I am traveling North Wales by myself with out a car, and found that Cartref Guest House a wonderfully accessible place to stay. Just a five minute walk from the bus dropoff point from Bangor, inside the town walls Cartref offer a great base to explore Caernarvon. It is an easy walk to the castle and waterfront, with lots of streets to explore.
Roger and Mary are wonderful hosts, even allowing me to check in early when my trip did not take as long as predicted. The single room was comfortable and the bed a nice size. It is clean and modernly decorated. They have everything you could need from biscuits to robes. The shared bathroom used for the single room was close by (across the landing) and only to be shared with one other room. (The rest have ensuites I believe) It was also immaculate and clearly cleaned every day. You do have your own sink in your room however, which comes in handy for brushing your teeth. The one downside was that the walls are a bit thin and guest next door can sometimes be heard, as well as the water pump system, but this doesn't impact sleep as there is little activity after 11pm.
The breakfast was delicious and well cooked. There were lots of options, from a full cooked breakfast to a fruit plate. They also had cereal and juice which you could serve yourself. The service was quick and friendly run by Roger and Mary themselves.
The host and incredibly nice and have great local knowledge, even tried to teach me a bit of Welsh!
This place is great value for money, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would recommend this place to anyone heading that way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cartref Guesthouse is a lovely Georgian house with a wonderful atmosphere in a location that is steeped in history and convenient for all the town's amnesties and local attractions. Roger and Mary bid their guests a hearty welcome to their home and are happy to provide for all guests needs. Being excellent cooks they provide a 5 course breakfast that is exceptional and for which they use only the best of local food. Their home made vegetarian sausage and potato cake is a great hit with guests and they provide both breakfasts and evening meals for any special diet, all home cooked. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cartref Guest House Caernarfon, Wales