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Brynafon Country House Hotel

South Street, Rhayader LD6 5BL, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oh dear, oh dear, where to start with this one I'm sorry. This striking building I would imagine in a former life was a lesson in "accommodation prestige". The main approach to it is off a busy main road into its own dirt car park, which is surrounded by numerous mature and quite attractive trees, all looking good so far.... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

In line with a number of other hotels we have decided to no longer reply to negative anonymous reviews on TripAdvisor, on the basis that guests with genuine concerns or complaints would raise them at the time of their stay or would contact the hotel direct. More 

Bromsgrove
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant,comfortable double room with working wifi. Location perfect to visit the local dams and a 10 minute walk to the town. Next door to the kite feeding station. Breakfast was included and provided a decent selection to start your day. Evening meal was poor, little choice and not value for money. Second night we walked into town,plenty of choice to... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

I am pleased that you liked the location, your room and your breakfast at the Brynafon. I am a little surprised that you thought there was little choice on our menu and that it was not value for money. There is a choice of at least six starters, nine mains, five desserts, plus sides and pizza's and all starting from... More 

Dronfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

booked a room with four poster bed at this hotel, sounded lovely. On arrival we were given the key to our room which felt separate from the main buliding. It was freezing cold even in July and felt as if it hadn't been used for a while. We understand it is under new ownership and they obviously have future plans... More 

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Jane S, Manager at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

I am disappointed and surprised that you did not like your four poster bedroom as It has been very popular and represents excellent value for money on your £89 deal for two nights bed and breakfast, including home made truffles. Given the age of Brynafon the walls are very thick and so the rooms can be cool even in the... More 

Bristol
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47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just got back from a relaxing 3 night stay , we we're shown to our room by a very pleasant lady when we got to our room we found it was a twin not a double which I booked , so I said I would push the beds togeather any way 5 minutes later the lady came back &... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive review it is very much appreciated. I will see that the staff get to see it. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Brynafon and look forwarding to seeing you again in the future. More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Brynafon for three nights in The Studio room. The room was lovely, very clean with a huge bath tub! The surrounding area is stunning with some great places to visit. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was very nice with lots of options including toast, cereal, full English etc. The new owners are obviously in the... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Everybody at Brynafon Country House are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and was not disturbed by the on-going restoration work. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel before. The new owners are keen to please and can see that they intend to bring the place back to its former glory and have the experience to do so. We wish them luck. Our room was in keeping with the period, clean with a very comfortable bed in good quality clean sheets. We... More 

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Jane S, Manager at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review. There is much still to do to bring this hotel back to its former glory, but with the support of customers like yourself it will make it worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New owners have recently taken over this potentially wonderful hotel which had been neglected by previous management. Our room was lovely and spacious and well furnished. The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean to a good standard. Some parts of the hotel and outside areas were rather dilapidated but this did not seriously interfere with the quality of... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your positive review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and did not find the renovation work intrusive. Thank you bringing the sausage issue to my attention I will certainly try a different supplier. We all look forward to seeing you again at Brynafon when the works have been completed. More 

Swansea County, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Working within the hospitality sector for over 25 years, I know how hard it is to please everyone. However, this hotel has many basic issues around standards which has caused me upset and for the first time ever I’ve felt a strongly to cascade my negative experiences. Attached are a number of images regarding the room and access which you... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

What a bizarre review from an equally bizarre person. He spent his entire stay creeping around the hotel including the private quarters, day and night taking photos. He made my young staff feel very uncomfortable both at the hotel and in the local town. He didn't speak to anyone including his partner (who incidentally was very nice) the whole time... More 

Travelers are raving about these Rhayader hotels

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came out to Rhayader to visit the damns and stayed at this beautiful stone built county hotel which the owners told me it was and old workhouse which still had a lot of the existing details which I found fascinating as I'm in the building trade I did notice there was some work to be done but the hotel... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your positive review of Brynafon, it is much appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the renovation work did not affect your enjoyment of this wonderful old building. The builders are mindful of guests staying at the hotel and try to be as clean and quiet as possible. We do look forward... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here last weekend on a short motorbike trip. We stayed in the 'studio' room on the top floor. The hotel is a lovely old building, it was a Victorian Workhouse. The room was really clean and comfortable. Lots of overhead beams so plenty of ducking if you're tall (probably the same if you're small too) There is a... More 

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Jane S, Owner at Brynafon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a positive review. My staff and I really appreciate it. We have had a few really nasty reviews recently and it makes everyone at the hotel feel very down, so your review is a real 'pick me up'. I am glad you liked the studio its one of my favorites... More 

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