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Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Usk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Nice hotel and really friendly staff! Within walking distance of the local village where you can find pubs selling traditional ales. Good food and reasonably priced! Would visit again!

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

We held our wedding reception at the Glen Yr Afon on 2nd April and it was absolutely fantastic! The hotel staff were outstanding and were all so happy and willing to please. Right from the outset we knew we were in safe hands as Carol, the wedding planner, is super organised and we had heard so many great reviews from other people that had held their weddings there. Everything was taken care of for us. The night before the wedding my now husband and his family had a dinner in the library room and they all raved about how fantastic the food was and how welcoming everyone was at the hotel, so that was a really good start to the festivitites. On the actual wedding day everything went so smoothly and we felt completely at ease and were made to feel very special. From the moment we arrived at the hotel after the Church Alex and his team sprang into action with happy, smiling faces and made sure our guests and us were not without a drink or canapes. We were lucky that it was a lovely sunny day so we could have the string quartet playing outside and drinks on the lawn. It was a lovely setting and the photos have come out so well! The meal itself was absolutely fantastic! We had the local roast beef with Yorkshire puddings as our main meal and it was outstanding. It was great as we were able to give people a choice of starter and desert so everyone was happy! We have had so many comments about how good the food was and how quickly it was served to us once everyone had given their orders. One of our guests is an officer in the army and he commented on the excellent military precision of the service! The evening buffet was also fantastic and there was plenty of it! No-one went away hungry! It was a fantastic day and I would not hesitate in recommending the Glen Yr Afon to anyone to hold their wedding or special occasion. You will receive first class service from everyone at the Glen Yr Afon! They definitely gave my husband and I a day to remember. It is situated in such a beautiful part of Wales and really is a lovely, cosy and welcoming hotel.

Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 18 February 2011

We has a largre family get together here in January and the whole experience was brilliant.
The rooms were lovely, the food excellent . The libary room set aside for us was absolutely beautiful. There was a wedding party also on that night and I feared for the qaulity of the service, I should not have worried - it was brilliant, very attentive without being overbearing - the staff actually contributed to a really brilliant night. Well done all.
The only critiscism is that the rooms picked up a bit of noise from from other guests and hotel activities.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank cidermanworcs
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Reviewed 2 February 2011

Since booking our wedding day 18 months ago right up until the day of our wedding we have received outstanding service from all the staff at the Glen yr Afon. We have been to several family weddings at the hotel and knew that they were excellent. It was an easy decision for us to book our wedding there.

During the preparation stages, the hotel's wedding co-ordinator was fantastic. Communication was regular and every question was answered quickly. Although we had the flexibility to make everything suit our needs, we literally told them what we wanted and handed everything over to the hotel for them to organise. And, it paid off! The delivered on everything. This may not appeal to some but don't let it put you off. The hotel are very accommodating and you can be as hands on (or off) as you like.

On the day everything ran like clockwork. If there were any problems, they did a great job of keeping them from my husband and I because we are none the wiser. We had team of staff dedicated to us all day and they helped us with absolutely any request we had. They were very friendly and made us feel incredibly special. We had several small children at our wedding and staff made a real fuss over them. Weddings can be long and tiresome for children and the attention staff paid to the children made all the difference.

FOOD - What can I say? Wow! the food at the Glen yr Afon is to die for. Absolutely amazing. It looks good and tastes even better - what more do you want?! The wedding breakfast was served quickly and efficiently (silver service) and guests could have as much or as little as they liked. The great thing about having your wedding at the hotel is that the menu isn't fixed on the day. You can select your own menu and guests can choose from those options. This helps to cater for all tastes. Other venues offer only one starter, main and dessert and this can be limiting - not the Glen yr Afon.

We also had an evening buffet and this was outstanding. We received many compliments from our guests about the quality and selection of the buffet. There was so much food we didn't know what to do with it all. Somehow, we powered through!

VENUE - beautiful, traditional, country charm. The hotel is situated in the beautiful town of Usk and is surrounded by wonderful gardens. It's close enough to major towns to make it easy for access but is also close enough to rural areas to make it feel calm and countrified. Throughout the hotel there are lots of nooks and crannies that are perfect for getting those special wedding photos. We got married in the smaller room called the 'library'. It has an interesting conical wooden panel ceiling and is simply beautiful. It only holds 30 but is perfect for more intimate ceremonies. The ballroom caters for larger affairs and for evening receptions.

I could go on and on about how wonderful it is but I think I've given a pretty good overview. If you have your wedding at the Glen yr Afon you won't regret it!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

I stay here all the time with work and it's always a treat. The food, service, welcome etc etc is always superb but I recently stayed in one of the newly refurbed rooms and it was simply lovely. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank CharlieFox
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Reviewed 10 December 2010

We chose the Glen-Yr-Afon as the venue for our wedding. On meeting the staff you can immediately see that they are very professional, reliable and organised but with a very personal and friendly touch. In the lead up to our wedding, they were very supportive and made us feel relaxed about the day's plans from the start. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always willing to negotiate a reasonable price or suggest other good options to allow us to stick within our budget. After our wedding, many of our guests, especially those that stayed at the hotel, complemented us on our choice of venue. They too appreciated the friendliness and willingness to help of the staff. If you are planning on getting married in this area, we would DEFINITELY recommend you go with the Glen-Yr-Afon. ;-)

  • Stayed: November 2010
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1  Thank candr26
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

We stayed at the Glen Yr Afon Hotel during this years Ryder Cup and had the warmest welcom we have even encountered.
Along with the elegant hotel, inviting rooms, piping hot breakfast at 5am and friendly staff, this is a truly outstanding hotel.
Nothing was too much trouble for Alex and the rest of the staff, including cleaning all our wet dirty boots & clothing we came home in from Celtic manor everynight.
Hats off to you all at the Glen Yr Afon hotel and look forward to returning nexc year for the Welsh Open.

Thank you all. A*

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank shazm0
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Address: Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Monmouthshire > Usk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Usk
Price Range: £136 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits guests at the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel. Our South Wales hotel offers relaxation and a high level of personal service and attention, all in a rural location in the lovely county of Monmouthshire overlooking the banks of the River Usk. The small picturesque town of Usk is just a 5 minute stroll from the hotel. ... more   less 
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