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Converted chapel -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Swansea, Swansea County, Southern Wales, Wales

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Elenipeni
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Clean, spacious, comfortable with a little birthday treat!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We had a lovely time staying in Capel Cartref.
The place is huge, clean and welcoming. All of the rooms were a decent size and were exceptionally clean. Marnie made me feel really special by leaving a birthday card and a bottle of wine as it was my 33rd.. .. a nice touch! Plus a Christmas tree was put put up which made the place feel really cosy and festive.
Not much to do in the immediate area but a short drive will take you to Dan yr Ogof caves, wonderful pubs, some great walks and waterfalls, plus riding stables.
And if you're feeling lazy there is a decent sized dvd library for duvet days!
Such a great place to spend my birthday!

Date of stay: December 2013
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Liked best: The beautiful master bedroom with its en suite and balcony.
Liked least: imeadiate area
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
10 Jan 2014
Hi there, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your birthday and that being at Capel Cartref helped make it a little more special. We are sorry you didn't get to experience the walks that are immediately accessible from the chapel, but, as you mention, there are beautiful places to visit just a short drive away. We are pleased that you found the chapel to be 'huge, clean and welcoming', I will ensure your compliments get passed onto Gail and Vanessa. Thank you once again, Yonni and Marnie
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MTGinger
County Kildare, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Amazing!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Capel Cartref is the most amazing accommodation I have ever stayed in. I travelled with my little 3 year old boy, husband and my family for a surprise Christmas treat for my brother Ronan. As it turned out everybody had a surprise at how wonderful the chapel was. The bedrooms are a great size, the kitchen is unbelievable and the huge table meant we really had a Christmas feast with our extended Welsh, English and Irish family! It seats eight but there was also loads of space at the breakfast bar.

Even on the wettest day the kids had no cabin fever and we all just relaxed and enjoyed being in the chapel and with each other. The garden is enclosed and safe for children. Everything is clean, clean, clean too! The neighbours are lovely people so helpful and friendly and everybody in the area was so friendly. It is a great location for touring around as well so if you want space away from it all but within driving distance of attractions this is the place to be.

Marni is a wonderful lady and we all felt we had met her in person as she kept in touch regularly via email but not intrusively. It is obvious from the chapel that she cares deeply for her guests experience and I and the other guests could find no fault with anything. Vanessa and Gail keep the chapel in tip top order and it was spotless. We all had the best Christmas ever and cannot recommend the chapel highly enough if there were ten stars I would give them without hesitation. It was a pleasure to stay in the chapel for 10 Days just wish it could have been more. In fact my 6 year old nephew wanted to speak to Marnie about making it his permanent home!

A million thanks Marnie for everything and a hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014.

Date of stay: December 2013
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Management Response
3 Jan 2014
Hello there, thank you so much for such an informative review. Thank you also for mentioning Gail and Vanessa as they really are the unsung heroes! We were so looking forward to you arriving at the chapel as it seemed such a long time coming since you initially made the booking. It is great that you had an enjoyable Xmas and that nobody got cabin fever! We would also like to thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay. If you every want to revisit Capel Cartref, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a great 2014! Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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Treorchy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Date of stay: November 2013
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Dec 2013
Hi Amy, we are glad you found it! Really pleased you had a great time there and thank you for being respectful during your stay at the chapel. Have a great festive season, kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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shebainu
england
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Week end break”
Reviewed 18 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We have had a fantastic weekend with are friends and are dog.
The chapel is fantastic in every way it's like a home from home.
There is every comfort you could ask for right down to games for the family to play in the evenings after you have been out exploring the local area.
The lounge is so comfortable after a lovely hot bath or shower.
The bedrooms are large and the beds are so comfortable with crisp warm bedding.
You could not ask for anything more from a holiday home there is everything you need just turn up and enjoy the chapel and the area.
There is a large super market just down the road and a very well stocked post office next door where you will be given a warm welcome and any assistance you need to find local attraction and sights.
Many thanks we will be back soon.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Nov 2013
Hi there, thank you so much for your review. We are glad you were able to visit the chapel, and that you found it comfortable and spacious. We are also glad that you made use of the board games! We will pass on your compliments to the Post Office - this is a very useful shop to have next door! Thank you for looking after and respecting the chapel; please come back soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: the accommodation and location
Liked least: there was not anything we didnt like
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
13 Nov 2013
Hello and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you had a good time, and especially glad your dad enjoyed his 60th birthday celebration at Capel Cartref. Yes, do come back during the summer and use the bbq and utilise the decking and garden whilst the weather's warm! Thank you also for looking after the chapel during your stay. Best wishes, Yonni and Marnie
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