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Welcome to Elens Castle Hotel

Address: Dolwyddelan, Betws-y-Coed, LL25 0EJ

Telephone: 01690 750207 01690 750207

Hotel Description

This fantastic 18th century coaching inn still retains a wealth of charm and character with many original features. Elen's Castle sits in the heart of Dolwyddelan village, home of Llewelyn the Great's Castle that provides stunning views of Mount Siabod, the Crimea Pass and on clear days you can see across to the Denbigh moors. All of the bedrooms here at Elen's Castle Hotel are charming and include a fabulous romantic four-poster room and rooms that overlook the river and Lledr Valley. All have en-suite showers and several have tubs as well, and all of the bedrooms are equipped with Free-View television and DVD players, well stocked hospitality tray, hairdryer, alarm clock. Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access is available throughout the hotel. The main restaurant and the Garden Room enjoy beautiful views over the Lledr Valley where the tables are graced with a selection of mouth-watering local produce including famous Welsh Black beef the shaggy-looking black cattle native to North Wales. We have an award for our restaurant and meals are cooked with passion and served with style. Helen and Adam, the very friendly hard-working couple who own and run this super little hotel, pride themselves on providing a warm and friendly base where you can enjoy the awe-inspiring magic of the Snowdonia National Park. Fabulous stay. We have electric charging points for Teslas and type 1 electric vehicles and our heating and hot water is carbon neutral.

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • Wifi Available
  • Bicycle Rent
  • Horse Riding
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

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Hotel Reviews - Elens Castle Hotel

Family Room Is Just Perfect
We stayed at the Elen\'s Castle Hotel during October half term and we were thrilled with the family room. Room 10. Plenty of space for a family of 4 (with 5 beds) and dog. Building has charm and lots of character. We didn\'t eat evening meal at the hotel, but did have breakfast which was of a good standard. Lots of nice walks nearby. Friendly owners who made us feel very welcome. We would return but would definitely book direct with the hotel to get a more competitive rate.

Elaine Collins - 26th Oct, 2017
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Good Dinner
We stayed here for one night walking the Snowdonia Way. It was comfortable and clean, a cosy bar, good food.

Tim Pons - 25th Sep, 2017
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Despite Our Best Efforts
(Losing keys etc) we once again had an excellent stay although sadly cut short. Adam and Helen make us feels very welcome and include Benji in their welcome.

Delicious breakfast and an excellent supper on arrival.

See you soon

Megan Turmezei - 20th Sep, 2017
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Lovely Stay
We chose to stay having booked in at Zip World just down the road. The location was perfect, pretty with onsite parking and close to our destination. Our room was lovely, very clean and the dinner and breakfast great. Lots of information in the room about local walks and attractions and I would have very happily stayed far longer. Definitely somewhere I\'d look forward to returning to. Thank you

Victoria Baldwin - 6th Sep, 2017
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Stay 4th To 7th August 2017
We (father , son, his wife and 2 year old child) enjoyed bed and breakfast for 3 nights.

The breakfasts were very good as were the friendly staff.

The Hotel is in a great position which allowed us to explore the area.

Overall, a successful break. Thank you.

Stephen Bloom - 8th Aug, 2017
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Club Visits
I would like to thank all at Ellen\'s Castle for the warm welcome shown to our party of (8) fishermen last week. All agreed that the bedrooms, food and hospitality were 1st class and on top of that a fine, cosy bar! So beware WE WILL RETURN! (soon)

Mr M Burke - 27th Jul, 2017
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Friendly Service
Nice and friendly, relaxed atmosphere

Clive Hannaford - 28th Jun, 2017
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Great Stay In The Mountains
This was the perfect stop over for a family of 5. The set up of bunk bed, single and double was perfect. A lovely dinner and Breakfast in the dining room and a couple of drinks in the bar! The hosts were welcoming and gave helpful advice about local destinations. Would happily stay again.

David Cross - 22nd Jun, 2017
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Fantastic Base For An Active Family Week
We stayed in the family room which was exactly what we needed for 4 nights. Elen\'s Castle Hotel is excellently located for ZipWorld, Snowdon and has lots of lovely local walks. Being able to amble downstairs each evening to the cosy pub and restaurant helped make our week stress free. Breakfasts were generous and hearty. The hotel owners were very friendly and helpful.

Mrs. Rohati Chapman - 4th Jun, 2017
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Excellent Location
Wonderful place comfortable and lovely couple running it. Small and cosy bar with log fire . Breakfast very nice close to snowdon

Mr. Gerald Ferneyhough - 30th Apr, 2017
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Another Great Trip
home from home as usual

Julie Pavie - 22nd Apr, 2017
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Stunning Setting.....
Myself, my husband, our 3 year old daughter and my mam stayed here for 2 nights over easter week. Fab hotel, the couple who run it are lovely and freindly. The food is great but the location blew us away, what a place!!! Wouldn\'t hesitate to stay here again. Thanks for a great stay

Hayley

Hayley Lambert - 20th Apr, 2017
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Very Enjoyable, Relaxed Hotel
Comfortable, friendly hotel. Well designed family suite with good facilities. Friendly people. Nice walks nearby.

Barry Lowen - 15th Apr, 2017
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Perfect Weekend Break
Lovely Hotel run by friendly husband and wife team. We had 4 rooms and all were very clean and comfortable. Welcoming and friendly atmosphere in the bar/lounge area. We had hearty cooked breakfasts before walking up Snowdon and excellent dinner in the restaurant afterwards.

MOINCA HODGETTS - 10th Apr, 2017
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Enjoyable Stay At This Lovely Hotel
comfortable room comfortable bed good food and quirky bar, hotel in very scenic location enjoyed our stay

Mr. david pyatt - 1st Apr, 2017
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A Castle With Character
I\'d booked several rooms for a group of camera club members for the weekend. Our host, Adam had tea/coffee and welsh cakes ready on our arrival which set the tone for the whole weekend. The staff were very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much bother. Evening meals and breakfast were perfect for our planned excursions.

The rooms are full of character and the beds made for a good night\'s sleep. The rooms were very warm and the complimentary tea and coffee were all the better for having a proper electric kettle in the room.

Helen and Adam made us all very welcome and if we\'re headed down that way again with the camera club, we will be booking again.

You can\'t go wrong taking advantage of their winter offer of 3 nights for the price of two. Five stars all round!

John Horner - 13th Mar, 2017
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Enjoyable New Year
From the moment we arrived at the hotel we felt at home. The owners and staff were all friendly, the food was good and we had a lovely New Year experience. Definitely somewhere for a return visit.

Sheila Aldridge - 20th Jan, 2017
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Charming Place Full Of Character
Lovely place to stay when travelling around Snowdonia. Characterful property with pleasant staff and excellent food.

Amanda Cullup - 4th Jan, 2017
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A Relaxing Stay
Recently stayed at Elens Castle and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit once again. Lovely food and good hosts, really made to feel welcome including our dog Rocky.

Mr. Gary Higginbotham - 31st Dec, 2016
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Elen\'s Castle Hotel
Great value for money. Very friendly and welcoming. Great food

Mrs. Ciara Allen - 30th Dec, 2016
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Lovely Atmosphere
We wanted to stay at a place where we could feel immersed in the history and atmosphere of the region, and Elen\'s Castle filled the bill perfectly. This is really more of a B&B than a hotel, with the owners living on-site. The breakfasts were quite nice, with everything one would expect. Our ensuite room had been re-decorated recently and felt quite fresh. Our only quibble would be that the entire place seemed cold all the time. We enjoyed sitting in the bar, but some warmth would have been appreciated. We would certainly recommend Elen\'s Castle Hotel to anyone who enjoys rustic charm.

Mrs. Lucy Kubo - 28th Nov, 2016
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Better Than The Best
Great night and unforgettable breakfast.

Ruichen Wang - 14th Nov, 2016
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Fab Time
I had a really lovely Holiday in North Wales last week. It was so nice to be back again. My grateful thanks to Adam, Helen and all the staff for looking after me and Ginny so well. I will be returning in April 2017

Mr. Roger Barber - 30th Oct, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Always a pleasure - see you next spring x

Little Gem
Lovely location great food and bar

Great room with comfy bed .

Breakfast was cooked to perfection.

Good location to have a tesla destination charger.

Felt very welcome will be returning soon.

