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Whinward House
Whinacres | Conwy Morfa, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park LL32 8ET, Wales   |  
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Ranked #13 of 24 Conwy B&B and Inns
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Whinward House, Perfect hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

After a leisurely drive through Wales it was late afternoon and we’d stopped off in Conwy, we’d been touring all day so we decided to stay over rather than drive back home. We used Tourist Information to find our accommodation, the lady there had a confidence about the booking, "I'm not supposed to say too much but you’ll be alright", she’d booked us into Whinward House. We made the short drive to the discrete former coach house and parked in the drive, stepping out of the car we were greeted by Chris, he’d been tending the garden, he guided us into the house where we met his wife Janis, she took us to our room, a pretty standard greeting, but here’s the difference, already we didn’t feel like customers staying at a guesthouse, we felt like guests staying at Janis and Chris’s home, their guesthouse is a home, they are very welcoming and their welcome feel natural…We could describe the location, the room, and the breakfast, which were all fine, we couldn’t try to list all the little things they did to make us comfortable, remember we hadn’t set out to stay overnight and we hadn’t any of the necessaries with us. In the evening after a short walk into town for dinner we returned to the Whinward to find our hosts sitting in the garden around a sparking log fire, again it felt totally comfortable when they invited us to join them and we spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening with them. I don’t suppose catching Janis and Chris sitting around flames and embers can be part of everyone’s experience…but Janis and Chris will make you feel at home, amongst friends and do their best for you.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We were attracted by the reviews on trip advisor; what was on offer fitted most of our requirements, so we booked. We arrived to the expected warm welcome and the smell of baking bread; shown the facilities and taken to our comfortable room. We had a pleasant walk into Conwy for a very good fish and chip special at The Archway.
However, it was the big round table at breakfast which made us realise that Janis and Chris are the perfect people to run a b&b. A lovely breakfast was the backdrop to conversation - unusual these days, but most welcome. Recommended without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel very welcome.This is a lovely place to stay, and is ideally located for a walk into Conwy or exploring Snowdonia. The owners, Janis & Chris, who are always helpful and obliging, have created a comfortable, homely and relaxed atmosphere. Having guests sit at a single large table for the delicious freshly cooked breakfast really adds to the occasion. There are a large number of pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance for your evening meal. All in all, a quiet, friendly and relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is a lovely place to stay, and well located to walk to the beach or Conwy if you dont want to drive. There is a very comfortable, homely atmosphere which Janis & Chris, the owners, provide and work hard to achieve. Great idea to have one large table which guests sit at for breakfast, where there is a good choice of hot,freshly cooked food, cereals, and yoghurts. Would recommend Whinward House as a great base to visit the scenic North Wales and Snowdonia Park areas

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Without a doubt one of the best we have ever stayed at. Chris and Janis, the proprietors provide a fantastic level of accommodation that cannot be faulted. The house is spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished throughout, and is situated in the ideal spot to explore Conwy and the surrounding countryside and coastline.
One of the high points is the breakfast, which is to die for! To sum up - excellent and certainly one which we would gladly go back to.

Room Tip: As far as we are aware, all the rooms are first class
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Do not stay here unless you like clutter everywhere. Attention to detail is poor eg the pencil in the bedside table was so blunt it could not be used & the relevant pages had been torn out of the guidebook in the bedroom. Various gadgets no longer worked as worn out batteries had not been replaced. The proprietors decided that we would like no heating & a summer duvet even though it was unseasonably cold. There was no heating in the bathroom. It would have been nice to have been given a choice.

The recommended pub was also poor. When we told Janice what we thought she said that the owners had become lazy & that it was very hit & miss - if so, why recommend it?

The breakfast Corn Flakes & Shreddies were almost empty, tasted rather stale and had large quantities of crumbs in the bottom of the packets. There was no sign of the advertised locally made preserves or home made bread.

The property was only just clean enough.

The hosts were friendly & welcoming but that did not make up for the deficiences.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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whinwardhouse, Owner at Whinward House, responded to this review, June 21, 2011
We were shocked and disappointed to recieve this report, whilst it is impossible to please everyone all the time, we strive to represent the high grading we've earned and this has been reflected by over 95% of guests over 6 years.

Everyone has opinions, but to put them in such a manner does not reflect the high level of attention to detail we pay guests. We responded to the request for heating to be turned on (in June) and the duvet was changed immediately. There are always extra blankets or bedding options available and the bathroom is heated with adjustable thermostates on all radiators.
We do not provide gadgets for guests use, only remote controls for tv/dvd's which are all checked regularly.

We provide a list of places to eat depending on peoples tastes and likes and do not recommend any in particular, but do have guests feedback on all to comment on.

Hot home made bread is made daily and delivered at breakfast alongside the home made jams and honey to accompany a cooked breakfast, cooked to order of local produce.

We encourage Trip Advisor users to read the 25 excellent reports posted and to take this as one persons opinion that differs from the vast majority.
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mali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We had a wonderful stay in Whinward House. Our host Chris and Janis made us feel at home. Morning breakfast was yummy with sausages , bacon and eggs done to our liking. We visited the best pubs and eating places .... thanks to our host again. The rooms were big and kept very clean. We would recommend this place to all. Will be back next year.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Whinacres | Conwy Morfa, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park LL32 8ET, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Conwy
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Conwy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1890's former Coach House with lots of character and views of Conwy Mountain from rear. Open all year round. 2 Double rooms with kingsize beds, en-suite shower, TV/DVD/radio and complimentary tea tray. Sitting room and conservatory overlook beautiful gardens, walled and gated grounds offering secure car parking. Near to Golf course, Town, beaches and Marina, Post Office and restaurants. Ideal base for whole of North Wales and Snowdonia. ... more   less 
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