When you are recommended a hotel, by two completely separate people, and one of those asks you to go along with them for a special event, you develop expectations that you hope will not be disappointed.
The occasion was a champagne dinner, held late Feb 2014, and in need of a few days away from the pressures of life we decided to stay for two nights, splashing out a little by booking a large double room with views over the river Usk - not cheap!
The online booking went a little wrong - a lower price being advertised than really available - but the hotel honored the advert (after a little compromise by me to show I am an understanding guy) and we looked forward to our welsh sojourn for weeks.
We were not disappointed. The hotel staff and facilities were welcoming, warm and comfortable. The room luxurious (although the DAB radio didn't appear to work). The food excellent. The grounds extensive - although had been more productive in the past I am sure.
We discovered, prior to arriving, that our view of the river Usk would be obstructed by scaffolding as pre-arranged works had been delayed and a discount of £40 per night would be applied. Yes, scaffolding had been erected but the effect on our view was minimal. We still accepted the refund however - thanks James!
Unfortunately, my disrupted sleep quality was a little adversely affected, not by the quality of the room and bed but my enjoyment of the food and beverages on offer!
To our mind, the only improvement that could have been made would have been to the weather - but the hotel did their best to improve this but failed miserably!!!!!!!!!! It is Wales after all.
We shall certainly be going here again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gliffaes is a charming, 4 star country house hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.One of the last real fishing havens, the hotel is located off the beaten track in 33 acres of stunning grounds between Abergavenny and Brecon, surrounded by magnificent trees and next to the River Usk.The beautiful local landscape draws in walkers, cyclists and fishermen keen to get out and enjoy the countryside - whilst also staying in a little bit of luxury.Recipient of a Gold Award 2014 from Visit Wales, Gliffaes is a home away from home. Kick off your shoes and enjoy comfortable rooms, open fires, delicious food and excellent service.Run by James & Susie Suter since 1998, the hotel is passionate about this neck of the woods and the guests who stay there. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gliffaes Country House Hotel Crickhowell, Wales