We were making a return visit to this part of Wales to attend a specific event and we were also looking for a comfortable base for exploring and for outdoor activities. We stayed for three nights in a standard room in the upstairs front part of the hotel. This room was comfortable with little external noise and was perfectly clean, modern and well-presented with good ensuite facilities. The buffet breakfast included in the room rate was also very satisfactory - to the extent that we didn't venture beyond it to the cooked breakfast.
The spa facilities were excellent, with the only problem we encountered being availability of lockers at peak times - not a major problem if you are a guest and can change in your room. The gym is a useful addition. One of our party had a spa treatment which proved enjoyable.
Having read so many rave reviews of the restaurant, I was expecting something special. What we found was certainly good but it was not outstanding. A helpful feature was a decent selection of vegetarian food laid out on the menu in a way that was easy to find. However service on an admittedly busy Saturday evening was extremely slow, and the food was, for my taste, somewhat bland and uninspired.
Based on our stay I would certainly return and I would recommend this hotel to others, especially for location and spa facilities. The staff were generally helpful and efficient and we also appreciated the free DVD loan service. This is a lovely part of Wales with a huge number of things to do and places to explore, and Nant Ddu Lodge proved to be a good choice of accommodation for doing just that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A former AA Welsh Hotel of the Year, the Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel, Bistro and Spa is a contemporary inn in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. You could not find a more ideal location for your short break or business trip with highlights including: 28 individually designed bedrooms, extensive grounds with two rivers for the summer, blazing log fires in the winter, a bustling bistro and an intimate bar, extensive menus specialising in game and fish dishes with great puddings, a state-of-the-art health spa with 18 metre pool, gym and spa pool, a treatment centre offering a wide range of health and beauty treatments, attentive staff at all times and all at great value prices. The Nant Ddu Lodge is also a great place to base yourself while exploring the Beacons and the Valleys of South Wales with Cardiff being just 30 minutes drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nant Ddu Hotel Cwmtaf
- Nant Ddu Cwmtaf