I am quite astounded at some of the negative reviews of this hotel, it's as though the writers thought they were going to a Four Seasons hotel not a seaside family hotel. The trouble with a lot of reviewers is you do not rate hotels within their class and not against something that simply cannot be compared with it - a bit like comparing apples with pumpkin!
As someone who has done the entire gamit of hotels across the world - including Four Seasons Hotels in Australia, Canada, Hawaii and Kuala Lumper (not reviewed by me on Trip Advisor as these stays were before I took to reviewing) when I go to a seaside hotel in Wales I review it as a seaside hotel in Wales.
My partner and I stayed at this hotel for two nights in 2013. It is very obvious that this is a family hotel whose market is largely working class retirees from the North and service it provides meets the expectations of these groups. We actually enjoyed the ocassional chats we had with some of the Northerners because they spoke of a world we don't know a lot (enough?) about.
As to the hotel itself. It is conveniently located between the sea and the train station. The room was clean and comfortable and only recently redecorated. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The entertainment was not to our taste but we weren't there to be entertained and it didn't interfere with our stay.
Perhaps the hours for breakfast are a little restrictive - they are obviously scheduled to deal with groups from bus tours which is understandable given that groups are probably the hotel's bread and butter trade. It was not a problem for us as we preferred to rise late and have brunch in the town. We were on a break from the city so we weren't into rushing to get up and we are not "full English (Welsh?) breakfast" people in any case.
In summary, this hotel served our short break purposes perfectly well and was excellent value for money. The Evans Hotel is what it is - a pleasant well located hotel and a good location.
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- Also Known As:
- Evans Hotel Llandudno, Wales