We opened the Roost in October 2019 and we've now had plenty of guests stay and give their feedback. Here are some of the reviews taken from Google, FreetoBook and AirBnB. 

You can read what past guests had to say about the Roost here and via the links below:

FreetoBook reviews
Google reviews
AirBnB reviews

"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

"We stayed in the ensuite cabin and it was lovely, nice and clean with everything you needed in the kitchenette with some nice extra touches. Heating worked well and beds were comfy. Location was perfect for bikepark Wales which was the reason for our visit. We didn't use the bike storage box as we have a van so can't comment on that but looked secure enough. We have a long wheelbase van so parking was a little tight with the site being full but still manageable. The shower was not very hot but this was the only minor negative, everything else was perfect. There is a communal firepit seating area which is a nice touch. The village has a few different takeaways and a shop if you need anything. Bikepark Wales is a few minutes away and can cycle there too off road so that was the prime selling point for this site location!" March 2022

"What a great little place! The location was perfect for a weekend mountain biking." 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

"Perfect accommodation for our trip to Bike Park. Really ideal in every respect." 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

"The Roost is perfect for camping trips and so well equipped. The kitchen had everything you could need and the shower / WC facilities were lovely and spacious and clean. Loved that everything had a log cabin feel, it feels super practical for a camping / biking trip whilst also feeling cosy. The location is perfect for access to BikePark Wales but also, as you are on the hill the views out are amazing!" 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

"Perfect stay for a few nights, a good compromise between camping and a hotel! Lots to do in the surrounding areas too." September 2021

  • 5 star review  I’m not sure there are any words to describe how perfect the Roost was, we stayed here for 2 nights and it was perfect! The cabin was absolutely immaculate and... read more

    thumb Sian C
    6th August 2021

    5 star review  Stayed at the Roost for a long weekend with a friend as we were mountain biking at Bike Park Wales and Cwmcarn. The site is very secure and mountain bike... read more

    thumb Jim Holgate
    11th October 2021

    5 star review  Great pods, very comfy and everything is very well presented and clean. Facilities are excellent too and caters for all your biking needs. A great location for any trip, especially... read more

    thumb Nigel Saxton
    9th December 2021
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  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

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  Stayed for two nights at the beginning of September. Great, well designed site to explore the area and in particular bike park Wales. Beds were comfortable, kitchens were... read more

    thumb Dominic
    6th October 2021

    5 star review  The Roost is a lovely place to stay. It has a lovely log cabin feel to all the facilities and the kitchen is so well equipped so you don’t really... read more

    thumb Olivia The Engineer
    6th December 2021
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  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

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  We had the most amazing weekend. This is the perfect place to stay for mountain biking and hiking. The cabin was so clean and the attention to the finer details... read more

    thumb Donna Goodwin
    11th November 2021

    5 star review  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