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“Excellent - so long as you're not a single traveller!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of George IV Hotel

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George IV Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Certificate of Excellence
leicestershire, england
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119 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent - so long as you're not a single traveller!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have just returned from a turkey and tinsel stay, which was very enjoyable over all. My only complaint was being charged a £7 per night single supplement for a single room! I have paid supplements before but only because of under occupying a double room. When I enquired about the charge at reception I was told it was "hotel policy" to charge all single travellers but could give no justification for the charge! Anyway my over charged room was in the newly built wing and was clean and comfortable. The furnishings were new and modern and the corner shower was amazing! Complimentary tea and coffee facilities were in the room. Hot choc and biscuits had to be bought in the bar. The food was varied, hot and promptly served. A good vegetarian choice was also offered. A good hotel for couples or families.

  • Stayed November 2012
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stayed at the George IV for three nights and found the hotel to be more than adequate. The staff were very obliging and the room was spotlessly clean.
Good atmosphere in the hotel, entertainment was on every night although aimed at a slightly older demographic.
Beach and Criccieth castle only 10 minutes walk away.

Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

i went on a three night tour stopping at the hotel three night
all the staff were very friendly and helpful danny the waitress in the dinning was excellent the food was very good the manager was very helpful
the hotel is having lost of refershment undertaken
at night there was musice and entirement the singers were very good well done
the hotel was easy to walk to the beach
a number3 bus pass hotel to portmaorg were ther is a railway with steam
to all staff well done tony mbe

Room Tip: room 318 had a very good view of the bay and high street the room as been decorated and look good
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here as we were attending a wedding close by. We weren't expecting much after reading some of the earlier reviews however were pleasantly suprised. The staff were all very friendly and even gave my husband a lift to collect his car the following day. The breakfast was adequate, warm and served quickly, however it was very apparent that the hotel catered for the coach trip market as the breakfast room was full of the more mature of us! The hotel is vast and all the areas were although dated in some places, immaculately clean. The room itself was basic and overlooked another room and drainpipes, however yet again it was very clean and the showed was excellent. I felt a sort of warmth towards this hotel and felt all there were trying hard to make it the best it could be.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Croxley Green, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had a great holiday and were very impressed. with the standard of the whole hotel. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Sitting rooms very comfortable and plenty of room. We went with Alfa and was one of the best short breaks we ever had.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Things seemed to have changed a lot here over the last few months, so I think you can safely ignore any ‘old’ reviews. The hotel has been/is being refurbished, and things are definitely improving from what they once were.

I had a very enjoyable stay here with a coach party from Northumberland. My room (129) was spotlessly clean, and the bed was comfy. My en-suite had a lovely walk in shower cubicle, too.
There was no view from my room, but I didn’t need one – I was out every day. The room was at the end of the corridor, and quiet (apart from one night when I was woken up by what sounded like a gas leak, but was, in fact, the plumbing! Someone in a room above me must have flushed the loo. It scared the life out of me for a few minutes!)

We were told what time we would have our meals (for me: breakfast at 8.20am, evening meal at 6.20pm), but this staggering of the meal times worked (and the times suited me just fine) I am sure that if anyone wants to eat at a different time, it will not be a problem. Just ask!

All staff were very friendly and helpful. A special mention here for our waitress Bistra from Bulgaria, who anticipated my every need, and always had a smile for us. I thought that the food was good, and there was plenty of variety.

Every evening there was bingo (I gave it a miss) and a quiz (which I enjoyed). It’s what older people do when they are on holiday, so don’t knock it!

Seriously, I would have no hesitation in coming to stay here again, in a group or on my own.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This hotel is in a old town with an older client. Understand that the coach market will like consistency and regimentation but forcing all to eat between very limited hours and offering zero choice in the restaurant is, depending on your age and views, nostalgic or simply dud service. The hotel has made an effort in modernising the rooms that are serviceable without being inspired in any way (Where are you Alex Polizi!!) but the room we had a view of the wall next door and the drain at the back - despite the fact the hotel couldn't have been more than 1/3 full (generous estimate BTW). Look, it's in a C19th seaside resort in Wales - suspend all expectations and you won't be disappointed but five star it is not...

Room Tip: As for a room facing the outside of the hotel and preferably facing the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: George IV Hotel
Address: 23-25 High Street, Criccieth LL52 0BS, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Criccieth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Criccieth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — George IV Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
George IV Hotel - Criccieth [3 Alpha & AA Three Star]Situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many bedrooms. 47 bedrooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC (most have bath and shower). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Extensive public areas include a delightful cocktail bar, attractive large restaurant, entertainment room with additional bar and a cosy lounge. A small lift serves first and second floors (not the third floor) and there is ample car parking. A Leisureplex Hotel. ... more   less 
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