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“Wonderful views and very nice hosts.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pen-y-Bont Hotel

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Pen-y-Bont Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Talyllyn B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful views and very nice hosts.”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We stayed at the Pen y Bont hotel for one night in April. The proprieters Angela and Brian are very friendly, warm and welcoming. The views across the lake are magnificent and the base of Cadir Idris is only a stone throw away. Brian and Angela were a wealth of local information and advised and gave directions (even hand drawing a map to a local beauty spot) to lots of lovely places in the area. Theres a large range of vegetarian options on the menu, which i personally found quite refreshing being a veggie, I had the vegetable pancake which was homemade and delicious.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, Owner at Pen-y-Bont Hotel, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Hi Tania! It was a real pleasure to meet you and Thank You for taking the time to post a great review. It is very important to us to know how much you enjoyed your stay!
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

I just keep coming back to this place! The owners, Brian and Angela, are so friendly and the atmosphere is really welcoming. If you like hill climbing, it is in a great spot with lots of circular walks, and you can get to the base of Cadir Idris in 35 mins by foot. It has to be the most beautiful view in all of Wales, and that's saying something! I have never been disappointed with the food or the great selection of beer and wine that is stocked there. I was so taken with the place and the people that I had my 50th birthday party there, and was made to feel like a prince. If you go there, try Brian's lamb-straight off the hill, and incredibly tasty. These guys work hard to make you feel at home. I recommend it to walkers and climbers who want a comfy base camp, and couples and families who enjoy beautiful scenery and warm hospitality

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, Owner at Pen-y-Bont Hotel, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
High praise indeed from one so well travelled as yourself! Make sure you get back safely from your latest destination and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I've stayed here for one week and found the owners very welcoming. They can not do enough for you. Along with the staff. They all really make you feel as if your part of their family.
Breakfast is full English however cereal is available of preferred.
no mobile signal and no tv which is fantastic. Who wants to watch telly when you have lovely scenery. Away from.the city. However the pen y bont hotel do provide wi fi. So if you do need to make contact there is a line.
the menu is really large. Lots to choose from which is good. Plenty of variety. Also very reasonable.
i really found the beds very comfortable. I really didn't want to go back home..
thank you Brian. Angela and all the hard working staff for a warm welcome and making our holiday a one to remember.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Many thanks to Angela and Brian for a lovely evening on Friday, Food excellent, Angela's singing remarkable and to top off the evening a great firework display. Many thanks, you have an idillic spot for a relaxing break.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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6 Thank Chris S
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This is a bed & breakfast grossly overpriced. We stayed for two nights, the bedroom was a little damp with cobwebs. The bed was too soft. There was no shower gel or shampoo and the room wasn't made up on the second day. This meant we didn't have clean or dry towels. There was no hairdryer either, luckily a friend was staying at the same place so I borrowed hers. Breakfast was ok, despite my cornflakes being out of date.
Not the standard I expected when paying £90 per night.
However the owners were pleasant enough.

  • Stayed August 2011
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near Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2011

This is arguably one of the best spots in Wales. The Tal-y-llyn lake is idyllic, peaceful and magical. Perfect for romantic getaway. There is no mobile signal, TV, street lights or Wifi and that is all a bonus. For you are alone with the beautiful countryside and this makes for a very relaxing break away from it all.

The owners, Angela and Brian are just great and can't do enough to meet your needs. The evening meal was delicious. The price was very reasonable too. I loved the informal, relaxed atmosphere. Just a great place to unwind and chill out.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Pen-y-Bont Hotel
Address: Talyllyn | Tywyn, Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Talyllyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Talyllyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pen-y-Bont Hotel in Talyllyn is a 16th Century Coaching Inn situated on the South West shore of Llyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake) in Southern Snowdonia, Wales. Our location at the foot of Cadair Idris is magical and uniquely beautiful, the views you see here are shown by many yet only fully seen from our premises. We offer a warm welcome to all our visitors and share our knowledge of the local area, helping you to get the most out of your stay in this serene Celtic landscape. Many Welsh myths are centred here, and the landscape is untouched by development. Within the valley we have virtually no mobile phone signals, although there is free WiFi throughout the Hotel Building & we have Flat screen TVs in all the rooms. We have five rooms, a Bar and a Restaurant. Our Beer Garden is where you can see Talyllyn at it's best, and is a sensational place to eat on a warm Summer's day. At other times you can cosy up by one of our log fires in the Fireside Restaurant and Bar. Come and enjoy our Home-cooked meals with Real Chips and Real Ale, in one of the most stunning locations in Wales. ... more   less 
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