a wonderfully old-fashioned hotel in Wales - The Metropole Hotel & Spa is the highest AA rated hotel and spa in Mid Wales, located in the heart of the historic spa town of Llandrindod Wells. Built in 1896, it is still privately owned by Justin Baird-Murray, great great grandson of the Founder. I took the pictures in the morning when the bar was still closed. I was very impressed with the elegant and almost luxury atmosphere of this lovely, old hotel which may remind of glorious times. Lots of friendly servants were busy in the dining hall. One old servant looked like a figure from a Buster Keaton film.
Two German groups were overnighting here when we stayed at this hotel, but I observed also some nice old English or Welsh ladies who might stay here for some weeks taking a bath and finding some wellness. It is a hotel where you can enjoy your whole day, and as my mother once told me old English couples, ladies and sirs would love to live in a hotel. I'm sure here you can feel well and finely cared for with love. Honestly, I myself love old merry British hotels with lots of steps and labyrinthian ways to the room, separated water taps, fixed shower heads, three and more cushions on the bed ... other continentals occasionally complain about. But if I would book a double room, I would asked for twin beds, we Germans prefer a bit distance while sleeping.
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