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Plas Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ganllwyd
Certificate of Excellence
London
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Not for me”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

There are travellers out there who might like this type of heritage hotels with its fading charm, but as it comes with spiders - not for me - and certainly not at a price that I paid.

It has excellent setting and could be a wonderful property to live in, if it is wasn't for it's current state.

There was a superb view of the valley out of the window, which was quite extraordinary - but sadly the window itself did not fully close, and had spider webs on - which pretty much sums up the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This hotel is in a very convenient, quiet, rural location with lovely gardens and very helpful owners and staff. We stayed for 3 nights and had dinner in the restaurant on 2 occasions - good food and fair value. The only negative is perhaps the décor which in places is a little dated/tired but I think that is part of the hotel's character (parts are very old) and helps make it a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a national trust owned property, so we should have been a bit more realistic in our expectations of the fabric of the hotel. Our bathroom was small and in need of some restorative work.. Because of this our rating is lower. Food and service were very good to excellent.
The gardens were lovely and there is a waterfall too, surrounded by woods, birds and tranquility.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

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.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Harrogate
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Sadly we only had one night at Dolly Hall so we couldn't take advantage of everything it has to offer. Alan is the most amazingly thoughtful host and his staff are friendly and helpful too. We were travelling with friends who were able to stay a second night and I suspect that is why we had a significantly less comfortable room than them. Do check your room because they vary - ours was small with an uncomfortable bed and a claustrophobic little en-suite bathroom. Other rooms that we saw were large, airy and beautiful.

Dinner was lovely albeit we were disappointed to find that the wine we ordered from the list wasn't available and those who wanted lamb to eat found that it wasn't available either.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Wigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Beautiful surroundings and very attractive building, with history. Staff very helpful and friendly, chatty and knowledgeable. Food tasty with reasonable choice and all cooked to a very good standard. Many chefs over-salt the food but this was much more to our liking. Lamb and fillet steak very succulent. Plenty of choice in the bar, particularly whisky. Never enough French wines to my pallet but others would surely agree with the range available!
Breakfast with many choices with homemade granola, marmalade, yoghurt and jams. Well worth further visits.
Our shower looked great but so complicated without easy instructions for elderly that previous occupants had seemingly been over enthusiastic in adjusting it. Personal advice had to be requested by us and we were then wary in using it!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

we have just visited Plas Dolmelynllyn for two nights. What a beautiful place in such a tranquil setting. The staff at the hotel were exceptionally friendly and professional towards us. Alan the owner is a mine of information of places to visit. The food was delicious thankyou Martin. We will certainly return and will also recommend this fabulous hotel to family and friends

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Plas Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel
Address: Coed-Y-Brenin, Ganllwyd LL40 2HP, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Ganllwyd
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ganllwyd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Plas Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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