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“Too expensive and very disappointing”
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Morwendon House
Ranked #1 of 4 Llanaber B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great host, fab breakfast, clean. Bedrooms very disappointing ;Garden room smells of damp very badly. Attic room very small. Both very old-fashioned. What i thought was going to be a treat of a night away was somewhere we felt cheated out of a lot of money from. WILL NEVER COME BACK...EVER. Have always used Tripadviser for advise when travelling and so far they have always been good but this time reviews have been very mis-leading.

Room Tip: We had two different rooms and both awful for different reasons
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at Morwendon House, its very important that future guests have a balanced view of the place that they are hoping to stay at. Your comments start off well complimenting us on the three key points that we feel are important to your stay, namely friendly host[s] clean, and a great breakfast, we are pleased that we got all of those right, after all, those are the important points. We then looked at the rest of your review with a degree of puzzlement. You chose, and booked your rooms on our own website, each room has a picture and description of the rooms that you booked, so to say that you felt that they were old fashioned, was a strange comment to make, perhaps we havent understood what you meant by " Old Fashioned". Both of the rooms that you booked are good sized doubles, which have the usual furniture in them, beds bedside tables, seating areas, and in the "Attic Room" the seating area also has a coffee table, so hardly "Small". Perhaps it felt small with the 4 of you in the room. As guests house owners we greatly value "Tripadvisor" it offers people a brief insight to what places have to offer, and indeed on arriving your mother pointed out that you were great advocates of Tripadvisor, and yet I see you only have one review, and you have yet to leave one for the very nice meal that you had at a local restaurant recommended by us, strange!!!. I personally checked your party of 4 in and out, and on checking out had a long conversation with your Aunt who stayedalong with your grandmother in the room that you claimed smelt of damp, the room i might add that you ALL crowded into for the best part of the evening after returning from dinner, and during that conversation i asked her if everything had been ok, her reply was" everything has been lovely". why, on being given the chance, did your Aunt not say anything about the room that she had stayed in? We then chatted about what the rest of the day held for you all, so she had the chance to say something .This year Morwendon House was awarded the "Trip advisor certificate of excellence for the third year running. This is awarded to us by our guests. We have over 200 reviews that rate us as excellent, and we are very proud of them. We are however, more than disappointed that we didnt get it 100% right for you, and we truly wish that the adults in your party had said something whilst you were here. We are more than aware how important a night is, and especially when you can all be together. Finally I would like to say that there are some wonderful boutique hotels/ guest houses in this area, which is perhaps what you expected from Morwendon House. They are of course more expensive than us, but perhaps more of what you are used to. I look forward to seeing any further reviews that you place with tripadvisor, and thank you once again for your review.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed for two nights one of the best b & b's we have ever stayed in. (Maybe the best) Worth every penny, just the little extras in the room bottled water nice biscuits. Decorated to high spec too. We would definitely return and book room 2.
The breakfasts were superb loved the homemade toast! The restaurant was spotlessly clean, my only regret was we didn't eat in the restaurant in the evening for Geoff to show us his culinary skills as I believe from other guests the food was gorgeous! Mmm ... next time! Great stay would highly recommend anyone to stay here. Theresa & Geoff keep up the great work.

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1  Thank Eclar
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you for your review. We try hard to make guests' visits as memorable as possible and the added extras go towards that aim. Look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed for one night at Morwendon House and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Strongly recommend the evening meal which was great value for money. We both had the steak which was cooked to perfection. Breakfast was superb. We loved the views over Cardigan Bay .

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Teresa H
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here, and especially the food. We look forward to seeing you again. Geoff & Teresa

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We only stayed for one night but we had a wonderful time! Obviously the view is stunning but Morwendon is so much more than this. Our two rooms surpassed all our expectations. Spotless, stylish and so comfortable. Proper milk for your tea/coffee and bottled water is provided. Lovely biscuits too! Beds and bedding is excellent. Breakfast is memorable with quality ingredients and seriously gorgeous toast and marmalade. As a coffee lover I was delighted with my morning cuppa! We had an evening meal and Teresa took our drinks outside for us so we could relax and enjoy the view.

The meal was delicious. Try to fit it in if you can. Geoff has a great talent! Thanks to Teresa and Geoff for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank pokbhx
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thank you for tasking the time to write a review of your short stay here. We are pleased you enjoyed everything and look forward to meeting you all again soon.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

What a fabulous weeks break we've just had at Morwendon. Beautiful house in a great location overlooking the sea. We stayed in room 2, spotlessly clean and comfortable, which has a large bay window facing the sunset, open the windows a little and listen to those waves.. so relaxing. Teresa and Geoff are a wonderful couple and made us feel so welcome, the breakfasts were to die for and with such a wide variety on the menu. Outstanding in all respects.

Room Tip: Peaceful and relaxing place to sleep with little if any noise
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Anthony B
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thanks for writing your review, we appreciate your comments very much.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This must be one of the most professionally run B&Bs in the UK. Whilst the location is superb the hospitality offered by Teresa and Geoff is simply outstanding. We stayed for five nights in the small attic room (cosy) and enjoyed five breakfasts and two evening meals which would shame most 4 star hotels.

Room Tip: The attic room is small with a low ceiling on the one side and in the shower but we had been advis...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Peter G
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in our food and service and are glad that you appreciated both. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Morwendon more than met our high expectations. A great place to stay with fabulous walks on your door step - the beach seems to go on forever!. Getting into Barmouth is made very easy, where there is plenty to do.

Room Tip: The food here is excellent but if you want to try somewhere different then the Bermo Bistro takes so...
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2  Thank GuysNottingham
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Geoff and Teres... C, Owner at Morwendon House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Morwendon. As you rightly sat 'scratch the surface' and you'll find plenty to do in this lovely part of the world.

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Address: Morwendon House, Llanaber, Barmouth LL42 1RR, Wales (Formerly Morwendon Guest House)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Barmouth > Llanaber
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Llanaber
Price Range: $90 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Morwendon House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Morwendon House is a high quality licensed guest house which is situated in the quiet village of Llanaber, just north of Barmouth with beautiful views over Cardigan Bay. Morwendon has stunning sea views and is a great place for a special get away. Barmouth is an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy Snowdonia and the many activities this beautiful part of Wales has to offer. Kate and Rob are your hosts at Morwendon and will personally ensure that everything possible is done to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. ... more   less 
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