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The Lake Country House & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Narberth, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Perfect weekend”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed in this wonderful location for a weekend. The welcome when checking in was friendly and professional. Our suite was large with everything we required. Traditional in design but very stylish with all the comforts. The spa facilities were great and would recommend the treatments, it was one of the best full body massage I have had ! Although it was a wet weekend we still enjoyed the walks around the lake. We booked dinner on the two evenings as part of the deal, the food was very good but it could be improved if there was another two choices on the menu and maybe a little music in the background would create more of a relaxed/romantic feel. The service in the restaurant and breakfast was top class. The hotel staff were friendly and always attended to our needs. The owners and manager Luke Marriott were very warming with a flare for making the guests feel comfortable and being at home. We had the most relaxing time and would definitely return. A perfect escape for relaxing ! A true rarebit in Wales !

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Mrhoward66, Guest Relations at The Lake Country House & Spa, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your recent stay. I’m glad to hear you had such a good time and that it was one of the best full body massages you’ve ever had. Thank you for the feedback regarding the restaurant, we will look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

The rooms are beautiful! The hotel is amazing, even got a free upgrade to a suite.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
You have that old worldly atmosphere, you feel like an aristocrat in your country home.
The Spa was lovely and clean and included in the price.
Lovely gardens to walk in.
Just simply amazing, but beware of hidden costs. For example they ask you whether you would like a newspaper in the morning, forgetting to mention you will be charged for it. Also no menus available to check on prices of cocktails and coffees. Martini cocktail: £12 a little above average and so was dinner and it wasn't that great.
I suggest you eat somewhere else and just enjoy all the rest.

Room Tip: I stayed in Gwen, my friends who were a couple got upgraded to the suite. Which was also lovely. Bot...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We were given a night in this hotel as a gift and we had a truly relaxing and lovely time here. The room was really luxurious, very clean and spacious with their own signature toiletries, four poster bed and lounge area with a beautiful view over the river and hills.

We spent the afternoon in the spa where you can book in for a treatment (the deep tissue massage was excellent, no light fingers here!), swim in the pool, have a sauna or relax in the hot tub in the balcony. My one suggestion would be for the spa to provide cold water showers and drinking water nearby for when guests come out of the sauna. The showers in the changing rooms are all set to a certain temperature and you have to go upstairs into the gym area for cold water.

You could stay here and not have to go very far if you didn't want to. There are walks in the grounds and walks farther afield which the hotel will provide you with information about. There is a croquet lawn, 8 hole golf course and billiards room, with an excellent and well kept snooker table I might add. (we enjoyed a couple of frames after dinner)

The food is very good and the service excellent, although the dining area is a little too quiet and dark for my liking. A bit of background music to make the guests feel like they don't have to whisper would be a nice idea and raise the lighting a bit, we like to see our food!. That said, at breakfast time it had lightened up a bit and was a bit more atmospheric. My advice would be to use the annex room attached to the grand dining room for breakfast as this looked lighter and more friendly.

All in all, this is a really lovely hotel and we had a fantastic stay. I would certainly recommend it to 50yr olds and upwards as the hotel has an old fashioned charm about it that I personally think is more suited to a slightly older generation.

Room Tip: We were in the newly re-furbished building, away from the main house. I can highly recommend room 9...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mrhoward66, Guest Relations at The Lake Country House & Spa, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review, we’re delighted to hear you had a truly relaxing time and enjoyed the spa and the food. Sorry you found our dining room a little quiet, we find that the majority of our guests tend to favour the lack of music. I do however understand that with just a few tables it may lack the atmosphere of the summer months. On a wet and windy day we prefer to use our dining room for breakfast as it is more cosy and comforting for the guests. Thank you for your feedback in these areas, we’re glad it didn’t impact the overall enjoyment. We will look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Chester
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed one night in the suite named 'Eugenie', I cannot fault the place! Our room was beautiful, great views, very thoughfully provided with everything you could wish for in the way of magazines, toiletries, ALL sorts of teas, coffee etc. Bed was wonderfully comfortable. Staff were exceptionally friendly, courteous, nothing seemed too much trouble. Log fires were awesome! Had a swim in the pool, very relaxing and warm, everything provided. Meals were superb. Might agree that it is not really for children but other than that, a heavenly break! Would love to come again - many thanks to all at Lake Country House!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night in the suite named 'River', which is on the first floor, at the front of the main house with stunning views over the grounds. The suite was spacious, nicely decorated, had all the amenities we required, and a huge bed. The whole place oozes olde worlde charm and luxury. The staff are very friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. There is a large spacious lounge downstairs with big, comfy couches and chairs, and a wood burner, where guests can have afternoon tea, drinks etc... There is also an open fire in the reception lounge and more comfy seating, and another lounge area with bar.
I can't praise the staff highly enough; they are extremely attentive, and very friendly. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. Our evening meal on Saturday was fabulous. Perfectly cooked and presented, and very tasty. Breakfast on the Sunday morning was again very good, and each table has a printed sheet of weather details for the day, suggestions of places to visit etc... I really can't think of anything needed to improve the overall experience, and we will definitely be back. But for two nights next time !!
My only word of caution would be that this place is not set up for children, so I would probably advise those with youngsters to stay somewhere else, but for couples it is absolutely perfect

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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cardiff
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

we booked an overnight stay with dinner mid week in early January .we had a lovely suite{badger} which we can thoroughly recommend .the weather was cold and damp-but the hotel and lounges were warm and inviting with open log fires .the spa was excellent with a lovely pool and clean modern facilities .my wife had a facial the following morning and she was delighted with the treatment .The dinner was very good and like all the service it was served with a professional but friendly approach .even at that time of the year the grounds looked attractive and well tended .With better weather the walks look very appealing .

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mrhoward66, Guest Relations at The Lake Country House & Spa, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your stay. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your time here and your wife enjoyed her spa treatments. There are indeed plenty of great local walks and I hope you will get a chance to come back and enjoy them.
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel another fabulous stay .
Slightly expensive but you only get what you pay for . Staff helpful , food outstanding , great for waking.
Spa is lovely and relaxing, would defiantly recommend

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: The Lake Country House & Spa
Address: Llangammarch Wells | Powys, Llangammarch Wells LD4 4BS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llangammarch Wells
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Llangammarch Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lake Country House & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Country House Hotel is a 4 star hotel set in the Heart of Mid Wales and is the perfect destination for a luxury hotel break or romantic getaway. The Spa offers a range of Heath and Beauty treatments and is equipped with and indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi overlooking the lake. Game Fishing and golf are available on site and there is a good range of other golf courses in the area. Horse riding, the Elan Valley and of course the Brecon Beacons are all near by.An air of elegance and calm informality pervades this exquisitely furnished Welsh country house hotel. Standing serenely in its own fifty acres of parkland, with sweeping lawns, rhododendron lined pathways and riverside walks, this magnificent mid wales hotel is comfort epitomised.The country house itself is an architectural bagatelle, begun in 1840 and remodeled in 1900. ... more   less 
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