Porth Tocyn Hotel

César award in 1984

'Absolutely spot on. We enjoyed yet another stay in the spring and no doubt will repeat it in a year,' say returning visitors to this country hotel with 'stupendous' views across Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. Occupying a row of converted lead miners' cottages, the 'laid-back, homely' hotel has been run by the 'enthusiastic' Fletcher-Brewer family for three generations. Cosy sitting rooms have books, watercolours and fresh flowers; the garden hides quiet nooks for tea or coffee. Children are welcomed with a dedicated snug and a games conservatory. Most of the individually decorated bedrooms have a sea view; some have been upgraded with new beds this year. Over antique dining tables, 'memorable' modern British menus with intriguing ingredients (perhaps pickled mackerel, soused baby vegetables; Welsh lamb, watermelon gel, tomato soil) change daily. Simple suppers of soups, pastas and deli boards provide a lighter option. A casual, buzzy children's high tea is served at 5.30 pm; under-5s are not allowed in the restaurant for dinner. There are good walks from the door, including the Wales Coast Path. Picnic lunches are available. (Derek Lambert)
  • A warm welcomw. Excellent dinner and beakfast. Our room was spacious, with views over the sea to Snowdonia.

    A.D. & J. Lloyd, 20/11/2013

  • It’s nearly 30 years since we last stayed at this hotel. Nick Fletcher-Brewer’s friendly voice and welcome are instantly recognisable. The views are stupendous, the bedroom tastefully refurbished, and the range and quality of food memorable.

    Chris Chater, 07/10/2011

  • Despite the end of season ambience, the welcome could not have been better. Tea and home-made cakes were served in front of a roaring fire in the comfortable lounge within minutes of our arrival; it took a lot of self-discipline for us to go for a walk afterwards. Dinner was of a high standard, and a full menu was offered though only two rooms were occupied. Our room was spacious and well appointed, with good views across Cardigan Bay. Nick and Louise were enthusiastic hosts

    Kay & John Patterson, 28/10/2010

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Local attractions

Abersoch Golf Club
One round of golf free for any guest staying more than three nights.
Criccieth Castle
Castle ruins, overlooking Tremadog Bay.
Edge of Wales Walking
Guided walking tours in the local area.

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Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts the following discount vouchers:

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    This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150. BUY THE GUIDE

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Contact Details

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Bwlch Tocyn ABERSOCH Gwynedd Wales LL53 7BU

Telephone

01758 713303

Further Information

Bedrooms

17, 3 on ground floor.

Open

week before Easter-end Nov.

Facilities

ramp, sitting rooms, children's rooms, cocktail bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 25-acre grounds (swimming pool, 10 by 6 metres, heated May-end Sept, tennis), telephone to discuss disabled access.

Background music

none.

Children

high tea for under-5s; no babies or young children at dinner.

Dogs

by arrangement, not allowed in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2013] per room B&B single £75-£90, double £100-£180. Set dinner £37-£44. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates