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Glyn-y-Coed Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2011

Our experience simply shows that TA does work very well. We found the Glyn-y-Coed Hotel and staff - our second ''home away from home'' during our recent Wales trip - to completely live up to our expectations and exceed them with respect to a friendly and warm welcome by Julie, and continued help when requested, by all staff.
Looking back, I wish we would have made this hotel our only one for the duration, especially since the location was perfect for all our day-trips, the town offered a good number of excellent restaurants, all in walking distance, and we simply loved coming ''home'' at the end of a full day.
Drinks in the comfortable lounge before going out to dinner was always a welcome respite from a hard day driving on the "wrong side of the road'' (for us Canadians).

Tip: ask for a room at the front, with full view of the castle and the sea. The chairs in the alcove are great for a glass of your choice by candle light. Traffic on the road was sparse and the windows are well insulated, so no problem.

Tip: don't miss the ''Castle Fish and Chips'' - limited seating and be prepared to line up; but well worth the wait!! Not licensed.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

We had a fantastic 3 night stay at this friendly, well run hotel.
After finishing work one afternoon we drove to Criccieth from our home, 3 hours away and upon arrival were transported to a place of relaxing calm and quiet .
Rooms are tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.Views are great and breakfast must not be missed ( my wife made sure of that).
Julie is a charming host and unobtrusively assists with your every need.Offered tea on arrival, gave us and other guests maps and ideas for tours of the peninsula (don't miss the Welsh language centre) and directed us to the best places to eat..She surely is an ace concierge, check in assistant, maitre'd and hotel manager all rolled into one!
How does she do it?
Room for imporovement?-Can't think of anything.Stay there yourself and see if you can find anything!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

We have just stayed for the Easter break for 3 nights. The hotel is spotlessly clean and tidy and the decor is excellent. Our room was at the side of the house overlooking the car park / driveway, but we could still see the castle if you looked to the left. We had booked the 'smaller' room which was totally fine, think we were the first people to use this recently refurbished room. The ensuite was beautifully tiled and immaculate, the pretty touches of elegant light fittings, cushions, bed throws, vase on window sill made the room lovely. The carpet was new and fluffy, walked around in bare feet - not something I normally do in hotels etc.
Julie was very welcoming and helpful with chats about where to go. Breakfast was lovely, a buffet area with cereals, bowls of various fruits such as chopped grapefruit and raspberries and melon, fresh tea and coffee, orange juice, yoghurts, fruit. Followed by a non greasy cooked breakfast and toast. Lovely.
There are quite a few restaurants and pubs just up the road, and a fab chippy near the castle. We went to the poachers restaurant and had a 3 course meal for £19, worthy of a 5star hotel, excellent.

Room Tip: An excellent location and very clean and tidy.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights and relaxed immediately. The house is an elegant Victorian house which has been sympathetically decorated.You feel you are in good hands with Julie who is the best travel guide. If she tells you somewhere is worth going to - it is! We stayed here with a view to visiting Snowdon but ended up touring the peninsular (with Julie's uniquie maps!) which has some unexpected delights. The hotel is spotless and has views of the sea from the front rooms.. The road and trains can be a little noisy so if that would bother you, have a rear room. This has the loveliest guest lounge, a great honesty bar and a relaxed atmosphere.

If you want to tour the beatiful Llyn Peninsular (do!) and Snowdonia it is a perfect spot and has an abundance of eateries even out of season. We didn't get to Snowdon as the cloud was very low so we will be coming back to try again -and we will stay here

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

Julie makes you feel very welcome.
The rooms are great as are the breakfasts - help yourself to fruit, cereal and/or yoghurt and then tailor you cooked breakfast.
Julie was very helpful with her recommendations or places to visit.
Would definitely stay here again and would wholeheartedly recommend.

Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

Having just stayed for two nights here, my wife and I both agreed that we will certainly be returning. The place has been furnished to a very good standard and is spotlessly clean. The breakfasts have enough variety to suit the most picky (Julie is happy to provide any derivation of the traditional cooked breakfast). Having a bowl of fresh fruit was also a bonus which I've not often seen at British B&B's or small hotels. Julie and her staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The only (small) concern we had was the size of our toilet/shower. It was perfectly functional but a bit on the small side. However, this just might have been particular to our room. Regarding eating out in the area, we dined both nights at Poachers which is within 5 minutes walk. The set menu is excellent value and the food is superb.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

Julie and Dafydd were warm and welcoming hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. My elderly mother and I stayed at the Glyn-y-Coed for four days and were so delighted with our stay that we plan to return in the spring for a few days.
The rooms are well appointed, beds supremely comfortable, food service and presentation excellent, cleanliness....well my mother couldn't find any dust... which means there wasn't any !
We both regularly holiday on cruise ships which are renowned for their quality of service and can honestly say that for comfort and being well looked after this hotel is just the place to stay.
To the person who complained about not getting a reply to their email, I had this problem and discovered it was due to the web hosting company failing to link correctly. When I copy and pasted the email address into my own mail service I got a very nice note of reply immediately.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Glyn-y-Coed Hotel

Address: Portmadoc Road, Criccieth LL52 0HP, Wales (Formerly Glyn-y-Coed Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Criccieth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Price Range: £81 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glyn-y-Coed Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the sea, castle and mountains, Glyn y Coed is a ten bedroomed Victorian house offering Bed and Breakfast. Private parking and just minutes walk from the beach, castle, cafes and excellent restaurants. We are situated centrally for visiting the Llyn Peninsula (with stunning scenery and beaches), Snowdonia, down the coast towards Harlech and up the coast to Caernarfon. We are also near to Portmeirion, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, the ZipWires etc. We can offer maps and good advice on places of interest. Please call us for more information. ... more   less 
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