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“It could be so much better” 2 of 5 stars
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Three Wells Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Chapel Road, Howey, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5PB, Wales   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 5 Howey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“It could be so much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The first impression was not good, there was that musty smell of rarely cleaned rooms as I walked in. The incense type air refresher on the the reception desk didn't help either. The hotel is an amalgam of several buildings on different levels and of varying construction but the stairs behind the stairs is a 'first' for me. The place has/is going through a phased refurbishment but the quality of the work is that of a very amateurish DIY enthusiast who really ought to call for help - see photo of Vanity unit . The room had new carpets, furniture and furnishings. The outcome of the evening meals was mixed. The Sausage & Mash had disappointingly thin undercooked sausages and the mash needs onion gravy not frozen peas. The burger on the other hand was excellent and the presentation was very good and it is not often you can say that about a burger! Chose only 3 items from the "Full Welsh breakfast" but they didn't vary the portions so it was a very meagre offering.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed in this hotel because we have been to the Hay on Wye Literary Festival. Although it is quite a distance from Hay it was well worth the trip through the beautiful scenery of the Brecon hills and mountains. We had room 16 which had a small sitting room, large bathroom and huge bed with plump pillows. Everything was spotless. The food was delicious and the staff really friendly. There is a lake opposite the restaurant so breakfast can be eaten watching the local wildlife. We stayed for three nights but feel so rested it was like having a week off. I am really looking forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Macclesfield
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our stay with our group of friends was made very enjoyable by the friendliness of all the staff and their willingness to satisfy our requests. The food was excellent, our room very pleasant, clean and comfortable, and the surroundings beautiful. Overall this was excellent value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This review is on behalf of my parents, who we sent to the Three Wells for their 30th Anniversary weekend. So there isn't much in the way of detail but that fact that they are still raving about the place 1 month later speaks volumes!
We wanted to pre-pay for the room and dinners, and Mike from the Three Wells couldn't be more helpful in sorting that out for us.
My folks said that the quality of service, the rooms and the food was all fantastic all the way through their 2-night stay and that their room (one of the Premier suites) was massive and really nice. They were really impressed by the food, and the staff really worked hard to make sure they had everything they needed.
They were even more impressed when they saw the Chef collecting herbs from the side of the lake to use in their dinner, that's pretty locally-sourced :-).
They really want to go back and are encouraging us to go and stay there, so I am not sure I can praise it any more highly!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitland, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The accommodation for our group of 30 was ideal. Unfortunately,the only room available for two latecomers to the group, was a small double,usually used as a single room. They accepted this without complaint at the time.
We were very pleased with the standard of all the meals provided including the packed lunches.Packets of crisps, chocolate, welsh cakes and bottled welsh water were available in
the bedrooms and replaced daily.
The barbecue provided one evening was especially good with a variety of meats and salads followed by some heavenly sweets.
Thanks to Ali, Jonny, Mike and all the staff for a most enjoyable week.
Marj
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Crowborough
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had never been to this part of Mid-Wales before but found it enchanting. We were here with a group of friends who who enjoy walking in the hills. The hotel did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. Our room was comfortable with idyllic views over the lake. There was a wide choice of dishes to choose from. Altogether it was a a very happy and entertaining few days.
Thanks to the owners and staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed with a group of 30 friends, for five days and had a wonderful time. We had room 14 which was spacious with a small sitting area off the bedroom. It had recently been refurbished so was in good condition. The location was ideal and the views were brilliant. The food was good and very good value, the accommodation overall was comfortable, clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Three Wells Hotel

Address: Chapel Road, Howey, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5PB, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llandrindod Wells > Howey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Howey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Wells Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're a unique, small hotel nestled in the heart of Wales. Whether you're visiting the Royal Welsh Showground, doing business in Llandrindod Wells, or getting active walking, cycling, mountain biking or kayaking through some of Wales' finest countryside, Three Wells is your perfect base. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Three Wells Hotel Howey, Llandrindod Wells

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