Although not a timeshare owner I have been a user of the macdonalds forest hills resort in aberfoyle Scotland twice a year for a number of years, we love the facilities that these resorts offer. I was therefore looking forward to a change and visiting the Plas Targarth resort in Wales.
The resort is in a lovely location and we had a great trip to it from Snowdon, Wales is a beautiful country with amazing scenery.
After checking in we were disappointed to find that we were in the mansion house after being used to a separate apartment in aberfoyle. The apartment was 3 stories up with no lift. The apartment had superb views over the countryside and was lovely in warm though. The interior of the apartment however was dated and as we found was not usable as a self catering apartment that can sleep 4. The kitchen consisted of a 2 ring cooker no oven and a small microwave oven that bits fell off of that could not realistically be used as an oven for 2 never mind 4. This meant that we had to eat out which was not the point of getting an apartment.
The Bar and restaurant have been taken over by another company and the food and and service was great. It was not advertised when we booked it however so the £30 food voucher we took from my Macdonalds points was useless. It also did not serve food at the times indicated however as we tried to get food at 3 pm one day and although they advertised it they said it was quiet so did not do it. The meal in the restaurant the next night was superb however and the waitress was very jolly and took interest in you.
The resort could have done more to advertise things In the local area. We are avid walkers and there was nothing to advertise local walks even though we were told there was in the village hall on site. We only stumbled upon the welsh coastal trail that went through the resort on June last day and found good guide books in local shops that showed walks from the local town.
While we had a great stay at this resort and would likely go back but in a larger separate apartment it is not up to the standard I would expect from a Macdonalds resort which are branded as premium resorts. If you want to compare go to Forest Hills resort in Aberfoyle where you will get more from your money.
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- Also Known As:
- Plas Talgarth Holiday Hotel Pennal
- Plas Talgarth Health Leisure Hotel
- Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort Pennal, Wales