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“tranquillity, beautiful and romantic!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bryniau Golau | Bala, Llangower, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7BT, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Llangower B&B and Inns
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“tranquillity, beautiful and romantic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

My partner and I stayed at this B&B for three nights in August 2010. We were greeted by Katrina who welcomed us into her home, sadly we were unable to meet Peter as he was away. Katrina apologised as he was apparently the main chef, Katrina however does not give herself much credit as the meal she prepared for us on the first night was delicious. Without my knowledge my partner was proposing to me that evening and Katrina was so helpful in making every effort to ensure that my partners plans went without a hitch! It was perfect. We stayed in the Berwyn Room which was luxurious and spacious. The Jacuzzi bath was the icing on the cake, wonderful!
We had free taxi service from the Plas y dre restaurant in the town, The food there was gorgeous and the hospitality was second to none.
We were lucky to have our last day spending it in the glorious grounds of Bryniau Golau, where the sun was shinning while we drank our wine in the garden, the house was ours to spend as we pleased!
Over all an excellent weekend break, where we shall be returning each year for our wedding anniversary, We are getting married August 21st 2011, almost a year to the date that we got engaged! A big thanks to Katrina, she was brilliant! Louise and Mathew x

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Sydney. Australia
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42 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

What a fantastic B&B with the best hosts. From the moment that we arrived we knew this would be an experience to remember. Katrina escorted us to our rooms and then had a wonderful afternoon tea awaiting us in the relaxing lounge room. We had also arranged for dinner at Bryniau Golau that evening . Sitting in the dining room with our friends ,we were extremely relaxed in this beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Next we met Peter who had prepared our delicious evening meal.
Our rooms were just so comfortable and the beds divine. The setting here is FANTASTIC.
We stayed 3 nights and explored most that Snowdonia has to offer.
Being quite well travelled , this is one B&B that we would hope to come back to next time we are in the UK.
Thank you Katrina & Peter for sharing your wonderful home with us. We have already recommended Bryniau Golau to family and friends.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Bryniau Golau B&B for three nights at the end of July/beginning of August, whilst on a motorcycle touring holiday of Wales and were really pleased that we did.

Describing it as merely a B&B does not do justice to Bryniau Golau and if you were merely selecting on price would probably pass it by without further ado. If however you are looking for a couple of days in a fantastic setting with five star accommodation hosted by two really great people then you couldn't do much better than here.

Bryniau Golau is on the south of Lake Bala near Llangower but it's only 1.5 miles into Bala which is walkable for a lot of people - and a lot of walkers do stay here. Obviously if you are disabled or unable to use your own transport then this would be a problem. Taxis are reasonably priced however and one Bala restaurant runs a free service if you dine with them.

Back to Bryniau Golau, when we arrived, Katrina and Peter gave us a fantastic welcome with a clotted cream tea which was delivered up to our room, more of which later. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them and they even dropped us into town on our first night. Peter also owns a motorcycle and kindly allowed us to share his garage for the duration of our stay. Car parking is "on road" outside Bryniau Golau but as it's pretty secluded, this shouldn't be a problem.

The "room" we stayed in was actually an amazing suite affording beautiful views over the lake and gardens with a four-poster bed, large en-suite with jacuzi and seperate shower, double sinks/mirrors - I've posted some pics (sorry about the quality). Everything was beautiful but initially we were a little intimidated by the white bedroom carpet as we arrived wet and soggy from a fairly typical Welsh downpour. However, far from being concerned about us walking all over their beautiful house in wet, grubby bike gear, Katrina led us on a short introductory tour through the house and never blinked an eyelid.

The breakfasts were fantastic - all the food was obviously of the highest quality local produce (and plenty of it) - and we were both barely able to get our bike kit back on when it was time to leave.

Bryniau Golau was a great holiday experience and rather than say that it was expensive we'd call it value for money!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Accrington Lancs
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

Everything about this B&B is perfect ,we got a warm bubbly welcome from Katrina who gave us fresh cream scones and coffee on arrival. The Berwyn room is stunning both in quality, views of the lake and the perfection of the bathroom. This really is 5 star luxury, comfort was second to none, total peace and quiet.........absolutely perfect.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Melbourne
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

After staying at Bryniau Golau I think I am never going to be satisfied with another B&B. This place is exceptional and absolutely great value for money. When it states 5 star it MEANS 5 star, Everything is perfect. The house itself is gorgeous and decorated beautifully and stylishly. The bedrooms are large and sitting in the bath overlooking the lake as the sun sets it truly special. Others have spoken about Katrina and Peter's hospitality and charm and I can only concur. Nothing is too much trouble. If you get a chance to eat in, do so. It is lovely food, friendly and relaxed. And if you want to eat in town, Katrina drives you in so that the restaurant can drive you home. What service.
I am writing this in another supposedly 5 star B&B and as I said before it pales in comparison.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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
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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

On arrival we were greeted by Peter and later to Katrina who helped us in with our luggage and offered some refreshments. In our room, we were bought up some home made scones with cream and jam together with coffee they were just out of the oven and delicious. We had a good choice of what to eat at breakfast and this could take you through to the evening.

Our room was large but l believe not the largest, it had a queen size bed with a lovely soft quilt and pillows, that bed was just heaven for the three nights we were there. The bathroom was a good size and had one of those large free standing baths. It was smashing, simply lying in that bath and looking at Lake Bala below.

The location of the guest house is just right not too far from civalisation but far enough to be quiet and tranquil. The house has a lovely garden and to sit outside and enjoy the sun set.

The hospitality a stranger receives l believe is very important and Peter and Katrina displayed this very well. The house was clean and welcoming and the food lovely. To say anything anti would be a crime but all i think of are two things. Parking could be a bit tight if there was a house full and on the road. But, as their house is the only one on the road not a big problem. The second drawback is the Welsh weather.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Glasgow
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

A little gem. A room with a view, every comfort, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for breakfast - wow!!

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Address: Bryniau Golau | Bala, Llangower, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7BT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Bala > Llangower
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Llangower
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bala Lake, two miles from the historic market town of Bala, has a charm all of its own. It's a peaceful haven in the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia National Park, but when you add to this the welcome and hospitality of Bryniau Golau you have the ingredients for a truly memorable experience. - Stunning lake views- Tranquil, secluded location- Garden with terraces overlooking Bala Lake- All bedrooms have full lake view- Luxury en-suite bathrooms all with- spa baths- Two rooms with antique four poster beds- Colour TV, tea and coffee facilities- in all rooms- Guest lounge with TV- Log Fires in chilly weather- Walkers and Cyclists welcome - Secure canoe/cycle storage- Convenient for touring Snowdonia, North and Mid-Wales - Special diets catered for- Goose down duvets- Dual-control electric blankets- Weekly rates - Drying facilities- 2 miles from Bala- Fly fishing locally - Guided fishing by arrangement. ... more   less 
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Bryniau Golau Bala/Llangower, Wales

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