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Royal Sportsman Hotel

131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB Wales
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#1 of 2 hotels in Porthmadog
Travellers' Choice
A very comfortable, 'home from home,' independently run, full-service hotel in Porthmadog and has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales. Children are welcome as well as pets in our courtyard rooms. Our 28 rooms are spread over 3 floors and we do not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle/golf clubs lock up and drying room.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Dan wrote a review Dec 2020
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Really disappointing front desk both on arrival and at departure. Rude and unpleasant. Hotel in transition and gradual refurb. Owner is friendly and accommodating, unfortunately the staff not so much. Bar staff obviously inexperienced openly argue with patrons when quality of beer is questioned - lack of gas for instance - then proceed to abuse same customers. Amusing to watch, but more like Fawlty Towers without the funny. Feel bad for the owner.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Simon W wrote a review Nov 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom86 contributions107 helpful votes
Stayed in this hotel for 1 night while visiting Portmeirion. The hotel is in the main High street in Porthmadog so nice and central. The staff are friendly, the rooms were clean and basic decco but good, with tea and coffee facility . We had a standard double. The breakfast served in a nice restaurant. The breakfast was very good .cooked and cereals and continental choices. Parking is onsite. The bar is long, again basic decco but good .All in all enjoyed the stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mutandis wrote a review Oct 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom195 contributions174 helpful votes
The Royal Sportsman offers a very warm welcome in far-flung Porthmadog. Our room was comfortable and clean and the bathroom was a decent size. Porthmadog turned out to be a good base for numerous North Wales sights - Portmeirion, Mt Snowdon, Zip World, Edward I's castles and so on. I always managed to get a space in the garage, although it sometimes took a few tries (after parking for a while in front of the hotel) before a space opened up. The hotel's restaurant is deservedly popular. We returned night after night to enjoy the varied menu and decent selection of drinks from the bar.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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john g wrote a review Oct 2020
Langford, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed overnight while visiting family nearby. Booked as the hotel has charging for Tesla - reserved space with name board in and enclosed garage (small but perfectly formed). Staff very friendly and helpful, room comfortable, breakfast arrangements worked extremely well with social distancing in place, Only had breakfast, but the food was very good. Will be coming back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
bordoli wrote a review Oct 2020
Ruthin, United Kingdom247 contributions107 helpful votes
Booked over phone as I needed to know what their disadled facilities were like. Very accommodating receptionist. Arrived and we found a reserved disabled parking space. Plaque with our name on. Room was ideal apart from the doorstop in the bathroom which caused a bit of tooing and froing to get husbands shower/commode chair into shower area. Otherwise plenty of room in bedroom. I could even park my motorised scooter in the room. All staff friendly and attentive. Nothing too much trouble. Great chef who produced tasty dishes. The furnishings throughout the hotel could perhaps do with being updated but didn't detract from the comfort and what was an enjoyable stay
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$102 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sportsman Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Browsers Bookshop (0.2 km), Craft Cymru (0.4 km), and Glosters (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yr Hen Fecws Restaurant, The Big Rock Cafe, and The Australia.
Is Royal Sportsman Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Porthmadog.
Are pets allowed at Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Sportsman Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Harlech Castle (7.7 km), Portmeirion Village (2.8 km), and Porthmadog Eisteddfod Stone Circle (0.7 km).
Is Royal Sportsman Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.