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Harlech Apartments - Gwern

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008867)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Repeat problems from previous visitors."

    Shower is not correct. Towel rack in bathroom still doesn’t work. The feedbacks are at least 6 months old and haven’t been resolved.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Dead flies trapped in window space."

    Secondary glazing windows either locked or won't open beyond an inch so no way of opening the windows to allow for ventilation. Shower head does not adjust, looks like a cheap replacement to the original fitting. Rug in lounge is grubby. Sofa is past its best . Standard lamp still won't work months after being reported by a previous guest. All PAT stickers out of date by two months. Tiny worktop space for food preparation. On frying pan still had food residue on it and both were wafer thin. Hot water takes an age to arrive so very wasteful on water. There is a telescope which is very stylish but useless for star -gazing due to floodlights on the castle. All in all a triumph of style over substance and the style is showing its age.

    Reviewed by FrankDec 2021

  • "THe apartment is fantastic."

    Really good quality, great location and views. There was a problem with the heating on the first night. Although the heating was fixed about 4pm the apartment didn’t become comfortable until 11pm or so, even with the extra heaters provided. Hot water takes a long time to arrive, several minutes before shower is useable. The shower room heater does not work.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "I would have no problem with booking the apartment again but have some constructive comments."

    The towel rail was not working and it would be useful to have instructions for the microwave. Both problems easily solved. The main bone of contention was the shower. By pointing outward rather than down meant having to stand at the back of the cubicle ensuring that the floor was covered in water.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The apartment was nice and the location loverly however the WiFi was very poor we could only get a very limited service."

    The parking at times was problematic, as people ignored the signs for residents parking especially the two spaces in the main car park even if a cone was used,

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "First of all I would like to say we had a lovely holiday in Harlech."

    The accommodation was very well situated with stunning views. The castle staff were very friendly and helpful when we were booking Conway Castle. . However we had several issues with the apartment, firstly our arrival time was put back to 6pm, thus reducing our holiday due to extra cleaning! Our holiday with you in Yorkshire this year was spotless and we arrived at 3pm. The radiator in the bathroom that acts as a heated towel rail didn't work. So we had wet towels and bath mat all week. Not a pleasant experience. The large floor lamp in the lounge didn't work, when we investigated found a bulb that needed replacing. No spare bulbs in the apartment. Also noticed thick dust all over the shade. I felt the whole apartment needed a deep clean, Next, when making our first brew, went for the mugs only to find one didn't have a handle it was in the mug, and another was very badly chipped, not good with Covid. There was no cereal bowls at all only large pasta bowls. The glasses were a real mish mash, nothing matched, rather poor really. Over all very minimal cutlery. Our first evening we came across a couple having just arrived stuck in the lift. They had been there for 2 hours... We rang the number you had given us in an e mail only to find it was out of hours! A friend telephoned the fire brigade just as an engineer arrived. He couldn't get in as he didn't know the code, and no one could hear him knock. Obviously he didn't know anything about the apartments. He had to travel for hours to get to this emergency. Fire brigade was cancelled. So in all our experience in Harlech was somewhat spoiled. Not what we are used to with Sykes. I'm sure extra cleaning time could be put to good use, and a thorough check of equipment needed.

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt very much at home."

    We were a little concerned because entrance to Harlech was on the groundwork but we are pleased to say there was nothing to worry about. The only concerns were that the shower head was fixed so that the water came out horizontally and soaked the bathroom floor after every shower. Need a laminate sheet with basic instructions in how to use the cooker and microwave No mirror in the bedroom near a plug point when drying hair

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment directly opposite Harlech Castle."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by KimApr 2021

  • "The apartment was warm and comfortable and so well equipped to a high standard with everything we could possibly need including maps and tourist leaflets and information on places to go."

    And the little goody bag of Welsh treats was a lovely touch. Being high up near Harlech Castle, and with so many windows in the property, we had magnificent views over the Castle opposite, but mainly of Snowdonia. There were many walks in the area, both on the beach and up into the hills, but we were within a short drive of many beautiful places. The best walk we did was up the Roman Steps right to the cairn at the top, looking over in the next valley. It was 1.7 miles up from the car park by Cwm Bychan. The best view we saw was from Good God Corner after climbing up the footpath from the southern end of Harlech Beach. The place seemed Covid safe. There was antibacterial hand gel and spray in the apartment and all seemed to be very clean when we arrived. There should have been a three day Cadw pass but this was suspended because of Covid 19 but they did give us free entry into Harlech Castle. It is a lovely apartment and we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2020

  • "There was a segregated bin for recycling, but no instructions on how this particular area conducts recycling."

    Where I live all recycling goes in a single bin not 3!

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2020

  • "Had problems with heating as it went off at 5:30 on the first night, no one could fix that evening but when the visitor centre was open "Tony" increased the boiler temp to stop it tripping."

