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“Lovely house in great location”

Review of Borth-Wen

Borth-wen Holiday Cottage
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Very good
27 reviews
Borth-wen Holiday Cottage
View from the House
Lounge Area
Fully equipped Kitchen
One of the double bed rooms
Twin Bedroom
Family Bathroom
Family Bathroom
Path to Barmouth Bridge
Barmouth Bridge and Estuary
Sunset on Barmouth Promenade
Dramatic Barmouth
Barmouth Beach
View of Porkington Terrace
View over Barmouth Bridge
Barmouth harbour
Barmouth bridge & Snowy Cader Idris
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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Malcolm M
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely house in great location”
Reviewed November 21, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
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Borthwen is spacious,comfortable holiday accomodation in Barmouth. There are great views over the estuary from the lounge,plenty of seating and the recently replaced beds were very comfortable. Being November it was good to have efficient heating and be nice and snug after our long walks,as it was occasionally wet it was also very useful to have the downstairs utility room to dry our coats and the dog. There was plenty of hot water for a soak in the bath and also a very powerful shower. The location is superb,an easy walk to the town and beach and a park across the road to take the dog for his late night outing. There are good dog friendly eating places in the town. The off road parking is a big plus. We will certainly return to this property.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jpa012013
Northampton
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great location, poor beds!”
Reviewed October 1, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Barmouth is a lovely place with nice shops and plenty of places to eat and this house is in a great location only a short walk away from the town and has a lovely view from the lounge over the estuary. The house is very well equipped but it was spoiled by the uncomfortable beds and bed linen. The springs in the mattress kept pinging every time we turned over and although the bed linen was clean, it had been dried in the garage which gave it a horrible musty smell. It is for this reason, we would not return.

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Liked best: The location and view over the estuary.
Liked least: Uncomfortable beds.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
7 Nov 2016
Hello,

Thank you for your review.

I'm very sorry that your experience of staying at Borthwen was spoiled by the beds and the linen.

We appreciate all constructive feedback regarding Borthwen as it helps us to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay and an enjoyable experience when visiting Borthwen.

We have now installed brand new beds and mattresses into all the bedrooms and we taken steps to ensure our linen is always dried sufficiently.

I'm very sorry you feel you wouldn't be able to return.

Thanks again for highlighting these issues to us.

Kind regards,

Jago Rushton
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

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Liked best: the space and views
Liked least: bad lumpy mattress in one of double bedrooms
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
7 Nov 2016
Hello,

Thank you very much for your kind review.

We really appreciate your feedback.

Kind regards,

Jago Rushton
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Carol D
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a view”
Reviewed February 27, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
3
people found this review helpful

Just arrived back yesterday after a lovely week at Borthwen Cottage very spacious and well equipped. The views from the property are amaizing, and it is a very short walk into Barmouth, plenty of walks on the doorstep, only two of us but plenty of room for a family of six, games and books available mobile phone signal not good depending on network, however Borthwen has the beauty of Wi-fi so not a problem if contact needed. One downside was having to come home . Thank you from two customers who can't wait for the next time.

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Liked best: The size of the property was much bigger than expected, and the view's
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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holls69
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good location and excellent views”
Reviewed September 17, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a weeks holliday in Borthwen Cottage .The cottage was located just a short walk from the harbour and town with very good off road parking and had everything you needed with lovelly views of the harbour.

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Liked best: Location and view
Liked least: mattress in bedroom two not very comfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Helen S
1 review
“Excellent cottage and location”
Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Stayed for a week beg of Sept. The cottage was perfect for us all (2 adults, 2 teenagers & 1 collie who loved the small balcony), much larger than it looks, very comfortable and has everything needed and more and beds already made up when we arrived. Parking spaces outside a big plus. Very dog friendly, has small park area over the road which leads to a little beach. 5 mins walk down to town and beach areas. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning in the future :)

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Liked best: location of the cottage
Liked least: couldnt fault
Travelling group: Teenagers
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claire f
MidlandBritain
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great house, perfect location”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at Borth Wen - we really like it, just out of the busy part of town and has its own parking which for Barmouth is quite rare. The owner has updated the rooms since we last stayed so its all nice and fresh.
Brilliant for active holiday makers and the mix of weather we had, as when you enter the house there is a tiled entrance space and utility to take of wet coats and boots and a garage to store your bikes.
The shower is great and constant hot water with high pressure - another rarity in Welsh holiday cottages.
Sitting upstairs in the living room staring out to see - you cant get much better than that.

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Liked best: location and upstairs living room with view
Liked least: Kitchen table tricky to get 6 in
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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