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Royal Sportsman Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Steve S Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start off by saying that I am fortunate enough to have a small holiday home not far from Porthmadog and love both the town and that part of Wales so might be a bit biased. One of my favourite treats is to visit Porth on a Saturday morning, do the shopping and then enjoy a relaxing drink or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family in the area and stayed at the Royal Sportsman for the first time. An experience we will repeat. From check in to check out the service was friendly and professional . we enjoyed a full Welsh breakfast which we highly recommend .We had a room in the courtyard area booked as a small double.It more than... More

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the plus points: -Centrally located in Porthmadoc, not far from Rail Station, Tesco located opposite, open till midnight.. -Well made, tidy rooms with tea/coffee/ toiletries in en suite, Bed made up every day. -Victorian coaching inn which has a charm about it. -Good food for a reasonable price in a lovely restaurant. Now the Minus part: I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived and check in was efficient . Room no 12 was spotless . Everything was fine till got into bed.The bed was the only downside. Was extremely noisy at the slightest of movement. Also with paying for a larger room perhaps a king size bed would of been better. And like I've said the bed was the only thing to... More

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

Great to hear that everything was going smoothly. . .until bedtime. . .and was fine afterwards! Ideally, as soon as this reviewer noticed a problem with the bed, they could have informed our reception team who would have rectified the issue immediately! All our beds are brand-new and an industry-leading brand, so we were very surprised to hear of this.... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all really and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here .The service is excellent throughout the hotel and the food is simply divine, with an excellent choice at breakfast. Not the cheapest food you'll get in Porthmadog but you get what you pay for. Would stay here again and would recommend.

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

Absolutely! Delighted you enjoyed everything soooo much, especially the divine dining! Our food costs a pound or three more than cheaper places in town because it is all fresh and cooked to order - never a frozen, pre-packed portion of anything processed passes through a microwave! You do indeed get what you pay for: with us that's exceptional food at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family (6 year old and 2 year old twins). Lovely room in the patio area that was big enough for us even with 2 cots. Hotel is nice and clean and well looked after even though it is quite old. We usually eat out when we stay away but we ate in the... More

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

Wow! This super review from a young family is among the most rewarding we've ever had! We are particularly thrilled that we more than met your needs with: a large Courtyard Family room; our five-star cleanliness; great dinners - including fresh, home-made children's meals - and breakfasts for all tastes and pockets; and friendly and helpful staff! It's very true... More

Crewe, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights to attend a friends birthday/renewal of wedding vows and couldn't fault the place. Booking in was efficient and the room we had was in the courtyard - perfect for what we needed. The toiletries provided are a nice touch. The breakfast each morning was very nice and it's location was perfect. It... More

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

Thanks so much for this 'perfect' review! Delighted the check-in, courtyard room, toiletries, breakfast, and parking were all excellent. We're sure you would have found our 2 AA Rosette food in the friendly bar or restaurant as enjoyable as the drinks you did have! It's sad quite a few guests attending local weddings etc, particularly in the summer, are unable... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just one night for a quick visit to North Wales. Warm welcome received, and a lovely spacious room in the courtyard. None of us found the beds very comfortable, but that's a personal opinion. Food was fabulous - delicious scallops, though a rather small portion of mackerel. The hotel is well positioned for access to a variety of... More

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

Thanks for a fantastic review overall - yes, all our beds are brand new and may still be a bit firm for some guests' personal preference - about the welcome, spacious room, fabulous food (again portion sizes are personal preference and more could have been requested), quiet location, and access to attractions. We sincerely hope you can stay for longer... More

Halesworth, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Overall another positive review, thanks very much, with a few issues to answer. Regarding your room, we are delighted you were pleasantly surprised with it compared to some other reviews! We genuinely do our best to ensure the highest standards of comfort, cleanliness and accessories in the rooms. If we are experiencing an occasional 'heat wave' - Porthmadog is often... More

Matlock, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Efficient and helpful check-in. Reception staff pointed out the discount vouchers they provide for local attractions (I used one for Portmeirion). It was a warm day, and they'd opened the windows in the room so it was fresh. It did stay pleasantly cool with the windows open and there were only occasional noises from outside. The location is quiet and... More

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

Overall a very positive review, thank you, with one or two issues, which I will answer. My reception team always do their utmost to make sure guests get the maximum enjoyment and value from their stay. We have over 20 top local attractions signed up to offer discounts or other incentives, especially for groups. We are ideally located for everything... 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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