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Royal Sportsman Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Porthmadog
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
doversole Halesworth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here just for the one night on my way to get the Welsh Highland Railway the next morning to Caernarfon. The welcome at reception was pleasant and my room was better than I had been led by other reviews to believe that it might be. The only downside was the traffic noise from 6am as the windows needed... More

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

Thank you so much for your overall good review of our rooms and your stay. We are a high street hotel so the rooms facing the front can hear the road traffic if windows are fully opened. The £2 debit/credit card fee is charged if booked via third party agencies to cover agencies fees, this is stated in our terms... More

High Wycombe
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small friendly 3 star hotel is on Portmadog's main High Street, just 500 yards from the Festiniog / Welsh Highland Railways narrow guage station. The main National Rail station is close by (buses replacing trains until around late September they say), and National Express buses drop outside the hotel. If you do bring your car there's free covered parking... More

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

Well, these guests whom we remember well - and for all the right reasons - seem to have summed us up perfectly! It will be a great pleasure to welcome them back as soon and as often as they wish (subject to availability)! To answer their points in order: Arriva Trains will have trains running again through to Porthmadog on... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night as we were being picked up early for onward travel. Check in was efficient but a bit cold, no offer to take bags to the room and directions a bit vague.... The family room was £94.00 per night ex breakfast a reduction of £12.00. Room 14 was at the back of the hotel and directly under... More

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

All in all a mixture of views and I would like to answer them in order: This family were heading off very early next day to the Silverstone Grand Prix. He is sorry if he forgot to offer to take bags as usual - the family seemed really able and independent - and wonders if saying 'the room is just... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 2nd visit to this highly traditional hotel. Bedrooms were excellent very clean and well kept.This is a very old building so it has the full panoply of creaking floors etc, if you are a light sleeper try for the top floor, otherwise you will hear the creaking of the person on the bedroom above, of course nothing can be... More

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

Thanks very much for such an honest and realistic appraisal, highly recommending us overall. To deal with your points in order: Delighted you returned to stay with us. We welcome light sleepers requesting particular rooms if they are available, and we are considering providing complimentary foam ear-plugs for those who either forget their own or request some. Our 2 AA... More

Widnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my Mum here last weekend for a 2 night break as she has been unwell lately. First of all the greeting from staff was nice, then we went up to our room. I know the hotel is old but we felt as if we where on a sinking ship as the room went down one side. Anything placed on... More

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

We welcome many guests with older relatives who are seeking to recuperate and the vast majority leave relaxed and refreshed. Overall this review contains a mix of good points - nice welcome, clean bed/ding, and nice bathroom - and issues we would like to answer. A room with a floor like a 'sinking ship' - perhaps a slight exaggeration? Guests... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here before a few times on business. This time went with my family. A nice place to stay in Porthmadog - very central, and easy to go out for a restaurant in the evening. The hotel itself is an old building but the room we stayed in had been very well modernised and had everything that we needed.... More

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

Great to hear how some guests initially stay for one reason such as work, and then return for another such as social. Our hotel is ideally situated for all Porthmadog's amenities and activities, including other pubs/restaurants - IF guests really do feel the need to try somewhere else when we serve the best quality lunches and dinners in our bar... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I visited this pub with three colleagues when we were in the area for business; We went on recommendation of the receptionist at the local Travelodge. On first impression it is clear that the pub is traditional in its approach and appearance and, I suppose, suits Portmadog. It is a late Victorian or early Edwardian pub decorated to suit with... More

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

Business customers/guests have been more than welcome at this hotel since commercial travelers first stayed in 1862. The bar's early-Victorian traditional character will gradually be modernised without losing its authenticity - too many poor re-fits around in some places these days! We are delighted our friends at Travelodge continue to refer their more discerning guests to dine with us. And... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A mid Victorian Inn partly modernised but spotless and charming helpful staff. The bedroom and beds were comfortable and there was a good modern bathroom. The restaurant was quite excellent with a very good choice of well prepared food. It's worth staying at this hotel just to eat there. Smart and helpful waitresses.

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

Another excellent review, thanks very much, similar to the previous one listed. Modernisation of decor, fixtures and fittings here is an ongoing 'style' process, but the substance of our excellent quality accommodation - for example, we now have new beds of the highest hospitality standard in all our rooms - food, drink and customer service will never go out of... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with extended family. Altogether we had five rooms (all in the courtyard). At the age of 54 I am fortunate to have stayed in hotels and b&bs on numerous occasions (work and pleasure), all over the world. For service, this was second to none from reception staff to catering staff to cleaning staff - all... More

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

Wow, what can we say but thanks!!! Yes we remember this family fondly. They really joined in the home-from-home character of this place! "Service among the best enjoyed in the world; superb breakfasts and dinners; and our new beds among most comfortable ever slept in!" We agree. We are keen to retain the bar's traditional character during a modernisation process,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food is outstanding. The roast beef and Eton mess I can highly recommend. The barman was a great character. Lovely experience. Dogs are very welcome. The reception lady showed us to the court yard. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Thank you so much for this, just what we love to hear! An outstanding lunch (on Fathers Day), welcoming and helpful staff who go the extra mile for customers/guests - and especially their dogs - and a great experience overall! Hope you were offered - and if not please apply for - our free-and-forever Privilege Loyalty Card, so when you... More

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Address: 131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Sportsman Hotel 3*
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Royal Sportsman Porthmadog
Royal Sportsman Hotel Porthmadog, Wales

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A very comfortable, 'home from home,' family run, full-service quality hotel, the only hotel in Porthmadog. It has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales, 2 AA Rosette for its food and included in the Good Food Guide, using the best of local Welsh suppliers. Children are welcome and particularly pets in our courtyard rooms. Ground Floor rooms also available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle lock up, drying room. ... more   less 
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