by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Celtic Manor Resort is a large property with multiple accommodation options, activities for all ages and restaurants for every meal. It truly is a resort spanning the rolling hills of Southern Wales. With 334 guestrooms and suites, families will find something to accommodate them. From cozy rooms with king or queen beds to luxury suites with kitchenettes and multiple bedrooms, the Celtic Manor has something for everyone. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, TV’s, mini bars, and heated floors. Family Rooms come with sofa beds in addition to two king beds, which can then sleep a total of six; seven with a rollaway bed or crib, which are available upon request. Activities at the resort include outdoor courses, golf and mini golf, laser tag, archery, fishing, hiking, swimming and more. Local attractions include the various castles of Wales, which make for great day trips, and the National Botanical Garden of Wales. When it is time for family meals, enjoy dining at one of the seven restaurants. From casual to elegant, families can find an eatery right onsite that suits their taste buds. Children’s menus are also available.
Our Editor Loves
- Children and family activities
- Large family suites available
- Plethora of onsite dining
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My friend and I stayed at the Celtic Manor on a Sunday Spa rollover offer. This included a 3 course meal, overnight stay, breakfast, 1 spa treatment each and use of the spa. We had to pay extra as apparently there were no twin rooms left so we paid for a deluxe king room with balcony. The room was clean but smelt musty and was pretty uninspiring. The balcony had no seating and a view of the road.
The 3 course meal was in the Olive Tree restaurant which is a buffet only. The food was barely warm and we had to go hunting for soup spoons!
The worst part of the stay was that despite confirming with the spa that we were staying on a package, 2 days later they had taken £94 from my account, without my authorisation. And this charge was the 2 prepaid treatments. It took nearly a week of chasing to get this refunded.
We also had to pay £15 to use the car park.
Needless to say I won’t be returning to this bland, overpriced “resort”.
Brilliant from the minute we arrived,valet parking. Luggage taken up to our room. Which was on the 10th floor fantastic view. Robes and slippers in room to use when going to the health club. Swimming pool and jacuzzi fantastic. We had the buffet meal in the olive restaurant, great selection as it was for breakfast in the morning. And decent coffee. The mulberry bar is a bit quieter, great selection of gins and fabulous interior design in there. The only downside was it was a little bit cold in the lobby