Lovely building and wonderful setting. Clearly an awful lot of money and effort has been lavished on this place. It’s let down badly by a number (not all) of poorly trained and disinterested staff. The standard of finish and quality of workmanship in our room, the bathroom in particular, is poor for a hotel purporting to be 5 star – and that’s crazy given the amount they must have spent on furnishings and so on. And I have never seen such badly stained stair carpets – that the management and staff tolerate that tells it all, and it’s only been open a year or so. So, in the context of 5 star, a few examples - no porter or any help offered with luggage, pretty offhand welcome at reception, breakfast buffet worse than many budget hotels, bathroom taps incorrectly marked (H is for cold!), emergency escape chart in the room for the wrong floor, and I could go on. The expectation is set high by all the publicity – the experience is a big disappointment, and it could be so good if managed properly. On a positive note the public rooms are excellent, we slept well in a comfortable bed, and we enjoyed walking the grounds - but 5*, forget it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Château Rhianfa is an enchanting Grade II* listed Victorian home, modelled on the 16th-century French Renaissance château of Chenonceau, that stands amidst spectacular gardens on the Island of Anglesey with commanding views over the Menai Strait and towering peaks of Snowdonia. Close to the picture-postcard village of Beaumaris and just 12 miles from Snowdonia Park.A private home until 1955, the Château Rhianfa estate has undergone an extensive revamp in recent months, to both the house itself and surrounding grounds that comprise four acres and quayside. The Grand Hall, wood-panelled sitting rooms, Music Room, Drawing Room and Dining Room have all been carefully refurbished complete with Lady Sarah Hay-Williams' meticulously renovated painted ceilings. The opulent 42-foot Banqueting Hall at Château Rhianfa is a superb setting for lavish events with wooden flooring, panelled walls and breathtaking views of the Menai Strait that are sure to impress. Elsewhere, wine cellars and tasting rooms, vaulted spa rooms, a games room and lounge bar, as well as a private beach and tennis court are all available.The whole house has the feel of a regal hideaway making it an ideal location for weddings, business conferences, events, or your next product launch.There are also a number of cottages in the grounds, luxuriously furnished and available for hire on a self-catering basis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau Rhianfa Island Of Anglesey/Menai Bridge, Wales