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The Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa is a fantastic place to stay near Swansea. The hotel is delightfully located in a semi-rural area, but only half a mile from Bridgend town centre and minutes from Junction 35 of the M4. You'll be near both coast and countryside but within easy reach of the city too.

Our modern, pet-friendly hotel in Bridgend boasts a range of rooms and full leisure facilities. But it's our prime location that really sets us apart. Just minutes away from the Glamorganshire heritage coastline, the vibrant capital of Cardiff and the cosmopolitan coastal city of Swansea, you'll be in a great position to see Wales at its very best.

Whether you're here on business or pleasure, there's plenty of opportunity to relax. Our leisure club and spa offers an indoor heated pool, spa treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, spa pool and fully equipped gym.

The Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa is also a great place to hold a conference, being halfway between Swansea and Cardiff. We are able to offer a flexible range of conference facilities and our coordinators would be delighted to help assist you in organising your event.

The Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa is close to everything in South Wales and an ideal place to stay near Swansea.

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Ewenny Road

Mid Glamorgan
CF35 5AW
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01656 668811


Please note - weddings and functions are held most weekends which may lead to increased noise levels and busy public areas. Guests aged 16 and under have special access times to the hotel's Leisure Club & Spa. Please contact the hotel for further details. Dogs are only allowed in certain pet friendly bedrooms, please check availability with the hotel prior to making a booking.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £10 per pet per night, prior arrangement required.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Bridgend restaurants don't come any more welcoming than at the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa.

Chef Simon Willows


Crane Restaurant

Our restaurant provides an exquisite dining experience, with unique Welsh charm always on the menu. We serve traditional and continental food to order, complemented by an excellent wine list. Our menu changes seasonally and our expert chef uses locally sourced ingredients where possible. We welcome residents or non-residents - so if you're looking for a great place to eat near Cardiff, the delightful Crane restaurant is the ideal choice.

Please note the Crane Restaurant is only open at lunchtime for Sunday lunch.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Ewennys Bar & Grill

Whether you come here to catch up with friends and colleagues over a drink or two or just to enjoy your own company, you'll love the newly refurbished Ewennys Bar & Grill. The bars relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a pre-dinner drink or a light snack. Anytime you're feeling peckish during the day, come join us and choose from a variety of foods from our comprehensive new bar menu. We welcome residents or non-residents.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Southerndown Golf Course

Southerndown Golf Course is a hidden gem, unique in offering part sandy links and part acid-heathland. Due to its terrain, it is one of the driest courses to be found throughout the land. The club offers all-year-round golf and is rarely closed to members and visitors. Southerndown is the nearest championship links-style course to the Celtic Manor resort.

Course information

Course Type: Championship
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6034 Yards
Handicap required


5.00 miles away in Southerndown


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £25.00
18 holes £50.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £20.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £20.00
Driving Range £1.00

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Royal Porthcawl has a status that puts it among the world's top golf courses. There have been many prestigious professional and amateur events held at the club over the years. Ranked No.22 in the UK and Ireland, the chance to play this superb course is not to be missed and its just eight miles from the hotel.

Course information

Course Type: Championship
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6303 Yards
Handicap required


8 miles away in Porthcawl


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £115.00
Trolley hire £12.50
Club hire £35.00
Tuition £25.00
Driving Range £4.50

Spa & Leisure

With an excellent range of facilities, the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to unwind. If you're looking for a great gym in Bridgend, we welcome non-residents by offering affordable membership packages.


Unwind and Relax

There's nothing quite like a pampering session to relax your mind, body and soul. In this great spa hotel near Cardiff, you can enjoy a treatment or two that will leave you refreshed and invigorated.

With a range of facilities including our spa pool, sauna, steam room, indoor heated pool - complete with mood lighting - the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to unwind. We also offer a range of male and female spa and beauty treatments at very competitive prices.

Please note: Guests aged 16 years and under have special access times to the hotels Leisure Club & Spa. Please contact the hotel for further details

No. of treatment rooms: 3
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 30

Children under 12 years of age require adult supervision at all times.

Opening times

Monday: 09:00- 19:00
Tuesday: 09:00- 19:00
Wednesday: 09:00- 19:00
Thursday: 09:00- 19:00
Friday: 09:00- 19:00
Saturday: 09:00- 19:00
Sunday: 09:00- 19:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Spa pool

  • Fully equipped gym

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Sauna

  • Steam room

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Relax in our Herons Leisure Club pool area and enjoy mood lighting plus soothing, luxurious interiors while you take a dip. Our gym is air-conditioned with modern equipment for those who want to push themselves a little harder.



We offer a range of male and female spa and beauty treatments at very competitive prices.

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Facial 25 £25.00
Manicure 30 £29.00
Pedicure 35 £29.00
Tanning 20 £15.00
Waxing 45 £35.00
Massage 1 Hour Full Massage 50 £45.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 25 £28.00
Hot Stone Massage 50 £50.00
Indian Head Massage 25 £28.00


At the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa, we add the personal touch to every wedding we host, making this hotel a great wedding venue in South Wales. You'll enjoy attention to detail and first-class service from the first canape to the last dance.


