Best Western New House Country Hotel

Caerphilly Road, Thornhill, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF14 9UA

New House suite

By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

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#12 of 20
expert-rated hotels in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.4
4.4
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Best Western New House Country Hotel

The best views of the city from a beautiful Georgian manor house.

I discovered this hotel when I took my grandma here for afternoon tea several years ago. Arguably the best views of the city and thoughtfully traditional decor, and have made this Best Western group hotel something of a family tradition.

Location: 

New House is tucked away in the nook of Caerphilly mountain, just high enough to gaze out of the city. It’s not hard to see why this grade two listed building is a popular location for weddings, its picture-perfect scenery make up for it being a 20 minute drive out of town. As tucked away as it is, it’s still very easy to find on one of the main roads running north out of Cardiff.

Bedrooms: 

Each room that offers the tremendous view serves perfectly positioned furniture so you can enjoy it to its full potential. The grand beds and fluffy carpet scream instant comfort and the ground floor rooms boast generous patio doors that open right out into the grounds. Thanks to the building’s 200 year history, each room is different and make great use of the space, especially those on the second floor. It’s easy to see why the suites are often favoured by the hotel’s newlyweds. I’ve not stayed in one, but their stately, lavish charms are clearly a hit just from a mere peep.

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Public areas: 

Have I mentioned the remarkable view yet? Well you can enjoy it from the hotel’s plush sitting rooms and restaurant. The old oil portraits and velvet seating won’t be a hit for visitors with a penchant for contemporary furnishing, but it’s engagingly comfortable – especially when they’ve got the log fire burning – it’s well appointed and certainly pays respect to the building’s history. Eyes down in the bar, please; admire the original Georgian marble floor!

Eating and drinking: 

Afternoon teas come highly recommended by my very own grandma, but if you’re after a larger dish then the evening meals are well worth a look. The menu pays tribute to the hotel’s traditional atmosphere but does so with a twist thanks to dishes such as the pate and fig chutney or the poached salmon in mussel foam.

Leisure facilities: 

For instant calorie burn-off, visit the hotel’s on-site dry gym or a take a brisk stroll up Caerphilly mountain behind the grounds. If you plan ahead then the hotel can offer a wide range of pursuits such as golfing weekends at the local course Cottrell Park, or outdoor activities packages that include bushcraft and Nordic walking.

Service: 

Very friendly and attentive; they’re especially aware of private guests when weddings and functions are taking place.

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Who stays there: 

New House is home to wedding guests, families and couples looking for peace and quiet in the weekends. Tourists and business travellers spend time there during the week.

Price advice: 

The bed, breakfast and dinner offer is very reasonable. Parking and WiFi are both free. Visit their website for details on seasonal offers.

Pros: 
Stunning views
Blissfully peaceful
Tastefully traditional
Cons: 
On the outskirts of the city so not convenient for some attractions
The traditional decor and atmosphere may deter younger travellers

More information on Best Western New House Country Hotel:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Caerphilly Road, Thornhill, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF14 9UA
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Thornhill/Rhiwbina

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