In Dolgellau, the holiday accommodation is characterised by beautiful historic buildings set in enviable locations with spectacular mountain scenery. It is the perfect place to stay if you would like to revisit a little bit of the past yet still benefit from 21st Century comfort and mod cons.
What you may expect, for example, is a hotel in a fine Georgian townhouse right in the centre of Dolgellau, once the county jail but revamped as an inn in 1865. Today, elegant and stylish rooms coupled with a first-class restaurant offer a luxurious stay for any guest.
A few minutes out of town, on the shores of the Mawddach Estuary, with stunning views across the water, another hotel is a Grade-II listed building with many original features still preserved. It offers comfortable rooms provided with free Wi-Fi, DVD and TV with Freeview.
A nearby country house hotel is surrounded by 21 acres of private gardens and wooded areas.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation and Guesthouses
If you are looking for something on a smaller scale than a hotel, then Dolgellau has B&Bs and guesthouses aplenty.
One is in an old woollen mill in the town, with inglenook fireplace, oak-beamed ceilings and a quirky winding stone staircase. Another can be found five minutes out of Dolgellau in a lovely whitewashed farmhouse, opening out onto fields, overlooked by mountains. In Taicynhaeaf village nearby, there is a great B&B property set in two acres of woodland.
Each one of these places prides itself on the quality of the breakfasts, notably the famous Glamorgan sausage, made from leeks and cheese.
As well as hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs, Dolgellau and the surrounding area has countless self-catering holiday lets in a wonderful variety of properties.
Set in luscious gardens, a group of rental cottages will sleep up to 19 people, so ideal for a large group or family get-together. For others, there are log cabins, barn conversions, farmhouses, chalet bungalows and even yurts.
Eating In, Eating Out in Dolgellau
If you are staying in one of the hotels, you can be assured of great evening meals as well as breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients. Good, wholesome Welsh food at its best and fine dining too, in some places.
Alternatively, for eating out in Dolgellau and nearby towns, there are many cafés, bars and restaurants with a variety of cuisines, both local and international. These include a restaurant that has featured in the Good Food Guide since 1990 and a hotel restaurant famed for its vegan and vegetarian options, through to a fish and chip shop, depending on your taste and budget.
Dolgellau Accommodation — the Perfect Welsh Mountain Holiday Base
Dolgellau is, above all, a place for people who enjoy the wonders of spectacular scenery and the joy of country pursuits. There is holiday accommodation to meet every requirement, available in every season.