Stayed at the Bluebell this week for two nights on business. Price was excellent value ( cheaper than a travelodge, premier, etc ), room great and the food in the La mancha restaurant.........HUUUGE !.
Neath is a pretty desperate place generally, so not much choice, and the Bluebell was recommended. First impression ? - small, next to the railway line, no car park to speak of ( 4 spaces ! ), surrunded by fast food joints......not good is it ?. Never judge a book by its cover - reception staff were great, the room which clearly doubled up as a disabled room from the additional equipment, was big and comfortable. Bathroom a bit strange - no shower curtain. I did ask at reception - "don't worry, the floor will dry out" - it was tiled, and did need a good wipe afterwards. Lots of mirrors and "mood lighting"....very boutique !.
If you eat at La Mancha, the in house brasserie, make absolutely certain that you are hungry....very hungry !. The venison steak was good, the next nights halibut must have got mixed up with a great white shark. All cooked fresh to order and selected as raw ingredients from the chilled counter, represented good value for money. Breakfast was also up to this standard, freshly cooked poached eggs and probably the best, softest, thickest, tastiest bacon I've had for ages.
As I said - never judge a book by the cover.
- Also Known As:
- Bluebell Hotel Neath
- The BlueBell Hotel Neath, Wales
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- Acquaint yourself with the Bluebell, Neath's only four-star boutique hotel, located in the heart of the town centre, within walking distance of the town’s key amenities and attractions. Our hotel is perfectly situated for exploring the stunning Neath Valleys, with its many scenic walks, and celebrated waterfalls. The hotel offers guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb dining facilities and secured on-site parking. The Bluebell Hotel is the perfect choice for those looking for something a little bit special in which to celebrate. ... more less
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