This is the second hotel I have selected through Tripadvisor and it's another stonking success. Thanks to all previous Tripadvisor reviewers of this place.
We arrived on a Sunday for a 4 night stay and were 2 hours early, having had a wonderful drive through some spectacular Welsh scenery. Then place was busy with luncheon diners but we found the owner who took us to our room (No 23) as it was ready. It was a large double with a fantastic seaview as requested. There was a door to a small area where you could dress or style your hair etc and this led onto the bathroom which wasn't overlarge but had everything in place. A slight drawback I found on the second day was that the shower screen did not meet the bath correctly and the floor got very wet after I washed my hair!
A tea/coffee tray is not automatically placed in your room but when you read the hotel guide it states that if you want one just ask. We did, asked and got a kettle etc and fresh milk which we could replenish whenever we needed. Great.
And it just carried on getting better and better. The location is brilliant. The Hotel is warm, welcoming and overflowing with rooms full of comfy sofas, interesting pictures, antiques and books...lots of books.
There is a table tennis room in the conservatory, A Tennis court and a heated swimming pool within the grounds which are very well maintained. The Hotel is on the edge of the Coastal Path and is easily accessed. The Coastal trail offers some spectacular views of Abersoch, the sea with its dolphins and the mountains in the distance, they are a must for any visitors to the area.
This Hotel has the best sun loungers I have ever lounged in and we are still trying to get something similar for home - seriously relaxing. The pool area is clean and private and with the sun beating down on us, it felt like we were in the Canaries.
The food is perfect. None of the well produced dishes disappointed and there was a good choice for all. The wine list was very good and all the Hotel staff were helpful, friendly and able. I want to go back next year and take our 13 year old son because I think he would love it too. Dogs are allowed. We saw quite a few dogs going for walks before and after breakfast etc but their presence never impacted on our enjoyment.
This place seems to have been a firm favourite with the Cheshire folk who like to holiday in Wales since at least the late forties. I wish I had read about it sooner!
I read some of the comments that have been made about the owner but we found Nick amusing and his wife Louise is lovely and it is because of their vision that the hotel is as well balanced as you could wish for. Something for everyone, be it singles,couple or families and no matter what age. Very special.
- Also Known As:
- Porth Tocyn Hotel Bwlchtocyn
- Porth Tocyn Abersoch
- Porth Tocyn Hotel Abersoch