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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
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Poole, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here over the week of the Royal Welsh Show, On arrival we were asked to pay upfront for our room by an embarrassed member if staff, on paying we asked to see a menu, apparently they don't do meat as hardly any meat or potatoes on the menu, only good for Italian which by all accounts wasn't very... More 

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

I am very surprised and disappointed to receive this review as my husband spoke to you during your stay on a number of occasions and I personally made you a pack up breakfast/lunch (at no charge) everyday!!. It's a sad fact that only those wishing to complain generally bother to write reviews, but never the less I shall respond. Our... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good points, Lovely building, obviously in process of being up-dated. We where allocated The Den for our stay, a pleasant accommodation itself. We had booked on a B+B basis. Bad points, we must have been totally invisible to the proprietors as on the few occasions our paths crossed no introduction, verbal or eye contact was made. On our first evening... More 

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

I assume that as it took you a month to write your review that this is just spitefull and mean because a few of you couldn't drink to the early hours of the morning!!. If you had a genuine issue you would have raised it at the time of your stay, not made cowardly comments on line weeks later. However,... More 

East Lothian, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had a wonderful stay at Brynafon. Quirky period building that was just that, different and clearly not a chain with cardboard rooms and furniture. We had two separate rooms that were both very individual and comfortable. We visited many places surrounding the hotel and really enjoyed the beautiful walks. I have to say however that I... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review I shall pass on your comments to all the staff who will be pleased that you enjoyed your stay. As you say we are quirky but that is what makes Brynafon so special. If only all our guests could see it through your eyes. My husband and I are very new to Brynafon and... More 

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel for many years booking from year to year over the Royal Welsh show and the Winter Fair in Builth Welsh.When we arrived last tuesday evening after the show we were told the hotel was now under new management.We were asked for payment for the room straight away and we requested breakfast at 6.45 as... More 

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

Why does your review not surprise me, after all you did threaten my husband with a poor review on Tripadvisor!! However, as you can see threats get you nowhere! Where shall I begin?? You stayed for one night during the Royal Welsh Show Week. The hotel was full for the entire week and you were the only guest to demand... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights on 17 July on our motorbikes . On arrival we were allocated the Rookery room, the room in general was ok, although carpets were badly stained. The bathroom was in very poor condition, no shower & dirty. I did ask if it was possible to have a room with a shower but advised the... More 

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

Are you having a laugh! You stayed on a cheap deal which was basically two nights for the price of one, in a four poster room, with free handmade truffles. Both of our four poster rooms have corner baths with hand shower attachments. if you want to choose a specific room and facilities then I suggest you do what other... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We too were on the same motorbike trip as the previous reviewer, had a wonderful time due to the company..not the hotel. Unfortunately the hotel owner, going by previous comments doesn't seem to realise that reviews on trip advisor should be taken on board and if there are problems, these should be addressed! The hotel has a gorgeous location, and... More 

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

Clearly you do not understand the concept of a country house hotel. people who stay at Brynafon do so to appreciate it's architecture, historical interest and the fact that it is not a modern purpose built 'bunk house'. It would appear that these are not values that you appreciate and therefore a modern purpose built hotel would be more appropriate... More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the dead flowers in the unmaned reception to the tiny bedroom where our bed was left unmade and the wet towels on the floor to collect the leaking shower tray left on the floor,unchanged. From the bar closure at 9.00pm to the poor quality food served sporadically to our party of 20 - even though all the meals were... More 

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

This is offensive and racist. How dare you make comments about my husbands nationality or ethnic characteristics. Strange that none of these things about which you now complain were not mentioned when you were at the hotel, although my staff advise me that you saw fit to tell them that your motor bike was worth more than twice their annual... More 

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

There was a large group of us staying at the Hotel. The food at the hotel was about average and service was slow (but there were a lot of us). Good location, 5 min walk into town, where there are lots of pubs etc.. I found my room very nice and clean. I found the staff very friendly and helpful.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you thought that the service was slow but as you say there was a large number of you, plus some of your friends who had not previously booked, and we are just a small hotel. Nevertheless we enjoyed having you all to stay, and look forward to seeing you all again. More 

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