Hotel of the Year, Wales 2013/2014 Llangoed Hall Hotel Celebrates Outstanding Win
25 Sep 2013
Also Awarded AA Inspectors’ Choice 4 Red Stars
Seclusion, service and style all merge at Llangoed Hall which is why the hotel continues to win new fans and accolades following a major refurbishment which started in 2012. So successful was the refurbishment coupled with exceptional on-going commitment to the finest hospitality, that the AA have awarded Llangoed Hall; Hotel of the Year 2013/2014 Wales. At the same time the hotel has also been awarded the AA Inspectors’ Choice with 4 Red Stars.
Llangoed Hall has a vibrant history, formally known as Llangoed Castle dating back to 1632; it has always been a significant part of the Wye Valley. The Jacobean manor house was also formerly purchased by Sir Bernard Ashley & Laura Ashley who transformed it in the mid-1980s. The recent refurbishment also celebrated the heritage of the Laura Ashley brand which itself enters its 60th year of business this year. Many of the bedrooms feature original pieces by Laura Ashley herself. Indeed, the hotel is home to the very first garment Laura ever made.
A combination of experience and passion by managing director Calum Milne has elevated Llangoed Hall to new levels of recognition within the industry, local community and amongst hotel guests. Overseeing a multi-million pound refurbishment allowed Calum to grow a vision maintaining the historic values he first encountered as manager at the hotel when Sir Bernard Ashley was owner. Furthermore, the summer of 2013 saw Calum appointed as an ambassador of the Cambrian Mountains Initiative, due to Llangoed Hall’s contribution to the overall sustainability of this region of Wales. The Cambrian Mountains Initiative was inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales who, as its President, wishes to sustain traditional upland farms, rural communities and the natural environment.
Aside from the wonderful design; food also played a major part in the new accolades by the AA. Head Chef, Nick Brodie, and his talented team place emphasis on creating dishes that make use of the finest local Welsh produce such as Welsh Black Beef and local Radnorshire Lamb, all flavoured with herbs picked from the hotel’s organic kitchen gardens.
Llangoed Hall’s vast art collection is dispersed throughout the hotel. Adorning the walls are truly outstanding collections of paintings, drawings and various pieces of fine art including artists such as Whistler, Herman Dudley Murphy and James Cowie.
The 23 stunning luxury bedrooms await guests seeking a retreat nestled in the enchanted Wye Valley. An ‘At Home’ feeling is guaranteed in a hotel with no reception desk and a 24 hour honesty bar. To mark this milestone occasion, Llangoed Hall has unveiled a unique ‘Celebration Package’. To include an exclusive gift, a glass of champagne each, a 7-course tasting menu with wines, early morning tea or coffee and a newspaper. Priced £550.00 per room per night based on two sharing.
Says Calum Milne, Managing Director; “I am truly delighted that all our efforts and results have been recognised with these two prestigious accolades. We at Llangoed Hall have developed a hotel that draws on its past, celebrates its present and looks to the future with further determination and innovation to be the absolute best. Midst the surrounding rolling hills and spectacular Black Mountains we await new & existing guests to discover & re-discover our award winning hotel.”
Raise a glass and celebrate the finest Wales has to offer at Llangoed Hall, officially Wales’ supreme hotel 2013/2014.
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A stay at Llangoed Hall is priced from £150.00 per room based on two sharing and is inclusive of breakfast and Wi-Fi.