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Reviews - Miskin Manor Country Hotel

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PENDOYLAN ROAD , Pontyclun nr Cardiff, CF72 8ND

Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens

Our inspector loved "The Oak Room, perfect for a small private dinner party."

Easily assessable from junction 34 of the M4 and only 20 minutes from Cardiff this privately owned 4*hotel offers free Wi-Fi, parking and health club, and boasts the culinary wonders of a two rosette-awarded Meisgyn Restaurant. This magnificent 19th-Century Country House is one of Wales' most beautiful and impressive hotels set within 22 acres of idyllic landscaped gardens. With breathtaking views and a relaxed ambience of secluded tranquillity guests have everything they need to embrace their indulgent desires.

Each of the 43 en-suite rooms are individually designed and decorated and are imbued with the same sense of personality and charm that permeates throughout the rest of the Hotel. From cosy, quaint cottage twin rooms to sumptuous, elegant four-poster suites, there is a room for everyone to enjoy. Each room is furnished to the highest standard and includes all the facilities one would expect from a hotel of this calibre, including; free Wi-Fi, digital TV, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press and hairdryer.

No visit to Miskin Manor would be complete without first sampling the culinary wonders of the two rosette-awarded Meisgyn Restaurant. Serving freshly prepared, locally sourced Welsh produce in a menu that encompasses modern British and rustic cuisine, the food is innovative yet classically scrumptious. The restaurant itself is located in the main manor house and boasts luxurious surroundings coupled with scenic views of the magnificently maintained grounds.
The illustrious Miskin Manor Hotel is steeped in local history and intrigue. A great deal of care has been taken to ensure that the original charm and character of this Grade II listed building has been lovingly restored and maintained. From the delightful galleries in the Minstrel Hall to the effervescent beauty of the gardens and grounds, the atmosphere is rich with the romanticism of a bygone era. At Miskin Manor Hotel, comfort and relaxation are the cornerstones of their ethos. The superb health club offers an indoor heated pool, an extensive selection of gym equipment, a sauna and a beauty spa. For those that prefer more natural surroundings, the sublimely cultivated gardens offer a vibrant expanse of exquisite blooms, secluded glens and shady woodlands.
As a privately owned hotel, the team take great pride in offering an attentive and personable service. Such exceptional commitment to customer care has contributed greatly to their enviable reputation for hosting events. With the facilities and flexibility to cater to any company's needs and requirements, the hotel is the perfect place for corporate delegates. There are several diverse function rooms available, ranging from small, more intimate rooms to large high ceilinged venues with sweeping views. It's not all business though, from anniversaries and birthday celebrations, to gala dinners and staff parties, the hotel offers an extensive range of service options that guarantee a unique, personal experience. Whatever the event, the professional staff and the fantastic events co-ordinator will be on hand to ensure every detail runs smoothly. The Hotel's wedding facilities are particularly impressive. From glittering champagne receptions and elegant banquets, to the photogenic beauty of the stunning gardens and the timeless elegance of their reception rooms, it is the perfect venue for that most special of days.

Despite cultivating a sense of idyllic seclusion, the hotel is only a 5 minute drive from Junction 34 off the M4 and, with free parking, is easily accessible. The city of Cardiff is just a 20 minute drive away and it is 40 minutes to Swansea. Cardiff Central Rail Station provides transport links to most major destinations across the UK and there is a local station at Pontyclun, an 11 minute taxi journey from the Hotel. If flying in, the nearest international airport is over an hour's drive away in Bristol, whereas the local Cardiff-Wales Airport is only 35 minutes. The Hotel also offers free helipad use.
The nearby local area provides visitors with a wealth of exciting attractions to explore. Only a 12 minute drive away is St Fagans National History Museum, Wales' most popular heritage attraction. Standing in the grounds of the grandiose St Fagans Castle, a late 16th Century manor house, this open-air museum is a true celebration of Welsh culture and tradition. From galleries and exhibitions to live craft displays and activities, it offers a spectacularly vivid representation of Wales through the ages. Less than half an hour away is Rhondda Heritage Park, a former coal mine, offering fully guided underground tours and a reconstructed period village street. Golf lovers will be especially keen to visit the famous Vale of Glamorgan Golf and Country Club. With world class facilities, two well-established championship golf courses and an array of top industry accolades, it is required viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in the game.

