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“Low expectations were changed once checked in”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tregenna Hotel

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Tregenna Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Merthyr Tydfil
Hampshire
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31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Low expectations were changed once checked in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

We were travelling to Wales with a large group to attend a friend's wedding and needed a reasonably priced b&b near the wedding venue - and the Tregenna seemed to fit the bill. Ten miles from the reception at a price of £40 for a double room with breakfast seemed too good to be true.
A friendly chap greeted us and gave us the keys to our chalet room which was spacious, light and most importantly clean. The bathroom was large and had a decent enough shower although no room to put washbags, toothbrushes, etc.
The car park was directly outside of our room which we thought may have caused a problem with cars revving up but it was surprisingly quiet.
Breakfast was cooked to order which makes a nice change from the pre-cooked buffet-style which is the norm nowadays.
Perhaps the hotel decor could benefit from a touch of modernisation to bring it into the 21st century but was acceptable especially for the price we paid.
So all in all a much better stay than anticipated. Just a shame this nice hotel isn't in an equally nice town!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Crawley
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2009

As I'm from Merthyr it galls me to say this. Went back to see family pre-Christmas and thoroughly disappointed. Whilst the rate of £70 may seem like good value for a double room & breakfast there are things you should expect as a minimum. Double room suggests two people so why is there only one towel (same happened back in October)? Booked dinner for five and when finally got seated had to wait 20 mins before I HAD TO ASK FOR A MENU!!! Worse still, I was only given three and one of those was incomplete. They had failed to clear up at breakfast from the night before and there were crackers, ribbon etc everywhere. Waiting staff not very helpful or friendly and there seemed to be people coming and going out of the kitchen at will (maybe they are the owners/new owners)? When checked in was given wrong room - whats the point of the booking system and when checked out had been over charged £15. Bathroom had some "hair" in the bath and some radiators did not work. Television on floor which made it extremely difficult to see and kept buzzing which made it difficult to hear. Could only get four channels by the way. A thoroughly disappointing experience and the hotel needs to be modernised - it is almost a prime locaiton to visit Brecon Beacons and Cardiff, just needs to understand it's marketing power and position.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Merthyr Tydfil hotels

Derbyshire
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2009

The Tregenna Hotel is situated in the heart of Merthyr with its own secure car park behind the hotel. The hotel consists of the main building,with some chalet rooms around the parking area. The staff are so friendly and helpful,it was like staying with a welsh family. A tourist from the USA was asking the waiter about his descendents who left Merthyr in the 19th.Century to make a new life and the guy immediately offerred to introduce him to a local historian who would know the details! The excellent evening meals are served in the light and spacious dining room-and the welsh breakfas menu is wide and substantilal. And of course-the big attraction is the friendly, well-stocked bar- excellent for socialising and getting to know folks after your meal. Forget the soulless and mundane competition-this hotel is where the heart is in Merthyr. I should add that I have absolutely no connection with this hotel-my review is purely based on MY experience of staying there. By the way-you can even take your pets if you select a Chalet room-and we stayed in one.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bad Homburg, Germany
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2007

Quite good hotel, although the room was a little bit old fashioned. Shower was not very good, but as we had a bathtub we used that instead. Excellent Breakfast!

  • Liked — Location, cleanliness
  • Disliked — Shower
  • Stayed September 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2004

Very good value at £60. All the staff were freindly and efficient. Room was large, only gripe was that the bar was smokey (normal for Wales) and road niosey (route home from the town bars) If you are a light sleeper try to get put in one of the rooms at the rear. Car park is small, but empties later on when dinner guests have gone, would advise parking in it, and not on raod. Otherwise excellent. food very good!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2004

Lovely clean rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent food. Ask for the Tydfil suite- super.

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Additional Information about Tregenna Hotel

Property: Tregenna Hotel
Address: Park Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RF, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Merthyr Tydfil > Merthyr Tydfil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Merthyr Tydfil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Tregenna Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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