The Roost opened in October 2019 and we've since had plenty of guests stay. Some have even come back more than once. You can read guest reviews here. 

Read feedback from past guests here and via the links below:

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AirBnB reviews

"Fantastic set up. Very clean and well appointed cabins. Good communication from Kath the host too. Beds were really comfy." August 2022

"Second time staying at the roost was amazing perfect if you are going to bike park wales or just want some quiet alone time away." August 2022

"Such an amazing place! It has everything you need and is a great base for Bike Park Wales. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this and think the owners have done a commendable job in designing and running this great place to stay!" August 2022

"Really lovely spot, nice and close to Bike Park Wales. Only stopped for a single night but had everything we needed. Plenty of information about facilities before & after arrival." July 2022

"Stayed here to go to bike park wales. Great location for this kind of trip. Will definitely be back." July 2022

"Great location for Bike Park Wales, kitchens are perfectly good for 4 people." July 2022

"Brilliant place to stay for biking and walking. Great facilities and Kath is so welcoming and friendly. Will definitely be back!" July 2022

"Another great stay at the Roost! Love this place, always a pleasure to come back" July 2022

"Perfect location for bike park wales and exploring the Brecon Beacons national park . Has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay." July 2022

"What a fantastic place!! The facilities provided were first class!! Fully equipped kitchen, except for an oven but had electric hob, kettle, fridge, pots and pans. Excellent toilet and showering facilities. The pod where I stayed was spacious for 2 people and if your concerned about the bunk beds like I was... don't be!! They took my weight of 18 stone. Easy access to Bike Park Wales. There's a Tesco 10mins away if you need provisions. I cannot rate this place enough and the host Kath, was very quick to respond to msgs and sent me really easy to understand instructions on access to the accommodation. I also thought that the posters that were placed everywhere were really useful too." June 2022

"A beautiful hidden gem, the Roost offers lovely accommodation set within a secluded tree setting but close to all amenities, it's very clean and offers everything you need for a relaxing stay." June 2022

"Another great stay at the Roost with an extra bonus of holiday weather this time! Really great accommodation, very clean with thoughtful touches you won't find anywhere else." June 2022

"Perfect place to stay if you want a simple and outdoorsy place close to Bike Park Wales. The hosts are very friendly and forthcoming, and do their best to keep the park environmentally friendly." April 2022

"We are regular visitors to the roost and every time we stay, the accommodation is always clean and welcoming. Everything has been thought of to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Seeing the birds on the feeders was an extra bonus this time! Great location for bike park Wales and everything else in the Cardiff and Brecon Beacons area." April 2022

"Super location for Bike Park Wales. Very secure for all our bikes. The cabins are extremely warm, clean and very comfortable. The views are amazing especially with an early morning cup of coffee made in the well equipped, private kitchen. The shower and loo were also warm and clean too, great to have a private facility. We’ll definitely be back in the summer." April 2022

"We would 100% recommend this place to others and will definitely be visiting again! The site is clean, well maintained and is in an excellent location for anyone keen to go walking, biking etc. A brilliant find!!" March 2022

"The cabin was an excellent base for a weekend riding at Bike Park Wales. The accommodation was really comfortable and cosy. The drying room was vastly appreciated! Kath is a really friendly host, and kept contact from the booking and throughout our stay to ensure everything was up to scratch." February 2022

"If you are looking for something that is clean, comfortable and reasonably priced that is close to Bike Park Wales - this place is ideal. The facilities are well thought out and extremely practical and tick all the boxes. Even in winter the rooms were warm with plenty of room, even our beloved steeds got a bed for the night! I almost don't want to write a good review as otherwise others will book this place up! Kath was very helpful and maintained good contact pre and during our stay. Thank you so much for opening up for us. We will be back!" December 2021

"The first time we stopped we were in our campervan, this time we had 2 nights in a cabin and it was brilliant. All fitted out with everything you would need and it was lovely and cosy." December 2021

"Great place with excellent facilities and very easy access to Bike Park Wales. Will be back." November 2021

"Great location, has everything you need and nice cosy little cabins. This is my second stay and I will be staying again." November 2021

