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The Moelwyn
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is not a review of the restaurant – rooms only. Stayed in the attic room 5. Very much a mix matched looked a little bit like student digs. Nice skylight view over the bay. Bed was past it's sell by - very uncomfortable and felt like slipping out of it all night. Towels small and thinner than a tea towel as far as fabric. Basic hospitality tray, mugs burnt your hand off as Wilko basic mugs. Wires showing at kettle which took an age to boil. Carpet worn. Bathroom OK, mirror over sink kept moving down so unless you were under 5ft you would have struggled to use. No toiletries and one used toilet roll without spare. Radiators full of dust and room felt unclean to be honest. Thin blinds at window so as soon as the daylight appeared (after 4am) the room lit up! If a little money spent on room it would be great. Breakfast was its only saving grace, this was lovely. Didn’t eat in restaurant as put off by the standard of the room and didn’t want to waste our money. Great location but not to the standard would have expected – real shame. We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Chester for a night before we arrived. We expected that room to be basic but was luxurious in comparision.

Room Tip: Room 5 is great for view, not so much for a good nights sleep!
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We booked the Moelwyn because of its location on the Coastal Path and proximity to Snowdonia and the LLyn peninsula. The Moelwyn's a nice little hotel - welcoming,, with nice, clean rooms, and a friendly and helpful staff. The beds are good and make for a good night's sleep, It is telling that a number of the guests that night had been there before and were returning.
The restaurant is good and the dinner was excellent. We were able to watch the lifeboat station drilling during our meal. Our only regret was that it was too cold to eat outside. There was a nice fire in the lounge, though.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

What a great find! Excellent service, which was friendly but professional. Incredible views from our room and the dining room. And on top of all this the food was wonderful. A perfect place to stay. I would recommend The Moelwyn without hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lib M
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I live locally and am disappointed its taken me this long to visit the Moelwyn! Visited with my boyfriend and enjoyed a 3 course meal. I had the bruschetta with mozzarella and red onion, for mains I had chicken on a bed of leek mash with tarragon sauce and for pudding; sticky toffee pudding. The food was complimented by exceptional service, we were treated really well and had such a brilliant view. Thanks for such an amazing meal!!

On a sunny day, imagine sitting on decking admiring the view with a glass of wine; bliss.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank sera r
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

On a beautiful sunny windy evening, enchanted by the restaurant windows facing the sea, my husband and I walked in without a reservation about a half hour before dinner service began. After the smallest hesitation we were seated in the lounge by the fire where dinner is normally ordered, served wine, orders taken. And head waiter who had said she "would see what she could do about getting us a window table" was soon successful and within a half an hour we were seated in one of the two best tables with a sea view out over the small deck, and delightfully watched the sunset over the low tide on the beach. The staff was kind, we observed them being especially kind to an old man who lives in the neighborhood whom I think eats there fairly often - a local character we got to converse with a little. Food is excellently prepared, and I left hoping to come again, and just a wee bit sorry we were not booked to stay in the Moelwyn Hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

This small hotel was just wonderful and totally unexpected. We had the attic room which was newly refurbished and the views from the window were across the sea and over to the castle. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was great. Totally would recommend to others

Room Tip: Attic room was great
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

the moelwyn: lovely hotel, great position on the sea front ,hotel spotless, food in the restaurant excellent ,staff brilliant ,very helpful we had the 4 poster bed room would have liked a walk in shower

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MoelwynRest, Owner at The Moelwyn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2013

Thank you very much for your review. The location for us is one in a million and is especially enchanting. So we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff work extremely hard to make customers as comfortable as possible.

Hope you visit again soon

Kind Regards
Tom & Ollie Booth

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Additional Information about The Moelwyn

Address: Mona Terrace, Criccieth, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Criccieth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Price Range: £84 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Moelwyn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally a pair of Victorian Townhouses, Moelwyn offers six en suite, individually furnished bedrooms and a quality restaurant of enviable reputation, specialising in seafoods. The ideal choice for a relaxed short break holiday.With a stylish yet informal atmosphere, the restaurant has established an enviable reputation for the quality of our cuisine and boasts some of the finest views on the North Wales Coast. ... more   less 
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