The Old Rectory Country Hotel
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The Old Rectory Country Hotel

Llangattock, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1PH Wales
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This hotel is located in quiet grounds in the picturesque village of Llangattock, one mile from Crickhowell. The hotel is situated to enjoy local pursuits of walking, pony trekking, cycling, caving or boat rides on the Monmouth to Brecon canal, which adjoins the hotel. The hotel dates back to the 16th century and was once home to Welsh poet Henry Vaughan. Large car park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Iron
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Llangattock, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1PH Wales
Getting there
Car recommended
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sarahjenkins210 wrote a review Oct 2020
Pontypridd, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at the old rectory , had the most amazing time the room (21) was spotless and fully equipped with everything , waters, coffee , milk ,biscuits . was impressed with how they are well equipped with sanitizers around the hotel made us feel at ease .
we had an evening meal and would highly recommend the steak cooked to perfection !! we then decided to stay for sunday lunch and will defiantly be returning .
nothing was to much trouble the staff they are a credit to the hotel.
would like to thank nick and his team for looking after us.

Would i recommend this hotel MOST DEFINITLY !!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: all rooms are good
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Chris G wrote a review Sept 2020
Stockport, United Kingdom39 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is a bit of a mixed bag. Beautiful location surrounded by hills with spacious grounds . We had room 26, and if you can climb 3 flights would recommend. Roomy, clean, pleasant sofa, large bed and very spacious bathroom. Jacuzzi bath lost on us and shower had poor head room but was powerful enough.
The buffet breakfast was great for us, we didn’t want the cooked options but they looked fine.Fresh fruit, granola, decent brown bread and pastries and very good coffee which is not to be sneezed at in hotels. Good smiley service at breakfast too.
Dinner was not so great. Menu and wine list very restricted which we understood in these current circumstances and the whitebait starters were very acceptable. Main courses very disappointing especially the pesto based linguine. An easy dish made almost inedible. The dining room which was a conservatory clearly built to maximise the views which it did but was utterly soulless with no atmosphere at all. It desperately needed some styling. If pictures , greenery etc had been removed because of the current circs then I apologise but if not it needs addressing to try and create a place one wants to have an evening dinner.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The top floor for views and space and lots of light and good opening windows
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Sian J wrote a review Jun 2022
Neath, United Kingdom31 contributions28 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives - We liked the staff friendliness and helpfulness. The bed was extremely comfortable and our evening meal was delicious.

Negatives - There was no attached overhead shower. The spa bath needed to be thoroughly cleaned as when we put the jets on black bits were coming out. There were scuff marks and holes in the room. Needs serious updating. Our breakfast for the 1st morning was abysmal. The waiter took half an hour to acknowledge us and bring us drinks. My partners breakfast was stone cold but we couldn't find the waiter to complain. My eggs Benedict was equally awful with a bitter tasting sauce and rock hard muffins. As breakfast was already prepaid we decided on the 2nd morning to have breakfast again and it was slightly better but nothing special. The room itself had paper thin walls so you could hear every footstep and door slam. Overall, considering the price we paid we expected an excellent breakfast and a good night's sleep but sadly we got neither.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mirajain wrote a review Sept 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom48 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff here are very friendly and helpful and the initial impression of the premises was fantastic. The building is superb and in a quiet location with amazing views over the mountains at the rear of the property.
The public areas seemed clean and the food was very tasty and well presented, the service was good.

The room I stayed in was at ground level with the customer patio area directly outside and no privacy other than a black out blind. The windows had no security catches on them so sleeping with the windows open didn't feel safe for me as a single traveller.
Other than a stiff upright chair at a dressing table, there was no-where to sit comfortably in the room other than the bed. I appreciate this is more personal prefernce than hotel-issue.

No towels were in the bathroom on arrival which was quickly remedied, but with four hand towels rather than bath towels.
The sheet and quilt bed linen was clean, but the matress protector was absoultely covered in body hair. This was also remedied quickly....but shouldn't have even been an issue in the first place, even more so in the current hygiene concious covid world.

At a price of £75 for an unclean room for one person for one night, I cannot recommend this hotel.

However I would visit again for food.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Extraordinary749876 wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
There are very friendly staff here. BUT
No evening meal available
Flies infested the room
Manky flattened door stop kicking around on floor like an ancient piece of rubbish no one could be bothered to bin
Negligible cleaning despite preponderance of flies
TVs that don’t work - in 2 different rooms
Scalding hot water in showers with no mechanism to mix cold water to make warm water
Almost refused breakfast on day 2 due to staff clearing restaurant + minimal food available. Relocated to the bar to eat what could be salvaged
Promises to clean flies and fix TV not kept over 3 days
More and more flies each day
Offered alternative room and then told none available
Twin bedded room finally offered with a dirty toilet
Cost of fly free only option non negotiable twin bedded room £130!
Offered a free night following decision to leave a day early, there-by losing the so called ‘free’ night.
Paid to get away.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't waste money on an executive room
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rees85 wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent a couple of nights in this fantastic hotel with our retriever. The hotel and the grounds are gorgeous. Once inside we were greeted warmly. Nothing was too much effort at all for the staff who were friendly and professional.
The food was amazing ! It looked and tasted brilliant.
The room and the rest of the interior was spotless. We'd been allocated a room at the back of the hotel so we would be able to take the dog out without disturbing anyone, which was very thoughtful. It also made returning from muddy walks a bit easier to handle. There are plenty of walks nearby but we were also happy walking around the grounds.
The hotel and team are very dog friendly and because of this we managed to have a few chats with locals passing through whilst walking their dogs. Everyone we bumped into in the village was lovely and helpful.
The general atmosphere was warm, calm and friendly.
We loved every minute of our stay, we have recommended it to others and have already booked a return trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Madame wrote a review Aug 2020
70 contributions33 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It is with huge regret that I write this review. We were so looking forward to a 2 night stay at the Old Rectory after lockdown even though it was only a 30 minute drive from our home. There was no one at reception on arrival so we took a drink onto the large patio. It was pleasant and lots of people were eating Sunday lunch there. On our return to reception Kayleigh booked us in. Room 1 was very poky so we asked to change. We were given room 18 which had a better aspect. It seemed better until we went into the bathroom. The toilet was unflushed with blood on the seat and under the pan. Kayleigh was most apologetic and processed to clean the toilet and we were offered a free meal. Thank you but definitely no thanks. Hygiene is crucial at this time and the Old Rectory let itself down hugely. Scary!! We decided not to stay and found accommodation at the Dragon Hotel in Crickhowell.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christopher E wrote a review Aug 2020
Stroud, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has been the best stay at The Old Rectory having been here three times previously. We and our two Border Terriers were made very welcome. We stayed four nights and were allocated room 26, a steep climb up three flights of stairs, but well worth it. Four Louvre windows, two in the bedroom and two in the bathroom, with extensive views of the mountains and double opening doors with a Juliet balcony.

The bed was huge and comfortable with great soft pillows. Likewise, the jacuzzi bath was big. Towels beautifully soft. Rooms serviced daily.

All meals made with fresh produce and where applicable, served on hot plates. We elected to take our meals in the bar area as we had the dogs and we noticed a nice buzz around the place.

The grounds are extensive and there are plenty of walks nearby, this includes the Brecon canal which runs adjacent to the grounds. Crickhowell is an easy 20 minute walk away, part cross-country and is well worth a visit.

All the staff at The Old Rectory were exemplary. Efficient, polite and very helpful. Callem and Ann were two worthy of praise but the others including management, table and domestic staff all deserve a lot of credit.