    Saturday night came and the heating when off yet again. had to put the oven on for heat. Contacted Sykes again but little could be done. We were supposed to say Sunday night but left in the day as we did not want another night without heating. Very disappointed and unacceptable.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "A few extra towels would have been useful as we were there for 4 nights and couldn't get the heated towel rail to work."

    Otherwise lovely apartment with stunning views!

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2020

  • "Cawsom amser gwych yn y fflat."

    Ond roeddwn yn hynod siomedig fod y gwyboadeth am y fflat a'r atyniadau lleol i gyd yn Saesneg! Loved the flat and had a great time.But I was extremely shocked and disappointed that the information regarding the apartment and surrounding attractions was only in English. I felt like a stranger in my own country! That this location and accomodation was for the pleasure of people from outside Wales only. This upset me as a native Welsh speaker but it is also vital that visitors from other countries realise that Welsh is a living language and used locally in Harlech. If problems suchs COVID continue, more people from Wales will want to holiday in their own country and will want their language and culture reflected in their accomadation of choice. I look forward to hearing from you that this problem has been resolevd. Diolch.

    Reviewed by AnwenAug 2020

  • "We enjoyed our three night stay, and having stayed in a similar apartment in 2016, we knew that we would enjoy it."

    However, one small blot - the tv reception was very intermittent. The message "Weak signal or check the cable connection" was a constant feature, and given the importance of keeping up-to-date with information regarding the Covid-19 restrictions, it was a good job that I had bought my laptop. My partner was also disappointed that the small package of toiletries, which was given as a free gift in 2016, was no longer available. However, the biscuits and gin marmalade were delicious! Thank you.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2020

  • "A lovely flat with fantastic views across the Snowdonia mountain range; Snowdonia is breathtaking."

    A lovely touch was the welcome pack of Welsh cakes, fudge and jam on arrival. Amid what has been a very difficult time with the rapid spread of the Corona virus whilst we were in Wales the people and community of Harlech were so welcoming and helpful, especially as the main tourist attractions were closed and they pointed us to other local places to visit. Thank you!

    Reviewed by LizaMar 2020

  • "This was our third visit to the castle apartments so we knew what we were to expect."

    Gorgeous apartment with stunning views. Could do with a cafetiere as we had to make coffee in the teapot!

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2020


    Reviewed by DianeSep 2019

  • "Lovely furnishings"

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, overlooking the beautiful castle at Harlech."

    The apartment had everything you needed for a holiday break. Very clean and well maintained, luxurious furnishings and a very comfy bed. Great location with lots of fabulous restaurants on the doorstep. Lots of great walks from the apartment, we went up into the hills to visit the 'crown of thrones' amazing scenery. Definitely recommend this holiday for a couple.

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2019

  • "Nice apartment ."


    David WalkerJan 2019

  • "Excellent apartment, well equipped."

    Unfortunately the smart TV's promised, but didn't deliver as the Wifi was poor.

    Nov 2018

  • "Very clean, modern, comfortable and with the most amazing views especially of Harlech Castle, Tremadog Bay and superb sunsets."

    Both my wife and I hope to return at some time in the future. The accommodation was also ideally placed for exploring the coast and the mountains of Snowdonia.

    Lionel KayOct 2018

  • "The apartment was beautifully appointed and very clean, with beautiful views over to the mountains."

    Very quiet and peaceful despite the tourists visiting the castle!

    Sue HoltJul 2018

  • "The outside of building was immaculate."

    The entrance hall and stairs were of high standard, clean and tidy. The apartment was very clean with high quality fixtures and fittings. The bed was extremely comfortable, and we slept well. The only negative points were the en-suite door with lack of privacy, and the poor wifi signal, which would benefit from a boaster within apartment.

    Richard JordanJun 2018

  • "Quality very good."

    Excellent views to add to experience. Some maintenance needed to make it 5 stars

    Janet GriffithJun 2018

  • "Welcome pack of welsh cakes was rather minimal, most places leave enough tea/coffee and milk for a welcome drink ."

    not enough glasses etc and no cork screw. Looks like things had not been replaced when broken, some things there 6 of, others just 3

    Apr 2018

  • "Quality apartment."

    Comfortable and stylish. Unfortunately the plates and saucepans were not clean and I had to wash them before use, but this did not impede our stay.

    Nov 2017

  • "A beautifully appointed self-catering apartment, with breath-taking views towards Snowdonia, the Llyn and the sea with an even better view of Harlech Castle!"

    This was our second stay at this apartment and we came away totally relaxed.

    Nicola HoltSep 2017

  • "The apartment was great, good location, well furnished & maintained & the explorer pass was a bonus."

