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“Beautiful Hotel, Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Food”
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Penmaenuchaf Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Penmaenpool
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Tenby
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“Beautiful Hotel, Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Food”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Had a very enjoyable midweek break, just the two of us, no kids. The hotel is very comfortable, the staff, very friendly and courteous, service of a standard not often seen these days. I particularly liked the guided tour of the hotel at check in. The food was excellent. We were on the B&B package with tea on arrival and dinner on the first night. The market menu is a single choice menu but this appealed to us and we enjoyed it so much we ate in the hotel the second night and again the market menu did not disappoint. Breakfast also was excellent. Only two small criticisms - the tea on arrival includes a scone with jam and cream (all very nice) which is self-service from a table in a side room and a member of staff pours you a cup of tea which you then carry to your table. Given the general high standard of the hotel I don't understand why they do it this way. A pot of tea served to you at your chosen table with scones on a plate would be much nicer and cost little more. Secondly, our room "Vaughan" which was of a good size with a zip and link bed, had laminate flooring which seemed out of keeping with the standard of the décor. The rugs on top of this floor are a potential slip hazard. A great view over the garden however the décor of the room was quite dark given that the window was not that large.
In the scheme of things these are minor criticisms and I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have just spent three nights in this divine hotel . We were joined by friends , who also wanted a relaxing break away . We were allocated adjoining rooms on the second floor , and they were very clean ,warm , bright and extremely comfortable . The en-suite bathrooms had excellent facilities , though we noticed that in the evenings the hot water could have been
hotter .

On arrival we enjoyed a fantastic and very welcome cream tea , included in the deal . It was served in one of the many beautifully furnished rooms . I understand that the hotel has been in existence for about 25 years , when the proprietors bought the old house and proceeded to restore it to its former glory , with no expense or effort spared . The gardens too are a testament to the dedication and skill of the garden staff , with informal areas of woodland , and terraces laid out in a formal manner in a Victorian Italianate style .

We were impressed by the quality of the food , and by the staff who are efficient and courteous and cheerfully willing to 'go the extra mile ' at all times . Clearly there is a high morale amongst them . The breakfast menu was very comprehensive and satisfying , served in the dining room which is housed in a very large and charming conservatory extension . Service struck us as being a little slow at most times , but as the whole tempo of Penmaenuchaf Hall is refreshingly relaxed , we wondered why we were bothered by that , and we soon adopted a more laid-back attitude !! In fact it was a tonic - we all rush around too much in the course of our
too-busy-lives , and are in danger of forgetting what it is to relax .

The value for money was , in our opinion , exceptional , as we had taken advantage of an excellent offer . We will certainly endeavour to return next year , and cannot recommend the hotel too highly .

We could go on eulogising about this establishment ...... it would be very hard to find a better retreat , where the guests' comfort is paramount . A perfect place to 'shake down' , with amazing attention to detail in most marvellous and luxurious surroundings . The owners are very hands-on and aware - their presence is discreet but they are there when one wants them and they are so graciously welcoming . Go there and discover this for yourselves !!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We've stayed here a number of time over the past 20 years and it is a really special place to stay and eat. We prefer slightly out of season, when it is a little quieter. The rooms are a high standard - generally large - with amazing views. The restaurant is excellent. There are nice lounges, which are nicely decorated - far more space than any other hotel I have stayed in - so lots of room to sit and relax, read, etc. The area is beautiful - great for walking.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We are a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 teenage boys). We booked a 2 night B&B package with afternoon tea on arrival & dinner for one night. The hotel was lovely with a stunning morning room, conservatory & entrance hall. The gardens & grounds are also lovely & views spectacular.
With regards to the food the breakfasts were faultless & dinner excellent, the only complaint being the lack of choice on the Market Menu. After discussion though they did agree to accommodate our dislike of the goats cheese starter for an alternative.
Our boys' room (Williams Room) was vrry nice but our room (called Price) was somewhat disappointing although it did have lovely views of the garden). It was small, dusty & very tired. The sheets, pillows & bed cover were all marked & old. This bedroom & bathroom have been mentioned in previous reviews & I would have expected the Management to have acted.
The staff were all polite apart from one older member of staff who we found to be unpredictable in her manner. We witnessed one incident that was simultaneously unbelievable & amusing. The story goes that a couple sat nearby in the lounge who were in a somewhat playful mood suggested that they were "hiding" from the older member of staff as they had presumably moved into the lounge unannounced for coffee & liqueurs. As the older lady served them she replied in a somewhat loud tuneful voice "I've found you!" Following this amusing scene the lady guest politely said that she had actually asked for no ice in her Baileys. With that, the very same waitress gave her a stern look & promptly whisked the offending drink away leaving the guest feeling very awkward & embarrassed! She soon returned with a replacement drink (no ice!) without a comment or friendly retort. This left the 4 of us looking at each other in stunned silence wondering at her abrupt change of mood! We then all spontaneously burst out laughing!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Stoke on Trent
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited Penmaenuchaf again back in February on one of their offer weekends, again a great break, OK so the market garden menu is a case of what you see is what you get but if the options suit you then you won't be disappointed, if not the Table D'Hote menu is £20 upgrade.

Overall another nice break, staff and owners are really friendly and family photo's dotted around don't bother us.

We will be back in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

The situation is peaceful and one of the local walks passes by the estate. The hotel is comfortable, spacious with fourteen bedrooms and has a library, a reading room and a large sitting room with a log fire. The staff are young and helpful. The extensive wine list has a well selected range including some half bottles. The hotel caters for all tastes. If you want a bottle of water for your meal it will be £7.50 but iced tap water is free. The normal dinner is £45 per person with £3.75 for coffee but a fixed menu (no selection, apart from a vegetarian option) is available for £20 for two courses or £25 with three courses. At this time of the year the weekends appear to be full but the hotel offers lower prices for mid-week bookings through their website. We enjoyed our walking holiday based there.

Room Tip: There is no lift so use the first floor bedrooms if you dislike stairs. Most bedrooms are on that le...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed here recently on an inclusive deal and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All meals were excellent quality, room comfortable with everything you need and staff friendly although a long wait in lounge before pre-dinner drink order was taken. Good value on this deal but otherwise a little too expensive for a mid-week winter stay. A lovely part of Wales and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Penmaenuchaf Hall
Address: Penmaenpool | Dolgellau, Penmaenpool, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1YB, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau > Penmaenpool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Penmaenpool
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Hotel Class:4 star — Penmaenuchaf Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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