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“lovely family break”
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Penhelig Arms
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Aberdovey
Certificate of Excellence
Shropshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“lovely family break”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Very accomodating at short notice, we stayed in 2 different rooms - both very comfortable, clean and luxurious. We had 2 small children, and this was not a problem - bed were provided in our room (sofa beds). The evening meal in the pub was very good - in particular the fish of the day (best fish meal I have had in a long time). Good breakfast, varied hot options. Again, looking after our children was no issue. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Midlands England
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed here two years ago as a couple. This time we took some family members and happy to say just as good - possibly better.

Food and service still great - I think they have improved wifi - it's way beyond usual hotel fare.

What I like about this place are the little touches. It's a cut above the usual B+B experience without being stuffy and formal. Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just returned from four nights at the Penhelig. It was my first stay. Not only was the location excellent, with it's fine sea views from bedroom and dining room, the staff and management were friendly, quick to help and efficient. The food, (breakfast and the one evening meal we had), were very, very, good and the bar/pub part of the hotel was clean and cosy with a great range of real ale beers and other drinks.

All in all, top-notch. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We had rooms 3 and 5, both were really good and had lovely views across the estuary.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had one night's stay here before moving into a cottage nearby and really enjoyed our stay here. We returned many nights for dinner during the week in our cottage. The atmosphere is really warm and friendly, nice roaring fire in the winter.
Excellent selection of wines by the glass and real ale for my partner. Food is really innovative and you can tell it is created with passion, which is very unusual in this world today.
We will be back again to sample some more as we have another cottage booked in July. Cant wait.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Best steak ever! Lovely food although wrong menus were handed out and some items not available. Disappointed we weren't told this before ordering. Same thing happened to other diners, I felt like telling them. Service not terribly attentive. A row had occurred and a member of staff had gone home. Would eat here again.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

As other reviewers have said - there is no 'Reception' and the hanging about at the bottom of the stairs is not welcoming. There did appear to be a distinct lack of 'management' and although the staff were pleasant little problems weren't quickly sorted out and therefore became an annoyance. The restaurant food was of reasonable quality but expensive for what it was, several items were unavailable and the service was too slow. Breakfast was extremely slow in arriving and the lava bread and cockles had turned into a hash brown - with no explanation. Have been before and there were no faults, but this time was somewhat disappointing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our daughter booked two nights in this hotel as a Christmas present,we needed to change our reservation three times due various work and other problems that cropped up. The manager,Phil,each time changed our reservation to new dates and in fact the deal we had actually expired by the time we did make it but he nevertheless honored the deal my daughter had booked.
The view from our hotel room across Cardigan Bay was magnificent and the very friendly staff created a great relaxing ambiance,clearly a place to work as well as to stay.
From the nearby station, just yards away, the train trip we took to Barmouth which hugs the coast is a must for any visitor to this lovely part of Wales.
My wife and I look forward to booking another stay here and to visiting the Dovey pub just down the road again soon.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Penhelig Arms
Address: Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park LL35 0LT, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Aberdovey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Aberdovey
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Hotel Class:5 star — Penhelig Arms 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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