Paul Smith - 17th Oct, 2016
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Great Spot And Excellent Hospitality
great spot and excellent hospitality

Dr. Elizabeth Robin - 5th Oct, 2016
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Very Enjoyable And Comfortable Stay
I was slightly worried before we got to Ellen\'s castle about our room as we wanted a cheap weekend away so we opted for the budget room. On arrival we was greeted by a lovely friendly man who engaged in conversation explained to us which days was best to do certain activities due to weather etc and showed us to our room. The room I had been worried about was fine! It was cute and clean I was very happy with it considering it was so cheap. We had dinner in the b+b that evening which was very nice and Breakfast every morning we was greeted by friendly staff and food was lovely. Also just sitting in the bar to have a drink everyone is chatty and friendly. I have already recommended Ellen\'s castle to a friend and we would defiantly return. Thank you for a lovely stay

Miss. Louise Worman - 4th Oct, 2016
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Elen\'s Castle Hotel
we had a lovely stay friendly staff, landlord and lady. room was good. bar good food good

would reccomend a stay there

Graham Fellows - 20th Sep, 2016
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Victor Wilshaw
Very friendly hotel, nice room, and food very good. Only stayed one night but enjoyed our stay very much. Would stay there again

Victor Wilshaw - 19th Sep, 2016
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Excellent
Our stay was most enjoyable. Everybody was helpful and friendly. Food great. Bed comfortable. Cost reasonable. Just a lick of paint needed in a few places.

Mr. Martin Weedon - 18th Sep, 2016
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Recommended
Very enjoyable peaceful stay , warm and welcoming with beautiful views. A place we will both recommend to friends and family and will be staying again

Lee Thomas - 17th Sep, 2016
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Great Value
Recently stayed here for 2 nights. Lovely little place , friendly welcoming staff and good food. Couldn\'t believe how cheap it was for the service you receive. Will definitely stay here again.

Russell Green - 12th Sep, 2016
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A Welcome Stay
We had a lovely time at Elens Castle, made very welcome including our dog. Food was excellent and a good choice on the menu.

Jean Stewart - 9th Sep, 2016
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5thseptember 16
Stayed at Elen\'s Castle Hotel for 3 nights, the room was very good, food was in the top 5 for quality, you have a very good Chef. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We will return in the future.

Martyn Vale - 9th Sep, 2016
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Many Thanks
Thank you very much for a lovely stay at Elens Castle Hotel , we couldn\'t have asked for more .

Mr. jonathan Bourne - 5th Sep, 2016
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Friendly Hotel In Beautiful Valley.
Enjoyed our two nights\' stay at Elens Castle. Still retains much of its old-fashioned charm.Rooms very comfortable and good parking opposite.

Mr. Eddie Humphries - 5th Sep, 2016
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Welcoming Hotel
Great little hotel, ideal base for exploring Snowdonia. Very welcoming staff. Morning Breakfast set us up for the day. The bar was full of intriguing artefacts. We had a really pleasant stay thank you.

Theresa Tolmie - 27th Aug, 2016
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Highly Recomended👍👍👍
staff and owener are very nice and polite.

Zeeshan Mushtaq - 25th Aug, 2016
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Weekend Break
Had a brilliant stay. Weather was atrocious but Helen and Adam were great hosts. The food is simple and homely but very good. The room was comfortable and clean. It\'s worn at the edges but this adds to its character and charm. Would stay again anytime.

Andrew Bailey-Cawood - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Fantastc !!!!!
It was our best B&B place, brilliant staff, very good food, we will be back there soon!!!!!!

Mrs. Magdalena Pajor - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Warm And Hospitality
We we´re very pleased about the room widely and the staff member attentions.

Mr. ALBERTO ADELL - 16th Aug, 2016
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Family Weekend Break
Had a lovely weekend at Elen\'s Castle. The location is beautiful and really quiet. The staff are lovely, and the food is fabulous. The rooms are clean and comfortable. This was our second stay and would stay again. Ideal location for Snowdon and plenty of lovely walks in the area.

Richard Dale - 15th Aug, 2016
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Weekend Break.
We came back because we liked it so much last time. Nice hotel, friendly helpful staff, lovely food. Easy parking and convenient for the Snowdon climb that we wanted to do. We are going to plan another walk in the area so that we can come back again.

Barbera Revill - 10th Aug, 2016
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Pleasant Short Stay
Location excellent, lovely local walks, especially to castle. Good location for visiting rest of Wales.

Food delicious, breakfast & evening meal cooked to order, high quality. Service good. Waitresses very friendly.

Room at rear of hotel, very quiet, comfortable with large modern bathroom.

Outside seating at front of hotel needs work & lovely garden to side of hotel has potential to be a very nice seating area, sheltered from the road by high hedges. All in hand I am sure.

Would use again if in this area.

William Lawrence - 9th Aug, 2016
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Warm And Friendly
We arrived earlier than expected and were greeted warmly by our host, he shown us to our rooms and he was very helpfull when it came to the local area. We also ate at the hotel and the food was well cooked and the service was excellent.

Joel Thomas - 8th Aug, 2016
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Short Break With Kids
Had a very nice time staying at the hotel. Rooms very nice with a lovely view. Lovely little village , not too far from anything. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Mr. Michael Drew - 6th Aug, 2016
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4 Night Stay At Elens Castle Hotel
We stayed in Room 10 with our 2 boys age 13 and 11.

The room was clean and functional. All the staff were accommodating and helpful. Breakfast was nice and filling for our active days. We had two evening meals and enjoyed both. Good home cooked food. We were happy and would recommend the location for climbing Snowdon and exploring beautiful North Wales. Very reasonably priced too. Thank you Helen and Adam for taking good care of us!

Mrs. Michele Worsley-Scott - 31st Jul, 2016
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Room Was Perfect For A Group Of Five
Had a nice and comfortable stay and the room was perfect for us and the hotel is close to snowdonia mountains

Qasim Ali - 15th Jul, 2016
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My Summer Holday
I had a lovely time once again last week & wish to thank Adam, Helen and all the staff for looking after me. This is a lovely Hotel in a Beautiful location. There is a lovely choice of food on the Menu. My room is very nice and has everything that is needed to make a stay enjoyable. I will be going again later in the year and am already looking forward to my next visit.

Mr. Roger Barber - 9th Jul, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review. We love it when you and Ginny come to stay! See you in October x

Short Break At Elen\'s Castle
Had a great time, lovely hotel, great hosts & staff, good food. Look forward to returning soon!

Mr. Martin Sargent - 6th Jun, 2016
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Good Value For Money At Elen\'s Castle
Really friendly and accommodating staff made the visit really enjoyable. Had lovely family facilities that met all our needs as a young family with young children and dogs. Had the best sausages I\'ve ever tasted!

Mrs. Andrea Flinders - 2nd Jun, 2016
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Wonderful Experience
I couldn\'t be more happier with our stay here. As a family of 4 with children who sometimes need to crawl into bed with Mummy and Daddy come out having the family room was perfect. We had space to spread out and room for everyone to be comfortable. It has clearly been recently renovated with many nice conveniences and the most luxurious shower I have had in all of Wales period. The owner\'s were gracious and welcoming breakfast was great. My only regret is that we did not choose to eat our dinner there but instead walk down the road and had marginal food at the local pub but next time I will know better and stay home at elen\'s Castle and enjoy

Richard Griffith - 28th May, 2016
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Great Stay
A comfortable and reasonably priced hotel just outside of Betws Y Coed and other attractions. The owners are very friendly and most rooms are dog friendly.

The only down side was that most of the first floor rooms don\'t have wifi, which can be very frustrating. The owner said it was something they were working on to improve.

Mr. Edward Hope - 23rd Apr, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the lovely review. Just to clarify, ALL of our rooms are dog-friendly. Also, one double room (room 14), the twin room (room 12) and the large family suite (room 10) don\'t get wifi. However, it is available in all the other rooms as well as for all guests in the bar and bar-lounge. We are trying to get an extender that can deal with two hundred year old, 2-foot thick walls of solid slate!!

Great Holiday
Thank you Adam, Helen and all the Staff for looking after me last week. I had a lovely time with you. The weather was good & I just love the area. See you in July. Love and Best Wishes Roger and🐕Ginny

Mr. Roger Barber - 18th Apr, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review (again!). It is always nice to see you, you are becoming part of the family!

The Revills.
Easy to find. Fabulous views from the restaurant and bar. Friendly, helpful and welcoming staff. Great food. Comfortable warm room and friendly atmosphere. Look forward to visiting again.

Barbera Revill - 9th Apr, 2016
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Elens Castle
fab thanks loved it wyn

Ruth Thomas - 5th Apr, 2016
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Elens Castle Hotel
Helen & Adam are a very welcoming couple,they made us very welcome,nothing to much trouble,very clean establishment,would go there again if in north wales,

Carol Handcock - 16th Mar, 2016
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Anniversary Weekend
Lovely place and location, staff are friendly and welcoming! I will be returning again :)

Mrs. Samantha Masters - 23rd Feb, 2016
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Lovely Break Away
Great hotel. Lovely room. Staffvwere welcoming and with our dog too. Will be staying again and have recommended to friends

Mrs. geta Heaton - 5th Jan, 2016
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Great Place To Stay
We enjoyed our stay. It was warm and inviting and nestled in a beautiful village. Breakfast and dinner were very tasty. Our dog enjoyed herself too with plenty of walks to take from there :) We will stay there again!

