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“Little gem” 4 of 5 stars
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Penhelig Arms
Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Snowdonia National Park LL35 0LT, Wales   |  
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2 reviews
“Little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic two night stay here. The room was comfy and clean with a scenic view.
The staff were all friendly, very accommodating and we couldn't fault t service.
We ate in t restaurant and t food was delicious.
We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed here for one night having called in here for a meal many years ago when we thought that the location and general ambience warranted a longer visit and stay.

The first thing that we were asked when we arrived was whether we would be dining in the restaurant that evening. We asked to see the menu before committing ourselves but were informed that the menu was not available yet (it was 4.00 pm). We said that we would wait until it was before committing ourselves.

We found our room for the night, which was excellent. Lovely view over the estuary, comfortable bed good facilities.

We were told that the menu would be available at 6.00 pm, so we went for a walk and on our return (at 6.00 pm), we asked once more to see the menu. This time we were asked if we had booked a table to which we responded, no, as we were waiting to see the menu, to which we were informed quite curtly that the restaurant was full, we could book a table for the next evening or eat in the bar. We expressed our disappointment at this especially as we were offered the menu to look at - which seemed a bit pointless as they were now unable to accommodate us.

Another member of staff then appeared who said that of course we could eat in the restaurant - very, very odd!
We looked at the menu and booked a table, having been given the options of many different times -again, very odd for a restaurant that 2 minutes previously had been fully booked!

We arrived in the restaurant and were somewhat surprised that only one other table of four was taken. We were even more surprised when no other diners arrived. The food was OK, nothing to write home and was spoiled by the fact that we felt that the staff would really rather we were not there. once the other diners had left, shortly after we arrived, the waitress proceeded to clear all of the other tables around us and set them out for breakfast. It was not even 8.00 o'clock in the evening and certainly did not help create a relaxing ambience. We couldn't wait to finish our main course and leave.

After going for a walk we returned to the bar, which was deserted and there was no real ale due to a problem.

Next morning we had breakfast. Again the quality was OK but the wait was excessive.

So, would we stay again. Sadly no. Reading the other reviews it does seem to be a bit of a lottery, perhaps depending on which staff are on duty. We would not want to risk another experience like this, which is a great shame as the location is superb.


Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

After reading the recent reviews i was worried. No need !!! Fabulous room with views of the railway from the bathroom window. My husband was over the moon with the view between two tunnels. Lovely bathroom, comfy bed. The food was great, beautifully cooked scallops and tender lamb. We had a meal in the bar on the last night and enjoyed properly cooked chips after having to put up with the tasteless oven variety everywhere else. The staff were fabulous, attentive and friendly. We will be back, no worries.

Room Tip: The house at the rear with 4 good sized rooms and balconies/ terraces. Lovely views from the 1st flo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Overnight stay on a tour of the UK. This place was a real surprise and great value for money. Lovely location with fabulous views over the stunning Dovey Valley from the lounge, restaurant, bar and our bedroom. The views were mesmerising as it was possible to watch the changes of weather, light and shade over the very wide river, its banks and up into the distant hills.

Great walks along the banks of the Dovey within a couple of minutes on foot from the hotel. Also, very convenient for Aberdovey itself and other local places of interest.

Extremely friendly and service-oriented. Excellent dining in the restaurant. Breakfast also boasted a good mix of cereals, fruit, toast etc as well as a very good range of cooked dishes.

Comfortable, cosy room.

We'll definitely be recommending - and returning to - this delightful find.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is a charming and very inexpensive hotel with lovely views over the Dovey. Our room was perfectly appointed - although one word of warning: if you are travelling with a lot of luggage, there are a good number of difficult stairs to manage if you're at the top! The restaurant was also very good. The menu was imaginative, a good choice and well-prepared. Service was very friendly. We'll definitely return.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a good view of the river!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Overnight stop for my son's graduation. The place is stylish, peaceful and comfortable. Great service, food was way beyond our expectation definitely worth a visit to eat alone. The place oozed old world charm, yet stylish and modern design. Staff were attentive and welcoming. A great location also, lovely walks along the beach and around Aberdovey. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed here on a golf trip. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms very clean and comfortably with a great view. We had a dinner,bed and breakfast package that was excellent value. The quality of the evening meal was very good. I would highly recommend the Penhelig.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Penhelig Arms

Address: Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Snowdonia National Park LL35 0LT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Penhelig Arms Hotel Aberdovey / Aberdyfi
Penhelig Arms Aberdovey
Penhelig Arms Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), North Wales

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