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The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Llanberis near Caernarfon, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales   |  
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Llanberis
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Rowdy Grannies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Had room at front of the hotel, which was quite nice, looked recently decorated. Stayed one night, glad it was only one. Really noisy hotel. Between 9 and 10 the lounge bar had a entertainer 'singing' to a room full of 70+ old dears. Sound was so loud it shock the water in the bath! Complained at reception, and was told that it finished at 10, which isn't to bad, but now a good hotel for a early night, as after their music stopped you could here all the old plumbing banging and trumpeting!
Breakfast was nice with a selection of cereals, and fruit, and a cooked breakfast served at your table.
Staff friendly and welcoming

Room Tip: Ask for room AWAY from bars, especially if they got 'entertainment' planned
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

16 family and friends stayed here for my 50th birthday and it was really good. The staff were very helpful and the location of the hotel was perfect for all the sights and attractions. We were able to book a competitive deal which meant the whole weekend was tremendous value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations at the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night on Saturday 29th Sept. I booked 6 rooms for myself and my team having completed the 3 peaks challenge.

I had a double room 235 which was very nice, lovely clean bathroom, a good shower and there was plenty of shelf space.
The room was bright and airy and the bed was very comfortable. I believe we paid around £79.00 and I shared my room with my husband.

We didnt arive until aout 19.30 and the reception was well prepared for our arrival, all our paper work was ready and we were checked in really quickly which was great as we were exhausted.

We went out for dinner locally but returned for a couple of drinks in the bar.
The next day we had breakfast in the restaurant, the buffet had a good range of cereals, breads, crossants and pastries.
Service was a little slow in the restaurant but to be fair to the staff it was incredibly busy, with a number of coach parties. The cooked breakfast was very nice, we all had full welsh and we certainly had no complaints.

Overall, the location is great for Snowdon, the staff were very efficient and friendly and our room was very comfortable. I would happily return to this hotel again if in the area.
A couple of our group had rooms in the annex area outside of the main building, they commented their room was a little dated, but still very comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, your opinion is valuable to us. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit the area.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for one night in September. The hotel is in the perfect location if you're looking to walk up to the summit of Snowdon during your stay! The hotel is right opposite the beginning of the most popular path to reach the summit. Overall, the hotel is slightly dated, but this was expected! The room was lovely, clean and had everything needed! There was even an ironing bored, iron, hair dryer and tea and coffee facilities. The walls are very thin, but this wasn't really an issue. There are several bars and restaurants in the hotel, there seemed to be a function In one restaurant, and the one bar was quite loud. We chose to go into the second bar area to have a meal. Food was okay, reasonable prices. Our breakfast was included in the price. The cereals, juices, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, toast etc. were self service. The cooked breakfast was brought to our table along with tea and coffee. The food was nice, but some of the glasses and plates at the self serve area weren't thoroughly clean which was a bit off putting. Overall, the staff were very friendly, facilities were good and the location was excellent!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review, your opinion is valuable to us. We are currently working through an inhouse programme of refurbishment to address the areas that need updating and hope that you saw evidence of this during your stay.
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greasby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We picked this hotel on a free ferry voucher deal, and so not expecting the earth. From initial telephone contact to booking the staff portrayed the Hotel well (bothering to ring back in in the evening before our arrival to confirm details, etc.) On arrival the welcome was friendly and even the house cleaning staff were happy to help where we got lost in some of the longer corridors. The evening meals are very reasonable value for bar snacks and a nice ambiance in the very traditional bar. Keen to explore the area, my wife asked for some directions to a local landmark and a nice touch was the receptionist taking the trouble to had write some detailed directions for us. It's the staff/people that make a place somewhere to return to - keep up good work.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Royal Victoria prides itself on the friendliness of the team and appreciate when this is recognised. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed for one night in a twin room facing the front of the hotel. We had been walking in Snowdonia and were tired on arrival, and we were welcomed with warmth and professionalism. Our room was on the first floor and wasn't the largest: however it was well designed with an en-suite bathroom with bath/shower sink and loo, and large enough for anyone's needs. The wardrobe contained an ironing board and iron with extra bedding. It was spotlessly clean with nice little toiletries.
There was a restaurant with a menu for £25 for three courses or a bar meal with two meals for £15. Service was first class, and the food was well cooked and tasty.
The cooked breakfast the following morning was excellent, with waiter service. A range of cereals, fruit juices, croissants etc were available at the buffet, and the breads and croissants were freshly cooked and delicious. The staff were efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
After breakfast we visited the castle in the grounds (Dolbadarn)- breathtaking views and well worth the walk. Bring your walking boots!
I would recommend this hotel: for the staff, the facilities and the fantastic grounds. There is also a decent car park at the front. I will go back, and wish we had booked a longer stay.
I simply do not understand the criticisms of some reviews.

Room Tip: Ours faced the front of the hotel and was a standard twin: it was quiet, modern with good facilities...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, your opinion is valued by us. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.
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Manchester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Spent 1 night here in September due to a hike we were doing in Snowdon.

The rooms were ok (twin room/2 single beds so quite small) and probably needed a bit of a scrub in the bathroom but nothing too offensive.

Parking at the hotel was a bit of a joke, all the space's were full and in the end we had to take our car down to a nearby camp site where some friends were staying.

I think if you are an overnight guest you should get priority really?!

Breakfast was good, great selection and I think for the cost it was pretty reasonable.

Finally the taxi situation is poor in the area, not a fault of the hotel but the 2 number's that they gave me to call - 1 was charging £20 for 2 miles and the other (a moble number) sounded like I'd just woke some guy up and he was coming from Bangor! Worth noting if you need to get around via a cab.

I'd stay again, and good for an overnight if in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, your opinion is valuable to us. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.
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Address: Llanberis near Caernarfon, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Llanberis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Llanberis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia is nestled at the foot of the spectacular Llanberis Pass under the shadow of Snowdon itself on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is set within 30 acres of gardens and woodland, cradled between Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris. This is an ideal location in the heartland of North Wales for a breathtaking and memorable stay. Rooms are spacious with all modern amenities. The Hotel offers three restaurants, bar, residents lounge, five meeting/conference rooms and ample car parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Legacy Royal Victoria Hotel
Legacy Royal Victoria Llanberis
The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia Llanberis, Wales

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