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“Good location” 3 of 5 stars
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Swallow Falls Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0DW, Wales   |  
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

All in all a good clean hotel that is dog friendly, isn't going to win any awards, but the location is fantastic. Dont get too excited about breakfast, but the evening meals are nice. Not sure what the bar would be like in the summer, did have the feel of a local sports bar.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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wales
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109 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

stayed here for one night in the lodge rooms. It was freezing outside but when we opened the doors into the room we were met with a toasty warm room. Goo size and large with a big sofa bed. Bed was very comfortable.

Very reasonable price. My only criticism was that there was no phone or phone signal in the rooms and no internet which was difficult as I had no way of telling my partner that I had arrived or ability to work.

Customer service is obviously very important as they opened the breakfast room early for us as we had a meeting to attend so had to leave early.

Overall and excellent place to stay with the sound of rushing to water to send you to sleep.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed in the low season, so the hotel was quiet - as in we barely saw any other guests and were the only people in the huge breakfast room each morning!
Our room was very comfortable and clean and it was nice to have the deep bath after we'd been out walking in the rain.
We ate in the bar on the first night. I wouldn't recommend this unless you're happy with very basic pub grub. The food was mediocre and the atmosphere was awful. It was pretty empty and cold - the same as the 'tavern' room where breakfasts were. I guess this would be better in peak season.
Given that there were so few guests, you would expect attentive service, but we didn't really receive service at all. In particular, at breakfast we were told by the waitress that the menus were on the counter and we could come and tell her what we wanted when we'd had a look at them.
This place is OK for the low price, the room was nice but I'd recommend eating elsewhere. The Ty Gwyn up the road was lovely, really friendly with a great log fire. They have rooms for not a lot more money so I think I would stay there in future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the YHA which forms part of the complex. Whilst basic the rooms are of a generous size were clean and warm. The hotel has some interesting benefits including a sauna, table tennis room and sports facilities. The staff were very helpful.

We ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel and it was generally good with big portions.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Birmingham
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We didn't stay in the hotel but we did eat in the pub twice because we thought it was extremely good value and also very tasty. If, like us, you were a bit loose with the purse strings in some of the pricier establishments and wanted a cheaper option, then this is the place for you! The menu offers a two for ten pound option - with a wide selection of pub classics to choose from. From Chilli Con Carne to Lamb Hot Pot, there is enough selection to impress even the fussiest of punter. My other half enjoyed the fact that there were nicely cooked peas.

As a slight aside, despite the good value, portions could be slightly bigger. As a larger man, I went away a little bit underfed and as a result positively gorged myself on my B&Bs selection of free biscuits.

The pub is in close proximity to the magnificent Swallow Falls and is therefore a good choice if you have just made the 2 mile treck up from the village. If you fancy, the pub has a pool table and a duke box, which we spent many a happy hour on.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Very clean, comfortable & comfortable hotel, the staff were great and so was the food. Couldn't believe the price 60GBP for the 2 of us including hot breakfast. Had dinner in the hotel, again great food. Across the road from the Swallow waterfalls well worth a look. The hotel is a little dated but we wished we could have stayed for more than one night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I got this trip for my husband as a birthday present on Groupon site, £139 for 3 nights. We went to Beews-y-Coed on 11-14 November. The village itself is very nice and cosy was still in bright autumn colours. We got family room though it was just the two of us. Room was warm and clean and had a small kettle with everything you need to make a nice cup of tea. Hotel was surprisingly busy for this time of the year. The eating places in the village closed quite early so we had our evening meals in the hotel and were not disappointed. It was always tasty and service was quick. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We drove to Anglesey and around Snowdonia see some castles. Magnificent nature, beautiful countryside. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, its a nice place to stay for exploring Snowdonia.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Swallow Falls Hotel

Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0DW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Swallow Falls Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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