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Dolawel Guest House
Wales
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3 reviews
“Unfortunately, not a holiday trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Our thank to Pat & Alistair for a lovely 2 night stay after a difficult personal bereavement. We can't thank them enough for all their understanding and constant efforts to help in whatever way they could. We visited this guest house at the beginning of April and although cold, wet & windy they helped in whatever way they could with directions to the local chapel, etc. We wanted to be nearby in Blaenau Ffestiniog for the funeral and could not have chosen a better place - within close walking distance to the town and the chapel - thank you Pat & Alistair. We returned to lovely warm surroundings two nights in a row and a good night's sleep. Thank you!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

My son and I visited this guest house at the end of March 2014 and found an extremely warm welcome from the proprietors Pat and Alister plus Denver and Kellan. In the past we have stayed at a number of B&Bs but this was well above our expectations. I think the reason for this is the attention to detail and the way they go the extra mile to make your stay memorable for you. The room was lovely and comfortable with beautiful views and the breakfast was excellent. Located in a stunning part of Wales it is in easy reach of all the usual attractions including local steam train trips to Portmadock which I thoroughly enjoyed, whilst my son watched the mountain bike competition nearby. We will certainly be back and will tell all our friends about our wonderful stay. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend love Carol & Brett.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Hello Carol and Brett, Many thanks for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review on Dolawel Guest House, it is very much appreciated. It was great to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Pat & Alister
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

We visited in July for my boyfriend's mum's birthday. Pat and Alister are both very lovely, genuine people and we enjoyed chatting to them and spending time with the two gorgeous dogs Denver and Kellan! I'd happily stay again, the rooms are gorgeous and the served breakfast was gorgeous!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Hello, Sorry for late response. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, very much appreciated. We are aware of the expectations our guests have of us, whether returning or coming for the first time and we do everything we can to ensure that their expectations are met if not exceeded. We hope to see you again. Pat & Alister
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was our 4th visit to Dolawel, and once again Pat, Alister, and the dogs made us most welcome. The room was outstanding, clean and comfortable, the view from the bedroom window is the new backdrop for my computer.
The food was absolutely top rate, and cooked to PERFECTION. Both Alister and Pat are full of local information, and top rate hosts. There are not enough stars to adequately award the guest house.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Hi Gary & Julie It was great to see you again and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay again. Many thanks for taking the time to carry out another extremely complimentary review. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for a fifth time next year. Pat & Alister
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

If there is a better place to stay then i havent found it. Great people, Pat and Alister, great breakfast in a spotless house. Superb bedroom with Mira shower than comes on instantly at the temperature you left it at. Bedside light that reacts to just a touch. TV with built in dvd too. Cannot wait to go back to also see the dogs Kellan and Denver. If you want to eat locally, go to De Niros diner, simply delicious. Well done everybody!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Thank you Les for carry out an extremely complimentary review. It is always good to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again and so does the dogs. Pat & Alister
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We spent an evening here before climbing Snowdon in the morning, excellent location, beautiful surroundings! The room was very comfortable and very tastefully decorated, Alister and Pat are extremely friendly and made our stay very welcoming, will definitely be back to stay for longer. Although no fitness centre we had fun kicking football in the garden and throwing balls to the dogs :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Dolawel Guest House and found the sights of North Wales spectacular. The weather did happen to be perfect for you (as it is again today) when Snowdonia really is the best place in the world. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The dogs will be looking forward to your next visit. Pat & Alister
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Dolawel, Blaenau Ffestiniog is very well situated for exploring North Wales, The North Coast and Anglesey, Snowdonia anf the Lynn are all very easy to reach from there. The owners, Pat and Alister, are very knowledgeable about the area and will help plan trips if asked.

The House is kept very clean and the rooms are comfortable, with good bathrooms, TV and Wi-Fi. There is good off street parking.

Pat and Alister where very keen to provide me with my particular breakfast requirements and everything was very fresh and nicely presented.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Thank you Robert for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review. It is much appreciated. It was great to see you make the most of your visit to Snowdonia and hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thanks 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 
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Dolawel Guest House Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

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