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“A perfectly peaceful retreat”
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Review of Merrimoles

Private hot tub with outstanding unspolit views of Snowdonia National Park
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Private hot tub with outstanding unspolit views of Snowdonia National Park
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Bala Lake
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Kate H
Shipston on Stour, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A perfectly peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

When we arrived at Merrimoles it was immediately apparent that it was a well loved and looked after property, spotlessly clean throughout and tastefully furnished. All the essentials were there including tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, toiletries so apart from food and milk you really don't need to take anything! That in itself was a pleasant surprise so imagine our delight when we discovered a bottle of white wine, 3 bags of delicious fudge and a hot tub essential, Prosecco!
And that hot tub... again, spotlessly clean and with a fantastic view of the mountains in the distance. The perfect way to start the day with a coffee and to end it with a glass of wine.
The site itself is very well maintained with helpful, friendly staff although a little shop would have been useful.
Merrimoles is a really wonderful place to relax and is in a great location to explore Snowdonia. A perfect mini break, thank you so much!

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Liked best: The little extras
Liked least: It was over far too quickly!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jun 2016
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again, sometime soon.
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Jenny R
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Couldn't have been any better!”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I have just come back from a fabulous long weekend at Merrimoles with friends, and I can't think of a single thing the owners could do to improve it. The place was spotless and equipped with everything you could possibly need, from hairdryer to kitchen scissors, salt and pepper, to tea towels - you get the idea. The big bed was so comfy I wanted to take it home with me! Have recommended it to lots and lots of people already. And the best views from the hot tub. Wonderful.

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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
Hi Jenny,
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon. Hopefully we can make the sun shine a little more for you.

Katy Plant.
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PaulandDe...
Mark, Highbridge, Somerset
2 reviews
“Fabulous and perfect holiday”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

An awesome experience from start to finish. We booked originally for May 2015 however due to a bereavement in the family we needed to cancel our trip and have to loose our monies paid. We contacted the owners who were very understanding and agreed to postpone our holiday until we had sorted everything out which we were very grateful for.

Finally we managed to get our holiday booked in (due to work commitments not the cabin owners) in May 2016 and boy it was worth the wait!!! We arrived on the agreed date and all was perfect, the location was as described, directions and instructions were spot on.

Inside the cabin was better than we had expected, clean, tidy and decorated with good taste, we even had a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates waiting for us along with the hot tub at perfect temperature, even the tea, coffee and sugar jars were full!! We took with us as everyone does on a self catering holiday the essentials... soap, shower gel, dishwasher tabs, washing up gear, tea towels, food bags and everything else you can get in the car. didn't need any of it...it was all supplied.

The lay out of the cabin is wonderful as it is all open planning for the living/cooking area and the bedrooms have ample room for six adults. The heating works a treat on those cold nights. Hot tub and outside seating is an added bonus just outside the cabin on the decking area which leads straight out from the living space so no one is isolated from the holiday atmosphere.

The location is great for getting out and about, only an hours car journey to Snowdon, 45 mins to Porthmadog and walking distance to Bala.

What more can we say other than if you are looking for a fabulous place to stay then Merrimoles is for you!!

Thank you for a perfect holiday and we will definitely be booking again.

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Liked best: How homely the cabin was
Liked least: we couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
22 May 2016
Thankyou very much, glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Vicky M
2 reviews
“Great location and fantastic views”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We booked this lodge for my daughter's 21st birthday for her and a few friends.The hot tub was a massive hit and they had a very relaxing break.Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a quiet weekend or an active weekend as it is very close to Bala Lake:)

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Rachel S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
Reviewed 19 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The whole stay was great. Very well presented and well kept. Not one fault I could pick with the property. It was in a good location, short walk or drive in to Bala town and the lake. It was my birthday, so my partner who had booked the lodge asked if there could be a cake waiting and the owner did this which was really nice. There was also a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates. It has everything you need.

Whilst I was there I also got engaged at the lodge and it couldn't have been a better place.

Highly recommend!

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McBoxergi...
Garelochhead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a Gem in the heart of Gwynedd, Wales”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Well what can we say, firstly a big thankyou to the owners who provided a stunning, well looked after property that has everything any guest will want or need. On arrival we were greeted with a bottle of fizz and a box of luxury chocolates, a lovely touch. The location is stunning, with Merrimoles having the prime position at the Pen Y Garth park, overlooking the valley below down towards Bala lake. Merrimoles is ideally located so anywhere on the Gwynedd coast, North Wales and Snowdonia is within easy reach and within an hour. The property itself, is luxurious and has all the comforts of home, the main bedroom is on-suite and the family bathroom is within easy access of the other two bedrooms, the kitchen is modern and well equipped, with dishwasher, double oven, microwave and a large fridge freezer. The lounge area is comfortable and the two large leather settees provide easy relaxation. And so the to item that takes Merrimoles from being a good holiday let to a superb holiday let, the hot tub. The hot tub is located on the decking and is accessed by the French windows from the lounge, this hot tub has to have the best views of any hot tub in Wales and really does make the experience extra special, whether it be having a dip first thing in the morning, midday, evening soak watching the bright stars in the rain with a glass of fizz. Would we recommend this property, sure we would and we have, to our family, our friends and customers, would we go back, absolutely !!!!!!!!

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Liked best: The Hot Tub and the view stunning
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Rose W
Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect, cannot fault this place”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I went on holiday with my husband, baby and toddler here. It was perfect! the lodge is really lovely, the hottub with views is amazing and as we sat out at night whilst the kids were sleeping we saw multiple shooting stars!
The guide in the lodge is helpful and the little touches such as essentials in the lodge, toilet paper, wahing powder, shopping bags, shampoo and shower gels was great. The decor and finish is amazing and the views stunning. the park is well kept and quiet, but does have a childrens play area.
Kelly S who manages the booking of this lodge was very quick to respond with any enquiries. Highly recommende and we will be visiting again!

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Liked best: The hot tub with views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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