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The Saracens Head is a charming country inn located in the picturesque village of Beddgelert in the heart of Snowdonia. Freshly cooked meals, real ales and fine wines are available in the comfortable bar area.... Read more

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Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Superior Double Sygun)

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Superior Double Sygun)

Description

Stay a minimum of two nights in Sygun, one of our dog friendly Superior double rooms, and enjoy a two course evening meal for two (excluding steaks)each night.

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Valentine's Night - Luxury Room

Valentine's Night - Luxury Room

Description

Celebrate St Valentine's with a night in our Luxury room, a two course meal for two (excluding steaks) and a full cooked breakfast

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Deluxe Twin - Llewelyn

Deluxe Twin - Llewelyn

Description

Gwynant is a spacious Deluxe twin room located on the second floor at the front of the building with views of Beddgelert village. It has twin beds, a comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water and complimentary toiletries. The en-suite comprises of a bath and a separate shower. This room can also be booked as a Deluxe Double.

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Standard Double - Rupert

Standard Double - Rupert

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast

Description

Rupert is a double room located on the second floor at the front of the building. It has a king size bed, a comfortable chair, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Please note, this room has a shower only - no bath.

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Superior Double - Dinas Emrys (Dog Friendly)

Superior Double - Dinas Emrys (Dog Friendly)

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast

Description

Dinas Emrys is one of our Superior Double rooms located on the second floor at the rear of the building. It has a king size bed, a comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary toiletries. The en-suite comprise of a bath and combined shower. We also allow well behaved dogs to stay in this room (2 dogs maximum). Please let us know before you arrive if you are bringing your dogs with you.

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Superior Double - Sygun (Dog Friendly)

Superior Double - Sygun (Dog Friendly)

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast

Description

Sygun is one of our Superior Double rooms located on the first floor at the rear of the building. It has a king size bed, a comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary toiletries. The en-suite comprise of a bath and combined shower. We also allow well behaved dogs to stay in this room (2 dogs maximum). Please let us know before you arrive if you are bringing your dogs with you.

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Deluxe Double - Llewelyn

Deluxe Double - Llewelyn

Description

Llewelyn is a spacious deluxe double room located on the second floor at the front of the building with views of Beddgelert village. It has a Super King size bed, a comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water and complimentary toiletries. The en-suite comprises of a bath and a separate shower. This room can also be booked as a Deluxe Twin.

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Deluxe Double - Gwynant

Deluxe Double - Gwynant

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast

Description

Gwynant is a spacious deluxe double room located on the first floor at the front of the building with views of Beddgelert village. It has a Super King size bed, a comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water and complimentary toiletries. The en-suite comprises of a bath and a separate shower. This room can also be booked as a Deluxe Twin.

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Reviews

The Saracens Head

(270 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.8
  • Value 4.1
  • Friendliness 4.5
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 3.9
  • Service 4.4
  • Location 4.8

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.2
John Adult(s) Stayed: May 15

Beddgelert Stay

We were moving around but wanted to stay at The Saracens Head so stayed one night but rooms very good, food very good and staff friendly Read more

Likes?
Rooms very nice and modern whereas downstairs retained its character
Dislikes?
None
5
Julia Mature couple Stayed: May 15

Relaxing and enjoyable

Great location, and popular hotel/pub for eating in the evenings. Good atmosphere and staff really helpful and friendly. Read more

Likes?
Great location, and popular hotel/pub for eating in the evenings. Good atmosphere and staff really helpful and friendly.
Dislikes?
None
5
Nigel Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

Great hotel, quality room decor & facilities, friendly, helpfull staff. would recommend A +

Short 3 night stay, in early May 2015. Very pleased with hotel, would definitely use again & recommend. Read more

Likes?
A very good quality of room décor & shower/bathroom facilities. Friendly staff, good breakfasts + evening meals. Would use again & recommend.
Dislikes?
None
5
Guy Young couple Stayed: Apr 15

Really nice stay

We stayed for 2 nights in room 1 for a short break. The room was spacious, clean & comfortable. All staff were friendly and helpful. Felt very welcome. Read more

Likes?
Room was lovely and a fair price. The location is perfect. Any it wasn't a long walk to the bar!
Dislikes?
Nope. Would happily return on our next trip to the area.
5
LJ Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

Some of the best accommodation we have ever used

Used as base for visit to Snowdonia Read more

Likes?
The room was excellent, parking really handy, especially as wife is disabled.
Dislikes?
Personally, would have appreciated dinner menu having more 'pub favourite' options - if so, would have probably ate with you both nights, but had to find alternative for one night.
4
Phillip Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

Leisure stay for three days

The accommodation was excellent. The cleanliness was excellent. We brought our dog and she had a Bonio biscuit left in her bowl. She was delighted! We did not feel that having a dog was in any way a challenge, quite the opposite! Read more

Likes?
The friendliness and service. Also the above.
Dislikes?
None
5
Joanna Young couple Stayed: Apr 15

Warm, friendly and a very welcoming place to stay.

Fabulous room which made our stay more relaxing having warm home comforts and good decor. Service by staff was excellent, good food and a friendly welcome by all. Read more

Likes?
Treated our Dog as another guest with sausage for beakfast and biscuit in an evening. Sincere and constantly asking if they could do anything else for us. Great service and just a fab place to stay.
Dislikes?
None
5
Clare Young couple Stayed: Apr 15

Beautiful and comfortable rooms

We chose to stay at the Saracens Head for a walking holiday over the Easter holidays. Read more

Likes?
The rooms were large, comfortable, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The staff were very helpful and exceptionally accommodating of our dog (even providing a breakfast sausage and biscuits!).
Dislikes?
None
5
Mike Alone Stayed: Apr 15

How good was that?

Four days of fresh air and exercise - and the perfect place to return to each day. Read more

Likes?
The staff were so accommodating, the food outstanding (even though the place was packed), and the rooms really well appointed.
Dislikes?
Nope, nothing I would criticise.
5
Jane Mature couple Stayed: Mar 15

Comfortable relaxing stay

We had a lovely two night stay, with pleasant surroundings and a warm welcome Read more

Likes?
The staff went out of their way, they kept the kitchen open after our late arrival so we could enjoy dinner. Our dogs were made to feel welcome, with biscuits and sausages thrown in.
Dislikes?
The service to the restaurant and bar area could have been better.
4
Christopher Young couple Stayed: Feb 15

Very relaxing.

We were welcomed and made to feel totally at home
We only stayed one night but it completely suited our needs. Read more

Likes?
The pub was really nice and allowed us to keep our dogs with us in the bar area whilst we ate and drank which was lovely.
The room we stayed in, Dina emrys was lovely and spacious and really clean.
Dislikes?
No. Would have stayed longer if we could.
5
Phillip Young couple Stayed: Feb 15

Beautiful little village

Hotel was nice however the food was very poor in comparison to the hotel. Very little choice and very expensive. Staff could wear more adequate clothing as a hoodie and a body warmer looked too casual. Read more

Likes?
The rooms were beautiful and tastefully decorated.
Dislikes?
None
4
Steve Mature couple Stayed: Dec 14

New Year

We booke for New Years Celebrations in Beddgelert. These are always excellent. In past have driven so this year thought would stay overnight to fully enjoy festivities. Hotel was excellent. Room was clean, spacious, warm and cosy with huge bed. (I booked best room in hotel though). Staff very friendly and helpful. Meal was a set menu for New Year so a little more limited than usual that being said everything was very tasty. Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Thomas Young couple Stayed: Dec 14

Great place to stay

Fresh clean and spacious room, good too see that just because it's a dog friendly room it was not of any lower standard😀 Read more

Likes?
Clean spacious well designed room.
Dislikes?
Evening meal was a little disapointing, I had the lamb which was cold, it was reheated in the microwave, unfortunately vegetables were shrivelled up and inedible. More care is needed on customer care.
5
eric Mature couple Stayed: Dec 14

special occaision made complete

everything was perfect Read more

Likes?
being able to bring our dogs
Dislikes?
nothing
5
Maxine Mature couple Stayed: Oct 14

Lovely hotel in a spectacular peaceful setting

We needed a short break that was not too far from Manchester but one that took us to an entirely different environment. Snowdonia was an area we had not visited before and it was only a two-hour drive. It seemed like the ideal location. Read more

Likes?
The area was so peaceful with fresh air and a spectacular landscape. The hotel was warm and welcoming with beautifully decorated rooms and en suite bathrooms.
Dislikes?
When we made the booking, we were asked if we had any special requests. We stated my partner could not eat pork but he was not offered any hot vegetarian option except for scrambled eggs at breakfast.
5
nigel Mature couple Stayed: Oct 14

Very enjoyable

We hope to come again soon! Read more

Likes?
Great location. comfortable, pleasant,warm room. Good food.
Dislikes?
None
5
Michael Young couple Stayed: Oct 14

Great stay!

One night break Read more

Likes?
The style of the hotel.
Dislikes?
no
5
Barbara Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Walking break with a well deserved say in a luxury hotel

One night stay following walking up Snowdon. Read more

Likes?
Location and facilities were excellent and met our requirements perfectly. The rooms are individually designed and decorated with a quirky feel. The welcome was warm and the service attentive.
Dislikes?
None
4
Lesley Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Ignore those negative reviews

Wonderful. Hotel has been completely refurbed recently and is immaculate - more of a boutique hotel than pub with rooms. I have only marked it down slightly because the housekeeping could just do with a slight tweak then it would be perfect. Pleasant, friendly staff. Excellent accommodation. Good Food. What more can you ask for. Loved it. Read more

Likes?
Almost everything. Perfect area to stay away from the bus loads wandering about in other places not far away! Breakfasts were wonderful and the one meal we had in the dining room was excellent.
Dislikes?
Just a little more attention to detail in the housekeeping eg finger marks inside bathroom door in room 3. Wash basin & mirror not cleaned properly, dusty surfaces. Otherwise top marks.
5
Peter With a colleague Stayed: Sep 14

Great Place To Stay

I stayed for four nights and was extremely impressed with the hotel, the staff, friendliness of service. Most of the time was spent walking in the surrounding area each day with a meal at the hotel every night Read more

Likes?
The rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard. This is a great place in the heart of Snowdonia. The food was excellent also.
Dislikes?
None
5
MARGARET Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Great location, great rooms with friendly staff and good service.

The rooms were lovely and clean, the bed was extremely comfortable and the rooms were beautiful. The hotel as a whole was a great place to stay. All the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Read more

Likes?
The location was great and the rooms were beautiful, clean, spacious with a very comfortable bed.
Dislikes?
None
5
Martin Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Comfortable accommodation in lovely village

Very comfortable, pleasant rooms and a great location for our walking break in Snowdonia Read more

Likes?
Pleasant hotel and staff, in a lovely picturesque village.
Dislikes?
Saturday evening bar service disappointing; we had to wait some 90 minutes for our food (ordered 8.20, served 9.50) with a few apologies but we were left with the feeling that we had been forgotten
4
Nicolle Young couple Stayed: Sep 14

A lovely break in a great location

We stayed for 3 nights and had based ourselves in beddgelert as we wanted to do plenty of hiking including Snowdon. The room was beautiful, has just been refurbished and was gorgeous. The shower was amazing and the room had everything we needed. Beddgelert itself is beautiful with lots of walks to suit everyone. We had one evening meal at Saracens which was really very nice. We would definitely say again. Read more

Likes?
Refurbed hotel was lovely
Fantastic shower - felt like I was getting a massage!
Lovely staff
Reasonably priced
Dislikes?
None
5
annette Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

a lovely relaxing couple of days

just what was needed, friendly staff and lovely suroundings Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
None
5
James Alone Stayed: Sep 14

Always a pleasure staying at Saracen's Head

Very pleasant and welcoming staff. Never had a bad night at Saracen's Head. Read more

Likes?
New rooms are really good quality, very nice hotel.
Dislikes?
None
5
Paul Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Good

Good Read more

Likes?
Excellent location. Evening meals good - but sometimes a little cold (for hot food)
Dislikes?
Breakfast choice a bit limited.
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

A very relaxing weekend break.

A very relaxing weekend break.
We only staid for one night but wish we had booked for longer
We had an evening meal and breakfast both of which was excellent.
We would definitely recommend 'The Saracens Head Hotel' and hope to stay again. Read more

Likes?
Extremely comfortable hotel. Very friendly staff made to feel welcome and we were well looked after.The room we had was large and well appointed, very clean.
Dislikes?
None
5
Christine Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

relaxing

Arrived on Friday and was greeted by the very friendly lady behind the bar. Check in was quick and painless Read more

Likes?
great location
Dislikes?
Friday night dinner. Waited a long time for food and then did not get what I had ordered. I received no apology in fact, the waitress actually tutted when I pointed out that my dinner
4
Gareth Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

Overall great

Good Hotel, great location, staff friendly and willing to help Read more

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
None
4
Geoff Young couple Stayed: Aug 14

Lovely hotel, great room.

We came for a short break and a wonder up Snowden, the room was great, with a nice big bath and very comfortable bed. Read more

Likes?
The view from our room was brilliant.
Dislikes?
The breakfast was inconsistent, the first morning it was ok, the second morning it was pretty awful (sausage had been left on a hotplate for ages, one side was like leather)
4
Susan Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 14

Beautiful Rooms

We booked 2 rooms for 2 nights at short notice as the weather forecast was good and we wanted to do some walking in Snowdonia. Both rooms were excellent having been recently refurbished. We had a nice bar meal when we arrived. Read more

Likes?
The location, the quality of the rooms and the friendly staff were all excellent and made for an enjoyable weekend break with friends.
Dislikes?
Breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked, personally I would have liked the option of porridge instead of a cooked breakfast and some fresh fruit on the buffet table would also be nice.
4
Helen Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 14

Newly refurbished, friendly welcome and comfy beds

A great location in the heart of Snowdon. The Saracens Head has been recently refurbished and finished to a very high quality. The three rooms we had were all immaculate and comfortable. With plenty of space and everything you could wish for.

The food in the bar was also very good, and the bar had a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which made it a great place to spend the evening. Read more

Likes?
I loved the beds, so many places I've stayed have clearly taken cost over quality into consideration when buying the mattresses this is definitely not the case at the Saracens Head - excellent choice
Dislikes?
The breakfast service was a little disorganised, we were part way through the rest of our food before the toast arrived. It was however delicious when it all came.
4
Samer With a colleague Stayed: Jul 14

Good value for money

Very comfortable Read more

Likes?
Size of rooms and layout .
Dislikes?
No ,
5
christopher Young couple Stayed: Jul 14

Lovley Place

Me and my wife stayed for 2 nights for our honeymoon. Read more

Likes?
Staff are fantastic and really helpful. The rooms are great as they have been refurbed recently. The location is out of this world and the only thing we regret is not booking more than 2 nights
Dislikes?
Nothing at all.
5
Jonathan Young couple Stayed: Jul 14

A really good nights stay. Probablt the best night of our annual holiday.

