Owing to an extremely complicated summer, we found ourselves booking a holiday at about four day's notice! We were looking for a dog friendly hotel and Plas Dolmelynllyn (hereafter referred to as 'Dolly Hall') rose to the top of the pile on Tripadvisor. I don't normally review establishment while still staying but this hotel deserves the effort.
If you like your hotels to be homogenised, sanitised and sterile, this is NOT the place for you! It is full of character with a wonderful history but veers towards the eclectic in its layout and decor - there is probably not a single level floor in the Tudor part of the building, but, unless you want to play marbles, this is hardly a problem. Fitting modern creature comforts into a building as old as this is not easy but our room was most comfortable and well-appointed. We had aimed to forage out most evenings but the in house restaurant is both good quality and good value and made the effort of searching for other establishments seem futile!
In a world where staff seem to think constantly asking if "everything is alright?", daring you to challenge them, Dolly Hall is full of people who really care and who mean it when they say, "No problem".
And the dog? Well, he really enjoyed his stay - just check out the hotel's dog policy beforehand and ask discuss your requirements (the size of the room may depend on the size of your dog. Logical, no?)
And the ultimate judgement, would we stay again? Yes!
P.S. - proximity to the A470 is not a problem, the hotel is set far enough back to be quiet and the access from this recently improved road is great for North Wales.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in Snowdonia National Park is Dolmelynllyn, a Victorian Gothic hotel with over 1000 years of history. With the mountain biking and walking trails of Coed-y-Brenin on our doorstep and surrounded by several waterfalls, gold and copper mines that nestle within the surrounding forest. A warm and relaxed hotel in which to unwind and with some of the purest air in Europe! We do accept well behaved insured dogs in some rooms but will make an additional charge if you try to check into the hotel with your dog without contacting us first, as we would not be ready for them. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plas Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel Ganllwyd, Wales