Places to stay in Pontypridd

If you're visiting us for an open day, or simply want to explore the place you'll call home during your degree, there are plenty of places to stay to make the most of your visit.

Our Treforest and Glyntaff campuses are based in Pontypridd, in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, with beautiful scenery and rolling landscape. Here you'll find a mix of budget hotels, B&B's, cottages, luxury resorts and spas, all in close proximity to our campus.

To help you organise your trip, below, we've put together a list of popular places to stay in Pontypridd.

Don't forget, USW is one university across three locations. There's plenty to explore nearby, including Wales' capital city of Cardiff, the breathtaking Brecon Beacons, and the vibrant city of Newport.


Alternatively, you can view a full list of places to stay in Pontypridd on


The Blueberry Inn

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Why stay? A unique hotel offering a range of luxurious rooms from French antique style to a more modern and contemporary design. There are many activities to do in the surrounding area, and the hotel is a short distance from local shops and sights including Pontypridd Park and the museum.

Where is it? 6-8 Market Street, Pontypridd, CF37 2ST

Distance from campus: 2.4 miles to the Treforest campus.

How much? Typical price from £55 per night.


Heritage Park Hotel

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Why stay? Surrounded by history, the Heritage Park Hotel is a beautifully refurbished hotel offering elegant, stylish (but affordable) stays. Perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway!

Where is it? Coedcae Rd, Pontypridd CF37 2NP

Distance from campus: 4.2 miles to the Treforest campus.

How much? Typical price from £75 per night.


Llechwen Hall

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Photo credit: Llechwen Hall

Why stay? You will be surrounded by stunning views of the Welsh countryside in this 90’s hotel which has previously been a farmhouse and a primary school. This hidden gem is also only 20 minutes away from Cardiff, making it ideal for experiencing a mix of city and country life.

Where is it? Llanfabon, Nelson, Pontypridd CF37 4HP

Distance from campus: 6.4 miles to the Treforest campus.

How much? Typical price from £52 per night.


Premier Inn Llantrisant

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Why stay? At the Premier Inn in Llantrisant, you will be a short distance from Cardiff, local beaches, golf clubs and other hotspots to really make the most of your trip.

Where is it? Gwaun Elai Magden Park CF72 8UX

Distance from campus: 7.6 miles from Treforest campus

How much? Typical price from £35.50 per night


Yr Hen Bopty

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Photo credit: Yr Hen Bopty/Air BnB

Why stay? This renovated cottage is located close to the centre of Pontypridd and is in an ideal location to visit local attractions including Bike Park Wales, Zip World Forest, Cardiff and the Brecon Beacons

Where is it? Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales, United Kingdom

Distance from campus: About 3-4 miles from Treforest Campus

How much? Typical price from £133.25 per night


Ty Ffarm at Gellilwch

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Photo credit: Ty Ffarm at Gellilwch/Air BnB

Why stay? This 19th-century farmhouse offers views of the stunning Welsh valleys, is situated close to a range of pubs and restaurants and is ideal for a peaceful getaway.

Where is it? Gellilwch Farm, Graigwen, Pontypridd, CF37 3NW

Distance from campus: 3.4 miles from Treforest Campus

How much? Typical price from £133.25 per night


Considered Cardiff?

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Cardiff is only a short journey from our campuses in Pontypridd. If you'd like to stay in the city, here are our top picks this month.

10 things to do in pontypridd

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To save you a frantic Google search, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to do whilst you’re visiting us in Pontypridd. 

Getting to pontypridd

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Take a look at our Getting Here pages which have information on where you can find us and what you can do when you visit.

Explore Pontypridd

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From Pontypridd, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.