- Very Good
- 20 guest reviews
"Good overall but presentation of cooked breakfast could have been much better. However quality was good and it was well cooked but should ha..."
"We had to change arrangements at the last minute, and the staff were really helpful - it's a great place to stay - central, with parking, th..."
"The room was excellent, although you have to be careful not to hit your head on the low beams! The bathroom did not match the quality of the..."
"A lovely hotel in a lovely setting. Full of character and charm. Very close to the main part of Hay so within easy reach of all the wonderfu..."
"Friendly staff gave us the choice of 2 rooms. Attentive at dinner and breakfast; food excellent...."
About the hotel
Nestled within the market town of Hay-on-Wye, this colourful 17th Century Inn exudes historical charm and atmosphere offering quality home-cooked food, luxury accommodation and free Wi-Fi and parking. With parts of the original building dating as far back as the 1300’s, the Hotel subtly blends the elegance and whimsy of the past with the comfort and convenience of the present. Indeed, it is even reputed that Oliver Cromwell once stayed at the inn whilst the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle, which was then a loyalist stronghold.
Sympathetically refurbished, exposed timber beams and roaring log fires help to cultivate a homely environment and a famously warm welcome. The Inn features 10 high quality en-suite bedrooms, all of which are individually and tastefully decorated in a style reminiscent of the buildings historic past. All rooms include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. They offer a choice of Single, Double, Twin and Superior room options. The Old Black Lion is renowned for the quality of its food and has received a host of rewards and accolades including a coveted AA Rosette. The menus, which are changed frequently, use only the best of British produce wherever possible including locally reared meat, fresh seafood from Cornwall and seasonal vegetables. The oak timbered bar with its scrubbed pine tables and comfy arm chairs is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fantastic selection of local ales (including their own namesake ‘The Old Black Lion’). The Hotel is located in the heart of the Welsh market town of Hay-on-Wye just a short drive from the A438, it also offers free on-site parking for guests. The city of Hereford is roughly 35 minutes away and offers excellent transport links to the rest of the country. For those flying in, Cardiff International Airport is about a 95 minute journey from the Hotel. The Old Black Lion is situated just a three minute walk from the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Renowned internationally as a Mecca for bibliophiles the town offers over 30 bookshops, many selling specialist and second-hand books. It is also home to the annual Hay Festival, Europe’s premier literature and arts festival. The town lies on the east bank of the River Wye and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, just north of the Black Mountains. Offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in Wales, the surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with both the Offas Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk passing through the town. There’s also fishing and canoeing on the River Wye, pony trekking through the hills and many more activities and adventures just waiting to be discovered.
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- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Disabled Facilities
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available
- Restaurant, Bar
- In room entertainment
- TV, Radio
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- Limited Hours Room Service, Limited room service for hot food, Wake Up Call Available
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- From 14:30 hours
- Until 10:30 hours
- The LateRooms.com rates for Old Black Lion in HAY-ON-WYE are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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95% would recommend it to a friend
Good value for money but evening meal (Sunday) was expensive.
Good overall but presentation of cooked breakfast could have been much better.
However quality was good and it was well cooked but should have been betterlaid out as opposed to piled in middle of plate. Will stay again when in area.
Great place to stay
We had to change arrangements at the last minute, and the staff were really helpful - it's a great place to stay - central, with parking, the room was clean and very comfortable, loads of character, live music on Friday night, but not so loud it would disturb you, and the food was excellent.