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Menai Bank Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire
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“Would happily stay again”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Very nice welcoming off the owner, explained everything we asked. Very helpful. Very clean, good value, couldn't fault it. Many thanks. Went outside and the owner came out around ten in the evening an asked I we would like cushions for the seats, that's good service that

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank Mark C
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thanks for the review. We liked the fact that you mentioned about the cushions...garden seats can be cool!! Hope we see you again.
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Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I booked here last minute (literally the night before!) for us and our little girl. Very accommodating and very reasonably priced which included breakfast.
On arrival we were greeted by Patrick who was very pleasant and friendly, very warm welcome. We stayed in room 10 on the top floor at the front of the hotel where we had a beautiful view of the strait and Anglesey. The room was well kept and very clean. The room was also separated almost into two so our daughter practically had a room of her own which was really handy as she wasn't disturbed by us watching tv when she had gone to bed.
Amenities are very close by with a supermarket and petrol station just across the road and the town centre only a short walk away.
Breakfast the next morning was a full English with extra portions available if required, cereal and toast also available, with tea coffee and orange juice. Breakfast was delicious, just enough to set us up for the day and also served with a smile and friendly conversation from Patrick.
I thoroughly recommend this hotel, it's clean, friendly and hugely accommodating, nothing is too much trouble! We will definitely revisit this hotel at some point in the future!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Gemma B
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for your review of the hotel and in particular the detail on Room 10 (Family Room). It's a unique layout! We look forward to your return visit.
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maldon essex
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Stayed for two nights in room 22 with great views over the Menai Strait to Anglesey(when it wasn't raining)
Very convenient for the town centre and the castle which are a few minutes walk away.
Huge comfy bed and huge windows.
Breakfast was very good and served promptly with a smile. Great to see black pudding on the menu which was very tasty. Excellent coffee machine with really delicious latte (I had rarely tried coffee but liked theirs)

Room Tip: Room 22. Big windows, huge bed, lovely views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
We never get tired of the view either...even in the rain. In Winter it has a magic of its own! Thanks for taking time out to review us and hopefully we will see you again.
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

...rocked up yesterday on spec and found two rooms b&b for £55 each, big beds, sizeable rooms, very friendly staff, particularly Patrick, who I had a fine conversation with at breakfast this morning, very helpful indeed. Breakfast was ok, it's a personal choice I know but I'd like to see back and sausage and black pudding and bread from local butchers and bakers, I know everyone has to turn a profit but I don't eat Morrisons produce at home and I know there's a Morrisons across the road... Wifi pretty good, a must these days, not really sure why there's a £1 charge for the form you have to fill in, I'd suggest absorbing that really...

Great location, 5 minute walk into town, minor grumbles as above but it's a great place to stay and would definitely do so again...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Dave N
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thanks for your review. For the record the Black Pudding we generally have is a Scottish Style recipe and Bacon and sausages (Butcher from Anglesey)usually come from our local Cash and Carry. Bread is also from a local bakery most mornings but yes we use Morrison's own bakery bread too as it's so convenient. From time to time we can get Clonakilty Black pudding which we think is the best in the world! Thanks for popping in on spec...pop in any time. Tip: If you have a favourite food for Breakfast please feel free to ask when booking or checking in. You never know we may just be able to get it.
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Have recently returned from our seventh short break at the Menai Bank. As always, we were made to feel welcome by Patrick, the proprietor, who had allocated us suitable rooms as requested for ourselves and my elderly mother in law. The hotel is well maintained and rooms are always clean. Breakfast is served in a nice airy room at the front of the hotel. There is a good choice of cereal, fruit and cooked food which is well presented. Vegetarian options are available.
Menai Bank is well situated just outside the town centre, ideally placed for the new gallery, shop and theatre complex.
We would recommend Menai Bank to anyone looking for a clean, friendly hotel, reasonably priced. We aim to return again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Many thanks for staying with us once again. We are particulary pleased when one of our regular customers takes the trouble and time to write a review. Thank you for taking that time and effort . We look forward to you staying with us next year again hopefully.
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stayed in July with a small group of golfers. Big room with great view over the straights. Parking a bit tight, but no real problem. Great breakfasts. Warm welcome from the lady & gent owners. Clean & tidy everywhere. Very pleasant walk into town along the harbour side - Anglesey Arms a great place for an early drink in the sun, then the Black Buoy for dinner & more refreshment. Would go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank danglefox
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
We are glad you and your golfing friends enjoyed your golf and your stay here for the week. As you now know Caernarfon has many lovely golf courses closeby and we hope your friends will consider us for their next outing based on your review. Golfers Tip: visit Gwynedd council website to see link to golf courses and attractions closeby.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I arrived on the 20th July 2012 and departed Monday 23rd July, This was a short break notice for my family as we where in need of some time off. On my arrival Patrick the hotel manager was very warm and welcoming, the hotel was clean and had a great location. My room was very spacious accommodating 2 adults and my son age 11. The room was also very clean and pretty much faultless. Breakfast the following morning was fantastic a variety for all, we all had continental followed by a full english where again Patrick is a fantastic host. Patrick made our stay what a fantastic manager/ Owner he is. The bar had a great deal of choice, My son enjoyed playing a few games of pool also. I would highly recommend this B&B due to the warmth & welcome , Cleanliness, great location, very spacious room. I will be returning here.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front fantastic sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Great reviews like this from families make it all worthwhile for us. We know taking families to a hotel can be stressful. We try our best to ease that pressure. We love to read that you will be returning. That does it for us! Thanks for a great review.
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Property: Menai Bank Hotel
Address: North Road | Gwynedd, Caernarfon LL55 1BD, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Caernarfon
#5 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
#6 Family Hotel in Caernarfon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Menai Bank Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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