My wife and I managed to get a kid-free two-day mountain break. Arriving at the PYG hotel on Wednesday evening was the most friendly and informal check-in process we've ever had: "You must be the last of the guests, here's the key, we'll see you in bar for a drink later or at breakfast".
The Garden room (booked for it's en-suite and four poster bed) could have used a little airing, but was very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast (8:30 - 9:00) was spot-on, as was was dinner (fixed sitting at 7:30). Both mornings there was a packed lunch available that would satisfy even the biggest appetite (e.g. mine).
Where the PYG really scores though is that it is a living museum of climbing; from a ceiling covered in famous signatures from Edmund Hillary to Doug Scott and Don Whillans to a host of climbing gear from the '53 Everest expedition; the place just oozes character and atmosphere.
There's even a natural outside pool (mini lake) and a sauna.
The perfect place for a mountain getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 18th century 3rd generation family run mountain inn nestled in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park with a history for British mountaineering with memorabilia from the 1953 Everest expedition in the bar along with many Famous signatures. We have en suite and traditional rooms, there is a sauna and natural pool in our extensive gardens with Snowdon and many other fantastic walks right on our doorstep. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pen y Gwryd
- Pen Y Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant, Snowdonia National Park