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Buckley Arms

Dinas Mawddwy, SY20 9LP Dinas Mawddwy Show map

Score from 114 reviews   9.1/10 9.1

A warm welcome awaits you at this family-run hotel that has much charm and character, and is ideally located on the edge of the village of Dinas Mawddwy in Snowdonia.

Nestled within the beautiful Dyfi Valley, with the River Dyfi (Dovey) located behind it, the hotel offers you a picturesque countryside location. Situated on the edge of the village of Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd, the hotel is easily accessible from the A470 and is located between Dolgellau and Machynlleth.

A selection of beers is available in the hotel’s bar and bistro, and when the weather is good you can enjoy a drink in the beer garden where you can take in the spectacular scenery. For the hungry traveller the hotel serves a wide choice of traditional food from their menu together with your selection of wine from the carefully selected list.

Rooms: 6

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The most recent booking for this hotel was made on 24 Sept at 16:24 from United Kingdom.

Facilities of Buckley Arms


  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Common areas

  • Garden

Business facilities

  • Fax/photocopying


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

Policies of Buckley Arms

These are general hotel policies for Buckley Arms. As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.


16:00 - 22:00 hours


10:00 - 10:30 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and extra beds

All children under 12 years are charged GBP 15 per night for extra beds.

The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.


Pets are not allowed.

Accepted credit cards

  • Visa
  • Euro/Mastercard
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • Solo

The property reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel information

This smoke-free hotel is a 3-storey, purpose-built Victorian hotel, built in 1873 by Sir Edmund Buckley, the man responsible for bringing the railways to this part of Wales. It is a grade 2 listed building, reputedly the oldest reinforced concrete building in Europe, and the 2nd oldest in the world.

Food & beverage

All room rates include breakfast which comprises fruit juice, cereal, a choice from the hot menu, toast and tea or coffee. This is served in the Dyfi View Restaurant taking in the spectacular views of the Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia. With prior notice we are pleased to cater for restricted diets.

For casual dining we have a full and varied dinner menu with a carefully selected wine list served at your pleasure in our bistro. Your choice from our bar is always available to residents. We are pleased to provide packed lunches should you so wish for your day out, at other times we have a Light Bite Menu available at lunchtimes.

Room information

We have 6 rooms available; 2 double, 2 twin and 2 large double. All rooms have en suite bathroom; 4 have separate baths and showers, 2 have baths with showers over them. We have available towelling bath robes for your comfort. Also included are bottles of Welsh spring water for your refreshment. Ironing facilities and trouser presses are available upon request.

Area information

We are located at the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales surrounded by the most spectacular scenery. All sorts of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, golf, sightseeing, horse riding, fishing (in season only) and shooting are available in the surrounding area.

You can be at the west coast of Wales in around 20-30 minutes by car, or for a challenge you climb Cader Idris that is only 20 minutes away.

There are many steam railways close by, or for those who like something a bit different, the RAF carry out low fly training in the area and there are several local vantage points for viewing where the aircraft can be seen flying below you.

Travel information

By Car:
Buckley Arms Hotel is located on the main A470 north/south road through Wales. Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham Airports are around 2 hours drive away.

By Rail:
The nearest rail connection is 13 miles away.

By Bus:
Buses stop about 100 yards from the hotel although these are infrequent. From Dolgellau the bus makes a weekly visit on Wednesdays. From Machynlleth buses call daily.

Important information

If any material damage to hotel property (including theft) is discovered subsequent to check-out, then the replacement cost will be charged to the guest.

Please note that extra beds are not suitable for adults. The third person accommodated in this room in the extra bed must be a child under 10 years old.

Please note, not all rooms can accommodate an extra bed or cot. Guests should contact the property for more information.


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