Ty Gwyn Hotel
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After a yummy breakfast (omelet for me, poached eggs for dad, haddock for Claire and cereal for Graham), we headed off for a day of exploring the 13th century castles of Henry I. Graham's quote regarding the castles, "now THIS is what I've been talking about." We counted hundreds and hundreds of steps climbing every tower. Despite rainy weather, it was a super fun ...
Leisurely morning and a good bit of driving to end up on the northern coast of Wales. We chilled at the hotel a bit while the kids got a swim. Then Italian pizza and pasta for dinner followed by some ice cream as we walked around this sleepy old town. Great views of the Irish Sea out the hotel ...
... that name..lol) and this burial ground or Cairn had been left unearthed after being excavated in 1927. From here we then drove through Snowdonia's national park and stopped for a look where it appeared to be the starting point for the many activities on offer from walking trails to caving. From here we set off again and just drove with nowhere in particular in mind apart from finding a place to camp for the night. After several miles we started ...
Back to Wales today to see Port Meirion. If anyone watched prisoner (the English one,many years ago) it was filmed there. It is a quaint place that is not what it seems, some of the buildings look quite huge but in realty it is just a facade. Although on saying that you can rent out some of the little cottages or there is a hotel there you can stay ...
... to check in and eat there at our hotel/pub, the Black Boy Inn. Think the Black Boy was built around 1522, so the place is very interesting in its style and setup. We were glad we were in the area that was older, even if it meant going up some quirky stairs and walking on floors that weren't quite level. It was fantastic to drive right through medieval looking archways and take in all the turrets, gates and other castle features around us, still ...
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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