It’s obvious that a lot of hard work is being put into maintaining what is clearly an old building. This requires time and expenditure. From what we’ve experienced in the last few days, this is being achieved and we look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracy S wrote a review Feb 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom36 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a family birthday celebration. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Despite arriving early, our room was available and the check in process was speedy and straightforward. Bar staff were very helpful in organising us snacks whilst we enjoyed a drink in the bar area. Rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable and had everything we needed there. Our large party of 24 were well looked after on the evening with the food arriving piping hot and absolutely delicious. The waiting staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was absolutely delicious with a large array of both cooked and cold food on offer. Thank you to everyone for an amazing stay. Would highly recommend and hope to return again sometime for longer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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peter2018405 wrote a review Nov 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Clearly some of the hotel rooms are very tired and in need of renovation. Our room (20) was unbelievably hot and even with the radiators turned off we had to sleep with the windows fully open and the duvet on the floor.
The bathroom was very dated and the shower was mouldy and grubby around the bottom of the tiles. The shower door felt as if it would fall off at any moment. The WC cistern was so noisy that using the loo during the night it probably woke up half the hotel. Nowhere to put towels as rail missing above radiator. Lack of anywhere to plug in phone chargers etc.
We complained the next morning and were moved to a better room (1) which had recently been refurbished. This had a clean, modern bathroom and bright decor. But, from our invoice, this was billed at £150 per night opposed to £115 per night of the original room. We accepted a 50% reduction on this for our second night. In our opinion, neither of these rooms are worth £115 per night and there seems to be a 'smoke and mirrors' pricing system.
Our visit was based around a small function with twenty friends and a buffet meal had been arranged. Unfortunately, this coincided with England/South Africa followed by
Wales/Australia rugby matches. Hence, the bar was packed and was staffed by one person who, despite the odds, remained remarkably calm. One would imagine, with a bit of foresight, that extra staff would have been employed for the evening.
Breakfast was very good, but with only one member of staff. There was no direction and haphazard organisation. Water for tea was served from a hot water flask. Plates were cold.
To sum up:
Potentially great hotel with good location.
Pleasant and helpful staff, but not enough of them.
Some very outdated and tatty rooms.
Lack of organisation and direction.
No managerial presence.

Other than our buffet, we did not eat in the restaurant so cannot comment.
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Date of stay: November 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Check the room thoroughly when you arrive and complain if it's not up to your expectations!
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Nimantha L asked a question Feb 2022
Woking, United Kingdom3 contributions
Does all the rooms have private bathrooms?
Sue W asked a question Jun 2018
Caloundra, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Are golf clubs available for hire please?
Answer from Mcppowe57
Chepstow, United Kingdom78 contributions35 helpful votes
I don’t believe there are any clubs for hire
Loder777 asked a question Jun 2018
Cwmbran, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there a swimming pool at the hotel please?
Answer from Johnh111003
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom168 contributions76 helpful votes
Alas not
Answer from 0071sh
Pontypool, United Kingdom47 contributions39 helpful votes
Horseshoe Inn 5-10 min walk not sure on pool table though. Crickhowell town centre 20 min walk, many pubs, again not sure on pool tables. As suggested contact hotel I'm sure they will help.
Mary B wrote a tip Feb 2024
Swansea, United Kingdom26 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Crickhowell is a must see. It's very classy and boasts the famous Bear hotel and the beautiful recently refurbished Brittania restaurant. "
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Exiro wrote a tip Dec 2023
Liss, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look at the room in person before accepting it."
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Meren H wrote a tip Dec 2023
Kington, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not worth £130"
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Leanne Wilkinson wrote a tip Sept 2023
Southleigh, United Kingdom129 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location for walking or visiting Crickhowell"
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Alexandra F wrote a tip Sept 2023
Tidworth, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel food is tasty and parking offered on site "
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PRICE RANGE
£88 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomWalesBrecon Beacons National ParkCrickhowellLlangattock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Which popular attractions are close to The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sugarloaf Mountain (3.5 miles), Tretower Court And Castle (2.5 miles), and Market Hall Cinema (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jolly Colliers Inn, New Inn, and Latte-Da Coffee & Kitchen.
Is The Old Rectory Country Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Llangattock.
Are pets allowed at The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Old Rectory Country Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Rectory Country Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crickhowell Castle (3.2 miles) and Roundhouse Towers (4.7 miles).
Does The Old Rectory Country Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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