Porth Tocyn Hotel

César award in 1984

In a magnificent position above Cardigan Bay, this conversion of three old miners' cottages has been run as an unstuffy child-friendly hotel by the Fletcher-Brewer family for 65 years. It is recommended this year by regular Guide correspondents on a first visit. 'A warm welcome from the staff; excellent dinner and breakfast. Our spacious room had views over the sea to Snowdonia.' Younger visitors have an 'area to escape' with television, books and a games room. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool and a 'makeshift' football pitch; many other activities are available nearby. In the restaurant, Louise Fletcher-Brewer and Martin Williams serve a modern menu of dishes like grilled sea bass, caramelised fennel and baby leeks, chorizo linguini. An alternative light supper menu (fish pie, bangers and mash, etc) is available for those 'who do not want fine dining night after night'. Younger children are given high tea at 5.30 pm; those aged over six may dine with their parents. The public areas have been recarpeted and 'freshened' this year and bedrooms are being given a more modern decor. (AD and J Lloyd)
  • 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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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-early 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

[2014] per room B&B single £77.50-£92.50, double £105-£185. Set dinner £38.50-£45.50. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.