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Bryn Bettws Lodge
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Perfect place, fantastic service!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

This charming little lodge is the perfect place to stay if you're walking, bike riding or horse riding around Afan forest park. The rooms are clean and tidy, the breakfast is delicious and a good size and they also offer bargain priced evening meals as well. And the drinks prices are good too. The staff are also very very friendly and helpful. They even have a drying room, bike cleaning facilities and secure bike storage. You can't ask for any more...

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We came in a large group (30) and right from the start they were really hospitable and friendly. Evening meals and breakfast were great - absolutely massive with loads of choice. Lots of choice for drinks and all reasonably priced. The site has a power washer and a drying room, big tv in the dining room which they were happy for us to play our generic Mtb DVDs on all night!

Location is perfect, right in the middle of the wall and next to the 4x track and skills loop. Ideal for doing w2, skyline or a quick loop of the wall.

We'll definitely be back, couldn't be happier with the Bryn Bettws lodge and the staff!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

excellent place to stay for the mountaining biking or exploring local area,we stayed in a cabin which was clean tidy and had all you needed,beautiful views
highly recommended
owmers very helpful
moutaining bike trails literall start straight from your front door

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stayed at the centre for 2 nights as part of a group of 10 MT bikers. There was a problem with the shower in the main bunkhouse so we were put in 2 of the chalets which were clean and met all our needs added with stunning views. Breakfast was great and the evening meal, while not a la cate, was massive and tasty and just what was needed after a day out on the trails. Meals were when we required them. I thought it was outstanding value for money and perfect for what we wanted.

I would even think of taking the family up for walking or biking next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in a cabin, and it was such a let down. We were mostly alone there and the place really was deserted. In order to use the facilities such as hose to wash the bike or the drying room you need to phone someone to come and open it. One day we had no electricity almost all day because of a lightning. We were trying to get hold of someone to find out what is happening, but no success. Another time we were waiting in the rain for 20 minutes for someone to come and open the drying room. Eventually we gave up and went back to the cabin. First day we came it was raining like crazy, we were so wet and cold. Sadly the shower and the heating didn't work. Day after the shower was fixed, but it flooded the floor.
The stuff is helpful and kind when you are lucky to get hold of them over the phone or in the lodge. The food they do is priced well, but we were not lucky to see it open after the rides.

If I was not short of time, I would have asked for a refund and go else were. If you have a dry weather then this place would be fine as you don't need the stuff. The location is superb - right on the Y wall near the zigzag section.

It sound like this place is ok when it is full, but defiantly not when it is empty. I give 2 stars just because of its location...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Arrived late on Friday on train to Neath, reception was closed but a quick call to the owner meant I was sorted within 10 mins. This is very good hostel style accomidation, rooms have bunks and are en suite with bedding included. Owners & Staff could not have been more friendly and the breakfast will set you up very nicely for a day on the trails. Speaking of trails they start from the gate but it is easy find reviews of these. I will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed in this bunkhouse for a long weekend (three nights) so that we could go mountain biking in the area.
It is well signposted from the nearby village and has plenty of parking. The site is beautiful, with stunning views into the valley. There is plenty of outdoor seating, play area and even a 4X track!
The welcome on our arrival was very friendly and we were shown to our room, which was very well-equipped for a bunkhouse! The room and bathroom was very clean.
We got a cup of tea from the cafe area. The cafe area had picture windows looking out down the valley and also had a bar, television and plenty of seating.

The bunkhouse was fairly busy during our stay but was overall a very quiet, relaxing place to stay.
Breakfast was the biggest surprise of all - absolutely fantastic with almost everything you could think of on offer (sausage, hash browns, baked beans, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, toast). For vegetarians there were veggie sausages and extra eggs/hash browns.
We had dinner at the bunkhouse one night and it was very good. A choice of meal and pudding too!
The only downside was that our room was by the reception area, which had a vending machine which every few minutes went through a refrigeration cycle and sounded like an aeroplane taking off. This meant it was very hard to sleep, so earplugs a must!

Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bryn Bettws Lodge
Address: Gyfylchi Farm | Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Neath Port Talbot > Port Talbot
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Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Port Talbot
Number of rooms: 9
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Bryn Bettws Lodge Port Talbot, Wales

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