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The Manor Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brecon Road, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1SE, Wales   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Crickhowell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nottinghamshire
1 review
“Beautiful hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

I stayed here alone for one night due to a business trip. The room was plenty big enough, clean and quiet. I had a corner room which had windows to both sides giving excellent views. My only (very small) grumble is that there was only a shower in the room and no bath but this was not a major problem. The staff were very helpful at check-in and was served quickly for lunch, which was excellent for the money. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abergavenny, South Wales
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

We spent two nights here, attending my niece's wedding. Having spent a lot of time in the past working away from home, staying in hotels, I usually avoid hotels for holidays but I would certainly make an exception for The Manor.
The hotel looks impressive from the outside, set in beautiful grounds, with stunning views. The receptionist was friendly, relaxed and efficient in spite of the spate of arrivals and unloading of wedding paraphanalia going on. Our room was one of the more expensive ones (£110), a large, well-appointed room complete with chandelier and gold cornicing and, of course, the stunning views. Other members of our family had cheaper rooms, but they were all of a good standard. It was very hot and muggy, but each room had an electric fan and you could open the windows (so much better than sealed windows and horrid air-conditioning).
The evening meal was exceptional - great quality food, beautifully presented. We slept with the window open but it was blissfully quiet and the blackout blind/shutters kept the room dark. The next morning we had breakfast in our room, not the usual continental stuff but whatever we wanted from the extensive breakfast menu (maybe smoked haddock wasn't the best idea in a bedroom!).
On the day of the wedding, a big room on the first floor had been set aside for us to have our hair/makeup done (there were three hairdressers and a makeup consultant working in the room at the same time) and that was lovely to have. The rest of the wedding day went really well. Although catering for 100 guests, the food was excellent and the service quick and professional. Breakfast the next morning, in the restaurant, was again excellent.
So, any downsides? I wasn't impressed that, at 11.40pm, whilst the bar was still open and the disco/evening reception still going on, two girls started clearing and putting away tables. When asked, they said they wanted to get home as they were on the early shift the next day. Given the thousands of pounds that had been paid to the hotel, this was not acceptable. Secondly, although this was not my expense, it seemed remarkable that, because the ceremony was held in the ballroom (as were the day and evening receptions, charged for separately), the hotel charged an extra £500!
Overall, the weekend was even better than expected and I only wish I'd had more time to enjoy our room and to use the hotel spa and pool.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Great weekend. We had our daughters wedding at the hotel and stayed with family and friends for the weekend. The hotel was very accomodating to all our requirements and were happy to go along with our wishes. They provided us with a large room for the morning of the wedding where we could have hairdessers and makeup all together followed in the evenning to use for the marryoke.The rooms were exceptional and clean along with the food throughout..Compliments to the chef who done a fabulous job.Thankyou all for taking part in making the wedding day a special day to remember. Brian and Tina Collings.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 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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wales
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

stayed at the hotel for two nights our rom was extreemely small for the price and bathroom was in need of updating.We were fortunate that the weather was cool as there was no air conditioning in the bedrooms.The quilt cover was dirty when we arrived and was not changed whilst we were there.Very overpriced but we enjoyed the food and the excellent service from the waiters.Would not rush to return there again

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

I stayed at The Manor for a 3 day walking holiday with my partner. When you arrive you walk into the interior and are presented with a very nice clean and quaint reception, (if anything i was worried i had booked this hotel for a walking holiday knowing I would be turning up dirty after a day in the mountains), this was never a problem as any mess made is quickly cleaned up by the staff. We were greeted by great staff and really looked after for the whole of our stay, I could not complement the staff more. Further to this the 3 rosette restaurant served great food for dinner and breakfast, we ate there every night. The indoor pool steam room sauna and jacuzzi was a welcome addition to a walking trip.

I suppose the only down side was the size and look of the rooms. They were very clean and comfortable just they didn't match up to the grandeur of the interior design of the reception rooms. On one of the days we stayed there was a wedding fair however the staff fully informed us of what would be happening and when and kept the disruption to a real minimum infact we wouldn't have known about it if we hadn't been told.

To conclude the stay was amazing, great staff, great food and a lovely location. We paid a little extra for the mid range priced room that gave us a standard room with mountain views. For the three nights we paid £40 per night with dinner coming to around £45 for two each night. Great Value.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

I write regarding the overwhelming disappointment felt by those who attended my father and his twin’s 80th birthday celebration at the Manor Hotel, Crickhowell, South Wales on the 20 February 2010.It became quite apparent at the point the food was served that but a fraction of the £15 per head had been spent on the food. The main dish itself was watery and had precious little meat (apparently chicken) and the pudding of apple crumble was universally though to taste burnt, odd or off. Management refused to accept complaint 2 days later from entire party. haydnr@feet-print.com

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

Clean, quiet,friendly!! as every hotel should be.
Staff smiled and made conversation. Bedrooms clean and comfortable. Location to die for.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brecon Road, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1SE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Crickhowell
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Crickhowell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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