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North Yorkshire
Reviewed 12 September 2014

May I give this positive review on behalf of a gentleman I support who stayed here for 4 nights. He has learning difficulties and needed a safe and friendly hotel offering good accommodation and wholesome food served at regular times each day. The staff were extremely helpful arranging his requirements and gave him all the support and continuity he needed...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

May we say it was an absolute pleasure for us, both making the arrangements with you and then welcoming and helping your friend to enjoy his stay. He really seemed to thrive in our homely environment, managing his pre-planned trips to the fascinating heritage railways between his pre-ordered meals in our friendly bar! We have a long and successful track...

Shoreham by Sea
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Our stay at Royal Sportsman was 1st class, will certainly recommend to others who are thinking of a trip to North Wales. The room was clean and tidy with tea & coffee provided and replenished every day. Room cleaned every day. The staff were very friendly and helpful during our stay. food served was excellent from Breakfast to evening meals....

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, what an overwhelmingly positive review - thanks ever so much! We certainly do our utmost to provide first-class accommodation, food/drink, and service in our superbly-located hotel in stunning Snowdonia/Llyn/North Wales, and it's wonderful to have our efforts acknowledged! Naturally you are more than welcome to return to this hotel and the area - because there's simply still so much...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I will start off by saying that I am fortunate enough to have a small holiday home not far from Porthmadog and love both the town and that part of Wales so might be a bit biased. One of my favourite treats is to visit Porth on a Saturday morning, do the shopping and then enjoy a relaxing drink or...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Yes there is plenty to love about Snowdonia/Llyn, Porthmadog town, and the hotel's friendly, traditional and relaxed Gelert's 'gastro' Bar! Such really good 'pubs' of yesteryear where you can actually hear yourself or others think in a relaxed atmosphere are enjoying a well-deserved revival. Sometimes our barman may be in the cellar - making sure our huge range of brand-leading...

Liverpool
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We were visiting family in the area and stayed at the Royal Sportsman for the first time. An experience we will repeat. From check in to check out the service was friendly and professional . we enjoyed a full Welsh breakfast which we highly recommend .We had a room in the courtyard area booked as a small double.It more than...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thrilled you were so happy with every aspect of your first-ever stay with us - and more so that you will definitely return, hopefully sometime very soon! Particularly delighted you enjoyed the breakfast - full-cooked rather than Welsh, as it has no laverbread and cockles! - and that your small double room in our lovely courtyard more than met your...

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2014

First of all the plus points: -Centrally located in Porthmadoc, not far from Rail Station, Tesco located opposite, open till midnight.. -Well made, tidy rooms with tea/coffee/ toiletries in en suite, Bed made up every day. -Victorian coaching inn which has a charm about it. -Good food for a reasonable price in a lovely restaurant. Now the Minus part: I...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for this frank review, both extolling our virtues and offering constructive feedback, and I will answer most of your points in order: Yes we are ideally located for all of Porthmadog and the surrounding area's amenities and attractions; and our hotel has traditional character, five-star accommodation, and five-star 2 AA Rosette food at great value! It was unfortunate you...

Stoke Row, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Arrived and check in was efficient . Room no 12 was spotless . Everything was fine till got into bed.The bed was the only downside. Was extremely noisy at the slightest of movement. Also with paying for a larger room perhaps a king size bed would of been better. And like I've said the bed was the only thing to...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear that everything was going smoothly. . .until bedtime. . .and was fine afterwards! Ideally, as soon as this reviewer noticed a problem with the bed, they could have informed our reception team who would have rectified the issue immediately! All our beds are brand-new and an industry-leading brand, so we were very surprised to hear of this....

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The title says it all really and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here .The service is excellent throughout the hotel and the food is simply divine, with an excellent choice at breakfast. Not the cheapest food you'll get in Porthmadog but you get what you pay for. Would stay here again and would recommend.

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Absolutely! Delighted you enjoyed everything soooo much, especially the divine dining! Our food costs a pound or three more than cheaper places in town because it is all fresh and cooked to order - never a frozen, pre-packed portion of anything processed passes through a microwave! You do indeed get what you pay for: with us that's exceptional food at...

Wakefield
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family (6 year old and 2 year old twins). Lovely room in the patio area that was big enough for us even with 2 cots. Hotel is nice and clean and well looked after even though it is quite old. We usually eat out when we stay away but we ate in the...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! This super review from a young family is among the most rewarding we've ever had! We are particularly thrilled that we more than met your needs with: a large Courtyard Family room; our five-star cleanliness; great dinners - including fresh, home-made children's meals - and breakfasts for all tastes and pockets; and friendly and helpful staff! It's very true...

Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights to attend a friends birthday/renewal of wedding vows and couldn't fault the place. Booking in was efficient and the room we had was in the courtyard - perfect for what we needed. The toiletries provided are a nice touch. The breakfast each morning was very nice and it's location was perfect. It...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this 'perfect' review! Delighted the check-in, courtyard room, toiletries, breakfast, and parking were all excellent. We're sure you would have found our 2 AA Rosette food in the friendly bar or restaurant as enjoyable as the drinks you did have! It's sad quite a few guests attending local weddings etc, particularly in the summer, are unable...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed just one night for a quick visit to North Wales. Warm welcome received, and a lovely spacious room in the courtyard. None of us found the beds very comfortable, but that's a personal opinion. Food was fabulous - delicious scallops, though a rather small portion of mackerel. The hotel is well positioned for access to a variety of...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for a fantastic review overall - yes, all our beds are brand new and may still be a bit firm for some guests' personal preference - about the welcome, spacious room, fabulous food (again portion sizes are personal preference and more could have been requested), quiet location, and access to attractions. We sincerely hope you can stay for longer...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Dining Room at Royal Sportsman Hotel
The Dining Room at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Cuisines: British, Welsh, Bar, European
Gelert's Bar
Gelert's Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very comfortable, 'home from home,' independently run, full-service quality hotel, the only hotel in Porthmadog. It has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales, 2 AA Rosette for its food and included in the Good Food Guide, using the best of local Welsh suppliers. Children are welcome and particularly pets in our courtyard rooms. Ground Floor rooms also available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle lock up, drying room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Sportsman Hotel

Address: 131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
Price Range: $163 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Sportsman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Royal Sportsman Porthmadog
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