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Bryn Bettws Lodge
Reviewed 4 November 2012

excellent place to stay for the mountaining biking or exploring local area,we stayed in a cabin which was clean tidy and had all you needed,beautiful views
highly recommended
owmers very helpful
moutaining bike trails literall start straight from your front door

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I stayed at the centre for 2 nights as part of a group of 10 MT bikers. There was a problem with the shower in the main bunkhouse so we were put in 2 of the chalets which were clean and met all our needs added with stunning views. Breakfast was great and the evening meal, while not a la cate, was massive and tasty and just what was needed after a day out on the trails. Meals were when we required them. I thought it was outstanding value for money and perfect for what we wanted.

I would even think of taking the family up for walking or biking next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed 4 nights in a cabin, and it was such a let down. We were mostly alone there and the place really was deserted. In order to use the facilities such as hose to wash the bike or the drying room you need to phone someone to come and open it. One day we had no electricity almost all day because of a lightning. We were trying to get hold of someone to find out what is happening, but no success. Another time we were waiting in the rain for 20 minutes for someone to come and open the drying room. Eventually we gave up and went back to the cabin. First day we came it was raining like crazy, we were so wet and cold. Sadly the shower and the heating didn't work. Day after the shower was fixed, but it flooded the floor.
The stuff is helpful and kind when you are lucky to get hold of them over the phone or in the lodge. The food they do is priced well, but we were not lucky to see it open after the rides.

If I was not short of time, I would have asked for a refund and go else were. If you have a dry weather then this place would be fine as you don't need the stuff. The location is superb - right on the Y wall near the zigzag section.

It sound like this place is ok when it is full, but defiantly not when it is empty. I give 2 stars just because of its location...

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Arrived late on Friday on train to Neath, reception was closed but a quick call to the owner meant I was sorted within 10 mins. This is very good hostel style accomidation, rooms have bunks and are en suite with bedding included. Owners & Staff could not have been more friendly and the breakfast will set you up very nicely for a day on the trails. Speaking of trails they start from the gate but it is easy find reviews of these. I will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed in this bunkhouse for a long weekend (three nights) so that we could go mountain biking in the area.
It is well signposted from the nearby village and has plenty of parking. The site is beautiful, with stunning views into the valley. There is plenty of outdoor seating, play area and even a 4X track!
The welcome on our arrival was very friendly and we were shown to our room, which was very well-equipped for a bunkhouse! The room and bathroom was very clean.
We got a cup of tea from the cafe area. The cafe area had picture windows looking out down the valley and also had a bar, television and plenty of seating.

The bunkhouse was fairly busy during our stay but was overall a very quiet, relaxing place to stay.
Breakfast was the biggest surprise of all - absolutely fantastic with almost everything you could think of on offer (sausage, hash browns, baked beans, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, toast). For vegetarians there were veggie sausages and extra eggs/hash browns.
We had dinner at the bunkhouse one night and it was very good. A choice of meal and pudding too!
The only downside was that our room was by the reception area, which had a vending machine which every few minutes went through a refrigeration cycle and sounded like an aeroplane taking off. This meant it was very hard to sleep, so earplugs a must!

Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

loved it. we had 6 of us. worked out cheaper than B&Bs. slept 5 comfortably and one in one of their campbeds. very very freindly. no hassle. didn't even see the owners until i dropped the keys off. good (basic) breakfasts in the cafe. all the basics you'd need (plates, glasses, cuttlery, fairly liquid, tv, power sources, fridge, etc). would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Well what a fab time was had at Bryn Bettws, we booked in 16 boys from our Under 11's rugby team in with 6 coaches for an overnight teambuilding experience. Not many places welcome 16, 11yr old boys but Bryn Bettws did and they had a ball. Plenty of outside space to burn off some of their energy, comfy and warm inside the lodge. BBQ was available so they could have a camp fire and toast mashmallows.
If you are looking for somewhere that is relaxed and welcoming then this place is top of the list.
Will we go again, they were all ready discussing it as we packed up this morning. Fantastic :)

Room Tip: All the rooms looked good excellent value for money.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: Gyfylchi Farm | Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Neath Port Talbot > Port Talbot
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Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Port Talbot
Number of rooms: 9
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Bryn Bettws Lodge Port Talbot, Wales

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