In the UK i am always a bit wary of hotels with "character" or "historic" as it often means that they are sadly in need of a makeover.
We booked this hotel as it was perfectly placed for hill walking and i loved the hotel just as it is.
Its seeping with atmosphere and the various cosy bars and public rooms all encourage chat with other guests and other walkers who pop in after their walks.
The fixed timing of breakfast and evening meal actually help everyone to mix and make the rooms lively.
The staff who are mainly foreign are all exceptionally friendly and helpfull and any request is quickly answered.
Food was very good tho by third day the main courses seemed to be repeating.
Loved the desserts.
Our ensuite room comfortable tho the shower in the bath not very usable so used other shower room and victorian bath -the latter brilliant after a long walk.
Really good selection of locally brewed beers was the icing on the cake.
Internet access is available for a small charge.
- 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