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Hotel Portmeirion
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portmeirion
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband treated me to a few days at this hotel for my birthday. They were doing a special deal to banish January blues. the price included breakfast and evening dinner. Our room was very comfortable and although the hotel was not new the bathroom was very modern. We had a room with view of the beach and it was great to watch tide come in and out. The village was quiet at this time of year but we liked that. I used the spa and had a couple of treatments. I would advise anyone going at a busier time to book in advance if they want to use the spa. The staff were very helpful and when I mentioned disappointment in there not being a DVD player they brought one up. The dinner was excellent and matches any top restaurant I have been to. The lounge was Cosy with a real fire to sit at which was nice after a bracing walk along the costal nature trail.

Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Portmeirion is in a beautiful setting on an estuary surrounded by a very large estate with excellent walks.Stayed in Cliff House 2 which is in an annexe of Cliff House. The room was an ok size with nice decor and furnishings which fitted the era in which the village was built. Beautiful views over the estuary. It was classed as a standard room and that's what you got. From photos on Tripadvisor it seems you need to book a suite to get more room. There are very few photos of standard rooms, so let's see some fellow tripadvisors!
On our first night/morning we ate in the hotel restaurant. The food and service were both excellent, we entirely agree with positive descriptions by others.Tables well spaced out, room airy with great views. The bar area was roomy and a pleasant place for a pre/after dinner drink.
However on arrival we were told by reception that on our second night/morning we would have to have our meals at the Castle. I wish we had been told this in advance. No apology nor reason given. We asked and it was to do with kitchen refurbishment. Dinner and breakfast at the castle were a huge disappointment, this is why we give 4* instead of 5. The food ,service and ambiance were not up to the standard of the hotel. Food expensive for what you got, akin to pub food. Service was amateurish compared to the hotel. Tables set next to each other with little space between. We were sat at a table in a corner, next to a wall, by a draught and next to a couple with a lady who talked incessantly,loudly! Why when there were plenty of other tables to put us? Needless to say we asked to be moved.
The bar area was very small so packed therefore we were unable to have our pre/post dinner drinks.
We really liked staying in the village and using the hotel restaurant and bars. It is a pleasant walk through the village to the hotel, seems like you are going out for the evening. We would like to return but only if all meals could be taken in the hotel.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Dickey
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Just returned home from two nights in Chantry Row 2, a homely and private suite furnished with a mixture of lovely old furniture and comfortable new sofas that I would like to take home! Nice big TV with good selection of channels, signal a bit of a problem, probably the weather! Parked right outside our suite, used the hotel complimentary bus service to get to and from the hotel and the castle for our evening meals but it was a pleasant and interesting walk during the day and at breakfast time. Our suite had everything we needed, good tea making facilities and complimentary sherry, all topped up each day. Free WiFi. Lovely big fluffy towels and good bathroom products, and plenty of hot water all the time! Plumbing a bit noisy here and there, just like an old cottage but central heating worked well and we couldn't hear any neighbours although the village did seem full. Breakfast in the hotel was superb, we experienced full Welsh breakfast, poached smoked haddock and also the eggs florentine, all well cooked. There's also a buffet table with cereals, fruit, yoghurts, pastries etc, you won't go hungry here! Dinner in the hotel was very good, imaginative menu, good flavours, well cooked and worthy of the two AA rosettes. Beautifully presented by friendly staff, there must be a talented chef or two in the kitchen. Drinks not extortionate. We also had dinner in the castle, which we didn't enjoy quite as much, partly because we had to move tables twice due to draughts, and lighting so poor we couldn't read the menu, and partly because we found some of the courses a bit strange, each individual item was well executed but we didn't feel the flavours on the plate complemented each other for instance, creme brulee (superb) chocolate ice cream (wonderful) eccles cake (out of place on the same plate!). Also a stunning looking pink praline tart with toffee ice cream was overall very bland and just sweet. However, for the price, the food in the hotel was outstanding and in the castle not bad value. I shall savour the memory of my quail and pigeon breast for a long time! Both dining rooms were very busy and staff working their socks off! The bars were welcoming and had comfortable seating, and when you are finished reception will arrange transport back to your suite or room. I would recommend staying in the village, for the atmosphere, reception are very helpful when you ring to book your room and will find something to your taste, its a unique place with lots of charm, yes it needs a lick of paint here and there but this doesn't detract from the overall ambience.

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1  Thank philadelphus2006
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Port Merion on the whole utterly magical and fabulous place to stay.
Hotel communal areas lovely, alas hotel room pretty shabby boutique style rooms (shame they aren't bit more atmospheric as the building as a whole/main areas are) in need of bit love. Dusty with stained bed covers & ripped wall paper, i may sound like the Hotel Inspector! but did expect a bit more for the money. Though pre warned 2 months in advance that we were vegan we were completely un catered for. I'm generally happy with black coffee and spot of beans on toast, but had instead to my delight a birthday breakfast of dry toast, bit of a poor show really. On the up side who could argue with such stunning views and a Prisoner Channel!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just spent 2 days in Port Meirion - staying in Fountain 1. We were very lucky with the weather, sunny but cold. From the start of our stay, the man in charge of the entrance gate was very friendly and helpful. Checking in was easy. Our suite was close to the hotel - well equipped bathroom with L'Occitane shampoo, body lotion and body gell. Large white very soft towels and a good shower. There was a decanter of sherry in the room both nights, which went down well with one of us! Free Wi-Fi, which was useful. It was good to have the extra room to relax in and look out at the view.

The restaurant was really excellent. The food was of a very high standard and well presented and the chef catered for my problems with garlic and onions - this was a very rare occasion for me when I actually had lovely flavours with my food, as it is usually so bland. Good choice of wine and a lovely ambiance. We ate both nights in the Hotel. Breakfast was also really good - well presented. A lovely break.

Only negative, the floors creaked a lot from the people in Fountain 2.

Can thoroughly recommend.

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1  Thank jeanjeannie
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was such a beautiful location, with good quality accommodation, a choice of fine dining or bistro style and excellent service throughout the stay. Without hesitation I would recommend this for a couple who are in need of a special treat.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having visited previously and enjoyed lunch at the hotel, we decided to book a 2 night stay at Castell Deudraeth. The room was superb, the bathroom being in the tower with views in all directions. Had meals in both the Castell and main hotel - the Hotel meal was preferred, the Castell being bistro style.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: | Minffordd, Portmeirion LL48 6ER, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Portmeirion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portmeirion
Price Range: $139 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Portmeirion 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Portmeirion is a romantic seaside resort on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales. It was opened by Clough Williams-Ellis in 1926. Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit here in 1941. Patrick McGoohan filmed The Prisoner here in 1966-67. In early September Portmeirion hosts Festival No6, a unique celebration of arts and music. Access during the festival period is for Festival Ticket Holders only. Portmeirion is open every day all year and is suitable for all ages. ... more   less 
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