This was the middle hotel of five different venues. A very well refurbished hotel. We felt very comfortable, and ate well. Read more

Likes?
The room, the staff, the food, the location.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Alison Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Wonderful weather with a very comfortable hotel

We wanted to go back to Beddgelert where we have been many times before. This is our second stay at the Saracens Hotel because we know it always has a good atmosphere. We enjoy the beauty of the village and the surrounding countryside. We came to do some walking but because of the very warm temperatures we only did fairly low level walks. Read more

Likes?
Our recently refurbished bedroom was excellent with a lovely large en-suite and comfortable beds and chairs to sit on overlooking the river. The staff were very friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
Dislikes?
Even though the food was nicely cooked and plenty of it it would have been nice to have had a bit more variety on the menu.
5
L E Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Lovely Break in Beddgelert

We stayed for five nights in this well-situated hotel in the pretty village of Beddgelert. From the start we were received with friendly efficiency. Our bedroom, which had a pleasant view over the river to the hills, was very comfortably and well appointed/decorated, being part of a recent refurbishment programme. The scope of the breakfast menu was not extensive but the hot breakfasts were really enjoyable and well presented and served. We were really glad to have made this booking. Read more

Likes?
The staff were all friendly and helpful: nothing was a problem. The bedroom was excellent. The public areas were well presented. The situation was not too busy - at the end of the tourist centre.
Dislikes?
None
5
Jennifer Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Fab hotel in a great location with very friendly attentive staff, wonderful food and real ales

We stayed here for two nights as we were visiting portmerion and wanted a quiet base in a village with a few other pubs, the hotel ticked all the boxes, as described, in a lovely welsh village, parking at back and street parking, no charges here! The hotel was bustling when we arrived on a Saturday early evening, the restaurant was inviting, we had a wonderful Welsh lamb stew, a few real ales , very nice, our room, wow, large spotless very tastefully decorated, and a very quite nights sleep Read more

Likes?
it's got character and has the most tasteful decor throughout, lovely restaurant/bar and a lovely outdoor terrace. Antonia was especially friendly and attentive in her work and made us feel welcome
Dislikes?
Couldn't fault it
5
Chris Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 14

Friendly efficient service

Relaxed Read more

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
No
5
Simon Alone Stayed: Jul 14

Excellent, can't recommend highly enough!

Met by the manager who was excellent, took me to my room and showed me the facilities. Food & drink was excellent, arrived quickly and was great value.
The room was of a high standard and was well furnished, the staff couldn't do enough for me and were very welcoming & polite.
A great choice of breakfast which was cooked freshly. Read more

Likes?
Whole experience was very enjoyable, just wish it could have been longer, will definitely come back.
Dislikes?
None
5
Mark Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 14

Quite simply first rate on all counts.

Booked a short 2 night inc Breakfast break in this outstanding location, arriving 07.07.14.Very enjoyable stay and will definitley book a return visit. Read more

Likes?
Extremely high standard of both accomodation, level of service and and quatity and quality of food.
Dislikes?
Im strugging to find any fault with any part of our stay.
5
Anton Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 14

Great hotel, great staff, fantastic country

adventure weekend, zipwire, climbing Snowdon, and mountain biking. Wow!!! Read more

Likes?
Very comftable, relaxed and freindly staff
Dislikes?
None
5
keely Young couple Stayed: Jun 14

Perfect

Beautiful hotel lovely staff clean throughout very happy Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
The weather
5
Paulette Mature couple Stayed: May 14

Beddgelert thoughts.....

3 nights - slept well, quiet location, Read more

Likes?
Room decor and view into woods
Friendly staff
Dislikes?
The food during one meal - wrong item provided, when corrected not well cooked as rushed
4
Patricia Mature couple Stayed: Dec 13

Beautiful location in a friendly village in a part renovated hotel.

Lovely location with places to walk and cycle. The wet weather didn't ruin the tremendous new year celebrations on the brige which involved a unique parade and a tremendoud fire work display. The hotel is part renovated and will be great when it is finished. The service was very friendly, if a little slow. Read more

Likes?
A beautiful location in a friendly hotel with fabulous new year celebrations.
Dislikes?
The room was a little dated but i'm certain they will be great when completed. The service at the evening meal was a little slow and breakfast could have been of a higher quality.
3
Robin Mature couple Stayed: Nov 13

good food good service but tired bedroom

Good Read more

Response

Thank you your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your evening meal and I have to agree that the rooms are tired and old fashioned. During January and February all the bedrooms are being completely refurbished and each room will have an en-suite. Hopefully you'll come again next year and try out the new rooms.

Likes?
Evening meal was excellent
Dislikes?
Room was a bit tired and old fashioned but clean
4
Stephen Alone Stayed: Sep 13

A pleasant, warm and friendly if slightly quirky hotel

Stayed for two nights over the weekend to walk in the area. Have stayed here before. It is great value for money as long as you don't mind the rather quaint oddities - no one to be seen at Sunday 8am for breakfast for example - staff that can only seem to take one breakfast order at a time. But they are friendly and seem to be doing their best. Single room very small, but food good and inexpensive. Better all this than an expensive plastic "Holiday Inn" or similar. Read more

Likes?
Food good and inexpensive. Warm hotel and coal fire in bar area appreciated after a cold and wet day in the hills. Staff accommodating and friendly if slightly dozy on Sunday mornings!
Dislikes?
I stay in ridiculously expensive hotels worldwide with my work and much prefer the homely and slightly odd way this place functions.
3
Pauline Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

Disappointing weekend break

We had a 2 night weekend break in the Saracens hotel. Read more

Likes?
The hotel is in a good location.
Dislikes?
Unfortunately we were disappointed in our stay. The hotal lacks character and atmosphere.Some items were unavailable on the menu.Service was poor at breakfast.
1
Mike Alone Stayed: Sep 13

Fantastic for a a short stay.

Arrived early and was allowed to check in, settled into my room and went into Beddgelert, came back after dinner Read more

Likes?
Comfy room
Dislikes?
I felt the service at breakfast although friendly left a lot to be desired
3
Stella Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 13

Great service and location

Stayed overnight in order to climb Snowdon the following day. The staff greeted us on arrivall in a really friendly manner. When we explained we were setting off early in the morning we arranged a packed lunch instead of breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. A table was then reserved for us for dinner when we enquired about food. Very impressive customer service for a small hotel. The public areas were really pleasant and we had a great evening. Read more

Likes?
The friendliness of staff
Location
Good food
Dislikes?
Rooms were basic but we expected this due to the price
5
John Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 13

Pleasant and excellent location

A short 2 night stay to explore the local sights in Snowdownia. Read more

Likes?
The evening menu. A tad expensive but really worth the extra. The location is excellent and the village is so beautiful. Great views. The building is great looking building. Good shared facilities.
Dislikes?
We had the smallest room which was way too small. But for the price I can't complain. It was just there for sleeping and not a romantic weekend or anything!
5
peter Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Lovely friendly hotel, but the bedrooms are tired and need a bit of work

We had a wonderful stay in this very friendly hotel. It is in a beautiful location. However, the bedrooms are very tired and dated and need refurbishment. Read more

Likes?
Fantastic village.
Dislikes?
The bedrooms were tired and needing refurbishment.
4
Kevin Alone Stayed: Aug 13

A no frill accommodation at a no frills price.

As a bloke looking for a single room this was reasonable. Although the room was tiny it served the purpose and was comfortable and clean. While Downstairs was quite nice the rooms need updating. Read more

Likes?
Location, although the parking is limited.
Dislikes?
No milk in the room and next doors TV blasting through the paper thin walls.
3
Kate Young couple Stayed: Aug 13

Lovely village hotel great downstairs rooms very dated

Staff very welcoming when arrived late on Friday night however they did not respond to my request for late check in I had to chase them. Breakfast good but a bit early for weekend and check out time of 10 a bit early. Rooms adequate but need updating and sound proofing a bit of wd40 on a few doors would not go a miss.
They have done a great job with the deco downstairs if they do the same with the rooms will be lovely. Taxi from there very expensive as no local ones minimum twenty pound Read more

Likes?
Loved the village and the location of the hotel the downstairs has obviously been recently done up and is very nice
Dislikes?
None
3
Hugh Alone Stayed: Aug 13

Good hotel very enjoyable stay in stunning countryside,when I could see it !

3 night stay to walk and ride in local area.Staff very friendly and helpful and hotel comfortable, food good, though evening menu a touch restricted, however excellent rack of lamb on last night.
only criticism is that the walls betwwen the bedrooms are paper thin and seemingly not soundproofed, so all next rooms toilet needs clearly audible followed by loud flushing.I could also clearly hear the talking in then room opposite and across the corridoor. Read more

Likes?
Location of the hotel is excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful, even "phoning a friend" to give me a great motrbike route back to the Midlands.
Also the real ales were excellent.
Dislikes?
The lack of soudproofing between rooms.
4
Julie Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Very pleasant stay

A one night stay whilst motorcycle touring around north wales Read more

Likes?
The food was excellent and the location was beautiful
Dislikes?
Staff seemed tense and the wait for food was very long 1 hour from ordering to food arriving at the table. we had the impression that it was quite a new set up .
4
David Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 13

Service let down what should have been a pleasent stay.

One night, on a motorcycle tour of North Wales. Read more

Likes?
It's a great location and the building has a lot of character. The evening meal was very good although we waited nearly 45 minutes to finally be served. It wasn't even busy.
Dislikes?
We had to wait ten minutes for someone to check in, ten minutes for a pint, an hour for a meal and we where the fist to arrive for breakfast and waited 45 minutes for a burnt egg, raw sausage!! poor:(
1
Richard Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 13

Poor reception, poor service, poor breakfast.

On arrival the hotel looked good. However, we were kept waiting to check in even with staff walking past who when asked told us someone would be with us in 2 minutes. The room was adequate although the shower screen leaked causing a large puddle on the floor. Evening meal was ok although we were kept waiting an hour between the starters and the main. Breakfast was a disaster. Poached eggs were broken up in the pan and served with watery bacon. Read more

Likes?
Location was excellent
Dislikes?
No one seemed bothered or interested in us as guests to their hotel.
1
David Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

Clean rooms.Service needs improvement.

We had visited the Hotel last year for drinks and a meal and were impressed with the remodelled bar and dining area.We therefore booked a short bed and breakfast break,although we were aware that the rooms had not been remodelled. Read more

Likes?
The rooms were clean and functional. The bar and dining area were tastefully decorated and these areas were a pleasure to be in. Bar meal cooked well.
Dislikes?
The service lacking somewhat.Shortage of staff was given as explanation.Breakfast delivery was extremely slow and quality of cooking low.A bar meal with friends was muddled and the choices lacking.
1
Steven Alone Stayed: Jul 13

A pleasant stay in a location I know and love

A long weekend spent walking/scambling in the mountains in fantastic summer conditions. Read more

Likes?
Secure parking for my motorcycle (e.g. out of sight and close to the rear of the hotel).
Excellent value room rate for a single person.
Food very good.
Dislikes?
Only two bathrooms/toilets (one on the floor I was on)for the use of those without en-suite facilities. At busy times in the dining room it was a bit chaotic. Especially with reference to seating.
3
Paul Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

Enjoyable and relaxing

Just what the doctor ordered. Close to everything we wanted, walking, cycling, villages and the weather was fantastic. Read more

Likes?
Great location.
Dislikes?
Firmness of mattress!!
5
david Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

3 days of kaos.

On our arrival we discovered that not only was the bathroom shabby but there was no hot water, a problem which was to haunt us for our whole stay. The management appeared to be unable to do anything about this. When we went down for breakfast the first morning there was no tables cleaan, further breakfast took 45 min to arriive..for wthe Read more

Likes?
the location, evening meals in the bar,
Dislikes?
no hot water,even when the heater was working all you could hope for was a tepid bath. shabby bathroom, room not serviced first day. Lack of management.
1
Simon Alone Stayed: Jun 13

On balance - good

Two days - hotel was chosen as it was close to coed-y-brenin mtb centre Read more

Likes?
Food on the first day - welsh lamb curry was delicious and well presented. Breakfast was really good quality.
Friendliness of staff - hot water to wash bike and advice on where to get Vodafone signal
Dislikes?
Food on second day - risotto was more like rice pudding and breakfast seemed like bought and made by a completely different person.
Decor in room v.dated unlike bathrooms which were v.modern rad cold
4
Mark With a colleague Stayed: Jun 13

Lovely place in Beddgelert

Our dinner a the pub downstairs was excellent. Read more

Likes?
Our dinner a the pub downstairs was excellent.
Dislikes?
None
4
Paul Mature couple Stayed: May 13

A Curate's Egg

Food choice limited, quality fine. draught beer choice very limited but good. B'fast main meal good, but lack of 'fruit and cereals' that were advertised. Some staff friendlier than others by a long way. Read more

Likes?
See above
Dislikes?
See above
3
Elizabeth Mature couple Stayed: May 13

One night stay in Beddgelert.

Stayed for one night for a wedding - hotel was clean but basic have stayed in better hotels for less. Read more

Likes?
Staff were very helpful.
Dislikes?
Bed was too hard. At breakfast a notice said help yourself to fruit - only Prunes there! Who eats prunes these days.
3
Christine Mature couple Stayed: May 13

Relaxing stay at the Saracens Hotel

In Beddgelert for our friend's daughter's wedding. Staff at the hotel were very courteous and extremely helpful. Read more

Response

So glad your wedding went well and you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Saracens Head Beddgelert

Likes?
The easy going nature of the hotel staff - nothing was too much trouble.
Dislikes?
None
4
Dennis Alone Stayed: May 13

Excellent hotel for visiting local narrow gauge railways.

I stayed for 4 nights at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Read more

Response

We look forwards to your next visit..

Likes?
Friendliness of staff and quality of breakfast.
Dislikes?
No everything was fine.
5
Craig Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 13

Fab base for walking

My husband and our son went on the trip
As a walking holiday Read more

Response

Great to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the walks here in snowdonia. .kind regards MIN & the team

Likes?
Very friendly
Dislikes?
None
5
Dawn Family with older children Stayed: Apr 13

Welcoming and comfortable after a very long drive!!!!! Picturesque village and would stay again.

Comfortable and the hotel absolutely spotless !!! Read more

Response

Thank you for your kind review, we hope your day went well at the church (not to much rain) Our bath & hand towels are standard hotel sizies. regards MIN & STAFF
standard hotel size

Likes?
Chose the hotel initially due to the bar! However due to very short stay we did not get time to utilise!!!!!
Dislikes?
Towels too small!!!!
5
Geoff Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 13

Easy online bookin, friendly welcome and helpful staff... food,service and staff all high standard

We were on motorcycle tour weekend as a group of friends...gave us a chance to have a few drinks in the bar, and an excellent evening meal, and good nights sleep before good breakfast ! Read more

Response

Big thank you to you guys ! what a great bunch of lads, your more than welcome and thank you. We hope to see you again soon, from everybody at The Saracens Head

Likes?
Everything :)
Dislikes?
We were on motorcycle tour weekend as a group of friends...gave us a chance to have a few drinks in the bar, and an excellent evening meal, and good nights sleep before good breakfast !
5
Peter With a colleague Stayed: Apr 13

Great Place To Stay

Great location, very friendly and helpful staff.Lovely food also Read more

Response

How nice of you to write a review, it was nice to see you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here at the Saracens head inn. kind regards MIN& RAY ands the TEAM

Likes?
Ideal location for a short walking holiday....mountains plus also coast very close by
Dislikes?
None
5
Stephen Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 13

A pleasant hotel in fantastic area for walking and climbing

A party of 3 walkers looking for a mid range accommodation. Hotel is fine and staff helpful if somewhat always distracted. Heating in the morning inadequate, but log fires in the evening helped the general 'family' and relaxed atmosphere. Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW, Our heating stystem has now been looked at, one of the boilers (2 brand new ones installed) had cut out over the weekend and the time clock was also faulty, the engineer has now replaced ! once again thank you for staying with us .

Likes?
The price is very good value for money and the hotel in the evening is very family friendly with a good casual atmosphere. Food good but not the best in town, but at least good value.
Dislikes?
As it was a very cold period (below freezing) I would have thought the heating in the bedrooms would be switched on before 8 am! The rooms were cold - odd when there were great log fires each evening.
3
Christopher With a colleague Stayed: Mar 13

A peaceful overnight stop with superb views

An overnight stop in Snowdonia Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet you.
Best Regards
The Saracens Team.

