We were a mixed group ranging in age from 19 to 58 years. The Cammarch was ideally located as it was in the middle of an area occupied by our extended family who we were visiting. The owner and staff were helpful and friendly.
Upon arrival we found that the hotel was half full with the other guests being mainly fishermen. The hotel lies at a point where two rivers meet. The premises have fishing rights and guests can use their stretches of water to course fish or try for a trout or salmon. On the second night we were the only guests.
The building is Victorian and has four floors, excluding cellars. The ground floor has the entrance, bar lounge, kitchens and conservatory dining room. The first and second floors are occupied by bedrooms and the top floor has two apartments suitable for families.
The bedroom’s furniture was mainly antique Victorian, but the beds were modern and comfortable. Linen and curtains had been matched well with different colour schemes in each room. The beds were very comfortable.
The bar worked on honesty with guests serving themselves and then signing a chit for what they had taken. It had an average range of beverages for a small establishment and prices were reasonable.
Breakfasts were substantial. They were hearty Welsh cooked breakfasts preceded by cereals, fruit juices, fresh fruit salad (not tinned) and completed with home made bread and toast with local preserves. The meats and dairy items were locally produced on neighbouring farms. I have never seen such thick cut slices of bacon, they were more like gammon steaks. The sausages were mouth-watering. Other cooked options (kippers or porridge) were available by prior arrangement.
The grounds are extensive. The hotel lies in the ‘V’ where two rivers meet. If you walk around the gardens you will be accompanied by friendly hotel pets such as two noisy border collie dogs and a couple of pygmy goats.
There are some disadvantages to staying at Cammarch. Parking is limited on the premises with possibly 6 – 8 medium sized cars being a maximum. However, the railway station car park is free and only 100 yards away. I had to use that on the first night. We found that the majority of bedrooms had miniscule bathrooms/shower rooms. It was difficult to move around in them and the mirrors and wash basins were positioned very low for anyone over 5’10”. I am 6’ and if I bent to look in the mirror, my backside pushed the bathroom door open and part of me was protruding into the bedroom. This is only to be expected in a Victorian building where en suite facilities have been added in vacant corners as an after thought.
All of the rooms are on the first, second and third floors (English system of describing floor levels in a building). The stairs were a problem for persons with mobility difficulties. There were no suitable disabled facilities. All of the public rooms were on the ground floor. The conservatory dining room was cold if you were first in to breakfast in the morning.
The staff and proprietor, Kathryn, were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly stay there again and recommend it to any able-bodied person.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cammarch is a friendly AA 4star rated guest house with a long history as a fishing lodge, with over 4 miles of fishing on the rivers Irfon and Cammarch. Guest accommodation is spread over 3 floors with 10 double/twin en-suite rooms and 2 family suites which have 2 bedrooms and one en-suite bathroom in each suite. We provide clean, comfortable accommodation as well as a cosy lounge, dining room where you can sample delicious home cooked breakfast and dinners, and we have a public bar. We are centrally located for you to explore the rest of Wales and our own setting is beautiful and very relaxing. A great place to for a relaxing holiday. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Travelocity and Hotwire so you can book your The Cammarch Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Cammarch Hotel Llangammarch Wells, Wales