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Cartref Guest House

23 Market Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RT, Wales
#4 of 23 hotels in Caernarfon
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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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united kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from Cartref after staying for 3 nights with our grand-daughter. Nothing was too much trouble for Mary and she made our grand-daughter feel special from start to finish. Our family room was tastefully decorated and spotless. Breakfasts were of consistently high quality and cooked to order. One of the reasons for choosing Cartref apart from location... More

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Hiddenhausen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Mary thank you so much for your help und support and for a fantastic breakfast. Next time we will make sure to book in advance so that there are 'vacancies'...! We can only recommend this nice little place to other visitors. Lots of love from Germany Martina und Petra (the girls that arrived when everyting was already booked...!)

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guest house is literally a minute walk from the castle. Perfect location, clean, quiet and nicely decorated rooms, great and attentive hospitality and delicious breakfast. I was really pleased with everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay for two nights at Cartref. Mary was incredibly friendly, helpful, and generous, especially with our 3-year-old - even going so far as to give him the ice-cream she had just bought for herself, because the ice-cream shops had just closed and he was begging us for one. She really went out of her way to... More

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Llanelli, UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights in a family group taking 2 rooms. Things started promisingly enough with a simple check in and getting our room keys. The room looked nice enough, the bathroom was less so. The towel rail was coming off the wall and a shelf above the sink was loose so anything that was put on it... More

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mary h, Owner at Cartref Guest House, responded to this review

Oh! Dear, Dear. What a dissapointing review and I feel, a little less than generous and not helpful for the experience of any future guests.. Mmm. The bathroom. I did point out that the previous guests had loosened the towel rail and apologised as I was waiting for someone to mend it. And, 'Mia culpa' the shelf is loose and... More

London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Mary made us so welcome and couldn't have been more helpful, allowing us to trail our bikes thru her kitchen for safe storage in the back yard. Our room was so comfortable with a bath! The breakfast was delicious with generous portions.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We based our choice mainly on the previous reviews here and the fact that price was competitive - and were very pleased with it. Three of us stayed 2 nights in the triple (family) room - beds were comfortable, everything clean, tea & biscuits provided. As many previous visitors mention: breakfast was great with plenty of options to suit everyone,... More

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Dalby Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This guesthouse was a great find as it was hidden away in the walled city of Caernarfon. The rooms were very comfortable and wonderfully quiet, the only sound heard were the seagulls in the evening. Breakfast was fantastic, even our 11 year old found plenty to like.

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12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a wonderfully well located B&B just inside the town walls near the castle. The rooms are very comfortable with new bathrooms. Everything is spick and span and every attention has been made to make guests welcome and comfortable. There are some good pubs and restaurants in the adjoining streets and the waterfront is very close with the Victoria... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I booked a last minute get away so we hadn't read the reviews before booking. We arrived a little later than we expected to but Roger seeing us pull up outside quickly took our bag while my husband looked for a parking space which happened to be in the same street no more than 50 feet from... More

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Address: 23 Market Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
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Cartref Guesthouse is a lovely Georgian house with a wonderful atmosphere in a location that is steeped in history and convenient for all the town's amnesties and local attractions. Roger and Mary bid their guests a hearty welcome to their home and are happy to provide for all guests needs. Being excellent cooks they provide a 5 course breakfast that is exceptional and for which they use only the best of local food. Their home made vegetarian sausage and potato cake is a great hit with guests and they provide both breakfasts and evening meals for any special diet, all home cooked. ... more   less 
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