Likes?
The location
Dislikes?
None
4
Michael Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 13

Value for money!

Had a great time here. The staff were very friendly. Highly recommended! Read more

Response

Thank you to you and the members of your group, we hope to meet you all again soon here at the SARACENS HEAD BEDDGELERT. we hope your SNOWDON walks went well. regards All the team saracens.

Likes?
The lobby is a great place to relax after a long days walk.
Dislikes?
None
5
Liz Mature couple Stayed: Feb 13

reasonable rooms with a good bar and reception area. food only average

A weekend to meet up with like minded friends Read more

Response

Thank you for staying in our B&B and you enjoyed the BMW biker weekend, it was fantastic that so many turned up. Sorry to hear you did not like the cheese and broccoli bake, its was brought to my attention on monday by the chef, regards MIN

Likes?
Music on the first night was good
Reception area was very welcoming and pleasant to sit in
Dislikes?
did give some feedback on the food but not adequately responded to.
3
kayleigh Young couple Stayed: Jan 13

ill be back

we planned a walk up snowdon so wanted a nice hotel with a bar, we got more than that,amazing log fire to sit in front after a cold walk,very friendly staff, very easy parking, we will e coming back Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again.

Likes?
log fire, very clean,the bar, and treated well
Dislikes?
there is a free internet in the hotel, but as my business is online im working till late,but internet was turned off at night so couldnt continue working.
5
Andrew Family with older children Stayed: Dec 12

Relaxing break in the Welsh mountains

Relaxing Read more

Response

thank you for leaving a review, Happy new year to you and the family regards All at the SARACENS HEAD

Likes?
Good clean rooms - spacious for a double bedroom.
Dislikes?
Poor sound inssulation between rooms; fortunately few guests at this time of the year, but could be a problem when the hotel was busy.
4
Timothy Adult(s) Stayed: Dec 12

Comfortable and cosy!

We had a lovely time at the Saracens Head in Beddgelert- a charming village, with some great restaurants (including the Saracens Head). The rooms are very comfortable and spacious (although the singles are quite small), and the staff were all very friendly and helpful- willing to answer questions, recommend sights or even just chat about your day. There is a good selection of vegetarian options on the menu here, as well as a vegie breakfast option. Thankyou for a lovely stay! Read more

Response

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope you come back to visit soon. Kind regards The Saracens Team

Likes?
We were most impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and that we were close to so many lovely places in Snowdonia.
Dislikes?
None
5
Ian Young couple Stayed: Nov 12

Short stay

Overnight stay to prepare for walk up Snowdon Read more

Response

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review , we do hope you all enjoyed your walk up Snowdon last weekend. From all the team SARACENS , Happy Christmas.

Likes?
Clean, warm, accessible
Dislikes?
no
4
Monika With a colleague Stayed: Oct 12

Beautiful location, nice pub and overall a nice place to stay at!

It was very pleasant. The room was tiny but to be fair we didnt spend mych time there as were walking aroung the gorgeous area. Read more

Response

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - apart from the breakfast. We do offer grapefruit and/or prunes, followed by a choice of 3 cereals. Toast & marmalade with tea or coffee followed by our full welsh breakfast, which consists of bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, mushrooms, fried egg, beans and fried bread. We offer some alternatives on request. Most people have found this more than ample for a morning meal and for the price of £25 B & B per person for the room you booked, a bargain.

Likes?
Very clean, quiet and relaxing place. I would be happy to come back. The pub food was ok.
Dislikes?
Breakfast - the fact that it only lasted 1h & we weren't allowed to sleep in even though it was Sunday. Food also wasn't too good & really poor choice. Also, I got only one slice of bacon.
4
Joanne Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

Brief overnight stay for walkers

We stayed in the Bunk bed room as it was a last minute booking and there was nothing else available. Room was small with solid bunk beds. Not a lot of room to move about it but was clean, had fresh pleasant linen and towels, small sink and television. It was only to sleep in and we were not spending much time there so acceptable for all of those reasons. The shared showerrooms were new & immaculately clean and there was never a queue. Good value and very convienent location for walkers. Read more

Response

many thanks for your review and thank you for the tip ! Mr sheen works wonders.

Likes?
Convienence of location, car park, very nice downstairs bar area. Great place to sit outside for a drink
Dislikes?
None
4
Gareth Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 12

Great place to stay fantastic beer and atomosphere!

Stayed for 1 night after walking Snowdon, great place to have a meal (food was very nice) and a few pints. Rooms were pretty basic but clean and tidy and more than did the job, shared bathroom facilities were spotless. Loads of parking in a fantastic picturesque spot. Read more

Response

Great to have met you and thank you for staying at the saracens head, we look forwards to your next visit Regards Team Saracens.

Likes?
Food - Great; Beer - Great; Location - Great; Price - Great;
Dislikes?
No, it was all as expected.
4
vanessa Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 12

Very Good value for money

Overnight stay while in North Wales. Excellent staff that were always on hand. Had read mixed reviews of the hotel prior to my stay, but don't believe them, this hotel offers excellent value for money in a beautiful village. Breakfast was excellent with good service. Read more

Response

Many thanks for taking time to leave a review. we look forwards to your next visit to Beddgelert.

Likes?
Location was fantastic.
Dislikes?
Check that you have booked an en suite if you are insistent on this. I didn't but it did not detract from the room
5
Doug Alone Stayed: Sep 12

A very pleasent base to see Snowdonia

I stayed here while exploring the narrow guage railways and snowdonia generally Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

Likes?
The staff were friendly and helpfull, the food and beer excellent, room clean and comftable
Dislikes?
None
5
frank Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

nice people, but bedroom was dusty and walls to adjoining bedrooms not sound proofed.

We were impressed with the refurbed downstairs areas,but more work could be done to improve the bedrooms, which were dusty and found rubbish behind the small drawer unit that the kettle was on and under the bed. Wifi was not available in our bedroom and was very limited as to where you could get it working.Only Orange and 3g telephones work in the village. Full breakfast was very nice and the staff were friendly and easy to talk too. Read more

Response

Did you strip search the room by pulling out the dressing table ? We appologise if you did encounter any dust.

Likes?
The area is very tranquil and picturesque. The shops are reasonably priced,and the crafts shop is definitely a must see for the wooden eagles and other animals.
Dislikes?
None
2
Karen Young couple Stayed: Aug 12

Fairly basic hotel, nice staff, food average

Ideal location for walking Snowden Read more

Response

This part of Snowdonia is with orange phone signal, we have a pubic phone on reception. The SARACENS HEAD is classed as an Inn with basic B&B (two star rated) sorry if you did not notice when booking.

Likes?
Ideal location for walking Snowden
Dislikes?
The food could have been better, it was ok, nothing special. Stopped serving at 9pm, too early and there was no phone signal at all (which is a little rubbish in 2012)
2
William Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

A very convenient place to stop. A central location in a picturesque are.

The room was ok but without en-suite. The breakfast was good and we would certainly use the hotel again. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have En-suite bedrooms but get booked very quickly at this time of year. We look forward to seeing you here again. Kind regards, The Saracens Head.

Likes?
Central location plus parking facilities. Good breakfast.
Dislikes?
None
4
Caroline Young couple Stayed: Aug 12

Perfect place to explore North Wales

Warm welcome. Felt reassured that I had booked a decent place when I drove up. Room was plesant enough and I read that you intend to refurb rooms as well as public areas - which will be fab.
I had read the tripadvisor review for the Goats Hotel and changed to Saracens purely on this review and I was not disappointed! Read more

Response

Thank you fpr your review, glad you enjoyed your stay here with us regardsTeam saracens.

Likes?
I've worked in Hotels for over 20 yrs so I constantly comparing my working environment. Fantastic and smart public areas, welcoming arrival and very well trained staff. Breakfast very good too.
Dislikes?
TV too small for rooms. And that we didnt eat there...went for a walk in village for food. Maybe discount for residents would have stopped us straying....
5
Silvia Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

A very comfortable value for money stay for our annual hiking holiday.

Due to the purpose of our stay we spent a lot of time out and about in the stunning scenery of Snowdonia from this quiet beauitful haven of Beddgelert, ideal for mature couples and hiking families. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying here at the SARACENS , we were unable to give you a river view as they had alredy been allocated previously. kind regards MIN & the Team.

Likes?
The newly refurbished bar and eating longe is of a high standard with high quality facilities, very freindly and helpful staff and a good menu of very tasty food with a wide varierty of beverages bar
Dislikes?
Our room (12) 'one of the best' was aged and needed refurbishing, a riverside view would have been preferable to the car park with a slight off/on humming from the cellar cooler unit, was suffice.
4
Jessica Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 12

Depends on what your looking for.

The hotel was reasonably priced considering the fantastic location and the lovely village. However, our bunk-bed room was tiny, you could just fit the bed in, in fact I'm not sure how they did that. It had everything you could ask for though, towels, tea and coffee facilities, a sink, TV. Problem was it was either not used in a while or not cleaned well because it was swarming with spiders and cobwebs. We complained an the room was re-hoovered but not well and we still had to re-do it ourselves. Read more

Response

Thank you for you reveiw, we have noted your complaint, however you did book a basic hill walkers room. We would like to apologise for the spiders outside your window. kind regards from the staff at The Saracens Head.

Likes?
The village was spectacular, the bar and dining areas were lovely with a good menu. The staff were friendly and dealt fantastically with a village power cut during breakfast.
Dislikes?
See above, Spiders and room cleanliness.
2
Colin With a colleague Stayed: Aug 12

Excellent hotel and staff, used it before will certainly use it again.

Two of us on motorcycles found it a great base for touring Snowdonia. Stayed for two nights. Read more

Response

So nice to meet you both, best wishes MIN & THE TEAM.

Likes?
To relax at the end of the day in a very friendly environment
Dislikes?
No
5
Ross Young couple Stayed: Jul 12

Warm, cosy, comfortable establishment with great character.

Only stayed one night on stopover but enough time to be thoroughly impressed by this well presented, clean and individual hotel. Great value for money, excellent food and very hospitable, friendly staff.Great location for access and parking at rear. Highly, highly recommended ! Read more

Response

So nice to meet you both and thank you for staying with us here at the SARACENS HEAD. Regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
As above !
Dislikes?
None
5
susan Family with older children Stayed: Jul 12

Convenient location---comfortable stay

the sightseeing we wished to do meant that the central location was excellent. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying at the SARACENS , The fire alarm stystem is in place to save lives in the event of a fire, and should not be tampered with for any reason. By disarming the alarm your son endangered all our other guests as the panel would not reset with out the engineers call out. And it is stated on all room doors that if tampered with we will charge you the call out charge. MIN SARACENS HEAD.

Likes?
We liked the fact that there was a carpark,as my son has a medical condition which prevents him walking far .
we were also pleasantly surprised by our 2 single rooms.
Dislikes?
there was a false firealarm at 2am on our 1st night and there had been one the previous night! Hearing it, son's reaction to take battery out of his alarm meant he was charged . Sort system out!
4
PETER Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

Brilliant hotel in a very attracive location

Excellent location, clean and comfortable, excellent food both morning and evening would definitely recommend Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us. We do have rooms with ensuite at an extra £10 per night making it £80 per room with breakfast. ( they go fast this time of year) regards SARACENS HEAD INN .

Likes?
Very comfortable beds and very friendly staff
Dislikes?
No en-suite facilty
5
Clare Young couple Stayed: Jun 12

Romantic room in beautiful location

My Boyfriend and I are keen walkers and wanted to conquer Snowden and have a lovely place to go back to after and the room and facilities and open fire did not disappoint. Read more

Response

Our chef was very surprised of your comments about our steaks they are the best welsh steaks from our local farmer and was delivered that morning. We have had nothing but good comments about them, we do sell over a 100 a week. You never said anything at the time to any of our staff.

Likes?
The location and modern room of the hotel was ideal.
Dislikes?
Everything was perfect apart from the evening meal,we had the steak which was very pleasing to the eye but had no taste at all! So we went elsewhere in the morning for Breakfast!
4
Stephen Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Beautifully upgraded fascilities.

Isatayed two nights to visit friends and see the sights of Beddgelert and Porthmadoc. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us here at the saracens head in Beddgelert, We look forwards to meeting you again on your next visit to Wales.

Likes?
I liked the downstairs rooms and the bethrooms.
Dislikes?
I like to eat muesli at breakfast.
4
Paul Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Hotel much improved

The stay was on the whole enjoyable despite work still required on some rooms.

Downstairs is MUCH improved. Food very good. Read more

Response

thank you for staying with us . we hope to see you again soon.

Likes?
Location and food.
Dislikes?
Sound proofing between rooms need improving.
3
Ann Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

A Most Enjoyable Stay

A 6 night stay, revisiting after 25 years, this beautiful village where we often camped on annual holidays with our children. Our ensuite room was quite spacious,clean, bright and airy, with a very comfortable bed. Fresh, attractive decor and soft furnishings, despite the fact that the 2nd floor is due to be fully refurbished. The ground floor has already been refurbished, almost beyond recognition we were told. All staff are so friendly and helpful...we felt so welcome. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us, we all enjoyed your company, kind regards All the staff .x

Likes?
Delicious food and quick efficient service. A tasty full Welsh breakfast, plus fruit, cereals and plentiful hot toast. With a large choice of super evening meals we did not want to dine anywhere else
Dislikes?
None
5
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

Very friendly pub, with good hearty meals, in a fantastic location.

A relaxed break. Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR STAYING HERE AT THE SARACENS. GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY.

Likes?
The location of the Saracens Head was fantastic. The pub itself was well designed and had a homely feel to it. Evening pub meals were filling and reasonably priced and had a good range of real ales.
Dislikes?
Unfortunately, one day our room was not made up but on our return late afternoon this was soon remedied.
3
David Family with young children Stayed: Jun 12

Reasonable hotel in a good location for exploring Snowdonia

I stayed two nights with my son intending to walk up Snowdon which is very close. Weather was appalling which was not the fault of the hotel obviously. Ate in the restaurant both nights because it was too wet to venture out, food was not brilliant but OK. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying here at the saracens Head.

Likes?
Our room was clean and a reasonable size. Breakfast was OK. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Dislikes?
None
4
jonathan Family with older children Stayed: Jun 12

good value for money friendly staff

my son and i stayed for a 2 night break the staff were friendly and the room was clean with tea and coffee facilities the food was of good quality and reasonably priced Read more

Response

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us despite the bad weather. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Min, Ray & Staff

Likes?
good service friendly staff clean rooms and good food
Dislikes?
the breakfast could have had the option to include an extra sausage or extra bacon but other than that there was nothing bad to say
4
Daryll Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Hotel provided everything needed - friendly staff - good atmosphere

Central location, room great value. Read more

Response

Thank you for leaving a review and for choosing to stay here at the saracens head, we look forwards to your return visit. kind regards MIN & the Staff

Likes?
Accommodating staff - friendly - good service
Dislikes?
None
4
Joan Alone Stayed: May 12

Good value B&B in a beautiful location with good food

short but very comfortable Read more

Response

Thank you for your review and for staying at our Inn, hope your stay will be longer next time you come to snowdonia, regards Karen and the staff

Likes?
Beautiful scenery all around and a very pretty village. The restaurant and bar were very welcoming with a open fire in the lounge.
Dislikes?
None
5
katie Mature couple Stayed: May 12

Very pleased

Good overall - but staff were excellent in every way. Very helpful and courteous. Read more

Response

We are pleased you left your review , and it was lovely having you both stay here at the SARACENS HEAD , best wishes MIN and the team.

