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“Not a great dining experience!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Hotel
Ranked #10 of 13 Lampeter B&B and Inns
Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not a great dining experience!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

When I found out that this hotel/restaurant had a French chef I was looking forward to a treat - unfortunately it was an uninspiring and mediocre carvery. The deserts were great but aren't enough to make me want to go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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134 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed here for two nights for our son's graduation.
Clean hotel, full of character. Good old fashioned bar downstairs, steep old stairs, airy room with old but very clean bathroom with a bath in it not just a shower. The sheets were white and so clean they lit the room up, (not literally of course). Now if you are not used to British plumbing please be aware that the bathroom was as good as it gets in small hotels, British plumbing does it's own thing as to speed of water coming out of taps.
The staff were very friendly. I accidently left my Kindle there and they have posted it to me.
The full British breakfast was great, see my photo.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beverly L
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The castle hotel is located in Lampeter in the centre of the town. I was staying here as I was working in the area. The room I was given was very small and the carpet was covered in stains. Flip flops advised to walk around the room! The en-suite was ok but the shower was hit and miss if you wanted a hot shower. Also the drainage for the whole place seemed to come through this room causing noise every time someone else flushed a toilet or used a basin or shower. On the whole I wouldn't recommend this to families or couples as it is aimed more to contractors or workmen working in the local area.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Richard C
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Here are the lowlights:
Damp room
No heating
Broken toilet, shower and fittings
Cheap bread, tea, etc. for breakfast

Oh and a disco right below the room from 8 til after midnight.

The highlights:
Having 10 pounds taken off the 60 pound bill
Leaving the place

You have been warned...

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Paul L
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Four of us stayed for one night in the Castle Hotel, booking four single rooms. We were given a friendly welcome and handed four sets of keys. Two of the rooms had single beds and two had doubles. Some of the small ensuites had baths. My room had a single bed and a tiny shower...but it ran hot water which was lovely. The taps in the sink were 'press' taps as opposed to turning a handle, it made filling the sink (or even the kettle) an onerous task! The bed and towels were clean but the room was generally very tired. The Saniflo system in the bathrooms were very noisy, which is probably my biggest criticism of the hotel as the walls are very thin. The noise from the bar below carried on until 1.22am - so, if you are staying here and not joining in with the festivities in the bar probably best to bring some ear plugs if you want to get a good nights sleep. The general consensus for breakfast was just OK. Having said all of that at £30 a night including breakfast it was not bad value.

Room Tip: Room 9 on second floor was the best room
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Carey F
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

I stayed for one night only. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room basic, but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was superb!! The free WiFI was very welcome as there were only a few channels on the T.V. I don't know why but even all the Freeview channels were not there.
The only downside was the noise until 0030 from the bar and the street outside. However, this is a pub so some noise is to be expected.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sheilawhatley
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southport
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169 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Not recommended for couples - would probably suit workmen. Very uncomfortable bed and tiny shower room. Friendly staff and ok breakfast. Would not want to stay again and would not recoomend to family and friends.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Alwaysway51
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Additional Information about Castle Hotel

Property: Castle Hotel
Address: High Street, Lampeter SA48 7BG, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Lampeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Lampeter
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Castle Hotel Lampeter, Wales

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