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“Day on the water !”

Plas y Brenin Capel Curig
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had a day kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding for a family .The day was very professionally organised from our initial enquiry through to the day itself. The equipment provision was slick and quick. The instructor was knowledgable friendly and made the day varied fun and we laughed loads! Will definitely return thanks for a great day !

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Spent a great weekend with my partner on a Intro to kayaking weekend. Fabulous tuition, great food and company. The very best place to learn mountain skills from the experts and mix with like minded people. The accommodation is basic but functional and the food is hearty! Friendly, relaxed bar selling local beer and great views over the lake to the mountains.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Only just got back from this place but thought I’d strike whilst Ive had a second wind.
Arrived Friday evening, if like me you have just done more miles than the starship enterprise you’re probably tired so take a compass and a map, no, not for your course but for finding yourself around the building. This place is like a maze!

Rooms are alright, comfy, clean, hot showers, even hotter bedroom, I kid you not, this was the full on “kiln” experience! If I were a piece of pottery you could have moulded me into a Denby! Take a few logs off the fire guys! Save yourself the heating bill.

Instruction was fab. I’m not a massive fan of group coaching and I’m not always a compliant subject but Chris was professional, knowledgable and had the patience of Jesus Christ the lord. I mean he couldn’t walk on water as that would be weird but this guy has the most amazing teeth! (Think dental poster) check them out. . Emily was shy at first but once corrupted she was super sweet and funny.

Food in this place is great! There’s cake everywhere! It’s Like Greg’s the bakers but better. If I stayed longer than a weekend I’d probably give myself gout.

Anyway it must have been fun as I danced in the car on the way home and I’m normally miserable as sin.. it could have been the coffee though. Go find out for yourself!! :)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mahound29
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a night to hike Snowdon. Great location and friendly staff. However the bed’s mattress was totally gone and uncomfortable. Room quite small but cosy and quiet. Good food.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ManiG001
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What can I say phenomenal place.
We did a 5 day white water kayak course which was outstanding. The instructors ( Pete Catterall & Chris Evans ) were awesome. They were extremely knowledgeable , patient , encouraging , calm and filled us full of confidence which enabled me and my two pals to achieve way more than we thought possible. After a short time it felt like we’d known them for ages , down to earth good guys. They and the course far exceeded all of our expectations. This is the best thing I’ve done for a long time.
Accommodation was great, clean tidy and a decent shower. When I go back I would take my own pillow. We did have to turn the heat off in our room but I think everywhere seems hot if you’ve been in freezing welsh rivers all day.
Now to the food , it was fantastic all freshly cooked with decent ingredients. With Gluten free options which was important to me and I know they catered for other dietary requirements. Every night I looked forward to dinner loved the food never went hungry in fact I was always stuffed. The kitchen staff were really helpful with the GF issue nothing was to much trouble and made me GF sandwiches for my packed lunch.
Facilities: Excellent selection of kit and equipment for all activities from the stores/ shop. Drying rooms , washing machines , climbing wall , rolling pool etc etc.
ALL of the staff were warm friendly everyone there seemed so happy mind you so would I be if I worked there.
Great bar which served decent Guinness ( so many places don’t ) and a good selection of quality ales which my buddies enjoyed.
So all of this set in and surrounded in some of the most spectacularly beautiful countryside Wales has to offer.
This is a fantastic place if you’re considering a trip here then just book it and crack on you won’t be disappointed.
Top marks PYB we will definitely be coming back and a big thank for the experience and great memories.

Lee ( Oxford ).

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lee N
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