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“A welcome return visit for us and our dog”
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Trefeddian Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Aberdovey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 June 2011

The real test of a hotel is 'would you stay again' and in the case of the Trefeddian the answer is a resounding YES!
This is, without doubt, a popular hotel for dog owners who are beginning to outgrow the Blue Lounge in which dogs are allowed.
Food remains of a high standard, without those dreaded supplements - appart from coffee.Dinner (all 5 courses!) is served from 6.50pm - an unusual staring time!
Our waitress had a lovely sense of humour making mealtimes a joy.
Reception staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. A late cold supper was served in our room with efficiency and good humour
When we settled our bill a minor error was corrected instantly.
We will certainly return
From The Oxfordshire Doglover.









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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

We haven't stayed at the Trefeddian hotel as we live fairly locally so I cant comment on the accommodation but I'm sure one of the seaview rooms with a balcony would be superb. We actually dined at the hotel for a Sunday lunch and found it exceptionally good. Service was good and the staff attentive. Its difficult to get a good Sunday lunch in this part of mid-Wales so I would rate the Trefeddian as probably one of the best options in the area. The lounges are light and relaxing and gazing out over the golf course seawards may induce an afternoon nap! And if you are into birds then arm yourself with a pair of binoculars as you may well see plunge diving gannets and passing Manx Shearwaters offshore from the comfort of the hotel lounge now there are not many (if any hotels) you will see that in the UK! You may be lucky and see some of Cardigan bays semi-resident bottlenose dolphins from the hotel too they often forage offshore during the summer months. Keep your eye on the plunge diving gannets and they may lead you to the dolphins! If I wanted to holiday in this area I would certainly choose the Trefeddian as it is truely a place you can chill out.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank WelshGourmet
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

This hotel is exactly what good "family "hotels used to be like: well organised, professionally managed, comfortable and service orientated. My wife and I were here for a short break, after a very busy time with our family. Our first delight was the location with the views over both Cardigan bay and the Dovy estuary. Our second delight was the dinner menu - it is a long time since we were presented with a six course menu with comprehensive choices at each stage. The food is excellent, well presented by a chef who really can cook; the beef and the venison main courses were as good as you would get anywhere. Complemented by the soups, fish and vegetables to make dining here a great pleasure. This is also a sufficiently" old fashioned " hotel to have more than adequate public lounges to relax, read or just look at the sea unlike more modern places where the public spaces are four chairs and a coffe table lodged between the reception desk and the front entrance. Use the indoor heated pool - at 8.00 in the morning we had the whole place to ourselves - millionaires bathing!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

Booked this hotel as a family get together treat for our fathers 82 birthday,
It really is lovely in every aspect.
The location is just superb.
Immpeccable service from the moment we entered the hotel to the moment we left .
The food lovely, menu varied.
The lounges simply delightful.
Additional facilities such as the games room, swimming pool, and mini golf, and an 18 hole course on your door step. Excellent.
We had a sea view room which comes highly recommended.
My only critisim is that our bathroom which though modern was very small. Then again my brothers bathroom was huge!.We were also able to take our little dog which was allowed in the foyer and one lounge. How fabulous and unique. Perhaps our bathroom was small as it was an allocated dog room. But the reality is you do not spend your holiday in the bathroom !

These type of hotels are like hens teeth - where cleanliness, quality, comfort , customer care, homely ambience and traditional charm are all combined.
Far superior to these over rated clinical boutique hotels
Having stayed at many 5 star hotels in the past for me the Trefeddian wins hands up every time.Better than the Grovenor in Chester.
A proper hotel with quality and standards. PERFECT,PERFECT,PERFECT.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

We stayed on one of their special packages during January and it was a real treat, and great value. The hotel is a family-run delight overlooking the beautiful estuary of the Dovey on Cardigan Bay. It's one of the most beautiful locations in the UK, combining the delightful river, expanses of beach and dunes. There's a links golf course and road between the hotel and the dunes, but they don't detract from the charm. The railway station is 6-7 minutes' walk away from the hotel, and you can take the spectacular local train north to places like Barmouth and Harlech (the castle is really worth a visit).

The hotel is to the north of the quaint harbour of Aberdovey, has around 45 rooms (est) and has been run by the same family for a few generations. The photos on the hotel's website do not do it justice. The public rooms are lovely and the hotel throughout is smart and comfortable. There are three or four lounges, games rooms, snooker, a good swimming pool in a separate building and plenty of space to relax. The food is very good and served at quite a canter. The wines are okay - no real bargains but you aren't ripped off and the servers will happily put aside your half-drained bottle for the next evening if required. There's even proper beer in the bar (in bottles).

The real jewel, though, are the staff, who just went out of their way to do all they could to make our stay as pleasant as possible. As just one example (from many), one of them engaged our four-year-old in conversation and then asked if he would like some fruit. He then went to the kitchen and brought back a pear, all without us asking and expecting any of this. Nothing was too much trouble. All of the staff seem local and really care about the hotel and its guests.

Our room was modern with a pleasant balcony overlooking the sea, with wonderful views of the sunset each evening, even when the weather wasn't too pleasant. I did overhear one guest describe his room as a little small, but our room was spacious and warm. As one who often stays in corporate hotels for work, the Tref is a truly remarkable exception to the faceless and bland chains that dominate the industry. There aren't many that you actually look forward to returning to after a day out, but this is certainly one.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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7  Thank Roskers
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

We stayed for our wedding anniversary. The hotel is in a spectacular location with panoramic views of the estuary and sea so we were very lucky the weather was beautiful. We experienced a very relaxing time with quality facilities. We stayed in the family room which was very comfortable. The service throughout the hotel was extremely good and the staff were most helpful. The other guests may have been slightly older in the main, but were very friendly. There were at least 3 cosy lounges to choose from and a very nice bar. All of our meals were delicious in the restaurant and of a high standard. We were able to walk down to the beach and go for long walks..either into Aberdovey or the other way to Towyn. We played some golf, and even found a 9 hole municipal course for only £7 fee at Fairbourne (15 miles with a view towards Barmouth + estuary) then enjoying a hot cup of tea and homemade cake in the small cafe there. Personally we were glad this hotel does not have evening entertainment - we could then enjoy a leisurely 5-course dinner. Would we come again? Definitely and would recommend the hotel if guests are looking for quality in a spectacular setting.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank elaineaustin6
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Reviewed 13 September 2010

I stayed at this hotel with my disabled mother and my sister in a lovely room over looking the sea and the hills. The food was fabulous, my Mum wanted to take her bed home with her and the holiday was very relaxing.
Only downside was there was nothing going on in the evening, but still I want to go back because we were all so relaxed when we left.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park LL35 0SB, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Aberdovey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Aberdovey
Price Range: £51 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Trefeddian Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is perfectly-positioned between the Snowdonian mountains and the Cambrian coast, just outside the pretty seaside village of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi in traditional Welsh). With panoramic sea views, the Trefeddian Hotel's accommodation is the perfect place to enjoy crisp mornings and sun speckled afternoons. Each of our 59 hotel bedrooms and three self-catering units are well equipped with all the modern comforts you need to feel right at home. We have a range of sea view and hill view bedrooms, with a lift to all floors. Quietly charming and traditional, the Trefeddian Hotel has been passed down the generations of the Cave-Browne-Cave family who firmly believe in 'good old-fashioned hospitality'. Nothing is too much trouble, just let us know any special requirements, we will do our very best to meet them. Being an award winning family friendly hotel, the Trefeddian is the ideal place for a family holiday in Wales, there is just so much to do, rain or shine! ... more   less 
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