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    Celtic Manor Resort Hotel near Cardiff in south Wales

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    Indoor pool & spa - adults only at times but another pool on resort is open for kids

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    Numerous golf courses at this former Ryder Cup venue

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    Numerous award winning restaurants on the resort

luxury celtic manor resort hotel, newport, south wales

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The Celtic Manor Resort offers luxury on a grand scale, encompassing a wealth of world-class facilities including 3 hotels and 6 restaurants, set amongst 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley, South Wales. Guests can choose to stay in the luxurious five star Resort Hotel, four star 19th century Manor House or the Newbridge on Usk country inn, situated just a short drive from the Resort itself. Each hotel has its own style and atmosphere, allowing you to select your ideal surroundings for a relaxing break.  Whether it’s action-packed or laid-back, for family fun with something for everyone, Celtic Manor offers the perfect escape.
The Resort Hotel: A soaring atrium, distinctive design and informal traditional luxury, the Resort Hotel provides space to unwind and put back a little of what life takes out. 330 bedrooms, bars and restaurants, boutique shops.
The Manor House: Historic country house charm combined with modern comforts. 70 bedrooms, bar and restaurant.
The Newbridge on Usk: This five star ‘restaurant with rooms' is a quaint and cosy 200 year old country inn, situated in an idyllic location on the banks of the River Usk. 6 stylish en-suite bedrooms, award-winning restaurant, fishing.

Activities at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel in Newport Wales include:


  • Golf (of course) – three championship courses and one of the best golf academies in Europe
  • Adventure golf  
  • Treetop ropes adventure
  • Two luxurious spas, heated indoor swimming pools & jacuzzis, two health & fitness clubs
  • Outdoor adventure playground
  • Woodland walks and mountain biking
  • Early dinner, childcare, pyjama parties and organised activities for children
  • Indoor soft play
  • Outdoor pursuits including fishing and clay pigeon shooting
  • Family games room
  • Tennis
  • And the list of activities goes on....

Gift Experiences Available at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel:


  • Golf experiences at the home of the historic 2010 Ryder Cup
  • Spa experiences
  • Activity experiences
  • Dining experiences
  • Luxury escapes