Likes?
Staff
Dislikes?
No
4
Kemparaju Adult(s) Stayed: May 12

Comfortable stay, friendly staff and good food...

We (3 adults) stayed in three Single rooms and rooms although on smaller side but were clean and comfortable. All of us had good night sleep before and fare going to mountains.. Read more

Response

It was wonderfull to having you here, hope to see you all again best wishes Min and all the staff

Likes?
Owner sent a private car to pick us up from mountains when we missed the last bus!
Dislikes?
None
5
Jonathon Adult(s) Stayed: May 12

Enjoyable stay

Stayed here as a base for walking around Snowdon. Staff were friendly at all times. The bar area was welcoming with an open fire. The restaurant was busy, but we never had to wait long to be served. This maybe because the dinner menu was limited and food possibly ready made. Cooked breakfast was a bit greasy, but again, service was very efficient, even when busy.
All in all, a good stay and recommended for people looking for a convenient base to walk snowdon. Read more

Response

thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Likes?
Although we had to share a bathroom, there were 3, very clean and modern bathrooms on our floor, and not once did we have to queue which was great.
Dislikes?
The room was tired and in need of decorating. This didn't bother us much as the only time spent in the room was to sleep. The walls were thin, and you could clearly hear talking in adjoining rooms.
4
David With a colleague Stayed: May 12

A break to visit the mountain railways of Snowdonia.

The hotel owners and staff were most hospitable. The quality of the evening meals was first class. The breakfast was freshly cooked when we required it and it was more than adequate to keep us going. The staff were all very friendly. Read more

Response

Thank you for your kind review, it was so nice to meet you both, glad your short holiday went well and the trip up snowdon was a good one. kind regards Ray & Min. and the staff.

Likes?
The hotel is superbly located to explore Snowdonia. The village is magnificently positioned and was very peaceful.
Dislikes?
None
4
Andy Family with older children Stayed: Apr 12

Great location and hotel let down by terrible mattress and unwashed teacup in bedroom

I stayed in a bunk room with my 11 year old son for a couple of days' walking. Read more

Response

Thank you for your comment. I can only apologize for the dirty teacup and the uncomfortable mattress and I will tell the housekeeper. I am very sorry once again.

Likes?
The location of the hotel, the bar (esp the open fire after a day's walking) and the food were all great. I would stay again but not in the bunk room. Other rooms looked fine.
Dislikes?
The mattress in my bed was very uncomfortable and needs replacing (I could feel the springs). Also, one of the tea cups provided in the bedroom was unwashed with tea in the bottom of the cup
3
Christine Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 12

Great value for money in a very friendly and well located spot

Stayed for a few nights. Needed somewhere on a tight budget in a good location and this place did the trick. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review and hope you have enjoyed your stay in wales (grapefruit and prunes are available along with cereals and a full cooked breakfast, )

Likes?
The staff were very friendly, the roaring fire was amazing, it was clean and the brilliantly located.
Dislikes?
The breakfast was very ordinary with not many alternatives (no fruit) so had to have an average (but adequate) cooked breakfast. yummy deserts too.
4
Peter Young couple Stayed: Apr 12

Good value if you don't pay full price

Pleasant place to spend the night after a days hiking in snowdonia. Read more

Likes?
Rooms were clean and comfortable and the hotel was ideally situated.
Dislikes?
None
3
Kemparaju Alone Stayed: Apr 12

Comfortable Stay

Stayed for three nights to visit Snowdon, it was comfortable and very clean and with good food..

Will look forward to visit again later this year. Read more

Response

Great to meet you and hope to see you later in the year, regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Friendly Service...
Dislikes?
None
5
Philip Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 12

Hiking break

My son and I stayed at the Saracens Head as a low cost option for somewhere to recover / celebrate after a day's walk over the Glyders. It met our expectations perfectly: Basic bedroom with very comfy bed, lovely bar with two decent real ales and great food. Good breakfast the following day. Read more

Response

So pleased you enjoyed you short stay here with us at the saracens.

Likes?
The hotel has a nice relaxed feel about it and the staff were very welcoming. The village of Beddgelert is charming with the hotel being well placed for an evening or early morning stroll.
Dislikes?
None
4
Rebecca Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 12

dissapointing

The hotel ground floor was renovated lovely but unfortunatly the rooms were veey outdated with no phones in the room. And no room to open the door to the roim as the bed was in the way, also there was no hot water and the shower was taped on with duck tape ... Also there is afire safety feature with the room doors if u lock the door from the outside and someone is in tue room is in the room therr is no way of opening the door fron the inside.. the food in the hotel was very greasey Read more

Response

All our rooms meet the fire and safety standards and our checked by the fire officers. the shower has a plastic bendy seal (this is not duck tape) hot water was available as it is set on a timer in the boiler house,unless people had used the hot water earlier when taking baths. we are only 2 star accommodation and No we do not have phones in the rooms.

Likes?
The fact that it was close proximity to snowdon
Dislikes?
Please see above
2
Andy Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 12

Good enough for a walking break

Small, cheap-ish room above a decent bar provided pretty good value for money. I was up there for the walking so beer, food and bed all under one roof was good enough. However, the walls of the room were very thin - you could hear every word of the next room's tv - but i was knackered enough for that not to matter too much! Good enough for walkers but the nicely renovated bar promises more than the bar food or rooms deliver. Of course, the location is great! Read more

Response

Thank you for your review and well done to you all on your snowdon walk.

Likes?
Bar and beer were very good. Location very good.
Dislikes?
None
4
Andrew Alone Stayed: Mar 12

Good cheap room on a weekend walking in the Welsh Mountains

I booked into a single room with no en suit (smarter rooms with en suit are available) as budget accomodation for a couple of days walking in the mountains - the Hotel is well placed for this. My room was just what I expected for the money - small and not particularly smart (hence the fair rating) but very clean and comfortable. My shared bathroom exceeded expectations by a mile. After a good nights sleep, a good full Welsh breakfast the next morning set me up nicely for a day on the hill. Read more

Response

thank you for staying with us at the saracens head Beddgelert, we do have a drying room for wet coats and boots, just ask reception next time, regards Alwen recption

Likes?
The lady on duty couldn't have been kinder or more helpful when I turned up (much later than expected and smelling strongly of sweat and Welsh bogs) on Sunday night.
Dislikes?
No negative comments as such, but somewhere to dry boots and kit would have been very much appreciated.
4
Trevor Alone Stayed: Mar 12

most enjoyable

Very relaxing Read more

Response

Thank you very much, we enjoyed meeting you.

Likes?
Being in wales!
Dislikes?
None
5
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Mar 12

The Saracens Head, the perfect start point in Snowdonia.

We used the hotel as a base to explore the area. It is ideal for this. We travelled each day and returned each evening. Read more

Response

Lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again , regards MIN and Staff SARACENS HEAD.

Likes?
The hotel, the friendly staff, the area and the safe 'off road' parking.
Dislikes?
No!
5
emma Young couple Stayed: Mar 12

Great location,

a weekend away in the Hills Read more

Response

Thank you for staying at the Saracens head Beddgelert. we do hope to see you again soon. Regards Alwen ,MIN, and the staff.

Likes?
Staff were very freindly and helpful, beer was good, real fire welcoming, excellent breakfast, location amazing!
Dislikes?
None
4
Jan Adult(s) Stayed: Feb 12

Comfortable, friendly hotel

Part way through refurbishment.
Downstairs nicely done with comfortable & friendly atmosphere.
Bedrooms waiting to be done, Clean but old fashioned.
Single room tiny, but price reflected this. Read more

Response

hope to see you again soon.

Likes?
Great value for money.
Staff very helpful & friendly.
Dislikes?
None
5
MIchael Adult(s) Stayed: Feb 12

great!

we had to leave very early, before breakfast, so the staff prepared us a lunch instead! Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us, and hope to see you again

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Steve Adult(s) Stayed: Jan 12

Enjoyable weekend!

A group of friends staying one night in an excellent location to walk in Snowdon. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review. and it was great to meet you all.

Likes?
Very pleasant surroundings, newly furnished bar and eating area, great pubs!
Dislikes?
No
4
Neil Young couple Stayed: Dec 11

Do not stay here. Fawlty Towers comes to North Wales.

Awful Read more

Response

Thank you ! you left with out paying for your drinks and meals and after becoming most rude to the manageress on departure, maybe this is a game you like to play when visiting hotels ? you and your girlfriend made so much noise on n.y.e in the early hours that our residents where disturbed, our rooms where not cold and the shaving light is working ! Your attitude was most condersending towards my staff and myself and we are so please you booked out early .tripadvisor ! your welcome

Likes?
Very little
Dislikes?
Rude manageress, poor, unfriendly service, cold room, no hot water, light above sink not working, terrible food
1
Neil Young couple Stayed: Nov 11

33yr old couple for quiet break at the end of November.

A very welcoming environment as we were warmly welcomed by an open fire and friendly staff alike. All of the staff were completely accomodating throughout our stay and couldn't help us enough. Also left us alone to our own peace in front of the fire when needed. Read more

Response

It was so nice to meet you both, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in snowdonia ,lets hope the weather will be kinder next time you visit, lwe look forwards to meeting you again . MIN&RAY and the team, have a merry christmas !

Likes?
Lovely location. Great first impressions once walking through the main doors to the reception where you have an open fire and lovely bar beside.
Dislikes?
It had all we needed for a peaceful short break. Given the time of year, the weather was not helpfull but the Hotel completely accomodated this.
4
rachel Young couple Stayed: Nov 11

Welcome Stay

Overnight comfortable stay with good hearty food and a warm welcome. Read more

Response

Thank you for leaving a review. Sorry that you felt that the selection was poor, but we do have on offer 4 types of cereals and breakfast fruit along with a full welsh breakfast, tea/coffee, orange juice and toast and marmalade. Not too bad for a one star establishment.

Likes?
It had a homely feel and the staff were helpful and friendly.
Dislikes?
The breakfast bar had a poor range of healthy foods. Although the hot breakfast food was very good.
4
Karin Alone Stayed: Oct 11

Nice people

Came for the weekend Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, and glad your run went well. see you next year !

Likes?
Friendly staff. Nice and clean. Good food.
Dislikes?
There were not enough bathrooms and toilets. Sometimes I had to queue.
4
stuart Young couple Stayed: Oct 11

Great location with friendly staff

The hotel is in a great location, is more than adequate for a stop and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I'd horoughly recommend it! Read more

Response

Nice to meet you again, and thank you for taking the time to review the hotel,

Likes?
Everything was very well cleaned, and the renovation of the downstairs compared to the previous time we'd visited was very well done.
Dislikes?
None
4
Iain Alone Stayed: Oct 11

Fantastic

I recently stayed as I was running the snowdonia marathon, everything about the hotel was fantastic. The staff were first class and a credit to the hotel owners well done I will def stay again. Thanks a million!!! Read more

Response

SO nice of you to leave a review, it was great to meet you and glad your run went well, Regards MIN, and all the team.

Likes?
Excellent comfortable friendly hotel, perfect location
Dislikes?
None
5
marie Young couple Stayed: Oct 11

excellent

me and my husband felt very welcome and relaxed. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us here at the Saracens Head, we look for wards to your next visit.

Likes?
everything the view the room bathrooms breakfast the whole area was beutiful.
Dislikes?
None
5
Angela With a colleague Stayed: Oct 11

Perfect retreat.

Had a lovely 3 night stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My friend and I were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the relaxed friendly atmosphere of the hotel. The facilities were very good and everything was clean and fresh looking. Read more

Response

Great to have met you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in beddgelert, best wishes from all the staff, Regards Ray (CHEF) and Min.

Likes?
The relaxed friendly atmosphere and the comfortable accomodation. Wi-fi was also available which was a nice bonus.
Dislikes?
None
5
Rosemary Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 11

Everything we could need

Stayed overnight in October as we had a meeting to attend, cosy hotel with car park, lovely food and atmosphere in the restaurant and a nice breakfast. Everything we needed and Good value. Read more

Response

THank you for leaving a review, we hope to see you again here at the Saracens Head.

Likes?
Restaurant/Bar, open fireplace, comfy beds, cosy atmosphere.
Dislikes?
None
4
David Alone Stayed: Oct 11

Friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room, perfect for my requirements.

One night stay prior to a morning walk up Snowdon. I needed to leave before the listed time for breakfast, the reception staff and chef went out of their way to open the resaurant early and give me a full English breakfast before I left, truly excellent service. Read more

Response

Thank you for your kind comments, RAY & STAFF

Likes?
Room clean and comfortable. Bathrooms clean and well equipped. Reception, restaurant and bar downstairs all recently refurbished and in excellent condition. Staff very friendly and accomodating.
Dislikes?
None
5
Joseph Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 11

Good hotel, welcoming staff, clean rooms but poor food

Only stayed one night with a friend so we could climb Snowdon. Read more

Likes?
Good staff. Perfect location
Dislikes?
Dinner was average, Breakfast was also.
4
Alan Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 11

Quick Review

Base for a weekend in the mountains.. Read more

Response

thank you for your review, hope you enjoyed the mountains.

Likes?
Pleasant welcome from reception staff,
Modern & tidy reception and bar
Parking - limited - but adequate,
Bedrooms fine, a little tired, (Updating soon)But Clean,
Shared Bathroom - modern & clean,
Dislikes?
None
4
Jonathan Young couple Stayed: Oct 11

Not bad, but likely to get better

We were there for a wedding. Read more

Response

thank you for taking the time to write a review,

Likes?
The downstairs area was lovely. Above average breakfast the next morning.
Dislikes?
The room was very basic, not the most comfortable bed I've been in, but it was clean. Refurbishments ongoing so should be much better by 2012.
4
Ed Alone Stayed: Sep 11

Clean and adequate

Short Read more

Response

Thank you for your Comments, Exit signs are clearly lit and marked to health and safty standards, pointing to exit routes. ( we have found a pair of glasses in the room that you occupied) we will gladly send them on to you if you wish.

Likes?
Cleaness
Dislikes?
Niose - Very small room - thin walls, young coaple next room - i need not say any more!
3
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Sep 11

Modern, Friendly and Clean

Room was very nice, clean lots of space, bathroom clean and tidy. Downstairs staff were very friendly and helpful, food was good well and value for money. Friendly welcoming atmospher and breakfast was very very good value, well cooked, choice of cereals, cooked breakfast or toast. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying at the SARACENS we look forwards to your next visite to Beddgelert, regards MIN & RAY

Likes?
The hotel has obviously been updated and the decor is extrmley modern and inviting. Just makes you comfortable to sit in our outside enjoying the views and there is a good secure car park and the rear
Dislikes?
Only that the bedrooms (which is in progress) now need to be modernised to fit in with the decor of the rest of the hotel and this hotel would in our opinion be one of the best in the area.
5
Paul Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 11

Jolly good time

We were welcomed and looked after very well. We had an enjoyable break with plenty of laughter and good humour. Despite the refurbishment programme, which we were told about on checking in, everyone made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Read more

Response

Thank you for booking the saracens for your group holiday, so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and we look forwards to your return Regards MIN, ALWEN, RAY, and the TEAM

Likes?
The location, the ambience and customer care.
Dislikes?
Not really. Any shortcomings were outweighed by the positives.
4
Lucy Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 11

Beautiful location

My friend and I were staying for 1 night as a stop off on a motorbike snowdonia tour. We were shown to our room on arrival and the service was very friendly. Read more

Response

So nice to meet you both and we hope your trip went well, Thank you for staying at the saracens

Likes?
Location was great, beautiful. Service was very friendly. Breakfast was great.
Dislikes?
We were a bit cold in our rooms, so asked at reception about when the heating would come on. We were told 'later'. The heating never came on. Thankfully there was a throw in each room which helped.
4
rhian With a colleague Stayed: Sep 11

Friendly, efficient comfortable stay.

