Our party were five persons staying for three nights taking part in a walking competition, centred around Betwys, and had found this B&B through the comments made on Trip Advisor. We had wanted somewhere within easy walking distance of the town centre that would provide a good breakfast and clean accommodation with strong traditional B&B values.
In common with other reviewers, we were met by Jean and Graham on arrival, when we were shown the rooms and organised the arrangements for breakfast and packed lunches. We had booked three rooms (single, twin and twin en-suite) that were all on the first floor. The non en-suite rooms were served by a toilet/shower room. There are a further two rooms on the second floor, along with another toilet/shower room.
The rooms were very clean and well presented. There were generous supplies of tea/coffee/hot chocolate drinks to make in your room along with a small pack of biscuits and a kettle. There was more than enough storage space, with two chests of drawers, a wardrobe that had plenty of hangers. In the non-ensuite twin, a sink was in the corner with a vanity light, an armchair, alarm clock/radio, portable tv, reading light above each bed, a luxurious bathrobe, hand and bath towel per person.
For breakfast, there was orange juice > choice of cereals > full cooked breakfast, toast, with tea or a cafetiere of coffee. The full breakfast was cooked tomato, sausage, bacon, fried or scrambled egg, baked beans, mushrooms, fried bread, black pudding. The quality of the ingredients was excellent and not once during our stay was anything overcooked. Well done Graham!
We ordered packed lunches and these were also excellent and very generous portions. We were asked which type of filling we would prefer, we chose a mixture of ham, cheese and tuna. In the lunch bag there would be a sandwich (i.e. two slices of bread), carton of pure orange juice, packet of crisps, slice of fruit cake, chocolate bar and a piece of fruit. On the first day Graham made two sandwiches for each of us, he said he thought "we would need the energy". As it happened we were too exhausted to eat them all so reverted to one sandwich for the following days. However, I thought this typified the generosity of spirit in both Graham and Jean.
I would certainly recommend this B&B to practically anyone. Perhaps the only exception would be the type of person that prefers to watch Sky tv for a lot of their time. That would be a problem as there is no satellite signal in this area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small Victorian Guest House, in the village of Betws-y-coed within the Snowdonia National Park. with stunning views over the Afon (River) Llugwy. We have 4 Guest bedrooms (1 Double En-suite 1 Twin Room with Private Facilities, 1 Double Standard and 1 Single Standard these two rooms share a bathroom) with all usual facilities for your comfort. We are also able to offer our Guests Private Parking which is a premium in this area. We would like nothing better than to ensure your stay in this beautiful area is one not to be forgotten for all the right reasons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glan Llugwy Guest House Betws-y-Coed, Wales