Visited mid-May, 3 nights. Much of the charm of this small, lovely, older hotel comes from its staff of accommodating, friendly, unpretentious professionals who obviously enjoy their work. Very easy to reach by car. Beautiful park-like setting. Ample parking. Quiet, very safe, just 2 min stroll to delightful little Usk (museum, castle, ATM, river, walking paths). Perfect for women traveling alone. Wonderful healthy meals made with fresh ingredients and desire to please. Surprisingly quiet (very little creaking), given age of hotel. Bedroom (#14-twin) was fairly dated and in future I'd request a different room, but bathroom was large, well lit, fitted with modern plumbing and good shower; my impression was other rooms have been updated (I don't know). Free and easy to access WIFI with excellent coverage. Half way between M4 and Abergavenny, this location is far easier to access by car than any of the gateway Brecon towns (cannot be overstated if not used to driving narrow roads on left-hand side), and very convenient for day trips to the Brecons, Tinturn/Wye River Valley, Blaenavon, Caerphilly and elsewhere in southeast Wales. Abergavenny is easy 30 min away, Brecon an easy 60 min. Usk River valley is arguably prettier than Wye River, with much less traffic. When booking, be aware of wedding schedule but don't let weddings detour you from staying here. (Found the evening wedding a little noisy but not enough to mar the overall enjoyment of my stay.) Highly recommend if you enjoy the charm and character of well-managed older hotels.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Glen Yr Afon Hotel Usk
- Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel Usk, Wales