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George IV Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Reviewed 28 August 2011

We went with Alfa coach holidays for 6 nights and stayed at the George iv. We stayed in a triple room 305 and it had views of the castle and sea Fab! The room and bathroom was spacious and clean, it was tired looking and could do with re-decorating but saying that it had character. The staff extremely friendly and helpful, and the waitress we had was excellent. Food was good and there was always something to choose from on the menu each night. I enjoyed the break away and would recommend for a base to explore North Wales.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

I stayed here with my husband on an Alfa coach trip for 4 nights dinner B&B. The hotel windows were being replaced at the time but it didn't put us off. The staff were so friendly, they would do anything for you and the food was good. The room we were given could have been better,but, it was very clean and for the amount of time we were in it, it didn't really matter, We were out most of the day with Doug our driver anyway! We would definatlygo back to the hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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7  Thank Kirby_9
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

A large coach party from Alfa Holidays visited this hotel and on arriving at the hotel quite a few eyebrows were raised at the state of the hotel facade. Windows were missing all replaced with wood boards and the stonework appears to be in need of renovation. It turns out that the hotel is being renovated and the leaded light windows have been removed for restoration and will be returned to the hotel in the near future, also the stonework will be renovated as time and money will allow.
On arrival we were greeted nicely by the duty manager and quickly found our allocated rooms although if you are able use the steps as the lift is VERY SMALL. The rooms are nicely decorated with new beds and clean linen and towels and are of an adequate size.
The staff at the hotel are very helpful and all seem to speak good english even though the staff appear to be very thin on the ground and have to do more than one job around the hotel.
Food is of a reasonable standard, not large portions, but ample for the older generation.
The service in the dining room by only two waiters/waitresses is very quick and the staff are very attentative to all your food needs. A nice touch is the quiz paper at reception which can be collected most days and finding the answers will pass quite a bit of time in the nicely decorated lounges of the hotel in the evening, also a small selection of table games are available in one of the lounges (we passed quite a bit of time playing dominoes). Entertainment is available each night with a game of bingo first, then live entertainment although the singers could be a bit loud as the room is not that big.
All in all an enjoyable hotel but if you`re looking for four star service go to another hotel, but if you`re looking for value for money why not try it.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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2  Thank Europeexplorer
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

Forget all the old reviews. This place has been totally refurbished, at least on the inside. The scaffolding is still up outside though but that doesn`t matter and they had a water leak all over the new carpet in the foyer that they didn`t seem to be able to stop. Maybe welsh plumbers do not work over the weekend. It is now run by Leisureplex.
Anyway this is a great place to stay and very cheap. We went with Alpha tours for a walking holiday. With fifty people arriving back at the same time sometimes there was a problem with hot water but that happens everywhere and it soon got hot again. The staff are still fantastic as other people said. Our room was not exactly enormous but was OK with enough storage space. The bathroom was new as was the bed(and the linen) but I have to say it was not particularly comfortable. The food was as good as any of the other coach operators, such as Shearings or Highland Heritage. The evening entertainment was similar too but we felt sorry for the singer, who was very good, but only had two guests in the audience.

  • Stayed: April 2010
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1  Thank Norman1932
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

Coach tour to the george iv hotelBuilding in place,s need,s to be modernised and bedrooms a bit dated Staff work very hard and can not be faultedManager and reception staff very friendly and the food was excellent Evening entertainment spot onNice walk to the castle and beach,sLocation to some local beauty spots and the fantastic Portmerion VillageAll in all alovely stay but in need of revamp

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2009

My wife and I arrived wondering what to expect after reading some of the existing reviews. We travelled from Kent for a five day break with Alfa Travel and got to the hotel at about five o'clock. Our room was on the first floor and adequate for our needs. The en-suite facilities were ample and clean with complimentary toiletries and, one of my favourites, a squeaky board just inside. No chance of quick, quiet visit to the loo in the middle of the night! (see my previous reviews!)

The service was impeccable with attentive staff and beautifully cooked food. The staff were always ready to provide everything you needed and were genuinely sorry to see us go home (I think)

The hotel is now part of the Leisureplex group and I think that this accounts for the 'improvements' noted in previous reviews.

The location is good and, although situated on the main road through Criccieth, there never seemed to a large amount of traffic.

As our group, approximately 25, were the only inmates (sorry ... guests) things were very quiet in the evening and the entertainers were often entertaining a handful of guests, but they soldiered on with typical Welsh determination until it was time to finish.

I would have no hesitation to go back again and would recommend it to those travelling to North Wales at any time.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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1  Thank BrianCropster
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

At first sight, the hotel looked rather grand, if a little ''faded'' BUT although that was the case inside too....the staff and food more than made up for the lack of spendour that one would have liked! however this hotel needs thousands if not millions to bring it back to its former glory. I would stay there again despite this, just because the room was clean, and the smiles that I received all the time from the members of staff. And the Manager was always attentive.

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Additional Information about George IV Hotel

Address: 23-25 High Street, Criccieth LL52 0BS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Criccieth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Price Range: £61 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — George IV Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
George IV Hotel - Criccieth [3 Alpha & AA Three Star]Situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many bedrooms. 47 bedrooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC (most have bath and shower). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Extensive public areas include a delightful cocktail bar, attractive large restaurant, entertainment room with additional bar and a cosy lounge. A small lift serves first and second floors (not the third floor) and there is ample car parking. A Leisureplex Hotel. ... more   less 
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