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Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We went for the New Year Break and found the hotel friendly and warm. We enjoyed the log fires and the entertainment such as it was although there was only just room for all the guests to sit in comfort as a party comprising eight of the guests habitually commandeered one of the lounge areas. The food was of good quality and presentation with a hefty influence on meat and dairy. We would have appreciated some choice at the New Year's Eve gala dinner which had a set menu and came plated with rare to medium meat and game for starter and main course.With only eighteen guests it should have been possible to circulate the menu the day before and ensure that we were all catered for happily. We were disappointed that the "coach house room accessed via stone steps" was not only this but also over uneven pathways and steps with areas of algae and slope. Thank goodness it wasn't icy, and we are fairly agile walkers. The room would be beautiful in the summer . We had bought into a New Year package which included various afternoon teas and champagne and were amazed on leaving to be charged £4 for every cup of coffee we had had following our evening meal.

Room Tip: Avoid the Coach House rooms in winter.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Dumble41
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Pen-y-Dryffryn is a lovely square stone-built house of comfortable size, overlooking a delightful quiet green valley. You enter and the sweet smell of the log fire beckons you to an armchair, There are papers to read, and a tray of tea and scones arrives with a smile from friendly receptionist. You may also see the resident dogs around, and many guests bring their own.

Because it was a Victorian vicarage, the rooms differ in size, and some are a short walk across well-tended gardens, with their own terrace. However, we expect that all rooms are comfortable, and ours was very convenient for a dog, with french windows.

The restaurant has a more modern decor, and the delicious cuisine reflects this, but you can still enjoy a traditional breakfast. It is the sort of place where guests talk to each other, and this reflects the easy amosphere created and sustained by the resident husband and wife owners.

It is not cheap, but the best never is.

Room Tip: The website shows the variety of rooms, but it is just as simple to telephone and ask for what you want.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ComfortCouple
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Spent one weekend night at Pen-y-Dyffryn in November. In line with many/all of the reviewers of this hotel, we thought the food was very good indeed, with the standard of the breakfast being just as good as the dinner. The staff are excellent and always on hand and the idea of tea and scone on arrival is a nice touch. Sadly, our room was something of a let down. The first room we were shown to was nice enough, if a little small, but with only a queen-sized bed, not really what we wanted. We asked if a room with a larger bed was available and were given The Terrace Room which indeed does have a king/two singles. The beds themselves were very comfortable, but the room was small and really of the standard of a tired B&B at a much lower price.
Now we did book last minute and maybe the rate was discounted a little but we parted with £200 for one night's dinner bed and breakfast for 2 and call me old fashioned (or even a miser) but by my way of thinking, I expected a little better.
Having said that, the overall experience was very good and we would certainly recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ashlessinseattle
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Spent a lovely weekend here. Food superb as ever. We came away feeling very relaxed and very spoilt. We spent most of our time walking (no need to take the car out!) and had a relaxing afternoon tea in front of the log fire on our return. The staff here are so lovely and always cheerful and welcoming. This was a joint birthday weekend away for us and away from our children and gave us a real chance to unwind. Whenever we leave here we are looking/planning for when we can come again as we so love it here so much. We have stayed several times and yet we always want to return and have never want to go anywhere else. You are guaranteed a relaxing stay and superb food here and we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank pdecag
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Spent a lovely long weekend in the coach house. Food fantasitc, just the place to go to wind down. Very relaxing. It is also in a lovely area with plenty of walks from the front door. Want to go back for more of the same!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Stuart C
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