OK, this place will not be for everyone, but was most definitely for us. Step back in time to a different age, where breakfast and dinner are served at a set time announced by a gong, where there is no mobile phone reception, no TV or radio and only wifi in the northern part of the building. Tea and coffee are served in the lounge after the evening meal. The food is good, old-fashioned British food done well. The rooms are comfortable but not all are en suite, but this matters little as you end up using an amazing Victorian bath well worth the experience. The pub part of the hotel is special - a shrine to the Everest expeditions who used to stay there while training in Snowdonia. The bar rooms a quirky and the beer is from the Porthmadog Purple Moose brewery - excellent traditional bitter. The staff are uniformly polite, helpful and excellent with an attention to detail and old-fashioned service that modern hotels fail to match. We really did not want to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 18th century 3rd generation family run mountain inn nestled in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park with a history for British mountaineering with memorabilia from the 1953 Everest expedition in the bar along with many Famous signatures. We have en suite and traditional rooms, there is a sauna and natural pool in our extensive gardens with Snowdon and many other fantastic walks right on our doorstep. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pen y Gwryd
- Pen Y Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant, Wales