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    The Old Rectory on the Lake

    Talyllyn, Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
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    Overview
    • Excellent96%
    • Very good2%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “hot tub” (101 reviews)
    “ricky's cooking” (39 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Wheelchair Access
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 30 September 2014

    Just had a fab weekend with a party of 7 friends. Great hospitality, magnificent views, exceptional food. A hidden gem. John is the perfect mine host and Ricky is an excellent chef who takes great pride in his cooking. This place is listed as a...More

    2  Thank alanforrester
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 3 October 2014

    We seem to be doing quite a few more house parties these days and we are so glad that you had such a good weekend with us. Alan, many thanks for your very kind comments about us both and for this glowing endorsement. It was...More

    Reviewed 28 September 2014

    This place is just stunning in all aspects. With kind and professional staff you will feel comfortable all the time, Ricky´s cuisine is delicious, you can see his passion for food on plates. The Old Rectory on the Lake is situated in wonderful area as...More

    3  Thank Jarda F
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 30 September 2014

    Posilame pozdravy do Brna. It was good to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Good luck Jarda with the rest of your studies. Doufame, ze se zase setkame. Best wishes John and Ricky - joint owners.

    Reviewed 25 September 2014

    Just home from 3 nights at the Old Rectory and missing the view already. Debbie and I couldn't have been more impressed at the accommodation, the welcome we received, the food and the hospitality. First rate all round! We'll have no hesitation in booking again!...More

    4  Thank mattdUK
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 29 September 2014

    This gem of a review is truly appreciated and it was good to meet you and Debbie. We are pleased that you greatly enjoyed your three days with us. You stayed in our upstairs Mynydd Rugog room which is my favourite as you can lie...More

    Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

    I stayed here for three nights (two in one room, then, because of a prior booking, the final night in another), and all three nights were characterised by silence, sometimes rare in the best of hotels. A great bonus was the spacious bathrooms with wallowable...More

    3  Thank Julian S
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 29 September 2014

    Thanks so much for writing so enthusiastically about my food and saying it is worthy of being included in The Good Food Guide! This review has made my day. I am glad you enjoyed your hill walking stay with us here at Tal-y-llyn. My very...More

    Reviewed 23 September 2014

    From the moment we arrived at The Old Rectory on the Lake the service and friendliness were plain to see. We were taken through to the lounge and given coffee and delicious Bara Brithe. Our hosts John and Ricky introduced themselves and we were shown...More

    1  Thank WilliamsKingswinford
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 27 September 2014

    Three years after showing Patricia and Haydn Williams around our home while they were staying at Aberydyfi we were happy that they returned to The Old Rectory on the lake to celebrate their golden wedding! When the happy couple got married fifty years ago the...More

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    About
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    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$ 142 - US$ 173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    • North Wales >
    • Snowdonia National Park >
    • Talyllyn
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    Traveller (1190)
    Room & Suite (238)
    Pool & Beach (102)
    Dining (90)
    Hotel & Grounds (885)
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    chri2jellett
    16 June 2016|
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    Response from PompeyJonathan | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Chris - I think you need to contact the Old Rectory directly - regards Jonathan
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    25 January 2016|
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    Response from VandRcardiff | Reviewed this property |
    Look on the Machloop website for flying activity in the area round machynlleth. John at the old rectory may be able to advuse as well. Have fun!
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    Anthony J
    2 December 2015|
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    Response from Snowdoniatraveller | Property representative |
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    Room Tips
    "Highly recommend the Mynydd Rugog room overlooking the lake"
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    "Over looking the lake"
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    "Both Craig Goch and Mynydd Rugog have wonderful views of the lake and the mountains"
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    "All are simply amazing"
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