Gliffaes

Crickhowell, Powys

‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park. Susie and James Suter are the third generation of her family to run the hotel, where a day’s fishing on the River Usk might be followed by an ample afternoon tea (sandwiches and home-made cakes) on the terrace or perhaps a leisurely game of croquet. Readers value the traditional touches, such as the ‘turn-down service’ and the ‘wonderful old-fashioned lounges’. Period features in the bedrooms are complemented by modern luxuries, such as White Company bedlinen, Vispring beds and Noble Isle toiletries. Some bedrooms have a Delft-tiled fireplace; others a wisteria-clad balcony. In the dining room, chef Karl Cheetham produces ‘imaginative’ cuisine with a local flavour: roasted haunch of wild venison, perhaps, or mushroom, leek and spinach pudding. One reader thought the menu would be improved by some simpler choices. Breakfast includes locally smoked kippers and French toast made from traditional bara brith. ‘A very well-run hotel.’ (F Kuhlmann, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Gliffaes Road
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH
Wales

Telephone

01874 730371

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except New Year and Jan.

Facilities

2 sitting rooms, conservatory, bar, dining room, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 
33-acre garden (tennis, croquet, private fishing on River Usk), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar in the evening.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed indoors (free kennels available).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £145–£209, double £155–£325, D,B&B double £231–£401. À la carte £38–£40. 1-night bookings refused high-season weekends.

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Special offers

Three Night Autumn Break Special Offer

Gliffaes is ready to welcome you for 3 days of relaxing, exploring the magnificent arboretum, enjoying some very good food and getting out into the quiet Welsh countryside. Three Night Stay – save up to £170. The Gliffaes 3-night Autumn Break package is made up as follows: 3 Nights Bed and Breakfast. Full three-course dinner (no supplements) on TWO nights. Picnic lunch to take on your travels or sandwich lunch from the bar. Homemade scones, clotted cream, jam and a pot of tea on one afternoon. A carafe of house wine to have with one of your dinners. For more info see https://www.gliffaeshotel.com/offer/3-night-autumn-break/. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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