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The Start

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“across the river”(13 reviews)
“b b”(73 reviews)
“walk into town”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great nights stay at The Start for my boyfriend's birthday. We had a lovely laid back welcome, and were given maps for all the book shops. 5 minute walk to the town and gorgeous views of the river from our room. I especially...More

Thank Siân L
Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, and thankyou so much for giving us such a glowing review. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the scones, we do try and make breakfast a feature of out guests stay as it’s the last thing we can do for them. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The warmth and genuine interest of the hosts is a real bonus - friendly and guiding but not intrusive. Not only that they have an amazing home (wood burner in the breakfast room was so welcoming) with simple and tasteful furnishings that sit so well...More

1  Thank Dottii
Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, and Thankyou for taking the time and effort to give us such a fabulous review. You are the second person to mention the website, I must get on and get that updated, I never gave it a thought, Thankyou. Hopefully see you again...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was a two night stay on the Offa’s Dyke path – a chance to take a break and explore Hay. Liz was a great host, it felt like home. A fine position right on the river Wye across the bridge from the town. A...More

Thank Judi W
Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 6 November 2017

Thankyou for taking the time and effort to write us a review, it really matters to us that our guests have a great visit and enjoy their stay with us. We hope you had a lovely walk, you certainly had some nice weather. Hope to...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This lovely B&B just across the river has the charm and creature comforts you expect from quality accommodation. From the hearty welcome through to their care and attention to detail, we had an enjoyable and relaxing stay

Thank SteveCairns
Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review I am glad you appreciated the care we take with our guests. I hope you will return in the future. Kind regards Liz at the Start.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Start - so named because it is right on the river Wye, next to a boat race start point - was a high point of our week-long walk on the Offa's Dyke Path. Breakfast - great. Especially the salmon and homemade muesli. And the...More

Thank Eric K
Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you both for appreciating the service I give to all my guests , Most of you walkers enjoy putting dry boots on the next day! I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your walk and got home safely. Kind regards Liz at the...More

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Price range
US$123 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$123 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (47)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (5)
Pool & Beach (1)
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Mark S
29 August 2017|
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Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
Sorry we do not have dogs!
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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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"the room overlooking the river is lovely"
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"For a family group there is a good choice of twin rooms with an adjoining bathroom, offerering some privacy"
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"there's only 4 or 5 rooms, but all good!"
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"St Mary's room has a wonderful riverside view"
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