Gliffaes

Pheasants scatter on the lawn around this Italianate mansion standing ‘proudly’ by the River Usk, where Guide inspectors in 2016 found ‘a fine house filled with warm, amiable staff’. More

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Gliffaes
Gliffaes Road
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH
Wales
01874 730371
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

23. 4 in cottage annexe, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Jan.

Facilities

2 sitting rooms, conservatory, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 33-acre garden (tennis, croquet, private stretch of the River Usk for fly fishing).

Background music

jazz/classical in bar in evening.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed indoors (kennels available).

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £135–£290, D,B&B £215–£373. À la carte £42. 1-night bookings refused high-season weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Pheasants scatter on the lawn around this Italianate mansion standing ‘proudly’ by the River Usk, where Guide inspectors in 2016 found ‘a fine house filled with warm, amiable staff’. ‘Clearly a popular place’, the ‘superb’ sporting hotel has been in the same family for three generations; Susie and James Suter are now in charge. ‘It never fails to please,’ say guests this year, on their twelfth visit. ‘Things don’t change, which suits us.’ The drawing rooms have ‘a casual grandeur’ (‘interesting’ paintings, fresh flowers, books and magazines); the conservatory, with palms and wicker chairs, has a colonial feel. Summer Sundays call for lazy lunches, alfresco on the terrace. Borrow a pair of wellies and follow the ‘impressive’ walk among ‘magnificent’ specimen trees, then return for Karl Cheetham’s modern dinners, perhaps ‘very nice’ chicken and wild mushroom ravioli. Period bedrooms, decorated in country house style, each have their own character; splurge on one with a balcony overlooking ‘the handsome lichen-printed stone terrace, the rushing river and the hills beyond’. (Michael and Pauline Bastick, and others)

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Gliffaes
Gliffaes Road
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH

Guest comments

'Driving into the grounds of this lovely old house was a delightful introduction. We were greated warmly. We had booked d,b&b and were able to choose freely from the a la carte menu. The menu was imaginative and far from standard hotel fare. Each dish was a work of art. Wines were on the expensive side, but fully complemented the quality of the food. This was, the first hotel I have stayed at where the extensive breakfast menu choice was presented on the plate with all the artistry and flourish of a master chef. The staff were all attentive and helpful throughout our stay. ' - Roy Coates - June, 2017
'My wife and I (86 & 85 respectively) have stayed annually at Gliffaes for many years. The thing we like about it is it’s timeless standards of comfort, cleanliness, service and food. Karl Cheetham the chef and his team produce excellent food with the accent on flavour and inventiveness and not on presentation; not chasing a Michelin star or other accolades. and first class value for money Although the menu is fixed he will always respond to special requests if he is able. ' - Dr. Michael & Pauline Bastick - July, 2016
'A very nice hotel. The food was good and plentiful. One day we had an excellent packed lunch. The River Usk runs through the grounds, and I availed myself of a productive evening fishing. The staff were a credit to the hotel ' - Peter Anderson - July, 2013
'This was perfect. The beautiful setting in the hills with the River Usk below. All the staff were effecient, well trained and delighted to serve us, and the warmth of their welcome matched the roaring log fires in the enormous fire places. The spacious, beautifully designed public rooms are decorated and furnished to the highest standards. We paid extra for a large twin bedroom which had comfy armchairs as well. The dinner was magnificent, even if only four mains to choose from. ' - Brian and Gwen Thomas - March, 2013

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Tourist attractions

  • Brecon Beacons

    A beautiful national park, with a mountain railway.

  • Abergavenny

    A picturesque town with markets and a variety if festivals.

  • Crickhowell

    A town in the midst of the Brecon Beacons.