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Royal Sportsman Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 2 hotels in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence
A very comfortable, 'home from home,' independently run, full-service quality hotel, the only hotel in Porthmadog. It has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales, 2 AA Rosette for its food and included in the Good Food Guide, using the best of local Welsh suppliers. Children are welcome and particularly pets in our courtyard rooms. Ground Floor rooms also available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle lock up, drying room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


Full view
75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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An ideal location - just a few minutes walk from the main rail station, the steam train station, restaurants and supermarket. Friendly and helpful reception staff. The small twin room on first floor was very clean and comfortable, including the shower/bathroom. Parts of the
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your very fair review. We are indeed convenient for public transport and the steam trains, and being in the high street, we have all the amenities that Porthmadog has to offer on our doorstep. We are delighted you found the room clean and comfortable and rest assured that we are working through all the rooms to give them a re-furb during our quieter times. We shall convey your comments to the waitress on breakfast duty at the time of your stay. They do work very hard when the hotel is full and are always attentive. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next plan a trip to Porthmadog.
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They offer everything a guest could wish for comfortable room, helpful friemdly staff, wonderful food , a warm welcoming atmosphere and single bed rooms. The breakfast was memorable for its choice and excellent service.
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a great review. Our single rooms are very popular as they are spacious and comfortable with no single supplement. Breakfast at the hotel is renowned for its choice - both from the continental buffet and the freshly cooked menu. We’re delighted you found it memorable.
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Four of us spent a Saturday evening in Gelert’s bar. Great service (from a guy who looks like Ali G) of a great range of hand-pull beers. Lots of locals here whom appear to be generally friendly. We’ll definitely come here again.
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks very much for your review. We are delighted you and your friends enjoyed your Saturday evening in our bar. We do have a great range of draught beers – many of which are brewed locally. Our regulars in the bar are very friendly and the Ali G lookalike who gave you great service would have been our Bar Manager! Do please come back when you’re next passing.
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We stayed here for my birthday treat from my wife. The first hotel we tried (queens) would not take the buyagift voucher as it was 'high season' April.....so not impressed! Spoke to the Sportsman and they were very helpful! Arrived after a long drive , the room was warm clean
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We do try to be helpful and accommodating wherever possible. We’re delighted you enjoyed the bar, with our wide selection of draught beers and lagers as well as our speciality gins. Our bar menu is the same as the restaurant so you were able to enjoy the same choices even though there was a function in the dining room. We hope to see you again when you’re next in our neck of the woods.
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We 3 (couple & dog) had a wonderful 4 night stay. Start of a Welsh adventure. Great welcome, wonderfull Staff, quality food, comfortable room, fantastic Purple Moose beer. Stayed as it was a great base to explore from, but totally fell in love with Porthmadog too. Sad to leave,
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your glowing review. It was a pleasure having you to stay with us and you certainly enjoyed all that our hotel has to offer, including the ideal location to explore from. We look forward to seeing all three of you when you return to Porthmadog.
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$117 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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