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“A lovely visit”
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Y Meirionnydd
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dolgellau
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A lovely visit”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a very comfortable stay at Y Meirionnydd. We booked for three nights intending to only eat in their restaurant the first night , but it was so good we ate there every night! The restaurant is in the cellar of the building in the old jail, and is cosy and beautifully decorated. The staff were very attentive and the food delicious. They also have an excellent wine list, the house champagne at under £30 was amazing. The room was very clean and spacious with an extremely comfortable bed. We did have a bit of trouble getting the shower to behave and the bathroom door stuck at the bottom but we were happy to put these down to the quirks of an old building. Cooked breakfast was freshly prepared and really good, the first course would perhaps have benefitted from some fresh fruit other than bananas every morning, but still very enjoyable. Other reviewers mention the car parking situation, it is a little inconvenient but the hotel is in the centre of an ancient town and car parking is obviously awkward. The town council would do better to reduce the high cost of the public car parks to encourage tourism, but this is not the hotel's fault. We would recommend Y Meirionnydd.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Stayed a s a couple for 4 days in September.Lovely quiet room at he back with a view of Cader Idreis when the clouds lifted. Bed, bedding, bathroom all exceptionally clean and comfortable.All the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful.
Had a packed breakfast one morning, as we were leaving early to climb Snowdon, which was very good and all that you could want. Breakfast in the dining room were excellent with good coffee.
Ate in their restaurant twice which is in the cellar of the old building. Again could not fault the quality of the food.
We did have a small incident when the hot bath tap wouldn't shut off. This was dealt with swiftly and efficiently, with offer of moving to another room and free drinks in the bar later.
Local plumber turned up and all was resolved.

Would definitely return and massively recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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JonWhyte
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Comfortable, cosy, homely decor, friendly attentive service, great restaurant which would easily compete with restaurants in london, wonderful breakfast and all set in a lovely welsh town.

Other than the parking situation, i simply cannot fault this hotel, highly recommended.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dolgellauhost, Owner at Y Meirionnydd, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Hello Jon and thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, it really means a lot to all of us.
We especially appreciate your comments about our restaurant, very kind indeed.
Being in the centre of a very small town with narrow streets doesn't make parking easy but spaces do come up all the time, and of course we did offer to park your beautiful Aston ourselves!
Once again many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you both again soon,
Marc, Nick and the team.
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wales
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I was staying in the area and for my last night I opted for a place in th town of dolgelau.

I enjoyed my stay and the hosts were very friendly and the evening meal was also lovely.

Thanks for a great stay I will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Did not think much of the town. This outstanding B&B is the best thing in it by far. To call it a B&B is a tad unfair, it is more a hotel, with a nice little bar for pre dinner drinks.

The room was stylish yet with many period features intact and very very clean and roomy.
The breakfast was very good. But the in house restaurant was just superb, in food, ambiance and service.
The staff cannot be faulted.

Damn it a normally like to moan about something!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We haven't stayed here, but just had a truly excellent meal.
This is a very civilised spot. We started with a lovely Welsh Gin & Tonic in the bar while reading the menu. Then downstairs to what was the town gaol, into a really quaint dining room. I had a Caesar's salad followed by a steak. My girlfriend had a chicken breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with green beans. All top quality, very nicely presented and absolutely delicious. With two drinks and a bottle of wine the meal was just over £80. Not cheap - but a very nice meal. We liked it so much we immediately booked a table for tomorrow. Recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed for one night in August, travelling from Chester to Shropshire and wanted to stop off a while to look at Dollgellau and the surrounding area en route. So glad we did, as our stay at Y Meirionnydd was a memorable experience and showed us something of the best that Wales has to offer; fine dining with an excellent selection of carefully chosen local Welsh products & ingredients, immaculately clean rooms and attentive, friendly staff. Dollgellau itself is a fascinating Welsh town. It has a strong quality of permanence about it, with splendid, solid, grey-stone inns and sturdy cottages built from massive great slabs of stone. It's as if the place has almost been hewn out of the rocks it stands upon. The shops and cafes offer unspoilt, unadulterated, old-fashioned Welsh charm (gentleman's clothing establishment window proudly displays an array of ten various trouser-braces!) It's a good base to explore from, whether climbing up nearby towering, cloud-clad Cadair Idris mountain; motoring along the coast to visit Barmouth's sandy seaside resort; or discovering Harlech's unique charm, with coastal castle - such are the many, diverse perspectives of this lovely area. On leaving, we travelled along a beautiful mountainous road towards rural Machynlleth; spectacular Welsh landscape, albeit amidst swathes of misty summer rain! We would definitely like to return to Y Meirionnydd one day to recapture this charming Welsh experience!

Room Tip: The Welsh weather can cloud the view of Cadair Idris and make the back room a tad gloomy. Maybe the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Y Meirionnydd
Address: Smithfield Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1ES, Wales (Formerly Clifton House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dolgellau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Y Meirionnydd 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five star Y Meirionnydd Townhouse is a beautiful place to stay with the bonus of its own restaurant and bar in the centre of this beautiful Snowdonia town. Our three bedrooms and two suites are all en suite of course and feature White Company toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, free Wi Fi as well as many other little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible.Add in superb, personal service, a lovely full breakfast and of course our superb restaurant for dinner and you have the makings of a perfect getaway. ... more   less 
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