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“A smile would not have gone a miss!”

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Bryn Bella Guest House
Ranked #22 of 47 Betws-y-Coed B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A smile would not have gone a miss!”
Reviewed 29 September 2008

After reading all the fantastic reviews of Bryn Bella we were really looking forward to our stay.
On the whole the accommodation was well looked after and clean. Every amenity that you could possibly want had been catered for in each bedroom : microwave, iron, ironing board, safe, heater, hospitality tray, fridge, shoe polisher, muddy shoe tray, tv, dvd, sanitary towel bags, shampoo, soap, shower cap, flannels, pump action hand lotion and soap, torch, corkscrew, luggage rack, cutlery, plates, bedside mints, glasses (including champagne flutes), bath robes and plenty of cuddly toys.....we may have left a few items out - so apologies for this....sometimes less is more!
Joan and Mark's extensive Portmeiron collection featured extensively in the house - ranging from every day items of crockery to table lamps, cushion covers, wall pictures, vases and place mats and trays - they even had Portmeiron reference books for your perusal at breakfast.....moving onto this subject.
We were really looking forward to the Welsh cooked breakfast as from the description it sounded quite delicious - unfortunately we were sorely disappointed - the lightly boiled mushrooms added moisture to the grey bacon which was so tough we could have used it to sole our shoes - we tried, oh how we tried, to liven up breakfast with a dollop of brown sauce which was presented in a ramekin and had clearly been sitting there for some considerable time .... we quickly wanted to wash this down with some grapefruit juice but sadly it was so rancid that it had started to ferment........not deterred we looked longingly at the pack lunches which were to sustain us during our walk up Snowdon ....imagine our disappointment when we tucked in to our Asda crisps, cake of the day (small scone/ breakaway biscuit) and thick white sandwiches which consisted mainly of caterers margarine - never mind - maybe our expectations are too high.
Bryn Bella is in a lovely location (but not in the village), the house is architecturally pleasing but unfortunately the owners taste in Portmerion, cuddly sheep, dogs, penguins, bears, cats, hedgehogs etc, climbing gnomes is overwhelming and detracts from an enjoyable stay.
All of this could be overlooked had Mark, the proprietor, managed to extend a warm welcome to us and a smile would not have gone amiss!

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Lack of hospitality
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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wiltshire
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2008

When we arrived after a long drive from Wiltshire we were immediately greeted and made to feel welcome.
Room 5 was absolutely immaculate, the kingsize bed had clean crispy white sheets and a lovely warm duvet with soft pillows and the bathroom was spotless with fluffy towels and a simply sparkling shower.
The breakfast room was again spotless and everything matched, the breakfast was served without delay and the food and tea was lovely and hot.
We were really impressed by the standard of Bryn Bella and would not hesitate to stay again-hopefully in the near future.

If you are new to Wales like us, please ensure you take warm clothes and a hat if you intend to visit Snowdonia-its freezing {brass monkeys} at the top !

Enjoy....we did!!
Liz and Paul Hawkins - Wiltshire.

  • Liked — so clean
  • Disliked — we had to go home!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank libbyhey
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Colwyn Bay
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Bryn Bella is one of the nicest Guest Houses I have stayed in and in such a magnificent location over looking the hills and vallies of Beautiful Snowdonia.

Upon arrival, Mark made us very welcome, showed us to our nice clean room and was on hand to advise us of walks and days out which truly added to our stay.

Totally recomend Bryn Bella to all.

Mr N Green

Stayed August 2008
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Thank Jafaorange
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Suffolk
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Everything just as it should be. Views from room superb, breakfast superb, friendliness and helpfulness of owners couldn't be faulted. Betws-y coed is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Wales, and I'm quite sure that one couldn't find a better Guest House there than Bryn Bella. Thoroughly recommended - we WILL be back!

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank adamc6671
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Property: Bryn Bella Guest House
Address: Lon Muriau Llanrwst Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0HD, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bryn Bella Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Bryn Bella, you are always assured of the warmest of welcomes, fine local food and comfortably furnished accommodation. Friendly help and advice are always available from your hosts Joan and Mark Edwards. Overlooking Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia, North Wales Bryn Bella has a selection of both Double; King Size and Twin rooms. All our rooms are equipped to a high standard with wireless internet as standard. ... more   less 
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