Mountainbike-Friendly Accomodation – Betws-y-Coed ??
I stayed at the Glan Aber hotel, pretty basic tbh, the bunkhouse has walls like paper and pretty poor facilities, the hotel rooms were fine- clean, pleasant enough but feeling their age a bit. Felt nicely tired, to me, but that’s a fine line between charm and down-at-heel. Bike storage in the beer cellar, and off-street parking. Good staff too, wee bar on site.
I’d go back but there’s probably better.
Our other group went to the Vagabond and hated it- lots of noise, unhelpful rude staff, etc. Don’t trust their tripadvisor rating either, they were getting legitimate negative reviews taken down by saying “This person wasn’t staying here that night” even when they were. Classy.Posted 4 years agounklehomeredSubscriber
planning a 3 or 4 day biking trip with a bunch of mates to northern Wales, and thinking Betws is a good place to be based so we can get some good grub & beers in the evenings etc…
Anybody have any recommendations for bike-friendly accomodation there?
specifically needs to have secure bike storage as we don’t fancy leaving them in the car over night…
Piers.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
+1 Glan Aber and northwind’s experiences. We did the bunk house for a weekend and it was as basic as we expected (but no worse), the drying room came in handy thanks to the Penmachno Irrigation System.
Stayed there more recently in the hotel proper, perfectly fine, our room had a comically sh1t view of the alley between it and the next hotel which was strewn full of junk, which mattered not a jot to us other than for amusement. Competitively priced restaurant, free drink with dinner if youre a hotel guest, friendly hard working staff and a bar that feels more like your local pub. I like slightly worn and homely and dont do luxury and grandeur!
we’d use em again.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I think it was when someone went in for a shower and locked the entire toilet room that I started to get a bit annoyed- only gents toilets, sinks, showers could all be shut at the door! (and once folks had been in the slightly prison-ey showers the room was like a sauna) But still, as bunkhouses go these aren’t massive grumbles, none of us was murdered in the night or anything so better than average 😉Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
If you’re returning to betws to eat/drink the Aber is as good as any, you can eat in restaurant or bar and its good pub rather than fancy restaurant food. Theres a big pub/hotel a couple of minutes walk towards town next to Cotswolds Outdoor which always had a busy beer garden full of bikers so might be another good choice for food and drink.Posted 4 years ago
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