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Algoz, Portugal
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A very friendly welcome nice size room with all you need. A quiet location with private parking. The best breakfast ever with nothing too much of a problem.Very knowledgable of local area and a short walk from town.

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review, very much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us, with the made to order breakfast, including our free range eggs. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Pat and Alister

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were given a Xmas present of staying at Dolawel and a visit to Bounce Below at Zip World just up the road. What great presents! We were very late arriving due to horrendous traffic in England however Alistair and Pat were fantastic waiting up for us and helping us get in very quickly. We were made to feel very...

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write the lovely review, it very much appreciated. It always nice to hear that our guests enjoy our hospitality and what the local area has to offer. Glad to hear that the horrendous traffic problems were in England and not Snowdonia, even though it can be a little bit fraught here during Bank holidays....

Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I stayed at Dolawel Guest House for two nights over the August bank holiday weekend on a motorcycle tour of Wales. Alister and Pat are very welcoming and happy to accommodate in any way they can; even drying a couple of items for me. I had a twin bedded ensuite room that was nicely decorated, clean, comfortable and well appointed....

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for carrying an extremely complimentary review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good time in North Wales/Snowdonia. We hope you can come and visit us again sometime. Kind regards, Pat & Alister

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

we took our two grandsons for a few days in Ffestiniog..This guest house is in an excellent location for the Steam Railway & Zip World..both are a few mins walk away...Pat & Alister made our stay a real home from home !..rooms were really comfortable..breakfast was perfect and the dogs were very friendly ..all in all a perfect getaway ...thanks..Tony...

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Tony and Shelagh for your review, it is very much appreciated. Great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to Blaenau/Snowdonia and also the freshly cooked breakfasts and our friendly dogs. Thanks again, Pat & Alister

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for the weekend: 19-21 August 2016 and I would highly recommend this beautiful b'n'b. We had such a lovely warm hearted welcome, the couple who own this place were absolutely lovely and really went out of their way for you. They have 2 beautiful friendly dogs to which my 9year old loved and even spent time in their...

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for carrying out the extremely complimentary review, it is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you will be return again, the dogs will be waiting to see Ethan and play. Also thanks for commenting about the breakfast, it’s definitely something Pat pride herself upon. Nice to hear that it was enjoyed.

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the place. Popped down for the weekend from Manchester. Very central to everything in the national park. Good spot to be in, very friendly house. Loved the breakfast......easily go back again. Best bacon I've ever had in my life.

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Marc taking the time to post an extremely complimentary review. It was great to see you both again and also to meet your Dad. Hope you'll get the chance to visit us again and hopefully the weather will be better. Thanks again, Pat & Alister

Reviewed 11 August 2016

We finished off a tour of steam railways in Wales, traveling to Ffestiniog on the railway. We only stayed the one night but Pat and Alister were lovely. Incredibly friendly and helpful (even printing off a map of local walks in the area and recommending a short one that we could do before catching our train home). Also a lovely...

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Freddie and Rachal for taking the time to write the excellent review, very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Hope you had pleasant and scenic journey back to London. Kind regards, Pat and Alister

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Pat and Alister are perfect hosts who will make your stay more than welcoming. Breakfast was perfect and with their knowledge of Wales can assist in your holiday to make it memorable. Bedrooms are big comfortable and have ensure bathrooms with showers. There is a large well kept garden and chickens for you to watch. Off road parking ensured your...

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Alister H, Owner at Dolawel Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the extremely complimentary review, very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your break with us. Hope you had a smooth run back home and we look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future. Pat & Alister

Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed for 2 nights this bank holiday week and we couldn't be happier with the service we received from Alister and Pat right from the start. We were also greeted by their two lovely dogs Denver and Celyn. Alister and Pat were very helpful in providing information about the local activities you could do and the...

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Dolawel is a lovely guest house in Blaenau Ffestiniog Pat & Alister couldn't do enough, very welcoming and friendly people we had a lovely two night stay for my boyfriend's birthday in a lovely room with great views it also had all the amenities that we could need. There was an excellent choice of breakfast provided (the sausages were my...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dolawel is a large Victorian Guest House (4 Star Visit Wales Grading) in the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Located in the heart of Snowdonia, with its own well maintained grounds next to the A470, offering secure off-road parking. The 19th-century former Quarry Manager house has been modernized to high standards whilst maintaining many of its original features. We are ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia, perfect for sightseeing,mountain biking, Zip Wire,cycling and hill walking. A real home from home where a warm welcome is assured and a hearty traditional breakfast served. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolawel Guest House

Address: Llyn y Gell | Rhiwbryfdir, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3HS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Blaenau Ffestiniog
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolawel Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Front facing room over looking garden is a nice size/family room.”
 of 5 bubbles _vbelectrics, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are comfortable”
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“All Alistar's and Pat's rooms are great. However, there are a few that have beautiful views over their gardens which overlook the spectacular hills out to the rear of the property.”
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 of 5 bubbles Witness_Bucks, 25 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are beautifully finished,with quality furnishings,and are on the first floor.”
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“All the ones we saw were beautiful. The second floor room facing the mountains was great.”
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