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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

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bayocum21
California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect”
Reviewed 29 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Everything you need and nothing you don’t. The pavement palace is what you’re looking for in the little town of Hay. It is perfectly located literally feet from the center of town. Lovely pubs, beautiful books, artisan wares and local markets... they’re all right here.
The apartment is perfect for two, and could accommodate a family of three as well. It is tastefully decorated, with modern amenities and a warm, rustic charm. A wood-burning stove and central heat, you’re well prepared for the cold nights. A comfy, if firm, king-sized bed with a 1/2 bath ensuite, as well as a full bath downstairs, ensures that you have convenient and complete access. There’s a nice television in the lounge, but we never needed it. Too many books and cups of tea to entertain us. Parking is a slight challenge, but easily solved. By far, one of the best accommodations we’ve ever enjoyed. It is picture perfect.
Winter visitors should note that many restaurants (and some shops) are closed on Sundays and Mondays (some are only open Thurs-Sat), and most close by 5pm. But if you plan well, you’ll find a must-visit town without a lot of tourists. It’s like a fairytale.

Date of stay: January 2018
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SKLover
United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect and Cosy for a winter break”
Reviewed 24 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Pavement Palace is a little gem tucked away down a little passageway in the centre of Hay-on-Wye. We stayed for 2 nights in December and fell totally in love with it. The owner, James, is a great host and very friendly and helpful.

The apartment is beautifully decorated and full of rustic charm. The huge sofa and woodburner are wonderful to come back to after spending hours in the many independent bookshops. We didn't want to leave.

For some good food, I recommend Tomatitos Tapas Bar, bus, friendly with delicious tapas.

Date of stay: December 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2018
Thank you SKLover for your kind words.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JasonJH_C...
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely flat, ideally located”
Reviewed 7 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This beautiful flat retains charming period features whilst being sympathetically refurbished and modern in the ways that count. It's right in the centre of Hay-on-Wye and couldn't be more convenient for browsing the local shops and restaurants - always with the option of popping back for a rest or a cuppa!
My wife and I stayed for two nights mid-week and would definitely come again.

Date of stay: July 2017
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Aug 2017
Thanks for kind review Jason
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Emma_Fran...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hay Days”
Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This has to be the most central and stylish place to stay in Hay. Slap bang in the middle of town, and a 15 minute walk from the Hay Festival site, it could not have been better for our first visit to the festival. Everything was as listed and all worked as expected. And thanks again James for returning our belongings so promptly!

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jun 2017
Thank ypu for your kind words.
Emma, was a pleasure to host you both.
Best James
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carales12...
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“captivating”
Reviewed 28 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

The Pavement Palace is the epitome of Hay on Wye! The Tudor upstairs area is amazing; we were ready to move in permanently. Everything was immaculate, the beds were comfortable, and we had a lovely view of the street, right in the center of town. James was great - pay attention to his directions for where to park!

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Mar 2017
Thanks for your kind words and advice to future guests.
James
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Janette M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“perfect”
Reviewed 26 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We loved our stay in the heart of Hay on Wye. Upstairs was truly amazing. Wood fires made the evenings so very cosy and everything, from fluffy towels to posh toiletries and coffee from the local deli, was top quality. Kitchen well equipped but if you do eat out the Old Black Lion is highly recommended.

Storm Doris stopped us climbing to the top of Hay Bluff so we shall be back one day to conquer that hill and see the gorgeous Pavement Palace again .

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Mar 2017
Thanks for the lovely review and your custom.
best

James
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M R
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great stay in the middle of Hay on Wye”
Reviewed 8 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This is a LOVELY place in the centre of town--it is a short walk to good restaurants, all the bookstores and antiques. It is very nicely fitted out, with charming furniture etc and has been recently renovated to a high standard. We are very much looking forward to using it again. Perhaps the only downside is that it does not have close parking, meaning that you need to unpack and park your car down the hill in a public carpark. Highly recommended and the owner is a terrific guy to boot!

Date of stay: July 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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