We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Perfect for a hen party!”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Hafod Lodge

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
79 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 25
Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 79 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

JessW37
Tycroes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect for a hen party!”
Reviewed 11 April 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was the ideal base for a hen party! The lodge is absolutely beautiful, spacious and spotlessly clean. The location is good, although it was a little difficult to find. We arranged taxis to go to Cardiff as it is quite far, but the location is lovely and peaceful. Hot tub was lovely and it was cleaned daily. I did not stay in the bunk house but it looked great for a large group. We were a large group but most of us stayed in the main building which was beautiful. I stayed in the large bedroom (7 of us) and my only issue was that the shower was not private (no door or curtain) so we had to use the main bathroom, which was obviously the busiest bathroom, but this was not a large problem. We had no problems at all with the accommodation, I would definitely stay here again with a large group as it was nice for everyone to be staying together, instead of in separate hotel rooms. We did not use the pool (it was February) but it looked a good size and clean. Plenty of parking. Would love to stay here again!

Date of stay: February 2016
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Meggles12...
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I booked this property for my sister's hen party, with the view of having a night in on the Friday and out in Cardiff on Saturday for 19 people, and it's safe to say that not one person wanted to leave on the Sunday!
Mary was most helpful and informative, and even helped us find our way to a very hung-over breakfast on Sunday morning!
I could not rate this property enough, everything we could possibly have wanted was there, Cardiff was near enough to be easily accessible but we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the country.
I hope to come back!

Date of stay: April 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: January 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness
Liked best: Lovely house, hot tub
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Jack H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New Years Eve Extravaganza, Couldn't Have Been Better.”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Very easy to book. Great location and facilities. The lodge will take a large number of people and has a wonderful kitchen for a group to cook and eat.

The lodge is well decorated and maintained.

The hot tub and swimming pool were brilliant additions to the property and maintained well during our stay.

Mary was fantastic in greeting us at the property, showing us around and seemed genuinely interested in us having a great time. Very friendly welcome.

Cannot rate this place higher, and would recommend for others.

Close to Cardiff for those interested in day trips out, and Barry Island isn't too far away either.

Unfortunately local flalconry centre was shut, but this does not reflect badly on the lodge, rather our lack of preparedness as visitors to the area.

10/10, would visit again.

Date of stay: December 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The capacity for large groups. The lodge works well for both cooking ane sleeping large groups.
Liked least: A minor point, but there was a scarcity of sharp kitchen knives. Manageable, but just required a bit of cutting creativity.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Helen T
Cardigan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely house in an ideal setting”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed at Hafod lodge for a mid week stay with family including grandparents and young kids (age range 4-70)! Mary greeted us on arrival and was lovely in giving us a tour of the house/facilities (I was also able to contact Mary to query something during the week). Plenty of room to park several cars, swimming pool was ideal for a mix of adults and kids. We spent several hours relaxing in the Jacuzzi which was checked/ cleaned during our stay. The house itself is beautiful - quite quirky in its layout (due to the age of the building)! Kitchen is a good size with plenty of amenities (washing machine/tumble dryer/large fridge freezer/large table with plenty of room to sit/ 2 kettles and a large oven). Conservatory was perfect for our family Halloween party (the old suit of armour gave an extra spooky feel with dimmed lights)!! Adults and kids enjoyed relaxing in the lounge - sky is always a plus for choice to suit everybody plus the kids could watch dvd's. Good size bathrooms an showers. Originally, I had intended on taking my 2 dogs (pre-arranged with Mary) but at the last minute, due to lack of boot space, left them with our local kennels. It would have been ideal for the dogs - totally fenced in with plenty of green space and local paths/walks to stroll around. In terms of things to do (and with 3 cars on site), we were spoilt for choice to include a day shopping in Cardiff/ Culverhouse cross and Talbot Green, activities down in the bay/Penarth. We also had a stroll up to the nearby Llanerch vineyard and the Vale hotel/Castell Hensol. Ideal for a chilled out family vacation! Thank you and hopefully see you again!

Date of stay: October 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The swimming pool and hot tub
Liked least: Early mornings - some traffic noise!! If it were possible, have a door at the bottom of the stairs to the large bedroom next to the kitchen as the sound does carry up from the kitchen (in particular when your nephews get up too early)!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
iainbevo
Oakengates, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not so good once we got back”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
3
people found this review helpful

A group of us stopped here during the rugby world cup. I have to come out and say this straight away, I believe the property has bed bugs, a couple of our group who did not have the same bed in the same room were bitten. This is the only place that they have stopped together and the bite marks are consistent with that of a bed bug. We were not able to raise it with management during our stay, as we only found out after we returned. We were also reluctant to mention it on return until we had our security deposit back, as it was a large amount between the 8 of us. We now all have to keep checking our homes to make sure that we have no brought back any on our clothing.

Some of the kitchen and glassware was dirty so had to be put through the dishwasher before we could use it, there were cigarette butts in the patio area, from were previous visitors had not used the ash trays provided.

We all had a good time while we were there its only reflecting upon our stay that the negatives add up. Positives are that it was in a great location, the house is well equipped for the amount of people that need to stay there. It is a great size for the amount of people. I would say that it is more for groups than couple there are 2 double beds in separate rooms, two singles in a room and a then a room with 4 single beds in.

This is my first negative review on trip advisor of anywhere I have stayed.

Date of stay: October 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked least: the bed bugs
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Date of stay: September 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The hot tub and heated pool
Liked least: The wifi is only available in one room
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
© 2021 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.