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Pen Y Gwryd Hotel

Junction of A498 and A4086 | Snowdonia National Park, Nant Gwynant, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4NT, Wales
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Pen Y Gwryd Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Nant Gwynant
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a hotel for Travel Lodge addicts who like to be locked away in sterile rooms but a hotel full of character. The history in the place is magic. The hotel was used as a training base for the members of the 1953 Everest expedition prior to their assault on Everest. Their signatures can be seen written on... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in March, it is like stepping back in time, I loved it! Check in was very informal and nothing was too much trouble. If we had any problems they helped to solve them straight away. The evening meal and breakfast were very nice. The rooms are very basic but clean, the only thing I... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights in March, part of a large party which pretty well took over the hotel. The rooms and meals were pretty well as described previously but overall it was the staff who made our stay so good, nothing was too much trouble. An excellent base for Snowdon, pity it was too windy to get to the... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed with a group of 4 couples in May as a base for climbing (late reviewing..). Really unique pub hotel. No mod cons although we managed to get a room with an ensuite that not all have. But this is the great bit about staying at the pub, as many say, like walking back in time. Meals are 'no frills'... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It's been many, many years that I've wanted to stop at the Pen-Y-Gwryd Hotel, but I'm sad to say that I was very disappointed. It's true that this is a unique place that has resisted the 'relentless grind of modernity', but there is such a difference between untouched and unloved. It needs a bit more care and attention, although I... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Don't bother coming here if you're looking for a plush establishment. It is old and it looks, feels and smells it. And it is absolutely fantastic! Packed to the rafters with climbing/mountaineering memorabilia if you are interested n that sort of thing. Even a city dweller with no appreciation of the great outdoors can't help but be interested in it,... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A timeless window on the early climbing fraternity in this idyllic mountain range. Steeped in oak panelling, creaky floors, dinner gongs, stunning historic bathrooms, this hotel is a must for the appreciative visitor to the region. Helpful friendly staff, excellent fodder, log fires, great beer; what more could a traveller ask for? The sauna in the grounds adjacent to a... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It was a joy to stay at the Pen Y Gwryd, having admired it from the outside for over 40 years! The rooms and furnishings are simple and old fashioned in the nicest possible way. The hotel was warm and beautifuly clean. The staff were helpful and professional and everyone had a smile. The food was wholesome and delicious. It... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have frequented the Hotel during the days of Chris Briggs and later on when his daughter Jane took over the business and now her sons. It never lost any of traditional value or standards,and remains the most reputable Hotel in a unique setting. I have had a wonderful weekend, and the evening meal was truly fantastic,so compliments to the... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This is where it all started. The pioneer Victorian climbers and the 1953 Everest expedition all climbed from this hotel. The hotel is unspoilt and harks back to simpler times. My room was comfortable, the food was filling, the company was excellent and the service was great.

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Also Known As:
Hotel Pen y Gwryd
Pen Y Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant, Wales
Address: Junction of A498 and A4086 | Snowdonia National Park, Nant Gwynant, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4NT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Nant Gwynant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Nant Gwynant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 18th century 3rd generation family run mountain inn nestled in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park with a history for British mountaineering with memorabilia from the 1953 Everest expedition in the bar along with many Famous signatures. We have en suite and traditional rooms, there is a sauna and natural pool in our extensive gardens with Snowdon and many other fantastic walks right on our doorstep. ... more   less 

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