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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Winter Break Special Offer

It has been a difficult year for everyone, so this winter offer is as simple as possible. Stay for two or more nights, dinner and breakfast included for £199 per couple per night, in the best room available,
book early and get the best rooms overlooking the river and save well over a £120 a night. There are only 4 rooms overlooking the river and they will go fast at these rates. Valid from December 1st – 21st 2020 then from January 11th – 31st 2021. Minimum stay two nights. Sunday to Thursday inclusive. In these uncertain times, the cancellation fees have been waived. No deposits to pay either. Call on 01874 730 371. All rooms just £199 a night even the best rooms which would normally be over £340 a night.


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