The Bulkeley may be officially rated 3 star, but I experienced a better stay than I have had in many 4 star hotels; and that's all down to the staff who were friendly, helpful and attentive in every department of this hotel.
We had booked at another establishment for 4 nights, but it turned out to be a bad choice, and after the second night we switched to the Bulkeley. We viewed the room before booking, and so we knew we weren't getting modern decor, but, like the public areas, the room was spacious and scrupulously clean. And we had a magnificent view of the Carneddau moutains across the Menai Straits.
You can choose from the lounge, the bar, the bistro and the restaurant, and you will get excellent service and good value in each. We preferred the atmosphere of the Bistro for eating. The food here was good, but a little towards the "Pub Grub" end of the spectrum. It would have been nice if we could have eaten from the restaurant menu in the more relaxed surrounding of the Bistro.
Free WiFi worked well in our room and elsewhere in the building.
Whilst we can't fault the service, the building has a few minor snags.
We found the room a little warm and had to sleep with the window wide open even at the end of September. An uninsulated 4" hot water pipe running through the room probably contributed to this! Non the less, we had a comfortable nights sleep, and noticed no noise from outside or inside the building.
In the bathroom the walk-in shower had only a wide rainfall showerhead in the ceiling. I'd prefer a hand held spray as well for washing my feet etc.
The car park offers little in the way of bay marking, and is pretty chaotic. With a little planning and some tins of paint, I'm sure that more cars could be accommodated and with less hassle.
However, the Bulkeley service more than makes up for these few niggles.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Beaumaris
- Beaumaris Best Western
- The Bulkeley Hotel Beaumaris, Wales