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The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Llanberis
Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

On arrival we were given our room key by the receptionist with no instructions to where the room was, we managed to find it in the rabbit warren of corridors. The room was of adequate size with large double bed well 2 singles pushed together. The bathroom had a strange smell. We we drew the curtains the dust on top of the curtains was clearly visible and we couldn't believe a cleaner could miss. The breakfast was plain and simple nothing special. The 3 course meal we had in the resturant was very nice and the highlight of our time in the hotel. Great location for visiting this area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

ok so hotel is in need of a of a make over, but for £54 the room was clean and very nicely decorated with good bedding, big bed and lovely bathroom. staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was not amazing but again it was fine for the money and hot breakfast is all cooked to order. only real dislike was the bar were we had dinner, food was much much better than we expected but I kept getting wafts of wet dog from the floor or seats and not been decorated since 1992 I think!
Defo would stay again though a good value for money. great location to walk to slate museum [free and so interesting] and railway to snowdon, £27 per person, but cheaper if you book the 9am train.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, your comments are valuable to us. The hotel is currently working through an in house programme of refurbishment and I hope that you see evidence of this on your next visit.
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dunedin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

As we set out to find our room in the maze on the second floor the movie 'The Shining' popped into both of our minds.

There were laundry bags everywhere and when we got to our room laundry bags were on both sides of our door. Inside the dated room they had clearly not luxed the floor, it was very dirty, also there was hair in the bathroom, sink, floor and shower.The radiator was also filthy.
At breakfast time we were seated in a lovely spot. We had to cook our own toast which either came out underdone or burnt. In this case you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, please accept my apologies for the shortcoming experienced in your bedroom, your comments have been discussed with the housekeeping team.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed two nights so that we could walk up Snowdon, it was perfect for this. The hotel is old and very large and looks tired. But for the price we paid it was good value, we had one, three course meal included and this was quite pleasant. The breakfast wasn't so good, I poured 2 glasses of orange juice from the urn and two black buts of mould dropped out! The urn was taken away and I believe cleaned or replaced. I also asked for poached eggs but returned these as they were cold and very runny ( no one asked how I would like them cooked). The bedroom and bathroom were fine and the bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, please accept my apologies for the shortcomings you experienced at breakfast, your review has been shared with the restaurant and kitchen teams.
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

As a child I used to only get a view of this hotel as we passed in the car on the family holiday to Caernarfon. 55 years later my wife and I now visit the hotel quite often and always enjoy our stay. The hotel is a lovely old building, the staff are all friendly and helpful, staff are mainly all local Welsh people (not Eastern Europeans - nothing wrong with EEs, I married my Polish wife 45 years ago, but many hotels these days employ only EEs! - if you're in Poland it's nice to be served by Poles, India by Indians, if in Wales it's nice if they are Welsh!), food is good (restaurant or bar), location is special, gardens are extensive and well kept, plenty of parking and prices are excellent (often no more than little B&Bs). Do not expect 5-star facilities and slickness...this is a brilliant 3-star hotel offering fantastic value.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

A two night stay at this Hotel recently viewing for a possible booking of a Naval Reunion for up to 70 guests later in 2014, showed us a Hotel that was totally lacking in atmosphere, a restaurant menu with very limited choice and, dry, tasteless food. More like a school hall than a three star restaurant. Food came all plated up. Staff were quite pleasant. Our room, very small, more like a single than a double, with a radiator that emitted sounds like a steam train running, a bathroom sink that was broken and a shower cubicle built for a very small, thin person. The barman liked to play 'hide and seek'. Spoke to a dutch couple staying there who were equally dissapointed. Lovely area - shame about the Hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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RVHSnowdonia, Manager at The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am disappointed to hear that the hotel did not meet your expectations, your comments have been discussed with the various teams within the hotel.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here at Easter as we had got a boat and hotel deal, the hotel looks lovely from the outside but was very disappointing inside, the reception area was lovely the staff were not overly friendly, but our room was dreadful, I don't know if it was because we were on a "deal" or not but we walked for ages down a long wooden corridor and the room was tiny, none of the photos on the hotel page looked anything like the room we got, it was very cold and you really felt isolated from the main hotel, and view from room window was overlooking coach car park, breakfast was just ok but the room felt and an nursing home the way the tables were arranged, the staff at breakfast were just not overly friendly either
We never felt we were made welcome.
Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia
Address: Llanberis near Caernarfon, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Llanberis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Llanberis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia is nestled at the foot of the spectacular Llanberis Pass under the shadow of Snowdon itself on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is set within 30 acres of gardens and woodland, cradled between Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris. This is an ideal location in the heartland of North Wales for a breathtaking and memorable stay. Rooms are spacious with all modern amenities. The Hotel offers three restaurants, bar, residents lounge, five meeting/conference rooms and ample car parking. ... more   less 
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Legacy Royal Victoria Hotel
Legacy Royal Victoria Llanberis
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