Wenallt Guest House Penrhyndeudraeth

I don’t make a habit of reviewing hotels, B&Bs and the like, but I think I’ll have to make an exception in this case. My brother and I had planned to spend some days in North Wales, and we needed somewhere to stay that was conveniently located for the places we needed to get to, and reasonably priced. Geoff did all the research, came up with a shortlist, and we agreed on the Wenallt Guest House in Penrhyndeudraeth as the best option.

We arrived on Wednesday evening, where we were greeted by Ian, who showed us to our rooms. Now I’ve stayed in a variety of hotels over the years, and what I generally expect to be offered is a room with a bed, maybe a chair or two and a table if you’re lucky. What we got at the Wenallt were rooms that would be classed as “huge” by most hotels, complete with a sofa and an armchair and big windows with beautiful views. The en suite bathrooms were well-equipped, complete with toiletries and bathrobes. The TVs had a good selection of channels thanks to Freeview Digital, and there were even free biscuits with the tea making kit.

Breakfast was as good as I’ve had anywhere else – there’s the usual selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurt and fruit juice to start, then your choice of cooked breakfast is prepared to order. Hosts Ian and Sarah like to use local produce wherever possible, and it’s all of the finest quality – I particularly enjoyed the mushrooms. More toast is always on offer, too.

There’s a very useful information folder in the room, which gives information on places to eat, things to do, and places to go. This tipped us off to the local Indian restaurant – the Lemon Tree, where the service was friendly and the food very good indeed.

So, if you’re planning a visit to Snowdonia, or North West Wales generally, you should definitely consider staying at the Wenallt. We liked it so much that we’re planning to go back next year.

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