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Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pennal
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Just returned home from a wonderful week here. From the greeting at the check in to the farewells, everything was good, The staff are friendly and welcoming, location stunning, surrounded by hills, trees and splendid views. Lots of access to walks etc. The accommodation has recently been updated, and other than very squeaky floors and noisy water pump, it is of a superb standard.
The Restaurant has recently re-opened and well 5 star is too low a rating, the food, atmosphere and quality is outstanding, whether you are eating in the restaurant or bar.
Went with friends and had a great stay. Even though it was December we had good dry weather except 1 day. There is plenty to go and see in this Snowdonia area.

Room Tip: Heron Apartments if with friends or family are good. Upper floors will have less noise from squeaky...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

From the minute I arrived, I loved it! The accommodation and service are second to none.

The accommodation exceeded my expectations. The Management and staff where truly amazing - i will definately be back!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Our family had the most amazing and restful break here at half term. The apartment was spotless and so luxurious with everything we could possibly need and more. The kids loved their room, with their own bathroom and made the most of the facilities and the pool. The food in the restaurant was stunning and the staff could not have been more attentive and helpful. Set in such beautiful scenery and with such a restful and relaxing ambiance I cannot think of a better way to unwind or a more relaxing and lovely place to be on holiday

Room Tip: The whole place seemed ship shape and lovely. I'd happily try the same or another apartment next...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

I own a timeshare in the Mansion House.
Wonderful location, Facilities are limited but improving with the introduction of the Y Garth restaurant and bar. The staff are good. The grounds first class with an excellent forest walk and wonderful views over the Dovey valley. The area is outstanding with the the coast at Aberdovey a few miles away and the Snowdonia National Park on the doorstep. Fabulous for outdoor oriented people.


The apartments are much better following the ongoing refurbishment programme. However, did think the mattresses in our apartment were showing signs of wear and were quite uncomfortable.
One thing I was upset about. Three weeks before visiting I tried booking my apartment on the MacDonald website only to find that it was being offered for somewhat less than my annual owners fee. Understand that this may be due to timing, demand etc. Same thing happened last year. My apartment is in half term week for half of the country.
I am not convinced that MacD do enough to sell apartments. After all they have the income whether they are occupied or not.
That aside this resort has everything going for it and is well worth spending time at.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

The Lapwing apartment was spotlessly clean when we arrived. It was large and equipped with everything we could have wished for. The grounds were beautifully kept and the scenery magnificent. The staff gave a well informed description of facilities and activities available and a most humourous delivery of a local map by a talented young lady!The best "Welcome Morning" I have ever seen. The facial I had at the spa was also amongst the best ever.A most relaxing week with delicious meals served in the bar and Y Garth restaurant.

Room Tip: Lapwing 6 was lovely.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

When we first arrived, it was obvious that our bungalow had not been hoovered! There was other people's hair on the cushions and much dog hair and pine needles on the floor. So the first thing I had to do, was hoover. It got worse when we had to move the bed to get our travel cot in one of the bedrooms - inch thick of dust plus a tampon wrapper. We complained, the manager apologised and halved our electricity bill - we saved £6 - thanks!

There are other parts of the bungalow that need attention - some damp penetrating in a corner of a bedroom, stained roller blinds, etc. The movies are dubbed out of sync. None of the Internet radio stations worked.

The children's play area was just a bunch of mostly broken plastic toys.

However, the bar and restaurant are fine. The views, pitch and putt, swimming pool, jacuzzi, etc are fine.

Not sure how they can charge 13p a unit for electricity - surely the local supplier isn't providing it for that cost?

We had a nice stay but re-investment is required!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

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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Room Tip: Spend more money and avoid getting an apartment in the mansion house as they are under provisioned
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort

Address: Talgarth Hall Hotel Snowdonia National Park, Pennal, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9JY, Wales (Formerly Plas Talgarth Health & Leisure Club)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Pennal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pennal
Price Range: £75 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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