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Located in Pontypool, 8.1 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum, The Wern House features accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. The room was spacious,clean and warm more like an appointment size. Have Amazon TV definitely a plus to help relax. Host always welcoming and would have stayed another night had they not been fully booked. Stay again? Definitely should we visit Wales. Thanks Alan and Krystal
Set in Pontypool, 8.1 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum, The Wern offers accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a terrace. Guests can enjoy garden views. The room was fantastic. Such a homely feel, the pictures don’t do it justice. We’ve stayed here twice now and have continued to book rooms for the following 2 weekends. Nice little escape. The breakfast provided was perfect, the milk and orange juice was a nice touch. Food menus having been provided were also helpful. Only met the female owner during our first stay, she made us feel welcomed and was very friendly. Cleaning products provided were also very comforting during this pandemic. Decor was very quirky and unique, lots of books provided which we’ve noted down the names of ready to order at home. Amazing value for money - easily the nicest room we’ve both stayed in. Netflix and other smart tv appliances provided, this was fantastic when the weather was poor. Made us feel at home. VERY cosy
Pontypool seems a little tired, truth be told. But there is a nice park. The town centre is a bit of a wasteland in the evenings but if you venture down in the day you'll find the shop and cafe staff to be amongst the friendliest people you've ever met. Definitely recommend Caffi Crane, food was great, value was great, staff are amazingly nice and they seem to be willing to make anything, choices far exceed the menu boards, just ask.
A small hotel but very comfortable and clean with free parking Room was clean with coffee and tea facilities . The bed was comfy Location of room quiet Breakfast excellent with good choice of foods from hot and cold buffet . Staff were friendly and professional . We were attending a wedding nearby and found this an excellent place to stay
I visited the Big Pit. It was very interesting. Lots of good photo opportunities for photographers who like landscapes or industrial pictures. Especially pictures of parts of rusting industrial machines. Make sure you check if the below surface tour is open before you go though, as it was closed for maintenence when I went. I had takeaway from New Yummies, which was lovely. They only take cash if you call in on spec. though. So if you want to pay by card, then preorder via app. I did not realise this, and had no cash on me, so the lady had me ring their number, so she could process a card payment via computer for me, which was very nice of her to do.
I love Pontypool as it was where I was born and brought up. The park is lovely with some nice walks especially up to The Grotto - the inside is covered in shells. It also has a practice ski area and Pontypool Rugby Ground! Another place is The Folly which was knocked down in WWII as a deterrent to German Air Force to locate, but was rebuilt with the old stone post war.
I only saw the town during the evening after work. It looked drab and was totally dead in the evening with just a few take-away restaurants open. Maybe to be expected for a former coal mining town However, the surrounding countryside was fairly pretty and green and we found some very nice restaurants within a few miles.
V clean and value for money. Breakfast reasonably priced, secure parking for vehicles, friendly helpful staff. Stayed here on precious occasions and would stay here again. Reasonable access to brecon beacons