Y Meirionnydd - Hotel in Gwynedd
Smithfield Square, Dolgellau, LL40 1ES,
Wales, United Kingdom
By day you explore the mighty wonders of Snowdonia, by night you return to this lovely small hotel and recover in style. It's one of those places that delivers just what you want; it's smart without being posh, the welcome is second to none, there's great food and the bedrooms are fantastic. You're in the middle of a small country town with a terrace at the front, so sit outside in summer and watch the world pass by. Inside, soft colours and warm lighting create a mellow feel. There's a cute bar with armchairs and games, an airy breakfast room for the full Welsh works, then a smart restaurant cut into the rock, which was once the county jail; the food is somewhat better than it was then, perhaps venison pâté with hot chillies, fillet of salmon with lime and ginger, fresh fruit crumble with lashings of cream. Bedrooms upstairs are gorgeous. Some are bigger than others, but all have the same style: clean lines, cool colours, huge beds, beautiful linen. You get the odd stone wall, an armchair if there's room, then super bathrooms. There's secure storage for bikes, too.
- Wheelchair access
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
- Limited mobility
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- No smoking
- Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
- Credit cards
- Credit or debit card payment accepted.
- English spoken
- Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
- Air conditioning
- Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
- Wireless internet access available.
- Pets welcome
- Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
- Public transport
- Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
- Working farm
- Or vineyard.
- Owner has pets
- Animals living on the property.
- Swimming pool
- On the premises.
- Bikes available
- On the premises to hire or borrow.
- Tennis court
- On the premises.
- Vegetarian meals
- Available on request.
- Licensed premises
- Alcohol may be served.
- Cash only
- Credit or debit card payment not accepted.
- Dogs welcome
- Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
- Handpumped ales
- Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
- Wine list
- Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
- Food all day
- Food is served all day long.
- Babies welcome
- Cot may be provided.
Local points of interest from Marc Russell & Nick Banda:
Local points of interest from
Marc Russell & Nick Banda:
- The market town of Dolgellau lies in the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park. It's medieval street pattern, its uniformity of stone and slate and the fact that it has the most listed buildings of any Welsh town make Dolgellau a very special town.
- Our restaurant was once the old County Jail, built around sometime around 1450 and open until 1815 after a visit from John Howard the prison reformer who described it as 'unfit even for vermin'. The food is much better nowadays of course.
- Y Meirionnydd is the perfect base for the great Welsh outdoors. Mountain bikers can head off to Coed y Brenin 8 miles away, Cadair Idris is virtually in our back garden (hence our room 'Cadair') and for the sea it's just 9 miles away along the Mawddach.
- The Mawddach trail featured on Julia Bradbury's 'Railway Walks', a 9 mile walk from Dolgellau to Barmouth. A truly stunning walk along the Mawddach estuary, we can even provide you with a packed lunch, map & rug if needed with our Great Outdoors package.
- The start of the Mawddach Trail is about four minutes away and you can hire a bike from our friends at Dolgellau Cycles for either half or a full day. You can cycle all the way or as far as The George pub just two miles away if fatigue sets in...
- Dolgellau is an all year round destination and has four real distinct seasons, each one unique. Even in the busiest bank holidays there's so much space and peace for everyone.
- 3 Doubles
- , 2 Twin/doubles
Minimum 2 nights at weekends.
One week at Christmas.
Smithfield Square, Dolgellau, LL40 1ES, Gwynedd