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All reviews the river conwy valley for sunday lunch beef north wales welsh breakfast first class fantastic views beds were comfortable fantastic weekend shoe cleaner every week memory foam bed amazing service cooked to perfection his wife the ground floor
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

This hotel was recommended at last minute when my B&B had to cancel. They had plenty of rooms which should have given me the warning.
When I arrived I couldn't find anyone. Eventually by hunting around I found someone eating their lunch. I lugged my heavy bag up the long stairs to find my room alone.
The room was fine and the view was lovely. The bed had seen better days and really could have done with a new mattress as the big dips where others had slept was a bit off putting. There was no radio or clock which was a pain but lovely tea making facilities. The toiletries were lovely but I couldn't get my shower to work and the towels were on the skimpy side. If you are a bigger person - bring your own.
Things like peeling wallpaper and scuff marks were a shame as well as fitting 3 sideboards into a medium size room. There were only 4 tv channels - one being a welsh language S4C. Being welsh i didn't mind but others could find it limited.
I didn't see another guest even at breakfast or in the bar the night before - it was deserted. This felt strange and a bit off-putting being a single traveller.
Breakfast was fine although the food was swimming in oil but the quality of the ingredients was good - just would pile on the pounds.
Overall this could have been a sweet place but it just felt that they had given up and hadn'e kept up with the times. I would expect a room as good as one at home but was glad to have a good nights sleep when i returned.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled solo
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3  Thank chumbasmum
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

I love this hotel and have been back numerous times. The proprietor, Lindsey, and his staff are so friendly and welcoming, the hotel is warm and confortable, and the food in the restaurant is fantastic.
The location (with great view of the valley) is good for walks in the hills behind the vailley, and Betws-y-coed is a few miles drive.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jonniegetsabout
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Reviewed 1 June 2008

We have just returned from a very pleasant 6 night stay in this hotel, in fact, we liked it so much, we stayed an extra night. The hotel is very centrally located in the Conwy Valley in the little village of Trefriw (near Betws-y-Coed). Although the village is small, it boasts a Roman Spa and a Woollen Mill, which are said to be worth a visit.
It is the Roman Spa that made this hotel famous. The hotel was built around 150 years ago and was then known as the Belle Vue Hotel and it was here that people stayed in order to take the so called ‘curative’ waters of the Spa, just up the road. They would have arrived by steamer in those days, as the river used to come right up to the lower terraces of the hotel, in fact you can still see the remains of the grand staircase that led down to the river.
Many of the victorian features have been retained, such as the stained glass fanlights in the windows and the fireplaces in the lounges and restaurants. It is obvious that the owners have been careful to retain the ‘olde worlde’ features when carrying out any alterations and renovations.
The bedrooms are reasonably spacious, enough room for a double and single bed in ours, plus the usual bedroom furniture and television. It could be said that the furniture and décor in the bedrooms that we were able to see, were fairly old fashioned, more 1960’s than Victorian, but were adequate and seemed to blend in with the rest of the building. The stained glass fanlights in our bedroom bay window added to the charm and the view from this window across the River Conwy and valley was terrific. If we had to criticise, the wardrobe was on the small side, only a single, so not much room to hang all our clothes. The bathroom was well appointed with a full size bath and overhead shower.
The room cleaning service was very good indeed. Both the bedroom and bathroom were kept spotlessly clean, and the bath and hand towels were replaced on a daily basis. We never had to ask for anything to be replenished.
The public rooms take up the whole of the ground floor running the length of the building. This allows for a large hall/reception area leading into the bar and lounges, two restaurant areas and a separate breakfast room. The food was especially good and the portions were generous. Breakfast consisted of a choice of fruit juice, cereals, fruit, followed by a selection from the menu offering a full Welsh breakfast (egg, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms, fried bread and black pudding), smoked haddock or omelettes etc. something for every taste and more than enough to set us up for the rest of the day.
We opted to take the half-board tariff and were not disappointed. The dinner menu offered 7 choices for starters, 7 for main course and 7 for dessert, plus additional choices from the daily specials menu. The restaurant staff were charming and helpful and our meals were served on warmed plates and piping hot, which is just as it should be. The wine selection was more than adequate and given today’s standards, very reasonable.
The hotels’ close proximity to the Snowdonia mountains, the Conwy coast, the Isle of Anglesey, the charming village of Betws-y-Coed and the fantastic National Trust garden of Bodnant (only twenty-five minute drive away), makes this the perfect place to stay on an away-break to explore this beautiful area of North Wales.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank Amber34
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