Elan Valley Hotel Our Editor's Choice

Elan Valley Hotel is superbly placed for enjoying the wild, wonderful charms of Mid-Wales, especially in groups. With 11 comfortable en suite guest bedrooms, home cooked meals and a welcoming bar, this 3 Star venue is ideal for people organising short breaks for walkers, cyclists, artists, photographers, bird watchers and anyone else who enjoys the unspoiled countryside. Special deals may well be available!

Elan Valley is a picturesque area known for its five scenic reservoirs and the spectacular dams built by Victorian engineers.  It is also home to some very varied wildlife. The nearby Rhayader Wildlife Centre of Wales is proud to be ‘kite country’ and also enjoys peregrine falcons, red grouse, wheatears, stonechats and whinchats among many others.

The hotel is family run and open all year. It provides spacious double/twin rooms, three bedded family rooms, a romantic double with a four poster bed and spa bath and a downstairs double with full disability access. Well behaved dogs are welcome in some bedrooms as well as in the bar.

The restaurant serves wholesome traditional meals including Sunday roasts, while the conservatory is an ice cream parlour serving Welsh double cream ice cream.

One of the family owners, Liz Davies, says: “The hotel has got bags of character and we are the only licensed premises in the valley. We get a lot of returning customers.”

01597 810448

Elan Valley Hotel, Elan Valley nr Rhayader, Powys LD6 5HN