Porth Tocyn Hotel

A Welsh rarebit on the tip of Cardigan Bay, this ‘lovely, wacky’ hotel is a family-friendly, family-run affair. More

Contact details

Bwlchtocyn
Abersoch
Gwynedd
LL53 7BU
Wales
01758 713303

Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. 3 on ground floor.

Open

week before Easter–early Nov.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed in some public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

Per room B&B: £87.50 - £205. A la carte menu and set menus (£42 - 2 Courses / £49 - 3 Courses).

Good Hotel Guide Review

A Welsh rarebit on the tip of Cardigan Bay, this ‘lovely, wacky’ hotel is a family-friendly, family-run affair. At its heart is the benevolent host, Nick Fletcher-Brewer (‘jolly, jokey, casual, quirky, a real character’), whose family has owned the place for 70 years. A ramble of sitting rooms creates a ‘home-away-from-home’ atmosphere, with books, old maps, vases of tumbling flowers, and help-yourself coffee. Comfy cushions in front of a log fire in one of many tucked-away nooks provide relaxation and warmth after a paddle in the sea (five minutes’ walk away), while a children’s snug with games occupies little ones. Country antiques and watercolours furnish ‘simple, unfussy’ bedrooms. Most have ‘amazing’ coastal views; several can be interconnected into a comfortable family suite. The daily-changing menus, cooked by Louise Fletcher-Brewer and Darren Shenton-Morris, ‘make clever use of ingredients’. Tuck into pan-fried bacon-wrapped venison, sticky red cabbage and baby turnips, or perhaps Porth Tocyn fish pie from the ‘Comfort Menu’. Breakfast, including ‘tasty’ sausages, thick toast, home-made marmalade and ‘delicious local yogurts’, lays the foundations of a classic seaside day. (C and GJ)

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Special offers

October Mid-Week Walking Package Special Offer

October Mid-Week Walking Package – Book two or more rooms mid-week in October and get 20% discount of the room rate when staying 3 nights or more (Mid Week – Sunday through to and including Thursday Night). To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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Porth Tocyn Hotel
Bwlchtocyn
Abersoch
Gwynedd
LL53 7BU

Guest comments

'A glorious location overlooking Cardigan Bay. Our room was large and uncluttered, with a super-king size bed, a countryside view and house-martins flashing by the bay window to their nests under the eaves. Our only complaint was the lack of a tea/coffee-making tray. Dinner, in a very inviting restaurant, was unfailingly superb. The wine list is wide-ranging, with a good selection of wines by the glass. There were many staff, mostly young and all very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. ' - Alan and Edwina Williams - July, 2019
'Lovely gardens. Well-appointed bedroom; comfortable bed. Staff friendly, helpful in every way. Excellent main courses - beef, fish. Good, interesting wine list. ' - Dorothy Brining - April, 2019

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide