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“My new favourite hotel in North Wales and in fact the whole of Wales” 5 of 5 stars
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Chateau Rhianfa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Beaumaris, Menai Bridge LL59 5NS, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Menai Bridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“My new favourite hotel in North Wales and in fact the whole of Wales”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Breathtaking views
Superb service
Delicious food (the steak was melt in the mouth)
Incredible architecture
The only thing is improve is the gym. The equipment needs to be of a far higher speck in there.
The shower in my room (Beaumaris) has to be seen - amazing!
Stay here as often as you can!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anna R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thank you for your reivew. I am really please that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I have noted your points and have passed on your comments to our great team. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Gerwyn Morgan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is the most stunning hotel i have been to . 5 star luxury. A private house left to rot and brought back to life. The rooms have all been restored using as many of the original features that were still usable. The banqueting hall is beautiful and you were able to look around in all the nooks and crannys at your leisure. The food was amazing. A very quiet tranqil place overlooking the Menai Straits and the mountains of Wales beyond. A place i will definately go back to.

  • Stayed October 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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Anna R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay recently. I hope that you can visit us again very soon. I have passed on your comments to all of the team at Plas Rhianfa.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Gerwyn Morgan
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We watched this hotel being refurbished and my wife was delighted when we pulled into the car park for a romantic night away - the hotel's interior and bedrooms are breathtaking and we couldn't fault them. Comfortable beds, great toiletries and tea/coffee. However, in our view, the food does not meet the same high standards - filet steak was tough and tasteless and for breakfast I had to send rock hard poached eggs back. From a small wine list of about 10 bottles, 4 were out of stock as we were told they only get a wine delivery on Mondays. The dining room, although impressive, was a bit cavernous and needed some background music. We would definitely stay here again but would eat at Dylan's in Menai Bridge - fantastic restaurant by the waterfront. I don't want to be too critical of a newly opened hotel with some teething troubles, but we paid a lot for the room and to survive at this level things need to be spot on. PS Arrive early because the car park is small and we had to park further down the road.

Room Tip: Worth paying more for a view of Menai Straits - fabulous views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Anna R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us.

I'm sorry to hear that your steak appeared to be tough, with fillet steak this certainly isn't normally the case. Our chefs take great care when selecting cuts of beef and we will speak with our butchers over this matter. However, I'm sure if you had brought this to the attention of your server, this would have been changed immediately.

Again, i'm supprised about the comment you made about the wine and wine list. We actually have over 40 wines, champagnes and dessert wines on our list and I am sorry to hear that there were four not available during your stay. Although our car park at reception has approximately 12 spaces, we do have spaces for over 30 cars at our property next door. All other points have been noted and taken onboard and passed onto all of our great staff. We do look forward to meeting you again, and on your next visit, please ask to speak to myself and I will be happy to discuss your comments personally.

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Widnes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

You know when you’re staying somewhere special when you’re asked to register in the drawing room!! Seeing is believing when it comes to Plas Rhianfa as words and even pictures fail to do this outstanding hotel justice.

The views are stunning and there are many as each public room has its own different perspective over the Menai straights. You are actively encouraged to explore both the hotel and its gardens, make sure you do as there are many treasures to discover.

We stayed in Snowdonia ( Rm 7 ) on the third floor, upon opening its door we were bowled over by its décor, views and upon discovering it, its bathroom! There is enough quirkiness to please all and the quality touches make you feel like a respected guest. My wife was in raptures over the tiebacks and I must admit that the selection of tea and coffee was way above the normal hotel fare.

We had both dinner and breakfast during our brief stay and can highly recommend both. The quality of the food and its presentation were excellent and the service just right.

Many thanks to all the staff who made us feel so welcome during our stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Plas R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for your review.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Plas Rhianfa recently.
The views are outstanding, no matter what the weather is doing outside. Room 7 (Snowdonia Suite), is a very quirky room, with the turret being converted into a relaxing round reading room.
We thank you for your kind comments and hope to see you again very soon.
All of your comments have been passed on to out staff.
Gerwyn Morgan
General Manager.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Quite simply stunning ! We arrived to be welcomed by Ruth who was so friendly and helpful and shown into the drawing room overlooking one of the best views I have ever witnessed. We were lucky enough to have booked the DUchess room and were not disappointed as it was wonderful and agin with views over the Menai and beyond...beautiful. We decided to head out for a few hours to investigate the surrounding areas but really couldn't, wait to get back to our wonderful room and amazing " palace " . We had booked dinner for 8 and everything was perfect ...loved all the staff ! After our wonderful meal we headed back to the best bedroom ever and gazed at the full moon over the river...Stay here if you want to feel special but whatever you do stay ...thank you to all . Ps left a new cashmere sweater and the next day a call to say they had found it and it has been sent...total class all the way .

