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“The best B&B in Blaenau Ffestiniog.”

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Dolawel Guest House
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I have had the privelage of staying here before,and each time,it feels like home.Alister and Pat
are experts at making you feel at home.I would swear that even the dogs welcomed us.The rooms
are "hotel class",and Alister has converted this Quarry Managers house into a very comfortable
guest house.The gardens are a treat to behold,and reflect the hard work done by this dedicated
couple.All rooms are quiet,and comfortably furnished to a high level.The breakfast will set you up
for the day,and the packed lunch was adequate for us.Alister is a mine of knowledge about the
locality and climbing,We are due to visit there again later this year,and looking forward to it.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautifully finished,with quality furnishings,and are on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review, it is very much appreciated. It is always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed their visit to Blaenau Ffestiniog and their stay here with us in Dolawel Guest House. The dogs also enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon. Thanks again. Pat & Alister

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

A beautifully appointed guest house in a great position for hillwalking, climbing and touring in North Wales. Room and breakfast were among the best we've ever experienced and the hospitality shown by the owners Pat and Alister made us feel completely at home. Alister is also a qualified leader and is a font of knowledge when it comes to climbing and walking in the local area. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quality guest house in this area of Wales.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review, it is very much appreciated. Great to hear that you both enjoyed your visit to Snowdonia and your stay in Dolawel Guest House. Hope you can visit us again soon. Pat & Alister

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great location for trips to Antur Stiniog bike park only about 500m away. Very helpful with looking after bikes in their garage and a super breakfast. We based ourselves here for trips to Revolution bike park, Marin trail and Penmacho. Lots of good biking in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to carry out the review. It is much appreciated. Pat & Alister

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Very friendly welcoming and knowledgable hosts. Spacious and well appointed rooms with tv, tea and coffee even hot chocolate! Wi fi, guest lounge, good breakfast, good parking. If you are motorcylists as we were on tour this is an excellent base for Snowden, Llanberis Pass, the West highland Railway from Porthmadog and much more. Great biking roads and scenery. Thoroughly recommended. Not a great choice of eateries in Blaenau Ffestiniog but the hotel by the station is good.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you Simon for taking time to carry out an extremely complimentary review for your visit to Snowdonia and your stay in Dolawel Guest House. It is always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us and have taken advantages of the wonderful scenery and tourist attractions. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thank you. Pat & Alister

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

If you like heritage railways the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are a must with a night at the Dolawel Guest House. Alistair and Pat are wonderful people who make you feel at home. The rooms are beautiful with lots of personal touches. The full breakfast was spectacular with eggs from their own chickens. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: All the ones we saw were beautiful. The second floor room facing the mountains was great.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you Michael for taking time to write such a complimentary review about your stay with us. It is a real boost to our day to receive such a lovely review. Hope if you visit UK again, you will come and stay with us. Pat & Alister.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Four of us stayed with pat & Alistair from Ireland as we were over for a weekend mountain biking.from the time we arrived we were made welcome Alistair put our bikes in his garage and we were interduced to the two lovely dogs who just want to play.the rooms were lovely and the breakfast was super we will definitely be back.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Hi Bren, Many thanks for taking the time to post a very complimentary review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dolawel and look forward to seeing you and your mates again in October. Regards, Pat & Alister

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Found this guest house on the web and all the reviews convinced me this was the place to stay. They were not wrong. Lovely welcome, lovely room with fantastic views and excellent breakfast. Pat and Alistair really make you feel at home and the two dogs are great as well. The guest house is just on the outskirts of Blaenau, a short 5 minute walk from the town and the railway station. Also ideally situated for exploring the countryside.

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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 #5 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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