Tad Hamilton - 4th Jan, 2016
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Perfect Location, Perfect Stay!
Location is perfect for long hilly walks & only a short drive to various towns. Hosts were fantastic they couldn\'t do enough for us, was great to stay in such a welcoming place & a bonus that the dog could come to! We will definitely be returning!

Miss. Victoria Cayley - 30th Nov, 2015
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Nice Place To Stay
The rooms are comfortable with wonderful instant hot water. The staff are very friendly. The food was delicious (but the men would have liked a bit more! ). Lovely location.

Nick Gorman - 5th Nov, 2015
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Loved This Place
Such a wonderful hotel and will definitely return on a future visit. Room was comfortable and clean. Bathroom clean, really nice shower. Had drinks in the bar before and after dinner and was really nice to hang out with some locals. Dinner was really good, service quick and the breakfast in the morning was a nice treat. Highly recommend this hotel.

Stephanie Betts - 5th Nov, 2015
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Elens Castle Hotel
Very Friendly environment and homely. Rooms a little dated but clean and good value for money. Breakfast superb. Owners very accomodating. Would stay there again

Gareth White - 2nd Sep, 2015
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Elens Castle
Was awesome. Helen and Adam very friendly, hotel clean and had everything we needed. The surrounding views of the mountains are fantastic.

Mr. Rose Trevor - 27th Aug, 2015
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Great Contemporary High Quality Hotel
Great location, high quality rooms, - best food ever. We had a lovely time and will def return.

Michal Sujczynski - 17th Aug, 2015
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Great Hotel ,beautiful Location.
We had a restful few days at Elen\'s Castle. The rooms were comfortable and Helen and Adam were very welcoming and helpful. We ate at the hotel in the evening - the food was delicious and good value for money. Breakfasts were excellent too. The location of the hotel was brilliant -fantastic views of the valley.

Jon Isaacs - 14th Aug, 2015
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An Enjoyable, Relaxing Few Days
excellent location, tasty home cooked food, well served, easy check in and out and good sized room

Peter Hirst - 8th Aug, 2015
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Lovely Hotel
Enjoyed our stay at Elen\'s Castle, everyone very friendly, room comfortable with the added extra of warm radiators (much appreciated). Good cooked breakfast and dinner. All in all very good value for money.

Mr. David Speirs - 7th Aug, 2015
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Weekend Break
Hotel exactly as described, food good, owners very pleasant and helpful. Unfortunately it rained as expected, however thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.

Do plan to go back and would recommend.

Many thanks

Michael Green - 5th Aug, 2015
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Ideal Place To Stay If You\'re Visiting Zip World
I took to my two daughters to Zip World and we stayed at Elens Castle. The location is just a few minutes journey to Zip World, so ideal in that regard. We were made very welcome at Elens Castle and the facilities were just what we wanted. We had dinner in the restaurant and all found the meals to be first class and very well priced. We are already planning on staying at Elens Castle again next year (2016). Overall very good value for money.

Chris Trew - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Response from Hotel
A pleasure to have you all as guests. Good luck in Florida girls!

Very Good Value For Money Accommodation
Great value for the price.

Staff very friendly and helpful.

The Hotel ticked the boxes for our requirements. We would like to stay again when visiting Snowdonia.

John Askew - 2nd Aug, 2015
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Great Stay
great location great hosts, fabulous food

Trevor Aldridge - 28th Jun, 2015
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Friendly & Comfortable Hotel With Good Food
Friendly staff. Good, locally sourced food. Good value for a 4 poster room with a great view. With a bit of investment could be a really good boutique hotel

Sean Gavin - 21st Jun, 2015
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I Was Walking Through The Hills One Day
After doing quite a bit of physical exercise what a great place to come back and relax. Friendly establishment, lovely rooms, hearty food and most importantly a well stocked bar! The area itself is perfect for lovely peaceful and tranquil walks which make you glad to be alive.

Stephen Maddock - 8th Jun, 2015
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Elens Castle - Relaxing Weekend.....5th June
Found the Hotel via Laterooms. Read all the reviews etc. As per others were greeted warmly and led to our quiet room (previously requested. The room although a little small was perfectly adequate for our weekend and was indeed completely quiet (thanks). We ate and drank at the Hotel both nights as we were exhausted from two long walks. The hotel was perfect for our needs and I\'d like also to say how helpful and friendly all the staff were - the young waiter/waitress staff included.It\'s easy to say \"we\'ll be back\" - but in this case we found the location ideal and the hotel a good fit for our needs....so maybe we will! Considering the price it is difficult to find fault with anything

Paul Fitzgerald - 8th Jun, 2015
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Excellent!
Can\'t fault it! Lovely place, friendly staff, good food, great atmosphere and beautiful location. Good base to go exploring snowdon from.

Miss. Jennifer Lee - 7th Jun, 2015
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One Night Stay At Elen\'s Castle
Lovely stay at Elen\'s Castle Hotel. For a family with children would definitely recommend room 10. With three separate bedrooms ideal for keeping arguments at bay!We all enjoyed the food in the restaurant, very comfortable, friendly stay. Shame it was only for one night. Thankyou

Ms. kathryn ainsworth - 7th Jun, 2015
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Lovely Stay.
A great hotel in a beautiful location. Rooms were spacious and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. We were made to feel very welcome, including our dog Bob and our 3 children. Plentiful parking and easy access to Snowdonia and surrounding areas made this an ideal place for us. Would definitely stay again.

Mrs. Glen Brown Williams - 27th May, 2015
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Great Location For Snowdonia
Have stayed at Elens Castle several times and the only thing to complain about is the weather! I hope that Adam and Helen can address this before my next visit!

Great location for anyone coming to Snowdonia for walking etc Country hotel with history and character and excellent food. On rail and bus routes, so no reason to always use the car.

Steve Davison - 16th May, 2015
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Friendly And Cosy
Stayed at Elen\'s Castle 8-9th May 2015 with my husband, Jon. The owners, Adam and Helen made us both extremely welcome as soon as we stepped through the door. Our room No.8 was clean and tidy and not as small as we were first warned. Both breakfast and evening meals were well presented and very tasty. Fully recommend the lamb chops and/or the Welsh black beef pie! Our dog, Vinnie was fussed over during our evenings in the bar and again made to feel at ease. Vinnie would recommend the sausages!

Thank you both for a lovely stay and see you both soon, hopefully.

Best regards,

Helena & Jon

Mrs. HELENA WROBLEWSKA - 12th May, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both as well as Vinnie. See you again soon!

Super Holiday
I had a wonderful holiday last week at Elen\'s Castle Hotel. Adam and Helen always make sure everyone has a good time and they are very friendly. The staff are really good. The food menu is good and meals are very well presented. There was every thing in my room that I needed and it was kept clean and tidy. As for the location it\'s really beautiful and especially the view out of the rooms at the front of the Hotel. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone.

Mr. Roger Barber - 2nd May, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review Roger. It is always a pleasure to see you and Ginny. We look forward to your next visit in July.

Fabulous Views
Lovely cosy hotel. Comfortable rooms and yummy breakfast. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Mrs. Laura Munden - 27th Apr, 2015
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A Nice Hotel In A Lovely Village
We came over from Norway to spend a couple of days in Dolwyddelan. We enjoyed staying at Elen\'s Castle. Takk for oss!

Erland Berberg - 21st Apr, 2015
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Excellent Stay
Stayed in the family suite, the kids loved it and it was great they could move from room to room without disturbing other guests. We had a meal in the restaurant, food was gorgeous and the staff very friendly and helpful. All reassuring when you have two young children who can\'t sit still! All in all a very good stay.

Sarah Shaw - 13th Apr, 2015
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Relaxing Break In Elens Castle Hotel
We all had a lovely break in Elens Castle Hotel, situated amongst fantastic scenery and easy access to most amenities in North Wales. What also made it was that we could bring our family pet dog who also had preferential treatment and a lot of fuss made of him. The food was lovely especially the full cooked breakfasts. Thankyou for a pleasant relaxing break Sian and Jeremy Clutterbuck.

Sian Clutterbuck - 13th Apr, 2015
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Wonderful Hospitality
Lovely character property, wonderful hospitality and food. We did find rooms cold but only to be expected in property of this age. Extra heating provided when requested.

Kay Brunt - 3rd Apr, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Rabbits!

