Was slightly dubious about this Hotel after reading all the reviews so I expected the worse just to be sure. However there is hardly anything I can fault about my stay.
On arrival we were seen to immediately and very warmly. Our room was 112 around the side of the hotel. We had a family room, even though we were only a couple, and it was quite big. I would say it was quite modern aswell. We had an ample size bathroom with a bath & shower over. The water was roasting but the shower didn't have enough power in it. It was ok to rinse your hair though if you washed it in the bath as there was more power in it the lower you held it. There was a minor few things in the decor that could do with seeing to but nothing too much to moan about.
The TV did turn itself on then off after a minute as stated by another reveiwer but fortunately it was in the evening and not during the night.
The breakfast was made to order. I had a ham & cheese omellete one day and it was delicious. The only buffet food was boxes of cereal & fruit etc. We didn't try the restaurant as we left it too late to eat there so we tried the Kebab house on both nights and all our meals very very nice indeed. Here again, the decor could do with updating as it was all chintz and flowers.
There is a great walk that you can go on which is more or less around the back of the hotel along the river. It goes for 9 miles to Balmouth. There is a toll bridge at the end costing .90p per adult but this was un-manned when we got there. You can catch a bus back to Dolgellau around the corner when you come off the bridge which costs £3.40 per adult.
This was a KGB deal which only cost us £69 for two nights with breakfast so it was well worth the money.
- Also Known As:
- The Royal Ship Hotel Dolgellau, Wales
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The team offer you a warm welcome to The Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau. The Royal Ship Hotel is an early 19th century Coaching Inn, in the heart of the old Market Town of Dolgellau. We are ideally situated to explore the beauty of North and Mid Wales. Located in the picturesque Snowdonia National Park. The Hotel is surrounded by mountains, rivers and fishing lakes and is only a few minutes drive from the coast of the Irish Sea. It is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or short break. The Hotel offers 23 bedrooms. There are 17 en suite rooms and the remaining 6 rooms have private allocated bathrooms. You can choose between Single, Double, Twin or Triple rooms. Some of our rooms have an attractive view over the Town Square and the Cader Idris Mountain Range. All rooms are well equipped with tea & coffee facilities, TV and local tourist information. We can cater for large groups and families. Pets welcome.Surrounded by Mountains, Rivers, Lakes and the Seaside, you are spoiled for choice with the activities this stunning landscape has to offer. Walking, Biking, Lake & River Fishing, Wild Water Rafting, Canoeing, Hill Climbing, High Adventure Parks, Trekking, Golfing, Bird Watching, atmospheric native Welsh Castles and the magnificent Edwardian World Heritage Castles. So whatever your interest or passion for the outside world involves, The Royal Ship is the place for you.This historic Coaching Inn has 23 individually furnished bedrooms, a residents bar, public bar with games room and a restaurant. ... more less