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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rhayader, Powys, Wales

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s.l. H
Clevedon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“It couldn't be any quieter”
Reviewed 21 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The Dolwen cottage was in a very little hamlet and was extremely quiet, the loudest sound was the sparrows quarrelling. There were house martins nesting in the garage and they swooped in and out regularly. The house was all on one floor so was a bit of a walk from one end to the other. All electric with storage heaters and when the weather turned chilly we did use the extra heating. All the mirrors in the bathrooms were set far too high for me, at 5 ft 4 in I could hardly see myself. It could do with some hooks on the back of the bedroom doors and some mirrors in the bedrooms. but apart from that, it was very comfortable. We were met on arrival by a very friendly neighbour who let us in and showed us round. It did have lots of little picture framed instructions everywhere. The dishwasher was installed in the scullery which was a little bit irritating having to take dirty crockery out of the kitchen to fill the dishwasher and then back again to put it all away. I would book this property again.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted you had such a quiet, relaxing stay. We will have a look at a mirror in the double bedroom. Great idea - thanks.
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keithandc...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfectly situated bungalow, just right for us.”
Reviewed 11 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The welcome from Del was lovely, just like meeting old friends. Communication was a slight problem due to a variable mobile signal but we got there without difficulty. (Thanks Del)

Dolwen is spacious, warm and comfortable, situated adjacent to open countryside where red kites soar and sheep "baaa" contentedly. A moderately wet week meant we spent some time relaxing indoors, pouring over the great selection of informative books and literature.

To be honest, the decor and furnishings wouldn't suit those who like a modern style but it was traditional and homely, possibly in need of a little updating here and there.

The countryside in Mid Wales is quite wonderful and traffic almost absent, making it a great base from which to explore.

A very enjoyable week, thank you.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thanks Chris and Katie, we are so glad you had a comfortable stay, and enjoyed the week, the reading indoors and the environment outdoors. We do think of it as a special, spiritual place of peace. We are definitely retro style, but try to keep on top of the updating all the same! Thanks for taking the time to review...
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Adventure...
1 review
“Very spacious and peaceful home from home with lovely views.”
Reviewed 12 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Dolmen is situated in a quiet hamlet in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales.
A spacious well designed property with great views and close to nature.
We have a disabled son and he found it easy to move around.
Well worth getting up early to see the sunrise over the hills.
Lots of birdlife and morning chorus a joy to be heard.
Fast wi-fi, 10 minutes into Rhayader which has lots of eating places and shops.
We highly recommend Dolwen and will return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Mar 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review, we are delighted you all enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed the wonderful birdsong, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in May 2016

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Feb 2017
Thank you so much for your review we are delighted you left relaxed and we look forward to welcome you again soon.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
claptontr...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“it was nice”
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in August 2016

enjoyed the stay. close to the elan valley estate which is very scenic. del and her husband were pleasant and helpful. the hamlet is nice and quiet so it made a welcome change from London. rooms were clean and adequately spacious.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
Thank you for taking the trouble to review we are glad you have had a nice time!
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Backwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

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Management Response
4 Nov 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review we are so glad you had music relaxing and tranquility, space and comfort. We so look forward to welcome you soon.
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Ellsy B
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Cottage For All Of The Family!”
Reviewed 23 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

My family and myself had an amazing time celebrating the New Year in this fantastic cottage. Large enough for all of us to stay comfortably and set in the most perfect location for any family getaway. The cottages location feels rural and secluded while the cottage is still close enough to amenities and most importantly a good coffee shop. Overall our stay at Dolwen cottage was fantastic and we would defiantly recommend the cottage to friends.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Feb 2016
Thanks for your review and we are so pleased you had a nice stay.
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