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“great steak” 4 of 5 stars
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Tabor, Snowdonia National Park LL40 2PS, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Tabor B&B and Inns
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“great steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

stopped at fronoleu for 3 nights for a short break after christmas and new year
we were the only guest at the time but maggie could not do enough for us.ok
the hotel is a bit tired comfortable lounge bar and eccellent food make up for
it ..rump steak to die for..we will go back thank you maggie and staff

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The hotel is located up a large hill on a country lane, its views towards snowdonia is quite breathtaking!

Besides that, its all down hill literally. We stayed in room 7 which reminded me of a 1970's blackpool b & b decor with cellotaped down lifted wallpaper edges,a shagpile carpet that looked like it had seen at least two or three decades and a bathroom of the same era complete with insufficient hotwater for the number of rooms serviced resulting in a lukewarm bath on the saturday night and a lovely cold water shower on the sunday even after trying before breakfast then going again after it,

The food is simply left without comment. See strapline for guiding sentiment.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Wales
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Was booked in here by work. On a Thursday night me and my wife were the only ones in the hotel. However, the lady in charge was lovely and very welcoming. The lounge was really relaxing with the log burner really effective. We had an impressive meal from the bar menu and two of the best pints of Strongbow I've tasted in ages (being a connoiseur that's high praise) Room was comfortable if a little dated, and the light fitting was a bit low. Breakfast was served at the earlier time requested and was very tasty. The time of year meant that the views from the terrace were not clear unfortunately. Would be a great location for a walking holiday once the clocks go forward.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The bedroom was a good size, and nicely decorated. Perhaps the bathroom could do with a little updating, but it was clean which is the most important thing. Soap and shower gel provided in a dispenser. Plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate provided in the room, along with 2 small packets of biscuits replenished daily. Window frames perhaps need looking at, as ours wouldn't shut properly, but the room was warm, and the four poster bed had plenty of bedding on it so there was no risk of being cold!

The hotel is dog friendly, and our dog was made very welcome, with very few restrictions of where he could go, and what he could do. It's nice to find such a dog friendly place.

The location is nice and quiet, overlooking the valley, and about 1 mile from the town centre.
Breakfast was good - with a hearty plateful of cooked food to set you up for the day. We didn't eat at the hotel in the evening, but heard good reports from those guests that did.

Some of the public areas are looking a little tired, but mostly cosmetic and nothing that a lick of paint etc. wouldn't sort out. However, part of the charm of the place is the slightly quirky 'olde worlde' feel - so anything too modern and new found feel out of keeping.

But overall this is a friendly and welcoming place to stay.
Don't expect anything too swish - but that's part of the charm of the place. If the hotel was a person, it would be described as slightly eccentric but well meaning and good company!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed at Fronoleu for five nights and had the most amazing time. Maggie and her staff are warm and welcoming. Maggie cooks beautifully and her dinners were filling and delicious. The room was comfy and warm and the lounge with the log fire was so welcoming and cosy. We had the best nights sleep and woke up to a fantastic breakfast. Maggie is amazing. Recommend this hotel to anyone. Thank you for such a brilliant time.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms seemed to have a four poster. Creaky but cosy
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Out in the country with gorgeous views all aroundRooms in very good shape, updated bathrooms, etc. A large living room with overstuffed armchairs and couches around a warm fire (late October). A warm owner and a terrific dog. We enjoyed ourselves a lot.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Came back agin to the Fronoleu Hotel and everything was amazing the log fire was nice and cosy and the breakfast and evening meal was cooked to perfection best meal at a hotel in ages. also we had the sunday carvery which was amazing and the staff where very helpful. Anyone looking for a good night sleep here is the place to go!!!!1

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fronoleu Country Hotel

Address: Tabor, Snowdonia National Park LL40 2PS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Tabor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Tabor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secretly secluded, surrounded by wild Welsh beauty and overlooking the magnificent Mawddach estuary, this unique country hotel emanates a warm and friendly atmosphere, and is deeply embedded in local history and culture. Fronoleu is a perfect base from which to explore the mountain landscapes & the coast. Fronoleu is situated in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, near Dolgellau and close to the mountain Cader Idris, a wonderful area for mountain walks, mountain biking, fishing & horse riding. Day rooms include a cosy bar and lounge, both with log fires. ... more   less 

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