We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“3 Hikers on a one night stay”
Review of The Beacons

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Beacons
Ranked #34 of 46 Brecon B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Three of us stayed on the 5th of July for one night with breakfast, our room was very comfortable, clean and spacious (Room 5) with enough towels, TV, hot shower and refreshments. It is a great location with rear off road private parking and just a two minute walk into town. Priced really well, and the breakfast options were excellent, and very tasty. We were all welcomed by Mel, and felt well looked after. Would we stay again. Yes !

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Paul W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (92)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

49 - 55 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2014

4 of us stayed at this lovely, cosy B&B last night and we're very happy with everything there. All the staff were friendly and the rooms clean, comfortable and well equipped. The Beacons is well situated for a walk to the Cathedral, shops and restraunts, the added bonus of the car park at the rear of the B&B was great! We had a delicious cooked breakfast and plenty of it. Would defiantly stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Lynne L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 June 2014

we enjoyed our stay very much, we made to feel very welcome, would stay there again. we were doing a charity walk.We were happy to be situated so close to town centre.The owners were very nice people and very helpful.Our rooms very comfortable, beds were good too.hope to see them again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Jenny123142
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The Beacons is centrally situated in Brecon and a two minute walk from everything in the town centre. I thought parking would be a problem but far from it - a large and free private car-park at the rear of the B& B was a very welcome bonus. All the staff were friendly and helpful on arrival and throughout the stay. Rooms are a little dated but clean & comfortable. Breakfast choice was excellent and the bacon & sausage was superb (locally sourced and you can tell - none of this rubbishy supermarket tosh).£45 is a very fair price indeed (wish this butcher was near me!).

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Paul C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BeaconsGH16, Manager at The Beacons, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and especially the bacon and sausages. Hope your last day of golfing went well and we hope to see you again (maybe trying the 9 hole course in Brecon)

Thank you

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Beacons for a long weekend. The Beacons was the ideal place to stay, not just for its location, but just simply a great place to stay. All of the staff were a pleasure to stay with. Next time we venture into Brecon we shall certainly give the Breacons a vist.
Lin and Glenn from Portsmouth.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank osirisisis56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BeaconsGH16, Manager at The Beacons, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Having guests like yourselves always makes it feel worth it.

Hope we will see you again later in the year or next.

Many thanks

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Although a pretty and comfortable guest house with adequate food and drink and a very good shower the spoiler for this place is the woman who owns it (Melanie) we were a group of 20 and basically gave her a business boost in the off peak season .We were taking part in a long distance cycle ride for charity and one of our group pointed out to her that we normally eat porridge for breakfast rather than big fry ups for energy. You would expect that this financial saving for her would be good news but no! You would think we had asked her to serve up her cat on a spit. we pointed out we would supply our own oats and all we wanted was hot milk and we would still pay the full breakfast price. Nope this was still no good.
We booked early breakfast at 7.30 and came downstairs at about 7.20 and all the cereals were laid out and bread for the toaster. The owners husband was in the kitchen looking angry so we thought it best not to push the hot milk issue and just asked for cold milk to have with muesli . this was met with abuse and him shouting that it wont be ready until 7.30 and that he had just got out of bed! I offered to milk the cow for him which he wasn't amused by. As the rest of our party came down at staggered times as agreed with Mel they were greeted with what room are you and what time were you given to eat at? there was no time for politeness or a good morning.
These people really shouldnt be in a service industry but i got the impression that they were too mean to employ help and so were stretched. There was one young man who i think was the manager who was pleasant enough but he looked clearly out of place

on the whole the guesthouse was ok if you avoid contact with the landlady and her husband ,The food was homemade if "opening the tin at home" constitutes home made.

One of our party left honest feedback in the visitors book , and we heard later that the landlady had collared one of us at a railway station and had a go at them about writing things in the visitors book.

Room Tip: hope for the best as its not worth the hassle of asking the landlady for anything
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Dave H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BeaconsGH16, Manager at The Beacons, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately it is not one shared by ourselves. The group of 24 were very pleasant and all seemed to enjoy their stay.

As you will be aware you arrived 2 hours before our check in time starts (as the organiser of the group had previously given us estimated times) You then went to bring you wet and dirty bike into the house which I am sure most people would not appreciate. Regarding the porridge situation, it was not initially pointed out that all you required was hot milk had this been the case it would not of been an issue but as we do not supply porridge this is what came across.

In the morning as you know everyone was given times when the cooked breakfast would roughly be ready as we would not be able to cook 24 breakfast within minutes for all. You came down 45 minutes before the time you were given (and 30 minutes before the agreed times) which you acknowledged and then when you were offered hot milk you refused it.

We do take exception to the comment ‘The food was homemade if "opening the tin at home" constitutes home made.’ We cooked from scratch a 3 course meal, everything being home made, should you wish to believe otherwise then that is up to you.

Regarding giving the business a boost in the off peak season, 1 week after Easter and 1 week before the beginning of May would not constitute this and we would not normally of taken the booking as from Easter till October we tend to only take 2 night bookings but we did so as it was for charity which we get many requests from and always help where we can.

The drawing left in the visitors book and 3 words for comments does not conclude ‘honest feedback’

We hope this clears up any issues. Many thanks, Beacons Guest House

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The Brecon Beacons B&B in Brecon Wales was a delight to stay at, we were heartily welcomed by Steve and the next morning at Breakfast his Wife Melanie also gave us a good welcome, they did all they could to make our stay happy and comfortable and I thoroughly recommend this place to other travelers.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Geoff T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Brecon hotels
0.1 mi away
Castle of Brecon
Castle of Brecon
#2 of 2 in Brecon
503 reviews
0.1 mi away
Flag and Castle House B&B
0.3 mi away
The Wellington Hotel
The Wellington Hotel
#32 of 46 in Brecon
316 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.1 mi away
Castle Coaching Inn
Castle Coaching Inn
#15 of 46 in Brecon
128 reviews
0.4 mi away
Markets Tavern Hotel
Markets Tavern Hotel
#28 of 46 in Brecon
92 reviews
4.4 mi away
Bridge House Bed & Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Beacons? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Beacons

Address: 16 Bridge Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 8AH, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Brecon
Price Range: £50 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beacons 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your The Beacons reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Beacons Brecon, Wales

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing