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“Very good standard of accommodation” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stables Lodge
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good standard of accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We had previously stayed in the Stables Lodge but the rooms have been refurbished since then. We were in 114 which was above the shop a little away from the main bar area. The room was perfectly adequate with a comfy double bed, TV, generous supply of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, hairdryer and decent storage for a couple of nights. The only slight niggle was there was only one bed side table.
We checked in at the Royal Oak hotel and received our keys. The only negative of our stay was the welcome at reception where the staff seemed more interested in sniggering than booking us in. I'm not sure what they found so amusing andit was off putting.
Staff experience aside it was a good stay and much cheaper than the actual hotel. The Lodge is central to the town so it is easy to park up and explore on foot. We had breakfast in the hotel one morning it was slightly cheaper to book ahead. The breakfast was Ok but nothing special. We enjoyed breakfast in the Alpine cafe the second morning which was nicer. We had dinner in the Stables Bistro one night that was tasty although busy. There were plenty of staff including a very nice old lady with grey hair who was friendly and almost made up for reception experience. We did enjoy sitting outside under the patio heater people watching and there was live music both nights.

Room Tip: away from the bar area if you are a light sleeper!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We went for a spontaneous trip into Snowdonia and were in need of a room for the night. At reception of the Royal Oak Hotel we were met by very nice staff who offered us the choice of staying in the Hotel or the Lodge. They managed to include breakfast for us for a reasonable price, so we agreed and checked in. All of this took less than 5 minutes. Perfect customer service. The room was very spacious and clean. We had a great stay in the Lodge. I can only recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Have visited Betws-y-Coed many times but never stayed the night. The lodge is attached to the local hotel- Royal Oak- in the main street through the town. Staff seemed friendly and organised and checked in at reasonable time. Room was excellent and well appointed, looked refurbished and the bathroom was nice and modern. Plenty of heat and a comfortable bed after walking- plenty of walks near the town too- no need to go straight to the higher mountains. Breakfast was served in main hotel conservatory. Really good food and efficiently served. Evening food available in main hotel- bit busy on a Friday night, so tables hard to find. However, additional entertainment in form of male voice choir...so all good. worth a visit and I felt the price was very reasonable. Can imagine its busy in the summer here. would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms to the back are quieter but no view. Rooms to the front more interesting.
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  • Stayed March 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Firstly when we booked the lady on the phone said she had included a complimentary breakfast when we booked, we found this wasn't the case and the staff seemed offended that we had asked about it.

Second to this we where given out key and told to find our room, which considering it was in a complete different building was some what annoying!

On first impressions the room seemed comfortable, although we found the top of the headboard and mirrors to have a lot of dust on them and several of the lights did not work. Other than this there were not major issues with the room.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Good rooms in great location. I felt the place was a bit overpriced. Saying that it's in the centre of stunning village and right next to the pub. Has wifi and parking so will proberly return again!! Check in was at the hotel not at the lodge. All in all good.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed here recently and found it overall a nice place but similar to previous mentions a few niggles. These niggles are a shame because otherwise the place could be really great good value accommodation. With a bit of effort from the Hotel these could easily be sorted out.

The bed had a cheap sprung mattress that was pretty firm, but we slept well and didn't sag together in the middle. The room was warm and comfortable. The TV a good size and easy to use. There was a nice radio alarm clock provided on one bedside table. We had to hunt for the power lead and it looked like it had received a nasty spillage on one speaker but it was appreciated by us. The bath was small but the shower was good with no pressure issues. Unfortunately one of the bedside lights didn't work either.

We like to open windows for fresh air and were disappointed to discover that we were located above 3 large air con/heating units which made a bit of a racket.

The biggest disappointment for us was the drying room. Being keen hill walkers/climbers a good drying room is important to us (especially in January). After day 1 and a good soaking on the hill, we were dismayed to discover that the drying room also doubles as what appears to be the hotel maintenance room. It was dusty, dirty and full of all manner of decorating equipment, cleaning equipment, tools, a bike, hoovers, boxes of hotel laundry and more. Needless to say we didn't feel comfortable leaving our expensive and much loved kit in there.

The entrance reception was unattended (we never saw anyone apart from check in) and not very inviting but not really an issue. On the upside it is located superbly close to the pub.

We frequently return to North Wales time and again and overall this one will go down as a 'good un'.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

A very good two night stay in convenient clean accomodation, Excellent for walking in Snowdonia. The rooms provide good value for money and are well located in the heart of Bettws y Coed. We used the Hotel for breakfasts and our evening meal on the first night. The food was excellent and service exemplary,

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Stables Lodge
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Stables Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Wales's most popular inland resort and only 10 minutes drive from Snowdon with its mountains and coast. All 18 modern rooms are en-suite and furnished to a high standard with color remote TVs, hospitality trays, double glazing and lift. Bike store and drying facilities on site. Located next door to the famous Stables Bistro Bar with meals served all day, every day and regular entertainment by Jazz band and local Welsh choir. ... more   less 
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Stables Hotel Betws-y-Coed
Stables Lodge Betws-y-Coed, Wales

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