We used the hotel as a base for a charity walk up Snowdon. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, glad your walk went well and hope to meet you both again (the door you mentioned is a fire door and can only be opened inside the building) regards MIN

Likes?
I liked the fact that although the room was fairly basic, it was warm, cosy and comfortable, and everything worked. The open fire at reception was very welcoming.
Dislikes?
Access only available from the front.
4
sarah Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 11

All you needed for a base to go walking.

We were a group of two couples who used the hotel as a base to walk Snowdon. The hotel was all we really needed, very comfortable bed, a good location and edible food.Check in was straight forward our room was ready for us. Staff were helpful and polite.The surrounding village was also lovely with a few pubs which served good bar food. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review ,hope to see you again soon.

Likes?
The hotel has obviously undergone a major refurbishment of the public areas and this has been done to a high standard. No real faults here.
Dislikes?
The upstairs sleeping areas are definately in need of the same TLC, however our bed was extremely comfartable and the room was clean.
4
Fiona Mature couple Stayed: Sep 11

Great hotel in great location

We wanted good value accommodation for sightseeing Snowdonia, with a varied full breakfast so we didn't need lunch and peace with a comfy bed to recharge for the next day's exploration of this superb location - we got all that. We not 5 star people, but for what we wanted for a very reasonable charge, this was excellent and we will return as soon as we can! The village is very pretty surrounded by mountains and even though we had a car, we can see you can walk any any direction for great views. Read more

Response

So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in Beddgelert and the Saracens, we look forwards to meeting you both again, Regards MIN & TEAM

Likes?
Everything - nice balance between some swishness but without losing character for a pleasant atmosphere.
Dislikes?
No - one noisy resident (banging about 6 am), but that's not the hotel's fault and only applied the one night.
5
mike Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 11

A fantastic 3 days

For the cost per night this is the best hotel/guest house we have stayed in for a very long time. Read more

Response

Great to meet you all , see you on your next visit MIN & RAY

Likes?
The general welcoming, the decor and the food
Dislikes?
no
5
TONY With a colleague Stayed: Sep 11

Well run and friendly hotel.

I felt relaxed and welcome within the hotel.The hotel is well placed to see the sites within Snowdonia Read more

Response

MANY THANKS FOR STAYING HERE AT THE SARACENS, MIN & TEAM

Likes?
Efficient and friendly staff plus greaqt food.
Dislikes?
No
4
terence Alone Stayed: Sep 11

2 night stay

pleasant stay Read more

Response

Great to meet you and glad your train weekend went well, Village hall party turned out to be a 50th and 60th joint birthday !

Likes?
clean.good service.good restaurant food.central location.
Dislikes?
limited parking facilities.noisy disco in adjacent building on saturday night affecting end rooms(eg room 7)
5
David Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

Excellent better than what we thought

As soon as we walked through the door was very impressed with the whole hotel we enjoyed our stay food was excellent staff were really friendly room was nice and clean even though there was no en-suite it was no trouble at all because the bathroom was almost right outside the door Read more

Response

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Serving over 150 meals on an evening is more than enough for 2 chefs and if the breakfast room was open then the wait would be to long for the customers as most people like to dine at about 7 to 7.30 ish and i think bank holiday weekend most people like to come out and dine wether they be camping or staying in a B&B or a hotel, some times its better to turn people away if the wait is going to be to long. regards MIN

Likes?
The character , the staff, the decoration , the food , the bathrooms were excellent ,
Dislikes?
The only thing is that maybe you could put double glazing in the rooms . And also you were turning customers away for evening meals when you could have used the breakfast room for meals dont understan
5
stan Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

overnight stay

stayed in this hotel ten years ago, wanted to see if it had changed much. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review

Likes?
very clean, very helpful staff.
Dislikes?
this is an old building and some of the changes have made it lose some of its character, the use of a beautiful dining room only for breakfasts seems a little strange.
4
joseph Alone Stayed: Aug 11

Very pleasant stay in a hotel which was very clean and full of friendly staff.

Had a wonderful stay in this very nice Hotel in a beautiful Village. The staff were great and always willing to help.
The beer was very good as was the food - the restaurant was always full while i stayed there. Would recommend this hotel Read more

Response

Many thanks for your review, pleased you had a great stay here in beddgelert , regards MIN & TEAM SARACENS

Likes?
As said before - very clean and with great staff who were always willing to help
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Stephanie Young couple Stayed: Aug 11

Friendly hotel and in a great location.

We stayed here for 2 nights after camping nearby. The room was a good size but the en suite door did stick and both my partner and I got stuck in there! The beds were comfortable but the room was quite cold at times. Good size tv and shower was very powerful & hot! We ate at the hotel both nights and though the food was fantastic- particularly the cheese and broccoli bake and the minted lamb shank. We also had breakfast twice and thought the timing of 8-9 was limiting. Read more

Response

We do have internet access but not to all rooms, in reception area mostly, was the campsite providing internet ? and breakfast is 8 to 9am or sooner if arranged with the chef so walkers can have an early start if they wish. thank you for your review.

Likes?
The location, brilliant for those wanting to explore Beddgelert and the surrounding area.
Dislikes?
Only the decor was a bit dated and there was no internet access (however we are aware you are currently revamping the hotel).
4
John Andrew Alone Stayed: Aug 11

A very pleasant stay

Excellent room, breakfast and evening meal Read more

Response

Nice to have met you and thank you for staying at the Saracens Head here in Beddgelert. MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Very smart appearance
Dislikes?
No
4
Christopher Young couple Stayed: Aug 11

Great location, wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and fabulous food

Short stay overbight to explore snowdonia Read more

Response

Many thanks for you review and we hope your parcel reaches you soon Regards MIN & TEAM SARACENS

Likes?
Friendly staff, great location, great food, very reasonably priced, deserves a higher star rating.
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Judith Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 11

Lovely place, friendly staff, good food and service

We spent more time thsn planned in the hotel as we had torrentisl rsin the whole time we were there! Read more

Response

Sorry that you had so much rain while you stayed in Beddgelert, Lets hope next time the sun comes out for you. Many thanks for your review of the hotel, Regards MIN & staff

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
Not a dislike, but, perhaps some background music in the lounge would be nice
4
Allan Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

A break in a superb location - this was just what we were looking for.

This village is simply the best stepping-off point for the Snowdon Experience. We felt relaxed from the moment we arrived and could not fault the family commitment to making that visit a special occasion. It rained continuously for a day or so - so what's new about rain in the UK?- but it did not dampen our feeling of being on holiday for a moment. Such was the relaxed and caring atmosphere of the hotel. Read more

Response

HOW DEE partners, so good to have meet you both and that you enjoyed your stay in the saracens. We look forward to your next visit and hope the sun will be out more next time for you, Best wishes Ray, MIN, Rhian & all the Staff.

Likes?
All aspects of the hotel were excellent: location, food, accommodation, service and the family atmosphere. Brilliant hotel and lovely staff. And Ray cooks a fabulous steak! We cant wait to go back!
Dislikes?
None
5
Russell Family with older children Stayed: Aug 11

good value - description on the web is what you get

Hotel has been renovated downstairs and the bar area is very nice. Food was very good value and, for the price, very high quality. Rooms have not been renovated, but for my son and me on a one night break between two walks, all we needed was a hot shower, comfy bed and clean sheets - and those were delivered in full. Read more

Response

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review , MIN & TEAM

Likes?
food
Dislikes?
None
5
Gary With a colleague Stayed: Aug 11

What a nice surprise !

I had looked on the internet for a cheap no frills room for an overnight stay whilst doing some climbing in Snowdon. Being one of a party of two men, I was simply looking for somewhere to get some sleep. Whilst the star rating on the internet was just one, the deal for two of us B&B was impossible to resist. I was expecting to get what I paid for - how wrong can you be ? This hotel is situated in a beautiful village only a few miles from Snowdon - perfect for my needs. Read more

Response

Many thanks for staying with us, as you stated we offer just simple B&B and hope are customers find our service value for money, and all our staff try to give a warm welcome to our customers, hope to see you later in the year. .RAY&MIN, and team saracens.

Likes?
Pretty much everything - well presented and friendly staff, extremely clean room and [separate communal] bathroom, lovely evening meal, great beer, excellent hot breakfast, and value for money !
Dislikes?
Nothing of any note; the bunk room was small but exactly as described and didn't bother me. One small suggestion - for male travellers with big appetites, perhaps a couple of starter options on menu
5
Timothy Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

Good value

Arrived around 1700, looked around the village...good facilities and nice setting.
Meal in the hotel...good choice, reasonable price; good service.
Missed breakfast because we left at 0800. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying at the saracens Beddgelert, sometimes possible to have early breakfast if arranged with chef night before.

Likes?
Excellent position for walking on Snowden. Nicely appointed...good menu good price good service.
Single room was adequate.
Overall..good value for money
Dislikes?
No - for the price it was good.
4
James Young couple Stayed: Jul 11

Great

Great Read more

Response

Glad you enjoyed the SARACENS & BEDDGELERT Regards MIN & TEAM

Likes?
Location, decor, food & beer
Dislikes?
None
5
Keith Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

A very enjoyable stay.

Our stay was very enjoyable and comfortable with an excellent location. ;O) Will be back. Read more

Response

RE FURBISHMENT TO UPPER FLOORS IS NEXT ON OUR LIST, THANK YOU FOR STAYING AT THE SARACENS, REGARDS min & team

Likes?
We were in room 12 and the bed seemed quite old but was so comfortable, The meals were excellent as were the staff.The downstairs refurb is excellent.
Dislikes?
The shower was pretty bad, the room needed updating and the bar seemed to close too early at 11.00.The wifi was being turned off when the phone in reception was in use.
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Comfortable.

Comfortable. Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR THE REVIEW

Likes?
Service
Friendliness of Staff
Location
Room Size was good
Dislikes?
Room was dated & in need of refurbishment.
Breakfast only served between 8 and 9.
4
ODETTE Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Lovely setting, cosy Hotel, great Staff, oh and food was pretty good too!

A one night stay which I thorougly enjoyed after a hard day of hillwalking Read more

Response

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forwards to your next visite to Beddgelert.

Likes?
Cosy, welcoming, clean, modern.
Dislikes?
None
5
Miroslaw and Olga Young couple Stayed: Jul 11

Acceptable, pleasant stay

We were pleased by great location, very close to place we wanted to go - SNOWDON peak-, staff was OK and rooms acceptable and clean. The price was good and bathroom across the hall tidy and nice. Lower part of hotel has been refurbish, looked nice obviously incomparable with the top of the hotel. There was only one thing which disappointed me-very weak coffee, almost like a water on breakfast. But that wouldn't be a thing to put us off for the next visit anyway;) Read more

Response

We can do strong coffee , pleases ask. we understand that you drink stronger coffee on the continent. many thanks for your review and hope to see you again.

Likes?
helpful staff, we could check in earlier, clean room, great location...
Dislikes?
Very weak coffee on breakfast
4
Raymond Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

After a very warm and friendly reception.Stay enhanced by service from the smiling and friendly staf

A very relaxing and enjoyable stay.In the comfort of a very friendly and homely atmosphere.The food being excellent and being looked after by the staff who worked as a very efficient team looking after us and other guests.Always happy and smiling.So much enjoyed that we have already recommended the Hotel to friends.The Hotel could not be situated in a better place for anybody who wishes to visit places of interest in that part of Wales,We shall certainly visit again.... Read more

Response

Hello, was a pleasure meeting you both, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Best Wishes Min, Ray, Rhian and the team.

Likes?
The first view of the Hotel with the sign etc said WELCOME then the comfort of the Bar and Lounge and the actual friendly service from a very happy looking Staff.
Dislikes?
None
5
Peter With a colleague Stayed: Jul 11

Great Place to Get Away

Spend most of the time living and working around Kings Cross so this is a lovely place to stay and get away from it all. Fantastic location and a small, warm and very friendly hotel in which to stay. The owner and staff are always helpful Read more

Response

many thanks, hope to see you later in the year, MIN & STAFF

Likes?
The new re-furbishment to the lobby, bar and dining area have really improved the feel and ambience
Dislikes?
None
5
Tibor Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

Good, comfortable overnight stay

We wanted simple, cheap rooms and what we got was just right Read more

Response

Thank you for leaving us a review after your stay .in snowdonia

Likes?
beautiful location, friendly service, clean rooms and bathrooms, good breakfast
Dislikes?
Had to tell the people next door to turn down the tv at half past midnight
4
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

A good stay at the Sarecens Head, Beddgelert.

Two nights B & B in lovely suroundings. Read more

Response

many thanks for your review, We look forwards to your next stay with us, thank you, MIN

Likes?
The staff are very helpful and always polite.
Dislikes?
None
5
Fiona Family with older children Stayed: Jul 11

Beautiful location in a scenic village

Enjoyed being in Snowdonia and were happy to have chosen a hotel in Beddgelert rather than Caernarfon. Read more

Response

Thank you. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Beddgelert

Likes?
It's beautiful location and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
The breakfast was acceptable and always freshly made but it would be nice to have fresh fruit on offer or a nice bowl of fruit salad.
4
John Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

A short stay to take in (again) Beddgelert's character and to be close to Snowdon

This was a short break for father and visiting son (early 20s) to climb Snowdon together. The Saracen's Head was just what I was looking for: convenience to one of the best paths up the mountain; a great position in the village; a comfortable room; solid breakfast to start the day, and great value for our budget. Read more

Response

thank you for your review

Likes?
Its convenience and its slightly old-fashioned feel - both very appealing. Excellent value.
Dislikes?
The fire alarm going off at 5.30 am! A false alarm, but these things happen.
4
ROBERT Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

price/quality ok

friendly staff Read more

Response

Thank you for your comment, tumblers were provided in your bath room sorry you did not locate them on the shelf above the sink. Breakfast ? grapefruit, prunes, full welsh/english, toast,marmarlade or jam, choice of cereals with orange , tea , coffee. for a 1 star b&b !

Likes?
it was clean
Dislikes?
no glasses in the bathroom for teethcare
breakfast not so tastfull
3
alan Alone Stayed: Jul 11

excellent

ate & real ale..all very good & satisfying. Read more

Response

Good to have met you and your friends. we like to offer 3 good real ales and glad you enjoyed ! we look forwards to your next stay.

Likes?
lots of character without bring over modernised.
Dislikes?
no.
5
LEE Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

Fantastic and value for money

I night with friends to climb Hebog and make and explore area Read more

Response

Glad you all enjoyed your stay here with us in beddgelert, Which mountain next ? Regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Very friendly and accommodating staff. The recent refurb on the ground floor is very well done. Breakfast was lovely. Great choice of beer and ale. Rooms not yet refurbed but clean and comfortable.
Dislikes?
Nothing didnt like, rooms nowhere near as nice as the rest of hotel but are due to be refurbed in the near future.
5
john Alone Stayed: Jun 11

Provided everything I needed

Pleasant and quiet Read more

Response

Thank you for your kind review, regards MIN & RAY

Likes?
Situation, price and staff being helpful without being over bearing.
Dislikes?
The room I was in had paper thin walls so I could plainly hear next doors TV and conversation.
5
John Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 11

Excellent choice for walking up Snowdon

Two nights Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us

Likes?
The refurbishing of the ground floor was well executed, with a welcoming atmosphere. Really good to have a roaring open fire. Owner and staff friendly and helpful. Free wifi was a bonus.
Dislikes?
We would have liked en-suites but the price suited us and there is always a need for basic rooms for walkers.
4
Dean Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 11

average rooms great service food and local

Stayed over for a few days, ate most nights in the hotel bar where the food was excellent and atmosphere great, friendly staff and nice log fire. Read more

Response

Nice to hear from you and for your review of the hotel.

