Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Guide to Eco Hotels in Wales ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Wales are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Cardiff and then beyond in Wales.

Cardiff has some of the highest rates of recycling in the UK. The latest figures show that 60.03% of all of the waste collected in the city is recycled, compared to 38.5% in Manchester or 33% in London. … The stickers will also be placed on green garden waste if it contains incorrect materials

 

1. Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Wales

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House
Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House

Set in Blaenau-Ffestiniog, 4.2 km from Zip World Slate Caverns, Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The guest house has family rooms.

All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Guests at Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

This eco-friendly, carbon-neutral B&B powered by renewable energy is next to a hydro lake at the foot of the Moelwyn mountains along the Ffestiniog Steam Railway.

Airy rooms feature en suite bathrooms, and fair trade tea and coffee making facilities. There are detached, turf-roofed rooms, as well as lake-view rooms.

Breakfast is served in 1 of 2 dining rooms. There are car-charging points, and storage for bikes and canoes. Other amenities include free WiFi, a TV room, 2 conservatories and an alpine garden with a duck pond and a mountain stream. Mountaineering and kayaking lessons are offered (fee), and DVDs, books and games are also available.

Powered 100% by RENEWABLE energy. Alpine setting with the Ffestiniog steam railway clinging to the edge of the garden. Station 200m. Open hill access, you can walk from the door to mountains, trout fishing, steam trains, climbs, bouldering and rambles. A refined, yet Carbon Neutral business. We are 700ft up mountain in a stylish 1883 slate managers house. 3 Car charge points, solar thermal and solar electric arrays. Computer integrated Wood boiler takes forest waste turns to gas and burns at 900.

Fabulous hosts and a beautiful location. Thank you so much. Lovely and clean, great welcome. The grounds of the house are stunning and the house is run on renewable energy so eco friendly. Also charging points for electric cars so a great blot hole where you can also rejuice the car. Very well priced, great value.

This was such a lovely place to stay. The location is fantastic. It’s quiet and peaceful, and we had a view of the steam trains going past from our bedroom window. There’s a lot to do nearby even on rainy days; we braved the rain for a walk and came back to find a roaring log fire to warm us up. The owners even put newspaper in our walking boots so that they were dry for the next day!

The B&B offers a good breakfast with homemade bread, and lots of lovely to have extras such as board games that you can borrow. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about what’s on in the area. And of course, it’s eco-friendly, so you don’t need to feel guilty about the impact of your holiday on the environment.

The position of the property is unrivalled both for setting off up the mountain and for riding and viewing steam trains. They have incredible eco credentials which our host was keen to explain to us and it was a pity we didn’t possess an electric car to make use of the charging points!

A wonderful stay at this eco b&b which included 2 charge points for our electric car. The hosts John and Celia were very welcoming and full of useful advice which helped us immensely in our planning for each day. The breakfast was delicious and included homemade bread and jam.

Rooms were on the small side but comfortable and had everything we needed. There was also a lovely garden to roam around and the kids enjoyed feeding the ducks each morning. We will definitely be back as there is so much to do and see in the area – most attractions are only a short drive away.

. Food was simple but hearty and mostly clear plates all round! Breakfast covered all options of cereal, homemade bread (delicious!), yoghurts and the standard fry up cooked to personal choice. although some minor errors were made (added mushrooms and tomatoes both times despite asking without) but this was not a deal breaker.

THe rooms were basic but clean with ensuite and had all the little touches (tea point, complimentary biscuits and grooming packs) to make it welcoming. John was very knowledgeable on his green business and you could clearly tell the guest house is a passion project for the couple. Despite not being the most eco friendly guests, we did our best to recycle our rubbish and not leave too much of a carbon footprint. as the only guests the second night we had free reign of the common room which was great for a larger group like us to enjoy and relax after a busy day.

Definitely worth staying at if you want beautiful natural views of the countryside, local steam train and a guest house full of history and local interest. Hopefully next time we can try out the sauna.

Eco Friendly Hotels Wales
Eco Friendly Hotels Wales

How much does a room costs at Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House ?

Prices start 190$/night for Bryn Elltyd.

Where to book online – Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House – Eco Friendly Hotels Wales you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Wales during Sŵn Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Wales on Booking.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Clayton Hotel Cardiff 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Cardiff

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
Clayton Hotel Cardiff

With a stylish bar and restaurant, Clayton Hotel Cardiff offers modern rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is adjacent to Cardiff Central Rail Station, and the Principality Stadium is 300 m away.

The air-conditioned rooms at Clayton Hotel Cardiff have a luxury bathroom and a seating area. All rooms have a work desk, flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.

The View Restaurant has an international menu and wine list and breakfast including the Clayton Vitality Breakfast is served daily. The on-site bar serves a range of beverages and snacks in contemporary surroundings.

Situated in Cardiff’s lively centre, Clayton Hotel Cardiff is a 5-minute walk from the magnificent Cardiff Castle. St David’s Shopping Centre is 500 m away and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena is a 5-minute walk.

A 3-minute walk from Cardiff Central train station, this modern upscale hotel in the city centre is 6 minutes’ walk from the Principality Stadium and 10 minutes on foot from Cardiff Castle.

Polished rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add pillow-top mattresses and/or floor-to-ceiling windows. Family rooms sleep up to 3 guests, and interconnecting rooms are available.

A relaxed restaurant/bar with floor-to-ceiling windows offers international dishes and afternoon tea, plus city views.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff opened in May 2011. Clayton hotel Cardiff is a 4* city centre hotel located less than a minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station & only a short walk from the Principality Stadium, St. David’s Shopping centre & Cardiff Castle.

The hotel was fantastic.

We stayed here for two nights and couldn’t have been happier. The room was nice and clean, and very eco friendly. The staff was friendly and really helpful when asking about things in the city.

