Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch, Gwynedd

‘I would love to keep it to myself, but I thought I should share the good news. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘I would love to keep it to myself, but I thought I should share the good news. This place rocks.’ Praise indeed for this postwar coastal hotel in a ‘glorious location overlooking Cardigan Bay’. With 71 years in the business, and the fourth generation now fully involved, the Fletcher-Brewer family know how to keep their guests happy. Expect ‘great service, really good food, perfect bedrooms and bathrooms’. ‘Our country-view room was large and uncluttered, with a super-king-size bed, house martins flashing by the bay window.’ There was no hospitality tray, but tea or coffee could be delivered. Public rooms are furnished with antiques. For families there is a games room, high teas or light suppers. Lunch and afternoon tea can be served on the terrace. Dinner, cooked by Louise Fletcher-Brewer and Darren Shenton-Morris, ‘was unfailingly superb’, with special praise for Thai fishcakes and pan-fried pork loin with chargrilled pineapple and bubble and squeak. ‘The whole atmosphere was warm and inviting. We would be happy to stay again.’ (Arabella Cornelius, Alan and Edwina Williams, and others)

Hotel details


LL53 7BU


01758 713303


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


2 weeks before Easter–early Nov.


sitting rooms, children’s snug, small bar, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), 20-acre grounds (outdoor swimming pool, 10 by 6 metres, heated May–end Sept, tennis), call to discuss wheelchair access.

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all ages welcomed, no under-6s at dinner.


allowed in bedrooms, not in restaurant or some public rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per room B&B single from £90, double £125–£210. À la carte £38, fixed-price dinner £42–£49. 1-night bookings occasionally refused at weekends.