Likes?
great food and service
Dislikes?
rooms where basic in need of a refresh to match the rest of the hotel
5
Sara Young couple Stayed: Jun 11

Fantastic hotel in beautiful setting

We had a lovely couple of days here and will definately be back to stay again. Read more

Response

Many thanks for the review, See you soon

Likes?
The recent refurb on the lower floor gives the hotel a really cosy modern feel and the fire was very welcoming.
Dislikes?
The bedroom was abit 80's in decoration which contrasted with the downstairs, but it had everything you needed and was clean
4
DILWYN Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

Great overnight stay

Very comfortable, cosy, one sensed it really was a family hotel - one of the nicest we have stayed in over the last few years... Read more

Response

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the saracens here in Beddgelert.

Likes?
I think the quality and the little 'touches' that made our stay enjoyable. I didn't have the impression that the hotel was cutting corners in any way...
and the room was (in my opinion) good value
Dislikes?
I don't think so
5
Godfrey Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

Always a friendly welcome

Its had its ups and downs but has always given me a friendly welcome over the years. The revamp was well overdue but has just increased its attraction. The management know that the rooms need seeing to, hence I can only call them adequate. Read more

Response

THANK you, we will see you on your return to the railway.

Likes?
As above
Dislikes?
As above
4
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

friendly staff and good location for Snowdonia walks.

Very good. Very good menu with good beers and cider. Read more

Response

Glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and we look forward to your return . many thanks RAY & MIN.

Likes?
Very comfortable
Dislikes?
Sometimes able to hear noises from other rooms, however not too detrimental to the overall stay.
5
leonard Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

a peacefull place

a comfortable place to stay with good food nice management and staff Read more

Response

Thank you so much for your kind review, we hope you will return soon. How are the little people (meers family ) looking on your shelves. Best wishes to you both . Ray , MIN & the team.

Likes?
clean and tidy with easy access to all parts of hotel and car park
Dislikes?
there was nothing not to like about the hotel
5
Darren Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 11

Excellent

Escellent Read more

Response

Cheers guys we hope to see you on your next stay in Snowdonia.

Likes?
Good location
Dislikes?
None
5
Barry Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

dont bother looking anywhere else, just book here!

very relaxing the food was exellent the views were amazing a great base for all the amazing walks ,and after all that walking having a chilled out glass of wine and good conversation with the local people we met Read more

Response

Many thanks for your review, hope to see you later in the year when you return to beddgelert.MIN

Likes?
the food ,the owners ray & min and all the staff made you feel very welcome you also had your own front door key so you could come & go as you please it was just a really nice place to stay
Dislikes?
nothing at all
5
Chris Family with older children Stayed: May 11

Warm and friendly hotel

Three Dad's with our three 14 year old son's hiking in Snowdonia. We stayed for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the staff couldn't do enough for us, the rooms are comfortable and clean. The food is excellent and we have already booked to go back next year. Read more

Response

What great guys to have as guests. We look forward to your next visit it was a pleasure meeting you all. Best Wishes Min, Ray, Rhian and Staff.

Likes?
The downstairs has been totally refurbished to a very high standard, the upstairs is currently undegoing a refurb with all the bathrooms already done. The staff are great.
Dislikes?
Nothing, Absoluteely ideal for us.
5
Ian Young couple Stayed: May 11

Great weekend away

Had a great stay. The room was basic but clean and everything worked well.
The bar was lovely and provide good bar meals at a fair price.
Will use again when in the area. Read more

Response

Many thanks for your review, sorry it was a wet weekend !

Likes?
Open fire in bar area.
Dislikes?
Breakfast was not as good as last year
4
Kevin Mature couple Stayed: May 11

A brilliant time at the Saracens Head

what can i say, from the time we entered the the reception to the time we departed everything was perfect! Read more

Response

CHEERS to you both, great to see you both and we look forwards to meeting you again. MIN & RAY

Likes?
friendliness of the staff, great room very clean,ideal location, good breakfasts, and i could go on and on.
Dislikes?
A huge no to this question.
5
Philip Adult(s) Stayed: May 11

A nice hotel but bedrooms in need of refurbishment.

A pleasant stay in a beautiful location in the Snowdonia National Park. A generally nice hotel but bedrooms in need of refurbishment. Breakfast OK but you are only allowed beans or a tomato with it but not both. How much does an extra tinned tomato cost? Staff friendly enough but often found myself waiting a long time at reception or at the bar before being attended to. Read more

Response

Will take another 18months before rooms can be refurbished, They are clean,with tea ,coffee, tv and you had ensuite. not bad for a 1 STAR hotel in Beddgelert, But thank you for your comments.

Likes?
Reception, bar and restaurant area have recently been refurbished to a very good standard. Food served in the restaurant of good quality and staff generally friendly. Excellent location in Bedgelert.
Dislikes?
The refurbishment of the ground floor area carried out has not yet happened to the bedrooms which are a bit dated! Reception, bar and restaurant often short staffed with a long wait for service.
3
Susan Alone Stayed: May 11

value in a great setting

great introduction to the scenery. everybody friendly and willing to please. interested without being intrusive. Read more

Response

Many thanks for your review, we look forwards to meeting again, Ray & MIN

Likes?
the setting and price.
Dislikes?
it would have been great to have a bath.
5
nick Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 11

Hotel under going reburb at the moment.Will be nice when finished.

Used as overnight stay after walking in Snowdonia. Read more

Response

THANKS GUYS, hope to see you again soon.

Likes?
Location,Pleasant Bar, friendly atmosphere.
Dislikes?
Paper thin walls between bedrooms.Could not believe the stamina of a couple in room 11!!
3
Marie Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 11

Clean and Friendly and ideally located just a bit noisey as walls quite thin!

We stayed in the bunk room which was small but we expected that.We were using it as a base camp and it was all we needed. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were really lovely and always clean. The only thing I would say is that the walls were very thin and I was awoken by the hot water pipes and the guest next door using thier bathroom but overall value for money was good, Read more

Response

many thanks ladies, we hope you will come back soon.

Likes?
Ideally located in a beautiful village and close to our route start for snowdonia. We had a lovely weekend.
Dislikes?
Only the thin walls as I already said.
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Apr 11

Friendly hotel in an excellent location

We were in a double ensuite room which was spacious and clean with WiFi access. Very comfy bed and in contrast to other reviews on here, no noisy neighbours. Read more

Response

Thank you both , we look forward to your next visit MIN

Likes?
Excellent location for walking generally, especially up Snowdon. Refurbishment of the ground floor public areas completed to a high standard - looking forward to similar for the bedrooms. Good beer
Dislikes?
Initially being told we were not able to reserve a table in the restaurant for evening dinner even though we were resident.
Long wait for a beer when others were ordering food.
4
Donald Mature couple Stayed: Apr 11

Comfortable room, marginally adequate breakfast

Overnight while visiting the area. Read more

Response

thank you for your comments .

Likes?
The room was comfortable but lacked a comfortable chair, even though the room size could have accommodated it.
Staff were very accommodating and helpful.
Rooms were clean.
Dislikes?
The breakfast was mediocre, with too strong instant coffee and stone cold toast.
Did not have a selection of malt whiskeys in the Bar.
Bathrooms lacked amenities like shampoo and conditioner.
4
Morwenna Young couple Stayed: Apr 11

Good value accomodation in excellent location

Spent 3 nights in Snowdonia with the main aim of hiking; Saracen's Head was a good base for getting to all the places we wanted to, and was a good, basic hotel that met our needs. Bathrooms recently refurbished to a very good standard & bedrooms to follow shortly but are perfectly adequate as they are at present. Very good breakfast & nice owners. Service in the bar was not great though - seems very disorganised, orders forgotten & long bar queues etc - but it had only been open for 2 weeks then Read more

Response

Many thanks for your review and hope to see you both again

Likes?
Good location, good bathrooms & showers, basic but adequate rooms, good breakfast & overall good value
Dislikes?
Walls thin & bedroom door had a big gap under it - so was a little noisy. Particularly on one night when there were a load of brats running round at midnight - but the owners dealt with that v quickly
4
Mick Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 11

Great Stay

The moderisation to the ground floor is complete. The room was basic but clean and comfortible. Read more

Response

Thank you , hope to see you again soon, min

Likes?
Good location as a base for walking, good food.
Dislikes?
No
4
Cath Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 11

Fair considering the refurbishments taking place

A pleasant break considering the refurbishments. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us, hot water now working !

Likes?
Bar and downstairs was nicely presented.
Dislikes?
Showers were cold which was disappointing.
3
Tim Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 10

Good value, pleasant stay.

We stayed here as if is very convenient for Snowdon. Beddgelert is also a nice little village. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were good, clean and spacious. Read more

Response

thanks guys, we hope to see you next year after our refurb its going to be a whole new look, hope you will like it..

Likes?
Relaxed atmosphere. The hotel currently looks a little tired, but is about to undergo a major refurbishment. A new look and the helpfulness of the staff should make it a great place to stay.
Dislikes?
No.
4
John Alone Stayed: Oct 10

Good value for money

A short stay but an enjoyable one Read more

Response

thank you for your review. we hope to see you when we reopen in april after the refurb, regards MIN and STAFF

Likes?
Its location, its general friendly atmosphere and service, its excellent freshly cooked breakfasts and evening meals
Dislikes?
No
5
Beverley Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Refurb imminant but smells so musty,,,,,

Actually had tweo single rooms (nothing on list appropriate) one for my son 24 and myself...whilst rooms were ok ther bathroom we had to use was horrible old and smelly....corridors also smalled musty. The thing thst really annoyed me alkthough late september it was very chillyn at night, and the heating was turned off about 7.30pm and then put back on at 7.30am, therefore no choice of whether to turn radiator on or off. I was very chilly, uncomfortably so had to put the spare blanket ontop me. Read more

Response

thank you for your comments our heating timer has now changed over to auturm setting, we would have boosted the heating in that end of the hotel if you had asked.

Likes?
The staff were friendly, the limited Sunfay eve menu was good and the breakfast good too, also the staff were really friendly, also the location right opposite teh river was stunning.
Dislikes?
As I say its duemfort a refurbishment very soon and will be interesting to return when all done.
3
Kevin Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

Lovely Hotel, Wonderful People

We decided to have a mini break away from it all, and were impressed with the helpful, professional and above all friendly staff. The rooms were spotless, the service excellent and the food was wonderful. We eagerly look forward to our next visit. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review,and for staying at the saracens head, Ray and myself along with the staff look forwards to your return , best wishes to you both. MIN

Likes?
The staff were more than willing to help, and give advise as to where to visit. When we arrived on Sunday night there was a limited menu, but this was explained straight away and so caused no problems
Dislikes?
none
5
joseph Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 10

no late bar.

pleasant stay Read more

Response

SORRY YOU DID'NT ENJOY YOUR STAY, our bar closes at 11pm so as not to disturb other guests who like to be able to sleep and not be woken by late night revellers on there way to there rooms, and if you want to drink more you will have to start earlier in the day , all the bars stop at 11pm in Beddgelert.

Likes?
position in village
Dislikes?
bar closed to early for residents
3
Mervyn Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

Timewarp

The hotel seems to have lost its way. Im sure it would have been quite someting in its day but time has moved on. We had a Twin room, on suite. It was difficult to get into the room .The door just cleared one of the beds. The door to the bathroom would not close properly. The bedroom furniture seemed to have beed put together from a bulk buy of laminated kitchen work tops having said that the beds were ok and the breakfast was good . Friendly staff. Fairly basic Read more

Response

BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE ! we have stated we are just about to have a refurbishment here , signs clearly displayed around the hotel that we will be closed for up to 4 months. and yes we are a 1 star basic hotel.

Likes?
decent food
Dislikes?
out of date. You have to day a diposit to get the remote control for the TV.
3
Colin Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 10

A short brealk in Snowdonia

Excellent few days exploring Snowdonia snd the coast around Porthmadog
We were made very welcome at the Saracens Head. The hotel is about to close for four months for a major refurbishment. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us, we look forwards to your next visit, which mountain next ?

Likes?
The friendliness and helpful nature of the tenants and their staff.
The evening meals and real ale.
Excellent location for walking Snowdon.
Dislikes?
One of the two rooms had a double bed requring a new mattress which was reported.
4
Glen Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 10

Ideal for a short break on a budget.

From the moment we arrived was made very welcome. The twin room was fairly small with not much room or storage space but was adequate. The ensuite with bath and shower was good and there was hot water available at all times. The quality of the food (Breakfast and Evening Meals) was superb and fantastic value for money.
The Hotel is a little dated but is due a major refurbishment in the winter. If you are looking for good basic accomodation and great food then this is the place for you! Read more

Response

Its was very nice to meet both of you and hope we see you next time your in wales, Regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Friendly helpful Staff and Management. Very clean. Great quality food which was excellent value for money. Good location.
Dislikes?
Was not too keen on the carpet in ensuite. Nothing wrong with it but personally prefer hard washable flooring in bathrooms.
4
Howard Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 10

A perfect base to go for a walk up Snowdon.

One night, 5 adults 2 doubles, 1 single, all very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Read more

Response

THANK you for leaving a review

Likes?
Location and cleanliness.
Dislikes?
No
4
Bob Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Pending refurb will make it !

Pleasant,friendly,beautiful location. Read more

Response

NICE to met you , hope you had a safe trip home and we look forwards to seeing you again on your next trip to WALES, Regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Friendly staff,perfect location,good breakfast,good value.
Dislikes?
Little bit dated but probably keeps price low.Single room a bit tight !
4
Brian Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 10

Friendly, good location, good beer. Food could be better but otherwise recommended.

Friendly place to stay with good beer and moderate food. Judging by the amount of people drinking there when we stayed, it's far more popular than the adjacent Prince Llewelyn Hotel with it's frosty barmaid and glum clientele. Read more

Response

Thank you for the kind review,

Likes?
Basic, honest, friendly
Dislikes?
Not for the price. I'd happily stay there again.
4
Ceri Family with older children Stayed: Aug 10

Comfortable, good value for money.

Very pleasant. Read more

Response

Many thanks for your kind review, min & ray

Likes?
Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location for exploring Snowdonia.
Dislikes?
no
5
hayley Young couple Stayed: Aug 10

Friendly value for money clean and tidy hotel.

stayed for 2 nights, found you on the internet. Price bang on value for money. Breakfast was satisfactory, but didn't like the music to accompany our scrambled eggs. Evening meal was smashing. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying here with us.

Likes?
Parking good, staff very accomodating. Parrot very chatty
Dislikes?
No toilet roll holder in bathroom, having to prise squares of toilet roll out of dispenser was a pain. Also bed too hard, aggivated my hip and back problem.
4
Eileen Alone Stayed: Aug 10

As advertised: Basic but comfortable room. TV and tea/coffee making welcomed.

Friendly and helful staff. Small but comfortable room. As single room not en suite, surprised no shower outside. Read more

Response

thank you for your review, radio must have been from car parked out side by post office, someone getting an early morning paper maybe.

Likes?
Setting good; food good; clean room with washbasin.
Dislikes?
Could here water from adjoining room. Woke up at 7am - radio from either kitchen downstairs or house across the drive.
4
Patrick Family with older children Stayed: Aug 10

A friendly, comfortable place to stay

All round good quality, with the option of having a meal in the bar/restaurant - which was excellent value and quality. Staff were all friendly and welcoming. Read more

Response

YOUR MOST WELCOME, hope your legs are feeling better now,

Likes?
All round good service & quality.
Dislikes?
No
4
Gavin Alone Stayed: Aug 10

Ok for a short stay

perfect location for a short stay in the area on a budget Read more

Response

BASIC & CLEAN with t.v ,tea,coffee and hand basin, towels ?

