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“Fabulously Good Food Served with Style”
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Princes Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trefriw
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2011

The Princes Arms is situated overlooking the River Conwy on the back road between Llanwrst and Conwy.

Mine hosts Ann and Lindsay Gordon have run the establishment for almost a quarter of a century and are now adopted Welsh folk - although both cling strongly to their roots in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-on-Tweed.

The food, prepared by Ann and her kitchen staff is simply divine and well worth a visit if only to dine.

A stay is highlyrecommended though and you will enjoy the superb facilities and wonderful walks in and around the area which borders Snowdonia and is only a short car journey from Snowdon itself.

For the beach lovers the island of Anglesey is less than an hour away and the North Wales coast with Llandudno and Conwy the nearest points even closer.

See you there soon!

Steve Bott, freelance journalist

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

We visited the hotel in August for my partners birthday and was glad we had.

The room was great, views wonderful and the staff friend;y. The food in the restauraunt was fantistic, amongst the best I have ever tasted (and I have worked in a top London hotel)).

In fact, we liked the food so much that when we got the chance to move we made sure that it was close enough to the Princes Arms that we could visit it once a month for an evening meal. If you do visit here I recommend the steak and Kindey pudding and the bread and butter pudding - my partner recomends the duck starter, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

Booked into Princes Arms Hotel to enjoy a weekend in North Wales. Staff were welcoming when we first arrived and throughout the stay.
Our room was spacious and very clean with a good firm new bed
We enjoyed a superb 3 course meal with good wine in the evening and after a very comfortable night had a great breakfast.
We left our cars at the hotel on the Sunday and did a 9 mile walk around the area. In the village is a notice board with a wide variety of trails in the area that are all well way marked - take a map if you are going a long way still.
The Hotel provided us with a packed lunch for the walk and afternoon tea before stting off home.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

food second to none. hospitality second to none.views second to none.really friendly people

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

Visited the Princes Arms for a meal with friends. The service and food were top quality, with a varied menu of well cooked food. 3 course about £23.00.

Did not stay so don't know what the rooms like

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

Hotel was booked on our behalf, as a Sat night stay with family to enable us all to attend the Tree Tops Adventure on the Sun. The hotel staff were very polite, friendly and helpful.
The evening meal was wonderful and will be going back for food, when in the area.
A car will be needed, even though I did spot a bus stop outside the hotel. Close to Betws Y Coed for visiting.
We shared a studio (2 couples) which was fine other than there was no proper shower (rubber attachment for the bath taps). The room and furniture was very old and in need of refurbishment but on a whole it was fine for one night. Another couple stayed in a refurbished room which looked nice.
All was clean and tidy. Breakfast was of a good standard, with plenty of choice.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

I have stayed in this hotel several times now and it has always delivered great service, family owned and they just cannot do enough to give you a great stay, hotel restaurant serves a good choice of food and it is well prepared and presented, the locals come from far and wide to eat in the restaurant so that in itself tells you they are getting it right.
Hotel rooms are comfortable and clean.
Great location for visiting North Wales and Snowdonia.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Address: Trefriw, Snowdonia National Park LL27 0JP, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Trefriw
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trefriw
Hotel Class:3 star — Princes Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This haven of natural beauty is renowned for its exceptional setting and its quality of cuisine.It forms an excellent base from which to explore the stunning Snowdonia countryside.[Situated near Betws Y Coed].With the gently meandering river Conwy to the fore and the lakes of Snowdonia behind, there are few settings lovelier than the Princes Arms Hotel in the picturesque village of Trefriw.Wake up to sunrise over the Conwy valley or sleep on in the quiet comfort of your room, but bear in mind our breakfasts are exceptional!Simply step out of the door onto riverside walks and forestry tracks leading to views that will take your breath away.Alternatively, take a short drive and you are at the foot of Snowdon, shopping in Betws-y-coed or marveling at the stunning Bodnant Gardens.The Conwy valley and surrounding countryside is a region of great beauty and history. Whether it is sightseeing, walking, fishing or golfing, the list of attractions within striking distance are endless. ... more   less 
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