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Glyn Isa Country House
Ranked #2 of 4 Rowen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
shropshirelas
1 review
“A beautiful retreat!”
Reviewed July 14, 2011

Not long returned home from a wonderful break away to North Wales, made special by Glyn Is Country House. Very well looked after and spectacularly presented, Glyn Isa Country House is perfect for a well deserved relaxing break. Owner Liz is very welcoming and friendly and went out of her way to make sure we made the most of our stay. As for the location....spectacular!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stoke on Trent
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

We booked in at the Glyn Isa for one night as we fancied a night away and decided to visit nearby Conwy.

We wanted something a little off the beaten track and this hotel really is, but its not difficult to find as long as you take the time to get a map/directions.

Lovely welcome when we arrived and we were made to feel at home straightaway, our room (The Captains room) was fantastic with a very nice 4-poster and plenty of room. Breakfast was all good, i went for cereal and there was plenty of choice with Claire having a full english which she thoroughly enjoyed (although i nicked her fried bread, ha).

If you are looking for a hotel as a base for venturing into the North Wales coast this is exactly what you'd need, its close enugh to everywhere you'd want to see and you get treated like a guest rather than just a customer. Its not licensed, but that just means you can buy your own drink and have it in the lounge (and there are a couple of bars within a mile, the Groesse Inn is the better bet i reckon).

Wonderful hotel and we had a great one night stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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BRISTOL
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

Over 3 nights, Glyn Isa offered us perfect accommodation and a perfect location. The house is beautifully furnished to match the period of the property and provided us with a relaxing and homely atmosphere. Elizabeth provided excellent hospitality and provided good advice on the local activities and facilities.The breakfast was very good and substantial.
In the area we completed the walk around the two lakes, visited Bettws Y Coed and spent an evening at the theatre in Llandudno (King Lear with Derek Jacobi). There seemed to be plenty of places locally for evening meals --- The Groes Inn was particularly good for food with its own unique real ale.
We highly recommend both Glyn Isa and the locality.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2010

Glyn Isa could be described as a lovely B&B - Full of antiques, lovely decor and really peaceful. The hosts were nice people, very welcoming and helpful. The breakfast the next day was excellent.
However on our visit, our room was not cleaned properly. The television and area surrounding it was thick with dust. Also next to the bed, the window sill and in the ensuite.
We were very disappointed. At the sort of prices being charged, it was hard to understand how this could have been overlooked. Especially as we were personally shown to the room by the owner.
If it had been a hotel I'd have definitely complained. But because it was the couple's own house, I couldn't bring myself to say anything.
Based on the other glowing reviews, I can only assume that this was a one off and we were unlucky. It would have been the perfect break otherwise.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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merlin27Conwy, Owner at Glyn Isa Country House, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
This is a very old house. You can dust it in the morning...which we do every day and by evening it will be dusty again, . We try our best, you should have let me know rather than posting a comment. .
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Cheshire
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

A wonderful place for a romantic break. The hostess was very attentive though discreet, making us feel more like house guests. The room was as in the website photo, charming and cosy without being twee.The breakfasts were tasty and freshly cooked, room cleanliness was of a high standard contributing to make the stay delightful.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

We booked late and we had only one room available, Dollys Chamber but this proved to be a room full of real olde world charm. The hosts Liz and Darren are fantastic and you do not feel like paying guests but more like friends. Breakfast is good albeit at 08.30 it may not suit those looking for an early getaway.

The house is fantastic and the website should be viewed as it gives a very good impression and what you see is what you get. How brilliant to have photosthat reflect the true nature of the accomodation.

Overall I would highly recommend this venue.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Park City, Utah
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Reviewed May 27, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights while touring North Wales last week. The house is beautiful and is full of so much character from another age. The location is perfect, being just outside of the city of Conwy in the middle of the countryside. It's extremely quiet and peaceful, set back from the street. The owners, Elizabeth and Darren couldn't be nicer and are at the ready to be of service. We loved our room, the bed was very comfortable, the linens nice, good reading lamps, and we had plenty of room for our things.. My only problem was that there was absolutely no water pressure in the bathroom. Truly. We got on alright, and I never said anything, because I realize sometimes with old houses comes old plumbing...but when there is only a trickle that comes out of the shower, as well as the sink faucet, it gets a bit frustrating! It wouldn't prevent me from returning - I would just ask for a different room - that hopefully didn't have the same problem! One thing that I loved - every morning the ducks from the pond next door would literally come up to the front door of the house and ask to be fed! It was a riot. All in all, a great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glyn Isa Country House
Address: Rowen | Conwy, Rowen, Snowdonia National Park LL32 8TP, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Rowen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Rowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glyn Isa 17th Century Country House dates back to 1626 and is set in 10 acres of gardens and land at the foothills of the Conwy mountains just over 3 miles from the medieval walled town of Conwy in Snowdonia National Park. This is our own home and we personally offer our guests graceful accommodation and hearty Welsh breakfast accompanied by a very warm welcome. We are well positioned so that you can take advantage of all this magnificent area has to offer. All our rooms have an en suite bathroom, king size double beds, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, free to air satellite channels, complimentary toiletries, iron and hairdryer. We have a lovely guest lounge and although we are not licensed, you may take your drinks in there and sit by a roaring log fire after a long day's sightseeing. Sorry, no children or pets. ... more   less 
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