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“Excellent break in a comfortable hotel”
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Trecastell Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Amlwch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We've just returned from this cosy, friendly hotel and can honestly say it was excellent. We stopped three nights and using previous reviews decided to eat in on our first night. The food was so good we cancelled our last night out and had our evening meal at the hotel! Breakfast was also excellent with numerous choices. Gill was so obliging, offering to freshly make anything we wanted. I usually have a full english but I had a cheese and ham omelette on my second morning followed by two perfect soft boiled eggs on the third. Nothing is too much trouble and all staff are very friendly. Yes, the hotel is being refurbished but this only adds to it's charm.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Janet A
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave a report.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit especially your meals with us.
We hope that you will stay with us next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here on saturday 5th October - a last minute booking having done some homework on trip advisor, and we were so glad we did. Gill is so friendly, your made to feel welcome and at home from the minute you walk in. We had dinner and a few drinks in the bar, the food was lovely and very reasonably priced, it has a really nice atmosphere. The staff are really friendly, everyone just makes you feel welcome. The room had beautiful views out over the bay, a fabulous big bed that was so comfy we got a lovely nights sleep. Gill even got up early to cook us a breakfast before we went to a car boot sale ! Gill really does go the extra mile, its like staying with a friend, she cooked a few extra veggie sausages & made us a butty for after the boot sale .. amazing service.
We both raved about Gill & the service the whole week we were away ! As Gill says herself its a work in progress, it has a few rough edges but the service more than makes up for them, its clean, lots of easy parking, the bar and restaurant both look out over the sea, the price was top end of our budget but we still feel it was value for money as the service was top class. We cant wait to come back next year and see more of her improvements to the place.
Thanks to Gill & the staff for a lovely relaxing night

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank iloveabreakaway
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Really glad you enjoyed your visit and we try to treat all our guests as friends as we know how we like to be treated when we have the chance to stay in someone else's hotel.
We hope you won't leave it too long before coming back to enjoy our hospitality and that of all the staff.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

In a very beautiful setting overlooking the bay this hotel has obviously seen better days but under new management since May this year, great improvements have already been made, Ground floor is nearly complete, dining room, reception area, restaurant look great and upgrading of upper floors is well underway. New carpeting and furnishing are on order.
We were given a very warm welcome and the service could not have been bettered. One of our party has had a recent hip replacement but was given every assistance. The staff were extremely helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble, The rooms were dated, but very clean and very spacious with superb views over the bay and surrounding landscape. New fixtures and fittings are in hand and if these are up to the same standard as the ground floor they will leave nothing to be desired. We ordered a full English breakfast which was well cooked and plenty of it. Toast, coffee and preserves completed the experience.
Overall, the manageress and staff have so far done a fine job in rebuilding what was a run down establishment into a near complete success and deserve great plaudits. We thoroughly enjoyed our too short stay and would definitely stay again when in the area. We thoroughly recommend this hotel both as it is and as it will become.

Room Tip: Go for the Sea View family or double. Especially the Superior double. a little more expensive but we...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Michael D
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Thanks for your kind review and your keen observations.
Next time you return I am sure you will see many more improvements.
I have passed on your comments to our breakfast chefs as well.
Thank you again.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed in May this year the day before James and Gill took over. What a difference ! You can see all the hard work that has gone into this splendid hotel.
Everything in this hotel is 10 out of 10 !
Cleanliness , food, comfort are all top notch.
We drove to Anglesey because the sun was shining and decided to stay over. We are so pleased we had the good fortune to be able to stay in this lovely hotel again.
Well done, your hard work is most definitely worth it.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Lesley S
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Thank you and we are glad you noticed the changes we have already made. There are a lot more to come with more work down stairs due soon and work on the upstairs halls and landings to be followed by refurbishment on 3 or 4 rooms over the winter.
Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Sometimes in life a happy accident takes you by surprise and you can'rt believe you didn't try it before. We have been going to Anglesey for 30 years and have driven past the Trecastell Hotel so many times without calling in. This year we decided to book a couple of nights here and loved it so much we have just booked our 6th visit this year! The genuine warm welcome you receive as soon as you walk through the door is as good as ever. Gill, and ALL of her team are so pleasant and nothing is too much trouble for them. The process of changing the decor in the rooms is well under way and the attention to detail and colour coordination is fabulous. The menu leaves you spoilt for choice and the general atmosphere is geared to toal relaxation, so much so that you can literally feel your heart-rate slow as you take in the views and ambience of such pleasant surroundings. Already booked for our Wedding anniversary for another break. If you keep going back they must be doing something right! Thanks to all. xx

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephen W
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

It was good to see you again and we look forward to your next visit for your wedding anniversary soon. We should have made some more changes to the hotel by your next visit so you will have seen the hotel as we took it over in May right through to its conclusion in the coming months, hopefully not too many.
Thanks again.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We have just returned from our third stay here and it just gets better. We came for two nights for our anniversary and had room fourteen. This is a lovely room with a settee by the window. It was nice to sit there looking at the sea and relaxing. The food was delicious as usual, and our old friend Paul was there also. Gill gave us flowers and chocolates on the day of our anniversary which we thought was wonderful. The service and friendliness cannot be faulted and we look forward to our next visit in November.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank evilcat
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

We are glad you chose to spend your wedding anniversary at our hotel and that you we both made to feel welcome and were able to relax and enjoy it so much.
See you again we hope.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We have just returned after our fourth stay at this hotel since the present owners moved in and, as always, absolutely first class. Gill and James (and son Paul) made us so welcome and we had a thoroughly enjoyable overnight stay. The evening meal was wonderful, a varied choice of menu, and there was a lovely relaxing atmosphere in the restaurant. Plenty of choice for breakfast and nothing was too much trouble for Gill and staff. As for the room, it was beautifully decorated with sea view, tea/coffee making facilities and we had a great night's sleep as it was so quiet. I was lucky enough to be shown a couple of the other rooms which Gill had personally refurbished since our previous visits - what a difference! A lot of hard work had been undertaken and which continues on other rooms. Once again a memorable visit and we left feeling as if we had had a relaxing week's stay. I took my 91 year old father for an overnight stay and everyone went out of their way to make his stay enjoyable. He had only one word for it - "perfect". Thanks to Gill, James, Paul and all the staff for another brilliant stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Barbara G
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JamesandGill, Owner at Trecastell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Thanks for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon with hopefully more changes made both up and downstairs for you to see.

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Address: Bull Bay, Amlwch LL68 9SA, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Anglesey > Amlwch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Amlwch
Price Range: $98 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Trecastell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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