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“Clean, friendly and great location”

Porthmadog B & B Castell
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Porthmadog B & B Castell
Ranked #10 of 12 Porthmadog B&B and Inns
ab_wales
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“Clean, friendly and great location”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

My partner and I stayed in the self-contained appartment for 4 nights and I guess the most important statement is that we would happily stay here again when in Porthmadog.

Rooms were clean and well appointed, the breakfast was great for our tastes and they were very flexible. Both Bridget and Beth were very friendly and welcoming. We actually ate out each night so didn't use the cooker but it looked clean and in good condition. The fridge-freezer worked (was cold inside) but did make quite a loud noise when the pump was running after the second night. Being a light sleeper I had to turn it off overnight in the end.

Porthmadog itself is a good location to explore the surrounding area and a reasonable location for places to eat & drink in the evening. Its a quiet town so don't expect too lively a night out but the closet pub to the B&B was also the friendliest, The Ship Inn which is 3mins walk.

Borth-y-gest is about 10-15min walk from the B&B and although very small is a great place to visit, the tea room was very good.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

With many choices and different standards around Porthmadog, the Castell B& B is a good middle of the road Bed & Breakfast. Beth and Bridget very friendly and helpful, with good choice of traditional breakfast. Welsh weather meant we delayed our first day out but were able to use their guest lounge during the morning. As the weather cleared we could see the attraction of the position of this B& B with stunning views over Snowdonia and even Snowdon's summit appeared in the distance. Portmadog and Borth-y-Gest walkable from this convenient location.

Room Tip: En-Suite definately recommended. and newly refurbished
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Shropshire
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

I stayed at Castell back in April and unlike the previous viewer i found both Bethan and Bridgett to be friendly, genuine and accomodating...such a welcome relief after a long journey.

Breakfast was well cooked and plentyful. The Castell has a great view overlooking the harbour...and it's also in a convenient location for the Welsh Coastal path and some lovely woodland walks in Pen y banc.

I loved the Castell and will look forward to my next visit. Diolch yn fawr Bethan!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

The bathroom and toilet doors will not fasten shut from inside which may be OK in your own home but not somewhere with facilities shared by strangers. A couple of bolts is all that's needed. The sugar in my room was old and had been damp so it was solid. Breakfast was at a communal table so you eat alongside strangers.
Due to a genuine mistake (I confused the cost of a future stay with the Castell's prices) I paid most of what was owed but was £30 short and will post the balance on but on return home I had a rather abrupt and not very friendly message on my answer machine saying I actually owe more than I do - there was NO receipt offered so I wrote it down on the reverse of the slip from the money machine.
I will not stay there again as the friendliness is superficial.

Room Tip: Only the double rooms are ensuite so take something heavy to wedge the bathroom and toilet doors shu...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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castellporthmadog, Owner at Porthmadog B & B Castell, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Thanks Hazel for your comments. Thankyou also for paying the balance on your account and for your apology, greatly accepted. For the reference of Tripadvisors reading this 'not so nice posting' Hazel admits that she confused the money with another booking in Caernarfon which she had also booked online! Nevermind we all make mistakes, but it was quite a damming posting, an apology for everyone else to see would be nice please Hazel. As for your other comments, yes maybe the bolts on the doors are a little tricky but everyone else seems to have no problem with them but we have changed them now! As to the seating arrangement at breakfast everyone seems to love it apart from Hazel!! If you would have preferred to sit on your own to have your breakfast you only needed to say so (there were only 2 more people at Castell during your stay). Anyway we shall carry on regardless as everyone seems to love what we're doing, we surely cannot please everyone as long as we please the majority of our visitors that's great. Many thanks for all your comments Hazel, everything has been dealt with.
Many thanks Beth and Brigette.
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Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

Best bed & breakfast ,lovely place to stay,lovely hosts, will be back, highly recommend thankyou...

  • Stayed April 2012
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Tring
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I rang Beth last week when we had snow at home and there wasn't any in Wales, I was loathed to pay and book somewhere in case we couldn't go. Beth was happy with that and asked me to advise her on Saturday morning. We arrived late afternoon to a very warm welcome. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the bathrooms spotless. We mentioned we were going to have some wine and nibbles with our friends and she immediately provided wine glasses and suggested putting the gas fire on. Sunday breakfast was very good and plenty of it. Thank you Beth for making our visit so pleasant, We hope to return again soon.

Room Tip: Front room on first floor with en suite spacious and lovely view of the harbour
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Farum, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Stayed over New Year in one of the self-catering apartments. Fantastic location in Porthmadog with a beatiful view of the harbour. Easy walking distance to all of Porthmadog and neighbouring Borth-Y-Gest. Parking nearby (free - but maybe only in the low season?). As it was self-catering we had a very quiet stay which was perfectly what we wanted. Porthmadog is a little off the beaten path but if staying in Porthmadog this place is a little gem.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Porthmadog B & B Castell
Address: 8 Garth Terrace, Porthmadog LL49 9BE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
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Ranked #10 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Porthmadog
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castell B&B Porthmadog has commanding views over Porthmadog harbour and the Welsh mountains beyond . Castell has three rooms 1 Master En suite with large bay window. 1 double with shared facilities, 1 single small bedroom with no view. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and TV, free wifi. ... more   less 
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