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Bodiwan
Ranked #2 of 24 Bala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a wonderful 2 night stay. Sarah was extremely welcoming and friendly. The room was lovely, spacious, well decorated, very clean and comfortable. The choice for breakfast was excellent. The town centre was only a very short walk away. Most definitely somewhere we would recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We booked a romantic weekend away without the kids and were delighted with Bodiwan. Sarah was lovely and told us all the local knowledge. The bedroom was spacious, immaculate and had a fantastic slipper bath. We choose a delicious locally sourced full welsh breakfast and went to explore Bala which is 5 minutes by foot. The hot tub was a real treat and the canoeing was great fun. We will definitely be back and will bring the children next time. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: The Bodiwan room had lovely views and a slipper bath.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed here after receiving an offer for 2 nights b and b and canoe session. We were very impressed by our room, with a lovely stand alone bath (Bodiwan room), the bed was very comfy and the room had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was well organised and great quality fresh food and home made. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Sarah was able to give us advise on where we were going and very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and will hopefully be able to come back with children as I see that there are family rooms. Bala lake kayaking was fun and there are lots of rural walks and places to visit nearby. We had a look at the white water rafting and so plenty still to do for a return visit.

Room Tip: Bodiwan was very comfortable for a couple.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have just recently returned from a 2 night weekend Break at Bodiwan.
The owners here are great, very informative and helpful.
We had breakfast both mornings which were very nice.
The rooms are very nicely decorated and a big comfy bed!

The B&B is very close to the main centre and not too far from the local attractions.
My only negative thing to say would be that our price included the hire of a canoe for a day, but this was never mentioned throughout our stay. If we would of been offered/used the canoe hire then I would have given 5 stars!

overall a great stay and would definitely recommend Bodiwan to friends!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sarah_2811
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superser, Owner at Bodiwan, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Hi Sarah
Thank you for leaving the review and what a shame you missed the information in the room, and hall and did you did not ask me about the canoeing. Sometimes our guests dont take up the canoeing option and as you went biking one day and said you were going to the beach the next day i presumed you had your weekend planed. Canoeing and Kayaking is great fun and if you are in the area again please contact us and I will arrange for you to take part free of charge.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had a great nights stay here. The house is splendid and full of history. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. The room i stayed in was quite large and was very well equipped. everywhere was spotlessly clean.

Breakfast was lovely a good selection of cereals, fruit and yogurts, great coffee and the cooked breakfast elements were very tasty.

I would definitely stay again, many thanks x

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Just got back from Bala and the lovely Bodiwan B+B. We got a deal off KGB deals and was pleasantly surprised when we pulled into the drive. It is an amazing building from the outside and the inside was just as spectacular. Our room, Arenig was very clean with loads of space. The only down side and it is a big down side was their was no shower just an attachment from the bath which you had to hold in one hand while trying to wash with the other. I like my showers so this was a big problem for me and would be a big problem for anyone who struggled to get in and out of a bath. Having said that we were only there 2 nights so not a problem. The breakfast was very nice which was served with a smile. We will definatly be going there again but next time to a room with a shower.

Room Tip: If you require a shower do not book the Arenig Room
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank fun2bwiu
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superser, Owner at Bodiwan, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate guests taking the time to do a review and as a result from your review we have now fitted a shower in the Arenig room.
thanks Again Sarah

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Excellent B+B. It is situated just off an A-road so is easy enough to find, but still exceptionally quiet. Very welcoming arrival, First impressions where quite literally Wow! the attention to detail that Mark and Sarah have applied throughout the entire place is fantastic. Fair sized room, with the space used very wisely. The bed was the biggest and most comfortable that I have ever slept in, and the bath was so big and spacious! They have a hot tub too, although we didn't use this facility. Breakfast was lovely, and so much choice. Overall fantastic would love to stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Sophie C
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Address: Ffrydan Road, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7RY, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Bala
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Bala
Price Range: $88 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bodiwan is an historic building in Bala town. As well as its history, grand rooms, large garden rooms have modern touches including internet access in all rooms. This family-run bed and breakfast is definitely worth an inquiry. ... more   less 
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