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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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just had a short stay at this hotel and found the staff to be unfailingly helpful; polite and friendly. However, we feel that the room that we stayed in was cramped; dark and overheated. We made it clear, when making our booking, that one of us had mobility problems and that, without a lift to get to any... More 

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

We remember these guests well from the moment they booked and then called again much nearer their arrival date to advise one had mobility issues and would need a ground-floor room. By this stage we only had our standard Courtyard double bedrooms available and were unable - even if the guest had been willing to pay a few pounds extra... More 

Pinner
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent four nights at The Royal Sportsman while visiting the preserved railway and competing in a dog show. As I was accompanied by the dogs I stayed in a courtyard room which was accessed via the covered parking, ideal for getting the dogs in and out. The room was clean and well appointed with a nice range of complimentary toiletries... More 

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

We remember these guests and their dogs well and thank them sincerely for such a wonderful review of our facilities, services and food! Our dog-designated courtyard rooms are usually as highly rated as this by guests who regularly stay in them! We are sorry if personal toiletries were removed by mistake and that some guests seemed to ignore our many... More 

Sawley
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights, as a base for visiting Portmeirion and the narrow gauge railways. The hotel was clean and tidy, and the staff were more than helpful, giving us discount vouchers (20% off) for the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog railways.

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

Thanks so much for a positive review. As Porthmadog's premier hotel, we continually receive excellent ratings for our staff friendliness/helpfulness and the cleanliness/good order of our rooms and facilities. As this guest says, upgrading to a larger double or twin room - with more space and a shower-over-bath in the en suite - is great value at only £7 per... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you drive in to private covered car park you immediately get a sense that this hotel is a cut above the rest and I was not disappointed. The staff were brilliant and went out of their way to accommodate you. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and the room service menu was very extensive. The food... More 

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

Definitely among the shortest yet sweetest endorsements we've ever had for our secure car parking, brilliant welcoming staff, pleasant spotless rooms, and superb 2 AA Rosette food! In short, you are definitely more than welcome to return any time soon! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay here every year for a few days. g/f courtyard rooms clean comfortable and en-suite. We do not know what the other rooms are like in the hotel because our dog travels with us on holiday. We eat in the bar, same menu as in the restaurant .Good food. Friendly locals. The bar staff are great. Breakfasts are served in... More 

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

It's such a pleasure when a regular guest takes the time to sing our praises! Thanks for helping to spread the word to many others about our reputation for positively welcoming dogs, keeping our rooms clean, the quality of food and service, and ensuring guests get the best-value break with our discount vouchers for over 20 key visitor attractions in... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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 April 5, 2015 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 

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