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Porth Tocyn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bwlchtocyn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 October 2011

We have eaten here on and off for many years but this was our first stay in 25 years. The hotel has the most glorious views from all the main rooms and our bedroom had a window seat which you could read a book in and enjoy those views. The standard of the room was high, everything you needed and all the extra small things to make your stay so enjoyable. The food was as usual excellant and varied. The staf were very cheerful and helpful. All in all a lovely hotel for a few days away and we will definately be returning soon.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Stayed at this hotel last week during a 4 day break in North Wales. We were directed to the hotel as it was pet friendly and we were travelling with our Border Collie, though would have happily stayed here even if we did not have her with us. Both us and the dog were welcomed, but asked to respect the fact that not all guests may like dogs, and so to keep her out of the main public rooms.

I have heard this hotel described as being run by "Enthusiastic Armatures". I think this describes the Hotel Brilliantly, and is no way meant to be derogatory. The staff were all friendly and eager to help, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and understated.

The hotel is an old building, and the room and bathroom was a little dated but clean and comfortable. The shower was hot, the bed was comfortable and the service was excellent, and even included being brought tea or fresh coffee in the morning. What more can you ask!

The location is also excellent, if remote. On the night we stayed, we were planning to eat in Abersoch, but when we realised that that would mean a fairly expensive taxi ride, we decided to eat in the hotel & were VERY GLAD we did, as the food at dinner was excellent, well cooked and very creative, fully deserving of the rosettes that the hotel restaurant holds.

Yes this was the most expensive hotel during our trip, but it was worth it and was the only one we would consider returning to.

If you are looking for modern luxury, that this may not be for you, but if you want a friendly comfortable hotel in a superb location, with excellent food and a relaxed atmosphere, then you should not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Duncan_Wr
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Peculiar little Hotel in a wonderful location - somewhat dated & faded but curiously enjoyable - wonderful for families of pre-teen kids. Old fashioned in the nicest possible way. Personaly I would have liked a touch more luxury & modern amenities, but the relaxed & thoughtful touches trying to cater for most needs made up for the lack. Staff wonderfully competent & accommodating. Food - fresh & varied but expensive for what it is - dinner B&B at £300 for two per night not good value, but a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank cardons
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We first visited this hotel in 1985 and have been visiting ever since.Delightful small country house style hotel,log fires at night, fresh flowers and well-used antique furniture.Staff are all bright and cheerful, it has a happy atmosphere.The hotel has stunning views of the sea and the mountains beyond. The menu changes everyday and the food is very good.Nick has a good wine list which is sensibly priced and you never feel you are paying over the odds, the down side is it encourages you to over indulge !
All the bedrooms have been sensitively refurbished and the pool area is a great place to relax all day in the sun.
Lots of lovely walks both to Abersoch and surrounding beaches. At this time of year the heather is in full bloom and a walk on the headland is a must.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

we booked a room on monday 15 august for the sunday 21 august, my fathers funeral was on the thursday. by friday i realised i was too distressed to go. we informed hotel on friday giving 48hrs notice. man we spoke to was extremely unpleasant, bearing in mind he was speaking to a recently beveaved person.he stated he would only refund 100 pound deposit if he could relet room. very bad manners,poor attitude and zero communication skills!! glad we didnt go to be in the presence of such an uncaring man. he kept saying he was running a business and didnt know why people think they could cancel at short notice, they wouldnt be expected to if they were going aboard!!!!! i suggest this man keeps my 100 pounds and invests in a course on manners and interpersonal skills.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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20  Thank mark j
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Thank you Nick and the rest of the very attentive staff for a wonderful stay!
The view is breath taking of Welsh coastline and farms. The reasturant menu changes daily and is not only delicious but more creative than others. creative. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The bed and bedding was top notch and the bath not new but more modern
Then what you would expect in this very charming inn. Thanks for a wonderful holiday!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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3  Thank Kidsarebigsailors
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed four nights in one of the cottages, which was great for our 3-generational group. Definitely shabby-chic: the main living area was lovely, luxurious linens and towels, esoteric selection of reading materials, bit of a quirky layout. Semi-opaque bathroom doors required very un-luxurious draping with towels.

It's a five minute (steep!) walk down to the beach, and 10 minute (narrow) drive into Abersoch, which is a bit short on parking. Cute village full of clothes shops and eateries. Great views across to Snowdonia when the weather is good.

We had lunch and dinner at the hotel twice. Lunch was reasonably priced and very good. Dinners were uneven, and pricey. Venison and beef main courses were wonderful, but we were horrified when the 'tian of crab' appetizer turned out to be the same as the lunchtime filling in our crab sandwich.

Basil Fawlty comparisons with the owner Nick (see previous reviews) are apt. Eccentricity was amusing, rudeness wasn't. Don't visit if your enjoyment is dependent on being fawned upon.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Celticgardener
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Additional Information about Porth Tocyn Hotel

Address: Bwlchtocyn, Abersoch LL53 7BU, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Abersoch > Bwlchtocyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bwlchtocyn
Hotel Class:3 star — Porth Tocyn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Porth Tocyn Hotel Bwlchtocyn
Porth Tocyn Abersoch
Porth Tocyn Hotel Abersoch

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