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“Warm and friendly, excellent B&B” 4 of 5 stars
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The Gladstone
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Ysguborwen Road, Dwygyfylchi LL34 6PS, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Dwygyfylchi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly, excellent B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed for one night as an anniversary treat and had a very pleasant stay.
Used booking.com to book room 1 (four poster bed) but when I phoned on the day we were due to arrive the hotel informed me that booking.com had double booked the room so we were being moved to room 1. I was disappointed that this issue had arisen but to be fair to the Gladstone they were very apologetic and assured us that the room was equally as nice if not better due to a larger bathroom, still had a sea view and was £10 cheaper, the only difference being no four-poster so that was fine.
When we arrived they welcomed us by name, apologised again and told us there was a complimentary bottle of wine for us in our room and we would also be given a discount on our dinner! Wow, what fantastic service. I didn't get the name of the lady that showed us to our room but she was lovely, friendly and welcoming. She gave us all the information needed and was chatty and very genuine.
The room was lovely, spotless, tasteful decor and well appointed.
Sea view and looking out to Angelsey and Puffin Island. The expressway is in front of the sea but it was very quiet so didn't detract from anything.
The restaurant downstairs is charming and served hearty British fayre, would definitely recommend (see separate restaurant review).
Only minor niggles about the room were, there was supposed to be fresh milk in the fridge on the landing outside the room (shared between the rooms) but this was empty at 8am in the morning so we couldn't have a tea or coffee in the room. Maybe this could be checked last thing and first thing or UHT could also be provided in the room just incase it runs out - maybe another guest swiped it all!
The other very minor niggle was the shower was a mixer tap which was leaking. The hotel are obviously aware that it leaks because the shower hose had been taped up but this is not an adequate repair and it still leaks badly/looks shoddy in an otherwise really nice bathroom. Wasn't a major problem, the shower still worked and was powerful and hot.
The breakfast room was not quite as nice as the rest of the building, I think a few more touches needed here and maybe lose the dark blinds at the windows as the room felt a little dark. There was a good choice at breakfast, the same lady as mentioned before served us, she was again very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was very nice, hot and tasty.
Overall a lovely place to stay and would highly recommend for the good food, nice rooms, sea view and friendly staff. I wouldn't use booking.com again I'd book direct you pay the same price.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A friend and I enjoyed our one night stay here. Our lovely twin room was clean, a nice size and comfortable. Though we didn't have a room that overlooked the water, we still could see it from our side window and it was lovely. We also ate here and enjoyed the dinner. It's not far from Conwy, so we drove there and enjoyed walking the city walls in the light mist. Upon our return, a band was playing in the pub. We enjoyed listening from a side room. I went up to sleep before they were through, and though worried I might be kept awake from the band, I wasn't. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We needed to be on our way before breakfast was served and they put a tray outside our room for us, loaded with options, like fruit, cereal, breakfast bar, and a few other things. If I was back in the area, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We rarely stay in B&b but this was lovely, we had room 6 with a side view of the sea, puffin island and Anglesey. The rooms and bathrooms had recently been refurbished very tastefully. Plenty free parking and a5min drive from Conwy, 12 miles from Bangor. The pub downstairs had a nice atmosphere for a drink, we didn't eat here. Breakfast had a good choice from full breakfast to smoked salmon and scrambled egg, juices etc. would stay again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leicester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel is well located just outside Conwy, just off the A55 North Wales Express Way. It is quite small but the rooms are a good size, comfortable, nicely decorated and well equipped, the only problem we found was that the mattress on the double bed was very hard.
The food served in the bar downstairs was fairly traditional pub type food but was all home made to a high standard.
The staff couldn't have been more friendly, polite and helpful.
Although the main road is close by there was no road noise to speak of, there are lovely views from the front of the hotel across the bay.
Overall a great place to stay for a couple of nights.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front directly overlook the bay.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angelsey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stayed here a few times over the last 20 years and seen some great changes. As it is now we have stayed 3 or 4 times. Nice friendly place , staff are great . After a few visits thouth you do notice things. The menu is very limited , not much in the way of healthy options. Room 4 we had this time , great views if you can ignore the A55 below. The room itself is nice , very clean , water ,chocs and biscuits. The TV is a bit high up on the wall and the shower a bit fidly. Breakfast was good and though the breakfast room has been moved to a better place than it was before it needs some touches to give it the finished feel. I only live 30 mins away and stay here for a relaxing night away and a nice meal and the live music on a Saturday , met some great people here. Worth a visit.

Room Tip: Room 1 great views over the sea
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights midweek in Room 1. It was roomy, clean and comfortable and what a view! The big picture windows looked straight out onto a field of sheep, a road, an infrequently used railway line (about twice an hour ceasing in the evening) the sea and Puffin Island - we were even able to see the Isle of Man on one evening and the distant flashing of a lighthouse.

If you have concerns about the railway or dual carriageway in front, don't - neither was actually as busy as we expected and the double glazing and insulation is such that you can't hear it anyway and it certainly didn't spoil our sleep. Being able to lie in bed and look out to sea was worth it alone.

The staff are smart, helpful, friendly and very polite. I discovered that it is a family business, which, in my opinion, always makes a positive difference.

The whole place is intriguing, the interior is spacious but informal and quirky, and we liked that.

Food was very good, I suppose the menu is largely typical of this type of establishment but it was well cooked, nicely presented and very reasonable. Breakfast (included) offered a menu of choices for all tastes - from full English to poached eggs on toast or continental - the scrambled egg and salmon was lovely. Set us up for the day nicely.

If we have occasion to be in that area again, which is possible, The Gladstone will certainly be our first choice.

Room Tip: Room 1 we can recommend from personal experience. We did have a peek into Room 4 in passing, with it...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Me and girl friend stayed here in June, upon arrival we were greated by the friendly staff . we had room two, the views were amazing from the room and decor very modern, the four poster bed topped it all off! Breakfast each morning was very good. WWould recommend anyone to go and stay here, I've now just arranged for my parents to stay soon on my recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Address: Ysguborwen Road, Dwygyfylchi LL34 6PS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Dwygyfylchi
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Dwygyfylchi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gladstone 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have beautiful boutique style rooms offering you luxurious accommodation that is far beyond your normal bed and breakfast. We offer B&B with that little extra to make your stay with us special. The Gladstone is the perfect base to visit North Wales whether on business or pleasure, a stay at The Gladstone, whether for a meal, a drink or a break will enhance your time in North Wales. ... more   less 
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