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Victoria House B&B
Ranked #1 of 21 Caernarfon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at Victoria House for five nights mid-March in the middle of the cold snap. We had stayed for one night previously as part of our honeymoon and when we decided to go back to North Wales to celebrate our anniversary we just had to stay at Victoria House.
To be quite honest we've never stayed anywhere which has even come close to meeting Jan's high standards of service and hospitality.
She insisted on helping us with our luggage, and knowing it was our anniversary we had chocolates, sparkling wine and a lovely anniversary card waiting for us in our room. The rooms are beautifully and tastefully decorated with immaculate soft furnishings and furniture, and are thoughtfully appointed with everything you could wish for from toiletries to towelling robes.
We had ground coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water and jugs of fresh milk for our tea tray, which was renewed without fail every day. Everything was top quality and you were left feeling really well cared for, as if our comfort was the top priority.
When we were trying to arrange a trip up Snowdon Jan would kindly fill us in on weather conditions over breakfast, and was able to offer advice on things to do and places to eat in the evening.
We have stayed in top hotels that cannot boast this level of service and friendly but unobtrusive hospitality, and when visiting North Wales we will never stay anywhere else.
We would thoroughly recommend Victoria House to anyone visiting Caernarfon or the surrounding area- it really is the perfect base from which to explore the National Park and Anglesey- and a warm and welcome retreat in the evenings after a long day walking!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed at The Victoria House for one night on 8th March...it was truly fabulous! We had read the reviews on here so was very confident we had booked the right place, but even so we were still amazed upon arrival. Lovely location, inside the castle walls. We had a lovely warm welcome from Jan, shown to our beautiful room which we were blown away by! Once settled Jan brought up a glass of chilled wine for me and beer for hubby...a very welcome treat after the trip over! She then explained where everything was and recommended various places to eat. We decided on The Black Boy Inn just a 2 minute walk away and it was great! A very comfortable nights sleep after a relaxing soak in the lovely whirlpool bath. Huge king size bed, luxurious crisp white bedding and the most comfortable mattress i have ever slept on!! So much so i had a sneaky peak to see what make it was and pretty soon i shall be making a purchase!!! :-) The dining room was beautifully decorated and breakfast was delicious with plenty of choices.
I could go on forever but basically nobody could be disappointed with this B&B, a wonderful host, immaculate rooms, lovely location...you won't want to leave!
Thank you Jan, we will certainly be back, Jacqui & Paul.

Room Tip: We had room 5, large room with whirlpool bath! Gorgeous! We did see room 4 too which although was a...
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2  Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed for one night and was so sorry not to be able to stay for longer! £50 a night is such fantastic value for money for the wonderful warm service and quality and luxury of the room! The whirlpool bath, lovely toiletries, king size bed and amazing attention to detail including some posh chocolate powder to sprinkle on top of your hot chocolate! Wonderful. Jan is a wonderful host, bubbly and friendly but will give you your space if you need it! Will definitely be back if ever I stay in Caernarfon again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Since I began staying in Victoria House working in Caernarfon on business I have been raving to all of my friends. Jan and her mother are the friendliest hosts. I will definitely be staying there every time I work in Caernarfon. Working away from home can be very lonely but I was made so welcome it felt like a holiday. The rooms and amenities are fantastic and I don't think any other B & B could beat this one. Jan should go on four in a bed because she would be a winner in my view. Thanks Jan, hope to be returning in the near future. Julie Q

Room Tip: All rooms are great! Tp floor has a wonderful view of the sea.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Julie Q
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JVH8, Owner at Victoria House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

Hi Julie,

Wow, what lovely comments, thank you so much. Look forward to seeing you again soon when you're next in Caernarfon :-)

With best regards,

Jan

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I visited Caernarfon in March with my girlfriend and stayed in Victoria House. The condition of the rooms are excellent (same as in the pictures!) and I was very impressed with the cleanness and the loads of small details in the room (quality soaps, candles). The bath tub with the bubbles are amazing! Wide variety of breakfast served by the kind and very helpful landlord! To be honest, I expected much-much less for this price (£50 / night). I would choose it again!

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1  Thank Maximilian M
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JanBaker, Owner at Victoria House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

Hello Maximilian,

Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us & would return again if in the area.
Many thanks to you & Aroura for your feedback & your understanding when we had a problem
with the Saniflow in your room. All sorted now! Look forward to seeing you again some time in the
future.

With kind regards,

Jan

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Beautiful rooms, recommended by a colleague who won't stay anywhere else. My room, 3 was spacious, the bed was huge and really comfy, the bathroom had whirlpool bath and towels are big and soft, dressing gown hanging in the wardrobe, proper filter coffee and fridge in room. A really warm welcome from the owner who brought strawberries and a choice of drink to my room when I arrived. Good breakfast.
Would definitely stay again- in fact I may create work in Wales just so that I can!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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JVH8, Owner at Victoria House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Hello Victoria,

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're pleased to hear your experience was a positive one & we look forward to seeing you again some time in the future, whether for work or pleasure!

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Jan & team

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are looking for a B&B in Caernarfon look no further, the rooms are immaculate, Jan was a lovely host, providing complimentary drinks on arrival and was very helpful and friendly.
Victoria House is clean, warm, beautifully decorated, the towels were so nice I am going to try and buy some for our house! The whirlpool bath was a lovely way to relax after a long day exploring.
There was plenty of choice with the breakfast and all of the food and drink was top quality.
We were given a key by Jan so that we could have access to the top of the town walls, this was a great experience and also some great views too.
There is street parking outside the B&B and if that is full there is a car park just at the end of the road that always had spaces.
Thank you Jan for a lovely stay :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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JVH8, Owner at Victoria House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Hi Russell,

You're very welcome, thank you for your kind comments & taking the time to review your stay. We're glad to hear you and Sarah enjoyed your stay despite the freezing cold!

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Jan & team

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Additional Information about Victoria House B&B

Address: 13 Church Street, Caernarfon LL55 1SW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Caernarfon
Price Range: $105 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Victoria House B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victoria House is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1897. Originally built as part of The North Wales Teacher Training College it was later converted into a hotel. Now rated a 5 star B&B by the Wales Tourist Board it is centrally located in a quiet street within a few minutes walk of the town centre. Backing onto the castle walls, promenade & medieval bath tower, it offers 4 comfortable & elegantly furnished double en suite rooms & a large, airy lounge with French doors to court yard. Breakfast is served in a classic Victorian room with original wooden floorboards & oak dining furniture. 5 star food hygiene rating. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012. Featured in Lonely Planet Magazine 2011 "Britain's best places to stay". ... more   less 
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