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Castle of Brecon
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brecon
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

perfect location,lovely spacious room with great view over the snow-capped Beacons.everything good,helpful smiling staff,lovely breakfast and a comfertable and reasonably priced bar with an intersesting smattering of locals dropping in!..will stay here again when in the area.

Room Tip: ask for a "room with a view"..worth the little bit more.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

A warm and welcoming atmosphere in cosy decor with a view to Brecon Beacons and the rooftops of Brecon. An ambitious and service minded staff serves both traditional and continental dishes in very high quality. The standard room invites you to relax with a cup of coffee/tea and a biscuit, flat screen tv, a huge double bed and a bath.
Less than 2 min. walk you'll find yourself down the centre of Brecon.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank AnnKristinLH
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Stayed evening with friends. very helpful staff, very clean and welcoming. Cant comment on breakfast as i missed it.. oops. tried to book for this weekend but full. Not surprised. will definatly pop up for a drink

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank Poolie8667
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We got married on 14 February 2013 and had our wedding reception at The Castle Hotel.
From the moment we got out of the wedding car we couldn't fault a thing. There at the entrance was Sam (wedding co-ordinator) along with a memeber of her staff, smiling and giving out to the guests their welcome drinks. I specifically asked for a Woo Woo Cocktail to be made as one of the Welcome drinks, as it reminded me and the girls of the Hen Do, and there it was on arrival. The men obviously had their Corona and also Champagne flowing.
Once we walked into the Ballroom the whole place looked lovely and I just couldn't stop smiling. Sam and her staff were on hand straight away, walking around the guests with the delicious Canapes (a must have!) Our main buffet comprised of a mixture of warm & cold food and what a presentation it was. It looked so lovely and tasted fabulous! Hats off to the Chef. He did an awesome job. Also the Bacon & Sausage baps went down well with the guests towards the end of the night.
The day as a whole was absolutely great. From the Chef with his cooking to Sam and the waitresses being helpful, polite and very professional throughout the day. Not forgetting the bar man, who worked his socks off too. What a great team.
A few weeks after the wedding when we caught up again with friends and family, they also commented on how much they enjoyed the day and also that their stay within the hotel along with the breakfast and their evening meal was of great quality.
Thank you for making our day one to remember.
Everyone should have their Wedding reception with you........100% FACT!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Angharad W
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed in the hotel as a group of four couples on a weekend away and overall the experience was very enjoyable, with the hotel proving a good choice.
It is a very old building, located adjacent to the castle and just a few minutes walk to the town centre – farmers’ market worth a visit – and just beyond that the canal basin and theatre.
The decor reflects a recent makeover, bright and modern, and it has a variety of function rooms, the large banqueting hall particularly impressive.
The staff were always cheerful, polite and helpful, whilst the significant number of locals using it for a drink not only said something about the hotel, but also created a good atmosphere.
There are plenty of steps and stairs everywhere, and floors are not all level, so those not sure of foot should take care.
Our room was large, clean and comfortable with a giant sized bed and a plasma TV set. The “extras” embraced a good tea/coffee tray and bathroom toiletries that included a dental care pack.
If I wanted to be hyper critical I would mention a slight smell of drains in the bathroom after a period of non use and a small patch of damp incursion in one corner of the ceiling.
Also, on the one night the room above was clearly occupied and every step was accompanied by a loud creak. Perhaps we were also unfortunate to have a fellow guest who walked the floor endlessly from 5.45 t0 7.30 on the second morning!
However, these are relatively minor in relation to the overall room quality – and our friends certainly had no complaints, one even having an impressive vaulted ceiling, another a fine view out over the town and the third a large stained glass window.
Breakfast included an adequate buffet selection of the usual fare while on the first morning the cooked dish was done to order. All combinations were cheerfully catered for, although there was a delay in serving, perhaps a good sign of freshness. Smiling waitresses ensured plenty of toast, tea and coffee.
On the second morning the cooked was available in buffet format although items such as kippers and haddock could be separately requested.
We dined in the restaurant on the second night with a round table laid out for us and cheerful, attentive service. The menu was large and comprehensive, serving all tastes and ranging upwards in price from a very tasty f'ggots, peas and mash (£7.99) to more expensive steaks (£19.20). In the starters there was a delicious roasted tomato soup with exquisite bread and butter, like the rest of the food, largely locally sourced.
For eight of us, and including a good variety and volume of drinks, the bill came to less than £200.
For a change of venue, the Clarence, five minutes the other side of the town centre, had a cheerful ambience and good bar food.

Room Tip: 31 has squeeky floor in room above it - not nice when occupant paces non stop from 5.45 to 7.30am.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Llanharan_Wales
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed in the apartment stable block bit not main hotel. A space which was a bit overpriced for what it offered to be honest. A good base for a family going out to explore the Beacons perhaps but I think one could do better because this diluted rather added to the experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank dobehave
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed for three nights, staff friendly, welcoming and helpful. Location meant only a short walk to the town centre. Food was fantastic, with an extensive menu, the service matched it. The room was great, spacious with everything you needed, would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Steve P
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Additional Information about Castle of Brecon

Address: Castle Square, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 9DB, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brecon
Price Range: $122 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle of Brecon 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 40 bedrooms providing a variety of different types of accommodation. All rooms in the main hotel are individually decorated and offer LCD TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. We will be happy to discuss your accommodation requirements and the type of room that would be most suitable for your needs. Our current prices are published here as a guide, please note that from time to time these will change to reflect local events. Standard Bedrooms from £87 Standard Family Bedrooms from £97 (based on 2 adults and 1 child) Superior Bedrooms from £107 Family Mews rooms from £157 (room only)( 2 adults and 2 Children) Walkers Mews rooms from £157 (room only) Beacons View Bedrooms from £137 Four Poster rooms £157 ... more   less 
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