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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 12
Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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NH5646
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Genuinely great place to stay - everything you'd expect from a bunkhouse”
Reviewed June 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2013

I've seen a lot of reviews complaining about the site around the bunkhouse itself - this does appear odd as you approach it but remember you are on a working farm - this isn't a Centre Parcs! As a result, theres flexibility to bring your car close the the house, bring bikes, a barbeque etc.
The bunkhouse itself however is exactly what you need for a group of travellers. Clean kitchen, clean warm bedding, modern bathroom. 9 of us stayed in this bunkhouse as a base for climbing Snowdon and not one of my friends from all walks of life complained. We were able to cook a full roast lunch for our group so that shows how well equipped the kitchen is.
Planning to stay here again soon with colleagues

Obviously, this isn't a 5* hotel. But it's clean, warm and rural - surely that's what everyone who's looking for this price point in North Wales is looking for??

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Liked best: Flexibility & Friendliness of Owners
Liked least: Site doesn't paint a great impression on first arrival
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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warsi80
Berkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bunkhouse in terrible condition ...........”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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No cleaning, No Internet WIFI also bad bugs have been found on sleeping bed apart from that nice and quite place.

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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William D
Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

When I read the reviews on Cefn Coed I wasn't sure what to make of the negative ones, some of which really played down the accommodation and grounds.

However, after spending three days there over a bank holiday weekend with eight other people for a stag party, I can happily say that this was one of the best places I've ever stayed in in Wales, purely because of the type of holiday we were hoping to achieve.

It's simple and to the point! The kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook at home, the shower and bathroom (There was one bathroom and shower, but this caused no issues for the nine of us) was very good and modern, the grounds were large and perfect for a evening BBQ's, fire pits, music and a moderately loud group of young men (There were no people to disturb within what felt like 30 miles). It wasn't too far out, so travelling via car to any destination near by was easy.

If you're looking for a five star hotel and to be pampered then you're looking in the wrong place, but if you're looking for a weekend away without the hustle and bustle of the outside world and complete independence , then Cefn Coed is perfect for you.

I'd hope to stay again in the future if I'm ever in the area.

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Liked best: The simplicity
Liked least: The grounds were a -bit- messy
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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daveCiuda...
ciudad del este
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“Great location, perfect for what we needed.”
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed as a group of 11 people for a reunion of old friends. The location was great, with fantastic walks in the Welsh countryside on the doorstep. The bunkhouse was clean, fully equipped and perfect for what we needed. The bedrooms were very small, but the dining table was big enough to sit us all round and there were 2 large sofas next to the fire. It's true what other reviews say that there are some abandoned chalets around, but the site was fine and there was space to sit outside and have campfires. We had a great trip and would go back again.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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Rosie P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great bunk house”
Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Had a great weekend in the bunkhouse. Really high standard for a bunkhouse. I can only assume the bad reviews were from people expecting a hotel.
Clean and with all the failities we needed, including duvets and bedding!
Would definitely go back

Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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Beddlebus...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Bunkhouse”
Reviewed November 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I booked the bunkhouse for a large family reunion and wanted a bunkhouse in the Dolgellau area to enjoy the stunning surrounding area. The bunkhouse is really well appointed, with a great kitchen and cosy lounge area with log burner downstairs, with 4 small but perfectly formed bedrooms upstairs, each with either one or two bunkbeds, supplied with linen.

We found the bunkhouse to be ideal, exactly what we were after and in a great location. If you can forgive slightly untidy immediate surroundings (this site has a few disused chalets and an old caravan - don't be put off). There is a great short walk to the Mawddach estuary and onward to the delightful George III, and is within easy reach of Cader, Coed Y Brenin and the coast, and was a perfect retreat after a day's walking.

The owners we're exceptionally helpful and accommodating, and also gave us the use of an additional caravan (for a charge) as the size of our party increased. Wild camping can also be arranged. All in all, excellent for a bunkhouse, a reasonable price and a great location.

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Liked best: Location and cosy accommodation
Liked least: Slightly untidy surroundings
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Manchester
1 review
“Amazing property and location- what an experience!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Myself and a group of friends from the city stayed for a long weekend in the bunkhouse, and I could not recommend it highly enough. The location is truly isolated and so peaceful, with plenty of beautiful walks and loads to do. The bunkhouse itself was cosy, clean and had everything we needed, with very helpful owners on call. The site itself is undergoing rennovation we were told, but this in no way takes away from such wonderful natural scenery. There's really no need to venture down to the cabins and nose around- we spent our time out on bike rises in the gorgeous national park, and sitting round a fire in the evenings. I would recommend this property to anyone and everyone, it's truly been a great experience we won't forget. I felt obliged to voice our extremely positive thoughts, in the light of reading some really unfair and negative reviews. We hope to visit the bunkhouse for many years to come!

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