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    The Start

    Riverside, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5RS, Wales
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Superb! Liz is simply the best host, full of info about Haye and couldn't have been more helpful through our stay. Beautiful room and great location just outside the town but only a short walk across the river. The breakfasts were brilliant and Sheena said...More

    Thank Will M
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Both Thank you both for taking the time to do a review ,so many of my guests enjoy reading the reviews on TripAdviser as I do too. Hope you had a good journey home . Kind regards Liz.😍

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    A warm welcome awaits here. Perfectly located. Nice rooms and a great breakfast. Very highly recommended. Liz is helpful in booking restaurants and knowledgeable about local walks. She also prepares an outstandingly good breakfast! We will book again.

    Thank MJR2112
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for a great review I am so glad you appreciated your stay at the Start. Regards Liz.

    Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

    We visited The Start as part of our walk along Offa's Dyke footpath. We had a warm welcome and we're shown to our pleasant room with a small ensuite shower room. My only slight criticism is that the bed had a high oak panel at...More

    Thank Paul M
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review . As for the slight criticism ... You could have moved the television onto the dressing table which would have made it easier to watch whilst in your bed.(I have found that some of my...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2017

    Two couples from the "colonies" found a warm welcome here! Liz went well beyond our expectations to make our stay the best, from finding my wife a fan (during the country's record heat wave), to offering pint glasses of iced water in the late afternoon,...More

    Thank Saruman1
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your wonderful review I am so glad that I was able to make your stay enjoyable.I think it is important to make you feel that the Start is your home even if you stay for just one night!! I hope the rest...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    I stayed here with my husband as we were attending a wedding near by. Liz couldn't have been more helpful and had lots of local knowledge. The room was excellent, tea/coffee/hot chocolate in room plus biscuits and large chocolate buttons :-). Plenty of toiletries, shower...More

    Thank Sue H
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 4 weeks ago

    I am so sorry for the delay in responding to this great review! Thank you for taking the time to itemise so many things about what there is to offer at the Start it shows how much it is appreciated. I do hope you both...More

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    • US$90 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hay-on-Wye
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    • The Start Hay-On-Wye, Wales
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    Jo76_12
    3 March 2017|
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    Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
    Sorry fully booked for Hay Festival. Good luck! Regards Liz.
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    Bookologist
    22 January 2017|
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    Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
    At the moment I have a double ensuite available or a twin room for the 31st of March and 1st of April Regards Liz.
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