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Dolawel Guest House

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Llyn y Gell | Rhiwbryfdir, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3HS, Wales
Dolawel Guest House
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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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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dolawel is a perfect base for enjoying the narrow-gauge railways of North Wales. Pat and Alister Haveron continue to provide and comfortable and welcoming environment for those of a certain age who remember the exciting days of of stream, soot and ashes. A trip on the nearby Welsh Highland Railway should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had the best time staying with Alistair & Pat. Both Alistair and Pat run an beautiful and excellent establishment. I spent a whole week with them. Alistair & Pat has a wealth of knowledge of the region and the local area. They have lots of pamphlets on the area. I was greeted every morning with a lovely smile, and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was a real treat to stay here. We booked for an extended family weekend for a birthday, and everything worked perfectly. Pat and Alistair were extremely welcoming and friendly, and really made us feel at home. The bedrooms were really comfortable, and everything was clean. We booked three rooms and each one was spotless and homely. They provided tasty... More 

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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We loved being 500m from Antur Stiniog bike park, there is a alarmed garage for bikes. Very comfortable rooms and nice big breakfast, perfect for fueling an active day. Great advice on the area and hiking and very friendly. Will definitely visit again.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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
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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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11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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 

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