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“Not something you'd expect from a 4 star”
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Nythfa House
Ranked #21 of 43 Brecon B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Not something you'd expect from a 4 star”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

After seeing the main building and rooms online, we booked for a weekend away. Upon arrival we were shown to our room which could only be described as going to butlins about 20 years ago. It was outdated and small. When we enquirer about dinner we were told we would have to eat in the bar due to a large group of walkers that had reserved the dinning room. To make matters worse it was going to be a carvey and the starters were soup or fruit juice and for 22.95 it was appalling and I would heavily suggest taking a walk into town and choosing a restaurant there we went to the castle and for the same price had a lovely 3 course meal. You have to have breakfast by 9o'clock, and you're served by a moody teenager who doesn't even give you chance to read the menu before asking to take your order.but the beds were comfy.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The b&b is in a residential part of Brecon, just over a mile from the twon centre and it is split between the main house and other buildings, if in the main house, then the place looks fine but the outbuilding that I stayed in was very dated, basic and ugly! For £85 I would have expected better, no Wi Fi, ok breakfast, ok service and a great garden but this really is trying to cater for the senior citizen, walking holiday! Should update as standards have changed since the 80's. If staying, bring your own shower gel etc. as the hotel's is terrible!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nythfa House is a short distance from Brecon town centre. It has an imposing appearance as you approach passing the lawned well kept gardens. You are directed around the back and enter through a characterless corridor - not the grand reception you might expect.

I soon relealised this is more hostel than hotel, owned and run by the members of a walking holiday club. There was no bar or restaurant in the evening but at £90 a night B&B this was definately not a low season price. The first bedroom I was shown had little daylight, was extremely claustrophobic and had bath only. I settled for a twin room with a double aspect at the back of the hotel - plenty of daylight but no view. It was basic but clean.

Lots of stairs on the bedroom floors (and didn't appear to be a lift) so probably not good for the less physically able - check with them before booking.

The hotel does benefit from a heated indoor pool in an outbuilding which again was basic (no towels or toiletries) but spotlessly clean. I was given a fresh towel by the receptionist rather than have to go back to my room for one which was nice.

Breakfast was only available from 8.30 until 9. I asked if they could make it slightly later for me as I had to work first thing and couldn't get back there until just after 9. They agreed but not without saying they don't normally allow exceptions. Unusally you are forced to share tables (hostel style?). I was scorned for moving onto a free separate table - was told the head chef did not allow single diners! Apart from that, breakfast was good - big choice of cereals, fruit etc from the cold buffet plus a cooked breakfast brought from the kitchen (of mainly local produce).

The whole experience left a rather sour note. As a business traveller you normally expect the establishment to put the customer first, not expect them to stick to a rigid set of house rules. I was only there for a few hours and it was walking distance from where I was working so on balance was fine. I won't be looking to return there.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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wales mid. glam.
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

stayed here one night on our way to Buith Wells, this hotel is about ten min.walk into Brecon town
yet it feels like you are staying out in the countryside,the gardens were well kept, the rooms were
clean and comfortable,we had a room on the lower floor overlooking the garden, we did not use the pool and spa but went to look it over,only sorry we didnt plan to use the pool, it looked great
the breakfast was good ,and plenty of it,only slight down side was the breakfast tables were layed out for groups of people,when we would have prefered to have breakfast on our own,but that is just our preference not a poor reflection on the hotel,i would stay here again

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Nythfa House is owned and run by HF Holidays-stands for Holiday Fellowship- and is geared to walkers who go out each day and walk the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. It is informal and friendly but not a traditional hotel format. They do everything very well-food is excellent. The rooms are comfortable. It represents very good value for money. It is a few minutes walk of the town of Brecon which has all facilties required and a beautiful cathedral. Oh, and it is in the middle of some of the most attractive countryside and villages in the UK. Not to be missed.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Marlow
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

the bedroom was clean although very small and the beds hard . the bathroom was very cold with atowel heater .food was substantial although the sandwiches were poor i asked for ham salad and could find no ham

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Cambridge
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Spent the weekend in this hotel. Very friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. Bedroom clean and comfy, food was great.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Nythfa House
Address: Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7NN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Brecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nythfa House 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nythfa House is set in a peaceful location, just 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Brecon. We're a short stroll from the cathedral, museum and shops in this attractive market town. The surrounding Brecon Beacons National Park is popular with walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. A stay at Nythfa House could include a stroll or cycle ride along the canal or, for the more adventurous, a walk to the summit of Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in the Beacons. The magnificent waterfalls at Ystradfellte, the book town of Hay-on-Wye, and the cathedral city of Hereford are all within easy reach. ... more   less 
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