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“Quirky hotel with fab views” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Port Dinorwic
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Y Felinheli
Certificate of Excellence
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Quirky hotel with fab views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

My fiance and I had a weekend at this hotel, to get away from it all, and had a fantastic time. The hotel complex is in a wonderful spot, on a hillside with lovely views over the Menai Straights. There are a number of different buildings with self contained apartments and suites as well as the main hotel building. We had a courtyard room, and were amazed to find that it also contained a small kitchen area with fridge, sink, microwave and cuttlery/crockery for two. Fresh milk is provided for tea/coffee. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever had, and we had a fantastic sleep here. We were also surprised that the hotel had a swimming pool and sauna, and we very much enjoyed using this facility. We had a great evening meal in the hotel restaurant, lovely quality and portion size, excellent service, and a table with lovely views over the Menai Straights. This was followed by drinks on the terrace, while watching the sunset, and then time in the cosy hotel bar. Breakfast was served in a separate conservatory room, also with great views. Once again, the food was excellent quality, and staff were really friendly and helpful. We had an absolutely wonderful time here, and will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Elizabeth C
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the 'lighthouse' apartment outside of the hotel which is right on the beach front, overlooking the water. The apartment itself was lovely, with all the amenities necessary including hob and microwave, fridge, central heating etc.
The bar and hotel were staffed by the attentive and friendly Mandy and Hayden , who gave us lots of advice about places to go and things to do.
There is a large indoor pool, a restaurant area and a lounge, everything is clean and well looked after.
We're already planning our return for next year, and hope we're lucky enough to get the sun again!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We have just returned from a great few days in the Hotel Port Dinorwic. As soon as we entered the front door Mandy and Isabella were extremely friendly and made us all feel very at home. Room 12 was more than adequate for the party we had travelling, and it provided us with everything that we needed! The pool was also an added bonus for me and my brother! Overall, it was a lovely stay and we'd all be more than happy to return in the future!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JordanBedford96
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We have just had a lovely visit to Hotel Port Dinorwic. We were greeted with warmth by Mandy and soon after we met the owner, Isabel. What a lovely, lovely lady with her 'tantalising' humour! We both really enjoyed our stay - truly warm, friendly and genuine people. Great location for where we planned to visit during our trip.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda C
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Cambridge Uk
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Just stayed at the hotel for 4 nights with my husband and 15 year old daughter in Room 3. We had a lovely time here. This is the sort of hotel where you feel at home from the minute you arrive. The family are all lovely and have lots of local knowledge, nothing was too much trouble for them. We really liked the decor and found it extremely clean. Room 3 has a stunning view out to the straits. As tall people, perhaps we could have done with a larger double bed in the main room but we should have checked this before booking. The bathroom was also a little cramped for 3 of us but everything worked fine. My daughter liked having her own little sleeping area. We used the bar on several occasions and loved the relaxed atmosphere. The pool is shallow and on the cooler side but perfectly usable for a quick dip. Towels were provided by the pool and there was a shower and changing cubicles.

By the time we left the hotel we felt we knew all the staff and were completely at home. It is so rare to feel this way in many modern, purpose built hotels. So if you like somewhere a little quirky and like to talk to a few 'locals', this is the place to go. The location of the hotel is also perfect for Anglesey and Snowdonia. A fabulous pub/bistro is within walking distance on the sea front.

Room Tip: Room 3 has an excellent view. Only a shower in this room, no bath.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cambridgemum_11
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Our family had a great stay at the "Pink Palace", up in the penthouse. The location is the best around, opt for a room facing the Menia Strait, the view is stunning!
The staff were excellent, couldn't be more helpful, from Mandy and Hayden in reception, to the lovely lady who served us breakfast (the owner I believe), talk about a wonderful sense of humour, genuine Welsh hospitality.
We chose to have dinner in the restaurant, which ended up being the best meal so far in the UK, and the breakfast choice, even the more humble continental level had a huge selection on offer. I noticed a recent poster mentioned "sparse", I counted ten cereal options, multiple juices, croissants, crumpets, breads, freshly brewed coffee etc....
The room was generously spacious, clean and comfortable. A few things could have described as "tired", but everything else well and truly covered any aesthetic issues.

To top off the whole Menai Strait experience, we went for a fascinating and thrilling ride with Richard from SeaWake in a rigid inflatable boat. These guys are the original operators of this type of boat in the strait, Richard is a real "old salt" with plenty of amusing stories to tell about the area, well worth the expense and something you'll not forget in a hurry!

Well done Port Dinorwic, we will certainly be back.

Room Tip: First floor and above with view of the Menai Strait
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mal555tas
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essex
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The 3 bed apartment was nice and the view was lovely of the Menai Straits. Cooked breakfast was excellent though the continental one was a little sparse. Staff were very friendly and the swimming pool was uncovered just for us. A few minor niggles. No wine glasses in the kitchen which could do with a bit of an update. Window frames have been stained and the glass could do with scraping. Would stay here again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jannip
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Property: Hotel Port Dinorwic
Address: Ffordd Siabod, Y Felinheli LL56 4XA, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Y Felinheli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Y Felinheli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Port Dinorwic 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Port Dinorwic is an informal and friendly hotel with a varied selection of accommodation types. These include double rooms, twin rooms, suites, apartments and cottages, all at affordable prices. Its location overlooking the Menai Straits gives it un-paralleled panoramic sea views. Each room at the Hotel Port Dinorwic is individually styled and laid out. Room capacity varies from single occupancy double rooms, to six person suites. All accommodation is en-suite, with tea and coffee making facilities, free view TV and free WIFI. Please note that not all rooms have a sea view. The hotel also boasts a range of facilities, such as a heated swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and function rooms. The hotel is perfectly situated between the university city of Bangor and the historic town of Caernarfon. The Snowdonia National Park is located only 15 mins away and the Isle of Anglesey only 5 mins. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Plas Dinorwic Hotel
Plas Dinorwic y Felinheli
Hotel Port Dinorwic Y Felinheli, Wales

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