Friendly Hotel
The Elens Castle is a very friendly family run hotel in a beautiful Snowdonia village. We and our Springer Spaniel were made welcome and spent three pleasant evenings in the bar. The food was good quality with plenty of menu choice. The room had a wonderful view over the valley, the shower worked fine though rather cramped, and there was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. We would recommend it to any dog owners

Mr. Mike Ainsworth - 29th Mar, 2015
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Elens Castle Hotel
On our arrival Adam gave us a warm welcome.

We stayed in room 2 which had everything we required.

The bed was comfortable and the en suit was clean.

The breakfast was good,all in all we had a pleasant stay.

Mr. Paul Turner - 25th Mar, 2015
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Idyllic Location
Enjoyed a relaxing weekend in a beautiful location, ideal base for exploring snowdonia. The hotel is wonderfully charming with a cosy feel to it. The four poster room was lovely with views across to the mountains and a very comfy bed. The breakfast was tasty just not enough of it , one sausage and 2 rashers of bacon wasn\'t enough to set us up for a full day of walking and we were both left still hungry and needing lunch. Most full breakfasts we\'ve had keep us going till evening. However we would definitely recommend Elens castle to anyone looking for a charming, characterful place to stay.

Mrs. Vanessa Catlin - 24th Mar, 2015
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Wonderful And Friendly Place
This was our second stay at Elen\'s Castle and will not be our last.



The rooms are comfortable, but the main reason for staying is the friendly and helpfull staff.



Very impressed!

David Brocklehurst - 10th Mar, 2015
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Response from Hotel
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Best Place To Stay In North Wales
Friendly staff, warm welcome and clean environment. Overall great place to stay we will visit again.

Amit Sharma - 1st Mar, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Great Time
WE HAVE JUST SPENT 3 NIGHTS HERE.WE ARE 2 ADULTS AND 4 YEAR OLD TWINS.WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND FELT VERY WELCOME.THE SERVICE AND FOOD ARE FANTASTIC AND WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS HOTEL.

Mr. Dave Roberts - 23rd Feb, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you and your two super boys.

How Hotels Ought To Be
Many other, \'superior\' hotels fail where Ellen\'s Castle triumphs. An unpretentious but comfortable familly run hotel. But instead of a soulless, empty bar that you might expect, it is the hub of village gossip and life in the cosiest bar you could wish for.

We were a group of 4 climbers and could not have been better catered for.

Mr. John Banbury - 16th Feb, 2015
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Thank you for this fab review! It is always a pleasure to see you!

Weekend Visit
lovely friendly atmosphere, excellent food and superb views from our lovely room, hope to come again and will definitely recommend to friends

Margaret Wood - 9th Feb, 2015
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Peaceful Break
Very pleasant stay owners fantastic and very friendly food fantastic nice cosy bar with roaring fire

Lee And Julie Jones - 4th Jan, 2015
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Great Place To Stay.
The hotel is in a great location, owners really pleasant and helpful. Room had a lovely view and most comfortable bed!

Would definitely stay again.

Catherine Roberts - 2nd Jan, 2015
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Heath And Trueman Party (stoke)
Our party of 4, enjoyed our stay at elens castle, Helen, Adam and their staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and clean, the food was excellent and plentiful. we stopped there over the new year and the prices did not go up, it was excellent value for money, we will definately go there again.

Mr. Heath Heath - 2nd Jan, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Lovely to see you again - thanks for the review and the oatcakes - delicious!

Best Hotel In Snowdonia
Great and quite location. Very friendly and efficient staff. Comfortable rooms they had what we needed, good decoration. Good atmosphere, best stay in Wales ever, the food and drinks are amazing. Plenty of space at the car park.

Definitely recommend to anyone and definitely will return.

Keep up Elen\'s castle hotel! All the best!

Mr Alfredo Jesus - 30th Dec, 2014
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A Relaxing Christmas Break
Spent a few days at Elens Castle in between Christmas and New Year with my wife Rachel & dog Rocky and we all loved it again. We have been here before and would certainly recommend it for a nice break in the Snowdonia region. We will be back next year.

Mr. Gary Higginbotham - 29th Dec, 2014
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Climbing Weekends
Good value for money hotel with its own bar and restaurant. We have returned many times!

Mr Nick Judkins - 2nd Oct, 2014
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Enjoyed Our Stay
Really enjoyed our stay, friendly owners, good food, lovely room. would stay again.

Mr R Jeavons - 26th Sep, 2014
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Fantastic Weekend
I would just like to say what a wonderful weekend we had once again at Elens Castle. Great food good hospitality in an idyllic setting. Our dog Rocky loves it too!

Mr. Gary Higginbotham - 21st Sep, 2014
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Second Stay
As always,a very warm and friendly atmosphere.Also very helpful,owners and staff alike.I should hopefully be returning for another long weekend break before the end of the year.

Carl Davies - 16th Sep, 2014
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Great Weekend
Excellent weekend walking the moutain with our staffie. Couldnt have had a more friendly and welcoming hotel. Thanx all xx

Tina Soffe - 14th Sep, 2014
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Elen's Castle Hotel
Excellent accommodation for all reasons of travel, especially those travelling with a dog as their companion.

Friendly welcome, Good Food Comfortable beds

Mr. Charles Munn - 6th Sep, 2014
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Just What We Needed
We booked 2 nights at short notice and had a lovely stay. The suite was perfect for us, grown up son & dogs - 3 bedrooms & bathroom would easily suit up to 5 people. All the staff made us feel most welcome. Just the sort of family business everybody should be supporting.

Mr P Crowther - 5th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for this great review. It is a pleasure to have such lovely guests and feedback! Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.

Brilliant Stay
We had a lovely stay at Elen's Castle. The rooms were lovely and clean, and the bed super comfy. The owners and the bar staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was great. Worth the visit!

Mrs M Visser-lewis - 2nd Sep, 2014
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élan Castle
Very very friendly hotel , which could not do enough to make our stay fantastic ! Good food well priced

Stephen Lloyd - 2nd Sep, 2014
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First Time To Wales
Just stayed at Elen's Castle Hotel for a few days as ideally located for Zip World... Two adults + 2 teens so booked room 10 which consisted of 3 rooms (family suite) and a bathroom (good hot shower). A quirky, traditional hotel.. accommodation was clean and perfectly adequate for our needs (although a fridge in the room would be useful). The staff were friendly and helpful and the cooked breakfast was really tasty! Also,

highly recommend the Lamb Chops and Apple Pie!

Miss. Alison Palmer - 1st Sep, 2014
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A Gem Of A Place
It was a lovely tranquil place to stay just around the corner from Betws-y-Coed overlooking a beautiful wildflower meadow. There was a very friendly chilled atmosphere about the place and we were able to relax and unwind. Thank you!

Mikiko Inoue - 27th Aug, 2014
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Wales
Was much better in real life than the photos.

they have thought of everything down to DVDs.lovely and warm and homely. great hot power shower in room 14.would stay again

Amanda Wright - 23rd Aug, 2014
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2 Nights Stay
Great couple of days, very friendly hosts, nice hotel, would definitely stay again.

Rod Lester - 18th Aug, 2014
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Gem
Great place good night sleep good food and beer friendly staff

Richard Le Page - 10th Aug, 2014
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Cycling Group Stay
A group of 10 men stayed for 2 nights during a cycling trip. We were made very welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. Very clean and friendly, highly recommended.

Tony Jessop - 24th Jul, 2014
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2nd Visit
warm welcome. good stay. can recommend

Pat Powell - 23rd Jul, 2014
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Fab!
At this Lovely hotel again this was my 2nd visit this year. Had a great time I had everything i needed. Nice room, Great food. Beautiful location and good weather. Will be back in October

Mr. Roger Barber - 22nd Jul, 2014
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Great Food, Friendly And Welcoming Staff
Really good base to explore Snowdonia. Very friendly and helpful staff and lovely food. Beds comfy and room and hotel clean. Decor pretty shabby but we felt it kind of added to the homely charm!

Gary Richardson - 21st Jul, 2014
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Review Of - Elens Castle Hotel
We thoroughly enjoyed two nights stay and found the staff willing and pleasant. The rooms were well presented and clean.

We had evening meals and breakfast and found the quality and presentation of the food to be extremely good.



Overall package was beyond our expectations and the Hotel is ideally located to take advantage of North Wales.

Mr A Pugh - 16th Jul, 2014
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Great Location For Antur Stiniog
A really warm welcome for me and my son, who was competing in a mountain biking event at Antur Stiniog. Good accommodation for the bike as well! Thanks for the hospitality.

Ken Caldwell - 14th Jul, 2014
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A Weekend In Snowdonia
Elen's Castle was a perfect base for our Snowdon Horseshoe walk taking in the scary Crib Goch ridge. Helen & Adam are great hosts and made us, & our two dogs, feel most welcome.



A 5 min drive from Betws-y-Coed and 20 mins from the Pen-y-Pas car park to start the Pyg, Miners or Crib Goch routes up Snowdon.



