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Princes Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trefriw
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This B&B is on a pretty road with a nice view from the rooms of the river. The hotel décor could do with sprucing up a little. Our room had no double glazing and the heating seems to come on randomly which may be a problem in winter but the furniture, free WiFi and the large LCD TV in the room are very good features and the room was also a decent size with very comfortable mattress and pillows. Ensuite bathroom was very clean but is very dated; shower wasn’t great with very little pressure but otherwise does the job. Breakfast was good and ticked all the boxes; their veggie sausages are the best I’ve tasted! Dinner was very very good at a very reasonable price. Staff were also helpful and friendly. Location wise it’s fairly easy to get to most of the local sites by car although we did spot very pretty villages nearby which would be our preferred option if returning to the area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Over twenty years ago and when my two sons were youngsters we to stayed many times in the top floor flats here, Lindsay and Ann had not long taken over the hotel and were beginning a programme of modernisation. I return every year with friends and family on my annual visits to North Wales and it's wonderful to see them both as enthusiastic and welcoming as ever.
Recently we ate twice in the restaurant, delicious well cooked and sourced local food and just the thing after a day's walking in the mountains and all that wholesome fresh air.
The Princes Arms is situated in the village of Trefriw, close by to Llanwrst and Betws y Coed with lovely views over the River Conwy and to the distant hills.
Plenty to do and Lindsay will arrange golf for residents at some of the finest courses and is a mine of useful information. Take a drive up the hill behind the hotel to Lake Crafnant where there is a delightful café and one can sit on the lake shore enjoying home made cakes and wonder at the view and tranquillity.
The Princes Arms is a fine example of a well run, excellent value and friendly hotel and if you haven't already been there then I suggest you do!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday lunch here
We really enjoyed it food was really good
It also really reasonable I would recommend here to all my friends
Service was good such friendly staff
Plenty to choose from off the menu
Definitely worth a visit

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Elliw03
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Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

First class service ,fantasic food ,we felt that we lived there nothing was too much trouble ,lovely village feel ! Sitting by the open fire having a coffee was the icing on the cake for us what was a beautiful evening had to come to a end ! We will be back soon & we can't wait !

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Aj1951
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

What a wonderful welcome we received from our host Lindsay. He couldn't do enough for us. The rooms were large and clean and provided a fantastic view of the river Conwy. The beds were comfortable and the crisp, clean white sheets were a luxury as were the thick, sumptuous towels. The food was delicious, but the portions far too large for us! I couldn't resist the Welsh lamb 2 evenings on the trot though (lamb rump and lamb shank). The staff were very accommodating and on the ball without being intrusive and they all had a good sense of humour. It was very cosy relaxing in front of the log fire and Lindsay seemed to attend to us just at the right moment. If only all hotel hosts were like him. The hotel is in a wonderful spot and easy to find and I can recommend it to anyone looking to visit North Wales.

Room Tip: All rooms at the hotel have a view of the River Conwy due to the way the hotel is built.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Fabulous view from our room and really excellent food - american size servings. As they advertise the bed and towel linens are of high quality and the room was large and comfortable. The large flat screen TV and strong (and free) wi-fi signal were a pleasant surprise. Looking forward to our next visit

Room Tip: any room at the front will give a fabulous and ever changing view of the beautiful conwy valley
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The Princes Arms is one of our favourite places in north Wales. The host and staff are lovely, the food sublime and the accommodation spacious, clean and well-maintained. Special mention must go to the food - fabulous breakfasts, mouth-watering lunches and dinner, well, I've run out of superlatives. My family hale from the Conwy Valley and we've been lucky enough to visit the majority of the eateries in the area over the years - the Princes Arms is the one we look forward to going back to the most. It's the peace and quiet and spectacular views as well - awesome!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor at the front - the views are marvellous.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
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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