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Maes-y-Garth
Ranked #5 of 47 Betws-y-Coed B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2009

Just returned from a wonderful 4-night stay at Maes-y-Garth run by Rose and Steve and could easily have stayed longer.
We were met at Betws railway station by Rose and taken home to a very welcome cup of tea and slice of sponge cake. Our hosts were very kind and informative about the area throughout our stay and offered help in all sorts of day-to-day practicalities.
The breakfast room and spacious lounge, which are on a raised level, have stunning views over the beautifully kept garden and the Snowdonia landscape. There are three guest rooms which were always occupied, but peace and quiet prevailed at all times.
The rooms are very clean and comfortable with extra thought given to those things you often forget about (hairdryer and even a sewing-kit (!).
Breakfasts were abundant and excellent: either traditional bacon, sausage and egg or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, all top quality. You just have to tell Rose the day before which you prefer. On the buffet you also have a choice of juice, fresh fruit, cereal and Welsh cakes which, for those used to continental breakfasts as we are, might be enough.
It's a short and pleasant walk over a public footpath through a field and over a charming wooden bridge to the village (10 min at the very outside). This is perfectly easy so long as you remember to take one of the torches provided and are careful crossing the one main road separating the house from the village. It's not especially busy but the cars do drive fast.
There is loads to see and do in the area and providing you plan your day to a minimum, getting around by public transport is perfectly easy if you don't go with a car as we didn't (Rose thoughtfully gave us timetables). During the three days there, we were able to go to Llandudno, Conwy, Portmeirion and Llanberis. But if you plan on taking the train up Mount Snowdon, it's definitely a good idea to book the day before. Otherwise you could well find long queues of people who've turned up on the day having waited for the right weather and who then get allocated a time slot much later on in the day. It's a fab place for all types of walking, from easy to hard, even if you just stay in the Betws area.
All in all, if we return, as we hope too, we'll definitely go back to Maes-y-Garth without looking elsewhere....

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2009

This is the second time this year we have stayed at Maes-y-Garth we just had to go again. A great place to stay. Fantastic room and great food. Rose and Steve are a great couple and they made us very welcome. Beautiful views. We will be going back again soon............... can't wait................

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

My partner and I were made very welcome by Rose, who showed us into our very well appointed room, gave us good advice about places to visit and eat etc. in Betws-y-Coed, just a short walk away (via footpath over fields). The breakfasts were excellent, and the whole place is top quality...
We used Maes-y-Garth as a base for visiting Bodnant Garden and Portmeirion - it's ideally situated for such trips.
Rose and Steve have definitely got it exactly right, I can thoroughly recommend Maes-y-Garth as a brilliant place to stay...

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Zaph0d_B
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

An excellent location with stunning views from the upstairs balcony. The bedrooms were very well appointed and comfortable. There was a very warm welcome on our arrival with refreshments provided. The breakfasts were delicious, and the bacon was particularly tasty. Situated a short walk outside of Betws-Y-Coed, which helped walk off the breakfast. Plenty of restaurants in the village for an evening meal. We would certainly return to this hotel in the future, perhaps for a longer break, as there is so much to see and do in the area, paricularly if you are a keen walker.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2009

If you're looking for a biker friendly B&B, this is the place to stay in Betws-y-coed. The owners Rose and Steve are bikers themselves so very biker friendly. Car drivers also will be assured of an equally warm welcome.

Having spent most of the day in pouring rain, I was welcomed by a warm and friendly host with a cup of coffee and homemade welsh cakes. Space was available in the garage to park the bike and there was an offer from Rose to help dry out my gear. Much appreciated.

The house itself is set in a lovely location, no more than 10 minutes by path, across the fields and river, to the town centre of Betws-y-coed.

This is 4* accomodation, unlike I've encountered in a B&B before. The room was spotless and came with the niceties you'd expect of a hotel, i.e. tea/coffee making facilities, with a variety of teas/coffee/hot chocolate, biscuits, bottled water and that extra little touch, the choccy! Toiletries were also above the norm provided by most B&Bs I've visited. A wi-fi connection would have topped it off.

Another nice and much appreciated touch from Rose, was the offer of an early breakfast, to suite my early departure. The cooked english breakfast was plentiful and well prepared.

All in all the stay was very nice and I can't stress enough how welcome Rose and Steve make you feel. The extra little touches make you feel so much more welcome and not just another punter through the door! I would strongly recommend (and already have) a stay in this B&B if you are looking for a night or more in Betws-y-coed.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

A great place to stay with a warm welcome and excellent facilities. Very homely and a dry place to store the bike overnight - thanks Steve. Really good breakfast and friendly.

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Reviewed July 20, 2009

Maes-y-garth was an excellent choice for our 5 day break. It was our first visit, but the welcome we received was warm and friendly. The location could not have been better for both walking and driving and the breakfast was amble and varied, if required.
We throughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly return for another holiday.

Thanks Rose

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Llanrwst Rd, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0HD, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range: $104 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Maes-y-Garth 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at Maes-y-Garth 5* guest house, a beautiful alpine style house set on the lower slopes of Mount Garmon. Stunning views of Gwydyr forest and Betws-y-Coed. Come and relax and let us take care of you. Make our home your home and be treated like part of the family. Walkers, climbers, bikers or just sight seeing you all welcome here. ... more   less 
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