Good food : the Welsh beef pie was great when we arrived Friday evening and Sunday breakfast was just what we needed to restore energy after a good nights' sleep.

Mr M Bowers - 9th Jul, 2014
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Fab Stay
We had a great stay. Staff all friendly and we were made very welcome. Room was good and so comfortable, food excellent. if you want a really quiet get away then this is the place. plenty to see and do if you like exploring. we shall return in the future. Many thanks.

David Wootton - 30th Jun, 2014
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A 2 Night Stay
A most enjoyable experience3 which we shall lookforward to repeating. The food was excellent as was the welcome we received. Equally the area has a lot to offer and very convenient to extensive areas of North Wales such as Bettws y Coed etc. I would have no hesitation in recommending and as previously said repeating the experience.

Bob & Ann Roberts - 20th Jun, 2014
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Mini Break
The reviews about the hotel lived up to our expectations.

We were greeted on arrival by the owner who told us where everything was and what time meal times were.All meals were freshly cooked and the breakfast was spot on.The mood of the hotel was very relaxed but efficient at all times

The ensuite room was clean and had all amenities required.

This hotel is ideally situated for visiting that area of Wales. Would definitely book again if returning to that area.

Mr. John Wheatley - 17th Jun, 2014
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Great Breakfast/dated Decor
Really nice small hotel good location for snowdon climbers. Owners very polite, kind and on hand to answer questions etc. Lovely breakfast. Room bit musty smelling needed airing. Would benefit from a makeover as rather dated decor, but given the reasonable B&B tariffs, maybe this would prove difficult. Overall pleased with our 2night stay.

JAYNE FOARD - 15th Jun, 2014
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Weekend Away
Decided to travel up to north Wales for the weekend with my girlfriend and came across elens castle on the Internet. Not one bad word to say about the stay. The room was to a very high and comfy standard and the breakfast was beautiful. The views alone from our room were worth the money. The staff were very welcoming and friendly also. WI'll definitely be coming again in the future.

Mr. Ashley Murdoch - 11th Jun, 2014
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Weekend Break
We enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing Easter weekend at Elens Castle. Beautiful surroundings, Friendly and welcoming staff and lovely food. It was lovely to be able to take our dog. We would definitely go back and will recommend to all our friends.

Rebecca Stevens - 5th Jun, 2014
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Good Family Hotel In Heart Of Snowdonia
We stayed here with our 2 grandchildren for a long weekend. The hotel is in a lovely location with mountain views all round. We travelled by train connecting with the Llandudno service. We found the hotel friendly and comfortable and a good place to stay with children. We stayed in the family room which has a separate small room with bunk beds for the children which was ideal. The en-suite shower room was small but good shower and it helped having additional toilets on the landing. The food was very good - we ate in the hotel every night - and reasonably priced, including a children's menu.



A particularly nice feature was an exhibition of local artists with paintings in every room, all for sale.

Kathryn Helsby - 3rd Jun, 2014
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Very Nice
Very warm and friendly greeting made us feel very welcomed, although this is not a top of the range hotel i cannot fault the cleanliness of our room, breakfast was lacking nothing and the staff were very polite and helpful

I would consider myself a critical person but would not hesitate to return if i am in the area.

Many Thanks

Simon & Lianne

Simon Payne - 2nd Jun, 2014
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Excellent
Enjoyed our 3 night stay at Elens Castle Hotel. Lovely Breakfast. The evening meal we had was excellent. The weather was good and the area is beautiful.

Robert Lawton - 1st Jun, 2014
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Travelled With My Teenage Son
Just got home from a 3-night stay at Elen's Castle Hotel. If you want to stay in a charming family-run hotel in the heart of Snowdonia you should stop here!! Great location, great food in their restaurant (an amazing, locally-sourced Welsh beef pie!), homely bar, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. I spent my 40th birthday here and they were so thoughtful I even got a candle on my dessert that night :) Would not hesitate to stay again and highly recommend this lovely hotel. Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Looking forward to coming again in the future when we come back to the adrenaline adventure of the nearby Zip World!!

Debra Dalton - 27th May, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for this Debra - it was a pleasure!

Marvellous
Very friendly hotel

Very clean

Friendly staff, helpful

Good food

Certainly recommend to my friends

Stanley Chittenden - 27th May, 2014
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Good Hols
very relaxed,good food,friendly staff highly

recommended

Mr. Richard Ellis - 8th May, 2014
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Very Satisfied Stay
With lots of friendly faces and a welcoming husband and wife team running Elens Castle it was a very pleasant stay. Good food, polite staff, comfy bed and a clean room. Great location for lots of activities. Beautiful views from the room. Would definitely recommend

MANDY AMPHLETT - 7th May, 2014
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Dog Friendly
Enjoyed the warm welcome and friendly service. Good place to stay within the Snowdonia National Park region. Highly recommend the Welsh Black beef pie.

Mr. Dean Collis - 6th May, 2014
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Chilled
On arrival we were greeted and shown where the restaurant and bar were. Shown to our lovely room over looking a beautiful surroundings watching baby lamps play! Clean room lovely friendly staff and locals.



Food was gorgeous and very very tasty! So reasonably priced. Defenatly return! Relaxing And peaceful!

Mr. Jodie Healan - 27th Apr, 2014
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Good Break
Very much enjoyed our stay: clean, comfortable and dogs very welcome.

Lisa Biggs - 26th Apr, 2014
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Great Location With A Warm Welcome
We came with our 4 month old and our Chihuahua and were made to feel very welcome.



The location is wonderful the village of Dolwyddelan sits in the middle of beautiful countryside and mountains and a lovely field with sheep by the river over the road.



The hotel has excellent parking facilities. There is a lovely snug bar for dining and drinking. We dined in one night and found the food to be excellent. Breakfast was good. All areas including the room and bathroom were clean. Bed was comfortable. Shower/bath was quite luxuriant.



Staff are friendly and helpful - the chef got the door for us and offered to help carry something for us to our room with a big smile. Helen and Adam were very accommodating and friendly.



A couple of minor negatives;

Décor in the bedroom (not elsewhere) was a little dated for our tastes.

Wi-fi does not reach all of the rooms (although you can access it in the bar and we were enjoying ourselves too much for it to be an issue).



**A very enjoyable stay**

Patrick Slater - 22nd Apr, 2014
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A Great Weekend Away
We have thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Ellen's castle our second visit with our dog Rocky. Warm welcome, lovely room and nice food in a great picturesque spot. We will be back.

Mr. Gary Higginbotham - 13th Apr, 2014
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Elen's Castle
Nice little hotel in a quiet country village setting. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and the owners were warm and friendly hosts.

Moya Clarke - 7th Apr, 2014
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Very Enjoyable Stay
We enjoyed our stay at Elen's Castle Hotel, and found it to be very comfortable and we were made to feel very welcome.

Sherri Cross - 7th Apr, 2014
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Dog Friendly Hotel
Convenient dog friendly hotel close to Betws Y Coed in Dolwyddelan. Very welcoming & friendly owners. Great for us with 2 dogs who were made very welcome as well.

Debra Sima - 6th Apr, 2014
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Short Stay But Sweet
Arrived late, plenty of parking opposite, bar still open and the offer of food which was nice. My room was Number 1 and I'd ask for this one again, lovely size double room and very roomy bathroom with a proper bath as well as shower over bath. Nice and quiet and a proper breakfast in the morning. There's no fridge in the room and no choice for breakfast, full English, cereal, juice, toast coffee, tea. Friendly staff. I'd stay again. Evening meal menu available or there's the pub a short walk up the road. Secure bike storage if required. I'd give 5 stars but for the lack of a grab-rail in the bathroom for the shower, and a small wall-mounted mirror which can't be used when sitting at the dressing table and a very little bit tatty around some of the fixtures and fittings. This in no way a problem for me and I'd highly recommend this room in this hotel

Lisa Cook - 6th Apr, 2014
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Snowdonia Reunion
Thanks to Helen and Adam for making us most welcome, despite our late check-ins they stayed up late, kept the bar open and gave us some great advice as tourists new to the area. Rooms cosy, all we needed for the weekend was on hand with breakfast included for a very reasonable price.

The location is great for visiting Snowdonia and the setting quiet but accessible. Evenings in the bar with the log fire crackling make it very homely and a welcome return after a day out exploring.

Paul England - 1st Apr, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for your lovely review Paul. We're glad you all had a great reunion and it was a pleasure to host your group for the weekend!

