We bought a "gourmet break for two" from Buyagift for the princely sum of £104. We had a choice of 6 venues and chose the Carlton Riverside as it was around an hour's drive from where we live. The Buyagift break included one night's B and B and dinner for 2 (drinks excluded).
The B and B was easy to find and parking across the street was handy. The "village" it is situated in is tiny and consists mostly of B and B's and pubs. It is near the Royal Welsh Show though so would be handy if you wanted to visit that. The hotel itself is furnished and finished to a high standard and our room was very clean and pleasantly decorated in an Oriental style.
The owners, Alan and Mary, were incredibly friendly and courteous throughout our stay. Their website describes the hotel as "A restaurant with rooms" so we were particularly excited to try dinner that evening. We arranged a table for 8pm but were kept waiting in a lounge area until 8.40pm when our table was ready. Our starter was brought out promptly and the food was delicious. However the saving grace of this hotel and the reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the quality of the main dish. My partner ordered fillet and I ordered rump steak and both were cooked to perfection, with beautiful accompanying dishes of a "tomato fondant" and dauphinoise potatoes. Dessert was also pleasant; I had sticky toffee pudding.
I had a good night's sleep in our large and spacious room, however to accommodate ensuites in the rooms it appears the owners have installed space-saving saniflo toilets, which do make a horrific noise when flushed!
Breakfast the next morning was again cooked well and tasted very nice. We had a very pleasant overnight stay with a decent meal for around £50 per person for the evening. Had we paid any more then I may have awarded 3 stars as I feel the price we ended up paying was fair, but what we paid was well below what it usually would cost.
I would stay again if in the area but wouldn't make the trip simply for this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well appointed restaurant with rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carlton Riverside Hotel Llanwrtyd Wells
- Carlton Riverside Llanwrtyd Wells, UK - Wales