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Cartref Guest House

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23 Market Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RT, Wales
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Ranked #5 of 22 Caernarfon B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Beetlenook Saint-Omer, France
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint-Omer, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We truly enjoyed our night at Cartref : a very nice and cosy B&B, a great breakfast (thank you again for the vegan sausages !) and a warmful welcome from Mary. We know where to stay in Caernarfon now !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I walked in I was made welcome. I dropped my luggage off early and went on to explore the castle. On returning I got to know the staff a bit more and told Annie about a bad experience at another place I had stayed at. I went out for tea and didn't think much more about this.... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Guesthouse has a selection of different room on all of the three floors, and we found ourselves in a double room right at the top of the guesthouse. It certainly wasn’t the plain fare you get from a Premier Inn stay. The room was largely decorated in gold and came kitted out as a sitting room as well as... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An attractive house well situated in a pleasant street in the centre of town. Homely and comfortable. Nicely balanced decoration and furnishings appropriate for the property. I stayed for 3 nights in a good double room with a decent shower and mugs (not cups!) and bottled water to hand. Excellent breakfast, usefully available from 7.30, with a good selection included... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have stayed in Cartref for two nights in May 2015 while on business in Caernarfon. The guest house is conveniently located right in Caernarfon town centre. Mary (lady running this place) will go to great lengths to provide immaculate service and to make you feel like at home. She has a lovely personality and obviously puts her heart and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I stayed here with my wife and our baby last week. It was a beautiful room in an excellent location, clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was also excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. One thing to note if driving, you can park outside if you're lucky and do so in one of the bays marked 'doctor',... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at this lovely little B&B within the walls of Caernarfon 'old town'. Gorgeous Georgian house, comfortable rooms with all essentials provided - and, for once, "proper" toiletries and not those awful 'bolt-ons'. Breakfasts were outstanding with lots of choice and certainly provided enough fuel to get in a few hours of activity before needing to stoke... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and had a dinner on arrival. The food was 5*. The room was lovely and clean even had bottled water and tea, coffee and hot chocolate and biscuits. Everything was catered for. The lady owner was just lovely I would recommend this beautiful well kept Guest House to anyone visiting Caernarfon.... More 

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My fianceé and I accidentally stumbled across Cartref when looking for an alternative to the mainstream hotels in North Wales; admittedly we didn't know what to expect, never having stayed at a guest-house before. The Guesthouse: Right in the middle of the walled town of Caenarfon, Cartref is a beautiful building, which is clearly very well looked after. Although it... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Charming, quaint and superb The Cartref Guesthouse in Caernarfon is a great find. Nestled with in the walls of the walled city and with in steps of the castle keep it is so charming. The owner could not be more welcoming or helpful and makes one feel right at home. The rooms are great and well appointed with tea/coffee making... More 

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