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The Cambrian

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#1 of 2 guest houses in Tredegar
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal guest house in Tredegar does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Cambrian, a nice option for travellers like you.

The Cambrian features room service, newspaper, and a sun terrace. In addition, as a valued The Cambrian guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you’re looking for an Indian restaurant, consider a visit to Tredegar Balti House or Rhymney Takeaway, which are all conveniently located a short distance from The Cambrian.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a park, such as Bedwellty House and Park.

The Cambrian looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Tredegar.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Sun terrace
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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Stacy B wrote a review Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a shower that was scalding hot and flooded every time you used it . We told the bar staff to be told "everything is breaking here but will pass it on " . Nothing was done or even looked at. We were left with water in the kettle, only 3 quarters of a toilet roll so that we had to pick up our own. We left a sign on door saying please make up room and no one came to do it. We were given a key to get in and out of the hotel but barely saw any staff. When we ventured in for a drink they were all sat in the back room having a girly chat and we were made to feel like we were interrupting them and putting them out. On the Sunday we were going to go for a drink about 6pm and it looked all shut up so we stayed in our room. It was still comfortable and value for money considering it's a small town and not the nicest area but would book elsewhere if we come back. It's worth staying a little farther out. General cleaning should be looked at it seems surface cleaned and cobwebs in the room and extreme dust on the bed is a simple thing that shouldn't be overlooked especially when it can make asthma sufferers ill. Such a shame considering how nice it looked from the pictures . Bedding not sure if it was clean or dirty dumped in the hallway and rubbish left outside rooms. Also constant stomping above the rooms. BTW the shower was so scalding it set the smoke alarm off twice! Not that anyone came to check if there was a fire
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: OK for a cheaper quick stay
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Rebecca W wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived late on Friday night and we met with a lively pub with live music which we loved. The breakfast was beautiful. The staff were absolutely amazing. Really friendly! Lovely large room. We went to Tredegar
Park colour clash then came
Back Saturday night and the pub down stairs was absolutely rocking great
Live music friendly atmosphere and a great way to finish our night! Would definitely recommend and come
Back.
Can't speak highly enough of all the staff they were polite and cheerful despite working long long days and nothing was too much trouble.

Great place to stay!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cyber M wrote a review Sept 2021
Cheltenham, United Kingdom69 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great accommodation, we enjoyed a 3 night family break; we booked 2 rooms. Both were really good - well appointed with comfortable beds, superb showers and very good value. However, what really made our stay was the warm welcome, friendly staff and helpful owner. Excellent atmosphere at the Inn and superb breakfasts. Highly recommend and we hope to return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Domb07 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bath23 contributions15 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Really wanted to like this but the loud music was unbearable. Travelled as a family with 18 months old child. Oddly enough he slept through the live music, which was directly below us in the admittedly spacious room 3.
It was a pity, because the music was good, and if we had not already been wrecked from the journey, and in need of an early night, we probably could have enjoyed it. It's just that there was no escape from it. After the live music it became more of a night club. Ear plugs were useless, as the sound reverberated through our bodies.
I understand they need the music to bring in the punters but it is just not compatible with running a hotel in the same building.
The kitchens were also out of order and so we couldn't eat there either.
We had no option but to bail on our second night and stay elsewhere. Forfeiting the cost of our second night was more appealing than enduring a second night of music.
Perhaps I should have done my research properly, but I hope this will serve useful to those doing theirs.
A few saving graces were spacious room, large bed, double spaced high power shower and on the whole friendly staff, hence 2* not 1* review.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hayley W wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have waited a week to write this review as I wanted to be fair and give both The Cambrian and Hotels.com a chance for the explanation they both promised.

As both have failed to do this I am now writing the review with the facts I have at hand. I made a booking for this place on 10/1/2023 via Hotels.com using the pay at property option. We were travelling for a dance comp and they sometimes get cancelled so we wanted flexibility. We received several confirmation emails, including one a few days before we travelled.

We made the long journey to Wales from our home and arrived there (with our child) at around 5pm in the evening. The hotel advertises car parking, we could not immediately see this so parked on the main street as the restricted parking allowed for parking at that time of night. We were a bit nervous about leaving the car there as it wasn't the nicest of areas. This was compounded as we walked towards the Cambrian and someone came out the door shouting and swearing at someone inside.

When we got in, we were told we had no booking and that they had just booked out the room we had booked to someone else. I showed them all the emails and confirmation records and asked what could we do. They were pretty disinterested but did offer to call their sister hotel once we had said again but what can we do. It was a very half hearted gesture and they seemed completely unconcerned about a young child being left with nowhere to stay. I asked who I needed to speak to regarding this and was told that that person was the manager and she was telling me there was no booking. She took my details and promised me she would speak to hotels.com to find out what had happened. She then pretty much turned us away with no suggestions of where we might look for alternative accomodation in an area we did not know. We were not her problem.

