This was our fourth year of visiting Castle Cottage Harlech, and we've already booked our next trip later this year. As we can testify, the standard of accommodation, service, and the food is consistently outstanding.
We stayed for three nights in the Harlech suite, which has lovely views of the castle and the beach. Lovely big comfortable bed; stylish decor (nice blend of modern and traditional - if you do visit make sure you read about the impressive restoration project carried out by the owners in the room binder); lovely bathroom with shower and bath. The room is also very spacious, with tea & coffee, fruit, water, and a high standard of daily cleaning. When staying at Castle Cottage we really do feel at home, which reflects the personal yet highly professional hospitality provided by the owners Glyn and Jacqueline.
Harlech is a lovely town, with obvious attractions such as the castle. Also the fabulous beach, which is great whether it's sunny or raining (I don't think we appreciate beaches enough in the UK, but it's one of the best we''ve ever visited) - and often you feel like you have the beach to yourself. There is a train station about five minutes walk from Castle Cottage which provides a good base from which to explore North Wales, and there are also nice walks from Harlech. Plus some good shops in the town, I spent ages in the antique book shop.
We love Harlech, but Castle Cottage is the reason we return so frequently. Now did I mention the food? The food at Castle Cottage is outstanding - great selection of food and locally sourced - cooked to perfection. We stayed for three nights, and each night in the restaurant was something to look forward to. Delicious home-made canapes in the bar while you enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine, champagne, beer or whatever you fancy, while you select your first and second courses. Then the complimentary chef's appetiser served at your table is a nice touch - and delicious.
Without a doubt one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we've ever experienced. Beats top London restaurants we've visited (e.g., Oxo Tower, Savoy to mention a few) for the overall experience.
Already looking forward to canapes in the bar later in the year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Room 7 'Harlech' large executive room can be used as a family room - leather sofa-bed. En-suite has large bathtub and a separate large deluge shower. Free WiFi broadband throughout the building. We have won the True Taste award for eating out in Wales 2008/09 - Mid wales and overall winners. Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere using local and Welsh produce. Visit Wales Gold Award 20/12/13/14 National Restaurant Awards Top 100 in UK 2011.We now no longer allow children under the age of 12 years old in the restaurant, we can do a child's dinner in the lounge at 5.30/6Pm for residents. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle Cottage Restaurant With Rooms Harlech, Snowdonia National Park