I very rarely feel the need to write a review of a hotel but this weekend's stay really took the biscuit. I booked a twin room for the Friday and Sunday nights last weekend for myself and my brother while we were competing in a mountain marathon event in the Brecon Beacons. After driving 430 miles from Scotland I was 'greeted' at 4pm by the woman on reception with the news that as there were 'four or five' functions on then the earliest table in the restaurant would be at about 8.45 pm. Resigned to eating out the night before running 50km in the hills I went to the room which was scrappy and looked out onto the decaying back walls and the kitchen extractor. The bath surround was cracked; the tile surround was split and broken and there was no hot water in the shower. The dressing table was propped up with blocks of wood (room 56). There was a huge crack in the ceiling outside the room, and the wooden laminate floor looked like it had been laid by the local primary school.
We checked out on Saturday morning and checked back in on Sunday evening. We were 'lucky' enough to be given the same room, in which the bedding had not been changed (perhaps we were fortunate and it was the same bedding as Friday night and no-one had stayed on Saturday?), and there was a half-used water bottle on the bedside table. Perhaps it was mine from Friday night? Or perhaps Saturday night's occupants had left it there? Who knows?
I ate in the hotel restaurant. While the waiting staff were pleasant the main course was mediocre at best, although the cured salmon platter starter was in fairness very good.
I slept for an hour but with the St Jude storm forecast I decided to check out at 7.30pm on the Sunday and drive 430 miles home. I paid in full - no quibbles there - but the woman on reception (perhaps the owner?) asked if I was safe to drive home rather than asking me if I had had a good stay.
As a parting comment I suggested that the many other competitors staying in her hotel must have made it a good weekend. All I received was a snort in return... nice.
£87 per night. Utterly underwhelming. Don't waste your money.
- Also Known As:
- Castle Of Brecon Hotel Brecon
- Castle Of Brecon Hotel
- Castle Hotel Brecon
- Castle Of Brecon Wales
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Castle of Brecon reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.