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Royal Sportsman Hotel

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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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Scotts Valley CA
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201 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Finding our way to the Royal Sportsman Hotel from the train station, we weren’t sure of what to expect, although there were many favorable reports on tripadvisor. We were warmly welcomed and invited to leave our bags at the reception area since we were too early to checkin. This allowed us time to wander the town of Porthmadog, find the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very comfortable hotel and ideal location as you could walk to town, harbour, train etc. The hotel is very clean and all the staff friendly and helpful. We also had plenty to eat at breakfast! We were able to leave the car at the back in the hotel car park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night and thought this was a very good find. All the staff were friendly and efficient. Our room was large with 2 beds and a large light bathroom. We had tea and coffee making facilities and a t.v but it was very small screen. The food in this hotel is 1st class. We had dinner... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at this hotel but went as a family for a bar evening meal. We went because it is dog friendly, and indeed dogs were no problem. After ordering and paying for food at bar we were only told AFTER paying that the kitchen does not open for another 40 minutes, and only then will START cooking... More 

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

We are delighted you brought your family and dog to dine with us one evening in our friendly bar. Unfortunately our manager, who remembers greeting you in the hotel reception/lobby area, recalls the situation differently. He says he advised you that dinner service begins at 6pm - which is also stated on all our displayed menus - but that you... More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are not ultra modern and swish but very comfortable and clean. The standard of food in the restaurant is top draw, excellent choices good quality and friendly staff, all in all a good place to stay and very good food.

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

Thanks for this honest and glowing appraisal of our facilities and services. Yes our rooms are very comfortable and clean - as judged repeatedly by hotel inspectors - and nowhere do we ever claim they are anything but traditional, functional, and in keeping with a Victorian building. Our food is increasingly receiving superb reviews for its quality and value, and... More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were very comfortable, service was excellent. Bar could have stocked more local products. Breakfast was good, filling and high quality. Parking is difficult - onsite parking is mainly in a garage with about 8 to 10 spaces, getting out onto the road - you need someone with you to help reverse back onto the road. Another three at the... More 

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

Overall a wonderful review, thank very much! We constantly receive excellent official and guest ratings for our rooms, breakfast and service; and are continuously reviewing our products and suppliers to make sure we have the best quality at a competitive price to suit the vast majority of our guests and visitors. Our private, covered and secure on-site car park has... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

warm welcome on arrival. Good undercover parking.Visiting with our friends this was our first stay in porthmadog.We had rooms 5 and 6 in the court yard which is on the back of hotel no stairs to climb . This is very well kept with hanging baskets and pot of flowers.Good bars and lounge to relax in. Very good breakfast to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments about our town, welcome, parking, rooms, bar and lounge, and breakfasts. We are delighted you will stay again - and perhaps try our superb lunches and/or dinners next time - and have recommended us to other visitors! More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms not decorated to my taste but I had a very spacious single with a small shower room. It was the restaurant that was the biggest surprise. I've dined in some fancy places but the food here was amazing. And great value. We dined both nights we stayed here and we were all very impressed. There are two levels of... More 

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

A very astute review with a wonderful recommendation from you - if we may say so! Yes, most of our single rooms are spacious. Decoration is a very subjective matter and anything too modern would spoil the building's traditional Victorian character. Many previous guests and diners who have eaten at world-class restaurants around the UK/world, have also been astounded to... More 

Saskatchewan
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69 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in an historic building, rescued and renovated from decline by a family who now runs the place. It is, like many UK hotels, a bit quirky (which is half the fun), as in long winding corridors and stairs. I stayed for two nights in a very clean, comfortable, quiet, small double room. I felt very warmly welcomed.... More 

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

Thank you for such a warm and accurate portrayal - apart from the ownership which changed to a new family two years ago - of our facilities, services and location in Porthmadog and Snowdonia! Delighted you appreciated our quirkiness - we like to call it character - the warmth of welcome, quality room, food in our restaurant, perfect location for... More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for two nights to attend a wedding in portmeirion. It was a short drive from there. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The room was clean and comfortable. The only downside was the wifi which was unpredictable at best. Overall it was a very nice place to stay and I would definitely stay... More 

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Delighted these guests visiting the area for a summer wedding really enjoyed their stay overall - apart from sporadic WIFI which can happen anywhere in rural locations - and would stay with us again when next in Snowdonia! More 

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