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“great stay, very comfortable”
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good
17 reviews
Decking and picnic table
Outside Cottage
View from Cottage
Lounge area.
Kitchen
Bedroom
Shower room.
Secure bike / sporting accessory storage
Bala Lake foreshore.
Bala Lake and Narrow Gauge Railway.
Sunset over Llyn Tegid / Bala Lake.
The Aran Mountain.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Gill W
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
1 review
“great stay, very comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Had a great stay at Cartref cottage at Easter. The cottage is compact with bathroom, bedroom and a lounge/ kitchen area. It is very clean and comfortable and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming. There is an electricity meter which takes pound coins but it is amazing how long a pound lasts. The weather was quite cold while we were there but the cottage has central heating so that was not a problem. The surrounding area is beautiful and Bala itself is a short drive away and we found a good choice of cafes and pubs for eating out, a supermarket and takeaways. I feel sure we will return and would definitely recommend.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Chester, United Kingdom
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Location
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the location
Liked least: the tiny bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Pat S
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“all you need on holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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people found this review helpful

The cottage is set in the beautiful location and provided that you have a car, it's a perfect base for exloring the North Wales. We stayed with 2 children, one of which was one at the time and it was ideal for us. We only had to take a travel cot and a portable bath for the baby. The cottage is very well equipped, it's got everything you need on holiday, even with kids!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: value for money
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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NigelAber...
Abertawe
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gwyliau arbennig!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011 for a stay in May 2011
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent venue, clean, quiet, yet close to the major facilities in Y Bala. Highly recommended, with lovely walks nearby. The facilities in the cottage offer everything that you would need to find in a holiday cottage.

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Tourists
Rugged travelers
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