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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The Gliffaes is located in the beautiful Usk Valley, surrounded by ancient woodland, with a variety of bird and wildlife. The house is a delight and sits in wonderfully peaceful, and beautifully tended grounds with walks through Rhoderdenderons and Azaleas. One of the highlights was relaxing on the sunny terrace with a drink, listening to the river Usk rushing past in the valley below. Breakfast was a good standard, though the kippers were a bit small and salty. The two evening meals we ate in the restaurant were absolutely delicious, particularly the apple ‘three ways’ dessert. I can honestly say that we enjoyed every morsel of food. The hotel has a ‘dress for dinner’ policy which we hadn’t expected. There was a touch of old-fashioned stuffiness about this, reflected in the brass-button blazered gents and ‘nice’ floral dresses of our older fellow diners. A bit like a 1950’s time-warp but not in a good way! Our room was comfortable without being anything special - you get a strong impression of the place being a getaway for the huntin’ shootin’ & fishin’ brigade - a category we definitely don’t fit. Would we go back? Yes, the staff were very pleasant, service was excellent and the location and food were superb.

Room tip: Beware the demon groundsman on his sit-on mower! 😂
Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Fairlox
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at the hotel with an interesting history.. stunning location and grounds , even though we booked a basic room it was very comfortable. Wasn’t overly keen on the communal shower products. Breakfasts were great. Staff on the whole friendly. Only complaint was the dinner menu wasn’t great and it’s static .. if they offered more local fresh produce we would have eaten there. I think the hotel needs to take a leap in regards to dinner and guests wouldn’t be off to the walnut tree restaurant near by. Overall great stay, we left feeling very relaxed and we will go back for sure

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank baron771
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A family get together for Sunday lunch. When we arrived the hotel was very quiet and was most of lunch time. We were more than happy with this though so we could enjoy a peaceful lunch. We had drinks first in the bar and then was shown to the restaurant. We all enjoyed 3 courses and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It's in a beautiful location and they pride themselves in top service. I was slightly disappointed to see one man serve our food to us wearing a fleece. I think best to leave the waiters do their job. We retired into the conservatory where we enjoyed teas and coffees. The conservatory was very tired and in need of some love and attention, a stark contrast to the rest of the hotel. As the afternoon drew in, it seemed to get a lot busier so it was clear to see afternoon tea was very popular. I would return.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank AimMorg
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The hotel sits in beautiful grounds overlooking the River Usk. Our room was very comfortable and spacious with a fabulous view over the river.
Food wasn't great, perhaps trying too hard to be trendy. Staff were efficient but generally not welcoming and engaging.

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank bonnifido
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Having been to Gliffaes on many occasions over quite a few years, I guess we cab speak with a little historical significance . On our last trip to the Gliffaes ( 2018) we had a family dinner in the main dining room. This time around, it just didn't live up to it's normal standard. The portions were incredibly small combined with an uninspiring menu . The fish under cooked and the duck was completely over cooked, making it quite rubbery. I was told by the staff that they had a new Chef. Well, if this is his very best, then please bring back the old one ! They also have the same menu for a complete week, which isn't great especially if you are staying ! It's truly sad, because we know the Gliffaes is capable of higher standards! The next evening we had dinner at the new Vine Restaurant in Crickhowell. Whilst it mat mot have the traditional splendour of the Gliffaes, the food was cooked to a far better standard ! Come on Gliffaes, please get your act together !

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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