Likes?
hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
Dislikes?
standard of the room overall was disappointing, despite the cheap price.
3
susan Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

A clean, friendly hotel with a good adequate breakfast and value for money evening meals.

An enjoyable 2 night stay. The room was clean with a comfortable bed and good quality linen and towels. The breakfast was hot and tasty. There was a good choice of value for money evening meals served in very comfortable surroundings. The staff were very friendly and knowleable about the surrounding area. Would stay there again and also recommend this hotel to friends. Read more

Response

Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you once are re furbishment is completed, regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Although the hotel was undergoing refurbishment our stay was very comfortable and the location ideal for touring around Snowdonia.
Dislikes?
None
5
linda Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Beautiful location!

Overnight stay after walking up Snowdon. Read more

Response

thank you for taking the time to add your review, and we are pleased you enjoyed our lovely village BEDDGELERT in snowdonia.

Likes?
Proximity to Snowdon
Dislikes?
Not en-suite
4
Allan With a colleague Stayed: Aug 10

Good location for outdoor persuits, wouldn't want to stay in Beddgelert for more than 2 nights

A motorcycle touring trip to North Wales for the superb scenery and roads. Read more

Response

BASIC bunk room at £25 per person with breakfast ! clean tidy with shared bathrooms, we do offer better rooms at a higher charge..

Likes?
It's location
Dislikes?
The bunk room we had was too small, there was no on-suite, and the bathrooms did not have showers.
4
Anthony Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 10

This is a comfortable and friendly hotel in a wonderful location.

We stayed with some German friends and wanted to visit the area, having camped here regularly many years ago. We were made very welcome at the hotel and,inspite of some dull and at times wet weather we we able to visit Llanberis and the Slate Museum, Caernavon and then back via Criccieth. We also of course enjoyed looking round Beddgelert again. A great two and a half days! Read more

Response

IT was a pleasure having you as are guests, thank you for staying in BEDDGELERT and at the SARACENS HEAD HOTEL, regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Comfortable rooms, friendly, welcoming staff, good food, unfussy service, a really cosy lounge bar where you could relax and of course a great location, and excellent value for money..
Dislikes?
No
5
Ian Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Great location, tired hotel

We had a nice few days in the village and surrounding area. Read more

Response

JIMMY THE PARROT say's i'm a happy parrot and i get let out of my cadge to stretch my wings, which are NOT clipped so i can fly if i want to, i dont come out of my cadge while we have visitors as i like to have a little nibble !! Rooms may be dated but state of the art when fitted and are over due to be up dated and will be once the refub is done .. thank you for your review please call in once the refub is completed...

Likes?
Fantasic location in pretty village. Friendly staff.
Dislikes?
Ironwork bars at reception desk are a bit off-putting as a first impression and decor in our room with apparent use of kitchen worksurface all round, even as headboard and wardrobe sides isn't nice. F
3
Julie Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Excellent location to explore North Wales

Friendly staff, good food, the hotel is due to have a refurbishment soon by new owners, however still a comfortable stay in a fantastic location and off road car parking a bonus in north Wales. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at the saracens head hotel. regards MIN

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
We were on the 2nd floor, the stairs would have benefitted a 2nd hand rail as the current one is quite low, also no grab rail over bath, a slip hazard when using the shower,
4
Lesley Family with older children Stayed: Jul 10

good comfortable beds at a reasonable rate and helpfull staff

Very comfortable and loved the area Read more

Response

Thank you for your comments and staying here with us..

Likes?
Location was perfect for our adventures
Dislikes?
Evening meal was a tad over priced and a bit dissapointing (it was nt what was discribed but i should have said somthing but i did nt)
4
Graham Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Our anniversary weekend in fabulous Bedgellert

We enjoyed a really ggod stay in amost beautifull part of wales and felt refreshed and happy at the end of our visit The most telling thing is the fact that we didn't want to go home at the end!!! Read more

Response

THANK YOU, for your kind review , it was a pleasure having you stay with us in the SARACENS , regards MIN and Staff

Likes?
the staff were rally friendly and helpfull especially when we wanted help to find our way around The food and drink was good enpough to keep us there each evening rather than try others
Dislikes?
The rooms share a bathroom and are a bit tired which was a little dissapointing but I understand there is going to be a refurb I still enjoyed my stay & the price & quality of service balanced this
4
Gergana Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 10

Great location, not so great a hotel

We were happy with our stay as our main goal was to see and walk the mountains of Snowdonia, and all we needed was a room when we can rest and take a shower after a day of walking. So we found more or less what we had looked for. Read more

Response

Can"t please all ! but we do try to cater for all taste's

Likes?
The location of the hotel is just awesome. We had a place to park the car, we had a clean room, and hot shower - so we were happy.
Dislikes?
Food i didn't like at all. There aren't many options for vegiterians. Breakfast was poor in terms of quality. If they include fruits in the breakfast menu would be good.
4
David Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 10

The food and service were very good

We only stopped for one night but would have been happy to stay longer. The breakfast was excellent and the evening meal we had was even better. Rooms were comfortable and clean.The staff were friendly. Read more

Response

THANK YOU, sorry about the pillows i will be having a word with the staff, regards MIN

Likes?
Excellent location, food also excellent.
Dislikes?
Unfortunately rooms were not ensuite. I had requested extra pillows for single room when we booked in but unfortunately they did not materialise.
4
Mark Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 10

Piecefull

We wanted somewhere to stay after a strenuous days climbing up Snowdon. Somewhere quiet and relaxing. This hotel and location fitted the bill. Read more

Response

HI, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review.

Likes?
The hotel situated in a beautifull, quiet location.Hotel was clean, food was plentyfull, staff were friendly. Good value for money!
Dislikes?
None
4
Zoe Young couple Stayed: Jul 10

We had a very pleasant stay, thank you!

Over night stay Read more

Response

thank you from the SARACENS HOTEL

Likes?
The rooms were clean and comfortable and we slept well. And the Staff were very nice.
Dislikes?
The bathroom was in the hall we had to share with the rest of the rooms on that floor. It was more like a good hostel rather than a hotel. For the price an en-suite would have been good.
4
Jimmy Alone Stayed: Jul 10

A clean budget hotel and centrally located for all of North Wales.

Great experience before climbing Snowdon Read more

Response

CHEERS , glad you enjoyed your stay here with us, we will pop in to the halfway when we are passing. min and ray..

Likes?
Its location
Dislikes?
Yes. Pets were allowed
4
Peter Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 10

Fantastic Location Friendly Staff

Stayed with a couple of friends having a short break andaiming to do some walking. The Hotel is an excellent place to stay. Rooms are comfortable...staff couldn't have been more helpful and went out of their way to sort out requests, answer questions etc Read more

Response

It was great having you all to stay here, looking forward to your next visit , regards MIN, RAY and the staff.

Likes?
The location is lovely. Woke up each morning to gaze out at the mountains with the lovely Glaslyn river running almost directly below the bedroom window. Be difficult to find a more scenic spot.
Dislikes?
No
5
Shama Young couple Stayed: Jul 10

A nice place for a 1 night stay

Overnight stay after a long drive, overall friendly service, nice to arrive to a clean and fresh room and ensuite. Had a great recommendation from the lady (front of house) to dine at the bistro(in the antique shop) a few doors along, where we had a delicious meal in the cosy antique rooms and great service too. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review.

Likes?
Clean room and ensuite. Nice location.
Dislikes?
None
3
Michael Alone Stayed: Jul 10

Fairly Basic but Clean and Friendly

Perfectly acceptable aexcept for a couple of things mentioned below. It was in the right place and I slept well Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us, our single rooms are the cheapest in the village, we offer basic accommodation at a basic price and offer good food and have a well stocked bar, next time you may like to try a double en suite at £70 per night with all mod cons, out side is all been taken care of later in the year with the refurb, hope to see you next time..! T.V reception can depend on the weather as we are in the valley here and the signals not always great.Just part of living in BEDDGELERT .

Likes?
Right place. Parking. Clean. friendly. Good breakfast. Good dinner. Good value for money
Dislikes?
Tv reception - picture was wrong colours. Not ensuite room. Furnishings a bit dated.
4
Julie Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

friendly & relaxed, stunning countryside

we had a short break for our 25th wedding anniversary, this hotel was the perfect choice for us, idealic village, Read more

Response

Thank you for your review and chosing to stay at the saracen hotel in Beddgelert, Regards MIN

Likes?
very clean, friendly & relaxed hotel, excellent food, would stay again
Dislikes?
nothing
4
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Comfortable rooms with friendly staff and good food.

We stayed for 2 nights bed and breakfast. Read more

Response

Hello, nice of you to leave your review, we are working on robinsons brewery to let us have a local beer as a guest ale, as people ask all the time, Hair dryers have a habit of going awol so now we have them at reception, regards MIN & STAFF

Likes?
Good location,safe parking,clean rooms with comfortable beds. Breakfast and bar food very tasty and good value for money.
Dislikes?
When we visit somewhere we like to buy local food and drink local cask ale as this is a Robinsons pub you could only get the Robinsons owned beers.
4
Clare Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 10

Thoroughly recommend the Saracens Head.

We had a 2 night break, visiting Portmeirion and enjoying the beautiful scenery in the Beddgellert area. Min and Ray made us very welcome at the Saracens Head. They have only been there a short while but are making great progress and improvements. Food served in the restaurant was delicious and there was plenty of it. Best to book as it can get busy especially at weekends. Read more

Response

Thank you OLD TOWN STEVENAGERS, it was great to meet you all, What a small world it is. and thank you for leaving your comments on this review page, hope to see you again ,RAY< MIN<

Likes?
Location, cleanliness and friendliness of the staff.
Dislikes?
No
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

A suprising stop over.

Found it on the internet for somewhere to stay on Saturday night on our way from visiting Portmeiron on the Saturday and then on to Angelsey for a day on the beach. Read more

Response

IT was a pleasure having you as our guests.

Likes?
A very pleasant Hotel in a lovely village setting. Friendly staff and car parking. Well stocked bar. Outside beer garden and tables and chairs outside.
Good food at reasonable prices.
Dislikes?
Our only moan is that there was not an en-suite bathroom available, this was our fault for not booking earlier.
4
Victor With a colleague Stayed: Jun 10

Comfortable stay in friendly environment

My friend and I needed a comfortable and affordable base from which to explore the mountains. The Scaracens Head provided this. Read more

Response

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, 3 new showers being instaled when we start the re furb, as for the beans, so many people said hold the beans and wanted a grilled tomato..

Likes?
The staff were very friendly.
Dislikes?
None
4
Bob Alone Stayed: Jun 10

Exceeded my expectations for a budget price, so well pleased.

Lovely location, friendly helpful staff, nice meal and a comfortable bed. Read more

Response

75p for a side order of bread & butter is not out of the way ! most cafe & chip shops charge MORE this is a hotel and its not on the menu ...

Likes?
As above.
Dislikes?
Two pieces of sliced white bread and butter with my excellent meal and charged an extra 75p!
4
John Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

Good location, friendly, helpful staff.

Very pleasant, would return one day. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying here at the Saracens, it was a pleasure having you as our guests , MIN, RAY, and a thank you from theSTAFF

Likes?
Location and informality
Dislikes?
Would prefer an unfixed showerhead
5
alexandria Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

Warm and Friendly welcome

This is our second visit to Bedgelert our first stay at the Sarecens Head Ray, Min and the staff were lovely the breakfast was good the best fried bread I have tasted !! the food served during the evening was excellent and plenty of choice . The accomodation suited us and I know there are refurbs due good luck !! because I think this is a lovely hotel to be in and will be back to see the new Sarecens, musnt forget Jimmy the parrot no bother at all Read more

Response

Your welcome anytime, look forward to your next stay ,

Likes?
Everything !!
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Paul With a colleague Stayed: Jun 10

Cheap and cheerfull !!

One nights B & B for a following days walk up Mt Snowdon.We just needed somewhere reasonabley priced, clean comfortable and a an evening meal if possible. The Saracens Head ticked all the boxes for us. Read more

Response

Thank you for staying with us , we enjoyed your company and it was nice of you to leave your review. Hope to see you again, regards MIN & STAFF.......

Likes?
The staff where all extremely pleasant and helpfull, in particular the lady manager who worked like a "trojan" !
Dislikes?
Not really. The manager informed us that the place was going to have a refurb in september, which it was probably in need of ,but it was adequat for us. I would definately go back to see it afterwards
5
Lee With a colleague Stayed: Jun 10

can not fault really .

Used the hotel as a base for a snowdon ascent ... food was very good , good selection of drinks .. hotel staff were very helpful and friendly in fact one member of off staff even cleared tables a got behind bar on her night off .. lovely little village . lovely views.....highly recommened going back with rest of family soon... Read more

Response

GREAT GUYS, all the staff send there regards ,ABBE x

Likes?
Warm friendly atmosphere and good location for snowdonia
Dislikes?
No
5
Pat Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

Stay in a lovely area

Overnight stay close to Snowdon in a very picturesque place Read more

Response

Please let it be noted, that the overnight revellers had nothing to do with this or any other hotel in beddgelert, it was a private party else where in the village !!

Likes?
Local walks close by - walk along the river - very friendly staff
Dislikes?
Overnight revellers spoiling our sleep till very early hours of the morning. Seating for the meal that we chose to have in the evening.
4
Robert Young couple Stayed: Jun 10

Looks nice from the outside, but rather disappointing rooms. Redecorating required!

We were staying for a weekend to explore the local Snowdonia region and found it difficult to find a place in our first choice of destination, Llanberis, so we opted to stay nearby in the Saracens hotel instead. For location, the hotel is ideal since the drive through the Pen-y pass does not take long and offers some spectacular views on a good day. But for quality I would say the hotel is rather poor. The main thing is that the decor needs replacing and turned into something a bit more modern. Read more

Response

over 200 years old yes the hotel is tired , but if you had read the booklet in your room it tells you that a refurb starts very soon, maybe we are dated but its clean and basic with know frills the way our hill walkers like it.

Likes?
Location.
Dislikes?
A few things. Some of the furniture in the room had seen better days and needed replacing. Instant coffee for breakfast - I prefer real coffee. Rather dark and dingy reception area.
2
david Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

we WILL go back and when we do we will stay at the saracens head again

can't wait to go back, wish we could have stayed longer,the staff were very friendly and genuine, the breakfast was top class, we ate in the small dine bar one evening again the food was top class (well done to the chef).The beds were comfortable,best two nights sleep i have had for ages, the room was spotless. Would have been happy to pay more. Read more

Response

How kind of you to leave such a possitive review, your most welcome to visit us again. regards MIN& RAY and the STAFF

Likes?
The location, staff, food, rooms. cannot think of anything negative to say.
Dislikes?
This one is easy. NO.
5
William Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

Wonderful place!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this hotel, full of character and 'olde world' charm! The staff could not have been more helpful. Our room appeared to have been recently refurbished with a comfortable king-size bed and full en suite bathroom. The TV was old and we couldn't get it to work at first thought the owner sorted it on our 2nd visit. Read more

Response

Thank you , its was nice having you stay with us and meeting your family, Soon to have new tv's in the rooms ! hope to see you all again on your next visit to snowdonia . Regards MIn, RAY, & Staff.

Likes?
Excellent location in a beautiful village; very friendly and helpful staff; comfortable double room; breakfast was traditional full English.
Dislikes?
No
4
Robert Mature couple Stayed: May 10

A very pleasant short stay offering value for money, hope to come again.

