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Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd

At the foot of Snowdonia, the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ hotel is run by the same family who hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since. More

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At the foot of Snowdonia, the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ hotel is run by the same family who hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since. Built in 1810, the farmhouse-turned-coaching inn retains the spirit of a mountaineers’ hostel. Wi-Fi has found its way into the common areas, TV into some bedrooms, though not all have an en suite bathroom. The compensations are many, not least the beautiful surroundings and the hotel’s own swimming lake, sauna and chapel. Lounge about in three snugs, with a reliquary of Everest memorabilia, a dartboard and table tennis. Breakfast is ‘hearty’. In the evening, when the gong sounds, head to the dining room and a sustaining set dinner.

Hotel details

Address

Nant Gwynant
Gwynedd
LL55 4NT
Wales

Telephone

01286 870211

Bedrooms

18. 1 on ground floor, 
5 in annexe, 1 suitable for disabled (bathroom not adapted).

Open

Mar–mid-Nov, occasional weekends Dec, New Year.

Facilities

bar, games room, lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi in some bedrooms, in-room TV (Freeview) in some rooms, chapel, 1-acre grounds (natural swimming lake, sauna), bar, dining room wheelchair accessible 
(no adapted toilet).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms except dining room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £47–£75, double £95–£150, D,B&B £76–£104. Set dinner £29. 1-night bookings often refused weekends.

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Last updated: November 10, 2019