"Cosy, clean, comfortable and warm. Our first stay at the Roost but we would love to come back. The bathroom and cooking facilities were excellent (as was the bike cleaning facility). Our kids want to move in permanently!" November 2021

"This is a lovely little glamping site with great facilities. The cabins are warm and cosy, great independent kitchen and shower room. Handy bike wash area. A hidden gem that's becoming a favorite place for us to stay when visiting South Wales for mountain biking." October 2021

"Lovely little place to stay. Cabins are well maintained and have all that you need." October 2021

"Once again a great stay at the roost, even the very wet weather didn't dampen the experience. Everything you need for a cosy few nights stay in Merthyr." October 2021

"What a beautiful little place this was. I would definitely recommend this especially if you are looking to explore the local countryside or looking to ride at Wales bike park which is a 5 minute drive away. Impeccably clean and all facilities you could possibly need are provided. Thank you so much Kath and team..will definitely return next year." October 2021

  • Brilliant stay at the Roost. Really well set up, very clean, good bathrooms and kitchen facilities very well thought out. Brilliant Location for Bike Park Wales. Safe secure location for the bikes.... read more

    thumb Rob Holmes
    6th October 2021

    Very nice and simple place, absolutely spot on for outdoors activities !! Lovely hosts and perfect location, don't look further !! The cabins are very simple but have the necessary equipment.... read more

    thumb Eric Berghen
    20th April 2022

    It was seriously like what a safari holiday might be!! A small site with about 6 pods on and individual kitchen pods which had all the utensils, mugs, plates, cutlery,... read more

    thumb steve simpson
    29th June 2022
  • Great stay at The Roost. All the rooms, kitchen facilities and bathrooms were very clean. Host very accommodation and communicated with us before, during and after our stay. Good facilities for... read more

    thumb Christopher Gribbin
    6th August 2021

    My husband stayed here with his brother for a birthday trip. The Roost was so clean and welcoming. He really enjoyed the attention to detail in terms of all... read more

    thumb L Gooding (Mrs G)
    4th April 2022

    We had a brilliant stay at The Roost, we received a very warm welcome and quickly felt at home. Cabins are beautifully kept and clean with fully equipped bathroom and... read more

    thumb Grace Chapman
    20th June 2022
  • A hidden gem of a glamping site, a warm welcoming log cabin feel which is tucked away behind locked gates. The cabin, kitchen and shower room are all well stocked... read more

    thumb Amanda Dale
    22nd June 2022

    Stayed Monday to Friday and was perfect. In the middle of the woods with fire pit to sit round. Everything spotless glamping at its most perfect. Hostess so helpful chatty... read more

    thumb Lynne Sargent
    6th September 2021

    We stay here a lot- and keep coming back. Every time, the Roost gets even better. Very well maintained, a great place for groups of any size or solo. Bike... read more

    thumb Rich Humphry
    11th March 2022
  • My daughter and I come from Sweden (though she lives in Bristol) and we had a lovely stay at the Roost Medthyr Tydfil in the beginning of the summer. The... read more

    thumb Tina Quartey
    6th December 2021

    Really nice little place on the hill side, perfect for us who stayed just two nights, we were only down the road at bike park Wales. Brilliant little set up,... read more

    thumb Terry Howlett
    20th May 2022

    Recently stayed at the Roost with my family for a 2 day cycling trip to Bike Park Wales. Simple accommodation but very clean, warm and cosy. Great cooking facilities and... read more

    thumb Neil jago
    6th December 2021
  • Another 5* stay at The Roost Merthyr… This is our 3rd time staying here and we would thoroughly recommend it. See you again soon!

    thumb Ewan Elliott
    6th December 2021

    Great stay at The Roost, despite staying during Storm Eunice. All the rooms, kitchen facilities and bathrooms were very clean. Host always very accommodating and communicated with us before, during... read more

    thumb Christopher Gribbin
    11th March 2022

    The place is amazing, stayed for 2 nights while visiting Bike Park Wales. Booked out 2 cabins for 4 adults and all were throughly impressed (calls for another visit and... read more

    thumb james hynd
    11th September 2021