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One of the best resort in region, lovely location, over looking golf course from bed room out door activity. fine dining and breakfast. Massage and spa perfect relaxing. Excellent place to stay at any time. Rating 5 out of 5, Dec 2015.
We stayed here on the 29/11 (a sunday) we got the dinner bed and breakfast rate but decided to arrive early and go for the buffet lunch instead of dinner. Had lunch in the olive tree and it was very nice, great selection and very tasty. We was lucky that our room was ready early so we could check in (we were all prepared to wait having got our swimming things ready to waste time by the pool) after lunch we took our son (3) down to the Dylans den kids club expecting the kiddy session to be on that runs from 2 for 2-5 year olds (and mum and dad can have a few childless hours!) but we was told it doesn't run on sundays as the nannies didn't work that day, a bit disappointed as i didn't find any info on this on the activity sheet given or on the web site (and we fancied a cheeky massage!), but oh well, the soft play was open that he really enjoyed. Popped up to the room before swimming and it was lovely, large room and bathroom with shower and bath, clean and nice and warm! Swimming was lovely and the facilities and great, bubble pools in both male and female changing rooms and sauna ect, our son really enjoyed the pool too, nice little pool for the kiddies. We also took him to the santa's grotto, it its self was very good, but unfortunately he was a little to frightened to enjoy it and for his age there was a bit to much hanging about. Got a bill popped under the door in the morning, unfortunately we hadn't had any thing that was on there but a call to reception fixed that no bother! breakfast was nice to, good selection. (morning sickness ruined it for me tho!) check out was quick and simple. so all in all it was a great stay, loads to do for every one, good food and service! Rating 5 out of 5, Nov 2015.
We stayed at the manor house. The website says the rooms have recently been refurbished. They certainly didn't appear to be recently refurbished! The lighting in the room was dreadful however the room was extremely clean. The staff in the manor house and it's restaurant le patio were fantastic, helpful and friendly and couldn't fault them at all. However, it was extremely annoying to have to pay £16 for a round of mini golf for 4 people. For a 5 star resort I would certainly expect these kind of activities to be free. Or at least free for the guests. Considering we paid a touch over £150 to stay in the manor house for one room, it seems incredibly tight fisted to be charging for extras left, right and centre. As it was Halloween kids could get their faces painted. For £5!!!! Absolutely ludicrous. Some of the staff in the main hotel were unapproachable and dismissive. Especially one of the girls on the spa reception, she seemed more interested in talking to her friend/colleague instead of the guests. I'm not sure I'd return, unless there was an amazing deal on, I think I'd try somewhere a bit cheaper that didn't try and extort money out of me at every opportunity. Rating 3 out of 5, Oct 2015.
Beautiful hotel, room gorgeous the staff were very friendly very professional. The decor in the hotel was lovely the hotel is definitely with the 5 stars with all the facilities. Had a great price for this hotel and will certainly return in the future. Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
Stayed here on Mon and wed night. Once again could not fault the hotel or the staff. Highly recommend this hotel for couples or families. From check in to departure the staff were on hand for all your needs. Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
We often pass the Celtic Manor on route to visit family in Cardiff. As it was my mums 60th we booked to stay on a Sunday night, dinner, bed & breakfast. We also booked afternoon tea as a celebration. Greeted on arrival by very friendly staff. They aren't "to in your face" like some hotel staff can be. Fantastic surroundings and the foyer/lobby of the hotel is breathtaking. Our room was spacious, light and airy. And once again the view was amazing. Afternoon tea was served at the 2010. A quick minibus trip watching the golfers and we were there. We had the autumn afternoon tea, very delicious but we had to keep asking for our drinks to be replenished. Would have been nice to have the teapot left on the table. However the staff were very attentive. We used the spa facilities which were just what we needed after a very long day. Dinner in the evening was very nice. Plenty of choice and exceptional service by the staff once again. Breakfast was as good as dinner the night before. Will be bringing the hubby next time. Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
This is the third stay at this hotel and once again had a great time. Chocolates for birthday in the room was a lovely touch. Room was supposed to be superior ( no standard rooms left) however not sure what we got for the extra money as having stayed here before, this was the smallest room I have had. Having said that the room was lovely. Rating 4 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Stayed in Early August, took advantage of a dinner/breakfast special offer which made our stay very affordable. Our room had spectacular views over newport and beyond as our room was situated on the top floor. The food in the olive tree restaurant was very nice if a bit random at dinner but the breakfast was excellent, fresh, good quality and there was Lots of choice. The room was a little dated, still very nice but perhaps time for a slight spruce up?? The staff were very friendly and the hotel surroundings were delightfully peaceful. Tip. Parking in the under ground car park is very expensive so park in the large out door car park by the Manor House and catch the shuttle bus to save your self Money. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
I took my mother who is 80 and disabled for a treat. It was a fabulous experience from the moment we arrived. Our luggage was delivered to our room and car parked. By the valet. The room was lovely view of God course on s nice sunny day. We were transported by the mini bus adapted for her scooter with ease and taken to our spa treatment and then to rafters for a delicious meal. The whole experience was wonderful. I would definitely go here again without doubt. The leisure facilities were great and had amazing decor. The only one difficult we had was the steps in the golf club to enter the spa as no ramp. After a lovely meal we returned to merlons piano bar for an evening of entertainment where you can also have numerous cocktails. Breakfast was very tasty with a wide choice. A quality hotel well worth a visit. Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
When we first drove through the gates of Celtic manor I was so excited and my mom was saying look kids CELTIC MANOR!!!! Lol! When we saw the lodges I was shocked and amazed because I knew it was a five star straight away.so when I waked in the lodge my baby cousin Sebastian was running round it shouting wodge!!(which means lodge.)as soon as we all unpacked our bags all of the men went to the fridge and grabbed a can of fosters or strongbow and went in the hot tub with me.(I just had a can of coke! Lol)but just thank you Celtic manor for making my holiday a lovely time with my family!!! Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Stayed in the new Lodges overlooking the lake. Beautiful scenery, peaceful surroundings. Swimming Pools are excellent. Restaurants are lovely, breakfast is amazing(Sausages are delicious). Many great facilities for kids, Mini-Golf, Tree tops, Games room ETC. Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
This hotel is very much family orientated, with a wide range of activities to keep the kids busy and a spa for a little bit of time out for the adults. The rooms were highly satisfactory but the spare bed was uncomfortable and hard. Mealtimes were expensive but offered a wide range of food in a buffet layout. Breakfasts were exciting and I got to try a different meal each day. The swimming facilities were well kept but the rules for taking children in were a little harsh. DVD players are available to hire for your stay, you are charged a deposit which is given back to you after safe return. This hotel is a short drive away from Cardiff and the Doctor Who Experience and would be ideal for a small family or any dedicated golfers. Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Lovely room, good breakfast and excellent facilities but you need a bucket of money to eat and enjoy the activities. Gym and pool are free to use and excellent quality. Another bonus is the gorgeous Elemis toiletries in the room. Will definitely go again. It's a luxury alternative to Center Parcs without the cycling or water park (which is the best bit - so maybe not!! ) Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Our room was fantastic, we had all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. The views were fantastic and the staff were so lovely. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. We had buffet breakfast. It was great to see food labelling which provided nutrition information. The hotel also had leisure facitilities including heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room. It was great that they provided periods of time during the day specifically for families. Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We have friends who are gym members and they recommended the celtic manor for an activity day during the summer holidays. We took the children to play crazy golf, went to driving range and the children went swimming with our friends whilst my husband and I enjoyed lunch in Rafters. Would love to spend a weekend but I live close by so probably couldn't justify but seriously thinking about becoming a gym member! Wonderful Welsh cospitality!! Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Stayed here as a family of four on a 3 might stay. Friendly staff, lots to do for families, even if not a fan of golf. Two swimming pools, kids' club, activities for older kids, lots of restaurants and the complex is absolutely enormous, lots to explore. Food choice for lunch in the restaurants does not differ wildly and the menu for kids is not great. Breakfast is excellent. Rating 4 out of 5, Jul 2015.