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“Great place to stay,excellent food definately recommend”
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Dolffanog Fawr
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tal-y-llyn
Certificate of Excellence
shropshire
Level 3 Contributor
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“Great place to stay,excellent food definately recommend”
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Much more than we expected for a guest house.Good location for walking.Home cooking with local produce was certainly worth coming home for each night.Very relaxing, hot tub was readily available super large beds in lovely rooms.The hosts made everyone feel welcome and were very proffesional.
Would definately recommend staying more than one night.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Beautiful South
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Like most previous reviewers, I find it hard to find fault with Dolffanog Fawr. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with smart modern en-suites, the owners are friendly and easy going with no restrictive or unreasonable rules and the meals are of good quality made from using local suppliers and superbly prepared/cooked by Lorraine.
One of the advantages in staying in these smaller establishments is that you can get to know the owners and other guests which can add to the enjoyment of the holiday in a way which perhaps a larger impersonal hotel can't. This is certainly the case with Dolffanog Fawr where the breakfasts and evening meals are provided on a large oak table in the dining room, although separate tables can be arranged to those who prefer to sit alone. The meals were always provided promptly and service was excellent but conversations often continued well into the evening as we and the other guests retired to the next door lounge for coffee.
An enjoyable stay, thank you.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

A genuine and warm welcome, shown to our bedroom with breathtaking views overlooking lake Tal-y-llyn back dropped by Cadair Idris ,followed by afternoon tea and given local knowledge by Lorraine.
The breakfasts were perfectly cooked by Lorraine and served by Alex who has a wealth of local and wider information on the area.
We ate in two of our three night stay it is a fixed menu with the food locally sourced again cooked to perfection by Lorraine and served by Alex who keeps an extensive wine list at sensible prices.To say we enjoyed our stay is an understatement !

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

The drive through to Talyllyn was beautiful, we were especially lucky as the fields were full of sheep and their gambolling lambs. This view was visible from the bedrooms and reception rooms along with the lake.
Dolffanog Fawr is a lovely house, all bedrooms are beautifully appointed (we saw all four during our stay), huge beds and modern clean shower rooms with up market toiletries provided.
Alex and Lorraine make perfect hosts, friendly but not obtrusive and ready to have a chat or leave you B. I am a vege and Lorraine cooked delicious three course meals, using fresh local produce, the eggs were from their own chickens in the garden, we watched their little boy collect them in his basket so you can't get any fresher !
I would recommend this B&B without any hesitations.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

By sheer chance we have found a little gem of a B&B in Dolffanog Fawr. We were blown away by the quality of the room and food. Alex & Lorraines attention to detail makes this B&B a must to revisit. There was not one thing that we could find fault with. The location is to die for too.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ashill,Norfolk.
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

We have stayed at Dolffanog Faw many times. The rating has never been anything other than five star. This is the place to relax and enjoy your holiday. Nothing is too much trouble for Alex and Lorraine.

Mountains and a fab. coast are there to be discovered.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed October 10, 2010

This was the 2nd time we have stayed at this b&b (having previously tried the place next door). Very good indeed! Alex and Lorraine are good hosts, and sitting at a big table makes for convivial company. So why only **** for value? Well, Alex runs a decent wine list but, despite what he writes, the prices are much the same as all other establishments, i.e. OTT.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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harryhaslem, Owner at Dolffanog Fawr, responded to this review, October 26, 2010
Hi Snibbig

Thanks for your review, I'm sorry you thought our wine list was too pricey. Unlike most establishments we operate aflat rate mark up for our wines.ie. we add about £8 to the purchase price of our wines. As a result of this our basic house wines may appear to be the same price as other places but our better wines offer exceptional value for money. As stated in the info with our wine list the more you spend the better value you get - I do not know of anywhere that offers top notch mature Hermitage for under £40 per bottle or wines from Chateau Musar or Ata Rangi for under £30 per bottle. There is a hotel close by that charges over £45 for a premier cru burgundy that we charge £25 for. We have over 70 different wines on our list and many others in our cellar maturing. As with everything we do we are passionate about offering value for money and providing exceptionally high levels of hospitality and service.
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Property: Dolffanog Fawr
Address: Tal-y-llyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Tal-y-llyn
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tal-y-llyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dolffanog Fawr 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the stunning Tal-y-llyn valley - one of the most beautiful spots in Wales. With the slopes of Cader Idris virtually rising from the back garden to the north and the less explored Tarren hills to the south, the house also enjoys excellent views across sheep pasture to Tal-y-llyn lake. We welcome you to our warm and comfortable home. ... more   less 
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