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“Stunning”
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Dolffanog Fawr
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tal-y-llyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

This was our 1st anniversary trip and we booked here on the strength of the other reviews. All the reviews on here are accurate! This place really is worthy of the 5stars. The hosts, Alex and Lorraine couldn't be any more accomodating, even offering to give us a lift to the local pub! Lorraine is an outstanding chef and think our only negative was she only does a dinner Tue-Sat! We stayed in the Wnion room: peacefull, relaxing and far better than some supposed 5 star hotels. During our stay we met a couple that were on the their 8th consecutive return and I can see why! We can't rate this place highly enough.

Room Tip: We only stayed in the Wnion but it's an annex above the garage with its own front and back door...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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cardiff
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This was our second visit to Dolffanog Fawr and yet again we were not disappointed.Alex and Lorraine are the perfect hosts,and the location is truly stunning.The accommodation is of a very high standard,but without the stuffiness of a 5 star hotel.The evening meal was excellent with a super selection of wine.We are already looking forwad to our next visit in the Autumn.Keep up the rugby Morgan!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Beautiful location, the best hospitality, extremely comfortable rooms, outstanding food (would always recommend staying for dinner).... We've been twice already and love this place. A secret I'd love to keep but have to share!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Southsea
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

The information on the Dolffanog Fawr website promised much and it more than lived up to expectation. The welcome was warm and friendly, the service excellent but unobtrusive, the food delicious, the rooms stylish and comfortable. As to the location, it was stunning with wonderful views in every direction. Will we ever find another B & B to match it?
Everything provided was of the highest quality - toiletries, linen, refreshment tray etc.
The hot tub in the garden is wonderful at the end of a day's walking. One of our fondest memories is of drinking Welsh sparkling wine from the very reasonably priced wine list while relaxing in the hot tub on our wedding anniversary, enjoying those wonderful views, including the sheep. Magic! There is so much to explore in the area that we will have to return, a good excuse to enjoy more pampering at Dolffanog Fawr.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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colchester
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

This B & B has to be one of the best on all points. Alex and Lorraine make you feel so welcome, the location is stunning and the standard of accommodtion is definitely 5 star.
My husband and I stayed for 4 nights here and our only regret is that we didnt eat in every night. We only booked to eat on our first night thinking it would be nice to try out some local restaurants, but take our advice DONT BOTHER. We did not find anywhere that was a patch on the beautiful meal that Lorraine cooked for us, we even had a small bottle of champagne and an excellent bottle of red, not to mention the local beers!! Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, even serving drinks in the Hot tub in the garden while we watched the sun set over the mountain - BLISS

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave 'Dolffanog Fawr', you will be in for a treat!
The hosts Alex and Lorraine leave nothing to chance - this is an outstanding B&B in all respects.
Set in a beautiful location on the edge of the Tal-y-llyn Lake beneath Cader Idris.
The accommodation is modern & stylish,while still retaining the character of the old 18th centuary farmhouse, with beautifully appointed bedrooms & bathrooms. Beds are large & comfortabe & all linen & towels of high quality.
Lorraine is an excellent cook providing you with delicious breakfasts & superb 3 course evening meals.Sadly she does not cook on Sunday or Monday evenings & finding somewhere else to eat that can provide the quality she does is extremely hard! Alex not to be outdone provides you with an extensive wine list at very favourable prices & he certainly knows his stuff.
This young,enthusiastic couple & their son open their home to you.
We are eagerly awaiting our next visit in 2012.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Swindon
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

We arrived on the Thursday after a 5 hour drive and received an extremely warm welcome from Alex and Lorraine the owners of Dolffanog Fawr. We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time, the food is superb, the wine is out of this world (compared to restaurant prices the extensive wines on offer were all competitively priced) and the view from our room - Dysinni, sorry if I've mis-spelt it is stunning.

The room was clean (and stylish), the bed large and the bathroom modern, we loved it.

You can walk up Cadair Idris from the door as we did (well we got a lift to a different starting point) or take a leisurely stroll along the lake shore, both offer amazing scenery and a tranquil escape from the "rat race"...

Alex and Lorraine are wonderful hosts, friendly, relaxed and genuinely interested in making sure people who stay at their Bed and Breakfast have a great time in and around Snowdonia.

We can't recommend their B&B highly enough!

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear have the best views over the lake and out to Cadair Idris
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dolffanog Fawr

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 )
Hotel Style:
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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