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Bryncelyn Guesthouse
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Preston, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“a good weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

As others have written Lil is a very accommodating host. I was working at the Welsh showground and needed an early start in the morning. That was no problem for her and her husband with breakfast on the table at 6.45 am. The bedroom was very clean and the bed extremely comfortable. The only negatives were the non existent Orange phone service and the tv freezing for the same sort of reason.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post this excellent review. We're happy to cater for early risers.
Most mobile networks are good at the guesthouse - Vodafone network works particularly well - unfortunately you have to go outside for an Orange network signal. We hope to welcome back in the future.
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Shropshire
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67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

What a fabulous find! We stayed as a family for one night in January when the town of Llanwrtyd was covered with snow. Our rooms were lovely and toasty, extremely well equipped and had plenty of room. En suite bathroom had toiletries, shower cap etc. Tea and coffee making facilities were welcome on such a cold night and further supplies were left out for guests on the landing outside. DVDs and books were also available on the top floor should anyone need one. Lil, the proprietor, was very welcoming and we had a chat about the area after breakfast. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Right in the centre of the town it is a great base for exploring Mid Wales. All in all - an excellent stay

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. I enjoyed chatting to your family and I'm delighted you had a good stay with us. Llanwrtyd Wells and the surrounding countryside is particularly beautiful with the snow at present. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for posting the key back so promptly.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

Fantastic stay. The amazing Lil was so welcoming and friendly. Great room over looking the centre of the village and river. Clean, warm, comfortable bed and homely. Lil was also helpful beyond the call of duty the next morning as I had work to send off providing everything I needed without a hint of trouble. Brilliant. Hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank John P
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Thank you for leaving this lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and a pleasure to be able to help.
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Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

I had never visited Wales before but a colleague talked me into going away for a weekend Mountainbiking in Wales ..incidentally during the town's Real Ale Festival
I'm so glad he booked Bryncelyn Guesthouse. Lil made us feel so welcome from the moment we walked in the door
The room was big & bright & most importantly....warm (I'm an Aussie ..in Wales brrrrr)
My bed was more comfortable than mine at home & there were plenty of pillows (rare). I immediately felt at home. We had our own bathroom and the shower was hot & powerful enough to strip all the mud that the trails we rode threw at us.
I haven't had breakfasts like that in years. I swear that all the calouries burnt from the miles we rode over the weekend only just balanced out compared with the breakfasts Lil served ... I felt spoilt for a change.
The guest house is clean, tidy, warm & friendly & I was truly made to feel welcome
(if you're a cyclist, you can wash your bike down between rides too ;) )

Room Tip: Just ask Lil...the lady is Ace :D
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Flasheart65
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both over the weekend. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. There's always a great atmosphere in the guesthouse and in the town in general during the 'Real Ale Wobble'. We hope to welcome you back again.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

We agree Lil and Malcom do the best breakfast ever. We visited here in the summer and are returning next month for a second visit. It is like going from home to home when you visit here. Lil cannot do enough for you and makes you feel truly welcome. The rooms are homely, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Ian thinks Paddy the dog is very cute too!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank rachel859
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Thank you both for taking the time to post this lovely review. We're looking forward to seeing you again in a couple of weeks. It's always rewarding when guests return and as you two are always happy and smiling, it's a pleasure to have you stay.
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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

After taking the scenic route from Llandovery, around the awesome Llyn Brianne and down the almost vertical Devil's Staircase, we were glad of the warm welcome and a restful stay at Bryncelyn Guesthouse. Our large twin room contained an extremely comfortable double and single bed, sink, tea and coffee making facilities, tv with dvd player, plenty of hanging space/drawers and was absolutely spotless and clean. The whole house was warm and really homely. We had a private bathroom, across the landing, but that was absolutely no problem at all, after all this is an original Victorian house B&B and not a modern hotel. We even had a selection of bathrobes to use in case we hadn't brought our own.
Lovely breakfast, and lovely landlady, nothing was too much trouble.
Highly recommend as a base for exploring the wilds and small towns of mid wales.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Llanwrtyd Wells and the surrounding area is particularly beautiful at this time of year. We really do appreciate your feedback.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

From the moment we arrived we found the service to be excellent, from assistance with where to park and put our bikes to showing us to the room and giving information on their DVD collection and where we could eat. There was also a small honesty bar in the reception which I thought was a great touch.

The room was very clean and well made up and the shower was excellent with a good number of towels for our use as well as various toiletries.

Breakfast was delicious, probably the best I've had in a number of years. The bacon was divine and the fried bread cooked to perfection.

The only small improvement I think I could suggest is that it would be nice if there was a mounting point to lock a bike chain to, though where we left the bikes was out of sight and there was a dog nearby so probably not a big deal.

Room Tip: We were in room one which had a double and a single bed as well as a bath and a shower. No view, bu...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Richard G
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lilandmalc, Owner at Bryncelyn Guesthouse, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we appreciate your favourable comments, particularly with regards to your room and breakfast. We cook our breakfasts to order and also prepare early breakfasts if required.

We do have a small shed to store some bikes but as we accommodate more and more cyclists recently we will look at installing a mounting block to secure bikes in the yard.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Property: Bryncelyn Guesthouse
Address: Dolecoed Road, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4RA, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanwrtyd Wells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Llanwrtyd Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bryncelyn Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bryncelyn Guesthouse, in beautiful Llanwrtyd Wells, is a 4 star family run guest house providing ideal accommodation while attending one of the local festivals either here in Llanwrtyd Wells or in the nearby towns of Builth Wells and Llandovery. All rooms are either ensuite or have private bathrooms. Guest rooms have TV, DVD player and tea & coffee making facilities. We are in the heart of the smallest town in Britain (with a population of 600) with restaurants, pubs and shops on the doorstep. We have offroad parking for our guests. Price includes full breakfast, either Welsh or the option of a Continental. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside with rolling hills and it's famous for wacky events such as World Championship Bog Snorkeling and Man versus Horse Marathon. ... more   less 
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