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The Great House Hotel

8 High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP Wales
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#4 of 8 hotels in Bridgend
The Great House Hotel is a beautiful grade II* listed building originating from around 1550 and is believed to have been a gift from HRH Queen Elizabeth 1 to the Earl of Leicester who used it as a hunting lodge. Located in the pretty conservation village of Laleston, it is just 10 minutes from the seaside town of Porthcawl and 25 minutes equidistant between Cardiff and Swansea.A unique blend of historic original features contribute to The Great House's mature, dignified character - the flagstone floors, oak beams, inglenook fireplaces, mullioned windows, stone archways and dovecote in the south wall combine with modern excellent facilities, services and friendliness. Our aim is to make your stay with us relaxing and enjoyable. We want you to unwind and to feel at home here, whether you choose to read a book or dine in at Restaurant Tommy Heaney our award winning restaurant, The Great House offers the perfect location to enjoy a memorable occasion.
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Free parking
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Emily wrote a review Jan 2021
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I bought afternoon tea for my mums birthday, due to lockdown we collected it and brought it home. When I picked it up the staff were very friendly and the afternoon tea was packaged lovely. The cakes and sandwiches inside looked amazing. We also had a gold envelope which contained a menu outlining what we had and a variety of tea. The afternoon tea was simply amazing, enjoyed by all, very big portions and presented lovely. I would recommend to anyone who’s thinking of doing something nice with family whilst in lockdown Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful afternoon tea selection.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Pat K wrote a review Jan 2021
Aylesbury, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at The Great House, Laleston in mid December for the night before my brothers funeral. Unfortunately my sister became gravely ill that night. The hotel staff were amazing. They made a very difficult time for us as a family, easier because of their care and consideration. They were helpful and there when we needed them, and faded into the background when we didn’t. They produced coffee and toast when needed as we came and went at odd times. They accommodated us for dinner, and further nights, at short notice. And finally treated my brother in law fairly when we came to settle up at the end.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Alleyd wrote a review Dec 2020
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I would highly recommend this hotel. We had our wedding taking place during covid restrictions, which added some additional challenges and stresses. Elinor and all the staff at the hotel were simply amazing. Available, flexible, responsive, relaxed. The honeymoon suite was large and comfortable with excellent facilities. The food was delicious and veggies and lactose intolerant guests well catered for. We were given all the access we needed to plan our special day. I honestly could not say there was anything more they could have done. A truly lovely, special day enjoyed by all and a fantastic breakfast the next day! We could not have picked a better venue!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Allison M wrote a review Dec 2020
Bridgend, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic overnight stay at this lovely hotel. The room was great with everything you could need and more. The restaurant was lovely and food spectacular, We had the Beef Cheeks and Belly Pork (nicest ever had). The staff were Brilliant and not forgetting, breakfast was also one of the best we have ever had.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nick J wrote a review Oct 2020
Bridgend, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed over one night on the weekend . Had a lovely room which was dog friendly. Food and service were faultless. Eleanor was an excellent host and nothing was a problem. Will definitely be going back again
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Great House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (3.0 km), Rest Bay Beach (7.3 km), and Ogmore By Sea Beach (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Great House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Frolics Restaurant, Cosy Corner Lounge, and Zia Nina.
Does The Great House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St John's House Trust (2.8 km), Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks (4.9 km), and Candleston Castle (2.4 km).