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“5 star location, homely atmosphere with a touch of classic class.”

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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Llanwddyn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hotel is located in a stunning position overlooking the fairytale Lake Vrynwry and dreamy Welsh countryside. Rooms are spacious, ours a lake view room, had a balcony and spectacular views. Decor is classic, victorian in style with many orginal peices of furniture. A few finishing touches away from 5 star it truly is a gem and worth the money for a romantic restful break away.
Highlights - dining at the restaurant was a pleasure day or night, food was always delicious and servers attentive. High tea in the lounges is a must!
Negatives - because there are always some - use of the spa should be free for hotel guests given the price of the rooms and cost of treatments. Bar staff could be more knowledgeable on drinks and reception staff more attentive to guests as opposed to reservations over the phone.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed for a weekend in September 2012.
Had stayed before 2 years ago. We had a premier lake view room which had stunning views across the lake.
Some rooms also have balconies. We could check in at 4pm and the room was fabulous. King size bed, large bathroom, plenty of tea, coffee and water.
We had a meal in the restaurant which was first class. Staff were polite and attentive.
Breakfast did not dissapoint.
A must is a drive over the valley to Dinas Mawddwy where you will find Meirion Mill. There is a shop selling local wares and a lovely cafeteria.
The coffee shop by the lake is also very good and you can hire cycles from there.
There are a few places around the lake to stop and admire the view.
A lovely unspoilt area for sheer relaxation. Beautiful!

Room Tip: Request a lake view for superb views. Late rooms often has rooms for one night here but they go ver...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JayneA97
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

This hotel and its staff deserve a glowing recommendation. All the staff I met at this hotel couldn't help more they were amazing. I was particularly pleased with the room upgrade thank you. The rooms was huge and very well furnished. The fresh coffee and mineral water was welcome. The views from this hotel are one reason why I booked it and they didn't disappoint it is a very beautiful location and perfect for a relaxing break. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent and we enjoyed views over the Lake. I do hope to visit again and I recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from urban living its stunning.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a premier room I saw a standard room and they are very small
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank jane134
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I do not usually write long reviews but feel that this establishment warrants one. The plus points first: a fabulous location. A bit of a long and winding road to get there but worth it. I can not imagine an inland hotel in the uk with a finer view and the hotel and the rooms make the most of it. The food is very vey good but a bit novelle cuisine in portion sizes but that is no bad thing as you can enjoy a dessert or cheese board at the end. The waiting staff are by and large first class but it would be nice if they poured the water and decrumbed the table.
The minus points:
I can only talk to the rooms we stayed in but as said earlier we had lake view rooms. A must have.
Metal window frames! Really bad condensation. I mean BAD!
Carpet and furniture a bit shabby but one of the best beds I have ever slept in. Enjoyed a fabulously good nights sleep.
No wi if in rooms or lounge despite being advertised in the FAQ on website. Only in drawing room.
Risk of concussion if using sink. Bathroom shelf far too wide and low for safety's sake.
Step up to bath a slip risk should provide a second bath mat.
Also noted when using sink that water gurgling back in bath outflow and if I am not mistaken a nasty drain smell was noticeable.
Best to use shower with care. Pressure and temperature can both change alarmingly quickly. Presume due to other guests abluting at same time.
They mention access for disabled guests yet my 83 year old mother was left to climb two flights of stairs. When asked about a lift I was told that "there isn't one at this end of the hotel". No offer to take her to the lift which was apparently at the other end of the hotel. Strange.
Public areas in keeping with old style country house hotel but furniture should not look like it predates the hotel. A lot of the armchairs were worn through on the arms. Not good enough for a four star establishment.
Last carp is parking. Signs point to different car parks for "hotel residents" and"guests". A moot distinction as I plume we would all be guests.
In summary this hotel's good points far outweigh it's bad points but I think that a four star rating is stretching it a bit. I have stayed in many three and four star establishments that are far superior to this one. Or is the view worth two stars?

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed on a weekend break spa package. Views from our room were fantastic, but would ensure you book a premier room as some of the rooms are very small. Food throughout our stay was the best yet and the spa treatments were amazing! Only negative was we couldn't access our room until 5pm - with no apology!! Hotel is very relaxed and we hope to return. Would recommend hiring a tandem and cycling around the lake. One thing they don't tell you is no mobile phone signal for vodaphone users!!!!
Enjoy!

Room Tip: Book a premier room.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Where do I start. Having booked the hotel looking for a relaxing weekend following cancer treatment and a divorce (after 25 years) i thought i deserved a well earned break, I booked a luxury spa break.
First of all my room and the situation was spectacular, however things went down hill from then on. The hairdryer wasn't working so phoned down to reception for another ,which was delivered 1 hour later(ladies ,you will understand)hair by this time standing on end.
Dinner --- on my own I was almost ignored, repeatedly asked for a drink ,which i did eventually get and then when i had waited 50 minutes for my dessert, i walked out.
On check out after checking my bill i noticed i had been charged for 2 pints of bitter and a bottle of wine,which were promptly removed.
The manager did apologise to me and said that unfortunately the 'B' team had been on that night and I was just unlucky.. A hotel of this standing should not have a 'B' team and felt that if wasn't for the fantastic situation it would not warrant the 4 stars that have been accredited.
I feel cheated and disappointed and have come back not rested and revived which I was looking for.
Their priority is couples and so would not recommend the hotel for solo travellers.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Having just returned from Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, all I can say is if you are looking for excellent accommodation, food, service and a quite spectacular view then this hotel is the place to stay. We have enjoyed a 2 night stay, premier view lake room, with the most wonderful view of the lake, fantastic food served by very professional staff, we used the spa and booked treatments. Quite simply a most relaxing stay....if you want to do more you could walk for miles around the lake, fish, play tennis or book clay pigeon shooting.....the relaxation was for me but find this hotel and enjoy!

Room Tip: Lake view room if you can.....its worth every penny!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

Address: Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn SY10 0LY, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanwddyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Llanwddyn
Price Range: $133 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1890, this privately owned 4 star Victorian Country House Hotel & Spa is elegant, yet relaxed. Positioned on the fringe of Snowdonia within a 24,000 acre nature reserve, the hotel offers a unique and incomparable setting: hosting one of the most famous picturesque backdrops in Mid Wales. The hotel has 52 individually decorated bedrooms, 35 affording lake views and some with special features such as balconies and four posters. ... more   less 
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