spent a lot of time weighing how to write a constructive review and decided honesty is the best bet. The place is stunning and the decor absolutely beautifully done...the public rooms and the dining room are as good as it gets down to the perfect lighting and warm ambience from the fires. The family photos are odd. When opening our own establishment one of the first things we learned, even in the humblest BnB is...NO FAMILY PHOTOS!!! At Penmaenuchaf theIy are literally everywhere...to the point of being ridiculous...after all who care??? One of the odd things is that there is no obvious reception desk and we eventually found someone in a messy office who checked us in, but never introduced herself so we just presume she was the right person! We agree with another reviewer who wondered if the attachment to lots and lots of extra charges were a reflection on the hotel not doing well? The oddest thing was the expensive set dinner which had all these silly add ons so in fact you were charged for the dinner and only had one or two choices and had to oay a pound here and there for literally everything...it made everyone in the dining room fractious and took away from the really, really good food. The amounts were silly to the point of being petty and are the reason that everyone felt the would not return or recommend the hotel. all the many add ons ledt an unpleasant feeling for everyone in the dining room. Breakfast was quite wonderful. The room was good but not great for the price. The grounds and stunning public rooms are the reason to go there...and a good one. The staff was sparse and uninterested and not trained in the manner that the hotel represented they should be. This is SO close to being a five star hotel, but is more like three stars sadly.
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- Also Known As:
- Penmaenuchaf Hall Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Wales
- Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel Penmaenpool