More exciting news is happening in Barry, as we have now had the news confirmed that the Mount Sorrel Hotel is to be revived under the new name of ‘The Mount Rooms’.
The Property Index is the name of the company that has bought the site and they told ‘The Daily Vale’ that they want to bring the former Mount Sorrel hotel back to its glory. They also already have bookings for their launch which is due to open on December 1st with around 13 rooms, then a further 15 rooms opening at a later date. We caught up with the people who are working on the hotel to ask a few questions and this is everything we know.
What is the aim for the mount rooms?
“The aim for The Mount Rooms is to offer exceptional value for money without compromising the quality. Plus we aim to bring back a much wanted treasure and Landmark of Barry into full use so that people can once again create their memories and also have a good experience when they stay with us. We are able to offer services the likes of Premier inn, Travelodge and the holiday inn can’t, such as a function room, a choice of two bars, games room and gym facilities – we already have bookings on rooms and we haven’t marketed or opened which is such a positive sign!”
Progress is being made… pic.twitter.com/SOnArfZbuO
— The Mount Rooms (@MountRooms) 22 October 2016
How did it come about?
“Well originally we looked to open a co-living shared accommodation for professionals on a permanent basis, however it was pretty clear that the local community and the council wanted the property to stay as a hotel and after doing extensive research it was obvious how loved the building is by the community.”
When’s the likely opening date?
“We are looking to open on the 1st December but only with 13 rooms. The reception will be completely changed, as will be the 13 rooms we are currently working on. Given the layout of the building we are able to open these 13 rooms and work on the next 15 while the hotel is open. This will give us further sustainability and will make our business model more viable.”
Can you explain a little bit about those involved in the project?
“The company behind the project focus on property development, investment and asset management and with this property they are looking to add to their hotel/short stay side of their portfolio. With The Mount Rooms and the many options it has, it sits perfectly in their plans.”
This is certainly is more amazing news for Barry and accommodation is something that the town has been crying out for. Not only that, who hasn’t been to a wedding at the former Mount Sorrel, it certainly adds another quality function room that would be available to hire. Who remembers an Evening with Jamie Roberts at The Mount Sorrell a few years back? Would love to see more events like this in Barry. Anyway, that’s all we know so far, please check their twitter account out @mountrooms and their new website at www.themountrooms.co.uk.
P.S. more rooms available for GlastonBARRY weekend in July!