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Nanteos Mansion
Ranked #7 of 36 Aberystwyth B&B and Inns
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Wales
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Family Christmas lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We have been trying to go to Nanteos Mansion for a play and afternoon tea all year on recommendation.
As we couldn't make any of those dates we chose to go for a family Christmas lunch instead.
What a delightful treat. The fantastic Lodge house and drive give you some idea of what lies at the end of the lane.
This mansion has been restored with great care to detail. We were met outside and welcomed straight into the bar where the staff were attentive, professional with great smiles on their faces.
The food was locally sourced and cooked to perfection. To see all the staff so wonderfully trained was exceptional. They all know the history of the Mansion well, the gallery upstairs which has framed historical information is unique.
I would recommend Nanteos Mansion to anyone of any age, what a magical find.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tal-y-llyn, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Encouraged by many a folk talking about Nanteos outside Aberystwyth we decided to go there for a one night early Christmas treat ...... and we were glad that we did! No expense has obviously been spared in returning this imposing manor house to its former glory and it looked even better decorated ready for Christmas with a huge tree in the imposing hall. Our large bedroom was very comfortable (although not entirely sold on the black paint on the bathroom walls!) and there was a suggestion of a view to the side of the house. The service was attentive under the ever watchful eye of the general manager, Mark, who can be justly proud of what Nanteos is now offering guests. The evening meal was excellent prepared by head chef, Nigel, and we suspect it will not be too long before the Michelin Guide inspectors make an unnounced visit!

Room Tip: If it is within your budget do get a room at the front to benefit from the views across the fields.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Snowdoniatraveller
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Wales
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was my first visit to Nanteos since it opened. Its a great hotel in a beautiful location. The owners have clearly spent heavily on upgrading the mansion house to a very high standard hotel. The rooms are lovely, the staff unfailingly helpful and the surroundings stunning. Well worth a visit. There are relatively few high end hotels in the Aberystwyth area - and this is definitely one of my favourites.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Penyderyn
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Spent just one night here with my husband to celebrate my birthday - and what a way to celebrate in style! Service here is fantastic, except that the term "service" feels wrong as they somehow manage to make you feel you're part of the family rather than just another customer. A very nice gentleman who was a combination of porter, bellman, greeter and historian met us at the car to help with the bags and later gave a quick tour of some of the old house's quirks and charms, complete with some of the family history and the restoration efforts. He introduced us to the receptionist, who also gave us the official tour of the establishment showing us how to operate the fancy coffee machine in the suite). We stayed in and highly recommend the Japan Suite, which was modern and luxurious with a fabulous tub. The room was also perfectly quiet, enabling one of the best nights of sleep I can remember.

Shortly after our mid-afternoon arrival, we enjoyed a delicious high tea in the downstairs sitting room. After a nap and a swim in the tub, we went back down to the bar for a glass of champagne and then dined in the main dining room. Each room is elegant but also comfortable, a very pleasing combination. Dinner was simply one of the better meals we've enjoyed since we moved to the UK a year ago. The ingredients were all fresh and local; we even saw the local butcher delivering parcels to the kitchen the following day. Unable to make up my mind, the staff was happy to allow me to order several appetisers instead of a main course - I recommend the scallops; they were melt-in-your-mouth-and-make-you-melt-too good. Breakfast the next morning, served in the old kitchen rich in ambience, was equally good. There is a buffet if you like a light continental type meal or you can order several delectable dishes. We walked off the morning repast by following the trail around the back of the property. It is still a work in progress, but quite pleasant, even in the rain as it turns out. It was the perfect distance to leave us feeling refreshed and a bit less full, ready to start our day.

The only draw back we can find to the place is that eventually you have to leave and go back to the 'real world.' This place was so wonderful, it makes even birthdays seem like something to look forward to - and I shall certainly endeavour to make this an annual tradition.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Japan Suite which was modern, quiet, had an amazing bath tub en suite and a back entr...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Just spent two nights with my brother,sister and father for a family reunion! This lovely country house has been very sympathetically restored and is extremely comfortable. All four bedrooms were all different and luxurious. We ended up eating there on both nights as the food was excellent and your breakfast is cooked to order as well! The young staff were very pleasant and nothing was too much for them. One of the older male staff- sorry don't know his name was extremely knowledgable about the house and family and very interesting to talk too. The views and park land is lovely beautifully quiet. I can't recommend this hotel enough and hope to return again myself.

Room Tip: Perhaps not a room on the ground floor
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tacye B
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Torino
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed just for one night at this fabulous hotel. The old mansion has being transformed into a beautiful hotel. Rooms are very comfortable, breakfast is excellent and the staff very friendly.
I have stayed in other hotels in aber before but none of them offer the quality of this hotel. I highly recommend it

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patricia L
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Ivinghoe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

After an exhausting journey in terrible weather we finally arrived at Nanteos,escorted by the local constabulary as we could not find the hotel. On arrival we were amazed at the the Georgian architecture, considering that we were in the 'middle of nowwhere' and not in a city renowned for this architectual style! Our room,Hafod, was very comfortable,of generous size and ideal for partially disabled people. The bathroom was large, well equipped and with a luxurious range of toiletries ,towels,flannels and bathrobes.The ground and first floor of the mansion have been completely restored to their former glory and can only be described as 'stunning'. The stable area and courtyard have been partially restord,housing a most luxurious four bedroomed mews house which can be let on a self catering basis. We booked for four nights but stayed seven, although the weather in the majority was bad. We blame the total luxury, only the very best food, excellent service, glorious surroundings for this! Well,any of these excuses will do!!!!!!! Many thanks to everyone at Nanteos Mansion.

Room Tip: Nightingale Suite an absolute must!!! For the partially disabled, Hafod, is very comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Nanteos Mansion
Address: Rhydyfelin | Rhydyfelin, Aberystwyth SY23 4LU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nanteos Mansion 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nanteos Mansion is a grade 1 listed Georgian Property built in 1739 by the Powell Family, and lived in by the same family until 1951. Now restored to its former glory, offering a range of deluxe bedrooms, combined with sumptuous public spaces and providing fine dining using the finest of local Welsh produce.The ethos of the house is 'A country House that happens to be a hotel rather than a Country House Hotel' professional, yet friendly unobtrusive service, where our guests can feel pampered yet relaxed. Nanteos is proud to reestablish the tradition of welcoming guests to this fine Country House. ... more   less 
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