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”
We received two awards from the totally independent Good Hotel Guide in December 2014 – the “Rooms with a View Award” and the “Walking Hotel Award.”
Awarded a quality score of 9/10 by Fiona Duncan in her Sunday Telegraph hotel review column in July 2013. Also included in her "Top Ten Hotels of 2013". See the full review here
Awarded Best Value Hotel 2011 by Johansens Hotel Guides for the second time! (2004 was the first)
Awarded The Certificate of Excellence for four years running by Tripadvisor for consistently high customer ratings in 2010, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Pen-y-Dyffryn was awarded the Cesar Best Country Hotel of the Year Award 2003 by the prestigious Good Hotel Guide.
Included in The Hotel Guru website, a selection of the best places to stay, founded by a small group of well-known hotel critics including Sunday Telegraph columnist Fiona Duncan.
Pen-y-Dyffryn was named Rural Retreat Hotel of the year 2004 by the Which? Hotel Guide.
Pen-y-Dyffryn was awarded “Most Excellent Value Hotel 2003” by Johansens Hotel Guides.
Pen-y Dyffryn was one of only 25 hotels in the UK, Paris and New York to gain Harden's top marks. “An out of the way jewel which attracts nothing but admiration from all who comment on it. A great destination for a real country weekend.” Hardens Hotel Guide.
Three stars and Two AA Food Rosettes from the AA
"A hotel that’s both timeless and utterly adorable. A place where stress melts away as soon as you cross the threshold, and where the thought of having to leave is the only downside. Geraldine and I have just come straight from a Cotswold hotel that cost precisely four times as much as this one, and was about four times less enjoyable. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Pen-y-Dyffryn is authentic and we really do not want to leave.”
Fiona Duncan, "Hotel Guru", in the Sunday Telegraph - July 2013
“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
“The bedrooms are well appointed, some with spa baths. The rooms in the adjoining Coach House, which have their own patio areas, are especially appealing in summer and for guests with pets. It's delicious, imaginative cooking is another pleasure to look forward to after exploring the hotel's idyllic surroundings.”
Welsh Rarebits – Hotels of Distinction
“One of the most beautiful settings of any inland hotel we know”
Good Hotel Guide
“A gloriously tranquil spot, the décor is stylish, food is a key attraction”
Which? Hotel Guide
“A haven of peace and quiet ... perfect setting for peace and relaxation” Nominated two years running (2002 and 2003) as Johansen Country Hotel of the Year
Johansen Hotel Guide
“Easy going atmosphere and unpretentious comfort ... great food .. people come again and again”
Special Places to Stay, with Country Living Magazine
“A beautiful country house nestling in the lovely Welsh hills. This small family run hotel is a real find”
Irish Waterford News
“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
“In a gorgeous garden, has wonderful views westward to the Welsh mountains. First class food. Good walking from the door including the Offa's Dyke circular route.”
Independent on Sunday - “Great Hotel-Room Views”
“Wow, what a location. I can thoroughly recommend a stay at Pen-y-Dyffryn. We will happily join the band of returning guests.”
Roger Glews, Hotel Reviewer "Shropshire Magazine"
"The astonishing value is underlined by the good four-course dinner and hearty breakfast included in the price. You strongly feel that the owner and his wife want you to enjoy yourself".
The Hotel Guru 2013