I stayed at The Cwrt Bleddyn with my family, occupying four hotel rooms and one of the private function rooms.
The last time I stayed at the hotel I had a superb weekend, but this weekend's visit was anything close to average.
During dinner we asked for some ketchup for the children in our party. The waitress returned a few minutes later to tell us, "Sorry, no ketchup." What!? No ketchup in a hotel? You must surely be jesting.
After dinner, a few of us moved to the bar for a quick G&T. "Sorry, no tonic?" You know you're
somewhere special when a hotel bar has run out of tonic. Now, I've had a gin & tonic in Lima, Cuzco, Nairobi, Marrakech, Kigali, Tambopata, and even Jinja, close to the source of the Nile.
None of the bars in those locations have had trouble locating tonic. Switch to a lager from the rather limited choice and a Baileys. Probably the shortest measure of Baileys ever delivered.
After an hour in the bar, listening to the incessant drone from Sky News banging on about Jade Goody's wedding, we decided to call it a night.
Fortunately, we were staying in Room 16, the room in which someone spent over 6 hours making it a better place to sleep. I can't quite figure out the point of that, especially as as soon as you put someone in there the balance is ruined.
At breakfast I decided on a lighter option, rather than the ful Welsh breakfast. Pancakes with syrup and some toast for me, and something equally light for her. Off went the waiter, order in hand.
After about five minutes a waitress walked past with some toast and delivered it to another table.
Fair enough, they might want the same toast as us. Five minutes after that a waiter visited The Others' table and brought the toast to us, making no effort to hide the fact that he'd just lifted cold toast from someone else's table to bring to us. He then proceeded to take their order.
Fifteen minutes after we placed our order the waiter returned to let me know, "Sorry, we can't do pancakes today." What!? You have got to be kidding me. "It's just flour, eggs and water, and it took fifteen minutes to figure out that you haven't got anyone in who can make them?" I decided to stick with a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
So, The Cwrt Bleddyn has gone from a fairly decent venue for a party to one that's rather tatty.
The stair carpet is held together by frayed gaffer tape. The door handle on room 16 is held together with chipboard. The door on room 16 doesn't close unless you bang it shut because the hinges haven't been properly fitted. Neither of the windows in the room close properly. The bed was poorly made, unless "lumpy" is one of the settings.
Given that the hotel was extremely quiet, I'm surprised that it can cope with a wedding party. At no time during the evening was it apparent that anyone over the age of 20 was working there. On the whole the service wasn't bad, but apart from two of the waiting staff it thoroughly lacked any personality.
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