With an ever-increasing choice of attractions, coupled with its' close proximity to the coast and mountains, the city of Cardiff truly has something for everyone to enjoy. From charming Edwardian and Victorian arcades to ultra-modern shopping centres, quaint cafes and restaurants to stylish bars and vibrant clubs, it offers a wide spectrum of retail choices. Culture lovers will be sure to visit the National Museum Cardiff, home to one of the finest Impressionist galleries outside Paris, featuring works by Monet, Picasso and Renoir. In Cardiff Bay the Wales Millennium Centre stands next to the Grade 1 listed Pierhead building, offering a varied programme of opera, dance, theatre and comedy. The Norwegian Church, where children's author Roald Dahl was christened, is now an arts centre and cafe with a Nordic flavour.
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Overall score Guest rating scores since November 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 23 reviews
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86% recommended this accommodation to a friend 87% would stay again
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Really super room with excellent view

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Godfrey Munro

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Tired and in need of an upgrade

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Tim K

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

With colleagues

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What a Shame
It,s time to update the bathroom in the room we stayed in ( four poster over reception )

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S Linsdell

From Manchester, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Great Staff
The staff were extremely helpful in this hotel. Unfortunately I had to change rooms x3 times due to appliances not working but the deputy manager was great. Very grand entrance and dining room, although the rooms were very dated and slightly on the 'spooky' side! The gym was in a seperate building which meant walking 5 minutes from your room, not ideal when it's raining but it did have decent quality equiptment.

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Pamela M

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Travelling alone

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Friendly service and great history....
We stayed at the manor for a friends wedding and were very impressed with the service and the room. Food was very good and we loved the history of the place. Will definitely be going back...

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Karen T

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Couple

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Wales Break
Took my mum to Miskin Manor for a break.
When we arrived there was a wedding on, but this didn't disturb us at all.

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Karen M

From Waterlooville, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Ideal location to spend quality time with friends. Food in the restaurant was very good. Staff friendly and helpful.

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K Jones

From Pentre, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Lovely gardens but accommodation disappointing for the price
We paid £120 per night for a standard double room with a list price of £185. The gardens are idyllic and the gardener is certainly the star of the team. The room was large and comfortable enough with bed, table and armchairs but for the price the facilities in the room (other than space) were no better than a budget hotel, the bathroom was dated and the lack of attention to detail suggested complacency. We had a kettle and tea tray, a hairdryer, trouser press, telephone and the smallest TV I have seen in a hotel in years. An iron was provided on request. There was Wifi in the room. There was, however, no welcome pack giving details of restaurant opening hours, menus, room service, gym, health club etc, no safe, no fridge (facilities I have come to expect in comparable hotels with cheaper rooms) and certainly no bathrobes. Bottled water was provided but only because the water in the bathroom was not drinking water. The rooms had very large keys not key card locks. There were faults housekeeping should have noticed and had fixed: a broken light bulb, a sink not draining properly. Although the room was booked for two we only got one packet of biscuits and one set of toiletries (either careless or cheeseparing depending on your point of view). The room was not vacuumed during our stay even though I had dropped my one biscuit and had no way to clear up the crumbs. The shower was old fashioned with a fixed head you could not adjust and when the shower screen was opened the seal fell off. We were lucky, however in that we got hot water. Other relatives staying in the hotel had to run the taps for 15 minutes to get hot water and relatives staying in the lodge got no hot water at all. Breakfast was good and the staff were all helpful but for a hotel with such pretensions it was disappointing. Needless to say, there were no feedback forms. Be aware they try to charge 3% or 5% extra for credit card payments.

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Judith G

From Haywards Heath, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Four Stars for Food and Service but not for accommodation
Miskin Manor is set in beautiful grounds and is a charming property, full of character, however, it needs some TLC. Our initial room had an awful smell of sewage/drains and we were immediately moved without question. The new room was lovely, however, the kingsize sleigh bed frame had a double mattress which drew attention to the debris filling the slats of the bed - not pleasant. Also, I felt the décor was tired and some of the areas could do with upgrading.
The hotel was full for the weekend with wedding guests and while this did not bother us, if you were looking for a quiet weekend, this is not the place for you.
The service was great, the food was excellent and the staff were helpful and very friendly. We enjoyed our stay, however, we would be unlikely to choose this hotel for a future break.

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p curtis

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Couple

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Breakfast was burnt

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R Johnson

From Barry, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Couple

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