Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

Craig-y-Dderwen Nearby the River Conwy, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AS Wales
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4.5
#1 of 7 hotels in Betws-y-Coed
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
The hotel is set in a much admired and envied position down a long private driveway on the banks of the River Conwy at the edge of Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia. We have 16 acres of our own beautiful gardens and we are surrounded by uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the Conwy Valley with its wooded slopes forming the perfect atmosphere in which to relax in peaceful tranquillity. Privately owned, the traditional values of hospitality hold strong with the emphasis on courtesy and service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Craig-y-Dderwen Nearby the River Conwy, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AS Wales
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Dave55Bolton wrote a review Jan 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights and it was excellent. We brought our dogs and the hotel is very good in that they accommodate for both dining with or without dogs in separate rooms. Food is very good and all the staff are very hard working and pleasant. The location and views are fantastic and the local walks are exceptional too. Overall we had a great stay and enjoyed the New Year Gala dinner.
But a special thanks to all the staff who made our holiday a relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard wrote a review Feb 2020
Wrenbury, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first visit to this lovely hotel in a picturesque riverside location was. We had the river view superking room which was spacious and immaculately presented with its own balcony with views down the valley. Room 7 is conveniently situated on the first floor near the top of the stairs.

The hotel has just had a refurbishment and is beautifully presented, crisp and scrupulously presented. Mark, Michelle and all the staff offered a wonderful friendly welcome and the service was exemplary.

We found the crowning glory was the lovely riverside restaurant where the chef and his team offer a wide ranging menu of attractively presented sublime food which was some of the best we have ever had. We will be back to this excellent hotel, which is close to home very soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richcradd wrote a review Sep 2020
Northampton
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a two night stay and it is fair to say that the location of this hotel is superb. Positioned perfectly next two to a beautiful river the views never ceased to impress.The staff could not have been more friendly, starting with the welcome, which was followed by a lovely Sunday roast. Breakfast and evening meal the following day were both equally delicious. We would count ourselves a little unlucky with our room allocation. Located on the third floor, it was somewhat cramped, albeit the bathroom was spacious. Not that TV watching was any feature of the break but the flat screen TV in this room was laughingly tiny. The room would be unbearably hot in summer, I would imagine. Overall, a hotel well worth visiting!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sagbucks wrote a review Sep 2020
london
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This riverside hotel is in a superb and picturesque location, 10 mins easy walk into village offering additional choice of cafe restaurants & shops. The staff were excellent, service good and covid protocols well considered and functioning. We ate supper in the restaurant on one of our two evenings and enjoyed the choice and quality of the menu.

However - the hotel requires further refurbishment. Both in public areas and bedrooms. Currently the ‘modernisation’ looks half done or rather cheaply done. We stayed in room 18 - lovely views comfortable bed but that’s the extent of the positives. The bathroom was dated and the mixer tap shower system allowed only luke warm showers. Synthetic duvet & pillows.

All this might have been tolerable if WiFi access had been possible in bedrooms. Despite words of re-assurance from staff, this just was not the case on most of our devices. To get WiFi we had to go and sit in the bar area. And even then the signal was not uniformly strong.

Finally although we enjoyed our meal the accompanying wine list was erratically compiled and overpriced. This never leaves the discerning customer happy.

Yes this hotel could do so much better and actually justify the incredible 4 star status that the AA has bestowed on it
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richard wrote a review Aug 2020
Wrenbury, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and myself greatly enjoyed our previous visit to this beautifully located hotel witjh it's friendly staff (see previous review). We recently returned for a one night stay with very high expectations based on our first visit.

In the post Coronavirus world we were somewhat surprised by the contrast of our experience on this our second visit. Unfortunately, none of the river view rooms were available for our short stay. Room 6 at the rear of the hotel was very clean and more than adequate for our purposes but would not have been our preferred choice as it was not furnished to the same standard as the river view room we had chosen previously.

The major difference we found was that the hotel was short staffed on the night we stayed, which resulted in the bar being intermittently manned by the ever cheerful and helpful, but overworked staff. Courtenay the new waitress who had just started that night did particularly well in difficult circumstances. However my major disappointment came as a result of the difference in quality of my dinner. The Smoked Salmon starter was bland, the main of Shin Beef Wellington was undercooked and tough. My wife's dishes were adequate but unspectacular compared to the the sublime meals we experienced on our previous visit. We suspect that the hotel's head chef was not on duty that night, or has left in the intervening period following our February visit.

Some of the Covid 19 precautions were a little intrusive and irritating in their pedantry, to ourselves, who have worked all through lockdown. All staff wore finger marked visors, which whilst being acceptable and necessary appeared to be uncomfortable judging by the amount of taking on and off and adjusting of them we witnessed. The one way system was effective but cumbersome for those with limited mobility.

Finally, two days after we left, my wife recieved a call requesting an additional payment as a result of the room rate being incorrectly calculated on our final bill. This was duly paid, although the fault was entirely the hotel's and they should have swallowed the result of their own error. This is a four star hotel not a cheap B & B!

