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“the great escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Afan Lodge

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Afan Lodge
Ranked #1 of 6 Port Talbot B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ashford kent
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“the great escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Just come back from 2 nights at this hotel. Location amazing, easy to get to and value for money brilliant. Richard and Louise made my stay great. Personal attention was helpful, I travelled on my own, had a great room, clean, spacious, beautiful views. Great place for a novice bike rider or walker. I have never trail biked before. Food was excellent with a great breakfast. i went during the week so not so busy with other bikers. really did feel like I had "escaped". No mobile coverage here which suited me. Cant wait to go back and try something more challenging in this beautiful forest. Thanks richard and Louise

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for three days this is a great location with good facilities . Record heat so it was good to have to have air conditioning at night. Breakfast was excellent as was the dinner prepared by Vicky in the kitchen . Meat was locally sourced from the Gower. The bar guy James was friendly and recommended the local Neath ale which the beer lovers liked a lot. Of course the hotel is a great attraction for hard core cyclists because of the highly rated trails . However, for the casual cyclists it seems there are long flat trails on old rail tracks and we had a long walk along the lower level. All in all a great place for local trips but also good for walks and chill out.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank mal m
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

What a fantastic place, the staff were absolutely amazing, Richard made us all feel so welcome and Wyn was a legend. Afan Lodge was everything you could wish for and more. 11 girls headed to conquer the trails of Afan Forest and after a hard day in the saddle what could have been better than to come back for a well deserved drink and a delicious bite to eat in the lovely restaurant. The lady who served us breakfast was brilliant and so accommodating. We stayed in one of the family rooms and there was bags of room and it was so clean and tidy, there were even containers to put our muddy clothes in. We are just sorting out a date to come back for next year as this place is well worth revisiting. Thank you to everyone at Afan Lodge for making our girls trip away such a memorable one.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank HillyHollyHandy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I booked this weekend for my partners 30th birthday and couldn't of asked for a better weekend. Every staff member we encountered was really friendly and helpful. We had plans to go into Swansea on the second night for dinner but after eating in Afan's restaurant the first night we went back there instead. This place is paradise in the middle of nowhere. The views are breath taking and the hotel its self is beautiful. We will definately return and take our two small children with us. Could not fault anything. A truly lovely weekend thank you

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank Fernlouise09
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just can't understand why this hotel received any bad reviews

We have stayed there 3 times over the last 3 years

Just returned from another 3 day mountain bike holiday
At afan
There was 8 in our party
And without exception we cannot praise the staff and manager at the Afan lodge enough

The rooms were exceptionally clean and spotless
The Resturant food was so good that there was no need to go anywhere else for food
We can recommend the steak and ribs special
there is a reasonable selection of veggie option on the menus

A hearty breakfast is included to set you up for a days mtb ing
Although I couldn't talk the cook to do me a bit of fried bread

Although the bar was meant to be closed on the monday The manager opened the bar in the afternoon especially for us to have a drink after a hard days riding

They provide a safe storage place for the bikes and a hose and water to wash the bikes
The manager is a mountain biker and does guided tours and an up lift facility
They have an extensive knowledge of the mountains
And provided hand written maps of other trails not on the main maps
They provide a safe storage place for the bikes and a hose and water to wash the bikes

This is not the first visit to Afan lodge and we all intend to return next year

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Andrew H
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Tahoe Dude
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great - activity lead location , with dedicated access to the local trails , and a discrete but friendly vibe, with great food , beers (with great local specials ) and sofas in which to recount the adventures of the day - or contemplate the stunning view .
Breakfast is great , with friendly approachable staff helping you to fuel up for the days adventures .
Id recommend this place to my friends .......................

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank TahoeDude049
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great value place for mountain bikers and walkers right in the action zone. Great restaurant with good size meals, big english breakfast. Fantastic views, clean rooms. The guys are all bike nuts, always helpful, on advice of the trials, big thanks. Plus some great ales. Sweet !!!!!!! Ps and the sun shone all weekend........

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank yogstar
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Property: Afan Lodge
Address: Afan Road, Port Talbot SA13 3ES, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Neath Port Talbot > Port Talbot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Port Talbot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Afan Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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