The hotel is conveniently located for those wanting a leisurely peaceful break within the Welsh countryside or for those who are thrill-seeking in the mountains.

Conveniently located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and only 27 miles from Cardiff Bay, 28 miles from Swansea, 22 miles from the beaches of Porthcawl and 25 miles from famous Barry Island. We are the ideal place to base yourself for exploring the vast range of things to see and do in mid and south Wales.

Whether you are looking for that relaxing get out of the rat race break for two or a full on keep the kids entertained holiday we have got you covered.

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park is an area of outstanding beauty whatever the season or weather. Offering fantastic panoramic mountainous views to rolling green landscapes and mesmerizing waterfalls – you may even get to see some Welsh mountain ponies.

An ideal offering for both walkers, hikers, ramblers, mountain bikers or cyclists – whether you are on 2 feet, 2 wheels or 4 you will be blown away by what this natural wonder can offer.

Make sure you check out Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall and the Pontsticill Reservoir

For a more leisurely way to view then why not check out the Brecon Beacons Heritage Railway?


If you are looking for a bit more of a thrill than the stunning landscape then why not take a trip to Zip World – located only 8 miles from the hotel.

Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range offering boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is located at the old Tower Colliery.

Zip World Tower offers the only side by side tandem kart coaster which is the longest of its kind in Europe, along with world’s fastest seated zip line, Phoenix!!!

Fancy going underground? Why not check out Rhondda Cynon Taff in the Rhondda Valley here you will find some of the world’s most breathtaking caving networks.

If that doesn’t wet your appetite, then what about some watersports? Whether you choose the Brecon Beacons, Porthcawl or the many lakes and rivers you can choose from kayaking or canoeing

In addition, the local area also offers: rock climbing, abseiling, quad biking and gorge scrambling.


Family Friendly

For those who have younger children or those who are not thrill seekers, then why not check out the National Showcaves Centre for Wales which includes not only caves but a Shire Horse Centre and Farm, Museum and over 200 Dinosaurs – all of which are life sized!

For some historical visiting why not check out Cyfarthfa Castle, Museum and Art Gallery or Caerphilly Castle

Cyfarthfa Castle was built during the industrial revolution set in 160 acres of parkland, with formal gardens, a lake, childrens play area and model railway.

Caerphilly Castle was built in the 13th Century and even has its own leaning tower, it is the largest castle in Wales and the second only to Windsor Castle in Britain.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience – a visit where you can experience what it was like to be a miner in the colliery in one of the last remaining mines.



The Welsh countryside and the backdrop of the picturesque Brecon Beacons complemented by rolling farmland is a cyclist’s paradise – whether you are a road cyclist or mountain biker there are plenty of routes to test your strength and endurance.

Choose from the Taff Trail to the more gruelling Rhigos & Abderdare Mountains, take a route that covers Five Valleys or the ultimate Bwlch Mountain which has been included in one of the UK’s toughest rides – the Dragon Ride.

The Brecon Beacons offers many trails and routes for both road cycling and mountain biking, there is even family friendly off road routes to follow.

Don’t worry if you haven’t brought you bike either, you can always hire one.

Need an inner tube? Then why not visit Rhondda Cycle Centre a short walk down the high street from the hotel.



The Welsh countryside and the backdrop of the picturesque Brecon Beacons complemented by rolling farmland is a walker’s paradise – whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous hike there are plenty of routes to choose from.

The Pen Pych Waterfall Walk start and car park is only 3 miles from the hotel. At the summit it is a flat top mountain but you will see the impressive waterfall on the way up.

If you fancy something a little woodier, then there are several forest walks and country park walks located near us.



The Cardiff Arms Bistro and Hotel is conveniently located for any keen golfer that wants to challenge their drive whilst enjoying fantastic scenery the area has to offer.

Rhondda Golf Club – Rhondda Golf Club combines the wonderful wildness of the area with a challenging golf course and stunning views that will take your breath away.

Aberdare Golf Club – Founded in 1921, it has been a well-established facility in the heart of the Cynon Valley for many years.

Llantrisant and Pontyclun Golf Club – Llantrisant & Pontyclun Golf Club is a ‘hidden jewel’ situated in the heart of Talbot Green

Mountain Ash Golf Club – Mountain Ash Golf Club nestles on top of Cefnpennar Mountain with breathtaking views to the north as far as the Brecon Beacons and stunning views of the surrounding Cynon Valley.

Pontypridd Golf Club – Over 100 years old, Pontypridd Golf course lies between the Bristol Channel at Cardiff and the foot of the Rhondda Valleys in a beautiful part of Wales, affording wonderful natural vistas where buzzards can be seen hovering over fairways.

Glynneath Golf Club – Glynneath Golf Club lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park – an area of outstanding natural beauty . They offer one of the most interesting and varied golf courses in Wales – few courses offer the golfer such variation!