18. 1 on ground floor, 5 in annexe.
Mar–mid-Nov, occasional weekends Dec, New Year.
lounge, bar, games room, dining room, free Wi-Fi in games room, in-room TV (Freeview) in some rooms, chapel, 1-acre grounds (natural swimming lake, sauna), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 charge).
 per person B&B £45–£75, D,B&B £70–£100. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings often refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Why visit the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ and ‘old-fashioned’ hotel at the foot of Snowdonia? Well, because it’s there. It was run by the same family back in 1953 when it hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since then. Built in 1810, the farmhouse-turned-coaching inn retains the spirit of a mountaineers’ hostel, ‘safe from the relentless grind of modernity’. Wi-Fi has found its way into the common areas, TV into some bedrooms, but even now not all rooms have an en suite bathroom. The compensations are many, not least the beauty of the surroundings and the hotel’s own swimming lake, sauna and chapel. Lounge about in three snugs, with a reliquary of Everest memorabilia, a dartboard and table tennis. The cooked breakfast is ‘hearty’. Lunch in the bar might be soup, quiche, smoked duck salad. At night, when the gong sounds, head to the dining room, shake out your starched napkin and tuck in to a sustaining set dinner ‘fit for explorers’. Long may they keep the log fires burning.