Excellent Service
Nice clean tidy rooms and incredibly friendly and helpful owners

Edward Burrows - 17th Mar, 2014
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Elen's V
Elen's Castle Hotel is a pleasant small hotel in Snowdonia. We had a very pleasant three night stay, at a quiet time of year. Our room was comfortable, the bathroom was spacious - and had a bath, which was good. The owners were friendly and helpful. The food was good. I am lactose intolerant, and the chef took pains to ensure that there was food that I could eat. Dolwyddelan is an attractive little village between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. I would recommend the hotel to any able bodied visitors (you do need to be able to handle stairs).

Val Kirby - 3rd Mar, 2014
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Half Term Break
A pleasant 2 night stay in a clean establishment where we were given a warm welcome

Peter Standing - 23rd Feb, 2014
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Young Family Break
Very friendly with a great warm welcome. At the heart of Snowdonia.....great to walk from or travel by train to many areas. Lovely family run hotel. Homecooked food and nice roaring fire.

Sj Watkins - 19th Feb, 2014
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Feb 2014
Very friendly place. Bar food and breakfast were good. Great location. Welcoming to the dog. Informal, good atmosphere in the bar in the evening. The hotel is still evolving. We would stay there again.

Mr. David Brewin - 18th Feb, 2014
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Hiking
Me and my son Stayed on 24 and 25 Jan 2014. Great hospitality Couldn't do enough for us. Excellent food in the evening and Breakfast. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you

Tony Robinson.

Anthony Robinson - 26th Jan, 2014
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Post Christmas Break
A lovely warm welcome yet again. Unfortunately, due to the weather, the hotel had to rely on a generator for their electricity. This did not affect any of the day to day running of the hotel except on the last morning when we awoke to darkness, and I'm sure the delicious candlelit breakfast is a thing of the future!! Great hospitality, lovely room and fantastic food. What more could you ask for? Looking forward to our next visit.

Mrs. Beverley Latham - 2nd Jan, 2014
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New Year's Eve Stay
Excellent food and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.



We stayed in a family suite. The rooms were warm and beds were comfortable.



It was exactly what we were looking for to celebrate the new year as a family with young children. We would stay at Elen's Castle again.

Nia Cuffin - 1st Jan, 2014
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Weekend Break
Very friendly, family-run hotel, located in beautiful countryside. Great english fry-up at breakfast and excellent cooking for the evening meal. This is not a hotel chain, so expect individual style bedrooms and facilities. Bit of refreshing (redocoration) needed in some rooms, but that's all. Bed very comfortable.

Mark Whittaker - 11th Nov, 2013
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Warm And Welcoming
Blustery and wet outside, warm and welcoming inside. We enjoyed a wet few days walking this October so coming back to the hotel each day was just what we needed - warm and comfortable a nice glass of wine and great breakfast to set us off again the next day. Dinner was available if needed and dog friendly. Great - thank you!

Andrew Pegg - 1st Nov, 2013
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See You Again Soon
Once again I enjoyed my stay at this lovely Hotel. For me it has everything I need. A nice room Good food, Its Dog friendly, A lovely friendly welcome on arrival, And on leaving the thought that I want to go back. The hotel is in a lovely location the local scenery is stunningy beautiful. I'll be back next April.

Mr. Roger C Barber - 28th Oct, 2013
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Lovely Hotel
A lovely hotel in a beautiful location. Great service, really recommend this great hotel.

Mr. Stephen Mapley - 18th Oct, 2013
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Bathroom Great
Fantastic bathroom in room 14 although the bedroom is small. Breakfasts were delicious. We liked the fact that the Gentleman Owner was pleasant and kept the small talk 'small' - just perfect!!!!

Mrs. Ann Scarrott - 15th Oct, 2013
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Elens Castle
we enjoyed our weekend break at Elens castle.

The owners and staff made us very welcome from the minute we stepped through the door accompanied by our dog. Our room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was good too.

The hotel is surrounded by pretty countryside, ideal for walking, and only a short drive to nice little towns and villages. We would definitely return.

Jane & Roy Finch - 27th Sep, 2013
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Lovely Long Weekend
Myself and my wife stayed in Elen's Castle for a long weekend spent hill walking and exploring and loved it all. The relaxed atmosphere was very welcoming and we chose to eat there on 3 of the nights and were very pleased with our meals.

Mr. John Malone - 25th Sep, 2013
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An Amazing Weekend
Just like to say what an amazing weekend we had here last week. Great food in a great location. Really made to feel welcome and so was our dog Rocky who loved all the attention. We would definitely recommend to anyone and we will be back soon.

Ms. Rachel Brown - 25th Sep, 2013
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A Great Weekend, Thanks
We were a group of 5 bikes which booked a twin room and bunk house. This was perfect for us and the staff were helpful and welcoming. We also had dinner and breakfast there which was of a high standard. All of us would be happy to return to Elen's Castle Hotel in the future, thank you.

Russell Chaplin - 23rd Sep, 2013
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Elen's Castle Hotel
We had a lovely stay at Elen's Castle Hotel. We had a beautiful four poster bed room which had stunning views. The food was excellent and the owners were friendly and welcoming.

Anita Bonham - 23rd Sep, 2013
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Elen's Castle
This break was most enjoyable. Very pleasant hosts Adam & Helen made it a 'home from home' & were most welcoming. The bar was welcoming and friendly, the bedroom comfortable & clean & the food tasty. This is an Inn and not a modern hotel so the rooms and bar reflect a pleasant earlier period in time.

Mr. Peter Cooper - 13th Sep, 2013
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Excellent - Recommended
We stayed for one night and although the family room

Was booked the two rooms offered to us were perfect. We were made very welcome by Adam and his wife and enjoyed dinner and breakfast - all of

Which was lovely. They welcomed our dog too which was an added bonus. Rooms clean, beds very

Comfortable and showers were great. Tv in

Rooms to entertain my children and very quiet at night. Beautiful views and although on the main road you

Would not notice. Would recommend and would certainly stay there again - thanks!

Alistair Monaghan - 30th Aug, 2013
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Elen's Castle Hotel
Elen's Castle Hotel is a charming historic property that has become a quite comfortable lodging place. We found the family suite (3 small rooms sharing a bath) quite adequate for our group of 6 people. The breakfast was quite sufficient.

Mrs. Nancy Eager - 25th Aug, 2013
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Nice Stay
The town is small and lovley. We had a very nice stay at the hotel. The food was very nice. And the hosts are very wellcomming.

Mr. Magnus Lindmark - 11th Aug, 2013
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Dog Friendly?
Very friendly nice food alround a pleasant stay

Wave Lessimore - 7th Aug, 2013
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Elen's Castle Hotel
Had a great stay at Elen's Castle Hotel, friendly staff, clean environment, great food in a beautiful environment

Melissa Perkins - 3rd Aug, 2013
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A Great Place
This is a really lovely hotel set in a beautiful location. The Hotel is well run Adam and Helen are so friendly and welcoming. There is everything in the rooms that is needed. The food is excellent. I love this Hotel and would recomend it to anyone. its also Dog Friendly.

Mr. Roger Barber - 20th Jul, 2013
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Great Weekend In Snowdonia
Thank you to all at Ellen's Castle for making our stay extremely comfortable and relaxing. The hotel is pet friendly, which is what we were looking for. Next time we're in Snowdonia, we'll definitely choose the same place.

Mrs. Marta Pinkos - 19th Jun, 2013
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Welsh Weekend
We stayed with our dog and were made very welcome by Helen and Adam and their friendly staff. The decor is a little tired but everywhere is spotlessly clean and all facilities are good.Lots of useful info , in both written and verbal advice. We ate in the bar(with our dog) and the food was very good.It's the kind of place that you could easily drive by on the main road outside but it's really worth a stay there. The hotel benefits from being owner run and managed.

Mrs. Marcia Taylor - 17th Jun, 2013
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Wonderful!
Elen's Castle Hotel is conveniently situated right in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia, with easy access to more castles than you could possibly wish to explore! The owner and staff are friendly, the rooms are comfortable, the food is excellent. The town itself is quiet, a welcome respite after a day of exploration. Highly recommended!

Ms. Sharon Brown - 14th Jun, 2013
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Visit
Excellent value for money. Booked another visit.

Michelle Price - 11th Jun, 2013
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Elens Castle Stay
A very lovely place to stay, Friendly staff, good food and accommodation. Definately reccommend.

Tony Lewitt - 3rd Jun, 2013
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Welcoming
Lovely welcome and great food highly recommend

Carol Howell - 28th May, 2013
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Snowdon Adventure
Very friendly and welcoming. The Hotel/rooms are clean and tidy with all the comforts required for a weekend in snowdonia. Car parking was no problem. The food is stunning, its simple, plentiful and wholesome at a very reasonable price. Just what you want after a day in the mountains. Would recommend and re-visit.

Miss. Elaine Williams - 28th May, 2013
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Adventure Break
Had a lovely time at Elen's castle, we used the hotel as a base to walk up snowdon, then we went on to zipworld, which was awesome!!!

