Ty Gwyn Hotel
Travel Blogs from Betws-y-Coed
... extremely exhausted, being awake for almost 24 hours and hardly eating. I was
definitely not very sociable.
Whenever I explain my version of Hell I always refer to this
bus ride to Paris I was on. The bus was breaking down and overheating, we were
stuck in traffic, and about 2 hours away from the Eiffel Tower, our destination.
I am extremely claustrophobic and pretty sure I blacked out a few times. I
mention this story because the ...
... to climb all of the towers. We walked along the coast and dipped our feet into freezing cold Conwy Bay which is part of the Irish Sea. Afterwards, we had lunch at Anne's Tearoom which was the most amazing meal we've had thus far (tomato soup and cheesy garlic bread). Overall, it was a wonderful day! The weather was beautiful and it was only a one and a half hour coach ride from Edge Hill to ...
... interesting boats on the mud flats in the bay. They all have dual keels so they sit on the mud when the tide goes out.
returned to Caernarfon via Llanfair PG, or the full version, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll llantysiliogogogoch, longest place name in the world until the New Zealanders, made up a longer Maori one. Took photos at the railway station of the original ...
... that had been mined, then via a cable railway deep underground about 500 ft to another area slate had been mined since 1836. We had to wear hard hats and all, very glamourous.
the display and audio story tells of a small boy who joins his father and uncle to work in the mine at the age of 12. Most miners died by their early 40's as it was a dirty very dusty hard life. The slate tiles made here were exported to Australia and many of the ...
... a lake. Next was Snowdonia National Park where we stopped to walk on Snowden mountain, the tallest mountain in England and Wales. One last stop before finding our hostel for the night is the town with the longest name which is on the Isle of Anglesea. That night we stayed in Caernarfon but we arrived so late there wasn't much to see anything before we had planned to meet for dinner.
I did a brisk walk over a bridge and up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ty Gwyn Hotel Betws-y-Coed
I can recommend the Ty Gywn. Although the shower in our room didn't really work they moved us to a different rm the next day and were very friendly and helpful. They are in the process of updating all their bathrooms and replacing carpets so maybe we just caught them at the wrong time. The food in the restaurant is excellant and busy every night. The area is really beautiful, and although the Hotel and the staff were great, and went out of their way to be helpful, next time i think we'll go to one of the cheaper B&B's in town and just eat at the Ty Gywn, as rates are quite expensive for what you get compared to other accom in the area. Great place though.
Chose the Ty Gwyn hotel after looking on this web site and yet again Trip Advisor has come up trumps.
The room was very clean and tidy and the bed was comfy.
The only possible negative I could find was a little bit of a traffic noise but it's hardly like you're staying on the M25 !!
The food was excellent - I can recommend the duck.
Very reasonably priced - would definitely stay again.
Great room, So-so Service
I loved my room at the Ty Gwyn coaching lodge. It had stone walls, was nicely decorated and had lots of charm. But I probably wouldn't choose to stay there again as a single traveler because no one chatted with me like I normally expect from a good guest house. Service at breakfast was mediocre and not too friendly. Checking out was a bit of chaos, with the restaurant staff trying to check me out vs. an experienced person. Also, they had drinks on my check-out tab that weren't mine. It I had a car to check out more of N. Wales and a partner to travel with, the experience would have been much nicer as the rooms are wonderful.
A traditional inn par excellence
If you like traditional coaching inns then this is one to try. Don't go there if you are one for the antiseptic modern hotel. This place has stacks of character, good food and a gentle ambiance. A proliferation of ornaments around the hotel, but particularly in the bar, lends to the homely atmosphere and provides something to look at and discuss as you imbibe the fine ale available.
Situated just on the edge of Betws it is less than a gentle two hour drive from Liverpool airport. It is ideally located to allow spectacular drives to the areas attractions i.e Ffestiniog, Portmieirion, Capel Curig, Snowdon and Caernarfon to name but a few.
I will certainly visit again if I get the chance.
My wife and I recently stayed at Ty Gwyn in Betws-y-coed and were very impressed by the place. It's bursting with character and in a great location. Our room was delightful. The bar (which is open all day for residents) and restaurant are fascinating with antiques everywhere. The food is just magnificent. We only had 3 nights, and wished we'd booked for a longer stay to fully explore all that this beautiful part of North Wales has to offer - will no doubt return in the future, provided we can get in at Ty Gwyn!
My husband and I chose this charming hotel based on a recommendation from the travel guide Fodors Forum. We could not have been happier with the recommendation.
I was looking to take a break somewhere in Wales and chanced upon the website of Ty Gwyn in Betws-y-coed. Having visited the area many years ago, I knew the setting would be ideal - and their website seemed to suggest it was the sort of place I like. I phoned and made a reservation, for 3 nights. Afterwards, I thought I'd have a look on Trip Advisor to see if there were any reviews and was quite concerned to read the "Not as good as I expected" review. I made the decision to go ahead with my booking anyway - and I am SO glad I did - the place was quite wonderful.
I had seen rave reviews of this hotel on another website, so was expecting a highlight of our trip. My expectations were too high. It was OK.
Good - with just a few failings
We stayed here for a weekend in March. Overall the experience was good with excellent food and an exquisite de-luxe room. There were just two drawbacks. Firstly, the restaurant seemed to be lacking staff on the Saturday night. Consequently, it took us absolutely ages to order and get served (we had to prompt the waitress several times). Secondly, the bathroom decor could have done with a spruce up, as it was looking quite tired. That said, we would wholeheartedly recommend the Ty Gwyn to anyone visiting Betws.
I booked this hotel and when i pulled up outside thought it looked a dump - how wrong can you be - rooms small but excellent. Evening meal was fantastic, the bars only open to residents or anyone booking a meal which makes the place even more quaint and cosy. All in all a brill find for the money