My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights on a KGB deal. When I booked the room pictures online looked ok. The hotel is in a good location, has fantastic views, friendly, helpful staff and offers a good breakfast however it is greatly let down by the state of the bedrooms.
Our initial room was a double but no bath (which we had specified); this was promply changed by the receptionist to another room which unfortunately was a twin room; this was again changed to a double with bath on the third floor at the front of the hotel which had great views of the mountains. Unfortunately the room itself didn't appear to have undergone a brilliant refurbishment; the bed was comfy however the covers were not, no duvet just a sheet and wooly blanket with a not very nice throw on the top; the bathroom could have done with a little bit more TLC but it was functional and the water was hot and lots of it available. A portable heater was in the room as the radiators went off during the evening. We would have had no problems staying in this room the second night but were unable to due to the curtains falling down after being opened on our first morning there.
This was reported first thing and we expected the curtains to be up when we got back to the hotel in the evening, unfortunately this hadn't happened and we were advised the handyman only came in once a week; we were offered another room. At this point we were hungry and wanting to go get some dinner so took the next room offered which had a double and a single bed plus bath located on the second floor at the front of the property.
It was clear this room had not undergone much refurbishment and it was later in the evening when we noticed how bad the room was; very dated, stained walls, cobwebs in an alcove and on the ceiling near the curtains, the bathroom had not been updated and still had someone elses soap on the shower tray. There was no heater in this room and so it was a little cold during the night.
It also felt like the room was haunted as the T.V switched itself on and off at least four times during the night.
All this aside we did enjoy our visit but would not return and pay the price the hotel asks.
- Also Known As:
- The Royal Ship Hotel Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The team offer you a warm welcome to The Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau. The Royal Ship Hotel is an early 19th century Coaching Inn, in the heart of the old Market Town of Dolgellau. We are ideally situated to explore the beauty of North and Mid Wales. Located in the picturesque Snowdonia National Park. The Hotel is surrounded by mountains, rivers and fishing lakes and is only a few minutes drive from the coast of the Irish Sea. It is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or short break. The Hotel offers 23 bedrooms. There are 17 en suite rooms and the remaining 6 rooms have private allocated bathrooms. You can choose between Single, Double, Twin or Triple rooms. Some of our rooms have an attractive view over the Town Square and the Cader Idris Mountain Range. All rooms are well equipped with tea & coffee facilities, TV and local tourist information. We can cater for large groups and families. Pets welcome.Surrounded by Mountains, Rivers, Lakes and the Seaside, you are spoiled for choice with the activities this stunning landscape has to offer. Walking, Biking, Lake & River Fishing, Wild Water Rafting, Canoeing, Hill Climbing, High Adventure Parks, Trekking, Golfing, Bird Watching, atmospheric native Welsh Castles and the magnificent Edwardian World Heritage Castles. So whatever your interest or passion for the outside world involves, The Royal Ship is the place for you.This historic Coaching Inn has 23 individually furnished bedrooms, a residents bar, public bar with games room and a restaurant. ... more less