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“Felt like being at home”
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The Cammarch Hotel
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Felt like being at home”
Reviewed November 9, 2010

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.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Very friendly hostess, very relaxing nights stay and a wonderful breakfast .

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

We stayed in the Commarch over the weekend of the 6th of August when we visited Wales for the Brecon Jazz festival. There were 8 of us in total . We occupied 3 rooms all of which were of a good standard. Breakfast was great, freshly prepared as ordered. The hostess and daughter were very attentive and made our stay a pleasurable experience. I would recocomend staying at the Commarch and we would not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Dublin
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

Llangammarch Wells really is an isolated place and the exterior of this hotel may not offer much hope, but inside resides the friendliest, hardest working hostess anywhere on the island. She is always smiling and always willing to do whatever she can to help. The hotel itself is an old house that's a bit rickety but full of nice small touches like the fairy lights in the conservatory, the comfy couches and the honour system bar. The only downside was that the food wasn't great.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

Kathryn was the "hostess with the mostess". We had a lovely family "appartment" with good sized bedroom, lounge and kitchen. The hotel grounds/gardens were enormous and lead down to a lovely river. The menu was great , cooked fabulously and complemented by some great wines. Excellent on all fronts.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Derby
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

We found this to be a truly lovely place. the staff were friendly yet unobtrusive and the room was ultra clean and very comfortable. The hotel has a great setting with sprawling gardens leading down to the river. I'd recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

By far the best place that we've stayed at in Wales - and we do travel a great deal for both business and pleasure. Kathryn is the perfect host: charming, friendly, attentive, a great cook, and keeper of a small but fine cellar.

The hotel has been internally refurbished to a high standard and is bright, airy, stylish and welcoming.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cammarch Hotel
Address: Unnamed Road | Llangammarch Wells, Llangammarch Wells LD4 4BY, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llangammarch Wells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Llangammarch Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cammarch Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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