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Arbour Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Barmouth
Reviewed September 10, 2012

just got home from a great weekend in barmouth,we stopped at the ARBOUR HOTEL which is situated directly on the promenade, the staff from management to cleaning staff are totally committed to making your stay the best can be, nothing is to much trouble, steve and karen are to be congratulated on the service they provide,we are looking forward to returning in the not to distant future.

Room Tip: the sea view rooms best but only because of the view.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank robertivor
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Friendly welcome on arrival, clean enough, good position, great sea view from room, a little dated but aren't they all in Barmouth!
found it strange to have to pay in "cash in advance" with no card facilities.
Would i stop there again - yes, last minute job!

Room Tip: room 11 had a good view, take your own hair dryer and shampoo's etc as there aren't any unle...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Allan M
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

On arrival we were grateful for a room, we were told dinner was available until 9.00 pm.We returned at 8.40 pm to be told the chef had "gone" and therefore no food available, consequently we had to walk into the town to find a restaurant. The room was very clean but there were no shower gel/hair dryer available which for an expensive night's accommodation (£95.00) I think this is poor. The room was extremely warm we tried to open windows only to find they had been painted/sealed/no window sash on the one, and impossible to open! The breakfast was the nicest point of the hotel, table with view out to sea. On departure we mentioned the windows not opening only to be told "yes they do"!!

Room Tip: Would suggest you may be better with a room on the front of the hotel as these appear to have new wi...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Diane490
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Just had a lovely 8 day Holiday in Barmouth staying at the Arbour Hotel, which could not be
faulted, clean, good food, excellent position, Karen and Steve the owners are great hosts,
friendly and obliging and nothing is to much trouble for them and that goes for the staff to.
Would not hesitate to go there again. Lilian/Edna

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Lily N
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

'Greeted' by a fairly friendly man, whose wife (Karen) was sorting out washing when we arrived - these were the owners. She looked at us as though she wasn't expecting us with a scowl on her face - no form of greeting whatsoever.
Took our own travel cot and asked for a sheet, Karen said she was very busy and expecting a coach party and so she couldn't give us one at that time, it never materialised. The coach party she was expecting were already checked in - she was just expecting them back from a day trip! Thanks for your assistance! Gave her benefit of the doubt but over course of 4 days realised that this woman really was as rude and unhelpful to her paying guests as first impressions suggested. Although we had to hand in keys every time we left the room, hated having to ring the bell to get them back as it was just too much trouble for them to attend to us.
Meals were absolutely regimented and food was like school dinners, no finesse, no proper joints of meat, processed food. Children's menu comprised of chips.
Took my 18 month old, who got out of the high chair at one point during breakfast and we were told off. I could see the 'danger' with people walking around with food/drinks myself, but try telling this to a child. I felt embarrassed - to think we paid for this experience! Children not welcome at all. At one point I had to call a waitress back because she had taken our orders for food and not asked me what my toddler would eat.
No toiletries in the bathroom but a price list on the wall if we wanted to buy anything - it was so bad it was laughable. Would not recommend.
Someone else's shoes under the bed, which also caused us to laugh - but why didn't the 'cleaner' find them?! AWFUL

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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15  Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

we booked for the turkey and tinsel week,we were not disapointed,karen and steve
[the proprieters] certainly pulled out all the stops to make our stay worthwhile,they and the
staff worked very hard to feed and entertain all the guests,with steve dressing up as santa
xmas day giving out presents with awelcome glass of champagne.the evening entertainment
was first class with differant singers.the effort and they put into making it a success really paid off,we will definitely be visiting again.
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Room Tip: sea view a little extra but well worth it
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

just back from a 5 day trip, hotel is a bit dated but very clean, there was a good variety on the menu and good prompt service of very good food, evening entertainment was ok (not sure about the line dancing though) but overall a very enjoyable break

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Susan H
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Address: | The Promenade, Barmouth, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Barmouth
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Barmouth
Number of rooms: 261
Also Known As:
Arbour Hotel Barmouth, Wales

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