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“GREAT LOCATION AND FACILITIES”
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Waterloo Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
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29 reviews
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“GREAT LOCATION AND FACILITIES”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Myself and a friend stayed here as a base for walking in the area and climbing Snowdon. It was easy to find, our room was detached from the main hotel in a 'motel style' drive up which made it great for unloading the car. Only a short walk into the main hotel and the leisure complex.
Breakfast was generous and just what we needed for the walking holiday!
Nice bar and restaurant too that we used in the evening.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Prestatyn
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We were attending a wedding reception and many of the guests then stayed the night. this hotel has recently gone through a considerable refurbishment of the public area and this has been done very well indeed. The first impression is of spaciousness with a welcoming reception area. the bar area is also spacious but not cavernous as there are lots of different areas. The reception was held in the large front diningroom and this was a very pleasant and bright room. the hotel staff were welcoming but not intrusive and the different parts of the day all went smoothly without the feeling of being organised. Our meal was served efficiently and the food was very good -and plenty of it.

After the formal meal and speeches, the staff cleared the room very quickly to get ready for the evening disco and party. The buffet served later was also excellent and provided a good selection of food.

Our room was really excellent - large bedroom area, a separate dressing area and good bathroom with two basins.. tea and coffee was provided as was iron/ironing board, a flat screen TV and plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Our room was in the main hotel but there are several rooms outside at the back in the style of lodges. Breakfast was buffet style but plenty of staff to help. There is also a swimming pool and spa but we didn't have time to use the facilities.

Another bonus was the very large car park and as the hotel is near the centre, no worries about trying to park in the busy village.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back or in the grounds are very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Ickenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We arrived without prior booking. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We accepted more expensive room. These room are detached from the main Hotel each a small unit, with entrance hall sitting room and large bedroom en suite. Very warm, comfortable bed. Lighting was rather poor, next day the fittings were cleaned with great improvement to light output. Supper is in the dining room or same menu can be ordered in the bar. Excellent choice of drinks, breakfast was self serve and excellent. We stayed two nights, will certainly stay there again when we return.

Room Tip: The rooms which are outside of main hotel are self contained and would be our choice, although they...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Had a great weekend here, Room was excellent at the back no 46 parked outside the door. But a long walk/slope back to the dining room. Too far for me so we drove the the main entrance. Sadly no designated parking spaces out the front. Hotel was busy and some times not able to park near the entrance.

Food was good but buffet breakfast could of been hotter but plenty of it. dinners very good. Main menu and daily specials.

Room Tip: Not able to use laptops as promised!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Would recommend "lodge style" rooms which are located at the rear of the hotel away from the main A5 road, which runs across the front of the hotel, although there is a railway line behind the rooms, not too much noise as trains only run every hour and finish around 21.00 hrs. Room was clean although the decor being brown in colour made the room dark-even during the day you will need the lights on.
Staff were very friendly and willing to help
Breakfast was buffet style, plenty of choice ranging from cereals, fruit, cooked breakfast and continental style. As with all buffet styles the cooked breakfast wasn't very hot

Room Tip: Choose lodge at rear of hotel-
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Bristol
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My 12y old son and I used this as a base for a couple of days mountaineering & climbing in the Ogwen Valley. The weather in Snowdonia can be pretty unpredictable but I couldn't chop-and-change the dates of the trip, so staying somewhere with a swimming pool meant that we had something to do if the weather turned out bad.

We were in one of the chalet-style rooms round the back of the hotel. In fact I am pretty sure we were in Room 42 which recently got a bad review here on Tripadvisor, yet we thought it was absolutely great (however, we both sleep very heavily). Clean, lots of room.

I once stayed here about 11 years ago and the whole hotel was very run down, a real disappointment. But sometime apparently quite recently it has undergone a really major refurbishment -- seems they have totally refitted & rebuilt the reception area, bar, restaurant, and built the new swimminpool/sauna/steamroom spa. The staff we all friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was great, and the food at dinner was lovely too with generous portions.

Downsides: the bar seemed soulless and was pretty-much empty both nights. Certainly no fault of the bar-staff, who were very friendly. Maybe it would have been different in bad weather. The second night there, we chose to take the short walk down the road to eat in the big outdoor-tables area by the Cotswold Outdoor store, which is always buzzing in good weather on summer evenings.

It's certainly not the cheapest place in Betws, but it has a brand-new pool/spa complex: something quite rare in these parts. So, you pays your money and you takes your choice. I'm very glad we stayed here, and we certainly plan to come back again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nuernberg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We spent two nights, in this delightfully positioned Hotel. Just a short walk to the village of Betws-y-Coed. Our outside room was clean, with comfortable beds and ample space. En suite bathroom. A good breakfast to start the day and well cooked food in the evenings to round off everything. Sadly they can‘t do a good piece of roast pork though! Very attentive staff and excellent parking space. Makes this a highly recommendable spot to stay.

Room Tip: Our room was number 43 quiet and no complaints.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waterloo Hotel
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AR, Wales (Formerly Best Western)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterloo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The WATERLOO HOTEL and STATIONS leisure complex is the ideal base for discovering the endless array of what beautiful North Wales and its coast has to offer..... mountain biking on the famous Marin trail, summiting the heights of mount Snowdon, sitting still and taking in the breath-taking scenery, adventure days caving or cannyoning, building sandcastles on one of the many golden beaches or leisurely strolls around lakes and woodland....there is something for everyone... and at the WATERLOO HOTEL our aim is to help you bring your holiday to life.............. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Betws y Coed
Betws-y-Coed Best Western
Waterloo Hotel Betws-y-Coed, Wales

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