Mr. Steven Coleman - 24th May, 2013
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Elen's Castle Hotel
Very friendly staff, beautiful setting, excellent food made for a very nice weekend.

Mr Alexander - 12th May, 2013
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Mrs. Judith Danielsen
Owners were so friendly and did special things to make me feel welcome. The food was delicious. I would love to stay here again. Judith Danielsen

Judith A Danielsen - 10th May, 2013
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Very Satisfied
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, hosts lovely, food lovely, good room and lovely views . Made our stay special thank you will definatley stay again

Stephanie Fairhurst - 9th May, 2013
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Lovely Weekend
Fabulous time, lovely room,great food

Caroline Condlisse - 7th May, 2013
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Fabulous
I had another really lovely time again at Elen's Castle Hotel I love my time there with Adam & Helen who look after me really well. My room is lovely, The food is great thanks to a super Chef. The weather this time was not so good. i look forward to my next visit in October. Thanks for a lovely Holiday

Mr. Roger C Barber - 20th Apr, 2013
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Lovely Break
We booked this at the last minute. The rooms were well furnished and the bar down below is especially good. The hosts were extremely accommodating: they lent me a lock for my bike and were happy to swap our bedding for us. Nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely stay again.

Alistair Hopkins - 12th Apr, 2013
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Ideal For Car-free Holiday
Very hospitable service. Great traditional ambiance with all modern functions. Ideal for a car-free holiday with railway station in walking distance and many superb country walks straight from the hotel.

Ms. Sabine Frank - 11th Apr, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to look after your lovely family. Nous esperons que votre famille a passe des bonnes vacances en Grande Bretagne!

Elen,s Castle Hotel
first of all thanks for the welcome we recieved on arrival,the room was nice & clean.we had a evening meal which was really tasty,

breakfast was one of the best i have had in a hotel.

thank you hayley & paul.

Mr Paul Thomas - 11th Apr, 2013
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Home From Home
Lovely stay at Elens castle. Very warm welcome and helpful local advice. Really enjoyed our evening meals in the dog friendly bar.

Anna & David Mclindon - 10th Apr, 2013
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Elens Castle Hotel
Clean, Warm, Comfortable, Good Food.

Richard Gill - 9th Apr, 2013
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Relaxing Stay
Lovely location . Quiet and quite charming retreat. We were made very welcome by the owners who were very friendly. The hotel was spotlessly clean and our room was lovely. Breakfast was good and we had an evening meal in the restaurant which was delicious and filling. The only negative was that the decor was a little dated in some of the areas but the positives out weighed this minor negative. If you enjoy peace and quiet , comfort , good food and a friendly service then this lovely hotel is just the job.

Joan Batley - 9th Apr, 2013
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Very Good
Very friendly atmosphere, good food, comfortable room and good ales.

Mr. Richard Ellis - 4th Apr, 2013
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Comfortable And Welcoming.
What a perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Very reasonable breakfast too both days.

All in all we couldn't have asked more. We know its there if ever we need to go back, we will. Thanks.

Mr J Weems - 3rd Apr, 2013
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A "snowy Visit"
Very clean and friendly hotel conveniently situated for exploring the numerous attractions in the area.

Mr. Robin Thomas - 30th Mar, 2013
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Elen Castle Review
We stayed with our dog dolly and had a great friendly welcome. Room was perfect. Ate in the bar at night so our dog could join us - she was spoilt rotten by staff and guests alike. Would definitely recommend the food very tasty and a good choice. Hope to stay again soon.

Kim Davies - 28th Mar, 2013
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Wintery Weekend
After fighting through the snow to arrive on time, we had a fantastic stay. Comfortable rooms, great views, fantastic food and the consideration, advice and local information we received from the owners was second to none!! Excellent weekend and we will return in the near future.

Mrs. Beverley Latham - 27th Mar, 2013
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Weekend Break With The Dog
We had a great stay thank you, Alex (dog) was made very welcome, the room was very clean, food was excellent with good vegetarian options. Will be back when it's hopefully a bit warmer.

Mrs. Alison Lawton - 25th Mar, 2013
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Our Stay
Room was a little dated and noisey from the bar,however the noise abated early and we got a great nights sleep in the 4 poster super mattress and nice vbegan breakfast. All in all a pleasant experience

Bruce Slark - 9th Mar, 2013
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Lovely Stay
My wife and I stayed from Wednesday to Saturday and found the hotel very pleasant. The room was cosy and clean, food was fabulous, location was great for going out exploring, the hosts were great, all queries or requests we had were dealt with in a speedy matter. For the money we were very pleased with our stay and would happily stay there again.

Mr. Gavin House - 3rd Mar, 2013
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Great Hotel!
We recently stayed at Elen's castle hotel and loved it! I bargained the price down slightly as we were on a budget and the owners did not have any issues with this as we stayed for 3 nights!



We took our dog along with us and she was made very welcome and loved her stay. This hotel is very close to Betws y Coed which is just pituresque!



I would strongly recommend staying at Elens Catle Hotel!

Rebecca Riley & Daniel Mcevilly - 26th Feb, 2013
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New Years Eve Stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elen's Castle. Being heavily pregnant both my husband and I were looking for somewhere relaxing with a good atmosphere to spend New Years Eve and this was certainly achieved.



Thank you.



Sarah and Neil Davies.

Sarah Davies - 6th Jan, 2013
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Short Break - Family
Fantastic mini-suite for a family of 5. Lovely warm welcome on arrival. Meals more than adequate - both Breakfast & Dinner. Would definately look to stay here again if visiting Snowdonia.

Mr. Richard Shinnick - 11th Nov, 2012
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Friendly, Warm & Welcoming
Have just returned from a three night stay at Elen's Castle. The accommodation was as described on their website. We were in room one, a deluxe double with very effective heating. The view isn't amazing, but the bed was comfortable, plenty of drawers and roomy wardrobe. The bathroom was huge and remained warm despite having no obvious heating source. The decor is a little dated and tired, but we were not paying five star prices. Ian and Helen were friendly and helpful, as were the waiting staff at breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was generous and tasty. Evening meals were reasonable, both in price and quality and included lots of fresh vegetables. The bar area was relaxing and comfortable. All in all an unpretentious and friendly base from which to explore Snowdonia National Park (also posted on Tripadvisor)

Mr. Paul Clarke - 31st Oct, 2012
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Autum In North Wales
Once again I have had a lovely stay at Elen's Castle My thanks to Helen, Adam and the staff for looking after me so well. Scruff my 14 year old Dog had a wonderfull time as well. I look forward to my next visit in April 2013

Mr. Roger Barber - 28th Oct, 2012
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Great Trip
Great place to stop. Pleasant staff and nice environment.

Loads of things to do in the local area.

Will definitely return at some point.

Mr. Steve Taylor - 17th Oct, 2012
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Weekend Stop Over
We had a warm and comfortable welcome after a long day out in the hills, followed by a good dinner and breaskfast. It is always a bonus to find somewhere to stay that is Dog friendly!

Miss. Rebecca Cash - 16th Oct, 2012
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Excellent Stay With Child And Dog
My 11 year old daughter and 8 month old labrador had a wonderful stay here. The owners were extremely welcoming, the food was delicious and the room basic but clean and comfortable. We also went for the most gorgous walk up the valley in the morning. Would definitely recommend Ellen's Castle and hope to return one day.

Emma Titchener - 8th Oct, 2012
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Very Happy Hotel
We enjoyed our stay at 'Elen's Castle Hotel'and would be happy to book in again whenever we want to stay in north wales.

Richard And Pat Harman - 2nd Oct, 2012
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Lovely Break
We really enjoyed our stay at Ellen's Castle, we were made to feel very welcome by the family, The rooms were cosy and the food excellent. We had a very relaxing stay with our dog who was also made to feel really welcome. Will definately be coming back!

Lisa Bennett - 26th Sep, 2012
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Excellent Base For Snowdonia
Very comfortable hotel, good food and great location

Mrs. Julie Nation - 25th Sep, 2012
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`elen`s Castle Hotel`
Our stay at the `Elen`s Castle Hotel was very comfortable. We were made very welcome, as was our Golden Retriever dog which made our stay even more pleasant. The proprietors were most obliging and did their very best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it highly.

Erika Saunders - 16th Sep, 2012
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Friendly, Warm And Welcoming, Well Worth Returning......
Helen & Adam and staff gave Both Rob, myself and our two Rescue Westhighland Terriers (Sammy & Lulu) a very warm welcome - we will certainly be returning to Elen's Castle in the near future to continue our tours around the beautiful areas on offer in North Wales.

We had a Four Poster bedroom (Room 2) which was delightful - We had a firm but ever so comfortable matress which gave way to a lovely relaxing sleep. Our room was very clean and comfortable with lovely hot showers.