Wedding service and reception venue

We have a number of excellent rooms available for a wedding celebration:

Ibis - A splendid air-conditioned suite that accommodates a maximum of 160 guests for an evening reception, or 240 when used with the Crane restaurant

Kingfisher - Glistening with crystal chandeliers, this suite accommodates a maximum of 160 guests

Heron, Boardroom and Mallard - these smaller suites are perfect for a more intimate celebration and can accommodate 40-50 guests.


We offer wide range of options for wedding packages in Bridgend that include both main meals and evening buffets. Wedding breakfast menus are selected with great care and all meals are planned with the utmost attention to detail - from a four or five course banquet to a simple buffet. Rely on our professional wedding planners to ensure your wedding is everything you dreamed it would be.


Registry office:
Bridgend Registration District
The Register Office, Sunnyside, Bridgend CF31 4AR
01656 642391

General Manager Carolyn Powell and her Deputy Manager Mark Burgess head the team of experienced Wedding organisers.

For any enquiries please call Carolyn Powell on 01656 668811

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M4, J35, 4.00 miles
Nearest train station: Bridgend Railway Station, 1.50 miles
Nearest airport: Cardiff, 16.00 miles
Free parking on site (160 spaces)
On site disabled parking (3 spaces)

Ewenny Road
Mid Glamorgan
CF35 5AW

What's nearby?


  • Cardiff Millennium Stadium (20 miles)

  • Liberty Stadium Swansea (23 miles)

  • Cardiff City Stadium (20 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • St Fagans National History Museum (18 miles)

  • Cardiff Castle (20 miles)

  • Porthcawl Seaside Town (7 miles)

  • Glamorgan Heritage Coastline (3 miles)

  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Bridgend (3 miles)


  • Bridgend Town Centre (1 miles)

  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Bridgend (3 miles)

  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Bridgend (3 miles)

  • Cardiff (20 miles)

  • Swansea (23 miles)

  • Bristol (59 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

The Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa makes for a great conference venue near Swansea and Cardiff.


With several rooms to choose from, the hotel can accommodate events attended by anything from 2 to 200 delegates in our larger Ibis and Kingfisher suites. In addition, we have smaller suites that can accommodate more intimate meetings of up to 50 guests. All rooms benefit from natural daylight and free Wi-Fi. The Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa is also ideally situated between Swansea and Cardiff, within easy reach of Junction 35 of the M4.


Our experienced events management team will be on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly. We offer a range of packages to suit your budget, which include everything you might need from flipcharts to audio-visual and conference equipment. Throughout your meeting, you'll be supplied with constant refreshments. Should delegates wish to stay over, we offer excellent rates, inclusive of meals and with full use of all hotel facilities.

Available room set ups

U shape

Ibis Court

Our newly refurbished Ibis Court Suite is now equipped with the latest audio visual equipment built into the room.

Huckleberry Suite

Our Huckleberry Suite is equipped with modern meeting desks and 8 hour conference chairs.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Kingfisher 180 65 45 45 130
Boardroom 50 20 20 25 40
Bittern Room 35 18 18 20 30
Ibis Court 200 80 50 50 170
Mallard Suite 45 18 18 20 40
Huckleberry Suite 35 18 18 20 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 906 traveller reviews
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Good Hotel...just a little blip

18/02/2019 Peterdelg, Bacup, United Kingdom

We booked through hotels.com and chose not to order breakfast but on arrival decided to pay for breakfast separately for the Saturday morning. On getting to the dining room we were offered a choice on... more


Larger rooms than most hotels

17/02/2019 Shimmy192, Doncaster, United Kingdom

I have visited Bridgend many times over the years on business and only just recently found out about this hotel- since my colleague uses it regularly and I stayed in the same hotel as him. The rooms a... more


very helpful and great staff

16/02/2019 20Sarah19, Blaenau Gwent, United Kingdom

We had a great stay, room 49 bed was huge for my mother and I, shower was fabulous and the treatments well they was out of this world, loved the lighting in the pool area, dinner was great, breakfast ... more


Overnight stay

09/02/2019 bigmacSwansea, swansea

Check in was fine but got to our room there were cobwebs dangling and stains on the ceiling also the tap in the bathroom was leaking. Went down to the spa and steam room wasn't working and pool was co... more


Leisure club member - Always given 5* but sadly it's 1* until improvements

03/02/2019 863debbiew, Cowbridge, United Kingdom

I speak on behalf of myself and other leisure club members: we are the loyal ones, the ones who always pay our monthly membership, the ones always there to build up the spa to other guests, the ones w... more

Owner Response
Heronston01, General Manager at Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your review, I am sorry to read you are unhappy with the pool facilities at the hotel. In answer to your query, we are fully aware of the issues with our pool and have signs apologising to our leisure members at the sign in desk. We are aware of the steam room which has been repaired and the issue with the pool heating & air conditioning machine. In fact the pool was closed while the temperature was at it lowest. The heating element of the machine was repaired on Saturday and we await a part for the air conditioning element of the machine. There are no and have not been any gym machines out of order in this time. We do listen to our members and have spoken to numerous members throughout the time that we have had an issue in this area and will continue to speak to them directly. It is unfortunate that this machine has broken down but we ensure that all machinery is serviced regularly to try to prevent breakdowns like this. I hope you can understand we do all that we can to resolve these issues in the quickest time possible. Kind regards General Manager