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George III Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Penmaenpool B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed in the George for 2 nights over the Bank Holiday weekend, and were rather surprised by the negative comments submitted by others as we had a wonderful stay. The location is superb, the bedrooms excellent (best night's sleep in a hotel for many a year);food, especially breakfast was very good, and the service was always with a smile.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing a restful holiday in a beautiful part of Wales

Room Tip: Any with an estuary view
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank willyn1900
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stay a few miles down the coast and have been to the George for a meal on numerous occasions. The food is wonderful although you do sometimes have to wait if you haven't booked. The main criticism is the attitude of the barman (older guy with glasses). He can be very curt and is generally miserable. He needs to learn how to speak to customers. It does get very busy but I still think a smile wouldn't go amiss. Other than him the staff are pleasant and helpful.
If you aren't bothered about how you're treated and enjoy good food and fantastic views then give it a go

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

we visited there on mon 26th aug just for a meal.....we have actually stopped there twice before,and the only reason we didnt this time was because it was full(sooooo glad off that!!).we were asked what room w were in,and when i replyed that we werent staying ,we were swiftly moved out off the "best bit with a view",and seated else where.we were told that we would have to order our drins from the bar....order the food from the bar,etc.what really annoyed us was the fact that the couple sitting at the next table were waited on hand and foot!!! obviously residents??? funny thing is,i dont remember paying any less than then hmmmmm funny that.the food took 50 to arrive and was ok,but notheing special.the bareman,who could possibly be the owner,as the last two times we have stayed there,was on reception,was as misserable as ever!.i get the feeling if your from Wales and a regular,you should be ok,but to quote the managers remarks from one of the many bad comments on here......"yet another tourist moaning about bad service when were busy!!!!!!!!!"hmmmmmm not exactly a good comeback is it!!.anyway,the waitress who moved us was lovely,not here fault,she said she hadnt been there long,id get out whiole you can love!!!.we stayed twic because off the beautifull scenery,not for the service thats for sure,we found the most warm and welcoming b&b right opposite,just over the bridge,and we will deffinatly be returning,they KNOW how to do the job correctly!! they dont seem to like children,or families.or anyone who isnt from wales at the GEORGE,i wouldnt bother,there are far better places else where!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank lizzyt1969
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We booked a meal for 10 of us in advance by phone, and were asked to give meal selections by e mail, ahead of the visit so as to avoid a larger party arriving after our booked time. Up to this point the staff I dealt with were helpful and friendly. When we actually arrived the service was another matter! Our table wasn't ready so we were asked to go to the bar to order drinks, but told that the toddlers in our party would have to go up to the dining area to wait! This was not practical so I asked how long the table would be. The member of staff shouted at me - 'We're doing it now!' When we went up to the dining area there were 2 tables so I asked could they be put together. Again an aggressive response saying no. When challenged she agreed to do it , but said that I had been told when booking that there would be 2 tables. When I said that this hadn't been mentioned she said 'Well it should have been' - again aggressively.
We had ordered starters but when the staff were reminded of this I was told that it had been overlooked and the main courses were ready for serving. Despite all this hassle not once did the staff actually enquire during our meal whether everything was ok, and no-one asked if we wanted desserts or tea/coffee. As you can imagine we were most unhappy with the experience , although the food itself was fine. I decided to write to the hotel to seek an apology or explanation, which I did 10 days ago, and I have not had an acknowledgement, never mind a reply. We had a lovely week in Dolgellau, spoiled only by this experience.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank David S
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Had lunch here which was nice and the man on the bar was very helpful and polite as we were with two children who are coeliacs and nothing was too much trouble. The other staff we encountered were rude and at best off hand. We witnessed one member of staff berating a pair of cyclists for leaning their bikes against a table outside and asking them to move them. There are ways and ways of asking people to do things and she was extremely abrupt. I had been tempted to book a stay at the hotel before we had lunch as it's a beautiful spot but am having a rethink....

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
2  Thank Bonestone
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Once again we had the most glorious time ; the food was delicious;the accommodation excellent;&all we did all day was ride our bikes along the trail to Barmouth & Fairborne; rode on the little steam train & took the ferry across the estuary; then cycled back to the hotel & soaked in the bath before our meal. The views are so beautiful and the wild life spectacular: who could ask for more .

Room Tip: Any room in the lodge esp. room 7 which has a bath as well as shower & great views of estuary &a...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. The room was clean and traditionally furnished. The bed was very comfortable and the view from the room was amazing. The bathroom was clean, but could do with a bit of modernising. The shower was temperamental, but eventually we managed to get it working ok. The kettle in the room could do with being replaced or cleaned thoroughly.

Breakfast was very good, the bacon was nice and crispy, the eggs cooked well and there was a good selection of cooked and continental food, although the sausages could have been a little better quality.

We also ate in the restaurant on 2 evenings and on both occasions the food from the extensive menu was very good, the staff were friendly and attentive, whilst it was also fairly reasonable.

The car park is a decent size and the main road nearby means it's easy enough to get to.

The ceilings are low in the main hotel building, so mind your head if you're tall!

We would stay here again and recommend it for a quick get away to take in the lovely surrounding areas.

Room Tip: Rooms to the front of the main hotel building have great views and ours also had a 4 post bed. There...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Arran S
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Address: On the Mawddach Estuary, Penmaenpool, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1YD, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau > Penmaenpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Penmaenpool
Price Range: £90 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — George III Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
George III Hotel is superbly situated at the head of the magnificent Mawddach estuary. It is said to be one of the most beautiful in europe. The main Hotel was built in 1650 and was once a ships chandlers serving the flourishing boat building industry until around 1890 when it was converted into the Hotel. Our lodge rooms were converted in the 1970's to form 6 en-suite guest bedrooms from what was the Railway Station and Sation Masters House. ... more   less 
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