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“LOVELY FRIENDLY HOTEL” 4 of 5 stars
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Y Branwen Hotel
Fford Newydd, Harlech, Snowdonia National Park LL46 2UB, Wales (Formerly Rum Hole)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Harlech
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“LOVELY FRIENDLY HOTEL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We ahev just returned from three days golf in wales, staying at the Y BRANWEN hotel which is across the road litterally, from one of the best Golf course you could evr play, HARLECH.
The hotel was clean, comfrotable, and the food fabulous.
But Jo and her staff at the hotel were the most freindliest of hotel staff we have evr met on our trips. Well done Jo and staff.
A perfect hotel for anyone, especially golfers. with Harlech across the road.

Room Tip: If you have a room with the windows open you may get a little traffic noise, but nothing to worry ab...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel was an absolute find. Jo was warm, welcoming and didn't mind the 4am wake up call to let us in. As an added bonus they didn't give us a check out time, which was much needed after a day of partying at Festival number 6. The rooms were lovely and clean and the bar well stocked. I can reccommend this to anyone in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

On visiting the area to play golf at Royal St David's for 2 days, we were recommended to stay at Y Branwen by the Hon. Sec. Well played, thats what I say. The location was perfect only yards from the course and the welcome we received was second to none. Throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble, rooms were excellent and well equiped and the modern bar and restaurant were pleasing, homely and comfortable.
I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to future trippers.

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed here for one night in order to play golf at Royal St David's Golf club. The hotel was a great find. The room was spotless and very well equipped. The breakfast and evening meal were great. Fresh food and very well presented. The staff were very friendly. If we decide to play golf at Royal St David's again, we would not hesitate to book Y Branwen.

Room Tip: The front rooms have views over the golf course, but you could suffer road noise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Went to the hotel because it said there was wifi and needed to keep in touch with family. There are hotspots but there is not free wifi everywhere.
If it is advertised it should be available especially when you are paying for it.
Shame as staff were friendly, room was good, breakfast was fresh but the web details oversell the hotel. It is by the main road next to the golf course and underneath the castle.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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north wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

A group of us went for a meal here on a busy saturday night. The food was all well cooked and presented to a very high standard. Service was a little slow but the place was packed. Prices good for the standard of food. Will definitely go again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I have dined at some terrible places, but Y Branwen Hotel, Harlech, beats all!
The food is fair, the service poor, and the portions were pathetic.

Room Tip: If you want a place to eat, avoid Y Branwen, please!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Y Branwen Hotel

Address: Fford Newydd, Harlech, Snowdonia National Park LL46 2UB, Wales (Formerly Rum Hole)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Harlech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Harlech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and nestled below Harlech Castle, Y Branwen is a warm and welcoming family run Hotel, Brasserie and Bar. With a cosy atmosphere and a unique contemporary theme, we offer a more personal touch with high quality service. There are seven individually designed bedrooms, some of which have beautiful views of the world renowned Royal St David's Links Golf Course. ... more   less 
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Y Branwen Hotel Harlech, Wales

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