Trefeddian Hotel

‘A real joy: we have been visiting for 40 years, and the standard has not changed.’ Praise this year, from one of many repeat visitors, for the Cave family’s ‘lovely’ hotel on a bluff with ‘glorious’ views across Cardigan Bay. Another comment, in 2015: ‘It is refreshing to go somewhere that maintains tradition.’ Out of season, the hotel is popular with older guests who enjoy the sociable public areas (including an adults-only lounge and a library with a card table) and the traditional values. In the school holidays, it is busy with young families: ‘The swimming pool, snooker and children’s room appeal to the grandchildren.’ ‘Well-equipped’ bedrooms have views of the sea, or toward the hills of the Snowdonia national park. In the formal dining room, the chef, Tracy Sheen, cooks ‘good’ daily-changing English/French menus; a children’s menu is served from 5.15 pm. ‘An ideal place to really relax.’ (Dorothy Brining)
  • We have been visiting over the last 40 years, and the standard has not changed. Now, with a party ranging from 80(me)to six, we find it a real joy. The swimming pool, snooker and children’s room appeal to the grandchildren, while there is a quiet lounge to escape to for the adults. The bar lunch menu - delicious sandwiches and salads – makes you look forward to dinner. The menu changes daily, but always has one conservative and one more exciting main course. Service throughout is good. In the past I have found Reception inflexible; that has been remedied. Rooms are well-equipped and have glorious views from the front of the hotel. The Cave family put in a lot of effort, and it shows.

    Dorothy Brining, 30/08/2014

  • Our first impressions were of a nicely dated 30s, well-run, unostentatious establishment with staff who were happy to talk to you. The room had sea views. We felt immediately at home. Breakfast and dinner were good and speedily served Due to illness we unexpectedly had to cut our stay half way through our booking. The staff were marvellous. They simply asked my wife to pay for the time spent plus a few extras we had had and refused to apply additional charges. A hotel with heart and a soul.

    Peter Rogers, 05/06/2014

  • If only all hotels were run as well as this. All staff are well trained. Help is on hand for guests with disabilities. There are many quiet corners with comfortable armchairs. Comfortable beds. first-class reading lights. Food of a high standard. The dining room runs like clockwork.

    Ken & Mildred Edwards, 31/05/2013

  • We visited the hotel for the first time this weekend, and thoughly enjoyed the stay. I found the service first rate. The chambermaids, waitresses and bar staff were efficient and curteous. A stunning location with excellent food and pleny of choice. Spotless accommodation with comfortable beds. The decor is tasteful rather that modern, but that adds to the classic charm of the place.

    Jayne Whitfield, 18/01/2012

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Contact Details

Trefeddian Hotel

Tywyn Road ABERDYFI Gwynedd Wales LL35 0SB


01654 767213

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Early Jan–early Dec.


lift, 3 lounges, bar lounge, restaurant, games room (snooker, table tennis, air hockey), free Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pool (6 by 12 metres), beauty salon, 15-acre grounds (lawns, sun terrace, tennis, putting green).

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in 1 lounge, some bedrooms.

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MasterCard, Visa.


[2015] per person D,B&B £70–£138. Set dinner £29.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.