Breakfast was really well cooked and the tastiest mushrooms we've had in a long while. We also had evenings meals on two out of the 4 nights we were staying and have to say both meals were of a good standard and very tasty.

Bar area was full of atmosphere with livy chats with both Helen & Adam and various locals who frequented the bar and other guests all of whom made the evenings quite special (We did visit the local public house - but as non-speaking Welsh people found the experience a little uncomfortable, even though we can understand Welsh we cannot converse sadly) (we have both now undertaken lessons to learn to converse) - all in all we had a great time and loved every minute of our stay we would have no hesitation in recommending Elen's Castle for a lovely welcoming home from home experience to anyone. Thank you Helen and Adam for our wonderful break. See you soon.

Sue & Rob Burford-Barbour

with Sammy & Lulu our Rescue Westies from Hope Rescue & Friends of the Animals RCT

Sue & Rob Burford-babour - 10th Sep, 2012
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Family Friendly
My wife and I stayed here with our 6 month old son for 2 nights. On arrival we were given a very warm and friendly welcome. We stayed in one of the 4 poster bedrooms. It was cosy and comfortable with a beautiful view. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. My wife enjoyed her vegetarian breakfast and evening meal! The hosts were very considerate of our needs as a family with a young child and put us at ease. Lovely room, views, food and hosts. Would definitely recommend a visit!

Giles Guthrie - 3rd Sep, 2012
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A Lovely Stay!
At last, good old fashioned service! We enjoyed a lovely warm welcome and a homely atmosphere at Elen's Castle. This is not a five star establishment so we weren't expecting the earth, but the rooms were comfortable and had all the facilities we required for our stay, plus we got to take our dog with us. The rooms could probably do with a lick of paint, but the bathrooms are good and all the public rooms are of a good standard. We ate in the bar here on our first night and the food was excellent. I had salmon, which was fresh and beautifully prepared and my husband had the beef pie and the meat just melted in your mouth. Lovely atmosphere, good service standards and exceptional food made this a very good stay, we will definateley return.

Mrs Liz Goodall - 1st Sep, 2012
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Stay Here If You Want To Walk Up Snowdon With A Dog !
we would have to try very hard to fault this hotel.We stayed here for just one night as a group of 4 adults with a dog to walk up snowdon. The reception was warm and welcoming and the suite of rooms (room 10) we stayed in was just perfect for all our needs . Warm comfortable beds and delicious food (the best steak we have all eaten in a long time !).We will almost certainly be back. Well done and thankyou to the owners ,keep up the good work !

Ms. Laura Crosby - 29th Aug, 2012
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Great Relax
Needed a quiet, comfortable break, with a nice atmosphere. We were not disappointed! We had a great break in a lovely location easy to travel to the main locations in the national park and the main attractions of the hills and coast.

Mr. Chris Kadwill - 28th Aug, 2012
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Excellent Place
an excellent place to stay..nice and clean..good breakfast..with restaurant and bar available. wi-fi connection in room 10 needs to be sorted out though. spacious rooms with friendly staff. affordable price.I have already recommended the place to my friends visiting the place. thanks for the service.

Mr. Avinash Kumar - 27th Aug, 2012
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Short Break
Lovely location. Room very comfortable. Host very friendly and welcoming. Would stay again.

Johnathan Isacs - 25th Aug, 2012
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Mr Rich Lee
Great place that was nice and clean with stacks of hot water.Very quiet at night and the food was well priced and exceptionally tasty.

Mr. Richard Lee - 23rd Aug, 2012
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Review Of Elen's Castle Hotel
Excellent situation, exceptionally friendly and helpful hosts, nice room cleaned well every day. Would have been nice to have a little more choice for breakfast such as tinned prunes, grapefruit, fresh fruit salad,fish instead of trad cooked.

I'm nitpicking there though because we had a great holiday

Ruth & Sean Dorrington - 21st Aug, 2012
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The Greens Visit
A friendly comfortable accomodation convienient for touring Snowdonia and whats more the food was good.

Michael Green - 18th Aug, 2012
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Our Stay At Elen's Castle Hotel.
My daughter and I stay for a few days (August 2012)

We stayed at this Hotel last year, and it was just as nice

The owners are very friendly and helpful and its wonderful to find a hotel that allows dogs.

Mrs. Carol Wood - 17th Aug, 2012
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Friendly
Stayed in the family room as a group of 5 adults and 1 child. The welcome couldn't have been warmer, the team were accommodating and friendly without overtrying, we had a relaxing and comfortable stay. The bar is cosy and the food enjoyable.

Would've have liked a communial area in the family room but wasn't essential at the end of the day, just a convenience.

Good location - It was a shame we didn't have time to check out the village itself.

I throughly enjoyed my break here, we had a very pleasant stay and thank Ellen's Castle for their hospitality.

Miss. Georgina Marks - 13th Aug, 2012
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Fantastic
Fantastic food, fantastic rooms, fantastic hosts, the place to stay to explore the surrounding area

Mrs. Sharon Williams - 9th Aug, 2012
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Fantastic Hotel
We had a wonderful welcome on arrival, a lovely clean room with a fantastic view. We had a cot provided for our baby and there was a separate bedroom for our eldest son (every parents dream..to have them close to hand, but also in their own room!). The food was really nice (our son made sure that the chief was complimented!). We had a lovely stay, and we will definitely be back again. The hotel is 30minutes from every where at the most...and with such a family feel about the hotel and such great hospitality, we recommend the hotel to everyone, especially families of all ages.

Ms. Elizabeth Scourfield - 6th Aug, 2012
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Great Hotel
we've just had three wonderful nights at elen's castle,Adam and Helen who own the hotel are very friendly,the food is excellent and the hotel is in a great location.

Patrick O'regan - 25th Jul, 2012
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Short Break
A great finish to a return trip from Ireland. Hotel is spotless and staff very pleasant. Didn't sample the evening meals but they smelt good and breakfast was very substantial.

Miss. Sheena Montgomery - 24th Jul, 2012
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Very Good!
We just can recommend this hotel! Rooms are clean, breakfast is good and staff is professional!

Mr. Michael Teltschik - 20th Jul, 2012
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Weekend Stay
Great welcome, very comfortable rooms and good food.

Had an excellent stay and would definately recommned this place to stay to anyone

Mr. Jason Williams - 16th Jul, 2012
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3night Stay
Good family run hotel, comfortable beds, good food, warm welcome

Mr. John Cook - 12th Jul, 2012
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Short Break With Dog.
Spent four nights at this very pleasant family run hotel just a few miles south of Betws-y-Coed. The room size was moderate but comfortable with a new bathroom. Adam and Helen made us very welcome and the food was excellent. We ate in every night from the main restaurant menu, with our dog beside us in the bar area.

Ray & Jean Mears - 4th Jul, 2012
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Weekend Retreat With My Dog
Hotel staff were wonderful and managed to squeeze in 3 friends and 2 dogs when their campsite became flooded.

Bar had a very good variety of drinks and on both nights we found the food to be excellent along with the full English breakfasts , I will certainly be returning

Jackie Mcgarvey - 15th Jun, 2012
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Elens Castle Hotel
My self and my sister spent one night here.

The owners were very welcoming, room very comfy, and meal was excellent. Would certainly book again.

Betty Walker - 9th Jun, 2012
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Elens Castle Hotel
LOVELY HOTEL , GOOD FOOD ,VERY CLEAN, GREAT LOCATION HANDY FOR TRIPS AROUND AREA AND TWO LOVELY PEOPLE

Mr Thomas Poots/mr Edward Mcalonam - 29th May, 2012
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Little Gem In Snowdonia
Lovely small hotel, friendly service, good menu and dog friendly.

Mrs S Ilsley - 9th May, 2012
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Lovely Stay
Stayed at this hotel for two nights bed and breakfast. Lovely location and hotel and room really nice. Shower and toilet room was little small but this did not cause a problem Helen and Adam made us very welcome. We ate in the restaurant for two evening meals which were delicious and the full English breakfast was great.

Would certainly recommend and would stay again if going to the same area.

Mrs Margaret Green - 7th May, 2012
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Great For A Weekend Break!
We just had a lovely weekend at Elen's Castle. As well as great weather we had a warm welcome, good food, a wonderful view and a comfortable room. There are a range of walks from the doorstep, and Adam and Helen were really helpful with advice about the area and how to make the most of it

Elsbeth Mclean - 26th Mar, 2012
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Great Family Run Hotel
Great family run hotel with a homely, welcoming feel, great hosts, good food and beer. Fantastic views and a good base from which to explore Snowdonia. And best of all I could take my four legged little walking buddy. Will definately see you again in the future :)

Mr. Matthew Russell - 7th Mar, 2012
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