I knew this was going to be a relaxing stay from the minute I walked through the doors. We ordered tea, which arrived in heavy old silver pots and sat looking out over the beautiful beach. The hotel is strange in some ways - lots of 'la troisieme age', with a good sprinkling of children and everyone in between, but everyone staying there is just so nice and friendly and tolerant of each other that it totally works and even if there is the odd blip it doesn't matter because this hotel has somehow nailed the family vibe down to a tee.
The staff are all very friendly and efficient. The room rates are great value on a DBB basis. It is an old family business and feels like one. The children are welcomed, they loved the freedom of the playroom. There wasn't even much for them to do in there but they loved going on their own and meeting other children. Grandparents can contentedly snooze in the several lounges. The food is fine, even if it wasn't spectacular, it is good enough, and they always managed to deliver the crispy bacon I like in the morning, that so many hotels seem unable to do.
The setting is glorious. The pool fine [not enough seating for adults watching kids though].
Our room was cramped but I was with my 3 children so they probably made most of the clutter themselves and we all loved the in-room biscuits every morning!
I have only two complaints about this hotel - guys - you need to sort out the wifi. We are living in a digital age and I like to go online. This is not my failing. I just like to! I want to look for attractions nearby and road distance and the weather and the history of the area and all sorts and I don't want to go and sit in one small corner of the bar to do so.
Secondly, how many times did I see older guests queuing for the one slow lift to arrive and when it eventually arrived a staff member pushing a trolley would exit the lift. You need another lift, a faster lift. Your clientele staying on the upper floors deserve another lift.
Other than those two gripes, we had a wonderful relaxing four days at this quite lovely hotel. Thank you Tref.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is perfectly-positioned between the Snowdonian mountains and the Cambrian coast, just outside the pretty seaside village of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi in traditional Welsh). With panoramic sea views, the Trefeddian Hotel's accommodation is the perfect place to enjoy crisp mornings and sun speckled afternoons. Each of our 59 hotel bedrooms and three self-catering units are well equipped with all the modern comforts you need to feel right at home. We have a range of sea view and hill view bedrooms, with a lift to all floors. Quietly charming and traditional, the Trefeddian Hotel has been passed down the generations of the Cave-Browne-Cave family who firmly believe in 'good old-fashioned hospitality'. Nothing is too much trouble, just let us know any special requirements, we will do our very best to meet them. Being an award winning family friendly hotel, the Trefeddian is the ideal place for a family holiday in Wales, there is just so much to do, rain or shine! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Trefeddian Hotel Aberdovey
- Trefeddian Hotel Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), North Wales