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Princes Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trefriw
Merseyside
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Better than ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great location for walking in Snowdonia.
The food in the Hotel is probably amongst the best in the UK.
The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful.
We have been many times and so have most of the people we meet there.

Room Tip: All rooms have stunning views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PaulGillsthelens
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Kingswinford
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

We have been visiting the Princes Arms for a number of years. It is in a picturesque position overlooking the River Conwy in Snowdonia. The bedrooms are comfortable and have recently been refurbished. Lindsay and Ann are excellent hosts; the food is very good value and is well prepared. Nothing is too much trouble. All the main attractions of North Wales are within easy reach, be they on the coast or in the forest. There are plenty of walks in the local area to burn off the additional calories.

Room Tip: All rooms face the river, however rooms 2 and 3 are slightly larger and have more light.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David S
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We took our elderly parents here for sunday lunch and it was lovely one of the best sunday roast i have had for a long time !!
The roast Beef was so succalant and tender and the yorkie was massive and tasty, the staff were very friendly and good,
Very good value for money and my parents had a lovely treat, the views are so lovely up there we will definately will be calling again to the Princes

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eirlysbach
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PWLLHELI
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49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

Situated in the Conwy Valley near Llanrwst, this hotel overlooks the river Conwy and benefits from great views to the front of the premises. From the moment I arrived, for my one night stay, nothing was too much trouble for Lyndsey and his staff. There is a really great Welsh welcome to be found on this hillside. A blazing fire in the lounge hit the right note on a prematurely dark and dismal evening. I joined some friends for dinner and we had a great time together in the dinning room. The food was most enjoyable, well cooked and arriving hot to the table. We tucked in with relish. Once again the staff went out of the way to ensure we had a good time. A well stocked bar was utilised to mark the end of a delightful evening. My room, in addition to a good bed, had the benefit of both bath and shower, making for both a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The television was large and could be viewed from the bed - without straining my eyes! The breakfast choices were extensive from the "full hit" of a massive Welsh breakfast to much simpler fayre. Parking is adjacent to the hotel and is very convenient for guests. This is a good location for those who would like to explore both the coast and Snowdonia. Enjoyed it so much I will return!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view - most do look to the front
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cyffyllog
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

The Princes Arms is situated overlooking the River Conwy on the back road between Llanwrst and Conwy.

Mine hosts Ann and Lindsay Gordon have run the establishment for almost a quarter of a century and are now adopted Welsh folk - although both cling strongly to their roots in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-on-Tweed.

The food, prepared by Ann and her kitchen staff is simply divine and well worth a visit if only to dine.

A stay is highlyrecommended though and you will enjoy the superb facilities and wonderful walks in and around the area which borders Snowdonia and is only a short car journey from Snowdon itself.

For the beach lovers the island of Anglesey is less than an hour away and the North Wales coast with Llandudno and Conwy the nearest points even closer.

See you there soon!

Steve Bott, freelance journalist

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Steve B
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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

We visited the hotel in August for my partners birthday and was glad we had.

The room was great, views wonderful and the staff friend;y. The food in the restauraunt was fantistic, amongst the best I have ever tasted (and I have worked in a top London hotel)).

In fact, we liked the food so much that when we got the chance to move we made sure that it was close enough to the Princes Arms that we could visit it once a month for an evening meal. If you do visit here I recommend the steak and Kindey pudding and the bread and butter pudding - my partner recomends the duck starter, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JMitchell56
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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

Booked into Princes Arms Hotel to enjoy a weekend in North Wales. Staff were welcoming when we first arrived and throughout the stay.
Our room was spacious and very clean with a good firm new bed
We enjoyed a superb 3 course meal with good wine in the evening and after a very comfortable night had a great breakfast.
We left our cars at the hotel on the Sunday and did a 9 mile walk around the area. In the village is a notice board with a wide variety of trails in the area that are all well way marked - take a map if you are going a long way still.
The Hotel provided us with a packed lunch for the walk and afternoon tea before stting off home.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vicki42
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Property: Princes Arms Hotel
Address: Trefriw, Snowdonia National Park LL27 0JP, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Trefriw
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trefriw
Hotel Class:3 star — Princes Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This haven of natural beauty is renowned for its exceptional setting and its quality of cuisine.It forms an excellent base from which to explore the stunning Snowdonia countryside.[Situated near Betws Y Coed].With the gently meandering river Conwy to the fore and the lakes of Snowdonia behind, there are few settings lovelier than the Princes Arms Hotel in the picturesque village of Trefriw.Wake up to sunrise over the Conwy valley or sleep on in the quiet comfort of your room, but bear in mind our breakfasts are exceptional!Simply step out of the door onto riverside walks and forestry tracks leading to views that will take your breath away.Alternatively, take a short drive and you are at the foot of Snowdon, shopping in Betws-y-coed or marveling at the stunning Bodnant Gardens.The Conwy valley and surrounding countryside is a region of great beauty and history. Whether it is sightseeing, walking, fishing or golfing, the list of attractions within striking distance are endless. ... more   less 
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