All rooms en-suite with super comfy Vi-spring beds.
And over 100 wines in the cellar.
33 acres of gardens & trees.
One of the best trout rivers in the UK.
Gliffaes is one of the finest hotels in South Wales, established in part thanks to our unrivaled reputation as a true country house and fishing hotel. You’ll discover Gliffaes off the beaten track, tucked away in the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Black Mountains. Standing since 1885, our 23-bedroom hotel has been held close to the heart of the Brabner & Suter families for over 70 years and is the only four-star hotel in the Brecon Beacons.
Set in 33 acres of stunning grounds and mature woodlands, Gliffaes boasts its own stretch of river Usk and a 19th Century arboretum. No other hotels in the Brecon Beacons can compete with our reputation of having some of the best fly fishing in the UK.
We will still be taking things quite carefully and keeping the dining room pretty well spaced out. People have become quite cautious and I feel change must be gradual.
A shortage of waiting staff has meant we have had to rethink how we can offer dinner to our guests. At present, we can’t offer our full menu and can’t offer full table service. What we are going to offer is a buffet which we will serve from 7.15 until 8.30pm. On the buffet will be soup, a choice of hot meat, fish and vegetarian dishes with vegetables and a salad along with a selection of desserts and cheeses. Please do let us know if you would like to have dinner on any night of your stay. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
We are also only serving afternoon tea to residents that request it, this will be tea, scones, cream and jam and a selection of cakes.
I have been putting off this job for some time due to the complexities of working on a listed building and with a resident colony of lesser horseshoe bats to consider as well. I should have done it while locked down last winter but hindsight is a wonderful thing and these things take time to put into action.
The work will begin in early January 2022. This will mean scaffolding going up on the front and east side of the building and we will tackle the large flat lead roof and the surrounding tiled pitches. We aim to finish by the end of Feb 2022.
There will be scaffolding across some of the hotel’s bedroom windows and in the main courtyard. We are not planning to sell the bedrooms affected during the week due to the comings and goings of the roofers past the windows and due to the noise. However, during the weekend the roofers will not be working. If you are prepared to put up with the scaffolding across your window we are prepared to offer you a very good rate for the weekend. See here for the details.Suggested Brecon Beacons Itinerary
Of course, fishing is not for everyone but Gliffaes makes an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on foot, bike, by car or even on horseback. When you return, you can be sure that a great, locally sourced seasonal menu will be waiting for you in the restaurant. Enjoy lunch on our sunny terrace or afternoon tea in front of the open fire in winter.
With independent shops, vibrant galleries, pubs and restaurants galore you simply must visit the beautiful village of Crickhowell; hotels on par with Gliffaes are few and far between and given both our proximity to the Brecon Beacons National Park and our provenance in the area there is no better place to stay. Book direct for the very best rates.
Gliffaes is very proud to be supporting local tree-planting charity, Stump Up for Trees, whose stated aim is to plant one million trees on marginal land across the Brecon Beacons. Our initiative is called Room for Trees and we are donating £1 for every room night we sell and asking that all our guests make a small £1.50 donation when they check out. Find out more.