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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Tregarth Homestay B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Llain y Grug, Dob, Tregarth, Bangor LL57 4PW, Wales   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Tregarth B&B and Inns
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Sorry to be the odd one out but this B & B was not up to our expectations. Access to it is very poor up a very steep, narrow road with blind bends where you hope you will not meet another vehicle. The parking area for guests is awkward. We had a small double room with poor TV reception and a cramped en suite. The decor and furnishings were not to our taste. I have stayed in about 50 B & Bs in the last 7 years and this is the first time breakfast has been taken in the kitchen with the proprietor cooking there as well. The choices available at breakfast were limited and the general presentation of the breakfast table was not good enough. It did not help that we had just come from an outstanding B & B and comparisons were made with that which was the same price. Tregarth was overpriced by comparison.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tregarth, Owner at Tregarth Homestay B&B, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
We are very sorry but it seems that you chose the wrong B&B for your requirements. We are a HOMESTAY as explained on our website, and different from the traditional British B&B. We welcome guests into our home to stay as we would our friends, in an informal atmosphere. In answer to some of your complaints:- One must expect steep narrow roads in Welsh upland villages and we have ample off-road parking for three normal sized cars. All our bedrooms meet the requirements of Visit Wales, the official body which grants us 3 stars. It is a pity you did not mention the TV problem at the time as I fixed it in 5 minutes. It is disappointing that you did not like our breakfast menu and the fact that it was served in our kitchen-dining room, but this is part of our ethos. We feel that the 38 “Excellent” reviews give a more accurate picture of our operation.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Neufahrn bei Freising, Deutschland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I stayed for 3 nights to have access to both Snowdonia and Anglesey. The house is located in Tregarth, 3 miles away from Bangor at a hilly village. Excellent view towards Angelsey. Beds comfortable, lodge with tv/dvd set, Wifi. Bathroom not en-suite, but therefore large (this is the better choice I would say, comparing to what is called an en-suite bathroom sometimes). Nice time there.
Live cooked delicious breakfasts, good conversations with the hosts, a lovely couple. Very helpful about finding the right places to eat, hike or visit and even more. Bedrooms and lodge perfect.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tregarth, Owner at Tregarth Homestay B&B, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you "Kenny" for such a nice review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We did have some interesting conversations over breakfast. It was a pity about the punctured tyre on your hire car, and the unfortunate consequences! We look forward to your next visit; there is so much to see in our part of Wales.
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The rooms were very comfortable and clean, we especially enjoyed the guest lounge where we had a place to relax after a long day. Peter and Kathleen were very kind and were more than happy to advice us on various subjects. For example just the mention of this site helper us in our time of need when we could not find a place to stay which made sure we ended up in a lovely fair priced b&b instead of sleeping in the car. All in all we would recommend this b&b to everyone

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tregarth, Owner at Tregarth Homestay B&B, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Hello Keith,

We're glad we could take you and it was good to meet you both and have a chat. It's a pity you could only stay for 1 night before your ferry home. It would be good to see you again sometime for a longer visit.
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Tregarth is a regular stop when I am visiting North Wales. As always a warm welcome, good conversation and helpful hints for what to see and do await your arrival.

Tregarth Homestay is more than a B and B. It is a home away from home. Kathleen and Peter are superb hosts. If you have a car it is a very centrally located spot to explore North Wales and Anglesey. If you are using public transport, there are many options available for exiting as well.

Blaise (Canada)

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tregarth, Owner at Tregarth Homestay B&B, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Thanks again for your review. We are always pleased to see you and welcome you into our home. Hope to see you again next year.
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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Peter and Kathleen were wonderful hosts. They were very knowledgeable about all of the attractions in the area. They had all the necessary information at their fingertips. The bed was the most comfortable one we slept in on our vacation. It was nice to have a lounge to sit and relax in, watch tv, and visit in the evening. Tregarth is a very central location. It is close to Conwy, Caernarfon, Snowdon, and the Isle of Angelsey. The breakfasts were delicious and very filling. Tregarth Homestay is great value for the money. If you are going to be travelling in the area Tregarth Homestay is where you want to be.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tregarth, Owner at Tregarth Homestay B&B, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Hi, Cheryl, Duncan and Blaise,

Thank you so much for such a flattering review, we really enjoyed having you all. We had some good chats around the kitchen table and it was great to see you once again Blaise. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday, Kathleen & Peter
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I had a wonderful weekend stay in February. Despite ariving over 2 hours later than intended and getting there in the middle of the night, I received a warm welcome and every effort was made to make sure I was comfortable. Travelling alone and without a car, the lovely owners went above and beyond to make sure my trips were organised and even giving me a lift too. It was lovely chatting at the breakfast table rather than just eating alone as per a normal hotel. The bedroom was very comfortable and everything I needed was provided.. I fantastic little gem and the owners are really great and considerate hosts. I cannot recommend staying here enough. Ring them rather than booking online as internet companies take quite a chunk of the fee if you book online. Can't wait to go go back.. will be like visiting relatives

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tregarth, Owner at Tregarth Homestay B&B, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Hi Anna, Thank you so much for such a nice review. It was a pleasure having you, and we look forward to your next visit! Peter & Kathleen
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We found this to be a brilliant location, close to Snowden, Caernarfon, Conwy and several other areas, all with brilliant character and attractions. Tregarth itself is peacful and has beautiful surroundings. The B&B was comfortable and welcoming, with a good selection of high quality food available for breakfast. I found the key element that made our stay so pleasant though was its lovely owners, who were always friendly, helpful and on hand for any queries and all the suggestions for things to do in the area were very much enjoyed. Even though we turned up really late due to me being too trusting in my sat nav, we were greeted with tea and biscuits, which was essential after six hours on the road! I would definately visit here again, its a beautiful area with loads to do and this is the perfect location to do it from. P.S. Ring them rather than booking online as internet companies take quite a chunk of the fee if you book online.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Llain y Grug, Dob, Tregarth, Bangor LL57 4PW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Bangor > Tregarth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tregarth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tregarth Homestay B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at Tregarth Homestay 3-star B&B. Situated at the entrance to the beautiful Ogwen Valley/ Nant Ffrancon Pass in the foothills of Snowdonia, the elevated setting gives views of the mountains, the Menai Straight, Anglesey and Puffin Island. In a quiet rural location on the edge of a small village, yet just two miles from the A55 Expressway/A5 and 4 miles from Bangor. Llanberis (for the Snowdon Railway) is 20 minutes drive; Caernarfon, Conwy and Beaumaris medieval castles are 20-30 minutes. There is something for everyone within easy reach! We have 1 double en-suite bedroom, 1 twin and 1 single bedroom both with their own private bathrooms, and a cosy lounge. Arrive as guests, leave as friends! ... more   less 
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