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Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 34 Dolgellau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bathgate
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Superb B&B to relax.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on our trip to N.Wales.
We had a very warm welcome from Jan and Martin on the first night and a lovely dinner was waiting upon our arrival. The food was excellent (cooked by the host himself) and even a top quality restaurant would be pleased to serve it. Menu is a bit limited but it's understandable considering that cottage only serves 5 rooms when fully booked, and I'm sure Jan and Martin would make sure that even the fussiest guest gets feed. The cottage is lovely and decorated with fine taste for antic furniture. Dining room has a great real fireplace which adds to the atmosphere and Jan made sure for relaxing music to play in the back ground - it's hard to find more romantic setting for couples to have a short break in Snowdonia. We stayed in room 4 with a very modern and clean en-suite. The bed was big and very comfy almost like home. Breakfast was exceptional with great choice of continental or cooked food and all very tasty. We didn't have much time to admire the gardens as we were out early doors and back late at night and the sunlight hours aren't great in October. Overall I would definitely recommend this place and I will go back on my next trip to N.Wales.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Janet J, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you both for your lovely review, much appreciated. Thank you for your appreciation of the time and attention to detail given to providing a 'set menu' meal rather than trying to offer a choice menu and not being able to give the attention than Martin likes to devote to each course and the selection of vegetables all individually prepared and with their own delicious flavours.We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best wishes Jan & Martin
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed here recently and we could not have wished for a warmer welcome. We were served tea in the conservatory on our arrival and were made to feel very much at home. We upgraded to the "Foxglove" room, which has a beautiful spa bath that you can lay in whilst looking out of the window at the beautiful secluded gardens. The room also boasts a view over a waterfall. Everything was very well presented, exceptionally clean and neat. Breakfast was amazing, especially the haddock. This is a perfect location for Snowdonia and everything is a reasonable driving distance. Jan and Martin are the most perfect hosts and we can't thank them enough for our stay. Our only issue is that we were there Sunday and Monday and did not get the chance to enjoy the evening dining experience that we have kept reading about. We intend to go back and sample Martin's fabulous menu and superb hospitality again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful but the Foxglove is well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank caposada
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Janet J, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
What a lovely review, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back when the restaurant is open (Wednesday - Saturday at the moment - but we hope to increase the days we are open from next Spring, when our son comes on-board to help his dad in the kitchen. In the meantime we will forward all our past guests with details of our Festive Snowdon Break (limited dates during December) and Winter Wonderland break November, January & February at special rates and special returning guest gift - The restaurant will be open during each night of the Festive Break in December and Wednesday - Saturday during the Winter Wonderland Break. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Jan & Martin.
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Bought a two night stay through Amazon. Stayed in the lilac room (room 5) and enjoyed a very comfortable and luxurious stay. The room and en suite were presented to a very high standard. Dined in on the first night and the food was exceptional. We certainly were not expecting such a fine dining experience! Breakfast was also very good, particularly the local sausages. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Janet J, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review and your appreciation of Martins cuisine. We hope you will return and take advantage of our next offers. Best wishes Jan & Martin.
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed at the end of August in the "Rose " room, lovely comfortable bed, very modern detached toilet room. Absolutely no complaints. Janet and Martin were fantastic hosts, joining us for a chat one evening after a superb dinner. (The Bread and Butter pudding was to die for !!). The location of the House is close to Dolgellau on the Bala Road.. Very quiet with lovely gardens. I will not consider staying anywhere else when I visit Snowdonia.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ian J
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Afon R, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to meeting you again. Best wishes Jan & Martin
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Overall, lovely character country house in quiet secluded position offering excellent Welsh hospitality, lovely room & breakfast, representing great value via Buy a Gift offer. Good touring base, but slightly remote so need a car for town (3 miles), pubs & walking etc. Room 3 well equipped if a little cramped. Separate luxury bathroom with fab shower. Breakfast choice & quality is fine, although evening meal menu & corkage seemed pricey.
Definitely would return.

Room Tip: Room 3 is lovely if cramped, but excellent separate bathroom.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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Afon R, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to meeting you again. Best wishes Jan & Martin
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Surrey Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

A lovely secluded location in it's own grounds with a woodland walk by a beautiful stream - make sure you take a few minutes to have a wander.
The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable, with a great shower. The breakfast's were great (our only regret is that on neither of the nights we stayed dinner was available).
Both Janet and Martin were very helpful and friendly. They even dropped us off and picked us up on our first night at a local pub, because there weren't any taxis available over the bank holiday weekend.

Room Tip: Only tip I can think of, is to try and make booking when dinner is being served (Wednesdays to Satur...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keithSurrey
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Afon R, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to meeting you again. Best wishes Jan & Martin
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newcastle-under-lyme, staffs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two night's, the 1st & 2nd Sept, This is a Country House in a lovely setting, and is just an amazing place to stay, our room , "honeysuckle" was very very comfortable, beautifully decorated, and a lovely shower/bathroom. We arrived late Sunday afternoon, and Janet, the owner offered us tea in the lounge, proper tea, in fine bone china ware, both lounge and conservatory are very nicely furnished rooms to wind down and relax in. By arrangement they cooked dinner for us, which is not usually available on Sunday's, superb food!, If your staying here try and choose night's when dinner is available, its a must!. There's nothing negative to say about this place, everyone was very friendly and helpful in making our two night's stay very memorable.

Room Tip: room 2 Honeysuckle, its a large room, with a super shower/ bathroom
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank john b
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Afon R, Owner at Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to meeting you again. Best wishes Jan & Martin
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Property: Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast
Address: Glanrafon A494, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 2AH, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Dolgellau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Afon Rhaiadr Bed and Breakfast 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian Boutique 5* Gold Award Country House in 3 acres with garden, woodland&waterfalls.Stylish décor, luxury bathrooms, luxury bedding, towels robes etc.Set in stunning scenery of Snowdonia near mountains and coast.Walkers paradise. Cyclists & Adventure attractions. ... more   less 
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