We have just stayed here in room number one for four nights whilst visiting the area and I must say that overall we were dissapointed with the accommodation considering the cost etc.. Whilst the room was very spacious with good clean linen with great original features and furniture, the decor was very tired and needed a good dose of TLC and a clean. The sort of things that let it down were spiders and cobwebs around the ceiling cornices, the edge of the carpets and bathroom floor were very dusty, the fittings in the bathroom (toilet seat/sink) did not fit, two downlighters in the bathroom were not working, light pull broken etc., etc. There was a smell of damp as you walked up the back stairs which pervaded the place, there was a smell of urine as you walked in the back door from the public toilets and an overall smell of cooking fat from the kitchen at the back of the premises. The breakfasts were OK but we had to wait a while until someone was around to serve us however the one evening meal that we had was very tasty and good value and each evening there were a lot of diners in the pub so it must have a good reputation for this locally. This is probably coming over a a bit of a mixed review but I am trying to be fair - we didn't look forward to getting back to the room in the evening because it wasn't the type of room that you wanted to spend much time in but the place has many positive points and in our opinion probably now needs some time and effort spent on it to bring it back to the standard that we can imangine that it was when it was originally converted. To be completely fair, my husband did mention some of these issues when we checked out and the manager said that we should have said something before and they would have rectified (lights etc.) ... however, most of this would take more than a quick fix paticularly the decor. If you want somewhere basic to sleep with clean linen and good value food, then this is for you but for anything more, you need to look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Oakeley Arms, a beautiful Historic Welsh Inn set in the Snowdonia National Park.Situated in the pretty village of Maentwrog and surrounded by the lush green hills of the Vale of Ffestiniog in the heart of Snowdonia, the Oakeley Arms is the perfect base for a holiday in North Wales... Pets are welcomed in the Self Catering Cottages but we do not allow pets in the Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oakeley Arms Hotel Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales