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In 21 acres of gardens and woodland, Penmaenuchaf Hotel sits above Penmaenpool, overlooking the Mawddach estuary just a 5-minute drive from the market town of Dolgellau, in the Snowdonia National Park. Each bedroom in this country house has a TV, tea/coffee with home baked biscuits, bathrobes, toiletries and free Wi-Fi access. There are views of the valley and mountains beyond, across the landscaped gardens and to the wooded hillside, the herb and sunken gardens. In the mornings the hotel’s garden room restaurant provides a continental and full Welsh breakfast, while lunch and dinner menus offer contemporary British fare using fresh local produce. The hotel features log burners, a snug bar, library, light and airy morning room and oak-panelled drawing room. There is an abundance of leisure activities nearby including mountain biking, fishing, golf and pony trekking. There are also castles, gardens, hill walks, running trails a local park run, art galleries, white water rafting, Zip World, Bounce Below and Surf Snowdonia.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Paul
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The location is fabulous and the breakfast (and food) was excellent. Above all, the staff were brilliant! The grounds around the hotel are gorgeous and there are walks that you can do from there. The room (we stayed in the Eryri suite) had...
  • Karin
    Switzerland Switzerland
    A fantastic place to relax, enjoy the nature and especially the fantastic kitchen including the very friendly, professional and helpful staff: an alround great experience! From Afternoon Tea, to the Room, to the Dinner and the Staff - Thank you...
  • Hydranger
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Traditional country house peaceful setting. Attentive staff. Lovely rooms ..We stayed in "Idris" . Breakfast service superb. Had an evening meal in Lounge which was also very good. If you're looking to stay in this beautiful...

Hotel surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Llygad yr Haul
    • Cuisine
      British • Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Penmaenuchaf Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Welsh
  • English

House rules
Penmaenuchaf Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 15:00 to 23:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 6 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

6+ years
Extra bed upon request
£55 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no cots available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Accepted payment methods

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the hotel cannot accept American Express cards for payment or to secure the booking.

Please inform Penmaenuchaf Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Penmaenuchaf Hotel

  • Penmaenuchaf Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Llygad yr Haul

  • Penmaenuchaf Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Bicycle rental
    • Horse riding

  • The prices at Penmaenuchaf Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Penmaenuchaf Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • Penmaenuchaf Hotel is 2.2 miles from the centre of Dolgellau. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Penmaenuchaf Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Penmaenuchaf Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte