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Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pennal
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“GREAT WEEK - LOTS TO DO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

This "Country Club" is ideally situated for visiting both Snowdonia and the Coast. Plas Talgarth is a comfortable and pleasant conurbation which has friendly staff, a well stocked bar and good food. The health club and indoor pool are a great attraction as too are the putting course and tennis courts in fine weather.
We were a bit disappointed that due to the Chefs resignation the Restaurant was not open whilst we were there and only bar meals were available. Given that this is run by MacDonalds Hotels you would have thought they could have drafted in a relief Chef!
Anyhow despite this I can heartily recommend a break here which is very relaxing and enjoyable!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter W
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you like feeling ripped off, visit this place; you'll love it! My family stayed in Lapwing apartments this weekend, and were charged £19 for electricity! Considering we spent most of our time away from the accommodation and cooked only two meals, this is nothing short of highway robbery. How do they get away with this? At no point was I shown any meter reading, just given a bill and a comment from the receptionist that this price was 'about right', when I enquired about the seemingly exceptionally high cost!

I left feeling completely ripped off, but with the knowledge That I shall never return. This is sad, since five minutes before we received the bill we were contemplating bring our extended family for a week or two over christmas. What great business sense from McDonalds! Well done, you have lost a few thousand pounds by being ridiculously greedy. I would love to hear how this company can justify their electricity charges.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank CheshireDrE
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stayed in an apartment, also in Farmhouse. Both very nice. Shame apartment had to make up sofa bed, not provide bed. Nice facilities, swimming pool etc. Staff all pleasant. Great location, also 15 mins to sea. Needed a bit more free tea and coffee. internet was a problem...slow...hard to use

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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3 Thank Go_Travel_Fun_12
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Patio 11 had not changed since our visit last year. Arrived on the Sunday evening after a long 7 hour drive from Edinburgh to be met by a nice, clean terraced house. Kitchen was clean, patio outside was disgusting though, with dirty patio stones and a horrible barbeque. Absolutely no chance of doing anything out there on our holiday.
Bedroom was clean and smelling fresh, double bed was two twins joined together, with an incredibly uncomfortable mattress and pillows that have definitely seen their best days! En suite bathroom was clean as well, no complaints there.
Went upstairs and walked into a living room stinking of stale smoke, and with an ashtray full of cigarette butts in full view on the balcony through the patio doors. Don't think the cleaners had ventured upstairs prior to our visit! Carpets had small brown circular marks over them which we had no idea of what they were, but it wasn't very appealing. The twin bedroom and the little bunk bed room were fine so our 5 year old had plenty of beds to choose from on our stay which she loved. Upstairs bathroom was nice and clean too.
The small farmhouse bistro bar was ok, despite the dour nature of the girl behind the bar. With children not being allowed in their, we moved to the adjoining area and had a small bar meal which wasn't very nice, and we decided against eating there again during our stay as a result.
The park was closed which was a huge disappointment to our young one as she had really been looking forward to playing in this throughout our stay. I only saw it being worked on and repaired for one day during our entire stay, not good enough during summertime. The swimming pool was a highlight of the holiday, with just the right temperature for us to stay in for ages. Jacuzzi great as was steam room and sauna. Always clean too.
Back to the apartment and our fridge broke down on the first day (Monday), which resulted in our weekly shop for food and drink being transported to a villa close by as there was no maintenance staff on after 4pm to fix it! It wasn't too much of an inconvenience and the lady at reception was very, very helpful in sorting it out. We got a new fridge delivered the next day which did help though.
Overall, this place is in terminal decline it seems and Macdonald group needs to get its act together. I won't be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank 77CMC
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Amazing surroundings, great facilities (indoor pool, outdoor pool, spa, squash court etc.) Staff were very friendly and helpful. There's some great entertainment too with whiskey tasting, quizzes, welsh lessons and much more. Cosy little bar and although we didn't eat in the restaurant we did eat in the bar and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Going again next year without a doubt!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank stephen b
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Carluke, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Villa 37 was disgusting from the minute the front door opened. It smelled of cigarettes and was very damp. There was brown marks smeared on the Walls, dead flies on the window sill and stuck to the bathroom door. Cigarette burns and blood stains on carpets which smelled awful too! We couldn't even give our kids a drink as the glasses were very visibly dirty and covered in greasy fingerprints. The travel cot was stained in goodness knows what and cigarette butts Lined the patio of the allegedly non-smoking villa. We complained on arrival and were told no other rooms were available. Having also complained about the pungent smell the man at reception handed us an air freshener!!!!! We waited on housekeeping to come and scrub the Walls, cupboard handles and wall hand rails as they were dirty and sticky but no-one arrived. This villa is set over five split levels and we had to ask for stair gates to be delivered which we had to fit ourselves. Having slept on it overnight we felt the accommodation was too awful to keep our children in for a week so we checked out the very next morning. The man on reception apologised and agreed he would be embarrassed to charge us - speaks for itself really. Avoid this like the plague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Julie B
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midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We have been on our yearly weeks holiday to Plas Talgarth for the last 26 years and I'm sorry to say many things are on the decline and looking tired. This year we were fortunate to have 4 generations of our family there ranging from 88 years old to 2years old. We have a time share week. My review on Patio 2 - sorry to say the cleaning of this patio has really gone down over the last couple of years, the previous people to stay there must be dog owners, there were white dog hairs on the un-vacuumed carpets, the house also smelled strongly of dog. Kitchen sink left a lot to be desired, smelly and dirty, there was also brocolli left in one of the saucepans. Childrens playground was padlocked. We ate in the restaurant Sunday & Thursday - as usual excellent food and service - compliments to the new chef who also catered for a gluton intolarant person in our group, I don't know why more people don't eat there. Beds very comfy and clean, showers good. All in all(apart from the weather) we had a good week, but I do think the cleaners need to be retrained, all the staff were friendly. We will be there next year - hopefully with a better review on the cleanliness.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank sheely
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Property: Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort
Address: Talgarth Hall Hotel Snowdonia National Park, Pennal, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9JY, Wales (Formerly Plas Talgarth Health & Leisure Club)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Pennal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pennal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 60
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