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France
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154 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely one night stay here. A warm welcome for the new owner Gareth and a blazing fire. The last time were were here a few years ago it was a bit dour to say the least. Now it is nicely decorated, clean and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and recently refurbished to a very professional standard. Gareth... More 

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1 Thank Janet O
Bath, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Was very surprised by how good this small inn was, primarily due to the extraordinary efforts of the owners to turn this place round. The bar was super cosy, and served decent meals. The Accomodation was excellent for the price. But it was the attitude of the management team that separates this place, such as making an excellent breakfast for... More 

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1 Thank DubVanCamper
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a very wet day, great welcome, good drying room, lovely room, very good heating system. We enjoyed a pre dinner drink in front of the open fire, which went down very nicely. We had a delicious dinner in the bar full of friendly locals, and very pleasant evening. Breakfast ticked all our boxes, nothing too much trouble!... More 

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Thank psherrard
Witherley, Atherstone, Warwickshire
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A group of us had lunch here on Friday - even though the new owners had only had the place for five days, they couldn't have been more welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and they put on a lovely lunch for us. The pool table was going in, the beer will be on tap soon and The Star will... More 

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1 Thank ERider
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stayed one night on our Cambrian Way walk. We arrived earlier then expected but were give a warm welcome. Tea and cake were proffered (delicious!). Our rooms were very appointed and most comfortable and quiet. Meals were a highlight (a good range of vegetarian and fish options). The common rooms were most inviting and Louise, our host, was most welcoming!... More 

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Thank Primros
Leuven, Belgium
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48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Dylife is an isolated hamlet on the moors north of Plymlimon. We got there on foot, on the Glyndwr's Way walking route. Despite us arriving early, Louise made us welcome with a pot of tea and slice of cake. The residents' lounge is the old bar of the former pub, now run as a retreat centre as well as a... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Stayed for one night when walking the Glyndwr's Way. We were greeted with a pot of tea and chocolate cake then shown to our room whilst a fire was lit in the bar for us. Rooms were fantastic - recently renovated with high quality linen and towels. Our double was in fact 2 singles zipped together - huge! We ate... More 

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Thank M5839
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The welcome, food, rooms, building and area are all stunning! The rooms alone well surpass what you would expect from a B&B and all the bedding and towels are organic and feel like luxury on your skin. What a little gem of a place! I will be back again sometime very soon!

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Thank faithcanter
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The Star Inn has been modernized in the last 2 years and is now a comfortable friendly place to stay. Made to feel very welcome by Louise - the owner. Great food - especially the apple and sultana crumble. Would definitely go again.

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1 Thank 64MartinH64
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2015

A lovely warm welcome inside during a very wet weekend. Roaring fire, tea and coffee available when we came in from a walk, comfortable rooms and a useful drying room. Well worth searching out in mid Wales.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 4 double / twin rooms, all en-suite, a sauna room, a cosy lounge and we offer licensed evening meals as well as packed lunches for your onward journey. Our meals are fish, vegetarian and vegan, and there are gluten free and dairy free recipe options so we can cater for many dietary requirements, just ask. We are on the mountain road in Dylife, set in stunning countryside between Llanidloes and Machynlleth in Mid-Wales. PLEASE NOTE that we are generally only open by prior booking, so if you would like to stay, eat or drink with us, be sure to let us know you are coming! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Star

Address: Dylife, Llanbrynmair SY19 7BW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanbrynmair
Price Range: €52 - €61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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