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“Great base for Snowdon”
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Royal Goat Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Beddgelert
Certificate of Excellence
Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Great base for Snowdon”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed at The Goat for Friday & Saturday nights and couldn't fault it. The room was large, clean and well appointed with a superb view.
We ate in the restaurant both evenings and found the food to be well cooked and presented and a varied menu. The head waiter who seemed to deal with everything was an absolute star.
The breakfast was large and varied and unusually served on very hot plates.
If you want to stay in a hotel with character in an unrivaled setting then The Goat is a must.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights to walk up snowdon. Hotel was well organised, expecting the big group of us and pre ordering packed lunches for us. The bedroom was perfectly adequate, although very hot in morning and Windows wouldn't open. Not the cleanest of rooms, behind blinds in bathroom were hundreds of dead midges and a tissue under bed was there for the 2 days. The barman was lovely, really friendly and helpful. Great local real ales on draught. Food was nice but was quite expensive. As some of our party had travelled over 6 hours to get here we asked what time food was served until which was 830. Baring in mind there is virtually no phone reception there it was impossible to let friends know this. One arrived at 832 to be refused hot food although did get a sandwich. Ate at saracens head next day which had better ambience, better choice and better prices and served later.
Breakfast was good although plates were so hot you could remove your fingerprints!
All said, I'd stay again for a walking trip.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Go to Bedgellert every year and always have a couple of evening meals here , we meet up with friends who stay at the hotel . There is always a crowd of us and we've always had a really good time . The menu is very varied and there is a specials board too , this year 3 of us asked for omelets , the waiter said I need to just check with the chef as they were really busy , he came back and said it would be no problem ! and they were lovely , good prices too for an hotel . We'll be back next year ..... Hopefully! Do try , I'm sure you'll love it , and I'm really fussy !!!

Room Tip: Didn't stay here myself but our friends always do , and they love it !
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed here for one night after an exhausting but rewarding trek up Snowdon. The room was lovely, great views from the windows, a superbly comfortable bed and most importantly a very welcoming bath! What was not so good though, was the fact the the shrill overhead alarm kept going off throughout our stay! It went off a couple of times in the evening, then again just as we were about to settle down for a peaceful (wishful thinking) nights sleep. The fault seemed to be throughout the hotel, as when my husband went down to reception to report this, he was not alone! After being reassured by reception that the problem was now sorted, we were rudely awoken at both 2.30am and again at 3.30am by the alarm shrieking above our bed. Yes, I'm sure that these things do happen, but when we checked out the following morning, there was no apology forthcoming from the hotel. When we raised the subject of the alarm, after paying our bill, we were simply told that they were aware that the alarms had been going off, but that they had checked the system and there was no fault!!! We really would have expected a profound apology for such a disturbed nights 'sleep', but sadly customer satisfaction/service/comfort was sadly lacking. Although the hotel itself was perfectly placed for our adventures and the room was spacious and comfortable, I think we'll be looking to stay at a Premier Inn next time, as we would have been given a no-quibble refund for our disturbed night, under their 'Good Night' guarantee!

  • Stayed June 2013
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Stayed here for one night after climbing Snowdon. This was a great location 1. as it was close to Snowdon so not far to travel after a tiresome day and 2. as Beddgelert is a lovely little picturesque village. The hotel itself has lots of character and a lovely restaurant which we ate in usual prices for al a carte food. Very good quality & superb tasting selection! Nice homely feel with extremely polite & helpful staff. Our double room was a little small but all u need when realistically you dot spend much time in them! The sheets towels and bathroom was very clean. Stayed here with my husband and mother & mother in law who had a twin room who said it was a great sized room. The only thing that let the hotel down was there were lots of cobwebs in places so we thought appearance could have been a bit better! But that's us being picky everything else was clean .. Breakfast was excellent great service again and plenty of choice. When I booked the hotel I wasn't sure breakfast was included however when we checked in the receptionist said it was served from 7:45-9:15am so we thought great. However on check out we were charged £8.95 per head which wasn't a problem as it was lovely but a heads up would have been nice :) overall great place definitely worth a visit especially for the views and plenty to explore

  • Stayed June 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

But not quite 'very good'.

Although our 'superior' room was wonderfully clean, spacious and airy and although the food was very good, well prepared and presented, the place doesn't quite float my boat.

I've been trying to put my finger on what it is about this place which doesn't give me the confidence to lift it up from 'average' to very good'.

Perhaps I didn't find it but it seems to be lacking somewhere 'snug'. I did see a lounge but it was in darkness and, unless I looked in at the wrong time, did not seem to be in use.

For a place of this size and maturity I would have expected a comfy lounge;somewhere to sit in peace and quiet for pre or post dinner drinks. Equally I would have expected a quiet restaurant in which to dine

What I did find was a brightly lit restaurant which seemed out of sorts with the rest of the place. It was quite loud in the restaurant. To be fair, it was a bank holiday weekend and there were a couple of young families staying there. We do understand that children are of course noisy but I guess that we shouldn't have expected a country hotel restaurant to be quite so lively.The food and dining room service were great but we never quite felt as though we were in a restaurant, more like a canteen. I'm sure that others are OK about such style but we prefer somewhere a little more tranquil to enjoy dinner.

The hotel is in a great location, very well placed for Snowdonia and the attractions of North Wales. Beddgelert is a very attractive village set amongst quite dramatic scenery.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night for a family event, could not fault anything. Everywhere very clean. Friendly helpful staff. Rooms warm, showers good. Breakfast just what you would expect, plenty of it, well presented, hot and served by friendly staff.

Had used the hotel over 40 years ago and it's good that both the hotel and area are unspoiled.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in this beautiful part of Wales.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Royal Goat Hotel
Address: Beddgelert, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4YE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Beddgelert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Beddgelert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Goat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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