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Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre

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Address: National Watersports Centre, Caernarfon LL55 1UE, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1248 670964
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. We run an extensive...

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. We run an extensive programme of technical and coach education courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating cruising and kayaking. We also run a busy programme of outdoor activities for schools, groups, adults, children and the local community.

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Went as a group of friends and stayed for five days. We loved all the activities including sailing, Canoeing, Cycling and a lot more. The food was really nice but the only problem... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
William J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Went as a group of friends and stayed for five days. We loved all the activities including sailing, Canoeing, Cycling and a lot more. The food was really nice but the only problem was the shower didn't work in our room so we had to use a different one but apart from that everything was really nice. Would go again.

Thank William J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Superb facilities and setting. Dedicated staff who can't do enough for you. Highly recommended for family or business trips. Wonderful outdoor experience so enjoy!

Thank Peter C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely disguising place. Outdated the rooms are vile full of dust and insects, mould in the bathroom. Not been cleaned at all. I don't recommend. Don't waste your money staying here

Thank TripMember9232016
PlasMenai, Manager at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, responded to this review

Dear Trip member 923016 Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Apologies that there has been a delay in responding, but we only recently became aware of your comments. I would agree with you that the rooms on our ground floor accommodation level are dated and in need of refurbishment. You may be interested in hearing that we are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 days with work, on a Team Building exercise. Brilliant days, sailing and gorge walking. The instructors were fantastic and knew there stuff. Accommodation was basic but comfortable. Food at the Centre was great. A big thank you to all of the staff at the Centre.

Thank matt_tee1970
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Good instructors, who are genuinely interested in talking to and enriching the kids experiences. The activities are always safe, the instructors are trained to a high standard and know what they are talking about. The activities always engage all kids. The food is always hearty, the accommodation decent, not luxurious but I suppose you're not coming to a water sports... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a kayaking session with Bayleigh and we were thoroughly impressed. She made the session fun and she was really helpful! We were in a group with children and she catered for the needs of all of us the whole time. The place is good value for money and you are leant all the equipment you need. Would... More 

Thank Rebecca C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our daughter and friend just did a week long residential course here in the summer holidays. They had a brilliant time. Fantastic staff. I would recommend to anyone who wants to give the kids an experience on the outdoors. Lots of varied activities from surfing, paddle boarding etc. Brilliant !

Thank davey j
Derbyshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Fantastic tuition on my intermediate powerboat course, don't think you could have a better instructor for this than the cox of the local lifeboat! Clean and comfortable rooms in modern hostel style and good food which was a bargain, the full board package costs hardly any more than buying the meals in the centre restaurant. Staff all very friendly and... More 

Thank davkt
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Traumatic ha ha. Couldn't get the hang of sailing a small boat, so went to Spain to sail a big one :)

Thank Cindy E
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Spent a week on a course here to re-validate my water qualifications, would defiantly come back again, good accommodation, good food, great people, good equipment. A very well run centre, well done keep up the good work

Thank AMR63

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