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West Arms Hotel - Llangollen
Llangollen in general
Member Name: Julie_Reilly
Llangollen in general
Advantages: Friendly staff, great food, gorgeous surroundings
Disadvantages: Slightly hard bed
We had a lovely stay at the West Arms Hotel - Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2011.
If you don't mind driving five miles up single-track winding lanes to get a mobile phone signal (and even then it's not guaranteed) then this will be a perfect country getaway.
The staff are friendly, the locals welcoming and the food delicious. In fact, while we were there, the chef was being filmed by ITV for Britain's Best Professional Dish. I can personally recommend the steak and mushroom pie in the lounge bar.
There is free wifi in the hotel albeit in the downstairs areas only. The management are currently working on getting it through the entire hotel but at the time of writing, it was only available downstairs. But it is free to residents, and they even let one old chap use it who had only come in for lunch and was staying at the pub over the road.
The rooms are very picturesque, and the only small complaint we had was that our bed was a little hard.
The television in the room was an old portable, but when you go to the countryside in Wales, you don't exactly go to watch TV, do you? If you did want to stay in your room and watch a small square box, there is a selection of videos (yes, I did say videos - actual VHS videos) behind the reception desk. I don't know what they have as we didn't need them.
Would happily go back again and again.
(This review has also been posted on ciao.co.uk)
Summary: Home away from home
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