Its such a shame that this Guest House, due to its excellent location, with a little more effort, could be so much more. The facilities were tired and worn. We literally only needed the room to sleep and shower and stay in and not stay in the room for too long which was quite lucky really. With Sellotape holding the back of the remote control in place, I struggled to find a channel on the archaic and very small TV in the room. One plug in electric radiator, for this annex type double room at the back of the property closest to the tatty car park, left it feeling damp and chilly with the decor very plain. The bathroom was clean and the shower worked and there was an electric heater you could switch on for a short burst of heat but you had to brave the cold of the bathroom for a middle of the night wee.
If you are a larger framed couple you would struggle to get a good nights sleep on the small and uncomfortable bed. The double room at the back was near to the back entrance to the hotel which has a light on an activation sensor - as guests arrived throughout the evening the light activated and stayed on for approx 20 mins. Do not opt for this room if you are a light sleeper!
Our party consisted of 7 guests total and one of our guests was told where to sit in the dining room by the brusque landlady leaving us unable to continue our morning breakfast conversation until he insisted on staying put!
The cooked breakfast was quite meagre - one small sausage, one piece of bacon, one tomato (halved an grilled) approx 4 mushrooms, beans. Toast and cereal was available and juices, tea and coffee. Cooked breakfast was served on a tiny plate.
Overall I was disappointed as I have stayed at many places in Brecon and the quality and standards are higher elsewhere for a far cheaper price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beacons was once a riverside farm and the 17th Century barns and cottages still remain. The front part of the building was added in the early 1700's and the house has changed little - apart from modern comforts and decor. The original spiral staircase, moulded ceilings and even the meat cellar (now a cosy bar) all add to the character and atmosphere of this lovely home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Beacons Brecon, Wales