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“A Rare Find”
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Castle of Brecon
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brecon
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“A Rare Find”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Well what a peach!!!
The town is lovely and the Castle overlooks the beacons, our room was booked at the hotel itself and was a well proportioned and nice decor with a bath, shower and some nice touches for toiletries.
We didn't eat in the restaurant but had breakfast in bed in the morning, nice touch and well cooked with ample choice. A good nights sleep and a good point to tour the area.

Will be re visiting it again.

Thank you to emma on the front desk

Room Tip: The cheaper rooms look onto the front car park but no noise or disturbances, all rooms looking over...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

A warm welcome greeted us as we arrived at the hotel. Swiftly through check in and up to our double room. Depending on what you are hoping for the room was modest in size but had everything you need for a stay. The en suite bathroom was lovely with a lovely deep bath and the little extras of shampoo and conditioner etc were a nice touch. Breakfast was super, a good selection was to be had... Ranging from light breakfasts to the full English (welsh?!!) which was cooked perfectly on both mornings. The waiting staff at breakfast time were friendly and bright and very helpful.
The location of the hotel was perfect and it had the added bonus of having its own parking area unlike some of the other places we considered in Brecon.
We will definitely stay again if our journeys take us back there.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Camberley, UK
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2012

For a town that has few hotels the Castle has, commendably, not become complacent about the lack of competition. Although there are some rough edges (probably the result of the economic situation) such as a few broken windows and the need for some paint it remains a comfortable hotel. The staff are fine (although why oh why the restaurant staff are east European and not locals defies belief) and welcoming. The public rooms are relaxing although they might get a bit crowded if the hotel were full. The bedroom was clean although the arrangement of the two twin beds was the result of the room’s shape. But it was OK even though the duvet and pillows were, I tough, a bit cheap and overly synthetic. Flat-screen TV with limited Freeview channels and plenty of storage space. The bathroom was fine with ample hot water but the shower was no more than adequate. Nice toiletries and the only discordant touch was the painfully cheap and tacky cabinet. The restaurant offered a decent menu that was competent rather than exceptional. The sashimi tuna as a starter was good even though the salad garnish was a little pedestrian. The lamb was not as tender as it could have been but was otherwise fine with a good selection of vegetables which were also ample in quantity. Breakfast was good with the usual suspects. You could help yourself to as much bacon and eggs and things as you liked but, surprise surprise, there was no extra charge for kippers or haddock nor the smoked salmon and scrambled egg that I had. And to my delight there as actually a nice lot of salmon. Overall then not a bad little hotel and one that I’d be happy to go back to even if I were paying myself. And, more importantly perhaps, one that I’d be happy to spend a few days at. I paid a discounted rate of £55 for bed and breakfast which was about right. The rack rate is about £80 which does seme a bit excessive though.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Evesham, UK
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Reviewed 24 October 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the Castle Hotel on business. When I booked all the standard rooms were taken so I stayed on a more expensive Brecon View room (£120 B&B inc single occupancy supplement)
The room was lovely. Three large windows let in floods of daylight on two sides of the room and views across the town, river and surrounding hills were beautiful. The bed was large and very comfortable and the spacious bathroom was well equipped. My only slight criticism was that the white curtains let through a lot if light meaning the room was light as soon as the sun came up (I like a dark room and uninterrupted sleep until the alarm goes!)
Unfortunately an evening appointment made it impossible for me to eat in the hotel restaurant as I was out when food was being served. However the menu looked nice, though short on vegetarian options.
I did visit the bar late in the evening and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, comfortable seating, helpful staff and most happily of all, the wonderful selection of single malt whiskies.
Breakfast was fantastic and I left sorry to go.
If I have to visit again I'll be sure to book at the Castle.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Worcestershire
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Just joined trip advisor, but wanted to leave a belated review for our stay in January 2012. Very welcoming and friendly reception in this nice old "character" hotel. Very convenient for the town and cathedral, both just a few minutes walk from the hotel, and a bit further walk to the Regimental Museum (also a must to visit but check opening times in the winter). Busy and friendly bar in the evening. Ate dinner in the hotel on Saturday evening with excellent food and friendly attentive staff in the restaurant. Breakfast on Sunday morning was terrific too. Enjoyed it so much we've already booked again for January 2013 but hopefully a room with a bit better outlook.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 32 which was a lovely room, very clean & tidy, but with only one small old window...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

Arrived at the hotel with our two very hungry young children. We were all looking forward to a family lunch together so we were pleased to see the place fairly quiet and sat at a table. However we had barely taken our coats off when we were approached by who we think was a bar tender. Presuming he was going to take an order off us we were about to ask for a menu when he said that the table was already taken and walked off.
No mention of the possibility of another table. We decided not to find another table nor did he suggest one !
We all left feeling very hungry and very poorly treated.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Leicestershire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Stopped over here for one night on business, its a good 3 star hotel, staff were friendly and I had a good meal in the restaurant which I also thought was good value. I much prefer these type of hotels to the standard lodges, the Castle has a bit of character and I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Castle of Brecon
Address: Castle Square, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 9DB, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle of Brecon 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 40 bedrooms providing a variety of different types of accommodation. All rooms in the main hotel are individually decorated and offer LCD TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. We will be happy to discuss your accommodation requirements and the type of room that would be most suitable for your needs. Our current prices are published here as a guide, please note that from time to time these will change to reflect local events. Standard Bedrooms from £87 Standard Family Bedrooms from £97 (based on 2 adults and 1 child) Superior Bedrooms from £107 Family Mews rooms from £157 (room only)( 2 adults and 2 Children) Walkers Mews rooms from £157 (room only) Beacons View Bedrooms from £137 Four Poster rooms £157 ... more   less 
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