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    The Start

    Riverside, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5RS, Wales
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    Old Black Lion
    265 reviews
    #3 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Hay-on-Wye
     
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    443 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Hay-on-Wye
     
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    Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

    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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

    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 yesterday

    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

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The B&B alone was fantastic. Spacious room. Great location. Wonderful views. Delicious breakfast - including homemade Glamorgan sausage. But Liz made our stay in Hay absolutely perfect. She made sure we felt not just welcome, but part of the family. Thank you, Liz!

    Thank Giz C
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for such a glowing review ,I do feel that even after my guests have stayed one night they feel like you do!! Till we meet again Regards Liz.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    A wonderful welcome. A historic building. A riverside location within 5 minutes walk of everything Hay-On-Wye has to offer. What else to say other than great value. Fantastic breakfast. Helpful restaurant advice (which we should have followed!), and overall a picture perfect relaxing stay. Thank...More

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

    Thank you for your review with good comments I am also glad you enjoyed the surroundings! Regards Liz.

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    #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Clyro
     
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$91 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 3
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    • Wales >
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    • Hay-on-Wye
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    • The Start Hay-On-Wye, Wales
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    Traveller (37)
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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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    "there's only 4 or 5 rooms, but all good!"
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