This is what I know so far about rules coming into effect on Friday 4th December:
Please bear in mind the following when making a booking for a meal or coming to stay.
These rules are very restrictive coming right at the time of the year everyone would like to get together! Roll out the virus and be quick about it.
The golden rule that has governed our operations is to make sure there is enough space for our guests to make them feel safe. We have opened sixteen out of our twenty-three bedrooms to give everyone a table in the dining room with more than enough room around each table. The reduced number of guests has meant that there is also sufficient well-spaced seating in the bar and the lounges.
Gone is the breakfast buffet, we have revamped our breakfast menu and everything is prepared to order and brought to your table.
The housekeeping regime has been dialled up with regular cleaning of the public areas.
The staff are wearing masks, of course, and all of whom have had Covid awareness training.
"Most importantly, we did feel safe at all times and were thus able to truly relax."
"Covid precautions - these all seemed very well organised, and at no point did I feel the hotel too crowded."
"We felt absolutely safe at Gliffaes & thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
"We found the atmosphere so relaxing in spite of the tight COVID rules."
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.