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“Another magical experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Portmeirion
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6ER, Wales   |  
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7 hotel reviews
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“Another magical experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

This was our fifth visit to Portmeirion to celebrate my mums 70th birthday. We stayed in the Toll House which is a lovely property and the views from the double bedroom are spectacular. We were greeted by David on the gate who always welcomes you with a smile and was very helpful. We spent the first three days in the village relaxing outside the hotel with numerous pots of coffee and tea taking in the breath taking views. The staff in the village are very welcoming and attentive. Eating in the village is good the cafe under the Toll House does a good bacon bap and the Town Hall chef was helpful on two occasions making us bacon sandwiches. We ate in the hotel on mums birthday it was a very busy night due to some conference on but this didn't bother us and the service and food was still excellent. We also had afternoon tea in the hotel and the peach bellini is delicious... On our last night we ate in the Castle the food was delicious and the staff were very attentive and friendly. Some people don't get this quirky village for our family it is a very special place and would like to thank everyone at the village for another wonderful experience and look forward to our next stay.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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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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Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a wedding. We stayed in Dolphin i think the house was. It was a holiday I will always remember. Beautiful surroundings, amazing architecture, and was very fun to explore. I really really enjoyed it. I would go back again if I could afford it. Unfortunately it is a little bit pricey but it is an amazing experience!

  • 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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Luxembourg
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26 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

An amazing location but let down by poor standards of food service and basic hygiene.

E.g: drinks glasses picked up from above so the servers fingers are all around the rim of the glass. Menu covers were filthy and stained. Wine glasses with red wine stains. Cutlery with water marks and finger prints. Dining room chairs covered in detritus and stains. The Eero Aarnio chairs in the lobby needed a good vacuum and the plastic shrubs were covered in dust.

Food was "ok" to "fair", puddings were the best course.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed at the Portmeirion hotel in May. The weather was fantastic but what ever the weather this place would be hard to beat. The famous 'italian' village is all that you expect it to be, but the hotel is the real jewel in the crown. The view from our room was amazing, just fabulous and the service at the hotel was second to none. We had dinner there (make sure you book ahead) and it was some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted. One of our friends said about the dessert - 'I thought the food was great, but this pudding is stratospheric!' I think that about sums it up.
It's not a bargain getaway, but as a treat this is hard to beat - I have been raving to all my friends about how good this place is - save up and treat yourself - you deserve it!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Derbyshire
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The food and service is the best in the area. We had lunch at the Hotel. A very good choise on menu the atmosphere is very pleasant buy the sea . We tried to book for a evening meal but they were full. Recommend you book to eat at the hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SWANSEA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Unicorn is the big pink house on the hill in Portmeirion. We stayed there for three nights in February. A big plus is that you are able to park right outside your front door. The Unicorn is huge with a double bedroom ensuite and a twin bedroom ensuite. There's a large sitting room in the centre with squashy leather sofas. Plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc. There's also bottled water and sherry. There were only two of us so we had a bathroom each...what bliss. The toiletries are L'occitane. Nothing cheap and cheerful here ! The bath towels are huge and fluffy and snow white. The staff, as always are brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble for them. My especial thanks to the delightful young receptionist at the hotel who is endlessly patient with me. The first night we were there it was quite cold and the heating didn't come on. I phoned reception and quite literally within a few moments someone was there to sort it out. Portmeirion is a magical place and it comes into it's own when the day visitors have gone home and the lights come on in the village. If you can manage it please stay if only for one night. It's MAGIC.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Got a late booking at a very good rate. Turning up we were shown to our allocated parking space and taken to our suite. This is in one of the amazing Italian style buildings a few yards from the hotel. We were very impressed; the beautiful bedroom, the spacious sitting room and the nice warm bathroom were all to a high standard.The view out over the sea was worth what we paid for it.
The staff are mostly Welsh and many are of mature years; this is a positive advantage. They are helpful and knowledgeable with a sense of humour.
Food at the hotel is of a high standard. The complicated supplement system could be improved but the food quality more than makes up for this. The freshness of the ingredients shines through and it was hard to fault the presentation.
When we visited there was a doctor's conference of about 50 very noisy individuals. Our hearts rather sank when we went to eat. We need not have worried; the staff understood the problem and without being asked we were placed in the quiet conservatory. It was also noticeable that the service did not suffer with such a large number dining.
This is a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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: Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6ER, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Penrhyndeudraeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Penrhyndeudrae...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Portmeirion 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Portmeirion is a romantic seaside resort on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales. It was opened by Clough Williams-Ellis in 1926. Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit here in 1941. Patrick McGoohan filmed The Prisoner here in 1966-67. From 13-15 September 2013 Portmeirion will once again host Festival No6, a unique celebration of arts and music. Portmeirion is open every day all year and is suitable for all ages. ... more   less 
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