In a panic, with it getting later we depserately dat in out car outside trying to find somewhere to stay this last minute on a Sat night. We were so blessed in finding a room at the Premier Inn at Ebbw Vale, they were the complete antithesis of The Cambrian, kind welcoming and managed to calm our panic and remove the stress we were feeling (I would absolutely recommend them, they felt a lot safer area wise and parking too).

We spoke to hotels.com straight away and they rang the Cambrian, only to be told there was no manager there so no explanation could be given. This is what has been said when we have since tried to follow up the complaint with hotels.com. Every time they contact them there is no manager there to speak to. Unsurprisingly there has been no follow up from the Cambrian.

I would recommend caution to anyone who considers booking this hotel. At best this is a mistake (which reading other reviews has happened several times before) a mistake that the Cambrian are not bothered about and are happy for it to happen again. At worst they knew there was a booking but decided to book the room out anyway as it had not been paid for upfront with a total disregard to the fact that the booking included a child. As I have had no response I can not catergorically say which it is, but I would say, just don't take the risk. It is an unpleasant run down area, that we did not feel safe in even without the sitation we found ourselves in. There are much nicer alternatives nearby such as the Premier Inn Ebbw Vale.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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James G wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious, comfortable and clean room, but ruined by very loud music playing directly below the room (room 2) until midnight, making sleep before this impossible. This was on a Saturday night, not sure if it is on other nights. This room should not be available when loud music is playing in the bar.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ensure room is not above pub
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Maria H wrote a review Aug 2022
Abergele, United Kingdom91 contributions77 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very long drive to find the onsite parking is the beer garden room for 2 cars which later got pint glasses put on the roof. Staff vague where my car would actually be safe, located a car park down the road.

On arrival staff are very nice, the room really needed a deep clean, cups dirty and the bathroom radiator very dusty, along with the fan. Informed there would be live music until 12am, for the next 2 nights! Great just what we needed not, would not have booked if we had known.

Only 2 pillows, 2 towels and no sink plug, this was resolved when I asked.
Bed very uncomfortable and the live music was until 12am combined with the glass smashing.

Breakfast was ok, lady was lovely and food was ok for the price. Could not cope with another night so returned home. Surrounding area was like the wild west, boy racers up and down the road. Certainly not what we had hoped for.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kian Fostick wrote a review Jul 2023
Thaxted, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Cambrian Inn should decide wether they are a club, pub, bar, or hotel. We booked to stay from Saturday to Wednesday as a stop over to explore south wales before heading up north for a week, but we left on Monday morning…

Good base for exploring the national park if you if you feel awake enough after the noisy nights. The area has very little else to offer and generally felt unsafe. Parking was non-existent unless you want to park on the high street and risk a ticket as ‘the warden never comes anyway’ (luckily the times we needed to park out the front it was outside of the restrictions which are no parking Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm)

Music on Saturday night was unbearable with club goers outside our door until 1am rendering us unable to sleep. We went for a drink downstairs on the Sunday evening which was nice but there was no wine and unnecessarily loud drill music playing throughout. This only got louder as we could still then hear the music in the room Sunday night until around 10pm but admittedly it was then turned off.

I would avoid this place if you want a relaxing experience of wales. Tredegar is not the heaven that wales usually is for us. We didn’t speak to anyone as we left as the doors downstairs were locked and unsurprisingly no one seemed to be awake after we saw staff drinking and god knows what else on Sunday evening.

There are much nicer places to stay than the Cambrian inn.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cat wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were spacious, pleasant and good value. Unfortunately, I am still in dispute over having been charged twice and unable to contact anyone at the hotel about it. There's never a manager there; they just take a message and never get back. Poor management, which is a shame for a decent place. I wouldn't advise risking it.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daniel J wrote a review Jul 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Went here for a few drinks with friends. Plastic glasses which had lip stick all around the rim, dirty half pint glasses, drinks selection very poor. No toilet paper in toilets a d they were stinking dirty
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't go there
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Stacy B wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"OK for a cheaper quick stay "
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Daniel J wrote a tip Jul 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go there"
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James G wrote a tip Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ensure room is not above pub"
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Nicole B wrote a tip Feb 2019
Bridgwater, United Kingdom43 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was in room 1 overlooking the main street, i wasnt distrubed at all by trafic, it is a quiet town."
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Sheena Thomas wrote a tip Dec 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are above the pub so will be noisy when the pub is busy If you're going out to enjoy yourself, it shouldn't matter"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cambrian
Which popular attractions are close to The Cambrian?
Nearby attractions include Bedwellty House and Park (0.2 miles), Tredegar Sports Centre (0.5 miles), and Pebbles and Welch Designs (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cambrian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Cambrian?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cambrian?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cambrian?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Railway Tavern Tredegar, Molly's Cafe, and Bedwellty House & Park.
Is The Cambrian located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Tredegar.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cambrian?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Roundhouse Towers (3.1 miles) and Trefil Quarry (1.4 miles).