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Cefn Coed Bunkhouse
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 12
Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“WOW!!!!! (Not in a good way) ”
Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Previous reviews have describes this accommodation as the Welsh Chernobyl. To be fair that's quite harsh on Chernobyl and if I worked in the Ukrainian toursit board I would be suing the reviewer.

There are numerous bedrooms but be prepared to sweat. The heating upstairs was Stuck on 24 degrees so it was absolutely boiling and there was no way of turning it off. Match that with a gap between the bottom of the front door and the floor downstairs you went from Antarctica to the Gobi desert in a matter of 3 stairs. One of my friends found a dead moth in the sheets so that meant fully clothes sleeping just to ensure we didn't have any other visitors.

You don't get much signal at the accommodation and of course this isn't the fault of the owners but take some cards because there isn't a tv and there is an onslaught of midges on the early evening so going outside is a no. If you want to cook anything be prepared to wait as the oven is just awful.

The bathroom inside is good and the shower was nice and powerful. But the toilet outside is a no go as you can see from the attached pictures...the water was black and it absolutely stank.

With a bit of money spent this accommodation could be great but at the moment it is just awful.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect for a group of 10 with dogs!”
Reviewed 3 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We were worried after reading recent reviews but were happy with what we arrived to! For the price you pay you cant really complain! Has comfortable beds to sleep 12 as well as a fully equip kitchen and log fire. We managed to cook a full roast for ten with the equipment there which is more than you would expect from a rental! Not far from some beautiful walks, climbs and beaches. Only trouble we had was working out how to refill the Gas canister - we were there over Easter so there was no one around to help us but luckily one of our group managed to work it out. Some people might consider the non existent phone signal as a negative but we loved it as it meant we had some quality family time that wasn't interrupted by gadgets! It is true that there are some empty and broken down chalets and caravans around the bunk house but didn't worry us at all! Would come back!

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“Good stay but...”
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The place was nice but a little bit scary.. Its true about the other review said, the place looks like a welsh chernobyl. Plus there's a problem with the water supply throughout the stay, we have to continuously check at the water pump house to make sure the water pump is working properly. Other that that.. All things were fine. A great place to stay with a small group..quiet and peaceful.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Strange, very strange !!!!”
Reviewed 6 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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First impressions upon arrival were promising e.g. it was sign posted from the main road but soon it became evident that all was not well. Think of it as a welsh Chernobyl, no fall out or exclusion zone but the remnants of what was once a thriving holiday park were still in situ albeit very run down with no sign of life anywhere to be seen. Pulling up in what was the main courtyard we were greeted by 3 buildings with a "rustic" look or at least one we were staying in had the look, the other 2 had no enduring features other than dilapidation. Access to the bunkhouse was straight forward but there was a lack of instruction or any greeting at all from the owners and it soon became apparent a lack of heating.... As a group we are accustomed to "simple surroundings" but having to trace the gas supply back from the Bunkhouse via the other properties to a single gas bottle and change it was not something we felt we should have been required to do. If it was another group staying without the appropriate tools for the job then the stay a Cefn Coed would be short lived.... we now have heating and the ability to cook so we survived the night. The next morning we found signs of life, a lady walking passed the outbuildings collecting brambles in a pink wheelbarrow. It was obvious she did not want to engage with us but it soon became apparent that this was the owner. As soon as conversation began, she set off, down the lane and into obscurity.... In the daylight it was obvious the site was once a holiday park set out in acres of established nature and woodland, the problem was that nature had taken it back leaving holiday chalets unattended for years, dilapidated and open to the elements... very sad and eerie... a cross between the set of Deliverance and The Hills have Eyes... To sum it up, Cefn Ceod is either on the up pending huge financial investment but most likely on the way down through neglect and funding, I can now understand why they charge £190 per night !!. As a group you can cope with most things but for a family with young children, the location and accommodation is too rundown and dangerous. Fingers crossed it will once again reach its vast potential but i suspect this is now long gone.

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Esther S
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3 hotel reviews
“Secluded rustic getaway with everything we needed for a family get together.”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The bunk rooms are compact but having a basin in the bedrooms helped with only one bathroom available. The open plan traditional space downstairs was ample for our needs, lots of parking and beautiful walks around. The owner was very accommodating to our late arrival.

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