We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“tranquilty & friendliness...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolgadfa

Dolgadfa
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Bala
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Dolgadfa
Trafalgar Street | Llandderfel, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7RE, Wales   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #15 of 25 Bala B&B and Inns
derby, derbyshire
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“tranquilty & friendliness...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

My partner & I have just had a 5 night stay at this quiet & secluded B & B near Bala in Wales. It was a rush decision to go but fortunately Lou Robertson the owner managed to fit us in at short notice in her farmhouse residence that had once been a barn but is now a magnificent cosy place to hide away from the rat race our world is now.
It would take a long time to find somewhere as delightful as this again so maybe we'll be back next year eh Lou???
The secluded residence was all we could hope for & more, a short walk to the river Dee or an equally short walk to the forest behind the farmhouse was but 2 things to do. At dusk, if you were quiet & patient you could watch the otters play under the bridge or the fish rise in the river, maybe even take your rod & have a spot of fishing even yourself?
The access to this idilic spot is down a narrow lane but the locals are few & far apart so having to get out of the way was no problem with the exception of the pheasants who seem to think they rule the road lol!
In the vicinity are a couple of excellent eating houses & more can be found nearby in Bala itself.
As for friendliness & good wholesome breakfasts, well I cannot say more than excellent & Lou puts herself out to advise on places to go & see etc & has a mass of information on most activities etc in the area plus more besides.
So if you are looking for a quiet retreat etc then you could do a lot lot worse than stay with Lou & john at their family run B & B!
ps next time we may come on my motorcycle ok? Peter

  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

4 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    3
    0
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
2
2
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Richmond, Surrey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

My husband and I had never been to Wales before. I did a lot of research and found Alastair Sawday's book very useful. This Bed and Breakfast lived up to its book review.

It is in a pefect location for exploring Snowdonia. There is so much to do around the area, and we ran out of time! But you must make time for a trip up Snowdonia itself (train up, walk down is about as much as we could muster!!) and we took a drive to the quirky Italian village of Portmerion. You have to also sample the fantastic steaks at the Plas-Yn-Dre in Bala, and visit Betws y Coed for a bit of shopping (also lovely restaurant here called The Royal Oak Grill Bisto Betws y Coed - we almost didnt go in here and nealy missed out on the amazing carvery!).

I need to mention Lou, who runs the B&B, she is a fantastic host. Her breakfasts are superb, fresh farm delivered eggs and meats, a range of cereals, jams and preserves. The bedrooms are so pretty, clean and comfortable. Every day we had a fresh tray by our bedside with tea, coffee, herbal teas and shortbreads. The living room is cozy, with magazines and books and a fireplace. Lou is full of local knowledge and readily available for questions should you need to ask. There are plenty of guide books and maps so dont worry if you come unprepared. We had a fantastic time - thank you!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Dolgadfa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dolgadfa

Address: Trafalgar Street | Llandderfel, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7RE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Bala
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Bala
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dolgadfa sleeps 12 in the beautiful Dee valley. Self catering accomodation 4 miles from Bala/Snowdonia North Wales.Fishing available on own private beat, private parking, privacy and isolation. Mecca for walking, whitewater rafting, outdoor persuits and the countryside. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dolgadfa Bala, Wales

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dolgadfa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Dolgadfa to your Saves list