Pen-y-Dyffryn was awarded the Rooms with a View Award and the Good Walking Award for 2015 by the Good Hotel Guide. It was also awarded Best Country Hotel of the Year Award in 2003 by them, and this award has been retained by the hotel every year since.
Chosen as one of Britain’s “Cosiest Places to Stay” by the travel writers in the Sunday Telegraph (February 2015). Described as ”a haven of peace in this crazy world” and “a timeless cossetting hotel”
Pen-y-Dyffryn was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for consistently high customer ratings throughout the year.
Pen-y-Dyffryn was awarded a quality score of 9/10 by Fiona Duncan, the Sunday Telegraph Hotel reviewer, in July 2013. Also included in her "Top Ten Hotels of 2013". See the full review here
Pen-y-Dyffryn was awarded “Most Excellent Value Hotel 2010” by Johansens Hotel Guides.
Pen-y-Dyffryn was named Rural Retreat Hotel of the year 2004 by the Which? Hotel Guide.
Pen-y-Dyffryn was one of only 27 hotels in Britain, New York and Paris to be given top marks by Harden's Hotel Guides.
Pen-y-Dyffryn has Three AA Stars and has had Two AA Food Rosettes continuously since 1999.
Pen-y-Dyffryn is a member of Welsh Rarebits, a select group of the best independent hotels in Wales.
“After delish puddings, we retreat to the prettily decorated drawing-room arranged for comfort and lounging about in. Back in our room, we read of the owners' interest in all things organic - pork, venison, even Earl Grey tea. Next morning, sustained by a brilliant breakfast, served with as much attention as dinner, we go outside and stand on the look-out platform. The land slopes steeply beneath us to a valley and a rushing stream, beyond which is Wales. We can't help thinking that if we stayed here for a few days we'd return to London as two much less stressed people.”
-- Paddy Burt in the Daily Telegraph.
“One of the most beautiful settings of any inland hotel we know.”
The Good Hotel Guide.
“A gloriously tranquil spot, the décor is stylish, food is a key attraction.”
The Which? Hotel Guide.
“The perfect country retreat - renowned for it's relaxing atmosphere and imaginative country cooking”
“A retreat in which to totally relax and unwind. A treasure". Nominated two years running as Johansen Country Hotel of the Year.”
Johansen Hotel Guide
The perfect retreat. All bedrooms are individually furnished, several with Jacuzzi baths or private patios, and the majority have spectacular south-facing views over the gardens and surrounding hills
“Staggeringly beautiful scenery surrounds this old rectory…….nearly every room has spectacular views.”
Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay.
“A superb retreat from all the stress and bustle of everyday life. The ideal place to clear the mind, fill the lungs with clear country air and recharge the batteries. Once visited never forgotten.”
Best Loved Hotels.
“There's so much to do here – definitely one of my favourite places both inside and outdoors. No wonder they have so many regulars.”
Sharon Ring, Sainsbury's Magazine.
“In a gorgeous garden, has wonderful views westwards to the Welsh mountains. First class food. Good walking from the door including the Offa's Dyke circular tour.”
Independent on Sunday “Hotel rooms with great views”
“There are few better places to get stuck into tea and cake than on the terrace of Pen-y-Dyffryn. It catches the full force of the afternoon sun and on fine days you'll find the entire clientele out there, pretending to read, but actually just soaking up the heady rural atmosphere.”