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“Perfect little break” 5 of 5 stars
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Ffynnon
Love Lane, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1RR, Wales   |  
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Ranked #4 of 33 Dolgellau B&B and Inns
Birmingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Perfect little break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My wife, our 20 months old son and I were in need of a short break somewhere not too far away from the Midlands and an evening of searching around the Internet yielded Ffynon which looked great on the web. We bundled ourselves into a car and after a very pleasant drive through some stunning parts of mid-Wales we arrived. Steve's directions were perfect as was the room which were large, beautifully decorated and just right for us. The rest of the house was full of delightful details and the use of the lounge and extensive DVD collection was much appreciated. The breakfast was delicious and the service couldn't have been better. Steve gave us great advice about where to go around Dolgellau and the Ffynnon proved to be a perfect base for our break.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Hi all,
We're thrilled that you enjoyed staying at Ffynnon and that everything met your needs. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes,
Steve
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Everything about Ffynon was perfect; the warm & helpful hosting from Steve and staff; the immaculate and sumptuous furnishings in our room; the beautiful works of art all over the house; the delicious cooked breakfast; the gorgeous and comfortable guest lounge with dozens of books and maps to pour over (and a well stocked bar)... the list goes on. We stayed in 'Sydney' (the romantic room) and it was absolutely as described on the website - and more. Thoroughly impressed from start to finish, and couldn't recommend Ffynon highly enough to prospective travellers.

Room Tip: All the rooms are gorgeous! Sydney is the smallest, but was deliciously cosy and romantic.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Hi Kate,
It was great to meet you and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Regards,
Steve
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Staying here was a pleasure, if I was ever in the area again I would jump at the chance of staying here again. We stayed in Emily room, which has the most amazing bathroom and fantastic views over the lovely countryside of Wales. The service is amazing with little touches like the honesty bar.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Hi both,
Many thanks for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best regards,
Steve
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Steve was so friendly and welcoming from the very start, the unique sense of total indulgence with a personal touch proved to create the most rewarding break we have taken in years.
The suite was incredible and worth every penny, the decor, sculptures and little touches finished Ffynnon tastefully to a very high stndard without being oppresive.
Spotlessly clean, quiet and relaxing. The food was beautifully prepared delicious and plentiful
The staff were emensely helpful, polite and considerate throughout; loans of maps, DVD's personal knowledge snippets and menu's for all local restaurants.
Cannot recommendhighly enough, would definitely return.

Room Tip: Quiet, tasteful, Hazel suiteis well worth the extra
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Hi Julia,
It was lovely to meet you both. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for the review.
We hope to see you again soon.
Regards,
Steve
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Long Ditton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a few days break. Booked without any recommendations and being dubious of trip advisor as it is open to manipulation. Had a great experience as did our dog Honey. Lovely town and restaurants. Staff all were happy and pleased to help and guide visitors. Climbing Cader Idris was a great and tiring experience.

Room Tip: Stab in dark. All that we saw were excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Hi Jim,
It was lovely to meet you both and the gorgeous Honey! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
Regards,
Steve
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was our honeymoon - we stayed in June.

The people who run this B&B could not do any more for you. They are so amazing and welcoming.

The breakfasts are to die for and the room was finished to a brilliant standard.

Every little detail was thought of and everywhere was clean.

Thank you so much for our lovely trip.

So relaxing.

All the best Mr and Mrs Waine

Room Tip: Any, they all looked brilliant. I am sure you will be pleased
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Hi both,
Congratulations again on your wedding and we're so pleased you chose to stay with us for your honeymoon. Thanks for the review and we hope you have many happy years together. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best wishes,
Steve
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had our anniversary night in this luxurious b&b. Arrived at 4,45pm. Didnt get a tea-cake as othe guests but I suppose we were a bit later. Also we had the hot tub booked for 5pm. Had champagne booked so the nice staff delivered it to the hot tub. Lovely treat,1 hr of blessifull bubbles.. The building is an original stone victorian one. Inside it is beautiful and tastefull decorated and furnished. Large sitting room with fireplace, piano,luxury sofas and chairs, entrance room with fireplace and impressive sofa,nice low volume music, nice dining room. Nice the honesty bar( we couldnt find the drinks list)(was inside the glasses cabinet). nice the dvds selection help yourself, plus books,magazine,cds..We stayed in the sydney room. Wow factor! bath in the room,all nice furniture and impressive bed and pillows. Not a big room,saw a glance at the other room wich was bigger. Windows are at the back of building so not much of a nice view,but not a problem. All 4 star amenities in the room/bathroom. Lovely towels,bathropes,slippers,shower cream, shaampoo,body lotion all branded and in big bottles.(could do with a little soap too)silky bedding,choice of pillows,nice soft mattress topper(maybe needs a new mattress), water and glasses, tea (would be nice more selection of teas)and nicely presented buscuits. Bathroom has a beautiful big shower and nice water fountain tap in the sink. All very high standard and immaculate. Maitenance is very good, couldnt find any faults. Cleaning excellent. Staff very nice apart from the girl that was helping at breakfast needs more training( wait til people are sitting for them to choice drinks) and offer what is available. Nice help yourself table with cereals,lovely fruit,jams,juices etc. Nice homemade bread. I wouldnt bother with pancakes breakfast,better other choices.
We were recommended a very nice restaurant and food and service were excellent(meirionnydd) only problem the tables are nexts to each other.
Very quite building and room,definately recommend this boutique b&b.
Well done and keep it up, this is a wonderful b&b!!!! many thanks...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ffynnon, Owner at Ffynnon, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Hi Claudia,
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary stay. Apologies that you weren't offered afternoon tea but Emma thought you wouldn't want to miss your hot-tub session that you had booked for 15 minutes after you arrived - next time she'll be sure to ask. We're pleased you enjoyed the champagne though.
To ensure the best nights sleep possible we use feather mattress toppers on all our beds and have man-made alternatives available. The mattress are turned regularly to ensure consistency of support and are replaced as required. The toppers can be removed if guests prefer a firmer sleep.
With regard to tea, we put breakfast tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the rooms and have a further selection of herbal teas and coffee available for all guests to help themselves to in the butlers' pantry. This was pointed out to you on arrival as you were shown round.
Again, thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ffynnon.
Kind regards,
Steve
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Address: Love Lane, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1RR, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Dolgellau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Ffynnon, we give you a special place to unwind and relax in complete comfort. Situated in Southern Snowdonia, we offer sumptuous accommodation from which to explore or enjoy time with family or friends. Whether you choose to curl up with a good book from the library, enjoy afternoon tea or a glass of something stronger from our honesty bar or relax in your luxurious room – an indulgent mix of the classic and contemporary awaits. ... more   less 
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