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Royal Sportsman Hotel

131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Porthmadog was enhanced by our two night stay in this very comfortable hotel. From the moment we walked in, the staff did their utmost to make us feel welcome. The introduction to the hotel and its facilities,given by the gentleman on reception was excellent. All the staff were friendly and polite. Management must be very proud... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy your first visit to our lovely seaside town was made even more enjoyable by our homely hospitality! Our staff are renowned for being welcoming, courteous and informative at all times - whether on arrival, at meal times, for a drink in the bar, or on departure. We are indeed proud of their excellent standards. Our food... More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from this lovely hotel, staying as part of an organised group holiday comprised of railway nuts like me! Despite the fact that the hotel was completely full, nothing was ever too much trouble for the warm and friendly staff (of which more later)! We stayed in a family, holiday-chalet style room, connected to the main hotel... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Well, it's hard to know exactly what to say to this fantastic review - except, to begin with of course, a very gracious thank you! Our hotel is Porthmadog's premier one for railway enthusiasts and our staff are welcoming, friendly and professional with all guests - but especially those with any vulnerabilities or difficulties. Many guests absolutely love our Courtyard... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a larger double room which was reasonable furnished with comfy bed but the house keeping should just pay that little attention to detail. Reusable bottle filled with drinking water, excellent, but stopper dirty. Meals very good especially if you like spicy food, if not ask for little spice and they oblige. All staff go out of their way... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a generally positive review of our facilities, service and food. All our rooms have comfortable new beds and pleasant furnishing, and 99.9% of the time are usually spotlessly clean. Thanks for pointing out this detail with the bottle-stopper, which the management immediately remedied today by having our housekeeping team check and clean every one. Our food... More 

Wales, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed. Stayed in room 6 - a room in an annexe built alongside a courtyard area. Room was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a comfy bed, tea/coffee facilities and an en suite bathroom. Breakfast was a buffet of fresh fruit, cereals, danish pastries with a menu to pick your cooked... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for this wonderful review - we thoroughly enjoyed you staying and eating with us too! Delighted we have found yet more guests who love our Courtyard rooms - and especially who appreciate the efforts we make for them to be as clean, comfortable and well equipped as possible! We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to your hotel for Sunday lunch with my family who are here for the weekend! The food was delicious and well presented . The staff were very friendly and efficient , nothing to much trouble for them, unfortunately we were unable to order a pudding because we ate to much of our main meal! Thank you very much... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for this praiseworthy review! We are spending a lot of our time and effort at the moment promoting the excellent quality and outstanding quantity of our Sunday lunch, so it is particularly pleasing you have appreciated this! Our staff are incredibly welcoming, experienced and professional and strive to exceed everyone's expectations of best-quality service. Next time you... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a beautiful place and the hotel was as good as we expected .friendly staff nice food and in our opinion great value for what we paid .I would recommend this hotel to friends and family .well done to all the staff and a big thank you

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad we met, and perhaps even exceeded, your expectations! Porthmadog is indeed a beautiful and relaxing place for a brilliantly relaxing time and our hotel on the High Street is at the very heart of it. We strive constantly to have the friendliest staff, best food, cleanest rooms, and greatest value in the area, just hoping customers/guests... More 

Caerphilly
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights on a voucher deal. Welcome and helpfulness of all staff was above average. The food in the restaurant is of a very good standard again with excellent service staff. Stayed in room 25 which was a small double and is described accurately as there are no two ways about it - it is small - but... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a generally excellent review as a winter promotion voucher guest. All our staff are extremely friendly, courteous and experienced hospitality professionals who really care for customers/guests. Our food, as the vast majority of guests remark, is of an excellent standard, whether eaten in the bar, lounge, restaurant or 'al fresco' in the outdoor patio garden in... More 

Tetbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second visit to the Royal Sportsman confirmed that although the position of the hotel is good as a base to tour North Wales, it is a rather basic hotel, offering rather dated facilities and decor. I was put off by the lack of parking ( covered courtyard full), finding my supposed best value on line price was £ 30... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are ideally located to explore all that Porthmadog, the Llyn, Snowdonia and North Wales have to please guests. The hotel has been rated independently by both AA and Visit Wales inspectors as among the top three 3-star hotels in Snowdonia. We continue with modernisation, retaining this Victorian building’s essential character and charm. We make... More 

cheshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at this hotel early march,great value for money deal, B&B plus evening meal on the first night plus a bottle of house wine,the hotel extended the offer by giving 10% off our evening meal on the second night,plus a bottle of wine. Whilst our room was not on the large size for a short stay it... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Another cracking review from a winter promotion voucher guest! We strongly agree with these guests that our winter breaks - many including 2 AA Rosette dinner, breakfasts and bottles of wine at a huge discount - really do represent fantastic value for money! And guests do have the option to upgrade to our equally superb, larger twin/double rooms for just... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel should be #1 in Porthmadog ! The Hotel Portmeirion is three and a half miles away in Portmeirion and the Travellodge is a budget hotel. Anyway, The Royal Sportsman dates back to at least 1880, according to a photo in the Gelert Bar complete with stagecoach, but has kept up with the times in terms of quality of... More 

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for another fabulous review - to complement your excellent one of our restaurant dinners - which very accurately conveys all that our independently-owned and traditionally-managed hotel is about! Obviously we agree we are the number 1 hotel in Porthmadog - and are among the top three 3-star ones in North Wales - though Portmeirion is about 1.5 miles... More 

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