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Swallow Falls Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
London, United Kingdom
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“Great place, well placed”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Clean and tidy place well placed for a weekends hiking. A double room in the building at the back of the main building was great, with breakfast included ready for the day ahead.
The hotel is a short way from the centre of Betws y Coed itself but the pub in the hotel is friendly, serves great pub food, and is big enough to hold everyone is attendance when we stayed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We has a great time here early in the year. The room was on an offer so I thought we would treat ourselves as we visited the area the same time last year. The room we had was lovely, bright and warm with a clean bathroom. Although on the main road, you can hear the constant waterfalls situated just over the road along with birdsong in the morning. Breakfast was served at just the right time slots which meant we could get up a little later and have more of a relaxing stay. We had a nice,full welsh breakfast freshly cooked every morning. As we are members of the YHA we were surprised to find that the online prices to stay were actually more expensive than the hotel and having stayed there before (part of the same complex), much more basic accommodation. Lovely area, nice shops and Snowdon just a drive away. The lady on reception was friendly and interested. The pub meals were adequate but not brilliant. We were confused to find on the second night that it seemed as though our tv may have been messed with as a foreign tv station had mysteriously appeared! Towels were changed in bathroom during the day. Overall, friendly staff, nice room and view, would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the grand exterior of this impressive Victorian coaching inn. Inside is a budget hotel offering the very basics in comfort and service. Clean, functional and free wi-fi in the bar is a short list of positives.
The 'hotel' is part of a complex which includes a campsite and a youth hostel, so expect to share the bar in the evening with noisy student types drinking tap water and eating crisps. Breakfast is decent but eaten in a canteen rather than a restaurant and the staff will do their best to ignore you, probably in the hope that you will go away and stop bothering them.
All that said, I paid £40 for B&B and believe I got fair value for money. Just don't go there expecting anything more than a lowest common denominator UK catering experience.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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wirral
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Was a little disappointed that its not in the Centre of Betws y Coed but the village is only a 5 minute drive, and you are right opposite the falls which sounds lovely!. Our room was very clean, and we had a lovely 4 poster, bathroom adequate. Breakfast was ok, but I wouldnt personally chose to eat there purely based on the the decor in the dining area it just looks grubby/greasy, but as I said the bedroom was clean.
My top tip is most definately book a restaurant before you go out to eat we went out for dinner at 8:30pm on aThursday evening and couldnt get anywhere at all, they stop serving food from 8pm onwards, bizzare, very bizzare!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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manchester
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

had a lovely short stay the food on the 2 meals for £10 menu is excellent and filling after a day out exploring wales , value for money hotel, clean and very warm, our dog had a great time, the bar man worked very hard, the breakfast was too big for us , so had just egg and bacon on second day .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Tetney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A group of 14 stayed in the YHA accommodation for 2 nights as we were climbing Snowdon for 'Help the Heroes' Charity. It was really clean and the staff helpful. We ate both nights at the Hotel which was good value, the breakfast was good value also.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights in May and overall disappointed with our stay at this hotel, the website is quite misleading and unfortunately the hotel didn't live up to expectations.

Twin room was in the annex outbuilding rather than staying in the main hotel which wasn't made clear on booking over the Internet. Room was clean but very basic. Bedding was ok. Shower
temperature was hit and miss. No hair dryer in the room and wifi only worked in main hotel.

Breakfast was of noticeable poor quality, especially the sausages and bacon.

Would also add that whilst the barman friendly, we found that some of regulars were a little intimidating and smoking dope!!

Overall would have expected much better from a 4* hotel, but reasonable value given the price. Would stay somewhere else in future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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_Peter_Jones_61, Owner at Swallow Falls Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
This review contains incorrect and illegal allegations which have no foundation. We are not aware of any "dope smoking" inside or outside the property and would ask you to remove this review immediately as iti s highly defamatory. If the complainants had noticed this activity going on why where we not informed so appropriate action could be taken? Also our rating is clear on our website - 4* Inn (Visit Wales) - not hotel - many people do get confused by the rating system but they should have researched further. Our 2* hotel rating is also noted.
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Property: Swallow Falls Hotel
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0DW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Betws-y-Coed
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Hotel Class:3 star — Swallow Falls Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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