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“Lovely, great service and great breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Beacons
Ranked #29 of 44 Brecon B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely, great service and great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

We spent 2 nights here in March and had a great stay. The host and other staffn were friendly, helpful and welcoming with plenty of local knowledge to share. Our room itself was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a good size with very good water pressure. The location itself was ideal and just a few minutes walk to the town centre. The breakfast was excellent and service wads quick and cheerfull. Would reccomend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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wales
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

found this guest house online as needed place to stay for the night on new years eve as was spending new year with my mum and dad who live in brecon ..anyways emailed hotel asking for family room as have 2 children and was e.mailed back with price for bed breakfast the price seamed very fair for 4 of us as we needed a family room..so went ahead and booked it ..just wanted to give my personal view on the guest house .the room was very big with a double bed plus 2 single beds even though owner said in morning we had smallest family room well not being funny i thought it was well big enough for us and was happy . ..there was a tv on wall nice bathroom and all in all a very nice room very clean and comfy the lady who seemed to be running it was lovely also ...had breakfast in the morning which was full english or choice of many other things ect and plenty of coffee tea orange juice and watever...would deffo stay in this guest house again and was very pleased with everything over all and the price seemed very fair for 4 of us with breakfast ...was a pleasent 1 night stay .....:-) will deffo use again if plan any more trips to see my parents in brecon and stay overnight ....

  • 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
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dazza32
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Its such a shame that this Guest House, due to its excellent location, with a little more effort, could be so much more. The facilities were tired and worn. We literally only needed the room to sleep and shower and stay in and not stay in the room for too long which was quite lucky really. With Sellotape holding the back of the remote control in place, I struggled to find a channel on the archaic and very small TV in the room. One plug in electric radiator, for this annex type double room at the back of the property closest to the tatty car park, left it feeling damp and chilly with the decor very plain. The bathroom was clean and the shower worked and there was an electric heater you could switch on for a short burst of heat but you had to brave the cold of the bathroom for a middle of the night wee.

If you are a larger framed couple you would struggle to get a good nights sleep on the small and uncomfortable bed. The double room at the back was near to the back entrance to the hotel which has a light on an activation sensor - as guests arrived throughout the evening the light activated and stayed on for approx 20 mins. Do not opt for this room if you are a light sleeper!

Our party consisted of 7 guests total and one of our guests was told where to sit in the dining room by the brusque landlady leaving us unable to continue our morning breakfast conversation until he insisted on staying put!

The cooked breakfast was quite meagre - one small sausage, one piece of bacon, one tomato (halved an grilled) approx 4 mushrooms, beans. Toast and cereal was available and juices, tea and coffee. Cooked breakfast was served on a tiny plate.

Overall I was disappointed as I have stayed at many places in Brecon and the quality and standards are higher elsewhere for a far cheaper price.

Room Tip: Don't opt for the double room at the back if you are a light sleeper!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SkydiveAnnie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Bed was sagging and mattress thin. Sole chair in this tiny room had badly stained cushion. Overall, the room was uninviting with barely enough room to put one's suitcase down. Breakfast offered the cheapest bread for toasting, watered juice, tinned fruit although one could choose the hot food menu. The more expensive items listed on menu were not available. Best things: good parking and great location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne W
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uk
Level Contributor
117 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here in room 14 (splendid family room) as a family of 4 and we cannot of asked for more.

We arrived pretty early and parked in the private car park and went in to notify the reception that we had done so with no expectations of being allowed in our room.... but we were welcomed and directed to our room and allowed in despite us being there almost 6 hours prior to check in.
The room left the children and I open mouthed, a great room with twins for the 2 kids, a separate mezzanine for the grown ups, a huge bathroom and a sitting area to cool down in.
With only a 2 minute walk into town the location of the b&b is also great, it is however on the main road in and out but to be honest this made no difference.
Breakfast for the morning after seems to be a very well run affair with all tables being cooked in turn, this can be a little bit of a pain if all you want is a sarnie and have to wait 20 mins while the others in front of you get theirs but not a real issue if your not in a rush.
If we head back to Brecon then I can't see why we wouldn't consider booking in here again but I have to admit I would request room 14.

Room Tip: If you are a family of 4+ then ask for room 14
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sadies
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140 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We recently spent a weekend in Brecon to hike and visit, and this modest B&B fit the bill as we just wanted a place to sleep at night. The location is ideal to get to hiking trails and near the centre of town. The room with en suite was clean and perfectly adequate. Breakfast was cooked to order and delicious. The owner, who is also a nurse, gave us helpful information about local restaurants as well as the location of the nearest supermarkets and cheapest petrol stations. The only drawbacks were the lack of soundproofing and the faint scent of flora room freshener. Being clean, the scent was unnecessary.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank passionflora
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Austin
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Spend your time and money at a better place. The room was tattered looking. Bed was uncomfortable. Breakfast was average. Most striking was the unfriendly owner. She needs to work in a different business, one that does not require warmth and hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ruthie00500
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Property: The Beacons
Address: 16 Bridge Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 8AH, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Brecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beacons 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beacons was once a riverside farm and the 17th Century barns and cottages still remain. The front part of the building was added in the early 1700's and the house has changed little - apart from modern comforts and decor. The original spiral staircase, moulded ceilings and even the meat cellar (now a cosy bar) all add to the character and atmosphere of this lovely home. ... more   less 
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