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“A great little place.”
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Y Meirionnydd
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dolgellau
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“A great little place.”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Nice room with a great view.
The cellar resturant was very good with good food and very good service.
A great place to stay in North Wales.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Our stay at Y Meirionnydd was a rare (for us) example of choosing to stay at a specific hotel and then hoping the destination's alright - rather than the other way round, which is what we usually do.

We needed a break and I fancied the idea of going back to Wales which, apart from Cardiff, I hadn't been to for over ten years. Assisted by an updated guidebook, I pored through countless websites for hotels in towns up and down the principality, but Y Meirionnydd stood out: if the hotel itself reflected the aesthetic of its website, then I was pretty confident I'd like it.

And so it proved. The Mawddach room was spacious and tastefully decorated in bang-up-to-date style, with free wi-fi that worked flawlessly, a TV that had all the channels, windows you can open, heat you can control, and a superlatively comfortable bed. Dinner in the cosy restaurant and breakfast on the ground floor were both good, everything pitched just right, made all the better by excellent service (which, to Wales's credit, we encountered throughout our trip, wherever we went).

Niggles? Well, there are a few - very minor, but in the interests of being honest... The temperature of the water in the shower did have a habit of varying wildly on its own, occasionally causing me to yelp out in shock as I was briefly scalded. And on the second evening, the room smelt curiously of cooking - even though the kitchen was two floors below us. Don't let these things put you off, though - this is a fine establishment.

What of Dolgellau itself? It's a very small market town which, although commercially somewhat in the doldrums during our mid-recession visit, easily has the potential to reinvent itself as a resort town should it want to. It's a handsome place, unusual in lacking a clearly defined high street, instead containing a mix of sort-of squares and sort-of lanes tumbling in charming fashion down the hillside towards the river; overall, a wonderful setting. I preferred it to Bala, Barmouth and Machynlleth, even though those towns are a bit livelier.

So, this is the town in which to base yourself in spectacular southern Snowdonia, and Y Meirionnydd is the place to stay: a wonderful hotel in which to eat, drink and sleep.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

We recently went on a road trip around England and Wales. We found this lovely inn right in the centre of Dolgellau. Friendly welcome. Great room - very clean, very spacious, very comfortable. The real surprise came with the restuarant downstairs. My wife and I had a great 3 course meal, and a very nice french red, at very reasonable prices. If you are planning a trip through this area, I recommend that you stay here, but even if you don't, try the attached restuarant downstairs. You wont be disappointed. I hope to be back one day!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dolgellauhost, Owner at Y Meirionnydd, responded to this review, May 1, 2012
Hello and thank you for reviewing us all the way from beautiful Australia! It's great that you both enjoyed your stay with us and particularly your comments about the food in our restaurant - our great chef will be very pleased indeed.
Since you were with us we have opened the newly refurbished cellar restaurant so if you are over here again please call back and see the changes.
Kind regards from all of us at Y Meirionnydd
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

In the centre of Dolgellau I was delighted to discover Y Merionydd. The welcome could not have been warmer, the room was well appointed with lovely extras- slippers/ dressing gown and good quality toiletries. The cellar restaurant was a treat - intimate and cosy with an interesting menu that featured local producers - my Welsh lamb was delicious and was
topped off with an excellent selection of Welsh Cheeses. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

We arrived in Dolgellau at the end of the first day of a motorcycle tour of Wales and the Y Meirionnydd had a room available. The public rooms are tastefully decorated and clean with a bar and dining room. The bedroom was lovely with a very comfortable bed, warm soft duvet and extra touches such as White Company toiletries, nice magazines and a hot water bottle with Aran wool .
Breakfast was very good, with a selection of cooked options and served by a charming French man. I would definitely go back and would book ahead next time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed at the Y Meironnydd just for 1 night, the room was comfortable and well equipped.
Breakfast was very good, would recommend this B&B Look forward to going back and sampling the restaurant, good to see welsh people working in this B&B a real Welsh Welcome awaits.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for one night in March and booked the Mawddach Room. The room was as impressive as it was described, and the staff were very friendly. The evening meal was fantastic,We have paid more for meals in other hotels that were not half as good as the food on offer here. A really friendly hotel that we would highly recommend.

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Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Y Meirionnydd
Address: Smithfield Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1ES, Wales (Formerly Clifton House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dolgellau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Y Meirionnydd 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five star Y Meirionnydd Townhouse is a beautiful place to stay with the bonus of its own restaurant and bar in the centre of this beautiful Snowdonia town. Our three bedrooms and two suites are all en suite of course and feature White Company toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, free Wi Fi as well as many other little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible.Add in superb, personal service, a lovely full breakfast and of course our superb restaurant for dinner and you have the makings of a perfect getaway. ... more   less 
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