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Just a note to thank you for the weekend we spent with you at the Commodore. All the staff were really helpful and the food was well cooked and sufficient amounts for hungry walkers and all at a very reasonable price

Regards David & Val Bird

History

The Hotel Commodore was originally a two story building built c1882 by the Rector Archdeacon de Winton and is very much in the style of the Arts and Craft movement that became very popular during this period.

When the Archdeacon de Winton died in 1885, the family sold the Rectory to a Doctor Greenway who then added a two further storey’s change it use into a hotel and renamed it to the Plas Winton Hotel. The Commodore has remained very much unchanged on the outside since that day.

Hotel Commodore Llandrindod Wells
RAMC soldiers outside the Plas Winton Hotel (now the Commodore Hotel), Llandrindod Wells. Some in uniform and some in "Kitchener's blues" uniforms, these men are from the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) training regiment circa the end of 1914 or start of 1915.
Date: 12/1914 


The Commodore and the war efforts

During World War I the hotel became a Training Camp to the Royal Army Medical Corps and was set up as a hospital tending to the sick soldiers from the trenches. It was after the war the Hotel was aptly renamed the Hotel Commodore.

During its time as a Hotel The Commodore has also seen many distinguished guests cross its threshold, some of whom include many well-known personalities, even Royal Patronage when the King of Jordan visited Llandrindod Wells he stayed at the Commodore. To accommodate the Kings demands one of the hotel bathrooms was especially commissioned for his stay and is still intact today.


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