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“Re-make of "Life on Mars" in Barmouth - Horrendous” 1 of 5 stars
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Marwyn Guest House
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21 Marine Parade, Barmouth LL42 1NA, Wales (Formerly Marwyn Guest House)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 26 Barmouth B&B and Inns
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“Re-make of "Life on Mars" in Barmouth - Horrendous”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

I'm taking the trouble to write this review in the hope that no-one else makes the same mistake that we did. We stayed here while working away from home and weren't expecting anything special but were absolutely horrified at the state of the place. In my naiveté I didn't think that places like this still existed!
The place hasn't been touched since the 1970's, the carpets were literally threadbare, the tiles were cracked, the basin chipped, the furniture worn out, the entrance hall smelt of wet dog, the shower a lukewarm dribble and the beds were so bouncy and had so little support that I woke up with pins and needles in both hands and one foot!
If you're still thinking about it - don't. It was too bad for a bunch of builders, if I'd been staying with my wife we'd have walked out and slept in the car instead! Nasty.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Marine21, Owner at Marwyn Guest House, responded to this review, October 26, 2009
The building was converted to a high quality hotel in 1980, hence the statement "This place hasn't been touched since the 1970's" is a lie.

It is undergoing gradual renovation by the new owners. In the last 4 years it has had new double glazed windows, or new energy efficient kettles, new radiators, new bed linen and towels.
In the dining room there is new solid wood flooring, new cutlery, new crockery new tableclothes and new linen napkins.

The halls and landings and exterior have been repainted.

We do not hide the quality of the guest house. We are rated 2 stars. We are the lowest rated guest house in Barmouth and our prices are set accordingly. Anyone requiring a higher standard of fixtures and fittings should try a higher rated establishment.
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Address: 21 Marine Parade, Barmouth LL42 1NA, Wales (Formerly Marwyn Guest House)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Barmouth
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #17 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Barmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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Marwyn Guest House Barmouth, Wales

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