Stayed at this wonderful hotel for two nights with my wife for Valentines. Fantastic just about sums up everything that you need to know if you like quaint "Oldy Worldy" type hotels with loads of character. Not far from the beaten track in a lovely little village this is one of the nicest hotels that we have stayed in. The service was impeccable with nothing too much trouble, the room itself was neat and clean, the range of beers, wines and spirits would suit everyones taste and the general ambience and atmosphere was enchanting and relaxing. We ate in the restaurant on one night and in the bar on the second and the food on both nights was exquisite, easily amongst the best we have ever had. They do get fairly busy so I would recommend booking the restaurant when you book your room if you intend to eat in there. Breakfast is served in a delightful dining area and, even when busy, the service was prompt and friendly. Unlike many hotels of this nature there is a huge car park to the rear of the building and, if you are lucky enough to stay in one of the annexe rooms as we did, you can park your car literally outside your bedroom door. If you want to really enjoy your stay at this fine hotel and to avail yourself of the food and drinks available it is not cheap so don't expect it to be. It does, however, represent real value for money and we certainly came away determined to return as soon as possible. On this occasion we had booked a double room and because we have a superking sized bed at home my wife found it harder to sleep and she blamed me for hogging the covers. This could have been due to the large malt whiskey that I had before retiring but who knws? When we stay again, which we will, we will book one of the rooms with a larger bed, or preferably two rooms! There were one or two extremely minor things that we brought to the attention of the reception staff who dealt with them in a professional manner. To say that they were complaints or that they in any way impacted negatively on our stay would be like buying a Rolls Royce and then saying that the tyres were too black.
Brilliant in every way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 14th century coaching inn situated in the picturesque brecon beacons national park. It is paradise for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and families. The 35 bedroomed hotel boasts an award winning restaurant along with a bar which is always full of atmosphere. Very dog friendly, they will be served with a bowl of chicken upon arrival.we also have a beautiful beer garden where you can soak in the sun whilst enjoying a lovely cold drink. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bear Hotel Crickhowell
- Bear Crickhowell
- The Bear Hotel Crickhowell, Wales