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Royal Sportsman Hotel

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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This is our third visit to the Royal Sportsman, and once again we were treated wonderfully. Just like our previous visits, we had a pet-friendly Garden room to accommodate our two Border Collie brothers. The room is very comfortable, with excellent bathroom, colour tv and rear
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We have just spent 2 nights at the Royal Sportsman to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. As I have mobility problems we were allocated a courtyard room which was lovely and clean and roomy. There was a back door to the room which opened onto a small little patio area we two
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded today
We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us to celebrate your husband’s special birthday. We are always happy to make occasions that extra bit special if we are made aware of them and we hope he enjoyed his birthday cake. The courtyard rooms are perfect for anyone with mobility issues and, like you say, sitting out on your own patio area (in our family rooms only) in the summer months is rather special. Let’s hope you can enjoy this area when your visit us again in September.
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Just back from a weekend break at the Royal Sportsman. Very good (as per title) for location, staff, food, drink and cleanliness was excellent. Only slight negative was the tiny sink in the en suite with the shelf above it, made is almost unusable. Highly recommended....
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for highly recommending us. Our High Street location, with public transport links and many attractions right on our doorstep, is one of the reasons we have guests coming back time and time again. Just to let you know, we are making the most of the slightly quieter winter months to revamp all the bathrooms in our standard double rooms, which includes replacing the sinks so that they are more user friendly. We hope you are able to come back and see the changes.
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we have just returned from a weekend in this lovely hotel. yes it does look old, but thats part of its charm. everything was just as we hoped it would be. great location , rooms lovely. food good. bar nice and staff nice and friendly. we had a great stay thanks to everyone
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your five star review and we are delighted you had a lovely weekend. We feel that it is important to keep some of the historical charm of this 19th century Coaching House but to also ensure that the rooms are comfortable and clean, the bar has character and our meals are superb. We are glad that you appreciated all that we have to offer, including our friendly staff. Please bear us in mind when you plan your next visit to Snowdonia.
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We were a couple staying in a standard double room for 6 nights, in November 2018. We came by public transport. The room was of moderate size, with everything we needed (especially tea and coffee facilities). The wash basin was outside the bathroom. We slept very well. The
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Response from Aby Q, Owner at Royal Sportsman Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay and enjoyed all that the hotel and the area has to offer. We are indeed very convenient for guests arriving by public transport and those who want to enjoy the historic railways. We are rather famous for our breakfasts with a beautiful spread, including our infamous homemade marmalade, for those having continental only and all our cooked breakfasts are made to order so are fresh and piping hot. And we will always prepare a takeaway breakfast for those leaving before breakfast service begins. Thank you for appreciating that we are a traditional coaching house from the 19th century with many period features, including the open fires and flooring in the restaurant. Décor is so subjective, and we are delighted that it appealed to you both. The staff will always do what we can to ensure that every guest has a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Snowdonia.
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Recently and completely re-furbished standard double room. New bed, furniture, carpet & lighting
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"Insist on a room at the back of the hotel; if you want a larger bathroom you have to go into the dog friendly outside rooms"
"Ask for ground floor room if easy access is required"
"Ground floor terrace rooms ideal if you are travelling with a pet"
"Pet friendly rooms on the ground floor directly from the under cover free car park."
"Worth paying the extra if you want a larger room"
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PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesPorthmadog
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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