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Royal Sportsman Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porthmadog
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

clean and tidy and does what it says on the can, the room was basic, what i did notice was not once did i hear a welsh accent from a member of the hotel staff, which was strange with the high unemployment in the town. but all in all a safe bet. just overpriced.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Warm and informative reception on arrival , was a problem with the booking through money supermarket but this was quickly resolved by the owner.
Room a bit on the small side, and long way from main reception, and the bathroom a bit small to manoeuvre , we also found the bed to be noisy and not very comfortable.
The food was excellent and the best breakfast I've had for a long time , couldn't stop eating the lovely home made bread and marmalade . Word of warning........... If you fancy trying the home made pie don't have the gorgeous soup starter, or it will be a challenge. Never seen such a large pie for one person. The eating area was lovely when the fire was lit, very cosy.good location lovely part of the country to visit, countryside very pretty, hope to return again in the summer

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

well a hundred years ago as a thriving Victorian holiday destination maybe I'd have expected Porthmadog to have an excellent hotel, but honestly in 2013 it was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant especially rewarded our fairly basic menu choices with truly lovely food, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We'd chosen the smallest double room which was well appointed and quite adequate despite sharing it with our two labradors. Well impressed - very highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have just returned from our weekend away at the Royal Sportsman, Porthmadoc. I can really recommend the evening meals, which were served in the lounge, alongside a wonderful log fire. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, attentive but not fussing. The small double room was modern and sufficient for out needs, and the breakfast was the best we have ever had away. The healthy option we had on the first day, was extensive and very enjoyable, the second morning we thought we should try the cooked breakfast which certainly didn't dissapoint, although we did have to walk it off afterwards!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank June P
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

A return visit to this excellent and distinctive hotel surpassed our high expectations.

Staying for a wet winter weekend, we found roaring log fires and a warm welcome - and the food was outstanding, from breakfasts with freshly prepared fruit and and beautifully cooked and original hot food (try the 'special') - to evening meals which amply justified the hotel's reputation for excellence. Our courtyard room was cosy and had a newly refurbished bathroom, and its location on what felt like a mediterranean terrace fitted the idiosyncratic quality of this interesting hotel. Every one of the staff, from owner to restaurant and bar staff, was helpful and thoughtful - from the smile of the breakfast waitress, to the barman who lit the log fire for us in the lounge.

Staying on a winter offer, we visited Portmeirion on an unexpectedly sunny Sunday (using a discount voucher provided by the Hotel) to discover that the garden walks have been refurbished. And with its new bypass Porthmadog has become an even more interesting place to discover - with many distinctive shops.

On our next visit we hope to walk some more of the Wales Coast Path, and to travel on the railways, which were (unusually) closed to allow rebuilding work at the Welsh Highland Terminus. Let's also hope the group trying to reopen the Coliseum cinema have some success - then this could definitely be a destination which offers everything!

The Royal Sportsman is an ideal destination for a refreshing break. We will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The great thing about an establishment with 2 AA Rosettes is that ALL food will be to this standard.

A miserable day in Porthmadog was made much more pleasant by our lunch meeting at the Royal Sportsman Hotel.

A local real ale was proudly and professionally served by Daniel, who was very welcoming and pleasant.

My latte was excellent and served with an fresh, crisp home made shortbread biscuit.

The lunchtime bar menu was seemingly uninteresting, presented in a cafe like laminate. A good read soon created an interest. Rump steak ciabatta was my choice, served with red onion marmalade and tomato with some good crisps to the side and under £7.

I dined in the restaurant a couple of years ago and remember it to be very good then, with one rosette. It now has two, so things that used to be good have just got better.

Great to have somewhere reliable to visit. Thank you.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

2 days in the snow. Lovely food and atmosphere. Great fire to come back to after a day out in the snow. Would like to go back in the summer.
Room small but cosy & warm until the boiler broke down and then dealt with efficiently and discounted the bill for the inconvenience..they didn't have to.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Address: 131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porthmadog
Price Range: $104 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Sportsman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very comfortable, 'home from home,' independently run, full-service quality hotel, the only hotel in Porthmadog. It has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales, 2 AA Rosette for its food and included in the Good Food Guide, using the best of local Welsh suppliers. Children are welcome and particularly pets in our courtyard rooms. Ground Floor rooms also available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle lock up, drying room. ... more   less 
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