Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch, Gwynedd

This homely, family-friendly hotel, just outside Abersoch, with glorious views of Cardigan Bay, continues to get things right year after year, which is why its loyal guests keep on returning. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This homely, family-friendly hotel, just outside Abersoch, with glorious views of Cardigan Bay, continues to get things right year after year, which is why its loyal guests keep on returning. Some, who first came as children and now have their own brood, are delighted to find it run by the fourth generation of the Fletcher-Brewer family. ‘Very friendly and efficient staff’ help create a ‘warm and inviting’ atmosphere while the facilities for children, including a ‘lovely warm pool’ and high tea, help parents relax. Bedrooms are traditional, with light colours, pretty feature wallpapers and country antiques. Most have sea views and super-king-size beds. Modern bathrooms have a bath as well as a shower. Mealtimes are a highlight, especially dinner – either a full affair with canapés and petits fours, or lighter à la carte. The latter might include fish pie and vegetable ravioli while the former has options such as roast monkfish tail with charred fennel and chicory. On warmer days, lunch and afternoon tea are served on the terrace overlooking the gardens to the sea. ‘Already planning another trip,’ enthuses a reader. (AC, A and EW)

Hotel details

Address

Bwlchtocyn
Abersoch
Gwynedd
LL53 7BU
Wales

Telephone

01758 713303

Bedrooms

17. 3 on ground floor. 1 shepherd’s hut, 1 self-catering cottage.

Open

2 weeks before Easter–end Oct.

Facilities

sitting rooms, children’s snug, small bar, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 20-acre grounds (outdoor swimming pool heated May–Sept, tennis), EV charging, call to discuss wheelchair access.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, free cots/extra beds, no under-6s at dinner.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (no charge), not in restaurant or some public rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £130, singles from £92. À la carte £38, fixed-price dinner £42–£49. 1-night bookings occasionally refused at weekends.