15 rooms from £110 per night
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“A picturesque waterfront hotel in the heart of Aberdovey, Gwynedd. The rooms marry original features with modern conveniences and wonderful sea views. There is a quaint on site bar with a cosy fireplace, and a restaurant serving locally sourced Welsh produce. Utterly charming.”

“A picturesque waterfront hotel in the heart of Aberdovey, Gwynedd. The rooms marry original features with modern conveniences and wonderful sea views. There is a quaint on site bar with a cosy fireplace, and a restaurant serving locally sourced Welsh produce. Utterly charming.”

Hotel Review

This friendly hotel has much going for it, a terrific location on the waterfront with views of sea and mountains; an excellent restaurant; 15 cool, pale bedrooms; and the fact it keeps winning awards. Rooms are divided between the hotel, a building above and a cosy cottage. In summer, take a drink outside from the wood-panelled Fisherman’s Bar and watch the sailing boats go by.
Recommended for
  • Active Holiday
  • Whether on land or at sea there are plenty of challenging activitites.
 

Written by David Atkinson

Recommended For

  • Active Holiday
  • Whether on land or at sea there are plenty of challenging activitites.
  • Great walks
  • The Torrent Walk, Precipice Walk, New Precipice Walk and Panorama Walk provide plenty of contrasting country to explore.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Observe the wildlife found in Snowdonia such as the pine marten, otters, polecats, osprey, raven, and the feral goat.
  • Other Activities
  • Coast Riders have a range of activities such as kitesurfing, powerkiting, kiteboarding and landboarding
  • Golf
  • Nearby Royal St David's is one of Wales' premier golf courses.
  • Sailing
  • Dovey Yacht Club offer a range of lessons for all levels.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Views
  • Lovely views over the water and boats.
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome.
  • Less £
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Lively
  • B+B
  • Boutique
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Quirky
  • Village
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Intimate
  • Free wifi
  • Conference facilities
  • Seaviews

Facilities

  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Views
  • Lovely views over the water and boats.
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome.
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Meeting Room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Private dining room
  • Cots available
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
  • Conference facilities
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes

Activities

  • Great walks
  • The Torrent Walk, Precipice Walk, New Precipice Walk and Panorama Walk provide plenty of contrasting country to explore.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Observe the wildlife found in Snowdonia such as the pine marten, otters, polecats, osprey, raven, and the feral goat.
  • Other Activities
  • Coast Riders have a range of activities such as kitesurfing, powerkiting, kiteboarding and landboarding
  • Golf
  • Nearby Royal St David's is one of Wales' premier golf courses.
  • Sailing
  • Dovey Yacht Club offer a range of lessons for all levels.

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The Penhelig Arms, the small hotel with a big reputation at the mouth of the Dovey estuary in Aberdovey.
This 5-Star waterside inn dates back to 1870 and offers spectacular views over the tidal Dyfi estuary. In the summer months the Penhelig’s own outside seating area opposite, close to the sea wall, is the place to enjoy fine views and sunsets – or just relax, watching the tide going out. Great food is served in the Fisherman’s Bar or waterfront Restaurant and the brasserie-style menu is strong on fresh fish, backed up by Welsh beef and lamb.
The Penhelig’s rooms are good too, in particular the spacious Bodhelig suites with enormous bathrooms, designated parking spaces and personal patios or balconies; and Penhelig House – on two levels with two bath/shower rooms, private patio and designated parking space. Both are ideal for that very special occasion.
In winter a real log fire welcomes all to the wood-panelled Fisherman’s Bar – the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s fishing, golf, walking or sightseeing.

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