We stayed at the Carlton Riverside on the way to Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion North Wales. Due to a delay leaving Bristol we were unable to dine in the restaurant but rest assured we intend to on our return as the menu looked outstanding and incredible value fo rmoney.
I rang to inform the owners that we would not arrive until around 10.30pm and they were absolutely fine about this and told me not to worry. As it was we arrived at 11.05pm after official check in time and were greeted by Peter Gilchrist. He could have not been more charming or helpful and was unperturbed by our late arrival.
The room whilst described as small was absolutely fine, overlooking the river, quiet, warm and cosy. The bed was possibly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The en-suite bathroom was a good size, with power shower which worked and bath and very nice toiletries.
After an excellent night's sleep we breakfasted in the restaurant dining room which was simply furnished and comfortable overlooking the river. Breakfast was excellent, hearty, filling and cooked well. Perfect scrambled eggs, very good coffee too and Mary-Ann Gilchrist's home-made marmalade was outstanding. Breakfast was unhurried and our waitress was efficient and very pleasant.
We were checked out by Mary-Ann Gilchrist, already in her chef's whites, and passed a pleasant few minutes chatting with her. Like Peter she was charming, helpful and friendly and convinced us that a return jaunt would be a splendid idea.
I sincerely hope we can return to Carlton Riverside to stay again, and this time dine there and sample some of the superb wines too. And then walk dinner off up one of the many hills in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Riverside Hotel Llanwrtyd Wells
- Carlton Riverside Llanwrtyd Wells, UK - Wales