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Buckley Arms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9LP, Wales (Formerly Buckley Pines Hotel)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Essex, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We overnighted at The Buckley Arms whilst we were exploring the area, the location was good and just what we expected. The hotel itself looks good from the outside having undergone a recent repaint. We received a reasonable welcome and the check in process was straightforward enough. We also had a good nights sleep - and the breakfast was very... More

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buckleyarms, Owner at Buckley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello again. I’m so sorry you were disappointed with your stay. With regard to the charge for breakfast, depending on which site was used to book your room you might not have had the option for breakfast which was pointed out during your visit. We offer a ‘room only’ or ‘bed and breakfast’ choice and not all sites we advertise... More

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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141 reviews 141 reviews
42 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Buckley Arms Hotel was built in 1874 as it says above the door. There are enough original features remaining to create interest but the view of the surrounding mountains is the real star. There was a warm welcome by the owner and the service from staff remained high during our one night stay. The rooms and ensuite bathrooms are large.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night in May 2013, so I am a year late writing this review, but was prompted when I saw the review written by the person who stayed in September 2013 and gave a 3* rating. We arrived around 5.00pm after a strenuous walk over Cader Idris. It was quite cold and I... More

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buckleyarms, Owner at Buckley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there, I remember your stay very well. I also remember the fact that the heating (which also heats the hot water) did not restart that afternoon. I can only apologise again as I did at the time. Once I had been told the water was tepid I did investigate and correct the problem, and had I been aware earlier... More

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I only spent one night in this hotel! Overall it was nice! We arrived late and the owners kept the kitchen open for us, which was very kind of them, since there is nothing around the hotel! The was a fireplace in the pub area, it was nice and cosy! The dinner was very nice, but a little pricy! I... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After a day off roading on fantastic Welsh lanes, the Buckley Arms Hotel was just the thing. Lovely welcome, nice and warm with a great warming fire and the rugby on a giant screen- magic. Rooms were spacious and warm with lovely big bathrooms and nice hot showers. We had twin beds, really comfortable and a good nights sleep was... More

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26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

First the good points. We stayed in the Sir Edmund Buckley room. It was spacious, clean, warm, had a good view and was at the back of the hotel away from road noise. We had a well cooked meal at the Bistro but were disappointed that our first choice of fillet steak had run out by 7pm on a Friday... More

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buckleyarms, Owner at Buckley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you weren't happy with your stay and I can't fathom why there wasn't any hot water because I checked with all others guests and they didn't have a problem. I have had the bathroom checked and there didn't seem to be any problems. I'm puzzled because even during July and August when we were full we didn't... More

oswestry, england
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282 reviews 282 reviews
117 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Dinas Mawddwy is unashamedly in the middle of nowhere. A fair drive from the sea still, and a bigger one back across the border, so it was a surprise to find two large hotels there, but it was perfect for us to get away for a night and near to the walk we had planned the next day. We arrived... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The welcome was warm and friendly, the room lovely and interesting. The food was excellent with lovely views of the valley from the restaurant and the special in the bar was really good. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Augsburg, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the "Buckley Arms" (they must have changed their name from Buckley Pines back to the original name). We received a warm welcome at the pub and were shown to our cozy and spacious room. The furniture is fully in touch with the architecture of the building, ie.a bit... More

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Paros, Greece
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The hotel now just called The Buckley Arms was a real delight. We stayed for one night, and had the wonderful Edmund Buckley room. The room has great views of the mountians and the river, and is really spacious, with a glorious 4 poster bed, huge bathroom with equally huge bath. All the towels and linen and even the biscuits... More

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Address: Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9LP, Wales (Formerly Buckley Pines Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dinas Mawddwy
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Hotel Class:3 star — Buckley Arms Hotel 3*
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