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Maelgwyn House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 14 Harlech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Superb as always”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed for two nights for some R&R following a few hectic weeks at work .This was our second stay at Maelgwyn this year so we knew what to expect, which was ,a wonderful warm welcome, a beautiful room with a stunning view and the best breakfast in any Hotel or B&B we have stayed in ( I even succumbed to the holiday toast! ask Derek for it when you visit).
Both Bridget and Derek are warm, generous and entertaining hosts and it is a pleasure to share their lovely home for a few nights and forget about all the noise and nonsense that gets in the way of life sometimes. Take in the lovely views, walk the fabulous beach and you will soon relax.
Thanks again for a 5 star stay, will not leave it so long next time .
Nb Mrs T really loved the Maelgwyn Special breakfast

Wyn and Della Thomas

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 are wonderfully light and have amazing views of the beach, Snowdonia and the Lleyn pen...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Blackburn
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

I booked Maelgwyn as a birthday treat for my wife and then developed man-flu the day before we were due to travel, naturally I assumed I would be fine but took the precaution of emailing Bridget and Derek and asking to swop to a twin bedded room. The weather was predicted to be and turned out to be stunning, while we were there, another reason why I was reluctant to cancel. The room swop turned out to be no problem, which is indicative of the owners attitude. They would have been quite within their rights to lower the proverbial portcullis, raise the drawbridge and send us and our germs away with a flea in our ears but not a bit of it, the ebullient Derek and the charming Bridget were hospitality personified. The breakfasts, which we did scant justice to, were ideal with a comprehensive and well thought out cold table and lavish cooked menu, served on top quality porcelain. This high quality B & B deserves all the plaudits it has garnered. If you are into art take your cheque book, Derek has some superb artwork on display and for sale.

Room Tip: Stunning views at the front of the house
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Just been back for for 3 nights in room 1 which was warm and cosy even during the worst storm.so far this year. Bridget and Derek as warm and welcoming as ever, The new Hearty Maelgwyn Special breakfast is something else and there is now a visitors sitting room to relax in. Couldn't be better!

Room Tip: Room 1 has the best panaromic view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

We (husband me son and friend) have frequently stayed B & B at Maelgwyn House since 2006. We can only reiterate what others have said. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in or near Harlech because of the comfort, cleanliness, lovely food, beautiful views, superb décor, easy access to eating venues, fabulous works of art and Bridget and Derek who know how to take all the stress away from your everyday life.

From Reg and Julie

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent 3 wonderful days at Harlech, Wales. Arriving at Maelgqyn House, we immediately caught the very special and personal atmosphere of Bridget´s and Derek´s B&B: guests are welcomed by a huge number of well selected paintings and photographs, nice furniture, modern equipment and an INCREDIBLE VIEW from the room (no. 2). Not to mention that everything is perfectly clean.

A good selection of Welsh travel guides in various languages show the great hospitality.

But the highlight is the breakfast we very much enjoyed. Food prepared with love is simply the best!

Looking forward to the next trip to Harlech!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a short break in Harlech. We stayed at Maelgwyn House for four nights and can only say it was superb. Bridget and Derek made us feel like one of the family. We had room 1 with a view overlooking the castle and right from Snowdon and along the Lleyn Peninsula. The room was one of the best we have ever had in a B&B, with a kingsized bed, tea and coffee making facilities, plus there is a lounge on the first floor with plenty of books to read. There are DVDs which you can watch in your room also. Breakfast was one of the best ever, a full Welsh which set us up for the day, cereals and fruit are also available if you want something lighter. If you have toast - ask for 'holiday toast' - its actually white toast as most people seem to have brown at home, but when on holiday, let your hair down and have white. Derek stood chatting to us for quite a while at each breakfast telling us about the area including the Welsh Highland Railway to which he suggested we pay the extra and ride in the Pullman carriage. We had a standing joke with Derek when Snowdon would come out as it was in cloud until our last morning. We could not have picked a better B&B and will definately stay here again when we are in the area. We ate in local restaurants in the evening and never once had a bad meal. If you come to North Wales, then Maelgwyn House is the only place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for either room 1 or 2, they have kingsize beds and look across the bay.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Booked this fantastic B and B back in January for our September 2013 break as the reviews were so good we didn't want to miss out. The wonderful welcome by Bridget and Derek was like being greeted by long-standing friends. In fact the stay at Maelgwyn was like being in a friend's lovely home. Books and CD's readily available should you need to get out of the rain. Eye watering views (no pun intended) , cleanliness beyond criticism and very comfortable beds. The breakfast was beautifully presented, ample and gorgeous. In short everything one could want and then a bit more. Other reviews have talked about outings.,Barmouth was an interesting place to visit outside summer season. Especially the bridge and the stunning sandy beach. Only one criticism: we never saw our lovely host in his kilt!

Room Tip: Front rooms have fantastic views over Harlech Castle and the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Maelgwyn House Bed & Breakfast
Address: Ffordd Isaf, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2PR, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Harlech
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Harlech
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Number of rooms: 5
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