So what makes a Welsh Rarebit? You’re just about to dip into a guide containing 39 properties in Wales. They’re all different. Very different – everything from traditional country houses to cutting-edge luxury boutique hotels, relaxing spas to historic inns, in fact. And they’re all a million miles removed from the bland, corporate, soulless places run by the big boys of the so-called hospitality industry.
Ah, hospitality … now there’s a word. In its proper, warm and welcoming sense it’s one that can truly be applied to Welsh Rarebits hotels. Rarebits mightn’t conform to a standard pattern, but they do share a few things in common – and one of them is their genuine hospitality.
It’s why we always include a photograph of the hosts at each property (how many other hotel guides do that?). Rarebits are mainly small – to medium-sized. What’s more, they tend to be personally owned and run by hands-on hosts, which explains their high levels of care and service.
And, of course, there’s quality too. Membership to the Rarebits club is by invitation only. Over the last 30-odd years we have built up an international reputation as Wales’ leading collection of places to stay. We look at things like comfort, attention to detail, food, décor and all those small touches that add up to so much, separating the best from the rest. We even offer pet friendly hotels and dog friendly hotels too!
At the same time, we embrace individuality. Take a random look at a few of our properties. One might be a centuries-old inn where stagecoaches used to stop, another a trendy townhouse. Or cool, reinvented seaside hotel or very tasty restaurant with rooms.
They’re all different. But they’re all Rarebits.