The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia Llanberis
Worst Hotel ever
Intended to spend 4 days and celebrate my 50th birthday with the wife. Complaints range from sarcastic staff, poor quality of everything, wine arriving half-way through main meal. You can't book a restaurant table until the morning!!!! To cap it all I was refused a table on the second night of our stay, my birthday.......we have stayed in many hotels (8 this year to date) and have never been refused an evening meal. When questioned staff replied, and I quote "is it cause we full". Checked out half-way through stay and went to another hotel with same number of AA stars, Seiont Manor Hotel. The difference between the two hotels is like a dustbin to a place in heaven. Drop the word Quality from its name because this glorified youth hostel is definitely ONE STAR
Lovely views and can walk to peak of snowdon from the front door
Didn't like the place we had booked at Betws-y-coed so decided to move. Happened to drive past this hotel. They had a double room vacant for the nights we wanted but said it wasn't one of their best. It was dark and the wallpaper was peeling but only cost £35 per night B&B. Having said that it was clean and staff pleasant. Although the hotel was full there were not a lot of people around in the evenings. Able to walk from the front door to the peak of Snowdon and come back down again, have a hot bath and a lovely 3 course meal in the restaurant with spectacular view from conservatory on 1st floor for £20. Just went for a short break but seems plenty to do in North Wales so if we go again would consider staying here again. Breakfast and dinner served very quickly and professionally - no sign of disarray mentioned in a previous review. Staff told us they had just become a Quality Inn and there were good discounts to be had booking on internet so will bear that in mind
Booked a four night stay but left it after the first night. The room: spacious enough for two bed but nothing else, dark with only a little space to put cloths in. Badly furnished. I have never seen a bathroom like that, really poor, most bed and breakfast houses have better ones. So what are the three star for ?
Bad and unfriendly service ? Torn cloth on the sofas (bar) ? Uncomfortable atmosphere ? That´s no value for a 108 pounds room price.
Hotel in disarray
The room was serviceable (with a very good shower) and the view absolutely gorgeous.
Service in the bar and restaurant was terrible. In the bar, a number of tables had clearly been moved so when we went in for a drink, we had to sit with no table (having waited 5 minutes at the bar to be served, even though we were the only customers waiting). In the 20 minutes or so that we were there (we escaped somewhere nicer after that!), three sets of people complained because their food had not arrived.
The restaurant at breakfast time was in complete disarray. The tables were not being cleared so we had to clear our own. Our breakfasts took 45 minutes to arrive. When they did, the (eagerly-awaited) black pudding tasted rancid, and the egg had been poached so long it had turned to a form of rubber. No milk was supplied with the coffee. I eventually had to take a large jug (used for the cereal) from the buffet table. I complained once during the breakfast and once on payment. To be fair, they took £20.00 off the bill, but on both occasions I was told "well, we're busy"....On a sunny May bank holiday week-end in a hotel in Snowdonia. Who'd have thought it?? I suppose that it was amusing in a Fawlty Towers kind of way, but not for £110; not even for the discounted £90. What a terrible waste of a pleasant-looking hotel in a stunning location: the management really should get its act together.
I just came back this bank holiday. To be honestly, I and my husband are very disapointed. It was said that the hotel is on the lakeside. I was looking for a quiet and nice view from the hotel. but I couldn't see any lake from the hotel. It takes 15minutes to walk from the hotel. the hotel is on the side of a very busy traffic road which snowdon mountain railway station is on the other side of the road.
About the room, the double bed is very samll and you can hear the sound that people walking and talking outside. If you are expecting a ralaxing and quiet holiday, its will not be your choice. It's truely not worth to spend 110 pounds a night to saty at a hotel like that.
Excellent location, Great service
After spending a couple of hours looking for a hotel in north wales and without wishing to go down the Travelodge route, i went for this hotel. I had read some below average to average reviews on another website so i took the chance taking into account the superb location.
I was pleasantly suprised, check in was superquick, parking not a problem, very quiet area and within a stones throw of one of the routes up snowdon. Rooms probably a touch overpriced but were clean and comfortable. Staff superb and very friendly. Good hearty breakfast (handy for the walk up snowdon) and evening meal was excellent.
I would stay again without hesitation
This hotel is very good. There's plenty of staff who are all very helpful. One thing to avoid though is rooms in the 400's; they're down a long, dingy corrugated iron corridor which is a long walk from the main facilities.
Quiet, Clean & Great Service
We had a horrible experience at a hotel in Caernofen so we frantically tried to find a hotel for our last night in Snowdonia. Thankfully we found the Royal Victoria. The rooms were quiet, spacious, clean, updated and the staff were very pleasant. The breakfast was also very good with an excellent selection.
Quality Stay at Snowdonia in Llanderis
Of course leaving the Caribbean to come to Snowdonia is quite a dramtic change. But to my surprise it was BEAUTIFULLY BREATHTAKING.
Booked the Quality Hotel via the internet in what seemd to have been a wise choice for my intorduction to the area. The Hotel is in a beautifully maintained period mansion, perched over the lake. Her gardens are well maintained, staff are friendly and rooms are comfortable (and a bit on the small side) This is compensated by the extraordinary beauty outside. You want to spend as little time in your room as possible.
Wonderful location to walk to the village below, evening stroll around the lake and up to the Dolbadarn Castle. Take the Snowdon Moutain Railway up the mountain and walk back down. It's a long walk....take some water.
I went with zero expectations and Llanberis was the higlight of my 12day trip of Great Britain. Dinner was particularly special at Y Bistro on the High Street. Make reservations in advance. -------------------
Look forward to a future stay here....with friends. Excellent for eco-adventure holiday at any level.
Loved the food
We have just spent two nights at this Hotel and found the food and accommodation excellent value for money, the location is good if you want to walk up and down Snowdon, it is a few hundred yards away from the easy route Llanberis Pass, however may we advise anyone wanting to travel on the Snowdon Mountain Railway that it is very expensive and very uncomfortable, meaning squashed four in a seat, not recommended.
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Next day, down the west coast of Wales to Aberstwyth. We travelled via Penygroes, Porthmadog, Capel Uchaf, Pantglas, Bryncir, Garndolmaen, Pont Dolbenmaen, Cwym Desstraillan, Ysbyty Despairn, Penryhydeuraith, Maentwrog, Llan Ffestiniog, Trawnsfynnydd.
Welsh is the predominant language spoken in North Wales, but the locals ...
... is 182 miles long. We went back to the hotel for a nap before dinner. This is another manor house which has been in the family for multiple generations. Our room is large, with a fireplace, couch and large bathroom. Really nice and comfortable. This might be my favourite hotel so far. Dinner was delicious. Again the Welsh custom of starting in the bar with a drink. Your order is taken there and then you are escorted into the ...
... of Wales and the Irish coast.
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... all the trees and tonight in the pub there were many locals speaking Welsh, again a different flavor. Only 2 nights here, (we are right on the water front, Terry and I have a wonderful bedroom facing the water, as I write this I can hear the surf pounding on the beach. Truly wish we had more time to spend in this beautiful spot.
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... ladies and kings stood, over 700 years ago! The stairs were worn down where thousands of feet had walked before, and the views from the turrets were incredible. I was like a little kid, so excited I nearly cried, and it was hard to go slowly through the castle as I wanted to run fast from place to place.
After the castle we took a walk through the town of Conwy, surrounded by the castle walls and still looking very much like a medieval village, but with ...