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“Great place to spend weekend” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant

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Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 3 Dolwyddelan B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to spend weekend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Just had a weekend here. Same as every year.
Our group stay here every year as a base for walking, sight seeing. We always have great service, friendly atmosphere & wonderful food. Photos are too big to upload.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Ray B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Didn't stay here, but stayed in a cottage down the road. We enjoyed three evening meals in the restaurant and drinks afterwards, we found Adam and Helen to be perfect hosts. Very friendly and hospitable, small, cosy & quaint. The beef pie from the menu was to die for and the chocolate fudge cake was very good too! Would definitely consider staying in the hotel if we visit the area again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Tracyk07
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Booked two nights, hotel not to our standard internet pictures unrealistic decided to leave after one night, hotel management insisted we paid for two night even though the rest of hotel was half full, we were recommended best room as it has best view coat of two nights in there best room was £180 in my opinion should have only been charged one night.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank ANN D
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Oxfordshire
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76 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Just back from four nights at Elen's Castle with my kids. As an experienced TA reviewer I know this could go anyway depending on the reviewer. The fussy & pernicaty (real word?) could find fault but in my opinion the faults I could elaborate on are not worth the bother, lick of paint, bit more hoover action, so what. Food not Le Manoir but who needs to pay £90 a head, small menu which is always a good thing, we trawled most of it without complaint, when my kids are happy I'm happy, and they were. Staff friendly and when I couldn't get a taxi on Easter Sunday Adam responded above the call of duty by dropping us off and picking us up when called, and dropped at the station when we left, cost - £0. This place is not a 5 star gastronomic heaven but I have no complaints and would recommend without question.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank zarniwoop
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay here but other family members did. Had family meal to celebrate a 60th birthday. Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was tasty well cooked and very reasonably priced. Bar area small but cosy.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank John B
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Arrived very late but made welcome. Lots of parking opposite the hotel. Lovely room, nicely dressed spacious double with easy chairs, table with magazines, dressing table, tea/coffee tray, hair dryer. No fridge. Lovely large bathroom with proper bath and shower over. Lots of shelf space. No window in bathroom and automatic fan comes on with light but thankfully switched off when light switched off. Window in bedroom with view to side of hotel but can see the hills over the road
I stayed in room number 1 and I'd ask for this room again on a return visit. Unless tempted by the 4-poster room. Very quiet at night.
Breakfast is serve yourself cereal and juice then a full English breakfast is offered with toast, tea or cafetiere of coffee. Good quality sausage and bacon and made to order. No other breakfast choice other than full English.
There's an evening menu or the pub a short walk up the road. Secure storage for bikes if necessary. Staff helpful and friendly. I'd return here no problem. I'd give 5 stars but for no shower grab-rail, the dressing table mirror too high to use sitting down and a very little but tatty around some of the doors, skirting, handles and bath tiles. But I'm in no way bothered by this and I'd highly recommend this hotel and this particular bedroom.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Cambridge
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Ate here twice during a weekend's stay in the village with friends. As we had our dog with us, we were offered a table in the bar which was compact and cosy. Food was reasonably priced, tasty and with generous portions. Good welcoming atmosphere with chatty owners and customers alike.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Penelope50
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Additional Information about Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant

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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