“ Marine Promenade, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1HW, Tel: 01341 280555. „
We found the staff friendly, the room clean and comfortable and the food excellent (don't lose this chef!).This is a really good hotel for someone wishing to enjoy the delights of Barmouth. The only downsides for those using it as a base for touring NW Wales were the rather inflexible meal times: breakfast too late and dinner too early. The leader of our party did manage to arrange a couple of variations, but they were done in a grudging and off-putting manner. It is also almost nine miles by road to the junction with the A470, a pretty route, but twice every day?
The Min-y-mor building with its distinctive turret and imposing appearance has been a feature on the Barmouth seafront for many years. In the past the building has served many different functions including a school, but today it is holidaymakers rather than schoolchildren who enjoy the use of this structure.
The Min-y-mor hotel is best described as comfortable and family orientated. The décor could not be described as modern style, and the place does not offer five star luxury, but what it does have is character, a friendly atmosphere, and a stunning location on the edge of one of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere.
The hotel is on Barmouth promenade, you can walk out of the front door and you are on the front lawn of the hotel. There are a few tables and chairs here for outside eating and drinking. Beyond the lawn is the promenade and the long sandy beach that has made Barmouth so popular as a holiday destination.
Upon entering the hotel you are immediately facing the reception desk, around you there is a comfortably furnished lobby area with several leather sofas. On your right there is a doorway to the bar area and family room. The bar area is large, there are quite a few tables here as it is possible to eat here in the evenings, there is often entertainment arranged here, this is popular with both the local population and guests.
The family room has a pool table, and a dart board, and is designed to provide somewhere for families with younger children to relax away from the bar. There is a separate pool table nearer the bar for bar customers to use.
To the left of the reception is the entrance to the dining room, and several lounges where guests can relax and talk.
Meals at the Min-y-mor are always well prepared, and rarely too long in coming. The range of food is not great, but quite adequate for a stay of a week or more. Breakfast is usually, cereal, and toast, then a choice of hot meal, either kippers, or the traditional full English breakfast, plenty to keep you going all day until the evening meal comes around.
The bedrooms are on the upper floors of the hotel. The staircase is on your left as you enter the hotel. I have stayed in three or four different rooms over quite a long period of time. The rooms are simply furnished, but have always been clean and well presented. The single rooms tend to have views of the mountains behind Barmouth, while the best sea views are found from the large family rooms at the front of the hotel. All the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom, and a television, everything that you would expect from a mid-range hotel.
This hotel is great for anyone with children wanting to visit the west Wales area, or anyone just wanting somewhere to stay for a few days. I have stayed there many times, and would be happy to return again. With a friendly, helpful staff, and great surroundings what more could you ask from any hotel?
Min y Mor Hotel is ideally located on the Promenade in the picturesque town of Barmouth in North Wales. A few short steps from the hotel and youll find yourself on the sandy beach of Cardigan Bay. This area of Wales has many tourist attractions: the castles of Harlech, Criccieth and Caernarfon, slate and copper mines, narrow gauge railways, Portmeirion village and not to mention the flat, sandy beach of Barmouth, woodland and hillside walks, picturesque cycle paths, horse riding, golfing and fishing.