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Tyn-y-Groes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Ganllwyd B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We were staying up the road in a holiday cottage and decided to try this out for a meal. All four of us enjoyed our dinner here. Lamb shank, ribs, salmon and chicken. All lovely home cooked food by a welcoming log fire. Thank you!!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank JansyKent
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nephitynyg, Owner at Tyn-y-Groes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

Thanks for your comments, hopefully see you again

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We were staying in the area in a holiday cottage and as usual partly self-catering and partly eating out. We stumbled upon this hotel for one of our evening meals. The welcome was first class, the owner being very friendly and chatty. The food was excellent - we had the chicken breast with bacon and cheese (I believe it was called Chicken New York) and the vegetarian curry. We were so impressed that we went back for a second meal a couple of nights later. This time we had the steak and stout pie (the best I've ever tasted) and the vegetarian lasangne. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank RolandJeremyIan
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nephitynyg, Owner at Tyn-y-Groes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We were staying at a holiday cottage literally 3 minutes walk away and booked an evening meal here for our family party of 8 here at the end of May. We found the owner Derek to be friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable, having also enjoyed an afternoon drink and chat with him earlier in the week. Our lamb shanks were tasty and well-cooked, and the rest of the family also enjoyed their meals, the portions were generous and all our meals arrived at the same time.
There aren't many restaurants in this very rural and beautiful part of Wales, so we were pleased to have had a nice meal at the hotel, which was within an easy walk, albeit along a main road, from our holiday accommodation. There's also plenty of off-road parking next to the hotel, which is clearly sign-posted on the A470.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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nephitynyg, Owner at Tyn-y-Groes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the hospitality

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stopped here for a quick bite and it was distinctly average. The sandwiches were poor - no sign of the mustard with the ham and the bread was shop-bought and tasteless. The beer was good, though, and the welcome from the landlord was warm. Good for a pint but not for the food!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Nicholas G
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nephitynyg, Owner at Tyn-y-Groes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

Oh dear, we don't put mustard on sandwiches (allergen caution) and of course the bread is shop brought, but is quality whole grain! a very strange set of comments, any thanks all the same

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Having got lost in Snowdonia on a Sunday and struggling to find lunch, we stopped here.

They were so friendly and accommodating. As we were in a rush, they fixed up a delicious and reasonably priced tuna salad for us despite it being their carvery on a Sunday.

We can't thank them enough for their flexibility and hospitality.

I can't comment on the hotel, but the bar and restaurant were excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank duddo
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very impressed with the staff, food and room. Good quality meals cooked to order were served in very generous portions and were delicious. Anybody who thinks the owner is rude must have some form of communication issue as we were extremely impressed with his honest opinions and local knowledge that lead us to some great walking and cycling tracks! Yes the cook did check us out (after serving a very tasty cooked breakfast) as the owners had been up late serving in the bar and restaurant.The hot water takes a while longer to come through than some may be accustomed to but where else can you shower in hot mineral water straight from the mountains! There is a road right outside the hotel but traffic is not busy at night and having the road so close makes exploring the stunning area so easy. We will probably return for years to come.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank plod666
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We went in August on a KGB deal. Good parking in the hotel's lay-by. Exterior brightened by flower beds and baskets. The hanging hotel sign needed maintenance, looked if it would fail soon. Arrived 3 pm, rang bell as a notice instructed and were promptly admitted. Check in formalities quickly completed, and we were shown to room 6 at the back, so a nicely quiet room with no traffic noise. Twin comfortable 3ft beds in a small area, one side of each against a wall and an aprox. 20in. path between them. One small window with an opening light at the top. Furniture included tween beds drawers with bedside light, and a desk with drawers. Tea and coffee making facilities. Small flat screen tv, with Sky. The room was cleanly decorated, cream walls, white pitched ceiling and behind the beds the wall was wallpapered with a flowery pattern.The en-suite was decorated in orange. The part tiling above the bath was glossy white, with clean grouting. A small corner of wallpaper was turned up. The light fitting needed cleaning of its dead fly collection. The above basin shelf had loose brackets and sloped slightly downwards, so things would fall off. The hotel info booklet said they were trying to get a three star rating. It also mentioned smoking in the room, but this is now prohibited (with some exceptions). There was no "do not disturb/ make up the room" sign for us to hang on the door, so our room was not cleaned & beds not made.There was no fire escape plan on the back of the door. Immediately outside the room, there was a fire door, but this did not have signing to indicate its function. There was a fire detector in the room.
Breakfast was of good quality, choice of juices, cereals and drinks, with a menu for the hot course, which was cooked to order. When I said I didn't want sausage, extra bacon was immediately offered.
There was a noticible difference between outside and inside atmosphere as we entered. We could not determine what the source was. On going upstairs, the atmosphere was very close. The hall windows had fixed secondary double glazing. I think that better ventilation (open windows to let fresh air in) was required on both levels.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tyn-y-Groes Hotel

Address: A470 | Ganllwyd, Ganllwyd LL40 2HN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Ganllwyd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ganllwyd
Number of rooms: 7
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Tyn-y-Groes Hotel Ganllwyd, Wales

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