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116 reviews
Exterior of Capel Cartref
Spacious and Warm Lounge & Gallery
Another lounge photo because I love it there!
Kitchen & Dining Area - spacious and well-equipped - Now with a large table!
Gallery - now with comfy sofas - must udpate photo!
Main Bedroom, 1st Floor
Twin Room, 1st Floor
Double Room, 1st Floor
Double Bedroom 1, Ground Floor
Double Bedroom 2, Ground Floor
Main Bedroom (Again), showing Balcony
Main Bathroom, 1st Floor
En-suite Shower Room (off main bedroom)
Ground Floor Wet Room with power shower
Heron in River nearby the chapel's river bank
Henrhyd Falls, Brecon Beacons - come stand behind it and just listen...
Rhossili, Gower Peninsula!  Whatever the weather - it's a MUST!
Brecon Beacons in the Snow - what a day that was!
Rhossili Bay - breathtaking views!
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Converted chapel -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Swansea, Swansea County, Southern Wales, Wales

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Charlotte...
1 review
“5*”
Reviewed 27 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Absolutely stunning place to stay. We all fell in love with it as soon as we walked in.
Lovely owner too! Very quick and helpful in answering any questions.
Would absolutely stay here again!

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Management Response
28 Sep 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so happy that you had the ideal place for your special weekend. We would very much welcome you back as you looked after the place so well during your stay. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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148FionaC
Warfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well equipped large converted chapel - highly recommended”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I booked this converted chapel nearly a year ago for a group of orienteers to attend a week long orienteering event 'Croeso 2016'. Our group comprised two couples and three individuals, one individual was only staying for 3 nights and we had a flying visit from another friend who stayed for one night - they used the twin room.

I know I can speak for everyone when I say we had a fabulous week. The chapel has a lovely large lounge with plenty of sofas. The kitchen is huge and very well equipped - we never ran out of mugs or wine glasses (and there were even some shot glasses in the cupboard). The long dining table was perfect, there was a separate beer fridge/freezer although the kitchen fridge/freezer was huge too. Also the wifi was fantastic!

The two kettles and two teapots were a brilliant idea, breakfast bar and stools were great and we spent some while sitting outside on the verandah in the early evenings (when it wasn't raining). There were bench seats out in the garden so we could have eaten outside had we wanted to.

The hot water pressure was fine even with so many of us arriving back at the same time wanting showers and the washing machine going on. There was even a tap outside to wash dirty orienteering shoes off.

The way the bedroom/bathrooms divided was very good. The master bedroom had an ensuite with a lovely big shower. The two upstairs bedrooms shared a good sized bathroom with a bath with a shower over and the two downstairs bedrooms shared the downstairs wet room. There was no queueing for the bathrooms even as a group of sports people we were showering both before and after competing.

A number of minor issues arose during the week that did not impact on our stay at all but Marnie arranged for them to be resolved very quickly.

The location was good, a short drive from both an Asda and a large Tesco's and the post office next door was useful for morning papers and odds and ends.

We ate out twice at the George Pub up the road. One evening we had a good meal (mainly spare ribs) but the next time we went there were issues. Booking would be a good idea as the night we didn't book we ended up eating outside.

There was parking for three cars at the rear and one car at the front but there was also a lay-by opposite where cars could park.

I would recommend this Chapel to anyone for a group holiday - we had a fabulous time. Even though the weather was not great for the whole time we were in Wales we still enjoyed ourselves.

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Liked best: wifi speedy
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2016
Wow! What an informative review! Thank you so much for your feedback and for remaining patient whilst the 'minor issues' were sorted. It is great to read this and to be reminded of the good points, i.e. the space, constant hot water, etc. We really do hope you come back again very soon, you were a pleasure to have stay. Thank you for looking after Capel Cartref, we are very thrilled with this review! Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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Manchester
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Hi there and thank you very much for such positive feedback. It seems we could learn lots more about the local area from you. We are very glad you had a lovely break and that the chapel was spacious enough for all of you, as well as the two dogs. With regards to the frying pans, we are sorry we missed the original one's disappearance as we hate to inconvenience visitors at the chapel. Thank you for the 'heads up', we would very much welcome you back. Thank you for looking after it so well. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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CChesh
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic rental - highly recommended”
Reviewed 6 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Stayed here with family and we were all really impressed. Capel Cartref is perfect for groups, there were 8 of us and there was plenty of space for all, so nice to have enough seating at the dining table and in the living room for everyone - something you don't always get in properties that sleep larger groups.
The property was spotless when we arrived and fully kitted out with everything we needed for a long weekend away. the location was perfect for day trips, we visited various places including Rhossili Bay, Brecon, Afan Forest park and Dan yr Ogof all of which were easily drivable from the property.
Marnie was a pleasure to deal with, very informative and quick at coming back to messages.
We all had a wonderful stay at Capel Cartref and would recommend it to anyone looking for a getaway in South Wales.

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Liked best: Cleanliness, size of rooms and general quality of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
6 May 2016
Thank you very much for such an informative review. You were equally a pleasure to deal with and we are glad that you had a nice experience at the chapel. I think the weather you had was changeable but I am gathering you dressed for it and got out to see some lovely places regardless. We hope you come back to stay some day soon, it is always a pleasure to have people return, especially those who look after the chapel. Thank you and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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Anthony L
Telford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“PERFECT PLACE TO STAY WITH FAMILY”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

10 of us stayed at Capel Cartref for the weekend to celebrate a very special birthday.
The chapel is a lovely place to stay and it was ideal having such a big lounge for us all to get together and raise a glass. The kitchen / dining area was very large and fully equipped and the 5 bedrooms slept ten in privacy.
There was ample parking space for our 4 cars and we can thoroughly recommend a short drive down the road to the George Inn where the food is excellent.
The National showcaves centre is only 15 minutes away and also well worth a visit.

The communication from Marnie was excellent, from when we made the booking, to wishing us a safe journey prior to leaving.

Thoroughly recommend a stay at Capel Cartref.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers 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?
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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
Thank you very much for the thorough feedback. Glad you had ample parking space and privacy at the chapel. It's not far to drive for lovely sights and we are so happy you had a special weekend. Please come back one day, Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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