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Swallow Falls Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Location and Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We arrived late, but the staff were so organised and helpful leaving keys in the bar which is part of the hotel. The place looked clean and newly redecorated and our room was lovely. The bed was comfy, a little soft for me, but that is personal taste, table and chairs, hairdryer plenty of storage space and coat hangers in the wardrobe... The bathroom was a little dark, but with a vanity mirror on the chest of draws in the bedroom it really wasn't an issue. The bath has seen better days with damage at the end you stand to have a shower but safe and clean. The room was serviced daily and you could decide if you wanted clean towles daily or use what you already have. You only get two tea bags / two coffee / two decaf coffee which did mean you couldn't have one after a long day hiking and one in the morning, but what a minor thing to gripe about! You can request fresh milk for your tea and UHT comes as standard.

Breakfast was fine... cereal / toast and standard hot options. The hot options seemed a little lacking greasy hash brown, fatty bacon, 'wet' poached egg but nothing awful and wouldn't complain as it was completely edible but I have had better (and in fact on the last day it was considerably better, so maybe an in experienced chef for the first few days?!) We had dinner there on one night and the homemade cottage pie was outstanding, good sized portion, full of flavour and on the 2 for £10 menu! The chilli was ok, but had clearly been microwaved and the burgers were very obviously a pre-bought option from a catering company (brakes / 3663) as were the very poor quality buns and 'plastic' cheese slices. All in all a very mixed bag - if you choose wisely you can have something amazing, I suggest choosing the 'homemade' options!

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.
The staff throughout the stay were very helpful and couldn't do enough to help or make your stay better and I am sure, without a doubt that if we had of mentioned the breakfast or dinner options were not quite as we had hoped that they would have changed them without quibble (but we're fairly relaxed and not overly fussy!)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
      Service
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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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed here for a few days this week room was small but adequate comfy bed and good shower everything you need staff friendly had a steak the first night and have to say one of the best steaks I have had cut like a piece of butter also ate the following night and that was good too decided the last night to eat in another restaurant in betws-y-coed but wished we had stayed put to eat at our hotel the hotel is very central for surrounding attractions is Snowdon,slate mines etc would stay again if in the area large car park too which Is pay an display but free if you stay in the hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I stayed here during early May before a day out to zipworld, which was a gift from my partner. The hotel is beautifully situated opposite a lovely waterfall, I stayed in one of the cabins which were spacious overlooking lovely views of the hills and we had some goat visitors! It was a lovely quaint place where you felt miles away. The beds were comfortable with good facilities and our room had a large TV,and coffee facilities and a good shower. Me and my partner spent most of the night in the bar, the barman was freindly and atmosphere was good, we had dinner here and that was also really nice I had the trout which was cooked perfectly and my partner had gammon which looked good. Finally we had breakfast with our stay and that was served quick and was also nice. The reception staff were freindly and helped us with directions. All in all I had a great stay and will be returning again, if you visit I suggest poping into Betty's-y-coed as it's a lovely little village with good shops.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Solihull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Rooms are very basic but clean,ours was in a Annex block away from the main hotel, they also have a hostel on sight for larger group visits. Breakfast not bad (cheap sausages) made my tongue curl, but the rest was ok,.other food on menu that we chose was well presented, hot and tasty, The home made steak pie was great. The hotel was right opposite the falls which was lovely and there was some great walking to do. No phone signal at all which was a bit bothering, we had to drive into town for calls. I would rate 6/10

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

I recently stayed in the hostel at the Swallow Falls Hotel ... and was impressed. It's very reasonably priced and all of the facilities are functional and clean. As you would expect from any hostel, the rooms are a little bit shabby. But, they're heavily used, so it's only to be expected.

I stayed in a room for four. It was pretty small (I'd guess around 5mx3m) with two bunk beds, four cupboards (with attachments for a padlock), a flat surface that could (in a pinch) be used as a desk, and a small shower/toilet. The shower cubicle was tiny, but the shower itself was good - hot and porwerful. If all four people are walking around in the room at the same time, it's very cramped. But, it's a lot more comfortable than camping. The bunk beds were firm and comfortable, the sheets were crisp and clean, the duvets was warm. All-in-all, very good.

The complex itself is good. In addition to the hostel, there is a hotel (I didn't get the opportunity to see the rooms) and a campsite - which looked nice. I did take a quick look into the campsite toilets/showers which looked to be OK. The complex also houses a bar and tavern. I didn't try the food, but it looked good - and reasonably priced. All of the staff that I met were pleasant and efficient.

The only negative, is that the complex is a long way from the village. It would be quite a walk if you wanted to (for instance) go into the village for dinner or a drink. But, since Swallow Falls has everything that you need on-site, I'm guessing that people will rarely do that.

Room Tip: If you're going to be sharing a room in the hostel - bring some good quality earplugs.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed two nights on a Wowcher voucher. The room was fine if a little small but had everything we needed and expected and a comfy bed. Great shower! The food was excellent if a little pricey in the restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a free sauna and cream team in with the price.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Letchworth, England
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights ,rooms very good. Staff all really polite , help in any way they can . Unfortunately the weather didn't allow for our trip in helicopter. Oh well ! Have to return. Thanks for lovely time

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Swallow Falls Hotel
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0DW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Swallow Falls Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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