Let me first state that I never actually got to stay at this establishment thanks to the owner. Do read on . . .
I'm a tour guide, live in the United States, but lived in Wales 1975 to 1985. I know the culture inside out, and speak Welsh.
On the way to catching the ferry to Ireland for an Irish tour I dropped in to make a reservation for my return a couple of weeks later as the ferry from Dublin didn't get in until around midnight I thought I'd better reserve something.
I was assured everything would be OK allowing fo the time it takes to disembark the ferry, and get to Yr Hendre about 5 minutes away.
I offered a credit card to hold the reservation but the owner, a female, said it wasn't necessary.
OK, so I run my Irish tour, and return to Wales on the ferry which is on time. I immediately went over to Yr Hendre, but the place is dark, and no-one will answer the door.
After 10 minutes of this I give up. It's 12:30 am and I have nowhere to stay in Holyhead. Great!
So I get on the A5 and motor to the North Wales coast to find a room at Premier Inn at about 2 am.
I know what happened here. The owner didn't want to be up late to let me in, and accepted a different reservation earlier in the day.
Yr Hendre in Holyhead? Never again! Diolch am ddim [thanks for nothing].
- Also Known As:
- Yr Hendre Guest House Holyhead, Wales
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tastefully restored to provide luxury accommodation for its guests while still retaining its peaceful atmosphere. Situated opposite a park and just a few minutes walk from the promenade, Hendre stands in its own grounds in an ideal position within a few minutes of the town centre and ferry terminals yet facing the countryside. ... more less