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Elan Valley Hotel (Rhayader, United Kingdom)

Elan Valley Hotel (Rhayader, United Kingdom)

About Elan Valley Hotel

The three-star, Elan Valley Hotel is family run and set in the countryside of Mid-Wales. The eight en-suite rooms feature: flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone and tea and coffee facilities. Some also have a desk and the suite upgrade has a four-poster bed and whirlpool tub. Ground floor accommodation is available. Communally, the pet-friendly Elan Valley Hotel offers: free parking, mountain bike hire and rooms for meetings and social occasions. The hotel has a wedding licence. There is disabled and wheelchair access to most areas. Following breakfast, the public bar is open all day. Highlights include wines, malt whiskies and cask ales. The Bistro serves lunch and dinner menus in addition to a popular Sunday Roast lunch. The area is popular with walking, hiking, bird watching, cycling and fishing enthusiasts. The market town of Rhayader is two miles away and Gilfach Nature Reserve is close by.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • Value for moneyExcellent  (8.7 / 10)

Positive Reviews


They're so nice + friendly.

Owners and staff are very accommodating. They really can't do enough to ensure that you are happy.


An ‘away from it all' break.

You really do step down a couple of gears from the stresses of everyday living. Everything is at a slower space here. That said, there is Wi-Fi if you really want it. Instead, though, just cross the road and walk, or cycle, to the ‘bright lights' of Rhayader.


Lots of food options.

After breakfast choices (*vegetarians won't be disappointed here) there are lunch and later dining selections; either in the form of bar meals or maybe something more formal in the restaurant. Plus, there are impressive wines and real ale choices.

Negative Reviews


A ‘dam' shame.

This location, at the head of Elan Valley Reservoir, has so much going for it. It's stunningly picturesque and they even call it, with some justification; ‘The Welsh Lake District'. There is, after all, in excess of 70 square miles of countryside and lakes to explore here. A pity that some hotel aspects just don't match up.


Room for reservation.

Rooms are somewhat dated and on the small side, particularly for families. En-suite is tiny. The bathroom window is clear glass  and the ‘double' bed is two singles shoved together. Curtains + other things could do with changing as they are just this side of being completely worn out.


Stirred + sometimes shaken by the food served.

Eating here is a bit of a ‘Russian Roulette' exercise. You may love your meal ... but your partner is very disappointed with theirs. You sense that, maybe there's only one person in the kitchen; fighting against the odds to satisfy everyone ... but with an even chance of failing with some.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Restaurant
  5. WiFi in public areas
  6. Room service
  7. Free WiFi (public areas)
  8. Free WiFi
  9. Breakfast
For children
  1. Cot
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Satellite TV
  8. Desk
  9. WiFi
  10. Free WiFi (rooms)
  11. Coffee machine
  12. Closet
  1. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 11:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Elan Valley , LD6 5HN , Rhayader , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1597)810448 | Fax: +44(1597)810824 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Elan Valley Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at Elan Valley Hotel?

    No, Elan Valley Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Elan Valley Hotel?

    No, Elan Valley Hotel doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at Elan Valley Hotel?

    Yes, Elan Valley Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Elan Valley Hotel?

    Check-in at Elan Valley Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Elan Valley Hotel located?

    Elan Valley Hotel is located in Elan Valley, LD6 5HN, Rhayader, United Kingdom.