Buckley Arms Hotel

Buckley Arms Hotel

Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park SY20 9LP Wales
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Free parking
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Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park SY20 9LP Wales
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Ken M wrote a review Jun 2021
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our stay in the Sir Edmund Buckley Suite, it was spacious, clean and beautiful. Great views from the windows were complimented by a four poster bed that was a joy. The bathroom was enormous with a corner bath that happily accommodates two and the hot water is instant and piping hot.

Our hosts, Gay and Keith, were superb and the food could not be faulted. The lamb shanks deserve special mention and were home cooking at its best.

Check in and out were straightforward and Covid measures were excellent.

We wish Gay and Keith all the best on their upcoming retirement and thank them for making it a special weekend for all the right reasons. It can only be hoped that the new owners will keep the tradition of hospitality in the same way.

Recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gay Howes, Owner at Buckley Arms Hotel
Responded Jun 2, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review, I can honestly say we enjoyed your visit tremendously too. It makes all the difference to an enjoyable weekend when our visitors are friendly and open. Great chats, good company, thank you, Gay
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mb149 wrote a review Oct 2022
Wolverhampton
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A small, friendly, family-run hotel in a beautiful setting. The owner could not have nicer, even giving us a packet of treats for our dog as she showed us to our lovely room (which included two complimentary 20cL bottles of wine). As we chatted to her in the bar that afternoon, she said the hotel only served Chinese food (fine by us) but a couple of nearby pubs served traditional Welsh or English food if we’d prefer that.

Later that evening, as we were having a couple of pre-dinner drinks, she obviously remembered what I’d said earlier about being keen to try a couple of traditional dishes that weren’t on the menu, and sent a dish of delicious steamed dumplings to our table - a very kind gesture that was much appreciated.

I look forward to staying there again and would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing, informal place to stay when in this beautiful area.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s nice that the place is supported by the locals (and their dogs) so at times you may have to...
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Steve & Annie wrote a review May 2024
South Cheriton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely guest house in a spectacularly scenic area.
The room is lovely (we stayed in the celtic room) with a very comfortable bed, we slept well.
There is a large bathroom with bath and shower, the shower took a bit of working out but got the hang of it.
There is a Chinese restaurant within the hotel which we made the most of, the food is lovely and reasonably priced as are the drinks. I believe there is a nearby pub that servers pub grub if you don't fancy a Chinese meal.
The breakfast was lovely with a good choice and the view from the breakfast room was also spectacular.
Would we stay again, yes.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nicky H wrote a review Sep 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked at The Buckley Arms for a night, with our little doggie. We had a lovely and warm welcome from our hosts and our room, for the price we paid, was stunning. After settling in, we had a wonderful Chinese meal. One of the best parts was the bed! The most amazing comfort, pillows that seemed to cuddle your head and the bedding was clean and fresh. The bathroom was the same, with soft fresh towels and everywhere was clean. There were complimentary toiletries too. A special touch of champagne and water in crystal carafe was alongside the tea and coffee making facilities, with a full sized kettle and coffee machine. WiFi was nice and strong throughout the hotel too. Breakfast was nice, with the choices of a full English, cereals, pastries, toast, juices, coffee and tea. The decor is of a Victorian theme, which I loved and the surrounding Welsh mountains beautiful. We will definitely be returning in the near future!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The restaurant menu is Chinese, but there are a couple of pubs down the road if you fancy...
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terencia595 wrote a review Jul 2023
York, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Buckley Arms Hotel is a great experience for anyone who likes somewhere 'a bit different' to stay. The room was lovely and the bedding so comfortable. The family that run this place are a delight. The breakfast was really good and they have a quality well-stocked bar and Chinese food for an evening meal if required. Each room has been tastefully decorated and carefully thought about. We really enjoyed this stay, with beautiful views and a peaceful environment.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Elena M wrote a review Aug 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night. The hospitality is 5 star, the location is the best, very comfortable beds. This place has different instruments you can play. We had an amazing time as we could play the royal and the guitar in the evening. The view in the breakfast room is magnificent: there is a field with sheep, a river and a hill with trees. The music adds a lot to the atmosphere during a good size Welsh Breakfast. The lady Ixia with her family are lovely. She allowed us to stay in the living room after check out in order for me to finish my online meeting. I would highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tourist16686268028 wrote a review Apr 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful setting!!. Our room was beautifully clean and had the most amazing view. The most perfect hosts, nothing too much trouble, fabulous Chinese evening meal and welsh breakfast. We would not hesitate in recommending and hope to return soon as amazing walks on your doorstep to explore the beautiful area.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ivette S wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. Everything was perfect: the personal kind and caring, the view was espectacular and the rooms were very comfortable. I would definitely recommend it and I hope I can return there.
Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marie wrote a review Sep 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was wonderful to stay at the Buckley Arms once again. Gay and Keith were great hosts, as always. Our room was spotlessly clean and all covid 19 precautions were in place. Evening meal and breakfast excellent. (Husband likes the lasagne that much he had it every night!). Cant wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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mel L wrote a review May 2024
Holyhead, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
we came here my mother was staying. she was refused to serve my mother who was staying there. we been tonight and they refused us as we local. as supposedly they won't serve us only for people laying at 9am. absolutely shocking. really on the locals when there is no tourist, the bull were great and I rather go there . as the Buckley is run down
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from buckleyarms
Hello there, sorry I didn't answer sooner, my apologies. If ever you need an answer in a hurry it would be best to contact us direct rather than through tripadvisor, at this time of year when we're closed any queries could slip through the net. We would be pleased to store your bicycle overnight. We don't have a lot of indoor space but we can squeeze a couple of bikes in, mention it at the time of reservation and I'll make sure it's noted in our diary. Maybe see you in the better weather. Have a great Christmas. Gay
Muldoondog asked a question Mar 2016
Woodgate, Australia4 contributions
Hi Do your rooms have ensuite showers/
Nicky H wrote a tip Sep 2023
98 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The restaurant menu is Chinese, but there are a couple of pubs down the road if you fancy something different to eat. "
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Martijn K wrote a tip Jun 2023
Hilversum, The Netherlands172 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spacious parking at the hotel. If you don't want chinese diner, there are other places to dine nearby"
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Rob T wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room at the rear of the property if possible to reduce road noise"
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joyw001 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Ludlow, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for views over the river"
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Jane W wrote a tip Nov 2022
Powys, United Kingdom146 contributions134 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dogs, as well as humans, were made to feel very welcome"
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PRICE RANGE
C$200 - C$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Buckley Pines Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia-Eryri National ParkDinas Mawddwy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buckley Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Buckley Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pont Minllyn (1.4 km) and Meirion Mill (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buckley Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Buckley Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Buckley Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buckley Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffi'r Hen Siop, Dining at the Brigands Inn, and The Buckley Arms.
Is Buckley Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Dinas Mawddwy.
Are there any historical sites close to Buckley Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cymer Abbey (14.9 km).
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