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Llyn y Gell | Rhiwbryfdir, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park LL41 3HS, Wales
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you for making us feel at home. Bedroom comfy and view from window had mountains and whiff of steam from railway Will be coming back later in year. This time we will be smuggling the dogs home with us Paul and Viv

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I spent 4 nights at Dolawel Guest House during August 2014. We were not able to book 2 single rooms, but we agreed to book the twin room we were offered. On arrival, we were offered a lovely big triple en-suite room with an outlook over the garden. The room was clean and very comfortable. The en-... More

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Meresyside
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place to stay, Alister and Pat very welcoming and their two dogs too. We stayed here so we could go antur stiniog downhill fest, and it's 2mins away in the car. The rooms were fab, we took our 17 yr old son who got his own single room yet was in our corridor if he was younger we could... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was a beautiful place to stay. the house was amazing and hosts were perfect homely feeling and felt welcomed, great place to stay if you are looking to do outdoor activities nearby. Also Brilliant place to stay if you are going to antur festiniog as we were which is located about a minute away. Will be returning when... More

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Newport,Gwent,UK.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have had the privelage of staying here before,and each time,it feels like home.Alister and Pat are experts at making you feel at home.I would swear that even the dogs welcomed us.The rooms are "hotel class",and Alister has converted this Quarry Managers house into a very comfortable guest house.The gardens are a treat to behold,and reflect the hard work done... More

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review, it is very much appreciated. It is always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed their visit to Blaenau Ffestiniog and their stay here with us in Dolawel Guest House. The dogs also enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon.... More

Austwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A beautifully appointed guest house in a great position for hillwalking, climbing and touring in North Wales. Room and breakfast were among the best we've ever experienced and the hospitality shown by the owners Pat and Alister made us feel completely at home. Alister is also a qualified leader and is a font of knowledge when it comes to climbing... More

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to carry out an extremely complimentary review, it is very much appreciated. Great to hear that you both enjoyed your visit to Snowdonia and your stay in Dolawel Guest House. Hope you can visit us again soon. Pat & Alister More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great location for trips to Antur Stiniog bike park only about 500m away. Very helpful with looking after bikes in their garage and a super breakfast. We based ourselves here for trips to Revolution bike park, Marin trail and Penmacho. Lots of good biking in the area.

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to carry out the review. It is much appreciated. Pat & Alister More

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very friendly welcoming and knowledgable hosts. Spacious and well appointed rooms with tv, tea and coffee even hot chocolate! Wi fi, guest lounge, good breakfast, good parking. If you are motorcylists as we were on tour this is an excellent base for Snowden, Llanberis Pass, the West highland Railway from Porthmadog and much more. Great biking roads and scenery. Thoroughly... More

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Simon for taking time to carry out an extremely complimentary review for your visit to Snowdonia and your stay in Dolawel Guest House. It is always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us and have taken advantages of the wonderful scenery and tourist attractions. Hope to see you again in the not too... More

Broomall, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like heritage railways the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are a must with a night at the Dolawel Guest House. Alistair and Pat are wonderful people who make you feel at home. The rooms are beautiful with lots of personal touches. The full breakfast was spectacular with eggs from their own chickens. Highly recommended!

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for taking time to write such a complimentary review about your stay with us. It is a real boost to our day to receive such a lovely review. Hope if you visit UK again, you will come and stay with us. Pat & Alister. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Four of us stayed with pat & Alistair from Ireland as we were over for a weekend mountain biking.from the time we arrived we were made welcome Alistair put our bikes in his garage and we were interduced to the two lovely dogs who just want to play.the rooms were lovely and the breakfast was super we will definitely be... More

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Bren, Many thanks for taking the time to post a very complimentary review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dolawel and look forward to seeing you and your mates again in October. Regards, Pat & Alister More

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Address: Llyn y Gell | Rhiwbryfdir, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park LL41 3HS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Blaenau Ffestiniog
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Dolawel Guest House Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dolawel is a large Victorian Guest House (4 Star Visit Wales Grading) in the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Located in the heart of Snowdonia, with its own well maintained grounds next to the A470, offering secure off-road parking. The 19th-century former Quarry Manager house has been modernized to high standards whilst maintaining many of its original features. We are ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia, perfect for sightseeing, cycling and walking. A real home from home where a warm welcome is assured and a hearty traditional breakfast served. ... more   less 
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