The location is perfect for sightseeing and SHOPPING.

The room was very attractive, and had everything you need. There wasn’t a lot of walking around room, but it was adequate as we weren’t intending to spend a huge amount of time in the rooms.

There was a nice size TV with freeview channels.

The safe was a nice touch as you can set it to whatever code you like, and know your valuables will be secure when you are out and about.

The bathroom was attractive, a good size, the bath spacious and the shower of good power.

There was an ice machine in the corridor which was a nice touch to have a cold drink at the end of the day.

There are no mini toiletries at this hotel as it counts itself as an eco hotel, however there was a shower and hair squeezable pump of a good size at the end of the bath, and a dove soap dispenser by the sink. So not necessary to bring soap with you.

The towels were of a reasonable quality and size.

The beds were excellent, I am very fussy about mattresses but they were really were perfect. The pillows better than I expected they would be, pretty good.

Breakfast was absolutely sumptuous and lacked nothing – orange juice, coffee, fruit salad, croissants, toast along with a full cooked breakfast. I especially enjoyed the black pudding.

On our floor was an ice machine and a helpful male member of staff could see I was having a little difficulty and without prompting sallied forth and came back with a full ice bucket. Well done young man.

Our room also had a coffee machine in addition to a kettle and the usual tea & coffee facilities plus the addition of an iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer

Unusually we also had the use of a limited amount of Sky tv

Air conditioning also in the room plus additional pillows, towels etc.

Eco Friendly Hotels Cardiff
Eco Friendly Hotels Cardiff

How much does a room costs at Clayton Hotel Cardiff ?

Prices start 123$/night for Superior Double Room.

Double sized bed with crisp white duvet and pillows. Room offers bathrobes and slippers, espresso coffee machine, mini-fridge and complimentary bottled water, large screen multi channel TV, air-conditioning, in-room laptop safe, free WiFi, work desk, telephone, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bath/power shower.

Where to book online – Clayton Hotel Cardiff – Eco Friendly Hotels Cardiff you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Wales during Sŵn Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Wales on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Old Radnor Barn 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Wales

Old Radnor Barn
Old Radnor Barn

Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Old Radnor Barn offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free onsite parking. Dating back 300 years, the Grade II listed property is in the small market town of Talgarth.

The tastefully furnished rooms include a TV with a DVD player, a refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities with bottled water. The en suite or private shower rooms have complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Ground floor rooms are also available.

In the mornings, the Old Radnor Barn serves an extensive breakfast menu. Evening meals are also available. Dishes are prepared using home grown organic garden produce, jams, and preserves. Meats are sourced from an award-winning local butcher.

Located in the village centre of Talgarth and set in an 18th-century stone barn, this cosy eco-friendly B&B, is 7.2 miles from the Hay Festival main site and 15.8 miles from the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre.

Decorated in subdued earth-tones, the 4 charming rooms provide wood desks and dressers and tiled ensuite bathrooms with modern features, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and tea and coffee making equipment; some rooms add sofabeds.

Hot and cold Welsh breakfast options are offered, including vegetarian dishes. Other perks consist of a living room with a fireplace and a garden patio with dining tables.

Located in the village centre of Talgarth and set in an 18th-century stone barn, this cosy eco-friendly B&B, is 7.2 miles from the Hay Festival main site and 15.8 miles from the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre.


Decorated in subdued earth-tones, the 4 charming rooms provide wood desks and dressers and tiled ensuite bathrooms with modern features, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and tea and coffee making equipment; some rooms add sofabeds.

Hot and cold Welsh breakfast options are offered, including vegetarian dishes. Other perks consist of a living room with a fireplace and a garden patio with dining tables.

Absolute gem of a B&B. Stephen and Lynne were brilliant hosts. The old radnor barn was beautiful. Free parking next to property was a bonus for us as we were driving separately. The breakfast was delicious and good quality, catered well for me as a vegetarian. The garden was so lovely and relaxing, the hot tub is absolutely fab. The location is good, it is very easy to drive to lots of lovely places in the Brecons. Limited eating out within walking distance but the two places we visited were very nice. Great place if you want a quiet relaxing break.

Very comfortable stay in a lovely cottage, the hosts were incredibly welcoming and friendly. The cooked breakfast was very good. Perfect location for many different outdoor activities. I would recommend staying here to anyone.

Lovely accommodation conveniently located in Talgarth about 25 mins from famous Pen y Fan hill in the Brecon Beacons. Stayed in larger room (ground floor) with super king bed (electrical so you can raise/lower as you need), sofa and en-suite. Clean and cosy, with TV, tea/coffee making facilities and fresh milk. Plenty of cupboard space.

Lovely shared (with other guests) lounge and dining area where there’s plenty of reading material and a large TV. We opted for a traditional Welsh breakfast which along with toast, orange, cereal and tea/coffee was great, setting us up well for the day. Our hosts Stephen and Lynne were very welcoming and helpful, letting me and labs hang around the barn longer than planned, and work in their lovely garden when the sun came out! Good WiFi – may have been the only person using at the time. Fab view of Red Kites (10+) swoop into neighbouring garden and over my head!

Definitely go for longer and soon, as lots of great walks as well as great accommodation.

Eco Friendly Hotels Wales
Eco Friendly Hotels Wales

How much does a room costs at Old Radnor Barn ?

Prices start 190$/night for Luxury Double or Twin Room.

Situated on the ground floor, this accessible room boasts a large window overlooking the garden and free Wi-Fi. The luxurious and modern en suite shower room has a power shower and a shower seat.

Where to book online – Old Radnor Barn – Eco Friendly Hotels Wales you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Wales during Sŵn Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Wales on Booking.com or Trip.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.