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Saracens Head Hotel

Saracens Head Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4UY Wales
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#3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Beddgelert
The Saracens Head is a delightful Inn located in the picturesque village of Beddgelert in Snowdonia National Park. All meals are freshly prepared using locally sourced produce. Following a major refurbishment in 2016 the 11 individually styled bedrooms are all en-suite, comfortable and spacious.
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Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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English, Polish, Romanian
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Andrea B wrote a review Yesterday
6 contributions16 helpful votes
Called for lunch today, the guy that served us was really friendly, he helped to keep the 10 month old with us amused. The food was lovely, will definitely be calling again. Our dogs enjoyed their doggy patties.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Alastair C wrote a review 12 Jun
11 contributions19 helpful votes
After a fantastic long walk my wife and I were very hungry so called in at the Saracens Head. Despite the good weather and lovely outside terrace we decided to eat inside. This was tastefully decorated and spacious. We were looked after by Callum, who was excellent - polite and attentive. We both ordered Lasagne and it came quickly despite the pub being busy. It was tasty and hot the spot. I had a pint of Dizzy Blonde ale which was pretty good. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Steveinnorthwales wrote a review 7 Jun
103 contributions52 helpful votes
This is the sister hotel of the Royal goat from where I write this review. We had a drink this afternoon that cost nearly £17 for a glass of wine and a pint of Italian larger so we decided to eat elsewhere as the menus at restaurants Royal Goat was expensive and very 70’s. We ordered drinks and food at the Saracen, the drinks arrived promptly but their was no sign of the food after 1.5 hrs so I chased and they had messed up. The food eventually arrived and we were promised the bill would reflect the cock up in service. When it came the “locals” 10% discount was an absolute joke and insult. I feel I have been ripped off at sister establishments . I appreciate that Covid means that businesses are struggling to get enough staff but that doesn’t mean that poor service should be accepted or not compensated for. The room I am in at the Goat is a lovely remove but service is king and to be blunt today it does not exist!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Molly D wrote a review 4 Jun
Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain12 contributions3 helpful votes
Me, my partner and my dog stayed here for one night and had dinner and breakfast here. Things we liked: Great location, Beddgelert is beautiful and surrounded by national trust walks. The town is named after a dog so very dog friendly. Half an hour from coast and near snowdon. The room - we stayed in room 8 which is a superior king. The room was spacious with a massive comfy bed. Newly renovated and modern with lovely decor (hard to come across in north wales!), including a renovated bathroom. The room was spotless with good facilities. Dog friendly - all the staff were lovely to our puppa, she had lots of fuss and attention. She had a dog breakfast in the morning. Only an extra £10 for her to stay (compared with £30-£50 other places can charge). Room had plenty of space for dog crate. Parking - room to park behind hotel for free however tourists who aren’t staying clearly park here in the day as no cameras or way of monitoring the car park. Free breakfast included which was delicious. Nice menu options and lovely service. Things we didn’t like so much: EXPENSIVE! room rate was the same as London prices which is ABSURD. Drinks also expensive £6 for pint of Guinness. Management seemed a bit flustered and it at times made the atmosphere a bit strange - all staff were polite and lovely but difficult to put into words that something was a bit off. I think management haven’t coordinated staff well especially in relation to COVID regulations. Inconsistent with who they allowed to sit where and when. E.G. we asked to sit on the picnic bench area across the road because of having the dog and due to table service only couldn’t be done (fair enough). However staff could have said ‘when a table is free on the terrace, you can of course sit there instead’. We of course did this of our own volition when a table became free but this confused the billing of our drinks. This didn’t cause too much hassle for us at all but it just wasn’t the best customer service. Also noted staff refusing customers because the terrace was closed at 8:30pm due to ‘lack of staff’ but then allowing a different walk in at 9:00pm on the terrace. Who decides this? Do you need to employ member of staff to seat people? We were told by reception that dogs weren’t allowed in the breakfast area but then waiting staff let us in there with our dog (not complaining but inconsistent again!) Dinner menu was ok but we felt a bit limited, it didn’t really seem seasonal. We both ended up having a burger which is usually a safe bet. It was nice but definitely not the best burger we’ve had! Prices were ok. We had a room at the front of the hotel and got woken up by a road sweeper at 6:30/7am. Could hear cars when they went past, we slept fine but might bother a light sleeper. Would be difficult in the summer if no aircon. If the price was more affordable would consider staying again as we did have a great time.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kellylancs wrote a review 3 Jun
Whiteley, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Decided to come here for a coffee and a bite to eat. Even though they said it was table service but no table service evident as no one came to serve us for 15 minutes. Finally had to get the attention of someone. Staff running around like headless chickens and heard one of them say to their colleague that he was trying to do three things at once and couldn’t serve a family waiting. Says it all really. When we eventually did get service they had no coffee but was informed there were plenty of coffee shops in the area. Not the point. Decided too leave as we could see ordering food would be a problem also and that it would take a long time to wait judging by staff not sure who was doing what and other customers looking annoyed. Clearly need to get their act together as lockdown has affected them and not ready for customers.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$126 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saracens Head Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Saracens Head Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gelert's Grave (0.1 km) and St.Mary's Church (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Saracens Head Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Saracens Head Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Saracens Head Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Saracens Head Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saracens Head Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hebog Cafe & Bistro, Caffi Colwyn, and Glaslyn.
Is Saracens Head Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Beddgelert.
Are pets allowed at Saracens Head Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saracens Head Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Saracens Head Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portmeirion Village (10.8 km), Cae'r Gors (12.2 km), and Porthmadog Eisteddfod Stone Circle (8.8 km).
Is Saracens Head Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.