Reviewed 11 December 2011
Stunning castle with fascinating history. Perfect for a weekend get away in the Brecon Beacons. My partner and I chose this location for our winter wedding and it couldn't have been more perfect! The building has such character and impressed all our guests. The castle is cosy, with roaring fires in winter. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are of a very high standard. The food is delicious and the staff are fabulous. Would highly recommend!
Reviewed 31 October 2011
We recently held our daughters wedding at the Castle and had the most marvellous day and night. The staff were fantastic, nothing was to much trouble and their help, prior, during and after the event was substantial. The food was delicious, there were no hiccups throughout the entire event which allowed my husband and I to relax and enjoy watching our beautiful daughter marry her soul mate. Truly a wonderful experience. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area to take time out of their travels to visit/stay at the Castle, it is a truly lovely place in a gorgeous setting.
Reviewed 14 October 2011
Let me just say, if you are thinking about having your wedding here, stop thinking and book it now. We had our wedding here in September 2011 and it was amazing, it could not have been a better day, it was so magical and special, and in part that was due to how good the staff were, from the moment we first looked at the hotel, to when we staggered up to the bridal suite on the night of the wedding.
There were two things that made our wedding so special, number one was the location itself, if you have visited the castle you know how beautiful it is, and you know how wonderful the views are from the conservatory, but no matter how many pictures you see or how many reviews you read, nothing will prepare you for how good the theatre looks on your wedding day, it was beautiful and really made a fantastic setting for the wedding service. Again nothing can quite prepare you for the Consevatory, when you first see it with all the decorations, fully set up, and all of your guests sitting in it.
The second thing which made the day go so well was the staff at Craig-y-Nos. We had looked at several places to get married in and around Brecon and South Wales and had been told, "you have to do this and that", but not with Craig-y-Nos, right from the start it was, "It's your wedding, you can have it how you want", which was brilliant. At any stage during the year prior to our wedding and even on the day itself, if myself or my wife asked, " can we do this", the answer was always "yes" the staff here go out of their way to make it your day and special.
If you are like me and are a worrier (I am) then don't worry about the food here, we had 93 guests at our wedding and the food was fantastic, in fact it was the best lamb I have ever eaten ( I hope my new mother in law doesn't read this!)
If you haven't bothered to read my long review and just skip to the end let me sum it up by saying BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE it will be worth it. We will be phoning the castle soon to book our room for our one year aniversary
Reviewed 31 October 2011
We recently held our daughters wedding at the Castle and had the most marvellous day and night. The staff were fantastic, nothing was to much trouble and their help, prior, during and after the event was substantial.
The food was delicious, there were no hiccups throughout the entire event which allowed my husband and I to relax and enjoy watching our beautiful daughter marry her soul mate. Truly a wonderful experience. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area to take time out of their travels to visit/stay at the Castle, it is a truly lovely place in a gorgeous setting.
Room Tip: They have family rooms which are very good value and well equiped, as well as excellent facillities for those with disabilities. We booked rooms 26,27 & 28 which were all lovely(double rooms with en-suite)
Reviewed 5 September 2011
We had our wedding at craig-y-nos on the 4th of September and thanks to Melissa and all the staff working there it was a truely magical day. We had the ceremony in the theatre with 112 guests and the attention to detail was second to none. All our guests commented on how lovely the venue was. The function room was absolutely stunning and the service was truely unique. Melissa couldn't have been more helpful and and went above and behond. We'll be back for the anniversary!!! ... this truely is a magical place.
Reviewed 28 July 2011
Wonderful wedding venue for our daughter and (now) son in law - superb location, excellent food and organisation of the event was second to none all due to their wedding planner Alex Porter.
Wedding was booked over two years ago and all concerns or request were happily dealt with to our total satisfaction.
Event was held in their conservatory with stunning views overlooking the country park.
All families and guests were overwhelmed with the day and hog roast evening.
Reviewed 7 June 2011
My family recently stayed at Craig y Nos for my son's wedding. The staff were very helpful and we really enjoyed the weekend. The rooms were clean and well furnished and comfortable. The wedding reception was beautiful, the conservatory ideal with a wonderful view. Food was very good - all in all an excellent weekend. The theatre was perfect for the ceremony. We just love Craig y nos and hope to return again one day - so much we didn't have time to see in the grounds. The castle has character and history - it is being graduallly renovated and brought back to its former glory - there may be odd things which could be improved but all in all it is a great place, especially for weddings and functions. Adelina Patti's dream home must be cherished and preserved.
Thanks for a wonderful wedding on the 28 May.
Reviewed 25 May 2011
A stunning hotel, situated in beautiful countryside
On arrival we were greeted by a lovely receptionist, the staff were so helpful and polite
Our en suite room was decorated authentically, lovely antique furniture, scrupulously clean and warm.
Because of the cold spell several open fires around the castle were lit which added to the comfortable welcoming surroundings.
My daughter and fiance booked the castle for their wedding venue then and there.
Overall outstanding break, we will definately be re visiting in the future.
The experience was rounded off by a very informative and interesting tour of the castle and grounds - lovely
Reviewed 28 April 2011
I attended my friend's wedding here in February and have to say that I thought that it was fantastic and such a beautiful day! The staff were fantastic and everything was just perfect for my friend's special day! I didn't have the opportunity to stay here, but would definitely return to stay in the castle!
The grounds are beautiful and the conservatory is a beautiful addition to a stunning castle!
Would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding, or just as a venue to stay in to appreciate staying in a beautiful castle!
Stayed February 2011
Reviewed 30 March 2011
I attended a wedding on the 19th February 2011 which i must say was fabulous. The venue was great, all the staff were friendly and very helpful. The reception room was immaculate with a stunning view and i would definitley consider having my wedding here. The food was well presented and very tasty. I stayed in a family room which was very convenient to the reception and I was very pleased with the room. I would give this venue 10 out of 10 and fully and honestly advise you consider this romantic and traditional castle. Worth viewing as this could be the venue of your dream day.
Reviewed 15 March 2011
I arranged a weekend away at the beginning of March for 33 of us to celebrate a friends 40th birthday. We chose Craig Y Nos Castle because of it's fantastic history, reputed ghostly activities (which we thought would be a bit of fun) and also it's fantastic location on the edge of the Brecon Beacons (so brilliant for walking etc.)
We all found the staff to be very polite and helpful (big thank you especially to Melanie and Jenny for making our weekend stay all go very smoothly). The rooms that we stayed in had all been redecorated and finished to a really good standard (the shower in our room was very powerful and almost blew you away - always a good sign!) I had a cracking nights sleep both nights. Breakfast and dinner although not gourmet level was absolutely fine and bearing in mind there were 30+ of us, everybody's food came out nice and hot.
As for the ghosts...well...to be honest the only real spirits we experienced were consumed in the bar! I think though that as there were so many of us, any ghosts that frequent Craig Y Nos probably thought it best to give us a bit of a wide bearth for the weekend!!
So - in summary I'd recommend Craig Y Nos as a good place to stay. Remember, this is an old castle - not some brand spanking new hotel. I thought it was good value for money (and trust me - I've stayed in plenty of big brand hotels up in London for a ridiculous amount of money and in a room that's so small you couldn't even swing a cat in it!)
Room Tip: Perfect wedding venue.
Above comments are from a public website forum which can generate mixed reviews from B&B guests. Love it or hate it everyone's unedited opinion goes on line these days! However we do receive consistently good feedback from wedding guests and wedding couples. We specialise in parties and Weddings with up to 80 weddings a year so our staff are very experienced in catering for large events.