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)
  • We had a great time at this Boris Johnson of hotels (pretends to be bumbling, actually hugely professional). The food is outstanding (both dinners and breakfasts), and the option of 'light bite' a la carte dinners alongside three/four course ones is welcome - the likes of sausages and mash or steak and chips are a great alternative. Little touches such as letting guests carry over a bottle of wine from one night to the next are thoughtful. The sea views are amazing, and the swimming pool is lovely. Only problem was that dinner service was a little slow one night when lots of guests turn up at once. Very highly recommended.


  • 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

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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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Porth Tocyn Hotel

Bwlch Tocyn ABERSOCH Gwynedd Wales LL53 7BU


01758 713303

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17, 3 on ground floor.


week before Easter-early Nov.


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.

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


by arrangement, not allowed in public rooms.

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MasterCard, Visa.


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