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“best b+b ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dolawel Guest House

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Dolawel Guest House
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“best b+b ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

a warm friendly welcome then shown to our excellent room were we couldnt of hoped for better accomadation - anyone staying in the area for a holiday or walking break should stay here simply oh an by the way the breakfast was delicious

  • Stayed May 2012
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Guesthouse8491, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for taking the time to carry out a very complimentary review. Unfortunately my first response was disallowed for using first names. Thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Springville, Utah
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

This guest house is situated right in the middle of Snowdonia National Park, it's the perfect location to go on a castle tour of North Wales and also see Porthmadog and Port Merion. I would definitely stay here again, as the proprietors were very friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Guesthouse8491, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
Suzi thanks for finding the time to carry out a very complimentary review on Dolawel Guest House it is very much appreciated. Also great to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful Snowdonia National Park and the castles. Hope you can visit again with you husband before returning to USA. Pat & Alister
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Wheathampstead
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

You will be warmly welcomed by Pat and Alister at this spotlessly clean, charming and comfortable guest house. Excellent breakfast and invaluable advice on visits and walking in the mountains. We hope to stay there again. Jenny H

Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Although we had never stayed before at the Dolawel Guest House, Alister and Pat greeted us on arrival with considerable warmth, and we were much impressed by their friendliness and helpfulness. As others have reported in their uniformly good reviews, the accommodation was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The excellent cooked breakfasts were generous and satisfying, and were accompanied by cereals, juice, fruit, toast, tea and coffee.

We were very pleased at the accuracy of others' comments on this guest house, which we can recommend wholeheartedly. If we are in Blaenau Ffestiniog again we will not hesitate to approach the Dolawel first for accommodation and welcome.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Kenneth W
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Guesthouse8491, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Thank you Ken for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Dolawel and it would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again when you visit Blaenau. Pat & Alister
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Guildford
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

I've just returned from a 2 night stay. As usual Pat and Alister were very charming. Room was very clean and light. The breakfast was superb... a hearty cooked breakfast, cereal, toast and tea.

As a mountain climber, I often seek Alister's advice. His experience of the mountains, and of the local area has always proven invaluable to me.

Pat is lovely.

I highly recommend their hotel.

Wayne

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WayneDHarris
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Guesthouse8491, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Thanks you Wayne for carrying out a very complimentary review. Great to hear that you enjoyed another W/E stay with us, as well as having a very successful mountaineering trip to Snowdonia. Hope to see you again soon. Pat & Alister
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012 via mobile

With family living nearby we chose this guest house for location and didn't read the reviews until now. We have just returned following a 7 night stay and we all agree with everything that has been said - The house is spotlessly clean, we stayed in the family room which was spacious and very well equipped, there is also Wifi connection which pleased the 11 year old greatly. The breakfasts are delicious and Pat and Alister are a wonderful and genuinely lovely couple. We will be back!

Stayed April 2012
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Guesthouse8491, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Thank you for carrying out the extremely complimentary review it is very much appreciate. Hope to see you again. Pat & Alister
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Nuneaton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We have just come back from staying here for a 2 night break.

The owners, Pat & Alister, run a lovely guest house.

The breakfasts were tasty with free range eggs supplied by their own chickens.

The room we stayed in was clean and well kept, with a good en-suite. (sorry, but we will be borrowing your layout for our bathroom at home!)

There is ample parking, and village is a short walk away, for shops & food.

Many Thanks

Dave

  • Stayed April 2012
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Thank DNLowis
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Guesthouse8491, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Thank you for carrying out the very complimentary review. It is very much appreciated. Nice to hear that you liked room 6 so much that you are considering using the layout for your own bedroom/ensuite. Hope to see you again. Pat & Alister
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Additional Information about Dolawel Guest House

Property: Dolawel Guest House
Address: Llyn y Gell | Rhiwbryfdir, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3HS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Blaenau Ffestiniog
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolawel Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dolawel is a large Victorian Guest House (4 Star Visit Wales Grading) in the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Located in the heart of Snowdonia, with its own well maintained grounds next to the A470, offering secure off-road parking. The 19th-century former Quarry Manager house has been modernized to high standards whilst maintaining many of its original features. We are ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia, perfect for sightseeing,mountain biking, Zip Wire,cycling and hill walking. A real home from home where a warm welcome is assured and a hearty traditional breakfast served. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dolawel Guest House Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

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