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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After staying several times in this charming hotel we returned once again for my birthday in June. It is in a beautiful location just below the red kite feeding centre, The hotel has recently changed hands and a lot of improvements have begun, which wasn't a problem. The main disappointment was there is no restaurant as such any more in... More 

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proudly Welsh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As vegetarians we find it hard to find somewhere different to eat on a Sunday as most local pubs and hotels concentrate on serving a Sunday roast! We tried the Pizzeria at the Brynafon in Rhayader and were very pleased - and they serve pizza every day. Our Marguerita pizza was very tasty and we had a salad and garlic... 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 post your positive review, it is really useful when you try something new, to get feedback. It is very early days for our new Pizzeria but so far it is looking to be popular with local people and with visitors to wonderful mid wales. We will be adding to our menu... More 

Lyng, Norfolk, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The previous night the 7 of us on motorcycles had stopped at a country guest house in Pembroke Dock. That cost us £80 per room. This night at Brynafon Hotel cost us £86 per room. That's where the similarities start and end.The Pembroke Dock guest house didn't charge our rooms as we arrived The Pembroke Dock guest house warmly greeted... More 

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

What a bizarre review! As the owner of this hotel I can assure you that at no time did you make any complaint to me during your stay. However, I do recall your group, all of whom were pleasant and charming, except for you. You started off by complaining that the clean smell of your room gave you a migraine,... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brynafon Country House Hotel was the last night stay of a short motorcycling tour in Wales. It is in a secluded, quiet part of Wales in Rhayader. We learnt the new owner had only obtained the property some three months ago and that the house was an old Workhouse. The review below will be average as that is how... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your review of my hotel. I have recently purchased the property and there is a lot to do to put this wonderful historic building back into A1 condition whilst still retaining its unique character. However, I can assure you that I and all my staff are working hard to make your stay at The Brynafon special,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife stayed here from Sunday to Wednesday in the studio room,a lovely and quirky room,the staff were very helpful,breakfast was lovely and filling,we ate in the restaurant on the first night(starter and main) the food was great,i had the pie and it was the best pie i have ever eaten. Its bang next to the red kite... More 

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

Hi Penny and Andy. I am so please that you enjoyed your stay at The Brynafon Country House Hotel. It is so nice to receive positive feedback I will make sure that all the staff see it. We are indeed very lucky to be in such a lovely spot, and as you say so close to the Red Kite Feeding... More 

Ledbury, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After reading the reviews on here before we went we were not sure exactly what to expect but we had a great time. We spent two nights at the hotel in the Rowan 1 room. Clean and tidy but in need of a little tlc. The four poster bed was really comfortable. On the second evening we ate in the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Bryanfon Country house Hotel. As the very recent new owner I am working hard to improve the standard of the hotel and your feedback is helpful. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meals in the restaurant which as you say is all freshly cooked to order. We... More 

south wales
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed here for a two night groupon break. We loved our room which was the studio a converted attic, very quirky and unusual. The location was good for the elan valley. We had a lovely cream tea and enjoyed our breakfast. We also decided to eat dinner on both evenings and we enjoyed

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

Hi I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Brynafon Country House Hotel. The Studio is one of my personal favourites, albeit a little bit of a trek up the stairs. I will also pass on your comments to the chef who is always happy to hear that her food is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My partner and I booked the hotel through Hotels.com and were unsure what to expect but the photos of the rooms and hotel looked great! We stayed in the Studio room. We requested wine in the room as it was my partner's birthday. We discovered in our room sparking wine (in an ice bucket), complimentary home made chocolate truffles and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Brynafon Country House Hotel. I will pass your comments onto all the staff who work hard to try and make our guests stays at the hotel that little bit special. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hotel in need of refurbishment but our room was quirky, clean and comfortable. However, one evening we were locked out ,having not been given a key to the outside access door to our 'annex'. Neither emergency telephone number was responded to and it was only because the kitchen area of the hotel remained unlocked (presumably inadvertently) that ,eventually we were... More 

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

This matter person has been reported to the police. More 

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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed for two nights on an online voucher deal and weren't disappointed. It is evident from the beginning that the hotel is in need of a revamp, however the staff are aware of this and had put signs up apologising for any inconvenience during our stay - we had no problems. We stayed in the Rookery and had great... More 

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