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Royal Sportsman Hotel

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very helpful reception staff on arrival. Sorted out parking for me quickly. Good food and service in the restaurant. Comfortable and clean room. The hotel provided 20% discount vouchers for the Welsh Highland Railway which was unexpected and saved a lot of money. Nothing to fault at all. Would stay here again.

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear everything - staff welcome, parking, room, food and service - was more than satisfactory for you and that you would stay again! We advertise on our website, booking confirmations, and social media pages that we have exclusive discounts/incentives for our guests at 20 leading Snowdonia & Llyn visitor attractions within 5mins-1hour of us. These are designed to...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A lovely hotel, ideally situated for the Ffestiniog Railway. Comfortable room, excellent cuisine. I was part of a group holiday, so the menu was somewhat limited, but there was plenty of choice, and any particular requirements were met without any problem.

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Very kind of you to feedback so positively on our ideal location, comfortable room - many recently re-furbished - and our excellent cuisine. Our group dinner menus - from which there are four to choose on different nights - usually include a choice of 3-4 starters, 3-4 mains, and 3-4 desserts all freshly cooked from local produce, and we can...

Motherwell Scotland
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with some friends while motorcycling in North Wales Highly recommend Safe covered parking at rear of hotel, Very friendly staff food in the restaurant was very very good rooms perfectly adequate and would definitely return. The staff went above and beyond, my roommate happened to mention to the nightshirt/ barman that I had a reputation for snoring he...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Yes we remember your excellent group of experienced motorcyclists very well! Thrilled you have recommended us so highly for our safe parking, great rooms, friendly staff and restaurant food. Wherever possible with appreciative guests we try to go the extra mile with our service, charging only where we have to! (PS: Might we recommend a snore guard for future use...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

this hotel/pub is a good choice offering well equipped and comfortable rooms. The bedding is crisp and comfortable, and there are tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms. Towels are supplied and the bathroom was clean and airy with a supply of shower gel soap, cotton balls etc some folks say that the rooms are chilly...and when we entered...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this comprehensive 5-star review of virtually all of our hospitality - rooms, courtyard annexe, bathroom accessories, friendly staff, car parking, fulsome breakfasts, relaxing lounge and well-stocked bar - everything in fact apart from our evening dinners and lunch for which we rightly have a first-class reputation! Shame you missed out on that! Hope you can return...

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Found ourselves in Porthmadog and wanted somewhere for an informal lunch & a pint. Royal Sportsman offered a lovely welcome with a roaring open fire on a dank day. Great food for great value, Darren running the bar was a great host! Would recommend to anyone looking for honest food at an honest price in fab surroundings...at least I would...

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Aby Q, Manager at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted you chose us - with a lovely open log fire in our friendly Gelert's Bar - to brighten up your day with lunch and a pint! We are thrilled you agree our welcome, food and surroundings represent and even exceed good honest value - we think its exceptional compared to other local eateries - and yes, we...

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2017

It's easy to find, the reception looks a little tired but this is not a reflection of any other aspect of the hotel. The staff were warm, friendly, bright and helpful. The rooms appear to be newly decorated, they were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The food was delicious, I had a homemade scotch egg, it was...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this 5-star feedback! Our reception - just like many of our rooms - has just been redecorated and our bright staff help the whole place to shine! Sometimes when it's very busy and majority of guests are bathing at the same time, the water pressure on some gravity-fed showers can slacken, so apologies. Our food is...

Stratford upon Avon UK
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stayed for two nights in March. The hotel is ideally placed for the town which is lovely. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are big, clean, warm and have everything you need. In the restaurant we had an excellent dinner and two very good breakfasts. We would definitely return.

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Short, sweet and super review summing up all we are about - ideal location in Snowdonia gateway seaside town, great staff, lovely rooms, and fantastic food in a smart dining room! Delighted to hear you will return sometime. . .

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner have had lunch here twice this month now whilst passing through Porthmadog.. All I can say is what a gem! The food and presentation are beautiful. Only downfall is the decor is a little shabby. But like I said, food is amazing. Although, the menu could do with some adjustments to the puddings, they're a bit...

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Fantastic you recommend us as a gem and are amazed by our beautiful food! Surprised you call our our decor a little shabby when we have literally just completely re-carpeted and re-painted all public areas such as the bar to brighten/modernise them a little while retaining the essential Victorian character. Our Traditional Classics sweets at lunchtime in the Spring e.g...

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel and guest rooms superb we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff are lovely and friendly and food is spectacular. We were in a patio room which was great for us and the dog and dogs welcome in the bar. Beautiful open fire and ambience in the bar. Would highly recommend this hotel to others .

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Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for this wholehearted endorsement of all we offer customers/guests at the hotel! Thrilled you appreciated the superb rooms, lovely staff, spectacular food, bar ambience, and welcome for dogs! We hope you - and others - will stay again. . .

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We spent a couple of nights here last week with a view to doing some walking in the area. We found the hotel to be homely and relaxing. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our room, a small double, was perfectly adequate to our needs and was clean, warm and well equipped and laid out. The hotel was...

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All our staff try to go the extra mile to help customers and/or guests with a warm welcome, help to relax, and planning visits to the wealth of world-renowned indoor and outdoor attractions and activities in this truly stunning part of Britain! We positively welcome - rather than just allow - families, groups and dogs to stay and dine with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Dining Room at Royal Sportsman Hotel
The Dining Room at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Cuisines: Bar, British, Welsh, European
Gelert's Bar
Gelert's Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very comfortable, 'home from home,' independently run, full-service quality hotel, the only hotel in Porthmadog. It has been awarded 3* by the AA and Visit Wales, 2 AA Rosette for its food and included in the Good Food Guide, using the best of local Welsh suppliers. Children are welcome and particularly pets in our courtyard rooms. Ground Floor rooms also available for those with walking difficulties. Private covered parking, cycle lock up, drying room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Sportsman Hotel

Address: 131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
Price Range: RM496 - RM609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Sportsman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Royal Sportsman Porthmadog
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“Ground floor with access to the patio area.”
Neena2015, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a Courtyard room at the rear of the hotel which was away from traffic and quiet.”
MikePeel_12, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Just explain your needs, the staff will do the rest.”
551janeg, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Annex rooms allow pets and are quiet”
davidhL5901ML, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one in main hotel”
paulaj687, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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