  • 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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Plas R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for your comments. As you discovered, we try to be different to "Normal Hotels", by making our guests feel that they are "special". Check-in should be just a simple process, this is why we like to take our guests into the drawing room to complete their check-in details. We feel that this is a far more relaxed process and gives you the feel of the things to come.

As you say in your comments, the Dutchess Suite is outstanding, as are all of the rooms at Plas Rhianfa. We are pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your evening dinner with us and all of your comments have been passed on to the staff. We hope that your sweater arrived safely. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Gerwyn Morgan
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Heysham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

A quite frankly stunning hotel. The term 'hotel' doesn't quite justify the mark it leaves on you, it's an experience culminating from the idyllic setting and the sheer attention to detail applied to every corner of this 18th century building converted to the highest of standards. The detail has to be seen to be believed - its quite overwhelming.

The staff are all highly attentive to your needs whilst sounding like the genuinely care for your enjoyment and comfort. I doff my hat to Michael in particular, although in fairness, i thank everyone, you were really made to feel like the hotel was yours for the duration of your stay. The food is also, superb - the cheesecakes in particular are fantastic!

My girlfriend & I were sad to leave after a 3 night stay in the excellent Duchess Suite and the 'experience' has set an unprecedented benchmark.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Plas R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. As you dicovered, the hotel is an outstanding building. We are delighted that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay with us and all of your comments have been passed on to the staff. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

On the eve of taking our daughter to Uni - we wanted to stay somewhere special which would mark the occasion - Plas Rhianfa didn't disappoint in any aspect. We all received such a warm welcome from the moment we walked through the door, it was magnificent - the decor was also jaw-droppingly spectacular.

We were extremely fortunate and got up-graded to two suites (no's 1 and 2) - which had breathtaking views over the Menai Strait. The attention to detail in each was outstanding. The circular bed was, in itself, something to behold! We also had a quick tour of the hotel, it's worth doing this as the make-over of the turrets are well worth seeing. When considering this hotel has undergone extensive and sympathetic renovation this year - what has been achieved is remarkable.

The dinner was delicious and the choice of wine list, extensive. Each one in our party of four thoroughly enjoyed every course. Should also add that the staff were wonderful, so very attentive.

Without a question, this is where we'll return when we next visit Bangor - brilliant value for money and a hidden gem .. Thanks to all for making us feel so at home.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Plas R, General Manager at Chateau Rhianfa, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Thank you for your review. We were happy to upgrade you and are
really pleased that you had a great stay with us. We hope that your
daughter will settle in at Bangor Uni and hope that her Phycology Degree
goes really well.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Plas Rhianfa very soon.
Thank you for your comments and review which have been passed on
to all the team.

Gerwyn Morgan
General Manager.
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Additional Information about Chateau Rhianfa

Address: Beaumaris, Menai Bridge LL59 5NS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Island of Anglesey > Menai Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Menai Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Chateau Rhianfa 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Château Rhianfa is an enchanting Grade II* listed Victorian home, modelled on the 16th-century French Renaissance château of Chenonceau, that stands amidst spectacular gardens on the Island of Anglesey with commanding views over the Menai Strait and towering peaks of Snowdonia. Close to the picture-postcard village of Beaumaris and just 12 miles from Snowdonia Park.A private home until 1955, the Château Rhianfa estate has undergone an extensive revamp in recent months, to both the house itself and surrounding grounds that comprise four acres and quayside. The Grand Hall, wood-panelled sitting rooms, Music Room, Drawing Room and Dining Room have all been carefully refurbished complete with Lady Sarah Hay-Williams' meticulously renovated painted ceilings. The opulent 42-foot Banqueting Hall at Château Rhianfa is a superb setting for lavish events with wooden flooring, panelled walls and breathtaking views of the Menai Strait that are sure to impress. Elsewhere, wine cellars and tasting rooms, vaulted spa rooms, a games room and lounge bar, as well as a private beach and tennis court are all available.The whole house has the feel of a regal hideaway making it an ideal location for weddings, business conferences, events, or your next product launch.There are also a number of cottages in the grounds, luxuriously furnished and available for hire on a self-catering basis. ... more   less 
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