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Corbett Arms Hotel
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Corbett Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tywyn
Reviewed 13 August 2010

Came across these reviews by accident. Recall staying there for 1 night in September 2001. It was the only hotel in area with vacant rooms on a Saturday as there was a golf tournament in Aberdovey. We arrived at 5.30pm and there was no food available. The bar service was slow and the tables hadn't been cleaned properly and our glasses literally stuck to them. I recall the room was shabby and had a cot that no decent parent would have put their baby in. Next morning at 0750 cleaner barged in without knocking at a VERY inconvenient moment started cleaning the bathroom. Reception then mixed up our credit card with another guests causing us the inconvenience of having to cancel it for security reasons. Sadly my husband passed away 4 weeks later but as there was insurance on the card he never knew we actually had a "freebie". Thank you reviewers for giving me the best laugh in ages though it is now different owners and I am sorry your holidays/breaks were spoilt

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank hysterical26
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Reviewed 21 November 2009

The worst & Dirtiest Hotel that I have ever stayed in!!!
Thank goodness I only had one night here.

Staff are unhelpful and very rude and so untidy. On arrival they demanded I pay, I could not pay by card as the manager demanded cash, on giving him the cash he then proceeded to staple the bank notes i gave him to a confirmation letter! How bizarre?

Cold Rooms as central heating did not work - I don't think the room I stayed in had been occupied for many months, even years! as you could write your name in the dust on the furniture.

Had a drink in the bar in the evening and the glasses were to say the least, disgustingly dirty that I had to demand a clean glass.

Had two minutes of hot water the following morning and that was it! Manager served breakfast in tatty old clothes and to be honest I did not want to eat the breakfast as it just looked horrid.
I should have asked to see the kitchen but i don't think i really wanted to know as if it was like the rest of the place it probably wouldn't even pass a basic Hygiene certificate.

I know people will think this is all an exaggeration but it all happened!!!! I agree with the other reviews on here that it is just a terrible place!

The owners obviously do not care what guests seem to think of the hotel.

Attitude is so bad and they are quite argumentative with guests.

Please I advise you not to stay in this awful place!!!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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11  Thank Trips709
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Reviewed 6 November 2009

Having just read the recent reviews, it seems appropriate to report on my stay in September 2006. I was reluctant to comment publicly before. The room was overpriced & dirty (I'm sure the sheets hadn't been changed since the last guest left), & the owners needed a good wash too. On my last night, after complaining about being locked out for the second time in 3 days (returning just before midnight to find my key didn't work as the doors were bolted!) a gang of 6 people (owners & their drunk friends) came to my room at 1am to eject me for daring to complain.

Despite calling the police, I was assaulted by the owners who insisted on me paying cash as apparently the card machine was "temporarily" out of order. When the police finally arrived & I got my bags back, I found that my goods had been tampered with and severely damaged. I was limping over for a week afterwards due to my leg injury caused by the assault.

During my illegal incarceration by the owners, they stressed to me that they were rich and had no need of the income from the hotel. This might explain (though not excuse) their shockingly bad attitude, assuming it's true.

DO NOT STAY HERE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! You'd be better off sleeping on the beach - it's cleaner & safer.

And by the way, during my stay, the fire escape was 50% blocked by old furniture dumped in the way - doesn't anybody in Tywyn inspect hotels for fire safety?

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled solo
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20  Thank assaultedguest
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

Watch an episode of Fawlty Towers and then watch a Freddy Krueger film. Now merge the 2 together and voila, you're in the Corbett Arms Hotel! No wonder we were the only people there in a 43 room hotel on a Friday in August. Goddamn, wish I'd read the reviews!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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18  Thank LevelHeadedDude
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Reviewed 24 July 2009

My partner 2 young children and myself travelled to tywyn to see family and was unfortunate to stay in this hotel. First of all we had to pay cash because "apparently card machine was not working" then their was no evening meals so had to get a takeaway which we were allowed to eat there but were given plastic cutlery and plates. owners seemed like they had drunk the bar dry to the point where my partner had to go to the bar on several occasions in the middle of the night to ask them and their friends to keep the noise down. Hotel in general was very dated and as my partner many years previous had worked at the hotel found the whole stay very upsetting to see a once marvellous hotel which used to be known for it's service and quality now being run by a pair of monkeys.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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16  Thank lickylou
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

on a easter break in tywyn which we adore we dropped in the corbett for a drink. oh my goodness never again bar man looked like he could do with a good wash and shave. his wife well we just wont go there she tells anyone whom will listen her problems, goodness help any one who stays there.it is in need desparate need of a good update and good clean. the way the country is and buisness now you would put 100% in tryin to bring and keep cusromers the people who run this establishment need to have a good look around.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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13  Thank mydav
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Reviewed 13 April 2009

Having worked as Deputy Manager at this hotel many years ago, my partner and I decided on a day trip to Tywyn, with a specific aim of revisiting 'the Corbett' and having refreshments, hopefully also bumping into a few familiar faces.
Oh dear.
It appears that if you are unable to get your itinery exactly right (ie, one that fits the expressed desire of the owners) then you are doomed to be ejected ignominiously from the Corbett these days.
In other words, after having a very brief look round for old time's sake, I had to visit the loo before we ordered coffee. Whilst I was away, my partner was forcibly escorted out by a loud mouthed, extremely aggressive and rude man (who was proud to admit to being the owner) It was my turn next, and I was rounded on as I walked towards the bar, only this time this obnoxious little man was joined by his equally rude wife.
The reason for our ejection (and, indeed, barring)? We were told to leave because I used the toilet before we ordered drinks. If it wasn't so laughable, we, as a professional couple who are stupid enough to allow ourselves to be pushed around by the likes of this pair, would have been deeply offended.
As it was, it not only left a lasting and bitter taste in my mouth about a place I was once proud to be associated with, but also left me sad at the fact that a town so obviously in need of the tourist pound could tolerate such a pitiful proprietorship of its premier inn.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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16  Thank anglowelshTGC
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Address: Corbett Square, Tywyn LL36 9DG, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Tywyn
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tywyn
Number of rooms: 41
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