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“CARVERY...” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bessemer Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dowlais
Certificate of Excellence
Beaufort, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“CARVERY...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Just back from the 14:30hrs booking with the Family for Mam & dad's Golden Wedding anniversary..
As Always, Fantastic Food with Great service...
Can't Recommend this place Highly Enough!
Been there quite a few times and will continue going to The Bessemer too...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ncrobo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed for 5 days while away on business 2weeks ago. The staff cudnt have been anymore helpful ensuring that all our needs were met ( at the time I was 3 weeks post major knee surgery and on crutches ). The food was all home cooked food and the carvery is out of this world, at breakfast we were able to select the items we would like and each morning it was excellent. The room was pleasant and cleaned everyday. We will definitely be stopping again if in the area. Thank you once again to all the staff for your help and consideration.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Amanda S
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Nothing special, but not bad either: clean cosy room and hot water is enough. Breakfast was a bit of disappointment with limited choice. Although the freshly cooked eggs/beans etc made up for i suppose. Some fruit, croissants, pancakes might be nice (ie. continental).
The dinner was as bland as can be, and overpriced (no herbs/spices on the chicken!?)
As I went for touring around Brecon Beacons, it's a fantastic location between all the main tourist sites. If I was to go South Wales again, I'd consider staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DrHTailor
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

we as a local business often book rooms for our customers in this hotel but never again.
Most hotels adopt a 24 hr cancellation policy which is acceptable but considering that we made the booking at 10am in the morning and due to our customer having problems travelling from London we cancelled the booking at 2.30pm but we were still charged. After querying this charge, The Manageress told us that a waitress had picked the phone up and had no right to confirm the cancellation? After pointing out the fact that their staff actions were not our problem she promptly slammed the phone down.
Customer service at this Hotel is non existent when it comes to the Manageress. Proceed with caution when booking with this Hotel. Lovely Carvery shame about the Customer service. No disrespect to Waitresses but they should not be allowed to answer the phone to any customers

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were visiting nearby attractions next day so Bessemer was very handy and well located. Rooms clean and spacious with excellent wifi. Nice bathroom
Breakfast nice and freshly cooked. We did not have evening meal in the hotel (our choice) - we used the newish Weatherspoons in MT.
Good price and would recommend.

Room Tip: we had room on first floor which overlooked rear car-park.....no problem.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Keith P
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Busy restaurant with lots of birthday parties, but good service, not too noisy, and privacy available in a booth if you were a solo traveller, as I was. Good carvery, unpretentious food. Decent clean bedroom. Breakfast fair but no muesli, you had to ask for fruit specially and the choice wasn't that wide. The yogurt was very plastic-tasting and I left half of it. I didn't have time for tourism as this was a work trip, but the mountains around the Welsh valleys are always scenic.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side have valley views
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rob J
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

havent stayed the night as i live local but i have seen some of the rooms & they are clean & comfortable. have been to a few weddings & family meals here & the carvery is the best around by far! you have a choice of meats & you can add as much of the vegetables & gravy as you want, always freshly prepared & delicious. good value for money, friendly staff & good service. recommend booking as its always busy.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rhian a
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Additional Information about Bessemer Hotel

Property: Bessemer Hotel
Address: Hermon Close, Dowlais CF48 3DP, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Merthyr Tydfil > Dowlais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dowlais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bessemer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A brand new 20 bedroom family run hotel on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. ... more   less 
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Bessemer Hotel Dowlais
Bessemer Hotel Merthyr Tydfil/Dowlais

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