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Celtic Royal Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Pool is great.”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

This Hotel is one of Caernarfon's finest, even if the rooms are a bit 'dated' The pool and Spa are 'Fab' and looked after by the brilliant Brian. Food here is really good, as is the atmosphere.Note, you guys need some new entertainment, some of it is really naff. We had my Husband's 50th here and the Buffet was top class. Management really care about the 'Guest' experience. One little moan, they don't employ enough 'locals', but the Staff are quite charming. Some staff have a bit of a problem with English, but saying that, they will still do their very best to help and always do it with a smile.

Room Tip: Have never slept here as we are local, be advised though, during busy periods staff rooms are given...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed at the Celtic Royal for a dance weekend and chose to go for an extra night beforehand. This turned out to be a very good idea as we got the extra night dinner/bed/breakfast for £50 each and the standard of the evening meal was first class restaurant standard. The hotel is based on a central 18th century 'core' that has been gutted so that you can look up the staircase to roof level. This gives it a light airy feel. Off this core are modern wings including the dining room, ball room, bar and swimming pool on the ground floor, and bedrooms above. Our room and those of our friends were of a good size, warm, modern, pleasantly furnished and the ensuite was a reasonable size. Some including ours didn't have a bath which wasn't a problem to us because we wouldn't have used it anyway. Other people would have preferred a bath. I would agree with another reviewer that in comparison to dinner, breakfast was a bit disappointing in terms of the range of food offered and the quality. The evening meals during the weekend were from a more limited menu but still excellent quality.

All the staff we dealt with were Eastern European (only local Welsh voice I heard was a woman on reception as we left) but all were friendly and helpful.

The hotel had everything you could need in terms of facilities, and we had an excellent weekend. The dance floor (if that's of any interest to you) was not a genuine dance floor (i.e. sprung) but was of a good size and there was plenty of room for tables around the floor. Bar prices were steep but on a par with other hotels we have danced in.

Caernarfon is a lovely looking little town with a castle (obviously), and a new harbour development. However, it does look a bit 'tired' and there are not many decent shops in the town itself. However, there are plenty of places to go to from Caernarfon and the hotel has a full range of brochures to give you some ideas.

Overall we had an excellent weekend away with friends and the hotel contributed massively to our enjoyment.

Room Tip: If you prefer a bath ask as some rooms only have a shower.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Shrewsbury
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Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Everything about this hotel is brilliant apart from the breakfast, continental element was plentiful and very good. The cooked offering served buffet style consisted of very over cooked eggs, sausage and bacon that were of a very poor quality and processed. Very surprising as everything else about the hotel sang quality.

Have a word with the chef.

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

This is an excellent hotel in a very good location. I have just stayed at this hotel as part of a coach tour holiday. I was given a very pleasant, large room that was warm and comfortable. The en suite bathroom was really roomy, had an up to date suite and a large heated towel rail. Both the bedroom and the bathroom were kept spotlessly clean. The dining area was well organized and I throughly enjoyed all the meals I had there. There was a good choice of dishes for each course. I found all the staff were very pleasant, hard working and very willing to help. This hotel represents excellent value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Reception staff very efficient and helpful, we stayed here with our 3 children for one night whilst travelling back to the westcountry from Blackpool. Family room a great size, clean and comfortable, only down side bath was rather small so if you are tall take a shower ! We used the swimming pool, sauna and steam room, Very clean at the pool if however a little cold.
We booked for an evening meal, I do feel the foreign staff could do with a little insight to training.
We ordered our meals, the children were not having starters but there main course came out with our starters so we all ate separate and finished at different times. The restaurant was clean and looked newly refurbished but the strong colour blue on the walls was very over powering a warm cream would be more pleasent. Personally a over night stay fine but to stay longer, no thanks !

Room Tip: Take sunglasses when sitting in the restaurant the blue walls are over powering !
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We have just sent 4 nights at our favourite hotel in Caernarvon ,as always nice clean room ,staff so polite and helpful.The breakfast sets you up for the day,the dinner at night tasty and beautifully presented.even though the hotel was full,we were sad to leave .We hope to return very soon .

Room Tip: 214 nice size family room,front facing ,2nd floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Spent three nights here on a DBB basis in mid feb,it was great value ,good food ,good buffet breakfast,good dinner great leisure facilities ,spacious room,nice helpful staff,beautiful public areas,classy all-round hotel.
The only negative there was a Friday night party playing loud music until 11.30pm,worse was to come on Saturday night,our room overlooked the conservatory area where the party was being held ,it was impossible to sleep through the very loud music,guests could be heard talking loudly and swearing ,this went on until 3.30am,it was a disappointing aspect of a potentially great break!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front of the hotel away from the party area!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Celtic Royal Hotel
Address: Bangor Street, Caernarfon LL55 1AY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Caernarfon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Caernarfon
#4 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Celtic Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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