Love the walks around the village and beaches on the doorstep to go and visit. Breakfast is fantastic . Evening meals need to have more choices as the menu is repeated throughout the week . The watch tower in the village or the castle rooms are the best .
I’m not going to explain all about Portmeirion, what, where and how, or about The Prisoner TV series. You’ll need to look it up. I will say that it’s well worth a visit. Staying here can be a bit confusing as there are several ways to stay. In the Main Hotel itself, or in one of the Village rooms, or at Deudraeth Castle. The village rooms are all in different buildings and it’s quite difficult to really see what the differences are until you actually get there. Some have sea views, others have village views. Some have allocated parking almost at the door, some have parking a few minutes walk away. We were in the Bridge House with a village view and parking very nearby. Portmeirion is not a cheap place to stay, and the rooms reflect that. Very well appointed and stylish. Coffee pod machine, kettle, fridge, slippers, dressing gown (which you can buy). Champagne and wines in the room are clearly priced and reasonable. My only issue was quite audible footsteps from the room above, but not for long and not too late at night. Rooms are in line with a hotel at this level. Most of the rates include dinner & breakfast. A major reason for staying here is the hotel restaurant. It is also possible to eat at the castle, but this is not what we chose to do so no comment or opinion. The dinner option is described as TDH (Table D’Hote). Please do not think that this is some cheap thrown together 3 courser. It is amazingly good. It seems to change daily and I would say is heading into Michelin star territory. There is also the option of a tasting menu at additional cost. The wine list is quite very serious but with something for everyone ranging from mid £20 or so up to many hundreds per bottle including some rarities. It’s tempting to run up quite a wine bill! Service is efficient, however there was a distinct lack of personality, with the exception of (?John Mundy) who injected some character and humour into the dining experience. I don’t expect a comedian, but a bit of personality goes down well. However, dinner here is an occasion, and a big part of the reason for staying. Day visitors to the village have to pay an entrance fee, but residents don’t. It’s easy to spend a day wandering around the village, but there are also some nice walks. Once there you won’t need to drive anywhere. The village is quite hilly, but there are electric buggies with drivers that I think are available for those with mobility problems (check this). We were there for two nights and could easilly have stayed longer, if only for the food! A real treat.…
After our last visit 42 years ago we decided to revisit a few places reminiscing. We visited Portmerion on the offer "Be Our Guest". What an amazing bargain well worth the money. Beautiful room with a magnificent view across the estuary, Cliff house 2. The room was clean, warm and comfortable. The meal in the restaurant was the best ever. Beautifully presented, wonderfully prepared and cooked and brilliantly served. The hotel itself is delightful. We were chauffered around in enclosed golf buggies which were efficient and were ideal for me as I have mobility problems. Cliff house 2 has a parking space close by so again ideal for us. Best of all the staff were all so polite, friendly and helpful. There didn't seem to be any staffing problems we have encountered elsewhere. I'm sure you can tell we enjoyed this one night stay so very much. We will be back soon to relax and enjoy the beautiful Portmerion again but this time for longer.…
Good food and comfortable,clean rooms.We come here often for short breaks.Lovely scenery. You don't have to go all the way to Italy to experience what an Italian village might be like. Italian setting within the welsh culture
Everyone super friendly and happy. Beautiful place. Even the cleaners said hello. Food delicious Lovely man who drove the shuttle bus was really friendly and made us laugh. All staff super kind would definitely visit again.
Great stay in a fantastic location. All staff very friendly and helpful and it's such a a beautiful location, would highly recommend! The self catering cottage was not on the main site, but was very beautiful and relaxing, have stayed in the past within the main village and that is very magical and memorable
Truly an amazing place to visit. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, a freindlyness that did not diminish. The village room we had was comfortable, with a great view. The food at both the Hotel and Castle is not to be missed.
Great location, right by the sea. Wonderful view across the estuary. Very comfortable cottage. Good wifi. Stairs are very steep and hard so caution required. Parking space is right on other side of village (behind Telfords Tower) but buggy always available for lift to and from cottage. Would definitely return.
The location, facilities, service and quality of the food were all excellent. It was a perfect relaxing short break. We were even blessed with the weather so could take lovely walks in the grounds. We will certainly be back.
Stayed 2 nights here, check in is done up at the castle, they will take a £200;deposit on your credit card for extras as you check in. Then you park your car, remember to display your car park pass while you wait for the golf cart to take you down to the Portmerion Hotel. The drivers are really friendly as they take you down and show you to your room. The room was on the first floor, and can only be described as basic. A bed, a wardrobe, 2 chairs in the middle of the room, no proper seating area without moving things. We were on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal, you need to book times for both . The restaurant staff are very professional and friendly , a real credit to the hotel. The breakfast offering is one of the best plenty of choice and decent quality and once again the staff were friendly. We used the golf carts to get up into the village itself, a very steep hill! Once again the drivers were very friendly. The staff really are the best part of the hotel. It all seemed a bit style over substance, and as we were leaving we were told that we had to pay a service charge, even though the deposit paid on arrival was to cover extras. No problem with the charge, the staff deserved it, but was disappointed with the way it was requested.…