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Saracens Head


Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert, LL55 4UY

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About the hotel

The Saracens Head is a country inn with rooms in the picturesque village of Beddgelert, nestled in the mountains of Snowdonia. All 11 rooms are en-suite and tastefully decorated to reflect the surrounding countryside. We are ideally located for walking up Snowdon, taking a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway, strolling along the beaches, visiting the many castles or simply relaxing by the fire with a pint or two.

There is no need to leave your dog behind as they are welcome to stay in our 4 Superior rooms at no extra charge. (Maximum of 2 dogs per room). Please let us know if you are intending to bring your dog as we provide dog biscuits in their room. Lunches and evening meals can be taken in the bar area or on the outside terrace when the sun shines.

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Showing Sunday 4 December 2016 to Monday 5 December 2016

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Car parking available onsite
Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
Pets Allowed

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Up to 13 years old
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Pets are allowed

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94% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Juliet W

  • October 2016

Saracens Head

Excellent location very clean nice place.


  • October 2016

Spectacular location, nice room, bathroom needs tweaking, breakfast service & food poor.

PROS • Fantastic location whether staying very local or using as a base for the whole of Snowdonia.

• Quality and style of furnishings and decor in rooms 6 and 11 and their bathrooms was very good. I loved the leather handles with the contrast stitching on the drawer and wardrobe. • Bed extremely comfortable. • Very quiet and peaceful at night. • I can particularly recommend the Welsh stew for dinner. It was extremely tasty. as was the chicken and mushroom pie. Great cheese board. • We were impressed by the friendliness, helpfulness and sunny disposition of a young lady waitress (of foreign origin) whose name we do not know.


• I hated the lighting in room 6 which was very dull due to eco lights. Room 11 lighting had spotlights which was much better. • Heating control was very poor. Although there are radiator thermostats in the bedroom, these only controlled the power when the heating was on throughout the hotel and not when off. The heat was stifling throughout the hotel on night of arrival so we turned our radiator right down. The next night the heating wasn’t on at all. The towel radiator in the bathroom had no controls and so our bathroom was really cold as was our room and, despite using the blanket provided, I had to wear my dressing gown in bed. On our final night, it was stiflingly hot throughout the hotel again. • The shower base doesn’t have a non-slip surface and was very slippy. It could do with either the provision of a rubber mat or a bar to hold onto to prevent falling over. My brother, the guest in room 6, fell over and bruised one of his toes badly. I resorted to putting a hand towel in the base of the shower to prevent myself from falling over. • The shower cubicle also lacked a shower organiser or shelf for toiletries which made showering difficult as I had to keep swapping my shower gel bottle from one hand to the other.

• Breakfast service was dire:

- The young male waiter was a bit forgetful and needed a bit of reminding. He failed to tell us where the juices, packets of cereals and yogurts etc were and we only discovered them on the 2nd morning by seeing other guests helping themselves. - Each day we had to request extra butter for our toast as the amount provided was inadequate. - Because produce was stated as being locally sourced we thought this would mean it would be tasty. I found the sausage and bacon to be really lacking in taste. the scrambled eggs pale and bland and the butter also lacked taste. Hollandaise sauce should also be a little less solid. - There were inconsistencies in presentation – one day my brother had porridge which was piping hot, topped with banana with honey served in a separate container on his plate. I decided to have porridge on my final morning and found it lukewarm, runny and the honey had already been poured over the top of it rather than served on the side. I don’t like honey and intended to just eat the porridge and banana so that spoilt it for me. - My brother wanted scrambled egg and bacon rather than the full welsh breakfast on our final morning so I asked for extra bacon and toast for him. However, he was still only served 2 rashers of bacon and we had to ask again for extra toast

• Although advertised as having free Wi-Fi, the range was extremely poor and we were unable to obtain a connection in either our rooms, the foyer area or the front terrace.

I hardly ever use the internet if on holiday but needed to book a rail journey on-line and had to sit right at the side of the bar in order to get a connection. Once we had a connection the speed was acceptable but the hotel could really do with putting range extenders on each floor so that guests can access Wi-Fi in the privacy of their rooms. • I had no telephone service the whole time I was in the area (I am on O2) and was told the best service to receive there is EE. I think it would be a good idea to put this on the hotel’s website just so people are aware of it. It was very kind of a lady member of staff (I don’t know her name) to offer to lend me her telephone if it was necessary. • Lack of staff introducing themselves. It would have been nice for staff to tell us their names when serving us breakfast or dinner.

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