Just wanting a cheapish mini-break in North Wales and having a bit of an aversion to B&B's/Guest Houses, the Premier Inn at Caernarfon seemed the logical choice. You know what you're getting and the cost was pretty decent (even if, during the booking stage, I spurned a sudden price drop for one of the nights, which had gone back up £30 by the following day when I went to book)
The hotel is wonderfully located, right next to the marina and close to the Menai Strait. I don't think there's any rooms with sea views but that doesn't really matter (and you'd be paying much more if they did!). Having never been to Caernarfon before we didn't know what to expect but were really pleasantly surprised; Caernarfon is a beautiful little town and Premier Inn is just a very short stroll away from the old part of the town - you can even amble right along the 'promendade' to the castle.
The staff were all friendly and helpful, the rooms modern & clean (our two little ones hid under the double bed at one stage and I was terrified of what I'd find underneath, but the floor was clean - top marks!). With a two single beds in as well, the room still didn't feel cramped and the aircon was spot on.
We ate breakfast both mornings in the TableTable pub next door. The place is new and pleasant enough inside, with a great covered area outside with chairs & tables. Breakfasts were decent - although the 'Full English' element needs to be ordered and comes on a plate; I prefer buffet-style. One morning one plate arrived without mushrooms, but that was very quickly remedied with a dish of them. That could be forgiven, because the second morning it was packed - a group of sports people staying overnight in the Travelodge next door were booked in, about 30 of them. Only other complaint was there were no muffins either morning.
Also ate dinner there one day. It's the standard pub-chain fayre and the standard prices are expensive for what it is - but there's always offers on that make the price acceptable. We took advantage of three: kids eat for £1; one-third off the food bill; second drink half-price. We also ate at Fu's Chinese restaurant in the same building, which was superb.
All in all a really nice stay in a clean, well-priced hotel with friendly staff located perfectly in a lovely little town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you're trekking up Snowdon or yachting down the coast, Premier Inn Hotel Caenarfon Victoria Dock is perfect for the high life around here. We're right on the Marina, and close to the history of Caenarfon and the majesty of Snowdonia too. Put on your walking boots for some serious climbing, or take off your shoes for a paddle at Dinas Dinlle. Stand on platforms waiting for the West Highland Railway, or hotfoot it over to Anglesey. Then turn your feet back to the hotel for some tasty fare at our Table Table restaurant and a great night's sleep. Directions: Follow A55 Holyhead, take J9 (Caernarfon), at roundabout first exit and then continue to follow all signs to Caernarfon. As you enter Caernarfon at roundabout with Morrisons on right, take 1st exit, keep in right hand lane, at next roundabout take 4th exit to mini roundabout, the hotel is in front of you next to Yr Harbur Table Table. Parking is off site. Contact hotel directly for more details Transport and local information: Caernarfon Castle 0.5 mile Snowdonia National Park 12 miles Betws Y Coed and Swallow Falls 23 miles Bangor Train station 10 miles Holyhead Ferry Servies 32 miles ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Caernarfon Hotel Caernarfon
- Premier Inn Caernarfon Hotel Wales