    The only downside we found to the apartment was the lack of basics (no washing up liquid / teabags / cooking oil / kitchen roll / tin foil / cling film etc) on arriving, we arrived around 7pm & found the local Spar closed at 8pm we stocked up on the basics but I get the feeling these may be removed on cleaning. Regarding Harlech the town is quaint, be warned it's a steep hill climb from the beach back up to the apartment & the only downside was availability of restaurants in the evening - most were either fully booked days in advance or didn't seat people after 8pm (closing at 9-9.30). The highlight of our stay was a Tapas meal in the Harlech Castle Cafe / Restaurant (only serves Wed-Sat & worth booking), the food was amazing, service by the staff was fantastic & the view of the castle by night was stunning. The Castle Bistro was also good food, service was a little slow but mainly due to onboarding of new staff but very polite

    Susan TapsonAug 2017

  • "Prime location opposite Harlech Castle."

    Amazing views out onto the Snowdonia Mountains. Cosy and comfortable inside. Perfect base for any holiday. Just book it!

    Jul 2016

  • "Well furnished and comfortable"

    JohnJul 2016

  • "Good"

    Jul 2016

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  • One bedroom: 1 x ensuite double
  • 1 x shower room with shower, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and loo
  • Open living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting room with iPod docking station, Smart TV. Note: This apartment can be booked with 1008866, 1008864, 1008868, 1008865 to sleep a maximum of ten people. Note: Special offer to guests: 20% off Cadw Membership Enjoy: Unlimited access to more than 100 historic sites in Wales 10% off Cadw gift shops 50% off entry to English Heritage and Historic Scotland sites FREE entry to English Heritage and Historic Scotland on renewal FREE entry to Manx National Heritage properties FREE membership pack including car sticker and full colour map To take advantage of this offer, please look for the instructions in your key collection details
  • iPod docking station, Smart TV
  • Microwave, Bosch oven, hob & grill, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Wifi
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Amenities in walking distance
  • Note: a parking space will be reserved for you
  • During your stay, you must display the sign provided in the apartment in your car.

The property

Gwern is one of five luxury holiday apartments in the lovely coastal town of Harlech in Snowdonia.

This is a second floor contemporary apartment that is filled with the highest quality furnishings.

There is an impressive castle, shops, cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance, and there is also a Blue Flag beach and golf course nearby. The open plan living spaces encompasses the sitting room, kitchen and dining areas.

A sofa faces the TV and iPod docking station with another chair set in the gorgeous arched window which offers views of the castle. The kitchen makes self catering holidays easy and includes a microwave, Bosch oven, hob & grill, fridge with icebox compartment.

The dining table seats up to four people, ideal if you do invite friends over for supper! The double bedroom is delightful with a gorgeous mattress to ensure a quality nights sleep.

There's also a wall hung TV to catch up on your favourite programme. Just off the bedroom is a modern shower room with shower, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and loo. Gwern is located in a building set within the grounds of glorious Harlech Castle.

Whilst the visitors centre, castle and cafe are open in the daytime, they won’t disturb you at night as they are close.

You can see the castle out of the windows and with places to eat and drink nearby, you don’t have to jump in the car again if you’d like to fully relax.

Alternatively, if exploring North Wales is something you’re keen to do, Snowdonia offers a great variety of attractions, villages and towns, walks and activities.

Whatever you choose to do, this holiday apartment in Harlech is the ideal base for your adventure in North Wales.

Note: We are unable to accept bookings with a Sunday arrival date.
Note: A parking space will be reserved for you. During your stay, you must display the sign provided in the apartment in your car. Further details regarding parking will be in your travel information.
Note: Cadw membership is a 10% discount. You can request the discount code by contacting the Cadw membership team at cadwmembership@equinoxcommunications.co.uk, quoting your membership number. Then call our reservations team to make the booking quoting the discount code.
Note: The load max for the lift is 400KG Maximum and capacity for the lift is 2 persons. Guests must not exceed the maximum capacity and any misuse of the lift by guests may incur repair costs.
NOTE: Baby equipment is NOT provided

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About the location


Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles.

Situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea, the delightful small town of Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle. Harlech Castle is recognised as the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I and has World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. Davids course, whilst the beautiful sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

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Note: We are unable to accept bookings with a Sunday arrival date.
Note: A parking space will be reserved for you. During your stay, you must display the sign provided in the apartment in your car. Further details regarding parking will be in your travel information.
Note: Cadw membership is a 10% discount. You can request the discount code by contacting the Cadw membership team at cadwmembership@equinoxcommunications.co.uk, quoting your membership number. Then call our reservations team to make the booking quoting the discount code.
Note: The load max for the lift is 400KG Maximum, capacity for the lift is 2 persons, guests must not exceed the maximum capacity and any misuse of the lift by guests may incur repair costs.
NOTE: Baby equipment is NOT provided

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas