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Studios at Glenthorne

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Studios at Glenthorne offer self-contained, serviced, studio apartments securely located within a fine Victorian house. Each studio has a beautifully appointed modern kitchen with fridge, washing machine, microwave and convection oven, along with all of the crockery and cutlery you could want during your stay. Tea and coffee are complementary, along with shampoo, shower-gel and hand wash. The Studios also have a drying and ironing facility. The tasteful and relaxing Studios have flat screen free view TV with DVD, USB connection and HDMI (10 metre cable provided), along with a double bed, a comfy sofa bed and a dining table. WiFi access is free and reliable. If you would like us to provide your breakfast, we offer a delicious continental breakfast of yoghurt, croissants, jam & marmalade, granola and fresh juice. We provide secure bike storage, as well as washing facilities for your bikes. Glenthorne is a no smoking establishment. Sadly, we cannot accommodate guest's pet (as we have our own!). At present there is no wheelchair access to the Studios, although Studio 1 is on the ground floor.
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Free parking
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Tori M wrote a review Apr 2023
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Claire is a fab host and the studios are lovely, spotless,quiet and perfect for a short stay You get lots of little extras including milk, tea , coffee, shower gel, shampoo etc and the guest WiFi is very strong. You may even get a delicious little local treat too. The studios are about a 15 minute walk from town which is not a problem however I would get a taxi back as it's a fairly steep walk back especially in heels. There is a small mini market about ,5 mins walk away if you forget a shop and ,wish to use the studio small but functional kitchen. There is also a huge Tesco in Merthyr next to railway station. The shower is a rainfall shower and is hot and powerful wether you use it in the morning or evening I would absolutely stay again, it's a fantastic place to stay with loads of nice touches from Claire to make your stay even better. It's very peaceful inside Glenthorne and in the local streets.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Passport47352096369 wrote a review Nov 2022
What a wonderful place. We booked a 1 night stay but wish we had booked longer. Everything was spotlessly clean, furniture and fittings were of high spec. The little details made so much difference they really have thought of everything. Milk, tea bags and coffee, washing up liquid, washing pods, hairdryer, you name it, the studio has it. The bed was really comfortable, it was so homely. The only minor issue we had was parking. But we will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Lois Oñu wrote a review Jul 2022
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1. Even though I had booked almost 3 months in advance my booked studio apartment was rented to another person. Clearly they had come last minute and offered more so I was bumped down to a smaller room which was nothing like what I’d booked. 2. The host tried to pass it off as my fault (she said that was the room I booked) until I showed her photo evidence upon which she gave an insincere apology. 3. The option she presented me was to move rooms every night or move to another apartment which she was to arrange. After I agreed to move to the new place she proceeded to inflate the price ( after we had agreed and without speaking to me first) and threaten to kick me out after one night if I didn't pay that. 4. The said new apartment was horrible in every sense! It was clearly being renovated!. There were horns and cattle heads as decoration in the room( absolutely not what I signed up for! 5. I had to lug myself and my luggage(again!) back to Glenthorne and agreed to take the room without self catering facilities and also agreed to move every night for the rest of my stay. 6. The next day Clare did eventually kicked me out with an hour notice because I wouldn't leave the room at 10am for the room to be cleaned.She was going to move my stuff to the new room WITHOUT me and just wanted me out SOMEWHERE. ANYWHERE. She had absolutely no respect for the need to rest despite my stressful previous day which was her fault. 7. She said she will give a full refund but didn’t do that.This lady is extremely dishonest and would lie back and forth about even little things to cover her mistakes! Because I see on the reviews everyone else has enjoyed their stay and the warmth of the host( she’s got the most glowing reviews!) my only conclusion is that the only reason I could possibly have been treated as horribly and disrespectfully as Clare did (DESPITE HER MISTAKE )was that I didn't have a British/Welsh accent or surname. Dr Onu
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Laura K wrote a review Jul 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom639 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed at Glenthorne for two nights recently we had a double room with an ensuite which was beautifully decorated, it was spotlessly clean and although we didn't meet the hosts due to covid Claire was available via text to give recommendations. Genthorne is a very quiet house we hardly heard a noise during out stay. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom had high quality toiltries and there was complimentary welsh cakes, milk and water in the room which was a really nice welcoming touch. We stayed here to hike up Pen Y Fan and it was an ideal location in terms of distance its around a 20 minute drive and although we made the most of our stay I wouldn't be in a rush to return to this area of Wales. The Reasons I have given the review very good instead of excellent are as follows When booking the room I was made aware that there was no parking but it stated that the parking on the road was unrestricted however we did find that the cul de sac was too busy to park in and the next road had quiet a bit of double yellows and dipped curves which made it difficult. We did struggle to park nearby but eventually found parking on the road but given the area and the busy road it wasn't ideal. The town itself is very run down as we drove through the centre to look for a nice place to have a couple of drinks or some food we where shocked at the atmosphere in the town there was bouncers on all the pub doors and lots of drunk people falling in and out of pubs. Coming from Birmingham it takes a lot for me to consider somewhere unsafe or even unpleasant but we actually stayed in both nights because the local pubs looked so rough. I would say if you are looking for a nice base to stay and stay in on an evening and chill out in your room this place is ideal but if you are hoping to go to a nice area, with nice cafes, restraunts pubs etc I wouldn't recommend. The location really put a dampener on our weekend away and I wish I had realised how run down the local area was before learning the hard was and having a disappointing weekend compared to what I had in mind.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Toby Longman wrote a review May 2021
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We have just returned home after a fantastic stay in one of the studios at Glenthorne. Claire the host was very accommodating and helpful from the moment we booked our stay. The studio that we stayed in was spotless and catered to all our needs. The fresh Welsh Cakes that were left for us was a really nice touch. We also opted for the Continental Breakfast, which consisted of 2 lovely fresh croissants each, with fresh butter and a choice of jams, lots of fresh fruit, greek yogurts, fresh orange juice and a lovely muesli. Which really set us up for the day ahead. We really couldn’t fault a thing and will definitely be returning in the future...
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ellen K wrote a review May 2021
Forest of Dean, United Kingdom13 contributions31 helpful votes
Couldn't have picked a better place to stay in Merthyr. We didn't manage to park on the Grove as suggested, i'm assuming as it was a busy saturday, but we still managed to park pretty close. We stayed to do some walking in the Beacons and it was so nice to come back to. Lovely and clean, the rooms are well done and genuinely do have everything you need (shower gel, tea & coffee, a garment steamer and my personal fave, fresh milk), there was even an emergency sewing kit in the vanity drawers! Loads of food nearby if you dont want to head out. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again/suggest anyone else stay here!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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AUSLion wrote a review Sept 2020
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We are so glad that we chose to stay at Studios at Glenthorne for our recent weekend across and exploring the Brecon Beacons. Outstanding and quality are the first two words that come to mind describing our stay and the overall experience and were evident in every aspect. Claire provides studio rooms that are of the highest quality in every way. Spotlessly clean, spacious, fully equipped and every last detail thought of - as you enjoy your stay, you keep finding things that Claire has thought about and included. All fittings and fixtures were like new, super comfortable bed, modern kitchen and bathroom, plenty of hot water. Then add in freshly made Welsh Cakes (the best we tasted in Wales), vase with fresh flowers, water and milk, high quality toiletries, luxury linen and towels, USB charging power points, plenty of mirrors, great heating and ventilation, washer/dryer, simple but effective approach to recycling and waste - all complemented by fantastic communication (both pre-stay, on day of arrival and throughout) and the warmest of Welsh welcomes. We were travelling with bikes and Claire provided a great solution to make sure that they were stored safely - if travelling with bikes, we recommend getting in touch with Claire in advance. As others have noted, there is no parking directly on site, but ample in the adjacent street(s), so this should not be a factor in deciding to stay or not. Location wise, we were in the heart of the Brecon Beacons within 15 minutes drive, and managed an amazing 4 hour/70km cycle starting and finishing at Glenthorne. Some supermarkets are a short drive away as well. We cannot recommend Studios at Glenthorne highly enough. We very much want to return and suggest if you are looking for a location in Merthyr Tydfil for exploring the Brecon Beacons, that you look no further. And get in contact direct with Claire for the best available rates, a personal approach and to support a local small business directly. Thanks so much Claire. We hope to be back and see you again at some stage ahead on the horizon.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Grace W wrote a review Jan 2020
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Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The rooms are all very well done with everything you need, we have a 7 month old baby so it was fantastic to have our own kitchen facilities to prepare things for the baby, plenty of room for a travel cot and everything you need is all provided. We stayed there with friends for two nights, everyone was very happy and comfortable and so relaxed the hosts. Both Dave and Claire did a great job at making us all feel very welcome and made us feel at home even with our children. Would definitely recommend to anyone who'd like to visit Wales, it's in a perfect location with plenty of things to do for families close by and plenty of places to eat.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 Jan 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host such a lovely group of people! We look forward to your next visit!
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Michael H wrote a review Jan 2020
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What a fantastic place! The rooms are all very well done, you could not ask for more. We stayed there with our friends for two nights using 4 of the rooms. Everyone was very comfortable and relaxed the hosts Dave and Claire did a great job at making us all feel very welcome and relaxed even with our children. We will definitely recommend and be back again with more friends (this year hopefully)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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thank you for your lovely review! It was lovely to host you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Jimbo_hamilton wrote a review Dec 2019
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Amazing stay. I never write reviews but Claire and Dave made us feel so welcome. Rooms beautiful and clean, showers amazing. Can't sing its praises enough. Claire even gave us a lift into town. What a star! James.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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thank you for the fab review! It was a pleasure to have you as guests at Glenthorne and we look forward to greeting you again in the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Studios at Glenthorne
Which popular attractions are close to Studios at Glenthorne?
Nearby attractions include Cyfarthfa Castle (0.3 miles), Joseph Parry's Cottage (0.4 miles), and Mystery Rooms Merthyr (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Studios at Glenthorne?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Studios at Glenthorne?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Studios at Glenthorne?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Studios at Glenthorne?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Studios at Glenthorne?
Conveniently located restaurants include The New Crown, Casa Bianca, and The Mine at CF47 & Castelany's Fine Dining.
Is Studios at Glenthorne located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Merthyr Tydfil.
Are there any historical sites close to Studios at Glenthorne?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Morlais Castle (1.5 miles).