The Kings Arms Hotel in Abergavenny is a grate place to stay to explore Wales. I stayed in room 1 which had a jacuzzi and what a welcome sight after doing 200 miles. The food was really good (large portions) staff were welcoming, helpful and attentive without being intrusive. 8/8/14
The kings Arms Hotel. 29 Nevil Street, Abergavenny. NP7 5AA. Tel 01873 855074. It can be a bit of a challenge to find due to the one way streets. Three is a big car park over the road with free bike parking, you can see your Bike from room 1’s window, if you get this room. The best £86 spent
The Metropolis Hotel in Llandrindod easy to find, good parking. This is a big hotel for where it is and not personal or bespoke in anyway. It has a swimming pool which I didn’t use, rooms were average, bathroom was looking a bit tired but clean. Reception staff were polite and welcoming, although recognised as a 4 star hotel I would only give it 3 stars. Food was very good, however due to language issues with staff food took over an hour and a half. I asked for the food to have ‘no salt’ this was taken as ‘no sauce’ and the food had to be sent back and a new meal cooked. The same when I asked for a ‘desert wine’ and got told ‘Prosecco’. Food was really good when I finally got what I had requested. Breakfast was a big event and my only criticism is the tea pot had 12, yes ’12’ teabags in it and it was only for four cups. It was a case of ‘how many slices of tea do you want?’ ridiculous. For £126 per night for two, it’s a little overly expensive in my mind. 9/8/14
The Metropole Hotel. Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells. Powys. LD1 5DY. Tel 01597 832700.