This hotel is a favourite with our clients who want a taste of real Wales, off the beaten track. Its location is stunning and is matched by the guest experience but for me what sets it apart is John’s service ethos. Last week disaster struck. After checking out of the Rectory with a hectic schedule ahead my car breaks down in the mountains with no mobile signal. Hike to nearest farmhouse and call John – Houston’s Mission Control has nothing on this guy. In 20 minutes he has delivered a replacement driver/guide to take the guests onwards, arranged collection of my car to a garage for repair and located a hire car for me to follow on and rejoin the party that afternoon. What a star!
Joanna @ where-youre-from.com
- Also Known As:
- The Old Rectory On The Lake Tal-y-Llyn, Wales
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Rectory on the lake has been overlooking Tal-y-llyn, in south Snowdonia for over a hundred years. This imposing residence stands on the foothills of Cader Idris and offers five star luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in a stunning setting. It is the ideal base for the discerning visitor to explore this particularly quiet and unspoilt scenic area of Wales. We are equidistant between the bustling market towns of Machynlleth and Dolgellau and the delightful coastal village of Aberdyfi.The Old Rectory on the lake has three double letting rooms - all ensuite - and all look out onto the lake. Our bathrooms upstairs were described as being 'outstanding contemporary ensuites' by the Visit Wales inspector when awarding us five stars.Already our culinary reputation is beginning to spread - indeed we have even been mentioned by name in The House of Commons during a debate on Welsh produce. Our chef can cater for any dietary requirement. The Old Rectory on the lake is licensed.We suggest that this is the ultimate place to unwind; the scenery is breath taking and the silence deafening. All our beds have crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and freshly laundered fluffy towels are in every bathroom and also in the sauna and out outdoor hot tub area which - like most of our windows - looks out over the ever changing Talyllyn - enthusiastically penned in our entry in Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay book as ' large, lovely and luminous'.We look forward to perhaps welcoming you here very soon. ... more less