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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We've stayed at the CoB for a couple of nights each January for the past few years, (to go to a commemoration service at the Cathedral). Always been good, but apart from our first visit we haven't left any further reviews.
Our visit this year in January 2014 was really good and very enjoyable. Dinner in the restaurant, was one of the best sirlon steaks I've ever had, either in the UK or other parts of the world!
We returned again in March 2014 and realy must say just how great our visit was. Our Brecon view room seemed to have been fairly recently decorated, it was clean, and very comfortable. Food in the restaurant on both nights was great, and the cooked breakfasts were plentiful and very tasty!
Best of all about this hotel is the staff. From the first welcome, right through to checkout, everybody is so helpful & friendly and nothing is too much trouble. A couple of folks who stood out are Sam at front of house, and Roberto in the restaurant.
We've already booked our next visit for January 2015, and we're looking for another excuse to go back again beforehand, hopefully sometime during the summer, when maybe the sun is shining so we can take advantage of the gardens!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank eignikp
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CastleRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Castle of Brecon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Dear Mr K, thank you very much for your review. Roberto sends his thanks for the mention, too. It's always a pleasure to have you as a guest and thanks from the whole team for taking the time to write

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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here for the two hectic days around a friend's wedding that was happening locally. Very reasonable price, and - although reception were clearly a little over-wrought - they were very accommodating. Breakfast was excellent. Be aware: there is a very big difference between the rooms that have been recently refurbished and the ones that have not. Two of our party of three had modern rooms, we (initially) did not - and the difference was stark. However, to their credit, the management changed us to another (refurbished) room as soon as we complained about the issue; hence the five stars. If they hadn't been able or prepared to switch us it would have been closer to three stars - which might account for some if the poorer reviews on here.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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CastleRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Castle of Brecon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We have recently started a refurbishment of our rooms and glad we were able to accommodate your request to move rooms. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The rates are very reasonable the room always clean with all the facilities you expect from a good hotel. The choice of breakfast is second to none. Everything you could want from a continental breakfast to a full English, and if you want you can have it all. In the evening you can if you want have a meal with beautiful table linen and laid out to a high standard, or you can eat in the brassieres for a more relaxed meal. Bar snacks are available too with a good variety of choice. I can not speak highly enough of this hotel. The views across the Beacons are fantastic. It is a must to stay in.

Room Tip: There are no swimming pools or fitness suites just a very good hotel I have never found it to be noisy even when I have stayed in the rooms over looking the outside bar terrace.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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CastleRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Castle of Brecon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Dear Wendy. Thank you very much from all of our team. Reviews like yours are especially well received as all of our team can give themselves a pat on the back. Thank you for taking the time to write and look forward to welcoming you back next time.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night on an impromptu trip to the Brecon Beacons for a weekend at the end of March 2014. Very friendly and easy going staff from reception to bar staff and extremely comfortable spacious room with pleasant decor (Room 19). The full English breakfast was the best we've had in ages - beautifully cooked and good quality - set us up for a walk in the Beacons. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CastleRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Castle of Brecon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Really pleased you had a good stay with us recently. Our breakfast is particularly well received - rashers of our local bacon is just what's needed when your going for a hike up in the mountains. Thank you very much for adding your review

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Second time at this hotel. The room was small and a little cramped but adequate however it had views over a set of roofs which wasn't very inspiring. Decent bathroom let down by a leaking radiator which didn't work anyway. Good array of toiletries and copious hot water. Bed reasonably comfortable and quite quiet. The restaurant was good with a varied menu. I had three courses at pretty near the top end of the price range and which came to just on £40. Excellent quality, well presented and very enjoyable; decent Chilean red at £4.50 for a large glass. The breakfast was good with no extra charge for smoked salmon. For a provincial hotel the Castle is good: it has character and warmth, the staff are very helpful and accommodating, which is more than can be said for some places. OK, it doesn't have double glazing and it's a bit chipped around the edges but the postives outweigh the negatives. I paid £55 for B&B (a government rate I'm sorry to say) wjhich, all things consdiered, was good value for money. I staye don business but if I were in Brecon with my wife I'd stay at the Castle, which is saying something.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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CastleRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Castle of Brecon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel and restaurant. I am especially happy that you found our staff helpful and accommodating. In regards to the size of your room, we have a great selection of rooms from standard rooms to our four poster rooms with views of the Brecon Beacons, to suit all budgets. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

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