It's been many, many years that I've wanted to stop at the Pen-Y-Gwryd Hotel, but I'm sad to say that I was very disappointed.
It's true that this is a unique place that has resisted the 'relentless grind of modernity', but there is such a difference between untouched and unloved. It needs a bit more care and attention, although I could probably forgive the hotel many things for it's wonderful history and character. Unfortunately I cannot find any redeeming feature for the food which managed to be poor and expensive at the same time.
So, what the make of the Pen Y Gwryd. Well it's a great place for a pint, the bar is full of character and history. It's ok for a nights rest mainly because of it's wonderful location which just about justifies the price for what you get. But it's a terrible place to eat and that is a real shame.
- 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