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Royal Sportsman Hotel

3.0 of 5 131 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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ewport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avery disappointing stay at what was described as a top class hotel. We purchased a travel deal and were obviously given a cheaper room as a result of the price we paid. The room itself was away from the hotel and situated along an indoor conservatory type area. The room itself was a fair standard for a basic room and... More 

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

A mix of opinions from a guest on one of our excellent-value winter promotion offers. We are sorry to hear they were disappointed with some aspects, but are interested to know who describes us as a 'top-class' hotel. We offer four-star service at three-star prices (as recent AA & Visit Wales inspections affirm). Guests on travel promotions are not given... More 

Merseyside
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 2 night break through Travelzoo which included cream tea and bed & breakfast. The undercover car park was great and had 2 electric car charging points very forward thinking we thought. The check in was great the man on reception couldn't have been more helpful. We had room 1 in the little courtyard all very light and... More 

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

Thank you for this comprehensive and mixed review. The score does not consider quite a few things that were satisfactory with our facilities and service. We are please you were more than happy with car parking, EV charging points, our helpful receptionist, the room and accessories, log fire in our bar and the quality Continental breakfast. Regarding the room heating,... More 

herts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked two nights direct after seeing a deal on KGB two nights for £80.00. The hotel is in the centre of town almost opposite Tesco and within walking distance of everything.There is a covered car park which is a real bonus in winter.We stayed in the courtyard rooms which was a bit like a motel inside. The room is... More 

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

Thanks so much for this constructive feedback and we will try eventually - where possible/practicable - to make improvements based on them. We are happy with the plus-points highlighted - like the handy location, covered secure car park, tasty bar meal, very good breakfast, and polite, friendly staff - and that negative feedback is qualified by emphasising the excellent value... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place, on arrival we was greeted by a lovely man very pleasant and friendly couldn't do enough. Once we got to the room it was very big, clean and bathroom was spotless, plenty of towels shower gel etc. Hotel was in a good location with parking. Hotel very clean comes with its own bar, restaurant. Breakfast was... More 

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

Thanks so much for such a glowing review! Delighted you appreciated our central location and parking, warm and friendly welcome, professional but personable service, big clean room and plentiful accessories, facilities such as Gelert's Bar and elegant restaurant, and our outstanding full-cooked breakfast (said by many to be among the best in Snowdonia)! We will keep up our good work... More 

Cardigan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gala dinner was excellent, the food was very nice served by friendly staff. In fact all staff in the bar, reception, at breakfast and dinner were really nice. The hotel was lovely and warm (not too hot). We had a large double room at front of hotel which wasn't noisy at all given it is facing the main road.... More 

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

Thanks for a fantastic review extolling the virtues New Year - of one of many of our Special Occasions/Celebrations breaks - with us, here in stunning Snowdonia! Our chefs - led by Russell Croston - are deservedly receiving evermore acclaim for their 2 AA Rosette food, especially the quality and value of gala dinners such as Christmas Day Lunch (100... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here as me and my boyfriend were driving up from the south and did not want to make the trip there and back in one day. We had a small double. A small double is a SMALL double. The decor was a bit dated and the room we were in was at the farthest point it couldnt have... More 

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

Overall a positive review with just a couple of issues to answer. Our small double rooms are standard size for the hospitality industry (according to a recent AA inspector) and we accept some guests - especially younger ones more used to boutique accommodation - may prefer some aspects of decor to be more modern. We enjoy 4-5 star AA and... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Stayed in this lovely hotel for a pre Christmas break with family.Had a great time very friendly staff they couldnt do enough for us..Very clean everywere:,GORGEOUS !!!!! food.We all felt truly spoilt.Would go back and recommend it highly.

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

Delighted to hear our friendly hospitality, overall cleanliness, fantastic food, and great rooms truly exceeded your needs. . .and that you can recommend us so highly! We do boost the central heating when we have a particularly cold snap - but it can take a little longer to reach a couple of rooms in a Victorian building - and are... More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We booked with a Living Social deal and didn't know what to expect. We arrived late (8pm ish) on the Friday evening but recieved a very warm welcome from Ian on reception. The room was very small and basic but reasonably comfy for the length of time we spent in it. There was a kettle and tea/coffee. The bar was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We offer several different special winter break voucher offers. Whether our guests are on a deal or at full-price they receive the same four-star quality of service, facilities and value for money (as reported in our latest AA inspections once again). Ian on reception, Karen in the restaurant and George in the bar are some... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visited here on business. The front of house staff were fantastic, very warm and friendly. The food was A* so compliments to the chef. The room however left a lot to be desired! Very small almost box like room, which, although clean seemed very basic , a strange cobbled together 'wardrobe' also no blinds at the bathroom window with the... More 

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

Always happy to receive feedback from business guests - whom, particularly in the autumn/winter, make up around half of our stays - even if their views are mixed, but still recognise our value for money! Our front-of-house staff are especially welcoming to business guests - who probably spend a lot of time away from home working hard - and our... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Great staff awesome food amazing service I've stopped 4-5 times in the last 18months always made to feel welcome great location I would 100% recommended this hotel plus you can bring the dog which is brilliant as there's some lovely walks close buy:)

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

Wow!!! Delighted to receive such fulsome praise with so many superlatives - and especially from a repeat guest! Whatever guests' general or special interests, we are ideally placed to explore all the wonders - and there are so many more nearby than say in Cornwall, the Lake district or Scotland - that Snowdonia and Llyn's mountains and coast have to... 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*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
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Royal Sportsman Porthmadog
Royal Sportsman Hotel Porthmadog, Wales

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