We will consider our options very carefully before making a third visit because of the variation in the consistency of the quality of our experience on our two visits. The hotel is in a beautiful location and the river view rooms are lovely and well worth their money. However, the staffing issues need urgently addressing like the leaking restaurant conservatory roof, which leaked on both of our visits as a result of heavy rain.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Pay the extra for a river view room, it's well worth it.
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debbie3southampton wrote a review Jul 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights at this lovely hotel. The setting is gorgeous set in a wooded valley by the river. We were concerned as the hotel had only just reopened the day before following lockdown, but our fears were quickly settled. The hotel had put a one way system in place and looked as if it had complied with all the regulations.
We had a standard room on the second floor overlooking the river which was pretty. The room was clean and well equipped and the bed comfortable.
The food was served in the room or on the terrace as covid rules meant we could not eat in the restaurant, but Mark and the staff managed really well. Bringing hot food upto the room although the weather did improve to enable us to eat on the terrace on morning and one evening
The hotel is superbly placed to access loads of North Wales attractions, although many are not fully open yet, but are due to open shortly
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SamandSteve wrote a review Nov 2021
Byfleet, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we walked into the hotel til the moment we left the service we received from Michelle and Mark was exceptional. Whether it be providing advice on the best placed to walk, providing a hot drink after a day out or a glass of wine in the evening they were always on hand to make our stay enjoyable.

Our spacious room overlooking the river was amazing, Never has I stayed in such a dog friendly hotel, in the room a large throw is provided that covers the whole bed meaning if you leave your dog in the room for dinner then you don’t have to worry about them creeping on the bed. Dogs are allowed everywhere except the main restaurant, but, if you want to eat with your dog in the evening that is not a problem as a table can be made up in the Bistro area next door.

The food is amazing, again great service and a great choice. Breakfast is just as enjoyable, served in the restaurant with the views of the river using high quality produce.

The lounge area with fire is a fantastic addition, our dog Bob loved curling up in front of it whilst we enjoyed a drink after a long walk.

We will definitely visit again, lovely location feeling like you are in the middle of nowhere 5 minutes walk to the town.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NoniRubin wrote a review Jul 2021
Buckinghamshire England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked four rooms to celebrate a 70th birthday and had a great weekend away. The manager and staff were all lovely, kind and helpful. The rooms were excellent, especially the one with the hot tube, extensive private balcony and to-die-for view. We ate at the hotel for the two nights, the food was of high quality and they catered (very willingly) for one of us with dietary requirements. Our three dogs were made very welcome. As others have said, the hotel is set in a beautiful location, besides a river with views over the countryside. Each morning we walked up the river to swim in glorious pools before eating a hearty breakfast, with a varied menu of fresh produce. Given that we visited when Covid regulations were still in force, we were amazed how well the hotel managed to make our stay so special. The hotel is well positioned for North Wales touring - we spent a wonderful day at Newborough Warren, Llanddwyn Beach, on Anglesey less than an hour from the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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D P wrote a review Feb 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The visit didn't start well as the manager considered himself highly amusing, however he's really just obnoxious, tedious and rude. However we did that 'thing' where we laughed at all of his 'slights' probably reinforcing his inflated opinion of himself. We were allocated an appalling room with little head height and a tiny 3/4 bed. The door didn't lock. We ate in the restaurant once and upon my turning up 8 minutes late this manager remonstrated with me, I attempted to tell him that we (and my partner still was) trying to lock the door to our room. As it happens my partner went to reception to be told that the door had to be locked on the inside first! So not only were we given a crap room despite booking months in advance, they knew the lock was faulty! Upon my partner appearing besides me, I said "I was just being told off for being late"... Which initiated the biggest climb down by the manager... Clearly he just patronises women. The food and drink in this hotel is expensive equivalent to 5 star hotels in London. Definitely buy out and bring in. Not only was the food expensive c26 for 1 paltry sea bass fillet (at restaurants you'd normally get 2 artfully criss crossed on the plate) it was cooked or seasoned well. So bad a couple of guests walked up from the hotel down the road then walked back again after receiving feedback from guests.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KathyandPeteRugby wrote a review Jan 2020
Rugby, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in and we have travelled the world! We had a Monday to Thursday break over New Year with friends. A fabulous 7 course banquet on New Year’s Eve, super rooms and very friendly staff. The hotel has two floors, with no lift, but there is slope access to the first floor and also a disability room.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed in Superking room on the second floor with views of the river.
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barbara h asked a question Jan 2017
9 contributions2 helpful votes
l wish to book for 3 nights, I wish to bring my dog is that possible.
Answer from snowdoniahotel
Betws-y-Coed5 contributions
That's no problem just make a note when you book using our own website online booking link. Thank you
Cadocs asked a question Apr 2015
Is there a hot tube in room
Answer from snowdoniahotel
Betws-y-Coed5 contributions
Yes in our Four-Poster rooms.
Charlotte H asked a question Mar 2015
Oxford, United Kingdom47 contributions5 helpful votes
How far is the hotel from the Llanberis Snowdon path ?
Answer from snowdoniahotel
Betws-y-Coed5 contributions
About 15-20 mins in the car.
David P wrote a tip May 2024
Didcot, United Kingdom41 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ample parking with electric charging available"
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Fatty-daddy-xxx wrote a tip Sep 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom93 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy access"
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Wecantravel wrote a tip Jul 2023
Conwy, United Kingdom33 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Booking is essential."
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Martin B wrote a tip Jun 2023
Lincoln, United Kingdom54 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A must visit "
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Anthony H wrote a tip Sep 2022
Stoke Hammond, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I can’t think why any room would be a poor choice."
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PRICE RANGE
C$348 - C$361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia-Eryri National ParkBetws-y-Coed
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fairy Glen (1.0 km), St. Michael's Old Church (1.0 km), and St. Mary's Church (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olif Restaurant, Hangin' Pizzeria, and Ty Gwyn Hotel Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Old Church (1.0 km), Ty Mawr Wybrnant (4.9 km), and St Grwst Church (5.9 km).
Does Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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