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“October Stay 2013” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel

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Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
leicestershire
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“October Stay 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Very pleasant 1 night stay in room 28.Lovely warm room,lashings of hot water,and nice white towels,and complimentary toiletries.Afternoon tea was included,and consisted of a selection of cakes and pot of tea.Breakfast was an extra £7.95,and a good choice available.Only encountered 2 members of staff who were very pleasant
The negative to this stay was the mattresses!!!!! please replace the ones in room 28.

Room Tip: Room 28 overlooked the car park,and was really peaceful,as it was at the end of the corridor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Williton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We found ourselves in Betsw y Coed early one evening in October, not having had lunch, so looking for something to eat. We came across the curry buffet at the Glen Aber and decided to try it. Really glad we did. Good value for £10 - choice of two starters, several meat curries, a veg curry, dhal, rice, naan, poppadums and various accompaniments. Very enjoyable meal and recommended. Glad we opted for that rather than standard hotel options scampi and chips, etc.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Basic, dirty and noisy. Stayed in the bunkhouse as part of a larger group and absolutely would not recommend it. The rooms are tiny, dirty, dusty and damp, the beds have slats missing and mattresses that are lumpy. The radiators are either too hot or too cold, there are no curtains, the smallest shelves in the world and the walls are plastic like a ferry cabin. The toilet and shower room are simply disgusting with the toilet right by the sink and the urinal right by the shower. The shower curtain reeked of ammonia and the shower itself was minging, with tiles missing and open drains. The only good thing was that the bar was ok, but with rude staff and the restaurant area was ate smart with adequate breakfast. Each twin room was £50 a night, which was £30 too much... Worst accommodation ever.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Lovely little hotel. NIce staff, rooms, bar, hotel. All a bit tired and old. Beds uncomfy but for only £45 per night, which includes a massive breakfast, I think its good value.
Perfect for a boys weekend away walking, not sure if I would go with family/wife.

Really clean
Lovelly staff
Great food - all you can eat Indian restaurant there.
Good, inexpensive bar
Free WIFI

Room Tip: turn your radiator off in the night as it gets HOT. Free parking at the back, but there is loads of...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Robin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night mid october on a groupon deal
Room was lovely, en-suite was modern and very clean
Overall the hotel was good, bar staff were pleasant, i cant really comment on the food as there was a indian buffet on which was hosted by outside caterers, we had that and that was brilliant value for money
Although only stayed one night i would recommend the hotel and we will definitely use it again

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Norwich
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Having stayed at the Glan Aber for a few nights before and really rated it, I have to say this time wasn't so good.

But, before I continue I must say that the food in the main hotel restaurant / bar is still excellent value and really good home cooked fare and the cooked breakfasts remain the best I have ever had. There is now an addition of an Indian buffet n the evenings which can be found in the room where breakfast is served and this divided opinion. My husband really liked his and said it was very tasty but my milder dish was woefully under cooked with very pink chicken so remained uneaten. I suspect that I was just very unlucky as usually the food at the Glan Aber is very good.

Now to the hotel....we had booked a superior room but, compared to the last one I stayed in, the room was very disappointing. It was very small and had sloping ceilings so you had to crouch down to get to one side of the bed and it was easy to bang your head. I had asked for a room with a bath as I need to soak as I have very stiff joints due to a medical condition and I explained this at the time of booking. While this had one, it was by no means full size and as such it was no help at all as I couldn't lay down and submerge myself. There were also a few in-room niggles. There was nowhere to put your things in the bathroom as the (very small) shelf above the sink was so poorly attached to the wall that it sloped and everything fell in to the sink below (not good if you had put glass bottles on there) and the touch lamp on my side of the bed had to be violently shaken to get it to light at all.

As for the TV - I had no idea that they even made flat screen TV's that small. It looked like it belonged to the Borrowers and, even in this tiny room, was completely pointless. It was honestly smaller than my laptop screen which was such a shame because it is not as if TVs cost the earth these days.

Last time I stayed the lift didn't work. This time it gave it a go when it fancied it (though don't expect it to stop on every floor)

Overall, don't be too put off. The staff are friendly and the food is great in the main area but do ask relevant questions about your room. I know there are better than we had when we stayed in room 17 or 18 (sorry, can't remember which) and was just really disappointed this time and very glad that we were only staying for one night rather than for the longer stay I had last time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely stay. Right in the middle of everything. Lovely room, breakfast were great for a long day out. Indian meal in restaurant was brilliant value. Nothing was too much trouble. We will definately be back. Very happy!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AB, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run three-star hotel, cafe, bar and bunkhouse in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia. Selected dog-friendly rooms available. All rooms en-suit with tea and coffee making facilities. Food served till late seven days a week. Drying room and mountain bike lock-up available. Walkers, bikers, climbers welcome, suitable for activity holidays. Welsh speaking staff. ... more   less 
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