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“Highly overpriced”
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Ty Gwyn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Small dark rooms with uncomfortable beds on a busy road with no footpath to the door. Very poor service when you could find anyone to ask for something. All this yet asking for first class hotel prices. I cannot understand why this hotel is rated no. 1 of 7 in this town.

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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This place has it all. Very quaint and cosy. First time I stayed I came back the week after! Great location, perfect for walking snow den! Rooms were very clean and comfortable and full of character.

As for the food, great wholesome, home cooked food, and very generous portions. Can highly recommend the shoulder of lamb and the kippers for breakfast were amazing. I don't think you can go far wrong with this place. Very friendly attentive staff. A place I will definitely be returning to!

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We visited Ty-Gwyn for an evening meal and what a fantastic experience it was. From the moment we walked it just had such a fantatsic ambiance and relaxed home from home feeling. The food and service were fantastic and as someone who has been visitng this area for the last 10 years this is the first time we had eaten here, and I can't believe how long it has taken us t find it. We were so impressed that Martin showed us around some of the rooms and they too looked very nice especially the four poster room which was excellent. We will definately be going back to stay for the full Ty Gwyn experience.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Simon V
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

After having a rat gnaw into our tent, we decided to stay at this inn, having eaten there the previous night. So you might think that anything would be a step up from that, but Ty Gwyn was more than merely an alternative to the campsite. The best thing about this place, notwithstanding the food, is its refusal to put convenience before character. The chairs you sit on for dinner may not all match, but they are comfortable and historic. Rooms are personal, with a different linen and colour scheme for each, and this was the first time I'd slept in a four poster: a superb night's sleep, undisturbed by road noises. The rooms are compact, a rather interesting reminder of the kinds of dimensions our ancestors were accustomed to call luxury. Perhaps it's also a reminder of their personal dimensions too...

Room Tip: Room 10 at the back was very pleasant.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

This is a really cool 375 year old inn with quirky rooms everywhere within the ediface. We found our room to be of adequate size and as we were coming from Canada, we probably had more luggage than the average traveller that was staying at the inn. The room and ensuite was very clean, nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable. The A5 was just outside our room, but it is not that busy after 11:00 pm and did not affect my sleep.

The breakfasts were fantastic and cooked to ones specification. The dinners were incredible, and after having our first meal which consisted of chicken liver pate, followed by lamb Wellington (both were incredibly delicious), we decided that we would eat all our dinners at the inn. The quality of the food is second to none, the food is locally sourced, the portions are generous and the cost of the food is reasonable.

If your visiting Betws-y-Coed, then theTy Gwyn is the place to stay and definately eat.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

I must admit I am staggered by this place being number 1 of 7 in Betws-y-Coed on TripAdvisor. I cannot begin to imagine what the other six are like.

Our room was tiny – only just enough space to get around the bed. The bathroom required contortions to negotiate the door. In the morning, we discovered that the shower drain was blocked and so the shower could not be used without causing a major flood. When I mentioned this on checking out, the reply was, “Oh yes, there is a problem with the shower in that room.” And, yes, road noise was a problem.

The high point was the nice, friendly service from the waitress at dinner. The crab bisque was good. The “Sheppards” (sic) pie and accompanying vegetables were OK in a micro-waved kind of way.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 11!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

The reviews about this hotel's food are spot-on - it is terrific. The rooms are also very clean and tidy (their housekeeper is doing a great job considering the age of the building). The downside is that the hotel is located directly on a major link road, and being several hundred years old, there is not a footpath between the front bedroom windows and the trucks whizzing by. We could not sleep, so had to depart earlier than we had planned to find a quieter hotel. This was a shame as the hotel had great character.

Room Tip: Maybe the rooms at the rear would be quieter.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ty Gwyn Hotel

Address: A5 Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0SG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range: $99 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ty Gwyn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seventeenth-century coaching inn in the heart of Snowdonia. Award-winning restaurant, full of charm and character, beamed ceilings and open fires. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ty Gwyn Betws y Coed
Hotel Ty Gwyn
Ty Gwyn Hotel Betws-y-Coed, Wales

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