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Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had dinner here tonight. Wonderful home cooked meal. Lovely bar area for a pre meal drink with a wood burning stove. Helen the landlady most welcoming. Dining in the evening only, but caters for groups on request during the day. You won't be disappointed .

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stayed here a few times over the years. Mainly because its dog friendly and when i come to North Wales its usually last minute and not much thought goes into choosing a hotel. Its very very tired and shabby - food is OK but not great - maybe 5/10. Breakfasts OK but can vary. Main reason I won't be coming...

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly, we would like to point out that we had a complete refurbishment last year and so the comment about 'tired and shabby' is a total mystery and stinks of 'miserable person with axe to grind'! Secondly, the breakfasts here are praised by almost everyone - see the other reviews. Thirdly, we support our staff entirely and think that they...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I had a fab holiday at Elen's castle Hotel, Dolwyddelan last week. This is a very homely and welcoming Hotel. In a Beautiful location in the Snowdonia National Park. I visit this great Hotel 2 or 3 times a year. The big advantage is it's a Dog Friendly Hotel.

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Roger. Always lovely to see you and Ginny.

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nice cosy hotel. Traditional and comfortable. Nice views to the front of the hotel. Dog made welcome too. Good food and pleasant rooms. Very well placed for all Snowdonia attractions. Very good value for money.

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We love well-behaved dogs (and guests too)! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

There are really only 2 places to eat in Dolwyddelan, so we decided to try Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant on Saturday night, duly booking ahead by phoning for a reservation. The gentleman who took the booking was very professional and courteous. We had booked for 19:00 and arrived at 18:55 to be pointed to a side room with the...

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry you had to wait. There had obviously been a mistake as your booking was for 7.30 p.m. according to the person who took your phone booking! We try our very best to accommodate all customers and if there is to be a delay we do our best to let you know, out of politeness, as we think...

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I treated my other half to an adventure weekend in North Wales and spent 2 nights at Elens. The rooms were clean and bed was very comfortable! We arrived late on Friday and were told for places to go to get some food which was greatly appreciated. Had dinner in on Saturday and found the food very homely and tasty....

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. You must have stayed in our twin room, room 12 as all other rooms do get wifi. Really sorry about that. It is the only bedroom that we can't seem to boost the wifi to because of the hugely thick slate walls! We are still working on this problem and can only apologise if...

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We are twice here during our week long trip to Snowdonia. Fantastic food, good portions and a balanced choice of dishes. We were very happy both times we visited. The restaurant is well laid out and there is a small bar to have a drink while you pick your menu choices and wait for your table. The waiting staff were...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for one night while exploring snowdonia with a group of four and I can honestly say it was worth every single penny. Nice views from the hotel and the group room was like a flat and was divided into three separate sections. Friendly staff and brilliant food service. Thanks guys

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lucked out with our choice of hotel for our 4 day visit to beautiful Snowdonia. This quaint family run hotel has plenty of character with its period charm, great views from the dining room and a cosy old pub style bar. Helen and Adam have obviously worked hard to bring the hotel up to modern standards whilst maintaining the beautiful...

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WelcomingHosts, Owner at Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a lovely stay and thank you for the recommendation.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay here in July 16. We arrived very late on the Friday which was no problem at all for the staff. We were shown too our 4 Poster room which was lovely. It was clean and comfortable. It has a nice bathroom. The bed was great and we had a brilliant sleep both nights. We stayed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A lovely historical inn with all modern comforts. Beautiful location in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Friendly and comfortable with excellent breakfasts and dinner. Family friendly with ideal family suites. Cosy bar with log-burning stove. Great Welsh castle just a short walk away. Stunning views. Free parking and high-speed broadband internet connection. ... more   less 

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Address: Dolwyddelan, Dolwyddelan, Snowdonia National Park LL25 0EJ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolwyddelan
Price Range: $152 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elen's Castle Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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