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“Nice hotel for afternoon tea” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice hotel for afternoon tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We dropped in here for refreshments during our visit to Betws-y-Coed.
Very pleasant relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
We didn't eat but the menu looked good and reasonably priced.
Seemed to be a popular hotel.
Staff very pleasant & helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the village at a local B&B and the owner recommended this place for dinner. It was so good the first night that we went back the subsequent two nights. Ate twice in the restaurant (three courses for £25) and in the Grill Bar once. The food was really good and great value for money, while the service was excellent with attentive and friendly waiting staff. The only tiny complaint was that on the trio of desserts (crumble,pie etc) the custard was out of a can. As everything else was very home cooked we were disappointed a real custard wasn't made. However this did not overshadow three excellent meals out. Oh, and the wine list was comprehensive and reasonably priced too - bonus!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Another great stay. Staff always friendly and welcoming. Thanks for the surprise. Room fantastic, great view. Ideal base for touring. Food, as always, out of this world. Can recommend the Stables Bar for lunch. Already planning next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Westbr00k
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Hertfordshire
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245 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Only average because of the room choice. A shame because the reception staff were good, the food was good and the service good too. This place is big and busy but seems to have everything under control. The parking arrangement works but when the sun is out and there are lots of people in Betws y Coed parking can be a bit tight. Our problem was that we had one of the slightly cheaper rooms which means a room at the back with no view and also a bit gloomy. Not a big problem (the room is a decent size and perfectly ok) but it was rather stuffy so we had the window open - which then means you hear the noise of the generator and the smell of food cooking is quite strong throughout the evening and night and then again early in the morning when breakfast is underway. When we checked out there was an over-charge that the receptionist very quickly sorted. We told her our problem with the room, she said that next time we could try the front (more expensive) rooms, but warned us we would then have to cope with the noise of traffic. Basically that is the choice, noise and food smell at the back or noise at the front. Shame, especially when the staff seem so good. We would go back to eat here, but not to stay given the choice on rooms.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lilibet53
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Experienced a thoroughly enjoyable weekend with excellent service from all staff and outstanding food. The atmosphere is very relaxing and friendly. Probably one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at and we look forward to our next visit. We can highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonathan E
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Chester
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149 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Lovely meal at this nice hotel on the main street in Betwys - the restaurant has a harpist on a Weds night and she really adds to the experience. Lovely room, chandeliers, tasteful decor and very attentive staff. Even though there was a large party in, service was very good - I would have said 'excellent' but the waitress didn't mention there not being a 'compote' with the cheese board and when asked about it she said 'It is freshly made up, and there is none left', she said this to the next table too - so why was none 'made up'?! I was also unhappy to see an 'extra' drink on the bill (I hate that type of thing), but apart from these little things it was really very good. Lovely choice on the menu, if you want 'medium rare' steak, I would ask for 'rare' as it was well done in my view. But everything else was great - very reasonably priced for standard of food. May stay here next visit on strength of evening meal.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Moira A
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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We were offered a lovely comfortable room when we stayed at this hotel and asked if we were happy with our room. We mentioned that we would prefer a view of the fields and hills surrounding the pretty village and we were offered an equally lovely room with a super view which we enjoyed staying in. The food in the restaurant and grill were excellent as was the service. We shall definitely be returning to this delightful part of Wales again and hope to use a similar super deal via travel zoo.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mikejones1409
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Property: Royal Oak Hotel
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Oak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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