The advantages of this hotel are well known: great character, famous for its associations with the Everest climbers and a wonderful location, with at least one very good walk right behind the building. The 'summer swimming pool' mentioned by another reviewer is indeed still in operation. There is a most wonderful Victorian bath tub in use in one of the communal bathrooms. The atmosphere in the bar and surrounding rooms is superb.
The disadvantages are:
1. It is expensive for what you get- £80 for a double room with no TV or telephone.
2. Few of the rooms are en suite.
3. They do not accept credit cards.
4. The meals are at set times. Breakfast is at 8:50 am, which is too late if you are planning to do a long walk or want to get away early. My walking partner got severely told off for going into the breakfast room just a very few minutes early.
5. The dinner, at £24 is over priced and at a set time (730pm as I recall. we didn't eat there).
All in all, it feels like the hotel is run for the owners, not the guests. I won't return until there are some improvements in customer service, but am glad to have stayed once.
- 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