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Crown Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rhayader
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“Not great, but not bad either.”
Reviewed 2 March 2010

We stayed here as we were following the IMBA Trans Cambrian Way on our mountain bikes. So were turned up early evening, tired, muddy, cold, wet, hungry and thirsty.

The Crown Inn fulfilled our needs, in that the rooms were warm and dry, and en-suite. The bathrooms weren't in a great state (small, damp and the shower wasn't the most effective) but they did the job. At least in our muddy state we didn't feel we were making too much mess.

The rooms were pretty cramped, although they had TVs and were fine for what we needed. If we wanted more space, we could always head to the main bar to relax.

The staff were very obliging in helping us store our bikes securely. They were also very obliging in serving us a really good pint. The atmosphere in the bar (this was on a Friday night) was very nice, so we settled down for a good, simple pub meal. Can't remember what we had, but the usual choice of fish & chips, gammon & chips, steak & chips etc was all on offer. Some members of our 6-man crew then proceeded to fall asleep in the bar.

We all had a decent night's sleep - which was probably inevitable after the day we'd had. It's also a reflection on the quietness of this hotel, even though it's located right in the middle of town (great location - excellent Spar,newsagent & bike shop a few doors away).

There was nothing really wrong with our stay. But if I was coming back to Rhayader, I'd be tempted to try somewhere else. If, however, I found the other places were fully-booked, then I would have no problems with staying at the Crown again.

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Reviewed 7 March 2006

This is a great place to stay if you plan to visit the dams on elan valley. Rhyader is only a 20min drive from the dams at Elan Valley which are breathtaking!

The rooms are not exactly high standard, there is damp smell in the shower, but its clean and as this is a pub you will not have any problems with staggering back to your room.

We were offered the choice of leaving our car in the pub parking but there is a public car park with lighting around the corner and it's 20p (yes 20 pence) for overnight stay. It mostly for lorry drivers and you car will be safe there as this is only a tiny town.

The food and breakfast offered is great and freshly prepared to an excellent standard. The drinks are cheap and the pub stays open till late and you can take the drinks up to your room.

Generally if you only want your room for a nights sleep and a wash in the morning the value of £20 per person with full english (and this is a trully full english plus a variety of lighter choises) is unbeatable!

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Property: Crown Inn
Address: North Street, Rhayader LD6 5BT, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Rhayader
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rhayader
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Crown Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn with atmosphere, real ales, good selection of house wines, lagers, cider and hot beverages available. Good quality and value for money meals and snacks served lunchtime and evening. Daily Specials and also special offers sometimes available. Bed & Breakfast is available in three en-suite twin rooms, the bathrooms and showers have recently been refurbished and the rooms have flat screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities.Some off street parking is available for residents.A warm welcome is guaranteed for all customers whether eating, drinking or sleeping. We welcome dogs in our bedrooms however they aren't permitted in our restaurant area. Breakfast is served a few yards away in Ty Morgans which offers a wide range of traditional and alternative breakfast choices ... more   less 
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