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The Ferns Guesthouse

Holyhead Road, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AN Wales
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#4 of 27 B&Bs in Betws-y-Coed
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We are a friendly 4* Victorian Guesthouse / Bed & Breakfast close to the centre of Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. We offer 7 comfortable and freshly decorated bedrooms all with: ●en-suite facilities ● digital flat-screen TV ●free WiFi ●generous hospitality tray ●complimentary toiletries ● room only or bed and breakfast rates available. We are perfectly situated for all the shops, restaurants, railway and major bus routes, including the Snowdon Sherpa service, and can offer our guests some private, off-road, parking. Get packed for Snowdonia's Mountains and Coast's activities and attractions: ● Hill walking & climbing ● Mountain Biking ● Canoeing ● Castles and antiquities ● Beaches, rivers, waterfalls and lakes ● Fishing ● Horse riding ● Golf ● Steam railways (including Snowdon Mountain, Ffestiniog etc) ● Mines and underground adventures ● The longest Zipwire in Europe
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Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Hiking
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
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Seating area
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Walk-in shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Cole_1957 wrote a review Sept 2023
Rochester, United Kingdom158 contributions10 helpful votes
We recently enjoyed a delightful stay for three nights at Sarah and Mark’s guest house, The Fern. It was very clean and comfortable, and in very good location. As vegans, we were well catered for at breakfast too. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 30 Sept 2023
Hello C & Y, Thank you for your kind words here on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to host your stay in Snowdonia and we're pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We're also happy that you enjoyed our breakfasts too! We hope that you can visit us again someday. All the very best, Sarah and Mark
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Marie wrote a review Aug 2023
24 contributions8 helpful votes
Five star all the way. Absolutely beautiful guest house. The whole place is immaculate. Our room was beautiful and it was so peaceful. We had a lovely two night stay at The Ferns Guest house. Sarah was absolutely lovely and even gave us advice on a amazing hike to do, which we did and it was fantastic. So pleased she told us about it. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 11 Aug 2023
Hello Marie, Thank you for staying with us here at The Ferns and for leaving this kind review of us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you enjoyed the hike too (one of our favourites!). Hope to see you both again sometime. All the best Sarah and Mark
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Stephen M wrote a review Jul 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second stay at the ferns. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in betwys coed this has to be the best. Impeccably clean, modern ensuire facilities, very comfortable beds, light and bright bedrooms, fantastic breakfast cooked to order, but above all what makes the ferns stand out is the great hosts Sarah and Mark. Thanks for a great stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 19 Jul 2023
Hello Stephen, Thank you for returning to The Ferns with your family for another stay with us and thank you too for these kind words. We're pleased that you enjoyed your time here again, despite some shocking weather on the Saturday! We hope that you continue to have a great holiday and that you can come back again someday. All the best Sarah and Mark
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Srinadh M wrote a review Jul 2023
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The Ferns was the perfect choice for our party of 6 - our family of 4 and 2 British friends who joined us during our trip to North Wales! Sarah and Mark were kind, attentive and yet not intrusive! The breakfast was excellent and was a highlight as was the coffee. Rooms were clean and well equipped and this was all one would want from a B&B - a perfect base for our adventure to Snowdon, which we happily were able to climb successfully! Highly recommend The Ferns!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 15 Jul 2023
Hello S, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had a good time here in Eryri (Snowdonia) and that you managed to successfully scale Snowdon (Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa). It was a pleasure to host your family and friends and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfasts and fresh coffee too! We hope that you can come back to North Wales again someday. All the best Sarah and Mark
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S A wrote a review Jul 2023
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This is a really great B&B. About 2 mins from the train station. We had room 4, which is small but perfectly fine with all amenities and a view to the back gardens where we saw the neighbours horse. The whole B&B was spotless and Sarah & Mark were very helpful and nice. The breakfast was really good and we totally recommend The Ferns.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 9 Jul 2023
Hello S A, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our small double room (Room 4) ok for your stay (we feel it works well for guests who travel light :) ). The new horse in the field behind us certainly is a "good looker" and can be seen from Room 4 and our Twin/family room on the top floor (Room 7). We hope you can visit again, Have a great summer, Sarah and Mark
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MorelloV wrote a review Jul 2023
