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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The hotel was booked for me by my friend and when we turned up I was excited to see the restaurant is awarded 2 AA rosettes and being an ex chef of that level I know the work involved in preparing food to that level. We went to our room which was fine, but cold, it took a while for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights here with our dog, pleasantly surprised at how nice it was the staff were so friendly and the room had everything we needed, the location is ideal and we were given lots of info on walks and dog friendly places to go The food in the hotel was s little expensive but was...

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

We are absolutely thrilled the two of you and your dog enjoyed yourselves so much! We are the area's only positively dog-welcoming (rather than just friendly) hotel and do offer guests our own free and comprehensive guide to local walks and visitor attractions! Our staff are extremely friendly and professional, the rooms well-equipped and recently re-furbished, and the town centre...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mum booked the hotel for 2 nights with breakfast, for me and my husband, for my birthday (20/01 to 22/01) upon arrival we were pleased to find plenty of parking spaces in the hotel car park and it was free as well. We walked through the front door to be greeted by a very helpful and friendly lady on...

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

Thanks so much for this comprehensive and praiseworthy review - as a winter promotion voucher offer guest - of our location, car parking, staff, rooms and food! All of our staff will go the extra mile to ensure everyone's stay and/or dining experience with us is exceptional and memorable - especially if maintenance work is ongoing - whether here for...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Currently I n the middle of a renovation. Small clean rooms. Lots of stairs to lug bags as no lift. Dinner was ok; breakfast was very good. Quite easily hear other guests all hours. No power in the shower. Staff very friendly. Smoking area is in the car park just near the back entrance.

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

Thank you for taking your time in writing the review. We have recently refurbished our nine small double rooms, five of these were the small courtyard rooms. Routine renovation is carried out with minimal disruption to continue to provide best quality and experience for our guests. Guests are asked if they need any help with luggage and we are sorry...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed at this coaching Inn hotel over a bank holiday period, we stayed in annexed room which are on ground floor and are suitable for limited mobility described as garden rooms , large room clean and well presented,tea and coffee available beds comfortable tv and WIfi, smokers discouraged from smoking anywhere but garage parking area these rooms were quiet ,...

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

Thanks for this recommendation of our rooms, facilities and services - especially for customers and guests with disability or limited mobility who can visit or stay in the easily-accessible, ground-floor, courtyard area. As you say, smoking is only allowed in the designated garage area - where there are two benches and proper ashtrays - away from rooms, other public areas,...

Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

After a positive drinks only visit we decided to try the food. £15 for a fish pie & £4 for less than a dozen chips was far too much for a bar that was more of a local than a hotel. Standard of food and surroundings should have been half the price. Pretentious is not overstating it as the food...

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

We are sorry if you think our food offering failed to live up to your drinks-only visit. We are a 3-star, AA Rosette hotel with a lovely lounge, elegant restaurant, and public bar, where only the best local ingredients - including fish for pies and potatoes for hand-cut chunky chips - are freshly prepared, home-made, cooked to order, and served...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Just returned from a weekend at Port Madog, staying at this hotel. Very good service, great location and free parking. Also has a well stocked bar and restaurant with sitting room with open fire if you don't want to sit in the bar. Free wifi with good coverage. Evening meal and breakfast was very good and served by polite and...

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

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our location, parking, WIFI, service, food and friendly staff during your weekend break! Many do upgrade to a larger room - though our standard ones in both the Courtyard and main building are AA 3-star approved for their size - for a reasonable supplement, and all our rooms are similarly highly equipped...

Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a bigger family party. We were allocated the patio rooms which are small doubles. Perfectly adequate in size although a little tired and not very quiet (we could hear the next room TV and noisy guests across the hall) but they are ground floor which was good for our elderly relative....

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

We remember your family party very well and are delighted you chose to stay and dine with us as part of the birthday celebrations in Porthmadog! We are happy we were able to resolve the heating issue, and would have been more than willing to resolve the others re any disturbance had you told reception of them at the time....

Towcester
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stayed in the Royal Sportsman for a couple of days. The room was very clean, tidy and cosy. The bathroom was very clean. The staff at this hotel, from the manager to the housekeeping staff were very polite friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble for them. I had a bad back whilst we were there and they...

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

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled you agree our staff, rooms, parking and food are all of the highest standards, and that you thoroughly enjoyed your winter break away. As winter voucher offer guests, your room with Continental and full-cooked breakfast was well below normal half-price, and your AA Rosette food was discounted by 10%...

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Comfortable stay with my husband who booked this hotel as a base for a trip on the Welsh Highland Line. Our room was located in the main building towards the back where we experienced very little road noise and slept well. I am unable to comment on the annexe accommodation. Dined in the hotel the first evening. Very nice meal...

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

Wonderful that, like so many customers/guests who come to Porthmadog to enjoy the world's capital for narrow-gauge railways - you enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of our highly-rated AA hospitality! We pride ourselves on excellent facilities, service and food, and so are delighted you would stay again and have recommended us to so many others. . .

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about Royal Sportsman Hotel

Address: 131 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9HB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Porthmadog
Price Range: ₹ 6,436 - ₹ 8,025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Sportsman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Annex rooms allow pets and are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles davidhL5901ML, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one in main hotel”
 of 5 bubbles PaulaJ1067, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were on the ground floor chalet style rooms, which were quiet and easy to get to.”
 of 5 bubbles Jo_and_Keith, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 in the Courtyard for families”
 of 5 bubbles jennjelly, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms 1-4”
 of 5 bubbles AndySmale, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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