A lovely spot with the hotel now incorporating the old railway stationmaster's house.
We booked - despite the price of £98.00 a night for a twin room just to "tick off" another railway stay.
We arrived and explored the room - when was it converted???
The block has a tourism award nailed to it and of fairly recent origin too. It's either easy to win awards in these parts or the adjudictors saw the external photos and no more.
The room could date from the mid sixties and so could the tv - no remote - and the clock radio - no reception
The room was clean, but at the price - not up to the standard you would expect - I would rate it at equivalent to £50.00 to £60.00 a night stays in Scotland.
The evening food was probably Brake Bros best - it was certainly heated on the premises - but probably prepared in an industrial complex far away.
The lower bar and terrace where we ate was an incomparable location deserving of much, much better. The draught ale was excellent. We went upstairs having been recommended to the residents lounge and found everywhere in darkness. When we saw it in the morning on our way to breakfast we realised why. It hasn't been renovated in forty years and it shows.
Breakfast was slow as the young guys who staff the hotel had enjoyed a good evening the night before - we know because we were there.
All in all a lovely traditional welsh hotel who's manager wants throwing in the river, and which wants remarketing at a more competitive price, as compared with other hotel experiences in Britain it is well over priced and is relying totally on its location rather than its reputation.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- George III Hotel Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Wales