Stayed at the Royal Celtic on one of their Valentines offers. Entry through the original revolving doors into a big reception are with an impressive stair case ahead ( there is a disabled entry and a lift). Relaxing settees in areas off reception and a library. Bar and bistro to the left and dining rooms to the right. Straight forward for the 15m pool and spar with jacuzzi , steam and sauna which is free, with the small gym, to guests.
Had asked for a family room with bath and a sea view. And we got it right at the front of the hotel second floor with a view to Anglesey. Thermostatic radiator, flat screen with text and the usual tea and biscuits. NOTE if you like a mug take your own, they supply Tetley tea bags but only four + four milk.
Room well furnished and recently refurbished, big bath, powerful shower, plenty hanging space in the anteroom wardrobe. Beds proved comfy and not too firm.
I had one or two small requests of the reception staff, a mug, extra tea bags and milk,supplied with a smile and a courteous 'is there anything else sir?' In fact there was ...the deal included the valentines meal and a bottle of Champagne in the room. Instead of that may we have a bottle of house red with the meal please? Certainly sir and that's what we got .
Breakfast was buffet style with a good cold choice including meats and cheese and a range of cereals. Hot buffet was standard fare and if the hotel had been busier it would have been hotter and replenished more often. Still enjoyed though.
The a la carte menu was outstanding for a three star (AA) hotel. Not a big menu with 5 starters, mains and deserts ...possibly because they were not too busy and you can't afford to possibly waste food.
Among the starters we had Parma ham with goats cheese, and salad : smoked salmon with pumpkin pickle : mains were lamb rump done to a turn pink inside with a caramelised base : sea bass etc etc... Every course a treat and an excellent reflection on the chef. One criticism is that the welsh cheese desert was two pieces of the same pepper cheese and one of a mustard seed variety. As I pointed out to chef with the variety of good welsh cheese it was disappointing. To be fair he agreed. Valentines meal again wonderful, rose for the lady and all tables were for two.
I've said enough. Excellent hotel, wonderful staff, cracking food and a spar to work it off in. If in doubt go and find out for your self.. As for room number well 215 did for us.
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- Also Known As:
- Celtic Royal Caernarfon
- Hotel Celtic Royal
- Celtic Royal Hotel Caernarfon, Wales