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The Lion

Star Rating
4 out of 5

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Reviews

3.8 / 5Good
5 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Spa

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Blaenavon Community Heritage and Cordell Museum
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Castle Hotel
    2 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Fountain
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.)
    64 min drive

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    About this area

    Pontypool

    The Lion is located in Pontypool. Blaenavon Ironworks and Abergavenny Museum and Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Pontypool Park and Bedwellty House and Park. Super Tubing and Parc Bryn Bach are also worth visiting.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Blaenavon Community Heritage and Cordell Museum - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Big Pit National Coal Museum - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Llanfair Kilgeddin Castle - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Abergavenny Station - 11 min drive
    • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) - 64 min drive

    Restaurants

    • The Castle Hotel — 2 min walk
    • The Fountain — 3 min walk
    • Mighty Bite Pizza — 3 min walk
    • Naseeb Tandoori — 3 min walk
    • Queen Victoria Inn — 4 min walk

    About this property

    The Lion

    This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a lobby fireplace. All 12 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while conveniences include electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee. Complimentary wireless Internet access and DVD players are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with digital channels.

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar

    Things to do

    • Full-service spa

    Family friendly

    • DVD player

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoors

    • Terrace

    Spa

    • Sauna
    • Spa open daily
    • Steam room

    More

    • Fireplace in reception
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Climate control (heating)
    • Egyptian cotton sheets
    • Linens
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding

    Bathroom

    • Bathrobes
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer

    Entertainment

    • digital channels
    • DVD player
    • flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Electric kettle
    • Free bottled water
    • Free tea bags/instant coffee

    More

    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    3.8
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    4.2
    Cleanliness
    4.6
    Service and Staff
    5.0
    Amenities
    4.2
    Property condition

    1/5

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Lovely hotel. Peaceful and very comfortable rooms small but very nice and quiet. Stayed 2 nights meals in restaurant very good. I was staying for work but would be a perfect place for s short break just to away to a beautiful place and relax. Will stsy shsin nect time I am in the area. I work away all the time and this is one of tge best places i have stayed in a while.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    A little gem on the outskirts of the beacons.

    We came up to get a puppy from Pontypool and thought easier to stay local overnight, what a good selection we made in choosing here. Lovely welcoming staff, nice sized, clean room and comfy bed. The food in thr evening was nothing short of exceptional. Great value for money and loving the shop local theme for all the food. Just behind us, the vast beacons, we will return I am sure to explore further.

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

    4/5 Good

    Pleasant inn

    This was a pleasant inn with good service and a comfortable and well equipped room (slight issues with damp in the bathroom notwithstanding). The breakfast and food in the restaurant was generally excellent (but I would avoid the Eggs Benedict). Blaenavon is a pleasant quiet village with some local sights to see like the National Coal Museum and convenient distances to Cardiff and the Brecon Beacons by car.

    Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

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