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Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
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Acton, California
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13 reviews
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“Dog Friendly!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

July 2013 - brought our Labrador and they were more than accommodating. They provided dog towels after the river swim, had dog walk areas, and allowed dogs on the dinner patio. Wonderful place that I can't recommend enough. The wifi was strong, provided me with UK power adapters, food was fantastic, rooms were clean....Great place! Within walking distance of Betws-y-Coed "downtown".

Room Tip: There are rooms with balconies and a jacuzzi. My room #6 was on the SW side and very quiet, with a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

A super king room overlooking the river,hills and forests is well worth the little extra.The room was large, bright and spotless with superb views. Even better if you get one with a terrace - they are the same price! The dining room has similar views and there is some real skill in the kitchen. The hotel has to be praised for the quality of the food - it is also beautifully presented.
Difficult to find many negatives about this place but one is that the more formal parts of the garden appear neglected and therefore untidy and finally that some of the junior waitresses need professional training. All in all, a great place to stay out of the hustle of the town.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Stayed here over the weekend of 20th July for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. I can only say that I have not stayed in a nicer, more relaxing and friendly hotel in a long time! The manager Andrew was extremely pleasant ant struck me as being very good at what he does! The room ( although a river view would have been the icing on the cake ) was comfortable, well appointed, clean and quiet.
The food was without doubt of the highest standard and the preparation was better than some of the " Top Range " hotels I've stayed in ... The staff were courteous and efficient and helped make our little stay very relaxing!
The only problem we encountered were the midges of an evening... Not a lot that the hotel staff could do about them although I would suggest some incense burners around the balcony area would help a lot.
All in all though I couldn't fault our experience and would recomend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet, private mini-break or hollidy!

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a River view....The outlook over the river Conwy is outstanding
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

When making my booking of 2 rooms at £160 each, I mentioned that we were staying to attend my son's graduation. We arrived at the hotel at 2.30 pm (checking in time) on Sunday and asked if we could obtain a snack...we were told we were too late for lunch as the kitchen closed at 2.30 pm. Having only just arrived, my sons were hastily dispatched to find us something to eat, as I am diabetic, We were also told that breakfast would not be available to us the following morning as service did not start until 8.00 am...we needed to leave at 7.45 am in order to get to the University! This hotel is not cheap but was booked due to the special occasion...this transpired to be a bad move. We were charged Bed and Breakfast rates, but were denied breakfast. On reflection, we would probably have been better served in a family run Bed & Breakfast where they would have been more accommodating. Our special occasion was marred by this experience.
On the plus side, the rooms were very well appointed, very clean and the beds were comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Wonderful location, lovely rooms right on the river, nice grounds, friendly staff. Now our favourite place in North Wales. Have been here 3 times and will go again. A bit pricey, but worth it for that special treat.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights as part of our wedding festivities. As we were having a small family wedding, we had our wedding dinner in the restaurant where every one of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food with clean plates all round. The service from Martin and his staff was excellent and throughout our stay in the hotel we were extremely well looked after.
The hotel's location is beautiful and from our room we had a picturesque view of the the River Conwy Valley. We will definitely be back to celebrate at least one of our anniversaries over subsequent years.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merseyside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

We stopped here to catch the sun. The terrace by the river is lovely, sheltered and tranquil. We were allowed to bring our dog on the terrace so we didn't have to leave her in the car. Would love to stay here through, there are rooms with large sunny balconies and the river frontage is lovely. Apparently Elgar stayed in one of the cottages on the lane leading to the hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful. The lunch food is well presented and tasty, if a little unambitious.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel
Address: | Nearby the River Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is set in a much admired and envied position down a long private driveway on the banks of the River Conwy at the edge of Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia. We have 16 acres of our own beautiful gardens and we are surrounded by uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the Conwy Valley with its wooded slopes forming the perfect atmosphere in which to relax in peaceful tranquillity. Privately owned, the traditional values of hospitality hold strong with the emphasis on courtesy and service. ... more   less 
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