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Elan Valley Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Elan Valley | Nr. Rhayader, Rhayader LD6 5HN, Wales
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rhayader
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
RP598 Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here about three years ago, and we keen to return, albeit circumstances enforced a longer delay than anticipated. The hotel has not changed, which pleased us. It is a small, comfortable family run hotel, sat in the Elan Valley. Our room was large, comfortable and clean. The hotel has a lounge which we used more than once. The... More 

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11 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent base from which to explore the beautiful Elan Valley! Very welcoming, friendly service and nice rooms at decent prices. Best of all is the restaurant, we had a fabulous dinner that exceeded all our expectations.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night. A lovely location even on a wet and windy day! The building is attractive although the decor is very dated. Our rooms were well appointed with a good tea tray and very clean, unfortunately the decoration and bedding is pretty tired and the bed was too firm for our liking. We had dinner in... More 

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South Wales
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed just the one night. Room was clean, comfortable and warm. The chef / barman / receptionist (multi-tasker!) was friendly and helpful. I've only given 3 stars because, unlike previous reviewers we weren't impressed with the evening meal - perhaps it was an off day as there was only one other guest staying in the hotel. As it was the... More 

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Builth Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a lovely Mothers Day lunch, this was not the first time the family had taken me to this hotel and I would advise everyone to sample the Sunday lunches they are a reasonable price and the food is hot and delicious, the staff are very nice and also friendly, don't just put it on your bucket list of things... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stumble upon this gem (as we did) or mark it on your must do list (as we did two days later lol) for lunch and you will not be disappointed. Owners Cari & Richard & chef Dai were perfect hosts, providing us with a friendly, comfortable atmosphere & quality meals together with information about the stunning Elan Valley, places to... More 

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Rhayader, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

this was definitely one of the best sunday lunches we have had for a long time. The food was excellent, the service was very good, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and the price was amazingly low. We will certainly go again. We didn't stay at the hotel but heard very good reports from residents.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed here whilst driving through the Élan Valley. Great quiet location. Rooms were clean & well maintained. Staff were very accommodating and friendly and the food was excellent. The fillet steak & the lamb were cooked to perfection. Thanks to the great staff and great food, felt like a home away from home

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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were very pleased with this hotel having never stayed in this area before. It is Warm and welcoming and set in beautiful surroundings. The owners are friendly and approachable. Rooms are of good proportion with comfortable, large beds. The hotel has about a dozen rooms, most on the first floor. Breakfast was really good.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We are one of 7 couples who all met at University over 40 years ago (!!) who return every October to enjoy a stay at this hotel. Once again this year we were so well looked after. The rooms are beautiful and the food fantastic. We would not think of going anywhere else!

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