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“Stayed 4 times and will be back” 5 of 5 stars
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The Park Hill Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Llanrwst Rd, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0HD, Wales (Formerly Park Hill Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 49 Betws-y-Coed B&B and Inns
Cheshire
2 reviews
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“Stayed 4 times and will be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

Very quiet. Comfortable rooms. Very friendly owners and staff. Swimming pool is only for guests so its quiet and ideal for non swimmers. Nice full english breakfast. Jaap & Ghislaine go out of their way to be helpful. Will soon return for 5th time

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aachen
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

Just by chance we passed the Park Hill.
It looked very attractive, and we decided to try it. The welcome was very inviting indeed.
We were shown around, and choose a side facing double room with a view across the field next doors.
The first thing we saw was a pair of buzzards flying around : never seen these great birds from so near!

After unpacking we headed for the pool. We never tried a sauna, but it really was invigorating. Together with swimming around we relaxed completely after the strenuous journey that day.

For an evening meal Ghislane told us where to find some nice places in the village, and we ended up at a brilliant place called Bistro Betws-y-Coed.

We originally wanted to stay for just one or two nights, but in the end we enjoyed Jaap’s and Ghislane’s hospitality for 4 days. A pity that we had to see some friends elsewhere in England.

We loved the English breakfast, the view (from the conservatory as well), the swing in the garden, and all those teddy bears. We were told there are more than 300 of those cuddly teddies around.

We set some dates in our diary for next year’s holiday to stay here again.

  • Liked — Hospitality
  • Disliked — so far from home
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Amsterdam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

We travelled through Wales.

Wanted to stay at lovely places, and the loveliest we found was the Park Hill. Friendly, comfortable.

We found Jaap's and Ghislaine's place the best we encountered in Britain. Very helpful staff, beautiful place to stay.

We slept excellently, had great breakfast and unwinded completely, the pool was very helpful for that!

And a nice village within hand reach on top of that.

We'll be back!

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

Looked for a centrally located place. Betws-y-Coed is such a place. And the Park Hill is the special gem there. Gislane and Japp run a very nice guest house. In style, old building, some retro rooms, we love it and we’ll be back.
Try sunset in the conservatory with a nice Whiskey (ask Japp for advice!). Walk to the village for a decent meal. Walk back in the darkness and look at the stars (those torches with your room keys are a bright idea: you really need them). And then a nice glass of wine in the bar.
A relaxing swim, and then sleeping in a quite place. Very, very relaxing indeed.

  • Liked — Friendliness
  • Disliked — leaving the place
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wiltshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

Very nice people, very nice place..

Nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the pool and the sauna (needed and very relaxing after a day mountain biking if you are not really used to it).

We love the cheerful atmosphere: it was very busy but there was a lot of laughter in the kitchen. And real coffee too!.

Thank you very much for a lovely weekend.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Watford
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

We wanted a short break – just a couple of days relaxing (hill walking that is!) We looked at the site of the Park Hill. It looked great! So we booked and off we went.

We arrived after dark.
In a front room we could see lights, but nothing else. So we headed for the swimming pool, where we stayed till after midnight. The following morning: what a great view, fantastic.

After lovely breakfast (vegetarian: ask for sausages and they have baked beans too , not mentioned on the menu) up to the Snowdon. Return: straight into the sauna. Not large, but really hot. So: pool-sauna-pool-sauna-pool.

And then a meal. We headed for the Gwydyr in the village. Doesn’t look spectacular from the outside. Is great, nice ales too.

The Sunday we repeated this, as we did the Monday. Lovely place, lovely people, lovely room (1).

  • Liked — The relaxed atmosphere
  • Disliked — only terrestial tv - but who cares: TV watching I do at home!!!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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surrey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

Great location - so central for everything, clean and comfortable rooms, nice breakfasts and friendly, welcoming hosts.

All in all an excellent experience. Returning to North Wales: not anywhere else than at Jaap’s and Ghislane’s place. They make everything so easy: walks, recommendations where to go and to eat. Nice place, lovely people. Can't wait to return.

  • Liked — Location - friendliness of hosts and staff - view - the character of the place
  • Disliked — some tear and wear -
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Park Hill Guest House

Address: Llanrwst Rd, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0HD, Wales (Formerly Park Hill Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Park Hill Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home is YOUR castle. We like to offer the service we like to receive ourselves. 8 rooms all en-suite and with an indoor heated swimming pool (4 * 11 m, 1m40 deep) + sauna/jacuzzi free and exclusively for our guests, open 24h/day. Free WiFi. Housed in victorian 1869 built private house with some pittoresque features. Breath taking views on Snowdon foothills. Renowned for its informal, friendly service and its teddybear and music collections. Secluded carpark. Safe storage of mountain bikes. Ideally situated. Golf course, train station and village within 6 minutes walking distance. Free shuttle from train station. Snowdon and seaside 30 minutes by car. ... more   less 
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