on the plus side the food in the pub in the evening was good. i've stayed in many hotels over the years but this by far was the worst. we were led to believe that we would have an en suite but it was shared toilets and shared showers. we weren't allowed hot water until the landlord decided to put the emersion heater on so even though we'd been out horse riding for 6 hours during the day we had to wait till 7.45pm to have a shower. when we visited the priory restaurant nearby we learned from some locals that this was normal and they don't like to have to put the heating on or the emersion heater until they absolutely have to. the rooms are very small and chilly, we had a sink in our room but you couldn't stand up to wash as the beams were so low. the room had clearly just been decorated but it seems the decorator must have got bored half way through painting as it was half finished. the beds were solid and uncomfortable and we had to wait ages for someone to meet us at the door when we first arrived. all in all i would recommend you stay at the skirrid inn up the road or at the priory hotel, or even in a nearby camp site, you would be more comfortable and more welcomed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Half Moon Hotel is set in a peaceful and secluded spot in the beautiful Black Mountains, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Next door to Llanthony Priory. The friendly 17th-century pub is an ideal base for walkers (we are not far from the Offas Dyke Path and on the beacons way path). We are also well situated to explore the Norman border castles, old churches and chapels of the Welsh borders. The small town of Abergavenny is 10 miles away. Hay-on-Wye 13 miles, Hereford 25 miles and Cardiff 40 miles. The Half Moon serves good food, real ales & tea & coffee, child friendly pub. We also have a beer garden for your use and dogs are welcome. Pony trekking is available close by and caters for all ages and abilities. The Half Moon is situated in an area designated as a dark sky at night location and is therefore ideal for stargazers and photographers. Our accommodation is basic due to the age of the building, but a warm welcome and good food and ale is offered to all our visitors. The Half Moon is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and therefore there is some disruption to normal service however we are working extremely hard to keep the disturbance to our guests to a minimum. Should you have any concerns regarding this please contact us ... more less