Ty Gwyn Hotel
Travel Blogs from Betws-y-Coed
Not a very exciting blog this week I am afraid, and very short.
Remember how last week I was talking about having a terrible cough? Well it decided to mutate, I don’t think I have ever been so sick, at least not in a very long time. I kept trying to tell myself that it was fine; the cough was getting better, etc. Tuesday was one of my somewhat normal days of the week. I met with Jacob at the library and checked out all the books ...
... out I am the traitor and I try to kill everyone and ruin the quests. I was successful and WON the game, also means everyone hates me now, but I can take it. After the game I dyed Jacob’s hair. A few weeks ago in a moment of boredom and weakness he agreed I could dye it, decided on 'cyber’ purple. It was absolutely hilarious trying to dye it, there was no trust! But it turned out rather well if I do say so myself. Also made Oreo cheesecake for Jacob’s half ...
... might not survive reading this book until the end.
Continuing on, also had history on Thursday. I realized the other day I am absolutely fascinated about medieval religion, especially since I keep picking topics that deal with it. This week we discussed Christina of Markyate and Hidegard of Bingen and I found I was just really interested and excited about the topic, I even did a few extra readings just because I didn’t want to stop learning the ...
... I even BE in graduate school? At what point do you realize you might not be graduate school material? I have Purdue and a scholarship so going, but is it the right choice? Will I do just as poorly? I just feel a bit trapped at the moment. I’m certainly going to try harder and continue my work, but I don’t feel much improvement in my future in such a short amount of time. And I might as well be honest, my professor and I don’t really get along. ...
Another week in Paradise, so they say. Except missing the sun aspect. Today was naturally nice since I had to stay inside and work on homework I have been neglecting. Had to work on my dissertation outline to submit and reread The Alliterative. Outline is pretty chaotic at the moment but I have a rough map to work with now at least. Still arguing that Arthur loses his soul according to Medieval doctrine in the Alliterative, and ...
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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