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“Cute classic hotel”
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Menai Bank Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Cute classic hotel”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Such friendly service and situated perfectly in Caernarfon. Very comfortable rooms with every necessity, delicious breakfast in the morning, and just the nicest people running the place - perfect balance of attentive-ness and letting you get on with your holiday.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Many thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we see you again.
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I stayed at the Menai Bank for 3 nights last weekend and I do not have one bad thing to say about the place. It's easy to find and extremely close to town (in fact, it was so windy I think I flew into town in under 5mins!). Patrick was brilliant, from the minute we arrived until the minute he waved us off - nothing was too much trouble for him at all and he made us feel so very welcome.

Breakfast was lovely - there is everything you could possibly ask for and Patrick makes a mean fry-up. There is tea and coffee (and lovely little biscuits) in the rooms. The bar is well stocked and open until the wee smalI hours. I cannot fault the hotel at all and if I'm ever in Caernafon again then I will be heading straight back here to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Kath J
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope your review will encourage others to choose us when trying to decide where to stay. We look forward to seeing you again hopefully.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at the Menai Bank Hotel for one night over the bank holiday weekend and found it an excellent choice. It is well situated next to the Menai Straight within 10 minute walk of the city centre. The rooms were clean well appointed and for the price really good value for money.
Parking is around the back and there is a cosy pub on the premises.
Breakfast is very adequate served in a lovely dining room and we couldn't have wished for a better host and owner in the guise of Patrick the Irishman who left his native country to help run Wales. Good on you Patrick may you go from strength to strength.

Room Tip: The back rooms are quieter but the front rooms are bigger and have the view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank chrishj
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
That you for rating your experience at our hotel. We hope others will too based on your recommendations. We look forward perhaps to seeing you sometime soon again.
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends and we had the best stay! Our hosts were very accommodating and friendly, and the hotel overlooks the water into Anglesey! Very beautiful! Breakfast was really good - every morning we had a simple breakfast laid out in the dining room, but were always asked if we wanted anything else cooked to order from the kitchen, like eggs or bacon. The hotel's in a great location across the street from the grocery store and a short walk to the castle or downtown for a bite to eat for dinner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank EmilyRose92
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Delighted you and your friends enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back soon :-)
Thanks for taking time out to write a review.
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Pasadena, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Menai Bank Hotel was comfortable, clean, friendly and served an excellent breakfast. We only stayed one night and wish it was longer. Loved the big windows with table and chairs to still and watch the water.

Room Tip: Room #22 has a great view of the water.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank katbean
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you very much. Yes we love the view too especially the sunsets over the water,- also visible from the Resident's Lounge and the Terrace. Thanks again for the kind comments.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We only stayed overnight at the Menai Bank Hotel but we found it to be clean and comfortable with friendly staff. Nice views over the Menai Straight from the dining room and the breakfast was very nice with plenty of choice.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Mark H
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we'll see you again.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed here for one night March 27th 2013. Received a very pleasant welcome, 2nd floor room was warm, comfortable and had a good view of Menai Straits (and Morrison's Supermarket). Slightly disappointed that bar was not going to be open but no major problem. No evening meal available however The Harbour (Yr Harbwr), just over the road in the Victoria Docks complex served reasonable food.
Car park was rather worrying, rather tight and I immagine if the snow had settled it might have proved a little difficult to get out of. However was absolutely fine as didn't fill up and snow didn't settle.
The only tiny quible I have was the thin, cheap, orange toilet paper in an otherwise decent en suite bathroom!
Breakfast was excellent and plentiful and the coffee was very good.
Access to Caernarfon town centre was very good, five to ten minutes by foot.
Thanks for a very comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Room 9 has a very nice view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank ruthhuston
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PIPCaernarfon, Owner at Menai Bank Hotel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Good news. No more cheap orange loo paper - just nice soft quality tissue. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. For future reference there's a Bell at Reception to summon service at the bar or reception.Cheers :-)
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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 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
#5 Romantic 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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