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“A gem of a place to stay”
Review of Albany Guest House

Albany Guest House
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Albany Guest House
Ranked #21 of 34 Newport B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“A gem of a place to stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Have just got back from my stay at the Albany Guest House. We went to South Wales for the rugby cup finals in Cardiff. The guest house is well situated for Newport Station with a 16 minute train trip to Cardiff. I am so pleased that we chose to stay at The Albany. Our twin room was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed with an en-suite, tv, wifi access and tea/coffee making facilities. On site car parking is also a plus.

Our hosts, Christine and Steve were marvellous and so friendly. I have the feeling that nothing would be too much trouble. I asked if we could put some beers in their fridge to keep them chilled and Christine brought a mini-fridge to our room for us to use Christine was very helpful with advice concerning the train and taxi services. Steve cooks a great breakfast using good quality ingredients.

It was a home from home for me. If I ever need to stay in this part of South Wales again I will definitely try to book a room here and will happily recommend the Albany Guest House to anyone else.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We have been working in the area and have lodged here for the past week. What a gem of a place, run by a lovely and friendly couple. Our twin room was very reasonable with comfy beds, full en-suite, tea and coffee facilities, TV and high speed wifi. I cannot fault this great place and will definitely look to return should we be working here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Stayed in this lovely guest house while we were down watching the rugby in Cardiff. Was greeted in a very pleasant and friendly way. Room was very cosy, comfortable and clean, and the services in-room were excellent. There is a really good feeling about this place that makes it feel more like a home than a hotel. After a heavy session in Cardiff post-rugby the full English breakfast was most welcome, not to mention absolutely delicious. Christine and Steve were extremely chatty and pleasant throughout. We are regular visitors to South Wales and will definitely stay there again. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

I had to stay in Newport for 2 months and was lucky enough to stay here. Being away from home is tough but Steve and Christine made it feel like home. They are wonderful people, you can have a drink and a chat with them and they make you feel at home. Having stayed in the majority of the rooms I can say they are all great very cosy and cute ;) I was reluctant to stay in Newport but they made the stay a fabulous one I recommend that everyone should stay here! The rooms are cleaner than most hotels and quiet and perfect for a good nights sleep and stay. They have the cutest friendliest dog and they are just such nice people. I will definitely be returning!!! ;) x

  • Stayed July 2013
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I've stayed at Albany for the last two months as I did my training at work. Couldn't imagine a better place to stay! It really feels like home with a top hotel quality! Christine and Steve are wonderful and they treat you like family! Great service, rooms, definitely the best place to stay in Newport! I will come back! And they have adorable dog! Tom.

  • Stayed August 2013
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

It was in a good location as I was attending a course locally.
The owners Steve and Christine Bradley could not have been nicer and very helpful.
The rooms were bright ,clean and cheerful and at a reasonable cost.
The food was excellent.
I will stay there again and would recommend it anyone

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Good location as I was commuting into work.
Breakfast was not up to the £5 charge.
Cheep hotel, so cheep expectations.
Owners did have a dog, which is a good thing for some people, a bad thing for me however.
Had the 'old hotel' smell.
Beds were quite small.
Mainroad VERY noisy.
Friendly people.
Overall average.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Christine B, Owner at Albany Guest House, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Dear Sir,
I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. If you had mentioned this to me I could have offered you an alternative room. All our single rooms have standard single beds. Double beds are available. We offer a £5 discount to guests who don't require breakfast, I am sorry if you were not satisfied with yours, I would have happily cooked you whatever you wanted within reason. I pride myself on keeping a clean guest house and I would have valued your comment if there was a problem at that time. Please come and stay again and give us a chance to make your stay a pleasant one.
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Additional Information about Albany Guest House

Property: Albany Guest House
Address: 409 Chepstow Road, Newport NP19 8HL, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Newport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family run guest house close to motorway links and the city centre. All rooms have showers, some are fully en suite. We have a small car park at the rear. We have wi fi internet access. We welcome pets by arrangement. ... more   less 
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Albany Guest House Newport, Wales

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