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“Great Bunkhouse, secure bike storage and brilliant breakfast!”

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Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 3 Dolwyddelan B&B and Inns
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great Bunkhouse, secure bike storage and brilliant breakfast!”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

I was staying on a budget, so opted for the bunkhouse, £10 a night which is an absolute bargain. It's basic, but clean, has its own en suite. Just take your own sleeping bag and your sorted. Very quiet place.
Very secure bike storage.
Brilliant breakfast for less than £7 too.

Oh and a real good little bar and very nice meals in the restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Stayed here for 1 night in May. We were going to a wedding a couple of miles away and the owner, Adam, very kindly gave us a lift in his car rather than ordering a taxi, which we were very grateful for! Great location, very clean room and ensuite, a lovely rustic bar area for a couple of drinks and a cracking breakfast the following morning. There will no doubt be more expensive hotels in Betws-y-coed, but for this price bracket we were more than satisfied! Recommended

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Have stayed at Elens Castle several times before and it was as good this time (May 2013) as before. The building is c300 years old which gives the place character. The owners, Adam and Helen, are extremely friendly and helpful, and the restaurant food is excellent.
This is an ideal base for touring, walking, golfing etc. Dolwydellan is on the valley railway line from Blaenau to Llandudno if you want to rest the car for a while. A picturesque village, it has Moel Siabod mountain as an imposing back-drop - if you like hiking, try it!

Will be back next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Very welcoming & friendly. Hotel and rooms are clean and tidy. The food is stunning, great value, plentiful, wholesome home cooking which is great after a day in the mountains. Would visit again for a holiday base in snowdonia national park and would recommend it to my friends.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Wales is wonderful for motorcycling (or cycling) and this is an excellent base. Perfect location to explore this area with wonderful roads and plenty of attractions to explore. The variety of room options including family room and bunkhouse means that there is accommodation to suit everyone. The food was great and Adam and Helen were both very friendly and helpful. It felt like 'home from home' after a good day out and we will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

This was a pleasant long weekend break at Elen's castle hotel. The owner couldn't of been more helpful, food was delish and the hotel had a really nice feel to it. As for location there was plenty to do around there or if you dont plan on doing much the views are to die for. Would definately go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Feels a bit rundown and not exactly smart place but food is okay.
Owners weren't extremely friendly but still eager to help. Room was small and cold but clean however bad was very uncomfortable! Back pain for 2 weeks afterwards!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Dolwyddelan, Dolwyddelan, Snowdonia National Park LL25 0EJ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolwyddelan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dolwyddelan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely historical inn with all modern comforts. Beautiful location in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Friendly and comfortable with excellent breakfasts and dinner. Family friendly with ideal family suites. Cosy bar with log-burning stove. Great Welsh castle just a short walk away. Stunning views. Free parking and high-speed broadband internet connection. ... more   less 
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