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Royal Sportsman Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porthmadog
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55 reviews
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Is probably the best accommodation in Porthmadog, a town not beautiful, and that does not offer much.
The hotel is nice and clean, the rooms are not beautiful but the restaurant is worth trying.
Breakfast very good, staff very friendly and helpful.
Given the expense, judgment is certainly positive.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
We are delighted to hear the hotel pleased in every aspect, especially value for money, but disappointed with the view that Porthmadog as a town has little to offer. It's the gateway to 850 square miles of Snowdonia, the UK capital for narrow gauge railways, the home of world-famous Portmeirion; has fascinating museums about shipbuilding and Lloyd George, rare nesting bird called ospreys in the nearby estuary, loads of outdoor family attractions, and a gorgeous harbour with golden beaches nearby. . .the list goes on! We are always happy to give our guests all the information they need about the area to fully enjoy it.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

this was our 3rd visit to The Royal Sportsman, and once again it was a top class hotel, the breakfasts were excellent, the room was comfortable, well arranged, and very clean.
All of the staff were very knowledgeable about the surrounding attractions, and were helpful in every way possible.
We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thanks very much for this positive endorsement. Are you a senior AA inspector, because this is almost exactly what he said on a recent annual visit! We aim to go the extra mile to give customers or guests helpful and accurate advice about how best to enjoy this area's many world-class attractions, in support of an excellent local Tourist Information Centre nearby. We look forward to your next visit too. . .and please bring some family, friends or colleagues to share the experience!
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Hotel selected earlier in year as only hotel local to Harlech to be able to entertain 30+ adults for a group dinner and breakfast during Bank Holiday weekend. We took only 4 rooms, which were very clean and tidy. Our weekend was a total success, the attention to detail and service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
It's always a privilege to receive such fantastic feedback from fellow business professionals in Wales and along England's border counties. What we may lack in terms of facilities to host large corporate events - compared perhaps to other better-known hotels on the North coast - we aim to more than compensate for with our personal service and attention to the small things that really matter. PS: We would also highly recommend the wholesome, healthy eating bars this company produces!
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We have had a two night break at this hotel this week .... The staff and the breakfast were fantastic . They were really helpful and very professional . We stayed with two small children , and this was the only problem . The room layout was ok but there was lots of reachable things to mess with . Ordering of evening meals was a little unclear as we were advised that dinner was served 6-9 pm and our children normally go to bed at this time . we were told it would be fine to order and eat in the bar .... In the bar it was quite " loud " and not a place for babies . This resulted in us not eating here for our evening meal for our stay . Maybe a quieter place and earlier child friendly meal time would be easier . Other than this , the royal sportsman is a lovely hotel where I would use again but maybe only as a couple .

  • Stayed August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We recently spent 3 days at the Royal Sportsman with our Golden Retriever and really enjoyed our stay. We ate in the bar so that our dog could be with us, he too was made most welcome! We thought the food was excellent and as we are coeliacs our diet presented no problem. Our courtyard room was very clean and comfortable.
All the staff were most helpful.
We were given details of local walks suitable for dogs, all in all a wonderful break.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I called in the Sportsman last month and loved the whole experience. Met all the local characters in the Bar area, and couldn't fault thier hospitality. Joe Gaff was especially friendly and taught me the first steps towards becoming a successful fisherman!
The beer was first class, although I did think the food was a bit pricey! I didn't actualy stay in the Hotel so can't really comment on the service.
However, the Bar area was 10 out of 10 in my opinion.
I'm due back there on August 24th and will be staying at the Sportsman on this occasion! Camping on Black Rock is okay until you hit the mid 40's!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We visited Porthmadog at the weekend with friends and chose the Sportsman by chance. I hadn't read any of the reviews previously so went in with an open mind. The bar area was quite full so we opted to eat in the restaurant. The bar served Sunday lunch and a normal menu. Only Sunday lunch was available in the restaurant, but this is what we all wanted. We were seated in a lounge area outside the restaurant where a very efficient waiter took our drinks order and left us the menus. The order was taken in the lounge and we were taken to our table about 5 minutes before the food arrived. Two of us had the pate starter which was more than ample and was easily shared by 4, an it was excellent. There was fresh bread on the table and plenty of it, I don't know what it was but it was delicious with a lovely crust that tasted out of this world. We all ordered the beef dinner, ample portions of meat, a huge home made Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, a carrot and swede mash, and a side plate with fresh beans, carrots and cauliflower. All cooked to perfection. We had intended having cheese and biscuits for our sweet, but none of us could manage any more. The prices considering the quality of the food were very reasonable, £10.95 for one course, £15.95 for two, and £19.95 for three course. All in all we had a fantastic time, with professional staff and great food.I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Royal Sportsman Hotel
Address: 131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porthmadog
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Sportsman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very comfortable, 'home from home,' independently run, full-service quality hotel, the only hotel in Porthmadog. It has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales, 2 AA Rosette for its food and included in the Good Food Guide, using the best of local Welsh suppliers. Children are welcome and particularly pets in our courtyard rooms. Ground Floor rooms also available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle lock up, drying room. ... more   less 
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