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Premier Inn Caernarfon Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
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buckinghamshire, england
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“excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Stayed at Caernarfon Premier Inn for few days last week . Excellent location for Town and attractions . Car parking a bit of Pain , If one wants free parking then its just down road fronting the promenade past Morrison's supermarket. I found no problem parking, there always seemed to be a space especially late afternoon. But if you use the pay& display Parking then whilst plenty around Hotel they are a pain as charges start at 8am .
Reception welcome was good, DEWI was on duty and he was very helpful, check in was quick the good night sleep policy was explained . Room was usual Premier standard , spotless clean, quiet and comfortable. every night had excellent sleep. All staff were friendly and Helpful and always had a smile and either a good morning or good evening . All information i requested were answered, local tourist info knowledge was very good .
The restaurant was just in next door building and is a Table Table brand . Breakfasts were fine,The full English breakfast was cooked to order, not help self buffet type , but still order as much as one likes Lovely staff Serving at breakfast .. Like many restaurants within the Premier inn chain, service is fine until it gets busy. It always seems to me when these brand chain restaurants get busy the waiting times get ridiculous and a lack of staff seem obvious. On two occasions at the Caernarfon Table Table restaurant I had long waiting times, staff embarrassed making lame excuses. It is a shame that for some reason the restaurants seem when busy do get in a state with waiting times and bad customer service , it is common among all the premier restaurants and to my mind lets premier Inn down on what is mostly a good to excellent brand.
Sadly whilst the Hotels are excellent the restaurants still need more staff at crucial times and better customer serve when things go wrong . Hey ho probably premier inn don't read about the restaurants as they will say it is separate to Hotel and under different name . However being a regular user of premier inn i know its all part of same group and if one is going to have a problem in my experience it is usual bad restaurant service. So Good hotel stay and thoroughly recommend but restaurant OK, but not so good when busy due it seems to lack of staff and organisation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I found Caernarfon to be an odd town but this Premier Inn is one of the best I've stayed in. Despite the fact you have to park in the public car park up the road (it's free though). Staff were really friendly and helpful, my room was huge, facilities very up to date. The location was easy to find with the emailed directions and the location turned out to be excellent. There is a public footpath all the way along the Menai Strait in both directions from Victoria Dock, which was lovely around sunset. Also a short walk to the castle and supermarkets. I didn't eat at the restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a good stay in Caernarfon with its castle and historic houses.

It lies along the A487 road but if you are coming from Swansea it is a long drive going through small rural roads and you will eventually find it on the eastern shore of the Menai Straits, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. It used to be part of the kingdom of Gwynedd and the Ordovices, which sounds like a bad case of teeth rot, a Celtic tribe, who lived in the region during classical antiquity which is a long time before Rob Bryden.

Apparently William I King of England, ordered the construction of a motte-and-bailey fortification which is a fortification with a wooden or stone keep situated on a raised earthwork called a motte, accompanied by an enclosed courtyard, or bailey, surrounded by a protective ditch and palisade ...like a pre Caernarfon Castle anyhow I understand William attempted the Norman invasion of Wales. He was unsuccessful and most of Wales remained independent until 1282-3. Good for them.

Well, in the 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, ruler of Gwynedd, refused point blank to pay homage to Edward I whom he though was an oik, prompting the English conquest of Gwynedd, and subsequent construction of Caernarfon Castle one of the largest and most imposing fortifications built by the English to control Wales. In 1284 the English-style county of Caernarfonshire was established composed of Caernarfon (the new county town) and its hinterland; and in 1284 Caernarfon was made a borough and market town, and the seat of Edward I's government in North Wales. A bit of history for the culture vultures. Plenty to see and verify for yourselves.

Our room at the Premier Inn was large with the usual premier comforts like a large bed with a big television. Don't often get a 32 inch tele in an hotel room for this price.

The only thing was it was a long walk to get to room 136 which was on the end side of the building. I think they were refurbishing that part of the building as we could hear banging occasionally.

There was a nasty hole in net curtain which we reported but nothing was done about this, I guess they had run out of net curtains.

This is a lovely little royal town with its big shell of a castle. It has a thriving harbour and marina
and has great big fat medieval walls surrounding the original town.

You can park outside this lovely hotel whilst unloading luggage and there is quite a lot of disabled parking, not sure why so many. The Council car park is about 100 yards down and is free. Not often you get free car parking and I am still marvelling at the gesture. It gets a lot of tourism as this town is a must see. Not all Council parking here is free though.

It has a nature reserve, to get to it from behind the castle across a bridge, not far from the town and you can walk there and it is a nice long walk along the coastal paths by the Menai straights.

There is a large Asda opposite the hotel. Morrison and Morrison petrol station about two hundred yards down. Tasty fish and chips and plenty of shops.

Its population includes the largest percentage of Welsh-speaking citizens anywhere in Wales they tell me and you can hear welsh being spoken everywhere which is a bit strange but I blame that Ordovic.

A nice hotel and a nice stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Trowbridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

The hotel is very good, in an ideal place right next to the harbour, all new build for the whole area. The restaurant (table table) is alright for breakfast but not dinner better off down in the town.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We have stayed at several Premier Inns before and this is one of the nicest. The family room was clean and modern with a nice brand new Flat screen TV and the room itself was new and well cleaned. The staff were very helpful and polite and all requests were dealt with efficiently. 5 out of 5.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Stayed here for one night on the 24th of April. Everything was okay, staff were friendly, room was a good size. Nothing particularly made this premier inn any better than the others and I've definitely stayed in better premier inns than this one however it was right next to a Morrisons and a short walk to the centre.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Fantastic location. Friendly staff. Clean room. Great location for mountain walking and climbing. We opted for the inclusive breakfast which was a great way to start the day's activities. Car park is a short walk away but free.

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Property: Premier Inn Caernarfon Hotel
Address: Balaclava Road Victoria Dock, Caernarfon LL55 1SR, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Caernarfon
#3 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Caernarfon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Caernarfon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 93
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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