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“Excellent Value” 4 of 5 stars
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Cain Valley Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Llanfyllin SY22 5AQ , Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Llanfyllin
Penallt, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Friendly, welcoming staff who demonstrably worked hard to make our stay enjoyable. Food was tremendous value, and our party (of 20 on one night) were served impressively quickly and efficiently. Our room was huge, and well heated. The bathroom was basic, but adequate.
The locality is charming and interesting, and we discovered it is very convenient for visiting the awesome Lake Vyrnwy, and surrounding high passes towards North Wales.

Room Tip: Our large room was at the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Cain is an unusual hotel with a friendly family atmosphere. The owner is charming and welcoming and the wood panelled lounge bar is lovely. The food is home cooked and the meat is supplied by the local bucher just two doors away! We both had a nice meal. I enjoyed the fishcakes, which are a hotel speciality and John loved his lamb chops and, he said, 'plenty of gravy for once'. The beer is also good. I would say a pretty good and inexpensive choice for a short stay and I also recommend the excellent and unspoilt countryside all around with some very scenic walks. The public bar is a bit noisy but then that leaves the lounge bar free of those that just want to drink and play fruit machines!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed here as friends were getting married at lake vrynwy hotel. The food and staff were excellent, our room was very comfortable, and breakfast in the morning was fantastic. Really to recommend this hotel if you have a gathering at lake vrynwy . It's only 5miles away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were a party of 11 who only booked an hour before, on a saturday evening to dine in the hotel. Despite it being a large group and 8.00pm - everything we ordered was available. The service and food was excellent. Everything was reasonable priced (under £10.00 ), the drinks were also good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed for my husbands birthday on dinner, bed and breakfast deal. Excellent value, lovely friendly staff. Don't book if you expect modern, this is a quaint old fashioned listed building , but is absolutely charming. Bedrooms are basic but massive. Bed extremely comfortable. Bathroom basic but lashings of hot water. Shower not fixed to wall and no shower curtain, which was slightly disappointing , but was manageable just for a weekend. Food is outstanding. Probably the best pepper steak I have ever had! Excellent value, wine and bar drinks very reasonably priced.
May be cold in the winter as central heating in room ineffective and noisy fan in bathroom ,but probably only to be expected given the age of the building. Uneven floors in room but magic mirror which made us look tall and slim ( worth going back just for that!)
Will definitely be booking again!

Room Tip: Rooms are basic but massive.ours was on front of hotel over the high street with views of hills
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Staying at the Cain Valley hotel is a worthwhile activity. It's a lovely old historic place that oozes tastes of the old days. The beer, the décor, the hospitality and the food all have echoes of times gone by, in a good way.

Staying at the Cain Valley hotel is like a step back in time, in a good way!

Room Tip: Take a horse and tie it up outside- just for the laughs you get from the local children!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

A four night stay in September 2012. Excellent food, comfortable room, lively bar, good and helpful staff. Llanfyllin, the village (small town?) is at the centre of a good area for castles, Powis (a must) and Chirk, for scenery just about everywhere you look and for people who seem to have time to stop and chat. The Cain Valley Hotel is certainly very good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Also Known As:
Cain Valley Hotel Llanfyllin, Wales, United Kingdom
Address: High Street, Llanfyllin SY22 5AQ , Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanfyllin
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Llanfyllin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cain Valley Hotel 3*
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