18 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful guesthouse! Warm welcome, immaculate and gorgeous rooms - my Dad and I stayed in Rooms 5 and 3 that were perfect. Everything we could possibly need: contemporary design, an incredibly comfy bed, light and airy with plenty of storage. Room 5 is ideal for one person as it is cosy with a stunning rooflight view and big shower, whereas my Dad's room involved fewer stairs, a bit more space and storage that suited him too. Sarah was a fantastic, warm, engaging and helpful host and Mark cooked the most superb breakfasts for us behind the scenes. We had adverse weather for our mountain hike so it was utter luxury to return to this gorgeous, homely place afterwards for a hot shower. The village has everything! Sarah provided every possible guidance and help we needed too. Fish and chips near the bridge are highly recommended - waterfalls, herons and emerald forests are all nearby. What a gorgeous place. We loved everything about our accommodation and location. Thank you so much Sarah and Mark for creating one of the best guest houses we've stayed in.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 9 Jul 2023
Hello Morello V, Thank you for your very kind review of us. I was lovely to meet you and your Dad and we were pleased that you both survived (and enjoyed?) your ascent of Yr Wyddfa. We are pleased that you liked our rooms and our breakfasts and that you enjoyed our village of Betws-y-Coed too! We are certainly blessed to be living and working in this beautiful place. We hope you can visit us again someday. All the best Sarah and Mark
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Lone L wrote a review Jun 2023
Aarhus, Denmark4 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic place to stay. And kudos to Sarah and Mark for making us feel "at home". The room was nice decorated, the beds and pillows were perfect. Breakfast was really nice and prepared from local suppliers.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 18 Jun 2023
Hello Lone, Thank you for writing us this nice review and thank you for staying with us recently, it was lovely to have you both stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Ferns and that you enjoyed our breakfasts. We cook our breakfasts to order, so there is sometimes a bit of a wait, but we hope that the freshly prepared food is worth the wait :) Thanks again and we hope you can come back to Cymru someday. All the best Sarah and Mark
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Asbeh wrote a review May 2023
Wardle, United Kingdom6 contributions
The Ferns is ideally located in the heart of the village. It has everything and more you could ask of a B&B and is tremendous value for money. The most comfortable beds, generous hospitality trays and the cleanest of establishments you are likely to find anywhere. Nothing is too much trouble for Sarah and Mark. Don’t hesitate. Book it now!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 3 Jun 2023
Hello Abehrana, Thank you for staying with us at The Ferns and for these very kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and had such great weather too! We hope that you can visit us again sometime. Until then.. All the best Sarah and Mark
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David T wrote a review Apr 2023
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Long-standing favourite guest house. Excellent service by Sarah and Mark. Lovely, clean and friendly rooms. Excellent breakfast and service. What more could anyone ask for? Awesome, See you next year again...
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 16 Apr 2023
Hello David, It was lovely to see you again and to meet more of your family this time. We're pleased that you enjoyed your return stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you and all the best Sarah and Mark
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Genevieve S wrote a review Apr 2023
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The Ferns is exceptionally well kept. It is clean, bright, welcoming, and comforting. Mark and Sarah were incredible hosts. They recommended great trails for us to hike during our stay. The homemade breakfasts were so delicious and perfect to fuel your adventures in Snowdonia. Our room came with a beautiful, picturesque view of the fields of sheep and little lambs! Best b&b in Bets w Coed!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 16 Apr 2023
Hello Genevieve, Thank you for this kind review of us. We're glad that you had a good time here in Snowdonia, especially enjoying some of the trails there are in the area. We're are also pleased that you enjoyed our guesthouse and breakfasts too. We cook our breakfasts to order, so, sometimes, there is a bit of a wait, but we hope that the result is fresh and tasty! Thanks again and we hope to see you both this way again someday. All the best Sarah and Mark
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£70 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ferns Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Ferns Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include St. Michael's Old Church (0.2 miles), St. Mary's Church (0.2 miles), and Betws-y-Coed Railway Station (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ferns Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, fishing, and free private parking nearby.
Which room amenities are available at The Ferns Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
Is parking available at The Ferns Guesthouse?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ferns Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olif, Hangin' Pizzeria, and Alpine Coffee Shop.
Is The Ferns Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Betws-y-Coed.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ferns Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Old Church (0.2 miles), Ty Mawr Wybrnant (3.5 miles), and St Grwst Church (3.3 miles).