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“Nice boutique hotel with tiny changes needed”
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Blueberry Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pontypridd
Certificate of Excellence
England
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135 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice boutique hotel with tiny changes needed”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here one night for a business trip. It's basically some rooms above a restaurant, but it's all very well furnished and feels like a nice boutique hotel. All of the staff I met were very friendly and offered good customer service.

Like many people that have reviewed this recently i was warm in bed. Although I could open my windows fine, I can't fathom why such a thick duvet would be on a bed in August. It was too cold without a duvet, but boiling with it on.

The bed itself will be down to individual taste. It was so soft it was like sleeping in a hammock! Personally it was too soft. That said it was nice and big.

My only other 'gripe' was the shower. The temperature options were either 'very hot' or 'scoldingly hot'! No problems if you run a bath, but the shower facility.... Ouch!

The room is a good size, it's well furnished and it's slap bang in the high street so perfectly centrally located. Parking is close by.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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English first
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The bed was comfortable, but in the sweltering heat, the duvet was too thick.

The headboard and other surfaces were very dusty. The bathroom shower was weak, and the door did not shut properly. If you are old or infirm, the step up into the shower-cum-bath would be a huge challenge. There was no non stick matt in the shower.

The road below was incredibly noisy late into the night from people; drunk or otherwise and I was woken at 5am twice.

There was a fire alarm at 5am, that wasn't welcome - although out of the hotels control, it did highlight that there were no fire safety procedures in the bedrooms. - very poor.

The car park was quite far from the hotel, though free.

I won't be returning.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Driffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

An interesting boutique hotel in the heart of Pontypridd's market area. A little inconvenient as the car park is behind another hotel - not far away but requiring you to pick up a parking permit from reception first. On entering the hotel the eclectic nature of the architecture and decor of the bar and dining areas made quite an impression and was a source of fascination during my short stay. The room on the 3rd floor was accessed by a lift which although functioning gave me the feeling that it had seen better days. The room itself was of a good size with a large double bed, sofa and coffee table and all the expected facilities. The walls and ceiling were painted white which contrasted well with the dark wood floor and fitted furniture and gave a light and airy feeling to the room. The bathroom was excellent having a large bath and separate fixed head shower cubicle. Again predominantly white and very clean with an opening roof window.
The downside commenced with the coffee sachets which had a mixture of milk and sweetener included which was sadly not to my taste. The view from the dormer window despite having beautiful hills in the distance was not particularly attractive looking over flat supermarket and other dull building roofs although perhaps not a big issue on a one night visit.
Unfortunately I stayed on what was probably one of the hottest nights of the year and being in the roof space the room was very very hot and, despite the electric fan thoughtfully provided, it was like trying to sleep in an oven. Consequently, despite the comfortable mattress, a very restless night ensued with little real sleep..
The food and service for both dinner and breakfast were fine and of the expected standard although I was a little disappointed that cornflakes were not one of the available cereal choices.
It is a great pity that the room temperature spoiled what should have been a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Be wary of third floor rooms on a hot night.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Solva
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Bedroom and bathroom both great - spacious and quiet with lovely Italian style furniture. We had room 2 which was painted in relaxing light colours and was beautifully clean. Staff helpful and friendly without being obtrusive. Car parking not far from the hotel was not a problem - two minutes walk away. We ate there and it was good, well presented food. We would always stay there again when we need to visit the area.

Room Tip: The room we had overlooked a side street and was very quiet but the town is quiet at night anyway...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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York
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The rooms are clean and tidy, bed comfortable but a little soft for me as the pillows , not a bad place and friendly staff, used this place twice now and its been o.k both times , breakfast is a decent size.
Would use again if needed to return to university of south wales,

Room Tip: Room 7 is large, 8 good size, can be a little noise with pigeons from 5:30 a.m
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I come here a lot with my children or simply for a solo work lunch and have been here with friends. There's great service here and I like the atmosphere and decor. They used to provide a full Italian menu which I loved but changed it to 'pub' style food. This is O.K. though because they retained a lot of tastiesq from the old menu. The chicken Cesar salad is superb and they do a lovely pizza and carbonara. Portions are generous at this place and the coffee is good. Really glad we have these kinds of places in Pontypridd...thumbs up! Oh yes and the specials options for 5/6 £ each is definitely the way to go for valley's based establishments.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Had to review asHotel as restaurant not recognised.
Arrived for our Daughters birthday meal as a group of 8, we'd phoned to check the booking that afternoon. Server was obviously not expecting us, HINT no table with a reserve sign or even one set for 8 places. We were later told our booking had been put in the diary for the previous day, pointed out we all knew my daughter's birth date, and wouldn't have made that mistake.
Disappointed we decided to stay and make the best of it, it must be said Ryan tried his best, but being the only server with 5 other tables taken and a bar to tend (albeit a quiet bar) he was overworked, a little inexperienced and phased by our party turning up not perhaps surprising.
Some time before we had our drinks order taken in fact we had to ask, still at this time no cutlery napkins or sideplates in fact our starters were served and we had to ask for these so that we could eat. Which is when we discovered my starter of mushrooms with goats cheese hadn't been prepared! Server apologised and came after a few minutes to say would be 3 or 4 minutes, bonus for Ryan for at least trying to keep me informed. Mains served some time later my sea bream good, pizza good, steak looked very good and rest had pasta which all enjoyed although portions a touch on the small size.
In all had service been better (not enough staff) and staff had been better trained score would have been a 'good' score, even though tripadvisor system doesn't' allow me to, it will be a very long time before they could hope for very good, if ever from this example.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Blueberry Inn
Address: 6-8 Market Street, Pontypridd CF37 2ST, Wales (Formerly Blueberry Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Rhondda Cynon Taff > Pontypridd
Amenities:
Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pontypridd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blueberry Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blueberry Inn is a unique hotel located in the centre of Pontypridd, South Wales. Owned by the Pontypridd Market Company and formerly known as the Market Tavern, this 5 storey building underwent a drastic overhaul, with refurishments taking up to two years for completion. The Blueberry Inn had a grand re-opening in December 2008 which did not disappoint, worth waiting two years for the Blueberry Inn shocked and amazed with its dramatic makeover, what was once the Market Tavern seemed completely unrecognisible with many finding it hard to believe it was the same building. The Blueberry will blow you away with it's attention to detail and design. All the rooms are fully equipped with all the mod cons and have all the comfort's you would expect from a top end hotel. The building itself is host to a superb bar and restaurant serving a variety of exquisite cuisine, with breakfast available from 7am, lunch specials from 12pm and a la carte from 6pm. Also host to two exceptional function rooms, on the first floor, the kalma lounge, a boudair themed function room that has played host to a variety of events from wedding receptions to charity nights. Down in the basement you will find the Glo bar, the smallest of the two, this ice themed room with built in wall water features is a real favourite for childrens parties. On the whole the Blueberry Inn is a real gem in the heart of the Valleys and worth a visit for whatever the occasion ... more   less 
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