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    The Start

    Riverside, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5RS, Wales
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    28/01/2018 29/01/2018
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Reviewed 4 November 2017

    This was a two night stay on the Offa’s Dyke path – a chance to take a break and explore Hay. Liz was a great host, it felt like home. A fine position right on the river Wye across the bridge from the town. A...More

    Thank Judi W
    Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 6 November 2017

    Thankyou for taking the time and effort to write us a review, it really matters to us that our guests have a great visit and enjoy their stay with us. We hope you had a lovely walk, you certainly had some nice weather. Hope to...More

    Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

    This lovely B&B just across the river has the charm and creature comforts you expect from quality accommodation. From the hearty welcome through to their care and attention to detail, we had an enjoyable and relaxing stay

    Thank SteveCairns
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 11 October 2017

    Thank you so much for your review I am glad you appreciated the care we take with our guests. I hope you will return in the future. Kind regards Liz at the Start.

    Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

    The Start - so named because it is right on the river Wye, next to a boat race start point - was a high point of our week-long walk on the Offa's Dyke Path. Breakfast - great. Especially the salmon and homemade muesli. And the...More

    Thank Eric K
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 5 October 2017

    Thank you both for appreciating the service I give to all my guests , Most of you walkers enjoy putting dry boots on the next day! I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your walk and got home safely. Kind regards Liz at the...More

    Reviewed 26 September 2017

    The Start was our second (6 September) stop on a week's cycling holiday with Wheeley Wonderful Cycling in Breacon Beacons. We (two males from Norway) opted for this B&B because of previous good reviews, and because we hoped it would be quiet at night. And,...More

    Thank 196Ole
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 5 October 2017

    Thank you both for your glowing review . It is so good to be appreciated it makes it all worth while! I hope the rest of your cycling trip went well and your journey back to Norway was good. Kind regards Liz at the Start.

    Reviewed 26 September 2017

    Liz did all she could to make our stay pleasant, even brushing the mud off our boots in the evening after our muddy walks. She makes the bread, jams, smoked salmon, and fetches the eggs from the hens in the yard - she loves to...More

    Thank chrissy486
    Response from dawn&steve, Manager at The StartResponded 5 October 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a good review . Thank you also for sending me the key back so quickly . I hope you enjoyed your visit and went home with good memories of your time with your friends. Kind regards...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • US$120 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 3
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    • Hay-on-Wye
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    Mark S
    30 August 2017|
    Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
    Sorry we do not have dogs!
    3 March 2017|
    Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
    Sorry fully booked for Hay Festival. Good luck! Regards Liz.
    22 January 2017|
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    Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
    At the moment I have a double ensuite available or a twin room for the 31st of March and 1st of April Regards Liz.
    Room Tips
    "the room overlooking the river is lovely"
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    "For a family group there is a good choice of twin rooms with an adjoining bathroom, offerering some privacy"
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    "there's only 4 or 5 rooms, but all good!"
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    "St Mary's room has a wonderful riverside view"
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