier ( in the dark) and then to the rooms in the car park.... More

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Address: Draethen | Lower Machen, Machen NP10 8GB, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Machen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2

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