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Y Meirionnydd
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dolgellau
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Two of us, elderly father and son, have just enjoyed a four night break in the "Arran" room at Y Meirionnydd and we are happy to recommend the hotel to anyone seeking comfortable, good quality accommodation. The room itself was made up with very comfortable twin beds, was well maintained and spotlessly clean although, for anyone staying more than the one night, being the least expensive of the rooms available, it was perhaps a little lacking in space. It was difficult to get in/out of the room without brushing against the wall mounted, flat screen, modern TV (excellent reception) and had only one small, occasional chair so that reading or watching the said TV was possible only when lying in bed. Much of the surface available for depositing the contents of one's pockets overnight, medication, reading material, etc. was taken up with the (very welcome) tea/coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom was immaculate containing an easily controlled, relatively spacious shower cubicle (no bath) although the wash hand basin was perhaps on the small side.
Breakfasts were excellent, any cooked choices being freshly prepared to order. The restaurant, open only in the evenings, was comfortable and cosy with well padded beams to avoid head injury to any tall (and not so tall!) diners. The menu had three/four choices for each course but, as it changed infrequently, for anyone staying for several nights it was rather limiting. However, the choices were excellent (meat, fish, vegetarian) and superbly cooked to order. A good selection of wines and other drinks was available either with meals or in the bar (which was the only other public room available, there being no separate lounge for relaxing other than in one's own room). Given the prices charged, the minor limitations mentioned caused no problems and are intended to encourage potential visitors to consider paying a little more for a bit more space if the intend to spend much leisure time in the hotel.

Room Tip: Arran was (I think) the only room available with TWIN as opposed to DOUBLE beds; it is the least exp...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Barrie H
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Dolgellauhost, Owner at Y Meirionnydd, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Hello Barrie, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review, very much appreciated by all of us.
As we only have five rooms the one you specifically chose, Arran, is the only one on the ground floor, helpful to you as the stairs were challenging for you. It can be a bit tight on space but is more than made up for by it's little comforts and touches and is well priced.
We hope to see both of you once again, it was a real pleasure making your stay so pleasant and enjoyable.
Kind regards
Marc, Nick and the team.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We had an excellent meal here whilst staying in Dolgellau this weekend. The service was really good, very friendly. We were offered drinks in the bar whilst we selected from the menu, before being taken to a lovely room downstairs which it appears used to be the jailhouse. Our meal was beautiful and all using locally sourced or welsh produce.We would definitely recommend this restaurant and if we ever get over that way again we'll be sure to visit again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham UK
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

My husband and I have just spent a lovely 2 nights at Y Meirionnydd. The room was amazing, with gorgeous decor, bed linen and fluffy towels. Luxury shower and toiletries were the icing on the cake.

The food in the restaurant was really really good, and at a reasonable price. Don't bother searching round for other restaurants in Dolgellau just eat here. We had an early race on Saturday morning so a packed breakfast was made up for us which was perfect for what we needed. Everything we ate was local and top quality.

The hosts were welcoming, friendly and the service was faultless. I can't recommend this place enough. So much that we only got back this afternoon and I am writing this review already.

We will be back ASAP. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joshore77
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Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had a lovely room decorated to a high standard. Staff were all really friendly and helpful. Stayed here on a work trip but will certainly stay here again for a short break. Food in the restaurant is very very good and if you get the chance you should certainly try it for yourself. Breakfast was good too.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cerilewis1
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed an overnight stay at Y Meirionnydd. Very welcoming hosts, comfortable cozy room, delicious dinner and breakfast, both featuring locally sourced ingredients, would recommend highly...

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We booked in very last minute as our original hotel was so awful we would have rather have slept in the car. We were like Mary and Joseph trying to look for room at the Inn on a bank holiday weekend.

The staff were very friendly, the placed was so so well decorated and the bed super comfy. The bar had a great selection of drinks and the breakfast in the morning spot on. We were gutted there wasn't any space for our second night and we had to leave.

Thank you for putting us up.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NJB-rockers
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Small, friendly, flexible hotel with excellent service, good food, fine accommodation and access to the beautiful mid wales coast and mountains. Dolgellau is charming old town with a good variety of small shops, pubs and restaurants. We'd certainly visit again.

Chris & Stella Staffordshire

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chris b
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Additional Information about Y Meirionnydd

Property: Y Meirionnydd
Address: Smithfield Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1ES, Wales (Formerly Clifton House Hotel)
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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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