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The Bulkeley Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Beaumaris
Certificate of Excellence
Epping, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Shaun Ault”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have had the time of my life with Shaun Ault encouraging my ongoing laughs. He is funny, witty, with a wicked sense of humour like myself. I propose to make Shaun a manager by the next 6 months. It is my intention to make him part of the comedy club with TV appearances in the next year. He is going to be the next Father Ted. Interviews to commence early February in Dublin with myself the main interviewee. Shaun a little young for part of father Ted but he is the only man in Wales & Ireland for such a prestigious role. Thank you to all the staff & a very happy, healthy New Year.
Sheila.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sheilabyrne
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Widnes, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We booked a 2 night stay for new year and had a great time.

The food was excellent, in fact in the top 3 I've had & I've been all over the UK & Europe.

Well presented, great staff, special mention for Nigel who looked after us & most of the other guests in a fantastic manner, & the boss Martin who provided an excellent 2 day stay.

Can't understand some of the moaners in other reviews going on about the hotel.

The position was good, it was a throw back to the olden days BUT very clean & tidy. I should know by the way, as I've been in the hotel reviews business for 15years !

Only downside was the new years eve DJ.

Please replace him next year as must of lost a fortune in takings behind the bar with his crap music.

All in all, would definately go back tomorrow.

P.S Local area & pubs great too

Gary
Widnes

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view cost more but are worth it
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vouchercodes1
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We booked a one night stay here as a bit of a break between Christmas and new year. The photos showing roll top baths and tiled floors promised a night of Victorian elegance which, regrettably never materialised. The reception area was cluttered and untidy with tired furnishings, peeling paint and a general air of neglect. The interior design theme continued into our room. Furniture that was outdated in 1989, a worn carpet, a bathroom suite that I last saw when my grandparents house was refurbished in the late 70s. If this hotel has a handyman I suggest they have his eyesight checked for colourblindness as the toilet seat was a completely different colour! Our "genuine" Victorian bed was held together with shelf brackets and on closer inspection was actually a bed frame surrounding a collapsible bed! An absolute joke! The noise from other rooms was ridiculous as well as the floorboards outside the door sounding like someone was walking into our room. On calling reception we were told that the people upstairs had just arrived and the noise would subside shortly. It didn't. On checking out I wasn't surprised how many people were gone before 10 am. Overall very disappointing.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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manchester
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115 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

The owners are missing a trick. This hotel has fantastic location but is too dated and it shows. We only went for snack lunch and found the entrance dirty. The lounge could have been wonderful with new light decoration and fresh flooring. The coffee and sandwiches were really good but the neglect of this hotel has put me off ever staying there. If they spruced it up then I am sure it would attract clientele.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank estelleManchester
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

A 4 day break away brought us here,1st the smell of a old as home hits you as you manage to squeeze yourself in the revolving wooden door with suitcase, the checking in desk is around the corner. The lift can take you up to your floor helps, although I cannot do lifts so up two flights of stairs the 2nd flight was like climbing Snowdon, until day 2 when a kind member of staff showed me another gentle flight. The room was basic clean,the hot water was a bit hit and miss,timing when others would not be using it all up.
Breakfast everything you need to set you for the day plenty to choose from all hot cooked perfectly and the staff very nice and welcoming. The housekeeping came in each day and left room sparkling.

The coffee shop area situatated right by main entrance serves lovely coffee and selection of cakes.

The seating in the lounge area is a mixture of old leather squishy Sofa's and very strained along with the carpets, peeling scuffed walls and under the radiators a months worth of dust mixed with dropped food. The manager did explain the place was in he middle of being done up the new roof has been completed, the bedrooms etc , fair comment would be we paid half price we got half of what will be a fantastic hotel break.

Room Tip: 119 is on 2 levels, room 205 has sea views,
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Telford, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This Majestic and beautiful old building was constructed to host the future Queen Victoria on a visit to Anglesey in 1832. It dominates the picturesque village of Beaumaris and commands an enviable position with stunning views across the Menai Straight. I had taken a studio suite with sea view and spent one night en-route to the Dublin ferry.
The current owners have managed to deftly merge 21st century pricing with 1970s levels of quality and service. The fixtures, fittings and decoration are all very tired. I ate in the bar as the restaurant was empty and found the evening meal to be a little less greasy than breakfast. Overall I wasn't sufficiently impressed to add this place to my list of regulars. Highlights were viewing a glorious sunrise across the water and tender sweet Welsh lamb chops. Lowlights were being unable to regulate the temperature of the shower and finding my Atlantic king prawn cocktail was a combination of rocket leaves (?) and hot, deep fried, battered, torpedo prawns (Iceland style) wrapped in cold Marie Rose sauce...
A little investment and a change of attitude could rejuvenate and create a superb hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andy810
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Wales
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

The public cafe in this hotel serves the best cappuccino in Beaumaris and the toffee/apple cake is fab!. A real bonus is that they allow you to take your dog in too - although we love to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the Straits & mountains if the weather is fine.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IanWales
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Property: The Bulkeley Hotel
Address: 19 Castle Street, Beaumaris LL58 8AW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Island of Anglesey > Beaumaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Beaumaris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bulkeley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Best Western Beaumaris
Beaumaris Best Western
The Bulkeley Hotel Beaumaris, Island Of Anglesey

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