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“Eating at this hotel ruined our special day”
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Royal Goat Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Beddgelert
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Eating at this hotel ruined our special day”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a great week in Beddgelert in a house by the river. During our stay we ate out every night and all the food was excellent - except this place.
It was my parents Diamond wedding anniversary, telegram from the queen, everything, very special day. The mistake we made was choosing the Royal Goat for our evening meal they ruined everything.
After waiting 3/4 hour to be served My father in law and I had inedible, grossly overcooked food and when this was pointed out we were met with a shrug of shoulders "would we like to choose something else?" - (and wait another 3/4 of an hour???).
No apology, no chef popping his head out to find out whats wrong, no manager to talk to, ( I left my name and number for him )
We walked out in disgust and ate elsewhere.
There are plenty of excellent eating places in and around Beddgelert do yourself a big favour.....

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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sthelens
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed in the royal goat hotel for two days while we attend a family wedding in Bangor the staff can't do enough for you all thought the hotel is a little tired it was spotless ,cooked breakfast was excellent and we had a lovely T-bone steak in the grill room .i would highly recommend the hotel and will be visiting it again .

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This was our second stay at the Royal Goat, that’s how good it is. It’s ideally situated in Beddgelert, perfect for walks. On this stay, the price was a bargain, and the room was perfectly adequate. There’s a large sitting room downstairs with leather sofas, TV, a piano, and wifi.

It also offers what’s probably the best dining in Beddgelert. They offer a high end dinner cuisine, and the service is excellent. Without hovering around or coming to the table time and again, the servers watch for when it’s ready to remove plates and bring the next course. Although why they bring out bread with frozen butter that won’t spread, like some cheapo place would, is beyond me. But if that’s the only thing I can find to pick on, they’re doing something right.

We were ready for an early start, around 7am, before breakfast was available. We asked where we could find somewhere that would be open. We got some suggestions, none in Beddgelert, then they offered to whip us up a couple of bacon sandwiches if we like, which we were grateful for. That’s service, meeting a customer requirement beyond their normal offering. Kudos to them.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bowral, Australia
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128 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed here 2 nights. When we arrived we were given a room on the third floor. Getting up was not easy as the lift was minuscule and the stairs steep. The room was very cramped and the shower was useless! We complained next morning and I will say that the staff was helpful and when we returned later in the day we had been moved to a much better room on the first floor. Breakfasts were good and it was located well for looking around Snowdonia.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

As part of a coach party my wife and I stayed here for 4 nights from 9th June and we loved it. The room was comfortable , clean and spacious and all the meals we were given were superb and all the staff so friendly and all in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Badminton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed for three nights at the Royal Goat Hotel and enjoyed it very much. The breakfasts were just right and the hotel has a lot of character, it's also perfectly located in Beddgelert which is one of the best places to stay in Snowdonia. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms comfortable and fully stocked with tea/coffee etc. We had asked for two quiet rooms and were glad we had booked on the top floor as the floors were a bit creaky (hardly surprising given the age of the hotel) and I wouldn't have liked to have been below us walking around! That wouldn't put me off staying there again - nor would the sadly rather poor showers (again probably because we were on the top floor of a very old building, but they were a bit rubbish). It was amazingly quiet at night with no traffic through the village. All in all a good hotel and extremely reasonable, especially considering it's in the middle of a National Park.

Room Tip: We were in rooms 33 and 34 which were on the top floor (might be a problem for very tall people) and...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed here for two nights with friends. The hotel was very well located at the edge of the village and within easy walking (5 mins) of anywhere you need. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel rooms were clean and comfortable and TV radio and tea/coffee making facilities all worked and kept stocked up. the shower on the third floor was a bit hit and miss with hot water depending on when you tried to use it. The interior windows etc were fine but the frames on the outside were rotten and there were signs of water damage on the ceiling. This didn't spoil my stay though as the interior of the rooms was OK and the wood beems on the third floor added character.

Breakfast was ample and toast, croissants cereal were lovely. I had kippers which were nice. My friends had cooked breakfast on the first day and were not impressed, bacon salty and tomatoes rock hard.

We didn't have dinner there as the prices were a bit steep (and didn't trust it after the breakfast) and there were other restaurants in the village with a better selection at better prices.

The bar area was nice but the beer selection was poor (especially as the hotel was listed as a location on the Rail Ale beer festival website!) and the staff didn't seem to be interested about the festival when we enquired.

All in all for the price we had a good stay, and would recommend staying here. Had there been no other pubs or restaurants around we would have been less happy.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed fine. no road noise at the front (this time of the year at least)
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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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
Hotel Style:
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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