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Gliffaes Hotel

Gliffaes Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1RH

Gliffaes Hotel, Gliffaes Road, Crickhowell, Powys
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This clergyman’s house above the River Usk has the feel of a family home with its Italianate campanile (bell tower) giving away Victorian origins. The entrance up steep steps is decorated with fishing impedimenta to prepare you for a weekend of casting rods and wading back home to dinner in front of roaring log fires. The hotel delivers all, with public rooms decorated in understated Lewis & Wood wallpapers and a broad stone terrace for those who just want to sip their coffee and drink in the tranquillity. The 20+ bedrooms vary between the cosily compact and the downright sumptuous. Gliffaes is the only Four Star Hotel in the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding beauty. Use this as your base for a truly relaxing weekend in the country. If you're thinking of fly-fishing contact the hotel in advance to ask Jimmy the Ghillie about equipment hire and waders.

Gliffaes Hotel is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Ten great hotels near the best summer festivals this year by Adrian Mourby

"The Brecon Jazz Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Wales. Now in its 31st year the festival runs from 7-9 August this year, and features a huge range of performers across more than twenty concerts. As ever this year there’ll be Friday Fireworks, a Jazz Carnival parade on Saturday, and the Jazz Service on Sunday, plus free family events on the festival fringe. Unlike many rural festivals, there is no camping at Brecon Jazz, which makes local hotels very popular. One of the nearest, and certainly one of the best, is Gliffaes, which was once the home of a Victorian clergyman who loved fly-fishing on the River Usk. It is still very popular with fishing folk. The hotel will even arrange rods and waders for you. Gliffaes is also ideal for those who want a first-class meal at the end of a day tramping the Brecon Beacons."

Ten of the Best Historic Welsh Hotels by Adrian Mourby

"In 1885 a Welsh clergyman moved into his new house on the River Usk. It was an expensive building in the fashionable Italian style and by the time the Reverend West died, he had spent his way through three inheritances. The house was subsequently let to various dignitaries including the Breckonshire magistrate Sir Shirley Salt who then bought the house in 1903. In 1936 Gliffaes became a hotel and soon developed a loyal following amongst anglers."

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Information on Gliffaes Hotel , Gliffaes Road , Crickhowell

No. of bedrooms: Total: 23        
Types of room: Single, Twin/Double
Room rates guide: Single:  £93.00-£131.00
Double/Twin:  £108.00-£248.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  January
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (not permitted inside the hotel)
Romantic Details: best rooms have river views
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: ground floor bedroom
Accreditation: Visit Wales 4 Star
Room facilities: Colour TV, direct dial telephone, DVD player in some rooms, Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, Four-poster beds available, Luxury toiletries
General facilities: Gardens & grounds, Award-winning restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, 1 meeting room, Conference facilities, For up to 20 delegates, Heli-pad, Private dining
Indoor activities: Billiard room
Outdoor activities on site: Croquet lawn, Tennis, Private Salmon/trout fishing
Activities nearby: Golf, Cycling, mountain biking, Riding, Walking
Local directions: Gliffaes can be found 2.5 miles west of Crickhowell, off the A40.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Cardiff (40 miles) (50 mins)
Bristol (65 miles) (1 hour, 30 mins)
Abergaveny (8 miles) (20 mins)

Special Offers

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Luxury Spring Offer (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Sun 31 Jan 2016 – Thu 24 Mar 2016

Discover the glorious Black Mountains, enjoy a riverside walk or take a ramble through the woods before coming back to a warm welcome and fine dining at our restaurant in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

Dinner bed and breakfast plus:
1/2 bottle of prosecco on arrival
Afternoon tea on one day
A packed lunch the following day.

Standard room - £208
Garden view room - £239
River view room - £255
Luxury view room - £289

Available from 31st January until 24th March 2016.
Prices are per room per night based on two people sharing a twin or double accommodation for a minimum of two nights.
Subject to availability.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-90701

Early Spring Break with a few extras. (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Sun 31 Jan 2016 – Thu 24 Mar 2016

Two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Gliffaes Hotel in the Brecon Beacons plus afternoon tea on one day, a picnic lunch to take on your travels around the National Park and half a bottle of Prosseco in your room on arrival.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-90491

Midweek Stay - Two nights with dinner on 1 night. (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Mon 01 Feb 2016 – Thu 24 Mar 2016

A very simple early season offer. Stay two nights midweek (Sunday to Thursday inclusive) in either a standard or large double room with dinner for two in our restaurant on one night. See our website for full details.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-90492

Early Season Trout Fishing Offer (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Thu 03 Mar 2016 – Sat 30 Apr 2016

The fly fishing season begins on 3rd March and so does our three day fishing offer. The offer includes three nights dinner, bed and breakfast, a packed lunch to take on the river with you, two full days of fishing on the Gliffaes beats and a selection of flys.
See our website for full details.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-90493


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Review of Gliffaes Hotel

Posted on by Heather MCustomer stayed on Feb 2016

Two day surprise break for husbands birthday. Room, restaurant and staff were of a very high calibre and more importantly welcoming. There are comfortable areas to sit and relax if the weather inclement. Will definitely be returning.

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Posted on by Julia GCustomer stayed on Nov 2015

Have spent a very pleasant comfortable couple of days. The service has been excellent and all staff very friendly and helpful. Most impressed that dining staff always remembered my gluten free requirement.

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Posted on by Brian DCustomer stayed on Nov 2015

Thank you so much for our very enjoyable stay with you last week. Our room was very comfortable and cosy and we were delighted to find a bottle of bubbly to help celebrate our wedding anniversary. Your afternoon tea is 'second to none' and all of your staff friendly and attentive. Thank you again.

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Posted on by Sarah HCustomer stayed on Dec 2015

Thank you for a wonderful stay to celebrate my birthday. A beautiful hotel, fine dining & thoughtful attentive staff. We've discovered Gliffaes is a real gem of place.

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Posted on by Hannah ECustomer stayed on Aug 2015

Dear James and Susie - Thank you for your fantastic hospitality and for taking on our wedding. We have just returned from honeymoon and still cannot stop talking about what a wonderful time we had. Every single aspect of the whole day, and the run up to it, was perfect.
All our guests have said the same. The food was fantastic, and we didn't worry about a thing all day.
Thank you both, from the bottom of our hearts, for the most fabulous wedding.

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Posted on by Anne CCustomer stayed on Aug 2015

We have loved our return trip to Gliffaes after 25 years to celebrate our 50 years of marriage. Loved the room overlooking the garden with such magnificent trees.

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Posted on by Jeremy LCustomer stayed on Nov 2015

Dear James - I have stayed globally at some of the finest hotels in the world. I have no doubts in my judgement that Gliffaes is unique in its position its food and its service. Well done and good luck.

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