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“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!”

Review of Glan Tywyn Hall

Glan Tywyn Hall
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22 reviews
Glan Tywyn Hall
Kitchen/dining area
Reception room
Lounge/ sofa-bed  with Cathedral ceiling
Top corridor
Double bedroom
En-suite bedroom
Twin bedroom
Main bathroom
Christmas at Glan Tywyn Hall
Large walled garden at front
Local beach 5 minutes drive away
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Farmhouse -
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Holyhead, Island of Anglesey, North Wales, Wales

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Aphrodite...
Derbyshire
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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Just returned from a 5 day stay at Glan Tywyn Hall, the owners were very warm and welcoming and could'nt do enough to make out stay comfortable and trouble free. The house was plenty big enough for our party of 10 adults and 4 children. As the house is very old it has plenty of character. We did'nt have any trouble finding the house as Jackie sent us detailed instructions. I have to answer some of the negative feedback that one or two people left. The house was VERY clean, as for cobwebs, we did'nt find any. In the kitchen there were enough knives, forks etc for everyone and also other utensils. Yes there is only one TV, but who wants to spend their time watching TV on holiday, I certainly don't. I loved the quaintness of the place and would'nt hesitate in recommending it to friends and hope to stay there again in the future.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alex T
Chester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Massive potential but overpriced and sadly lacking on many fronts.”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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The house and location promised so much but unfortunately, on most things, failed to deliver.

Firstly the good things:
Anglesey itself is a lovely Island with lots of great beaches and scenery,
The Hall is in a great location ~5 miles from Rhosneigr,
Some of the furniture was quite grand (although some looked like it had been rescued from house clearances!)
The garden was fairly large and good for kids to play in, it was a bit unkempt and had a lot of nettles but generally ok,
The house itself is big and could be wonderful if the owner spent a bit of money on refurbishing and generally tidying bits up.

Unfortunately there where many bad things:
General cleanliness (there were cobwebs in many rooms and the place needed a good hoovering and some of the tired furniture replacing),
The flies (it is next to a working farm but this should be taken into account and measures put in place to alleviate the situation - fly traps, fly screens, etc.),
The sleeping arrangements (this house doesn't sleep 14 as the sofa bed, which is supposed to sleep 2, isn't fit for anyone to sleep on),
Kitchen utensils and equipment (the fridge and freezer are tiny, the dishwasher was ok but the cutlery tray in it was unusable and looked like it had been swapped from an old dishwasher! The general utensils were hit and miss and mainly old and tatty),
No front door key and only 1 back door key for potentially up to 14 people!
Poor state of plumbing and general repair (the baths and showers drained very slowly and there was evidence of flooding on the kitchen ceiling, there was a light hanging off in the kitchen which could have been dangerous),
The BBQ (which wasn't a BBQ but just a grate, not a grill, on some bricks and needed totally re-organising to just barely function),
The outside patio/eating area (which was worn and sat right next to an area where pigs were being kept),
Lack of modern amenities (1 TV in the whole house, DVD player that needed swapping as it didn't work, no wi-fi and stereos that still had record decks! - luckily the weather was good when we stayed but if it wasn't the kids would have been bouncing around the place),
Lastly the price - we've stayed in far superior places for around the same kind of money but unfortunately we left it late to book and this was all that was available. This in itself should have set some alarm bells ringing as everywhere else was fully booked all summer.

We still had a good holiday and got lucky with the weather so didn't let it spoil our holiday but unfortunately we couldn't recommend Glan Tywyn Hall.

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Liked best: The size of the house and the general location.
Liked least: The sleeping facilities, patio and BBQ area, general state of kitchen equipment, issues with flies, general cleanliness.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
22 Oct 2013
I wasn’t going to reply to this but so many people have been on touch, I will. I am not going to get into a slanging match with this vociferous person but here we go!!!
The front garden has got some nettles in the borders, it also has a family of hedgehogs living there. This year we were lucky enough for a family of hares to be born and reared in a corner of the border. The 3-pigs are kept in the field at the side of the house, we keep for the enjoyment of the guests. They love them. We don’t eat meat. The BBQ is a pile of bricks, one on top of the other, but it was built by a bricklayer. The grill on top isn’t a proper grill but is an antique cast iron floor grill which will hold around 25-steaks and is beautiful. This person is right, we do only have one TV for 14-people, but does not mention the library of books in the house and the quiet corners in which to read them. The sofa bed [+2] is as stated, a sofa bed. I let this person know that a new mattress has been bought but this person said this wasn’t good enough. This person is right about the radio, it is only a radio with a record deck, the one in the kitchen plays CD’s. The fridge and freezer are standard under the counter models, with an extra counter top fridge. Glantywyn caters for 14, with adequate cutlery and crockery. This person is right about the cutlery container in the dishwasher, well spotted. There was one under the sink. This person is right about the bath being slow to empty, I wonder what it is? It takes around 4minutes to empty the bath, but if in a rush there are 2-showers and another bath en-suite. The only contact we had with our guests, was when we went to see if everything was OK at the start of their holiday and when we changed the DVD. The people we met, one was the guest who made the booking, were very nice and said the house was lovely and that the children were having a wonderful time. Glantywyn is a happy house, that rings with the laughter of children and people enjoying themselves. This person ‘didn’t get’ Glantywyn Hall, this person could be right, I could be wrong but I am not going to change a thing, even the 3-little pigs will stay. Before now we have had boy scouts camping in tents on the front lawn. I don’t care so long as everybody is happy. As for the cleaning, 3-cleaners work for 6-hours on a Saturday, this house is clean. Glantywyn is over 400 years old, sometimes I’m amazed its still standing but it is clean. All this bother and the booking was for 8-adults for one week. Our contact number is in the kitchen and we live 20-yards away.
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mjones75
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous :) relaxing, everything i hoped for x”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

Had the best weekend stay at glan tywyn hall, house fitted description perfectly, beautiful garden with bbq, plenty of room for children and my dog was more than welcome. Jaki was so helpful and polite, showed us places where we could visit. Definitely go again, already planning a christmas break up there.
Well done eric and jaki, c u both again soon x

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Ilovecake...
Bedford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Needs some attention”
Reviewed 1 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
4
people found this review helpful

Glan Tywyn showed promise from the outset but actually failed to deliver on several levels.
It is a vast house in an idyllic country setting. Children had a fantastic time exploring property and making dens with sofas etc. for inclement weather there are plenty of fireplaces and radiators, a tumble dryer and power showers. One cannot fail to relax BUT....
The downstairs bedroom, although looking onto the enclosed garden, was dingy with a very uncomfortable mattress.
Some kitchen utensils were beyond useless. All frying pans needed replacing and the fridge /freezer need to double in size in order to accommodate the needs of large parties effectively.
When it rained, the lean to roof leaked in three places. Despite efforts to contain the drips, people were slipping on the wet tiles as the area was a thoroughfare. (Property Management informed by telephone.)
The patio area is fairly worn out; crazy paving is coming loose.
The lounge area is an awkward shape thus separating some people from the main "television corner".
Perhaps a little pedantic but expected a bit more...

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Liked best: Remote location
Liked least: Dated decor and furnishings
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
1 Jul 2013
Thank you for your comments. I feel I must respond to some of your statements. I could do nothing about the roof at the time. As all over the country, we had had some horrific storms,and as I explained Eric had had a fall, temporary repairs had been made but you must admit, it was a pretty bad storm on the day the roof leaked. The roof is now completely fixed. Re pans etc, thank you for letting me know. These have all been replaced. The down stairs bedroom, I feel is personal choice. Re the down stairs lounge, there is not a lot we can do about the structure. Sorry you were disappointed, thank you for giving me the chance to improve things.
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RCG83
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Great Birthday Weekend, in a lovely house with amazing friends.”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

House was great. Its really big and speacous so your not all on top of each other. Owner Jackie was great and around if you need her but also allowed you to get on and enjoy the house and its surroundings. Favourite feature has to be the big table on the patio where due to some fab weather we got to all sit around for a glass of wine or two.

Would recomend this house to anyone who wants to have a relaxed get away with friends and family but also wants the freedom to go off exploring. Enjoyed every minute of our stay and will be back. Also house was very dog friendly and he seemed to have just as good time as we did!!!

Thanks for an amazing birthday weekend in an amazing house.

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Liked best: Big table and BBQ on patio
Liked least: Due to age of house boliers to time to warm up water.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Jul 2013
Thank you.
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Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Liked best: The upstairs sitting room, and all the book cases crammed with books! The overall ambiance.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jul 2013
Thank you
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Alun M
Caersws, United Kingdom
1 review
“Experience life as lord of the mannor”
Reviewed 10 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

What a fantastic venue for groups A wonderfully secluded spot with a magnificent Manor House very tastefully decorated and furnished. Very warm and cosy made even more so by two large living rooms with open fires just right for returning from an autumnal country walk. Huge kitchen dining area (be careful you could spend all of your time in this area neglecting the rest of the house) fitted out with everything you could want (however if there were anything missing I am sure your host Jackie would correct it immediately). The bedrooms were clean warm and luxurious I would have been delighted to sleep in any of them as it was we got the double at the rear of the house and none could have been more comfortable. Glantywyn is a little difficult to find so ask for directions not many signs I used a sat nav which got me close then had to ask (my fault). In all a special weekend made even better by the fortunate booking of Glantywyn Hall I would greatly recommend this property for a really relaxing and truly splendid break.

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Liked best: The sense of historic luxury
Liked least: Finding the Hall
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jul 2013
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry one member of your party was disappointed.
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