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Glandyfi Castle
Ranked #1 of 12 Machynlleth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Great experience!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

I stayed at Glandyfi Castle for a night in April 2013, and it was fantastic. My room was gorgeous with a lovely view out over the castle gardens, and the views from the diningroom etc out over the estuary are absolutely beautiful - and if you're really lucky you might get the full 360 view from the turret! When I think castle I think cold and drafty, but this is warm and toasty and inviting, and feels like a lovely home, and we got given tea and scones on arrival. Will definitely visit Glandyfi again if I get back to Wales from New Zealand!

As a side note, I do recommend contacting them ahead of time if you want a room - we turned up on the day and got a room, but apparently this was quite unusual for them.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Toogoolawah, Australia
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Glandyfi Castle in early December 2012, sorry for the long delay with my review. It has been months now since our trip. We travelled through the UK, Ireland and France over a 6 week period and our stay with Peter and Maureen, Tabi and Sydney was the highlight. The Castle itself is "to die for". Hospitality, conversation and food just wonderful. The views from the castle are amazing and I captured an amazing double rainbow photo from the turret above our room, which by the way was Nightingale. If we get back over to Wales from Australia we will definitely be visiting Glandyfi again. Would love to catch up with you all again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed for two nights over the bank holiday weekend for my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. They had hired out the entire castle for the weekend for all the family which made it feel like the castle was ours. Maureen and Peter have managed to create an atmosphere of luxury, romance and intrigue yet without any arrogance or stuffiness that I have found in other 5* hotels. All of the staff were friendly and accommodating. I am pregnant and am going through a stage where I am fussy with food but they could not have done more to accommodate my crazy taste buds. The view is unbelievable and the rooms tastefully decorated each with their own themes. We stayed in the Skylark room which was beautiful and huge which had an ensuite with an amazing shower! Glandyfi castle is perfect for couples and families alike who want to escape from reality. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and we have already started to plan when we can return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

WOW!!!
Whether you are looking for a quite weekend break or if, like us, you take over the whole castle for a family celebration this is THE place to stay. Everything about Glandyfi Castle is absolutely perfect. The rooms are beautiful, the location unsurpassed and the food is excellent. The welcome we received from Maureen, Pete and the team was exceptional and their attention to detail was faultless and, of course, we must not forget Sidney the dachshund. Thank you for helping to make the weekend really special. We will be back there is absolutley no doubt about it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and can honestly say it was one of the most special places we have ever stayed in - and we have stayed in hotels all over the world. The hotel is like a mini castle complete with turrets - and the bedrooms are really stylishly decorated - you can see the owners have taken a lot of care so that every last detail is just perfect!
Our exquisite turret room overlooked the beautiful landscaped gardens to the rear, whereas the rooms to the front have magnificent uninterrupted views over the estuary.We ordered afternoon tea - a feast of the most delicious cakes and sandwiches - as you can see from the photos.Breakfast was taken in the huge but homely dining room and again it was everything and more you could want from a cooked breakfast - very tasty and plenty of it!! The owners themselves were very friendly and made us feel more like house guests than just holidaymakers. All in all, we cannot recommend the hotel highly enough - it ticked every box for a relaxing and really romantic short break - we loved staying there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

An excellent place to stay and dine.Rooms are tastefully furnished,location is beautiful and service is second to none.My wife and I are regular travellers,in UK and world wide,and without doubt Glandyfi Castle is a place not to be missed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We decided we wanted to stay somewherenice for Easter and the two of us knew we had made the right choice when we rounded the corner at the top of the drive and both said "WOW" as the hotel and views came into view. From the moment we entered the hotel itself everyone made us feel exceptionally welcome. It is a place where you get genuine 5 star treatment but in a laid back manner where you "feel at home". We had two dinners when we stayed and thet were excellent with a complete change of menu on each eveneing. In addition when my wife asked for something different for pudding this was greeted with a "no problem" a list of possibilities and a pud my wife thought was perfect. The second evening we were the only diners and it was served in the dining room and we felt like we were in our own private dining club! We were enteratined by Sidney the dog who ceratinly enjoys the guests company!! If you want a special stay this is the place to be.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glandyfi Castle
Address: Glandyfi, Machynlleth SY20 8SS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Machynlleth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Machynlleth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Glandyfi Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glandyfi Castle is a regency gothic listed building with Dramatic views overlooking the Dovey estuary and RSPB bird reserve in Mid-Wales. The Castle is set in 45 acres of woodland and gardens, only 10 minutes from the sandy beaches. Aberdovey golf course is a 30 minute drive, and only 15 minutes from Aberystwyth. There is a direct rail link from London, via Birmingham and guests can be collected. ... more   less 
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Glandyfi Castle Machynlleth, Wales

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