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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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Upminster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I travelled to the area from Essex for a wedding, so we wanted two nights in a nearby hotel and chose the Royal Sportsman from an internet search. We received a very warm welcome upon arrival and were accommodated for dinner at fairly short notice when a large party was imminent. The food and service was great.... More 

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

This couple are typical of very many who visit this stunning area - from other parts of the UK, Europe and world - in the summer, and love what it and we as a hotel offer. . .so thanks very much for your review and recommendation! All our staff are highly experienced and professional in making sure guests get the... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Porthmadog, 19th June 2015, we fancied a light lunch and visited the Royal Sportsman Hotel. We had an enjoyable meal, nice beer and pleasant service. Well recommended for plain simple honest food at a reasonable price. Whilst we cannot comment on the hotel overall I wold, based on our lunch, consider staying their.

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

That's us - good honest food which is exceptional value, local real ales such as the award-winning Purple Moose and other brand-leading drinks, and happy staff serving customers - so thanks for appreciating and recommending us! Please do consider staying with us in future - perhaps on an excellent dinner, bed and breakfast package - and we're sure you'll thoroughly... More 

Boston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable week. The food and service was excellent. Our room was perfect. Could recommend the Royal Sportsman to anybody. The staff went out of there way to please. The Hotel is close to the town and the Ffestiniog railway all good for a Holiday.

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

Very little to say to this lovely couple, except thank you ever so much for such a wonderful review and public endorsement. . .and we sincerely hope you will stay here again soon to enjoy our hospitality, facilities, service and holiday location! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here on June 15 th had a courtyard room no.9 have to say was not very good . We could hear every noise from the room above even down to the tapping of the gentleman on his laptop also the tiny bathroom had an awfull smell of sewage coming out of plug holes . Having been recommended by a... More 

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

We are happy a friend recommended us to this couple and that they found their room clean and their breakfast good. Obviously we are equally sorry to see this couple have published their disappointment with one particular aspect of their one-night stay. We hoped we had sympathetically resolved their issues on check-out at reception, especially as they graciously accepted our... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good family run hotel. the staff could not be more helpful and welcoming. Car parking is safe and secure. The food is good, dependant upon which Chef is on duty. Very good location for trips on the railways and Snowdonia, also very close to Portmerion and Bodnant gardens which are not too far away. The corridors late... More 

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

Thank you for this generally complementary review recognising our very many strengths - location, staff, car parking, and food - as a top-three, independently-run, 3-star, Snowdonia hotel. We believe our food is always at least good - more usually excellent - whichever chef(s) and crew are on duty, and wherever meals are taken. Corridors in all hotels can be a... More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is about a 5 min walk from the B R station and 10 mins from the FR/WH station. The hotel rambles and my room (22) had a step in the coridor which I missed several times. My room however had everything I required and I slept well ( 4 nights). The staff were all pleasent and helpful. Dinner... More 

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

This guest promised at check-out he would write a review recommending us - and, true to his gentlemanly word, he has! We are ideally placed for train, bus and/or car - even walking or flying - travellers to reach us, as we are located on several major transport routes and close to the Wales Coast Path and both Caernarfon and... More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very welcoming and accommodating hotel. The patio room we had was great - really comfortable and well-equipped, plus our own pretty little place to sit outside. The staff were all friendly and unfailingly helpful. Breakfast was bliss - a wide choice of high quality cold items and a good variety of hot food cooked to order. Contrary... More 

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

This guest says it all really! Thank you so much for such a glowing review! Every aspect of our facilities and service - welcoming helpful staff, comfortable and well-equipped rooms, and exceptional breakfasts and dinners - that you praise also receives 5 stars from seasoned senior hotel inspectors! In Porthmadog High Street at the 'Gateway to Snowdonia and Llyn' -... More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu for all meals and staff were very flexible in providing extra combinations of foods to suit individual needs and tastes. Rooms were very comfortable with the availability of attractive private terrace space a real bonus. I am very happy to recommend The Royal Sportsman as a place to stay, and I would certainly come back to stay here... More 

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

Thanks so much for this short but comprehensive and praiseworthy review of all that we offer! All our staff strive constantly to make sure all our food, drink, rooms, parking and information are the best they can be! We are happy to hear you recommend us so highly and look forward to welcoming you again on your return. . . More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on a Festiniog Travel weekend on the Festiniog and Welsh Highland railways. The staff were helpful and friendly. The wifi was excellent and the food that I had was excellent though I only had breakfast their.

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

It is always a pleasure to welcome train enthusiasts - though a shame a high proportion miss out on our excellent evening meals - who value our warmth, professionalism and quality service! We hope next time more will try either our Traditional Classics 'gastro' bar menu and/or 2 AA Rosette restaurant menu, which are excellent value for money! More 

west Yorkshire
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another visit to The Royal Sportsman and once again it did not disappoint. Had two courses and had no room for pudding. Scallops in the starter were the size of my fist and the addition of a small fillet steak really complimented dish. Only downside was that it was a little heavy on the samphire but I'm being picky. The... More 

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

Thank you indeed for this fantastic review of our food! We aim eventually to become THE place to eat in Gwynedd - both for the quality and quantity of our food, but of course for excellent service and exceptional value for money too! Increasingly diners are also recognising the quality of our wine list too! We urge all guests, non-resident... More 

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