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Plas Dinas Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 Bontnewydd B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The problem I find with reading other people's great reviews is that my own expectations can at times become unrealistically high often leading to disappointment. Not so with Plas Dinas! I had read an abundance of rave reviews and was blown away with the accuracy of each of them.

The owners could not be more attentive (but not in an overly superficial way) whilst the accommodation itself is all you would expect from a Country House of its status. Immaculately clean, luxurious extras and food is prepared, presented and served to a standard you would hope to enjoy at the very finest of restaurants.

I have to mention the bed! Wow! Comfortable beyond belief. So much so I've returned home from a 2 night stay and ordered a new one, I only hope it turns out to be even nearly as fabulous as the one in the Princess Margaret Suite.

In conclusion, highly recommended. In fact we are already planning a future return visit with a view to hiring the Lodge with our dogs. Thank you to a great team for making our stay a refreshingly relaxing one and we look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: Although we stayed in the Princess Margaret Site, on glancing at the rooms they all appeared to be s...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neil and Marco ... B, Owner at Plas Dinas Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We strive to provide our guests (who often become friends) with a comfortable but not pretentious environment and it is great to know that we are consistently achieving that! Come back and see us soon - Neil, Marco, Malta and Blue.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a wonderful three night stay with Neil and Marco last weekend. The welcome was so warm and they couldn't have gone to more trouble to make our stay perfect. The room had every detail catered for, with excellent tea and coffee making facilities and fresh flowers. Breakfast and dinner were delicious and even Dash the dog was made welcome by Neil, Marco and their lovely dogs. A wonderful place to stay to walk in Snowdonia then relax by the log fire after a good walk.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neil and Marco ... B, Owner at Plas Dinas Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Thanks for the great feedback Jo! Come back and see us soon! Neil, Marco, Malta and Blue and the Baines Family!

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We were made to feel very welcome here from the moment we arrived. It was great to meet Marco and Neil, Malta and Blue. The Country House and gardens with a lovely view from The Mount and a gorgeous carpet of bluebells are the perfect place to relax and re-charge the batteries!
The cottage was superb,very comfortable and we had everything we needed so settled in very quickly. There were some lovely, thoughtful touches with the doggie package and the table stylishly laid for two. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be back!
Thanks for letting us share your beautiful place. Sam and Jason.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

A big thank you for the lovely weekend spent in the lodge at the Plas Dinas Country House.
We didn't know what to expect from this cottage, but the reviews about the hotel told us that this must be something special.

The long driveway led to hotel, in the grounds, with the sun setting in the background over the Irish Sea and Menai straits.

Neil & Marco immediately made myself, my wife and our pet dog welcome. On check in, Neil told us that the table had been set for our evening meal, and they had been thoughtful enough to put some flowers on the table. There was a small present for our dog too, a small bag of dog biscuits together with a pet towel in case she got too wet.

These may be small items, but you immediately feel welcome.

We decided to book breakfast for the Saturday morning and then go on our travels for the day. Marco cooks a great breakfast, and Neil told us about some of the history of the Hotel. You can see the Menus around the dining room for some of the celebrities they have catered for.

The cottage is great for a couple, two couples or a family of four. A tv is provided with freesat.

All in all a gem of a find. Shame I am having to write such a review which will let others know, but it would be nice to keep a find like this to ourselves. However other people can now enjoy the hospitality of the hosts at Plas Dinas Country House, either in the hotel, or in the lodge.

Thanks for a great stay, Ian & Jane Visited 04/04/14 to 06/04/14

Room Tip: The lodge is by the main road, but it is quiet during the night
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

From the moment we drove up the driveway we knew we had found a 'gem' The beautiful grounds, magnificent building and wonderful hosts Neil and Marco made this weekend a most relaxing and refreshing break. The roaring fire, wonderful drawing room and exquisite bedroom were enough to ensure that we will definitely be returning soon. The food was out of this world We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Thank you Neil and Marco

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We arrived here on Saturday after having a surprise night away bought for us. Well where do I start from the minute we walked in it was amazing! Neil shown us to our room princess Margaret suit my jaw dropped with this spectacular 4 poster bed and mod con luxuries. Then we were shown the beautiful bathroom with a roll top bath and built in T.V and lovely Molton Brown products. We then went for a stroll around the beautiful gardens with stunning views. Back to the drawing room where we were welcomed with coffee, tea and homemade carrot cake not forgetting the log fire just so relaxing. Now on to evening if that lovely afternoon wasn't a treat on its own we went down for pre dinner drinks in drawing room then shown to our private dinning room the table was beautiful! now on to the food oh my goodness your in for a treat we had homemade mushroom soup to start to die for then lamb followed by a trio of chocolate mousse and once again coffee in the drawing room. First class service by Neil and Marco and so friendly. Had a wonderful evening then of course a full Welsh breakfast for my husband and egg benedic for me that I so recommended. Our stay here was AMAZING! Thankyou Neil and Marco for a real luxurious 24 hours. Kind regards the roberts's

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Neil, Marco and Hazel make your stay amazing, great service, flexibility and care of all their customers. Lovely relaxing weekend, with our close family around us for our wedding on Saturday 15th March, had a special family meal in the Gun room which was a beautiful setting to end our day. Rooms very comfortable and bathrooms very clean and modern, the breakfasts and dinners are also a highlight. Great place to get away from the daily grind and recharge batteries.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
Thank Gail B
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Neil and Marco ... B, Owner at Plas Dinas Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for the lovely feedback Gail & Ray - we have posted some pic's of your table all laid up on our Facebook Page - we are glad you had a great time and thank you for choosing us to spend your special day at - come back and see us and regards to all the family - Neil, Marco, Malta and Blue!

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Address: Bontnewydd, Caernarfon LL54 7YF, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon > Bontnewydd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bontnewydd
Price Range: £98 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Plas Dinas Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful things fill Lord Snowdon’s historic family home, Marco's cooking hits the spot and the ten, en-suite bedrooms offer wifi and luxurious Molton Brown amenities.This is the family home of Lord Snowdon. It dates to the 1600s and stands in 15 acres with an avenue of oak that sweeps you up to the house. Princess Margaret stayed often and much of what fills the house belongs to the family: stunning chandeliers, oils by the score, gilt-framed mirrors – an Aladdin's cave of beautiful things. There's a baby grand piano in the drawing room, where you find smart wood floors, an honesty bar and a fire that roars, but potter about the house and find masses of memorabilia framed on the walls (make sure you visit the private dining room). Bedrooms are quite something, the past mixing gracefully with modern design. Nothing is left to chance, a constant programme of refurbishment sees to that. You get four-posters, classic colours, sumptuous fabrics, a sofa if there's room. Bathrooms are excellent, some with showers, others with free-standing baths. ... more   less 
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