Just one night but would stay longer, perhaps next time an on suite would be avaiable (our fault - last minute booking).
Slightly dated hotel but don't let the appearance put you off. Food great and good value (particularly the breakfast.) Read more

Response

It was nice to meet you and your family, hope to see you all again soon, Min and Staff.

Likes?
Staff really helpful and seem keen to make us feel welcome
Dislikes?
Decor a bit dated(but kept immaculately clean.
4
Linda With a colleague Stayed: May 10

Excellent value for money, just what we were looking for.

An overnight stay. Had our evening meal in the bar which was nice and the owner had breakfast ready for us early as we had to be in Llanberis at 8 to meet up with others to walk up Snowdon. We also bought lunch from them wich was helpful. Read more

Response

Well done you made it up snowdon ! thank you for your review , hope you will visit us again, MIN & STAFF

Likes?
The food,the staff and the relax atmosphere within the hotel.
Dislikes?
none keep up the good work.
5
christine Mature couple Stayed: May 10

A good quality hotel in beautiful surroundings.

Good food,clean tidy bedrooms,friendly staff says it all. Read more

Response

Many thanks for taking the time to add your review ,MIN

Likes?
As above
Dislikes?
No
4
Julie Mature couple Stayed: May 10

friendly and efficient service made an enjoyable stay

2 night stay for the purpose of climbing Mt Snowdon - great location in a very pretty village. Had a minor problem with hot water in bathroom but all resolved by Ray to our satisfaction. Read more

Response

Thank you , we are pleased you enjoed your stay here with us in Beddgelert and hope to see you next time, MIN & RAY

Likes?
friendly staff, great service, sunny seating outside for post-mountain beers
Dislikes?
none
4
John Alone Stayed: May 10

I had a bad night - the tv did not work - I had to change rooms - I was offered zero compensation

I had a bad night - the tv did not work - I had to change rooms - I was offered zero compensation Read more

Response

Yes there was an unforseen problem with your tv, so we moved you to another room, you had booked a basic room sorry if you had hoped for something more than basic..

Likes?
wonderful location and dinner was excellant
Dislikes?
as above
1
Kim Mature couple Stayed: May 10

really pleased especially being ensuite very quiet

1 night overnight stay whilst on a boking tour of North Wales Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND REVIEW, we hope to see you both on your next visit to wales. min and staff.

Likes?
Easy to find , pretty location, friendly staff, very clean room and a good size, ( room 16)
Dislikes?
none
5
David With a colleague Stayed: May 10

Good

Each of us were given what could be described as box rooms which were perhaps a bit smaller than expected but quite adequate as not much time was spent in them.
The ceiling light had been replaced by a smoke alarm so lighting was by an inconveniently situated table lamp.
The tv was difficult to use Read more

Response

A message from JIMMY the parrot.. I get up at 7am and spend all my time chatting to people, my cage is moved around the hotel so i can look out of the windows and i go out when the weather is nice , my owners put me to bed early evening so i can get my sleep, and i hate bright lights and love my place here and hate it when people think they know better. this is a GOOD HOME. Jimmy the blue fronted amazon.

Likes?
Central situation. Easy parking
Dislikes?
A pet parrot being kept in a cage in a dimly lighted entrance area.
4
christine Mature couple Stayed: May 10

ok

Quite basic Read more

Response

THANK YOU, we hope you enjoyed your stay in wales

Likes?
Very friendly staff
Dislikes?
Needs refurbishment
4
Colin Mature couple Stayed: May 10

A friendly, welcoming venue - extremely well located

We used the hotel as a base for a short walking holiday in early May. We travelled out from Beddgelert each day but had an evening meal at the hotel some of the time; we also sampled other village restaurants. Read more

Response

Thank you for your reveiw and for staying here with us at the saracens, sorry if the room that your freinds had was not as good as yours but in this old building walls do differ a bit, regards MIN & RAY

Likes?
We had a great room at the top of the hotel, overlooking the river; the staff were welcoming and friendly; dogs allowsed in the back bar; relaxed informal atmosphere; great location; plenty of space.
Dislikes?
Maybe we were lucky with our room, but friends who had a room on the first floor complained of rather thin walls to the bedrooms. Not too bad, unless your neighbour is having a troubled night!
5
ashley Mature couple Stayed: May 10

frosty greeting in a cowboy style reception lobby, host dressed suitably for your ward!

overnight stay whilst touring via narrow gauge railways Read more

Response

SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU.! HAD YOU READ THE BOOKLET IN YOUR ROOM YOU WOULD OF SEEN THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A REFURB AND HAVE ALREADY STARTED IN THE BACK BAR ,STAFF ONLY TRIED TO BE HELPFUL BY TELLING YOU TO EAT SOONER THAN LATER AS THE VILLAGE IS JAM PACKED ON BANK HOLIDAYS AND ITS HARD TO GET A TABLE AFTER 7PM. LETS HOPE YOUR NEXT TRIP TO WALES WILL BE MORE ENJOYABLE AND YOU STAY SOME WHERE THAT HAS A STAR RATING TO SUIT. DIOLCH

Likes?
location,outward appearance
Dislikes?
host seemed unfriendly,reception lobby was like a western cowboy bank desk,rooms were sterile hospital like,hastily shown room,t.v buzzed loudly,unsure how many en-suits there were but bathroom v busy
2
john Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

enjoyable could do much better

we had a restfull stay Read more

Response

sorry you did"nt have any soap in your room, if you had asked we would indeed have given you some also we service the rooms every other day, we are a no frills basic hotel, but if asked we will do our best to please.

Likes?
in a nice location in bedgelert
Dislikes?
no soap in bathroom which would have been nice, we had to go out and buy some. noone came to make bed or empty bins or replenish tea etc on hospitality tray.
3
Simon Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

Value for money accommodation

Long weekend visiting relatives who live in the village Read more

Response

we have noted your comments and will put in some glasses, thank you for staying with us , hope to see you both soon . regards MIN, RAY..

Likes?
Friendly and accommodating from the outset. It has clearly changed since the new landlords have taken over!
Dislikes?
It is in need of some updating and that is already scheduled. However, it is tidy and clean which Min and her husband have clearly work hard to achieve since taking over as the new landlords!
4
Neil Young couple Stayed: Apr 10

Delightful stay

Delightful stay Read more

Response

Hope you had a safe journey home, it was great to meet you both, thank you for staying at the SARACENS HEAD HOTEL, Ray, MIN, and Staff

Likes?
Friendlyness of hosts and staff
Dislikes?
Nothing
4
jon With a colleague Stayed: Apr 10

chose the bunkbed room,excellent for a buget stay,hosts have got it right with this idea.

will return, as soon as we organise our next walking break. Read more

Response

Bora da, thank you for your comments that have been noted, when you next return please ask chef if he has any other than breakfast sausge available, our sausages come from a local sausage company on Angelsey, your the first to comment on them ! regards MIN,RAY and staff..

Likes?
budget room within public house
Dislikes?
breakfast sausages
4
David Alone Stayed: Apr 10

Friendly & welcoming

Good standard of accomodation and well worth the cost Read more

Response

thank you for staying at the saracens head hotel, we look forwards to your next stay. min and staff.

Likes?
Excellent evening meal and good beer on a well kept pump!
Dislikes?
Room was a bit noisy as it was next door the ajoining room toilet and you could here the flush
4
KENNETH Alone Stayed: Apr 10

excellent relaxing break at very good value.

this hotel has new owners and it shows.comfortable refurbished rooms and communal areas.good food at very reasonable prices.good central location.excellent value for money Read more

Response

Bora da.thank you for the kind reveiw, hope to see you again later in the year, regards MIN and staff

Likes?
forget the car walk from hotel to the mountains
Dislikes?
nothing
4
Helen Alone Stayed: Mar 10

Very friendly and relaxing

Very friendly staff and atmosphere. A lovely location, in the centre of the village, overlooking the river. A lovely relaxing stay! Read more

Response

it was so nice to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. MIN AND STAFF,

Likes?
Friendly atmosphere
Dislikes?
Having to go home!
5
Glynn Alone Stayed: Mar 10

Fantastic Location

A great family run hotel with friendly and attentive staff in one of the best locations in the country. Looking forward to my next stay! Read more

Response

Thank you for your reveiw, we look forwards to your next visit, Ray ,Min, and staff

Likes?
Good food, made to feel very welcome, easy to book
Dislikes?
Rooms are a bit dated
4
Nick Young couple Stayed: Mar 10

Very friendly staff with excellent facilities.

Well run hotel with excellent staff who were very friendly. Hotel was in a good condition and in a great location. Food was excellent and there was no need to eat out on the night. Read more

Response

THANK YOU BOTH for your kind reveiw we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here in snowdonia, hope you will visit when the refurb is finnished, min ,ray and staff.

Likes?
Excellent hotel in a great location.
Dislikes?
Nothing it was an excellent stay.
5
joan Mature couple Stayed: Mar 10

exellent.

good location, food, friendly!!! Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR STAYING AT THE SARACENS HEAD HOTEL, the front door is being looked at as we speak by our MR FIXIT, regards MIN< SARACENS

Likes?
everthing.
Dislikes?
nothing.
5
Shaun Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 10

Comfortable clean beds in a rather tired hotel.

Competitively priced clean rooms in a fantastic location. Elements of the bar, reception and dining room are rather tired and gloomy. Kept thinking the knight in the reception was a real person! Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS , hope to see you again once the refurbishment is done.

Likes?
Good real ales in the bar.
Dislikes?
Although the kitchen was accomodating in providing a cooked vegetarian breakfast, it would have been nice to have a vegetarian sausage or two.
3
Nicholas Young couple Stayed: Mar 10

A friendly hotel recently updated with good food

Our stay was in a recently refurbished room overlooking the river. We were met by friendly staff who remained helpfull during our stay. The food was excellent, try the steak. Read more

Response

Thank you for chosing the SARACRENS HEAD HOTEL for your stay in wales, Hope to see you on your next visit to this beautiful part of snowdonia.

Likes?
Location in Beddgelert is superb overlooking the river
Dislikes?
Nothing
4
neil andrew Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

brilliant weekend in every way

location for walkers perfect, staff very helpful, rooms lovely,clean and bright, food exceptional-great room in bar area with wood burner to enjoy a drink and a game of chess/draugths etc (games provided by the hotel)will sort a pack lunch if going out for the day etc. would recommend hotel to anybody - (also excellent outdoor smoking area) Read more

Response

BORA DA. GOOD MORNING TO YOU BOTH. THANK YOU FOR STAYING AT THE SARACENS HEAD HOTEL AND FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PUT THE REVEIW ON THE SITE, THEY REALLY DO HELP US AND WE TRY TO LOOK AFTER OUR GUESTS, NEXT TIME WE WILL ASK CHEF TO EXTEND THE BREAKFAST TIME FOR YOU, HOPE TO SEE YOU LATER IN THE YEAR, MIN

Likes?
the walks, the peace and quite, great scenery, perfect location
Dislikes?
no dilikes
5
karen Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

Very Nice

we found the saracens head a very warm and friendly place, although it was being renovated this was not a problem at all, we would definately recommend it to anyone, and the surrounding area is amazing. we will certainly return Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, glad that you both enjoyed your stay , we look forward to your next visit later in the year. regards MIN.

Likes?
its a very quiet and relaxing place, just what we were looking for.
Dislikes?
nothing.
5
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

Relaxing

Sociable , friendly , relaxed environement in the beautifil mountainsides of North Wales Read more

Response

THANK you for reveiw, glad you had a nice stay with us ,as you know we are waiting for the brewery to start the next stage of the refurbishments, At the moment we do not have a star rating which is our next goal, but the food side and beer hopefully are at a good standard and it won't be long until the upgrade is finnished, regards MIN.

Likes?
Relaxing
Dislikes?
Major refurbishment needed to hotel rooms. tenants and staff provide excellent hospitality , however the business owners need to invest to significantly improve a very aged property
3
Pamela With a colleague Stayed: Feb 10

Wonderful Wales

Warm welcome if Hotel a little cold.Basic room no TV or goodies in the bathroom quite acceptable for a short stay.Friendliness of the owners and staff are excellent.I believe renovations to the hotel are to start soon and would definately stay again when finished. Read more

Response

THANK YOU for your review, and glad you had a nice stay in wales and we were pleased you chose the saracens for your stay, hope to have the refurbishment finnished by next jan , regards MIN & RAY

Likes?
Very warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, very good steak!!
Dislikes?
Hotel a little cold and if you returned before the heating came on the room was cold and also the water. would have liked a TV and some goodies in the bathroom.
4
Philip Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

A great little break that was large on all the essentials.

A comfortable and atmospheric place where you are made to feel most at home to the point where you could be tempted to make it so. Read more

Response

THANK YOU for the kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, lets hope the weather is good next time you come to wales, we all look forwards to seeing you both, min and staff..

Likes?
Staff friendliness and quality of service combined with good quality surroundings.
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Steve Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

Friendly , warm welcome

Read more

Response

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW AS THEY ARE HELPFULL. WE HAVE STARTED OUR REFURB AND WILL GET TO THE TOP FLOOR BEDROOMS IN DUE COURSE,B.M.W club weekend was great. , thank you for staying at the saracens head hotel.

Likes?
Friendly,helpful staff
Dislikes?
Rooms in desperate need of refurb
4
Mair Adult(s) Stayed: Dec 09

Friendly service, lovely location, bit run-down but in process of renovating

Read more

Response

thank you for your review, they all help us sort out the hotel . New electric showers are to be fitted soon and the old baths removed . jimmy the parrot is talking well and greeting people as they arrive !

Likes?
Jimmy the parrot
Dislikes?
No shower in bathroom
4
barry Alone Stayed: Dec 09

Excellent location friendly owners

good clean room if basic. Adequate facilities. Owners more than willing to supply tea & beverages. Visited at V. quiet period, but happy to open the bar.Welcoming & accomodating Read more

Response

What a nice gent, we are lucky to have such nice people staying here, we just try to please and the hotel will look a million dollars when the refurbishment is finnished..

Likes?
Peaceful break
Dislikes?
None
4
alan Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 09

location location location

great location very handy for snowdon and surrounds Read more

Response

Heating issue is being sorted by the brewery, in such an old place things wear out and with the refurbishment these issues will be fixed , thank you for your rating and comments as they do help, min Tarling

Likes?
great evening and breakfast meals
Dislikes?
the weather!
3

The Saracens Head Information

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Restaurant
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Games available
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 18:00 till 22:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Late check-out available
  • Child Policy: Adults preferred
  • Pets: Dogs

Description

The Saracens Head Inn is located in the beautiful village of Beddgelert in the heart of Snowdonia. The hotel stands beside the rushing River Colwyn beneath steep mountain slopes. The Saracens Head, with its comfortable rooms, excellent eating areas and welcoming staff is the perfect base from which to explore the countryside and coastline of North Wales. The fine scenery of the Snowdonia National Park is right on the doorstep - mountain-ringed lakes and rushing rivers, the famous beauty spot of the Aberglaslyn Pass, cool, green forests and, of course, Snowdon itself, the highest peak in England and Wales. There is no need to leave your dog behind as we accept well-behaved dogs in our four Superior class rooms at no extra charge. They are also more than welcome in the bar area downstairs. Please let us know before you arrive if you are bringing your dogs with you. Open throughout the year, we aim to provide a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere, personal attention and high standards of comfort and cuisine.

Easy access to main bar, toilets, coffee area and restaurant and parking area at front of building, good wheel chair access.

On-site parking, Free parking, Secure parking,

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