On 13/05/17, a group of 13 of us stayed at River View for one night, as part of a stag incorporating a day mountain biking in Afan Valley.
Off the bat, Bob and his team were incredibly helpful and accommodating with our plans. He was very flexible with our arrival time, dietary needs and (frustratingly!) fluctuating group size.
River View itself is excellently located for South Wales especially Brecon and nearby places. Bob and his team provided excellent food that went down superbly amongst our group with absolutely no complaints from any of us for either dinner or breakfast.
Facilities wise, the communal spaces are brilliant with ample space both in and out door for our group and more than enough essentials provided for our use such as glasses, mugs, plates, fridges, tea and coffee etc. The bed rooms upstairs are well sized and clean, each bed with power sockets and fresh linen and towels provided. There are, I believe, seven shower room and toilets all of which again are clean and well looked after.
None of our group had any complaints after our stay at River View, and I would be more than happy to strongly recommend it to other people - or to have stayed for more nights!
Bob is an excellent host who genuinely seems to aim to please his guests, and I wish him all the best for the future.
Thanks for your help with running the weekend, Bob!
From the very first contact Robert was incredibly helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and regular contact was made before the event.
We took over the whole venue and the Restaurant was solely for our usage during the evening.
During the afternoon we had free reign to prepare for the party, decorations and table settings welcomed.
The bedrooms were clean and comfortable......many laughs being created as bunk bed options were available!
Ample bathrooms and showers.
Clean towels and bedding.
The chef was incredible assisting people who had not eaten Thai before to make their choices.
The communal area allowed for people to socialise and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Breakfast was food a plenty!
A fantastic venue for a group gathering. Very laid back allowing flexibility for 'your own' party ideas.
Thank you Robert and staff. You made Simon's 50th Birthday a wonderful celebration and allowed us to make fabulous memories.
I had the daunting but honourable task of arranging a weekend away for a stag do with up to 25 guests. It had to be close to a good night out and have a good selection of activities. Having filtered the country by the group size, River View stuck out due to its location being both 20 mins from Swansea for a night out and 20 minutes away from the Afan Valley bike trails which we thought would be (and which was) a great activity!
As soon as I first spoke to Bob, the host, I knew that this was going to be a great place to stay, but I hadn't realised how incredibly helpful he would be in making my task easier. Firstly, they have a fantastic Thai restaurant which they happily closed to the public for us to eat at. They also provided food for the other night of our stay and were happy to stagger it as we arrived. Bob and his staff took care of pre-booking taxis, providing packed lunches for us and pretty much covering my back for anything I might have forgotten. I could not have hoped to find a more helpful and useful guy to help me run the weekend. He was extremely good with payment too, understanding how difficult it can be to secure money from each member of the group and giving me as much time as possible to settle up before the weekend began.
In the end we had about 20 guests, all of whom had a fantastic time and would have been as happy to write a similarly glowing review as I am. The garden was large enough for an enjoyable game of cricket and has a fixed BBQ and a decked seating area. The rooms are furnished to a reasonable standard, perfectly adequate for what we needed that reflected the price quite nicely. Everything was nice and clean and the kitchen and lounge area that is available to use by guests is comfortable and well equipped.
The house is located right by the river so some of us enjoyed some refreshing morning walks, it is incredibly picturesque and isolated enough to be loud late into the evening without disturbing the neighbours.
All in all, I would highly recommend River View to anyone with similar requirements to mine. I'd also recommend it for group weekends for churches, scouts or other community groups etc.
Thanks again Bob for a brilliant weekend!
I booked Riverview House for my Husbands 30th Birthday as we had previously had a fantastic weekend away at Valley View (same owners) a couple of years before.
We were a large group of nearly 30 people and wanted somewhere where we could celebrate and relax without feeling conscious of noise and we weren't disappointed!!
From the first call made to Bob to leaving on the Sunday, I cannot stress enough how amazing and flexible the staff were. We had exclusive use of the house and restaurant for the weekend and were pretty much left to our own devises, with the exception of the Saturday night where they catered for all of us in the amazing Thai restaurant (more of that later)
The House - The communal areas were great and were the perfect size for our group. We were lucky enough to have use of the main kitchen for the Friday night, but the smaller kitchen in the communal area would have been sufficient if this wasn't available. Unfortunately the weather did not allow us to use the main garden at the back of the property however an all weather garden had just been finished with access from the Communal room, which was great for the smokers in our group (and would lend itself perfectly to be a small putting green) The Bedrooms were practical, clean and spacious and most importantly the beds were very comfortable and the showers were hot.
The Restaurant - We had exclusive use of the restaurant on the Saturday night and Bob and the team came in to cook and serve a fantastic Thai meal. Our group was 28 in total and included 2 people that required a gluten free menu (which was no bother at all) The food was amazing and came out quickly and piping hot. Our friends still rave about it.
I cannot recommend Riverview house and The Railway Thai table enough for Large groups. We are already looking at dates to return next year,
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