This hotel looked good from it's web site, with a good location for visiting Snowdon, and the promise of a really good restaurant.
Our welcome was good, even though we had arrived very early for check in (agreed in advance, so we could watch The Wedding in the lounge).
Our room had also been upgraded because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, which was a nice bonus. We were in the Garden room, which is large, and has a recently fitted bathroom. The bathroom is large, but does not have a bath - only a shower, but a nice large walk in shower, with double sinks. There is a dressing area outside the bathroom, and plenty of wardrobe space.
The bed is large - two singles bolted together. Room also has a sofa, and a very large LCD TV. There is also a private garden, which was nice.
We wandered around the grounds while we were waiting for our room to be ready - the main garden is nice and had been maintained. There was also a large kitchen garden, but this was neglected and looked unused, which was disappointing, as it would have been good for them to be using their own produce in the restaurant.
We had booked a dinner, bed and breakfast stay, so had the table d'hôte menu for dinner. There were four or five choices for each course along with an amuse bouche and a pre-dessert. Restaurant was run in a very formal way - which seemed out of character with the place (staff wore white gloves for serving food). In particular, the maître d’ seemed to be the one setting the tone here, and he was very impersonal.
The meal, overall, was very disappointing. The food was either unseasoned, or over seasoned, and was not very interesting - no better than home cooking. It could have been that Martin, the chef, was off that night, but, according to the web site, he has a team of talented chefs!
Breakfast the following morning was a fairly well cooked full breakfast, along with fresh fruits, cereals, pastries etc.
Overall, I think this place is trying to be much more than it is, charging higher prices than it should. Rooms are good, but not great, food is OK. Staff (of which there seems to be many - more than you would expect for a hotel this size) are mainly pleasant and friendly, with two exceptions - the maître d’, and a waitress that served our toast at breakfast who did not speak to us, even though we had said good morning to her.
Would stay here again if the prices were more in keeping with the quality of accomodation and food.
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