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“A Wonderful Escape!! Like going back in time...”
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Porth Tocyn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bwlchtocyn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Delicious food, lovely people and warm and friendly atmosphere! Bliss! Staying with the Fletcher-Brewer's - you really feel like you are just staying with old friends!

The staff are charming and go out of their way to advise on places to see, activities to do etc. There is a ready supply of maps and guide books for keen walkers and the surfer's beach (a 30 minute walk along the stunning coastal path) is among one of the nicest beaches I have seen anywhere.

Apparently nothing much seemed to have changed since my father's last visit (over 20 years ago), but the rooms are in good conditions and the bathrooms are modern (the water-pressure is very good - almost too good - it is rather difficult to have a shower without soaking the bathroom). We stayed in room 1 which had a beautiful view of the sea and the sunrise (it is also apparently inhabited by friendly ghost, of which we saw no sign!).

The food at dinner was delicious and varied - the menu changed every night and the staff seemed very happy to accommodate special requests - even offering to make a particular desert for the following night. Breakfast was also good, but un-remarkable. There was a predictable supply of cereals and yogurt pots and a small amount of prepared fruit and pastries. The cooked breakfast was good, but a little slow if the restaurant was busy.

All in all wonderful... a perfect escape!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Georgina W
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Lovely friendly hotel. Serving fantastic food and a huge array of drinks. Whether you are a resident or not you are given a lovely warm welcome. Lunch on the terrace or afternoon tea all delightful. Suppers served as well.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank Dontknowwhattodo
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We returned to Porth Tocyn after a break of 34 Years. We should have gone back earlier! Nothing had changed very much. Even Nick F-B, then running the hotel with his mother, now the proprietor (with wife Louise), seemed to have aged only slightly, and still retains his mischievous sense of humour. It must be the welsh sea air! The hotel is well appointed with super sea views, and is extremely comfortable in a slightly old fashioned (but not 'dusty') sort of way, yet it has broadband almost everywhere, and it is free! ( the broadband that is!!) We stayed a week and although the weather was...well Welsh, very changeable, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The bed was comfortable and the room quiet, so we slept well. As it was all those years ago, the food was truly excellent. And the staff without exception, were helpful, friendly and attentive. We felt it was excellent value for money, and even the wine was reasonably priced! Even were anno domini to allow us to do so, we won't leave it so long before we next return.

Room Tip: Go for an upper room with a sea view, the view of Snowdonia across the bay is stunning.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Roger N
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed for one night at the Porth Tocyn, with my wife. Not the first time - stayed there about a year ago, and was not disappointed then. Accomodation excellent - very clean room, and very comfortable bed. Good bath/shower, with big and very fluffy towels - brilliant. Didn't take dinner there, as we were invited out by friends, but took breakfast, which was delicious. Not cheap - but in our opinion, value for money. Friendly service throughout, which appeared genuine.

Room Tip: If you are at all physically limited, the upstairs rooms can be difficult to reach, especially with...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David B
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stopped here for 2 nights over the May bank holiday,
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the main Abersoch beach but in a very quiet area there is nothing else there.
.As for the hotel, the room we had was very nice with a lovely sea view.We didn't eat in the restaurant at night as they have a no children policy.
Breakfast was all local produce tasty but very small one sausage and one rasher of bacon!
On the whole would I stop there again? No

But for a couple looking for a quiet hotel in a great setting it's nice (if you have got lot's of money!!!)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank simplyredBuckley
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We where told that the ' ankle biters ' , where not welcome in the evening?? Place was full FOP's and Cougars .....
Stayed for one extremely expensive round of drinks, and left as we got the feeling we where in the way...

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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9  Thank Dave C
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

A group of friends and I stayed at this hotel for a walking holiday. I travel regularly and it was really refreshing to stay at a local, top-quality hotel. The room I stayed in had a fantastic seaview, was well equipeed and very comfortable. Love the tea brought to your toom in the morning! Breakfast was delicious, amazing dinners and the staff were delightful. Nick, the owner, was always around monitoring quality and Justina and Siobhan were great at providing personalized service. Great location for gorgeous walks without having to get in the car. And the petit fours after dinner were amazing.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms are worth the extra cost - mine - room 23 was spacoius and quiet
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Susan N
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Additional Information about Porth Tocyn Hotel

Address: Bwlchtocyn, Abersoch LL53 7BU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Abersoch > Bwlchtocyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bwlchtocyn
Hotel Class:3 star — Porth Tocyn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Porth Tocyn Hotel Bwlchtocyn
Porth Tocyn Abersoch
Porth Tocyn Hotel Abersoch

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