And the award goes to…

Welsh Rarebits and Great Little Places members came away from the AA Hospitality Awards 2017 with a clutch of accolades last night.

The prestigious event was held in London and was attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers and restaurateurs, hospitality gurus and key media. The Awards are a highlight in the industry calendar and recognises the excellent service provided by the very best establishments.

Wales’ first contemporary art hotel, Twr y Felin Hotel, was awarded AA Hotel of the Year, Wales.

The stunning Mansion House received AA Guest Accommodation of the Year, Wales.

Bryn Tyrch Inn is one of our newest members and triumphed in the Pub of the Year (Wales) category.

Michelin Star Restaurant James Sommerin scooped a whopping 4 Rosettes at the Awards.

These achievements reflect our Collection’s high calibre of accommodation and fantastic hospitality provided by our members. Our congratulations go out to all the winners.

Mid Wales’ Best Spa Hotels

It’s all about the Spa, it’s the latest must-have travel experience. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer from Welsh Rarebits hotels, focusing on MID WALES.

Lake Country House, Llangammarch WellsLake Spa PoolLake Spa

Spa stats. The Lake’s Kingfisher Spa has a proper, grown-up indoor pool, 50ft/15m long. Go swimming, chill out in the hot tub on the balcony overlooking the lake or use the sauna and gymnasium. Treatments and therapies include aromatherapy, reflexology, various massages, manicures, pedicures and facials.

In a sentence. This away-from-it-all hotel’s rest-and-relaxation rating has soared even higher thanks to its spa.

Metropole Spa Mid Wales Spa Hotel The MetropoleMetropole Hotel & Spa, Llandrindod Wells

Spa stats. This hotel has the heritage – it played the leading role in Llandrindod Wells’s booming Victorian spa era. How times change. The Metropole’s conservatory might be Victorian in style, but it houses a thoroughly modern spa with a ‘fantastic, surprisingly large’ 65ft/18m pool, thermal suites, Jacuzzi, fully equipped gymnasium and wide range of holistic, beauty and complementary therapy treatments.

In a sentence. A role model in turning yesterday’s hair-shirted spa holidays into the soothing, sybaritic experiences of today.

Peterstone Court Hotel & Spa, BreconMid Wales Spa Hotel Peterstone Court9651

Spa stats. Its old cellars have been imaginatively converted into a spa where beauty therapists offer a wide range of treatments, from luxury facials and relaxing massages to aromatherapy. There’s also a stress-busting relaxation room finished in soothing red tones. Other facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, air-conditioned gymnasium and outdoor heated swimming pool.

In a sentence. An intimate boutique spa that uses only natural organic products.

The hotels featured here have comprehensive spa facilities and are identified as such in their titles. Quite a few Rarebits Collection members in Mid Wales not mentioned above also offer treatments or have indoor pools and facilities.

The Falcondale, Lampeter offer a unique treatment called The Bowen Technique. Available by prior arrangement a qualified therapist will meet you at the hotel and the treatment will last for 1 hour. Other treatments available by request are reflexology, Indian head massage, sports massage, deep tissue and holistic massage.

Top Travel Awards for Caemorgan Mansion

Caemorgan Mansion Guest House has been named the 9th best B&B in the UK and 17th in the world in the prestigious Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards 2016.

Almost 100 per cent of visitors to Cardigans only five Star AA graded guest house, which is a member of the Welsh Rarebits collection of independent, luxury hotels and guest houses, rated the classically-styled accommodation as excellent.

The guest house, which is run on green energy, offers warm welcoming rooms and exceptional quality food in a tastefully restored 19thcentury mansion. Located just minutes away from the coast, a stay at Caemorgan Mansion is ideal for guests looking to explore nearby Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire or indulge in some dolphin watching from Mwnt beach.

Double rooms start at £110 a night.

Caemorgan Mansion, Cardigan Coast

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards 2016, Caemorgan Mansion, Cardigan Coast, Wales, Part of the Welsh Rarebits Collection

Caemorgan is a luxury small mansion that redefines the concept of guest house. An inspired restoration has created warm, super-comfortable accommodation with all the features of a top hotel. Interesting hosts – and exceptional food that has never seen a HP sauce bottle.

The kitchen is totally self-sufficient with David Harrison-Wood, a remarkably good cook – actually, deserves the appellation ‘chef’ – creating cleverly flavoured, well-balanced dishes unmatched by many professionally trained counterparts.

The location is ideal. Caemorgan is well-placed for Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire – the coast is just minutes away.