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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Boksburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed over for 1 night while in the area. Very old world type hotel with creaky stairs. Very warm welcome from the gentleman who checked us in. I loved our room, with its warm colours, wall paper and the teddy on our bed, but my hubby said it was too much for him. We went down to eat and found... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wen you promise your 3year old son a trip to wales, but leave booking it to the last minute thinking "Wales won't be busy at the back end of September" then be warned.. Avoid the start of university terms! Freshens week clearly attracts parents too, dropping their children off and then straying a night or two in Aberystwyth. This meant... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We spent one night at the Elan Valley Hotel to break up our journey home and wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel is to a good standard and the staff are very friendly and made us feel most welcome. It was as though we had known them for years! We will definately be going back to spend a... More 

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