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4.7 out of 5

" Typical of hotels of the area there is no main reception area as the hotel is fronted by a bar and restaurant so checkin is at the bar. Our room was ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 17 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the comfortable beds at The Elan Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Gilfach Nature Reserve. Features include free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant.

  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free Wi-Fi in some public areas
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Amenities include a meeting room, a terrace and coffee/tea in a common area
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the comfy beds and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Gilfach Nature Reserve and 13 minutes on foot from Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre

The Elan Hotel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Elan Hotel

Everyone (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 May 2019 by Martin


4 out of 5

Newly refurbished hotel in a superb location

Pros: New & contemporary decor . Room of average size with generous storage , tastefully decorated and very comfortable bed. Good local produce breakfast.
Cons: Faulty tap and soap dispenser in bathroom. Tidy up of back garden which I suspect will happen in time
Location: Set in stunning countryside. Perfect for visiting Elan & Claerwen valleys & their spectacular dams & reservoirs as well as beautiful & historic walks
Typical of hotels of the area there is no main reception area as the hotel is fronted by a bar and restaurant so checkin is at the bar. Our room was of average size with a decent wardrobe and storage , tastefully decorated and a very comfortable bed . Breakfast was very good serving local produce. Service was a little slow given that we were the only ones taking breakfast but as a small hotel Sunday morning staff would have been limited. This could have been a perfect 10 except for the following points1 tap in bathroom wouldn't full close off so ran constantly as the the soap dispenser. 2 card machine on checkout was working so had to withdraw cask to cover the bill . Apparently this is a common problem in areas where internet signal is poor . 3 table for breakfast was located in a rear restaurant and overlooked the hills but unfortunately a not so tidy rear beer garden. I suspect the refund has yet to extend to the rear of the hotel In balance these are minor observations and we would definitely stay here again . The food in reputed to be very good and I would agree if breakfast was anything to go by so next time i would book for an evening meal . On this occasion we were meeting friends for a meal in another town. Regarding location generally iits located on the Main Street with its own parking to the rear . This is a historic little town and set in the most wonderful landscape all on the doorstep

Posted by , from Bristol on 17 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5

Great overnight stay

Arrived late evening & had hassle free check-in by friendly polite staff

Posted by , from london on 14 Sep 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Nov 2016 by Emma

many thanks for your review, we aim to accommodate guests arrival at any time

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Elan Hotel also features a terrace, a garden, and coffee/tea in common area.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

The Elan Hotel offers 10 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

The Elan Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

This property accepts credit cards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Hotel Names

  • Elan Hotel Rhayader
  • Elan Rhayader
  • The Elan Hotel Hotel
  • The Elan Hotel Rhayader
  • The Elan Hotel Hotel Rhayader
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