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Harlech Apartments - Matholwch

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008868)


(25 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Apartment:- On our arrival we found the apartment was spotlessly clean and nicely furnished."

    The one issue with cleanliness is the rug in the living room....not the cleaners fault at all, its just not suitable for holiday accommodation. It should be replaced with something easier to clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the thermostatically controlled shower was wonderful. The bedding is not polycotton. So, if that bothers you best to take your own. The appliances in the kitchen are high end and work very well. However, the cooking equipment is very poor e.g. tin opener and bottle opener dont work. Frying pans pretty useless. The view of the castle at night is very atmospheric and there was no noise coming from other apartments. The check in time of 6pm is not really on, especially as check out time is 10am. Harlech:- My partner loved the castle and with the pass that you get free with the apartment we got into Conwy castle too. The pass allows you to get into any of the Cadw castles free for 3 days. There are very few places to eat in Harlech. There are 2 restaurants As.Is Bistro and Castle Cottage. I thought the Bistro was the best....great food and great service. BOOK ALL THE PLACES YOU WANT TO EAT BEFORE YOU GO!....or, you will struggle to get in. When we arrived on the Friday we could get nothing until Monday night! There is 1 pub down by the station....that was also fully booked for food and shuts for food in the week by 7pm. The grocery/deli shop in the town was a life saver and had friendly/helpful staff. The beach in Harlech is superb but not withn easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Two minor niggles - 6pm check-in is very late and the can opener needs replacing."

    Otherwise faultless.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "Matholwch is a lovely flat, decorated and furnished to a very high standard and overlooking the castle."

    It was spotlessly clean and hygienic on our arrival, and has got good wi-fi so that's our three priorities covered. It's not huge, but plenty big enough for a couple on a short break. Appliances such as cooker, dish washer are high quality and 'as new'. The kitchenette is more than adequate for simple meals but you might find work surface is a bit limited if you are planning three course meals. The ensuite has a modern power shower. Matholwch is on the second floor and the lift only goes to the first floor but it is in a lovely building with bright hallways and stairs, so this is only a problem for anyone with mobility restrictions. Our stay included three day passes to Cadw castles which you get through Harlech Castle Visitors Centre and the staff in there were without exception extremely helpful. So the flat is highly recommended. Only word of caution is that outside the main season there are limited places to eat out in Harlech. Worth visiting https://visitharlech.wales/to-eat/ and planning ahead. We ate at Castle Cottage and As.Is (https://www.asis-harlech.co.uk) and used the chip shop and recommend them all.

    Reviewed by BobApr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment in a gorgeous setting."

    Spotlessly clean. Unfortunately most of the local facilities were not open in November so you need to be aware if arriving unprepared. Only minor niggles: Would be handy to have some coat hooks in the entrance rather than only in the bedroom for wet gear. Cotton bedlinen would be nice, the synthetic stuff wasn't in keeping with the quality of the rest of the furnishings. As bathroom door is translucent slider you need to be very good friends ( or very uninhibited!) with your roommate.

    Reviewed by RosemaryNov 2021

  • "Lovely apartment which was finished to a high quality."

    Clean, well presented in a good location with good instructions. Thanks

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2021

  • "The comfort and high quality of the apartment was exceptional."

    A pity that the hand towels in the bathroom were cheap, microfibre tea towels. Only a minor thing but it niggled!

    Reviewed by SuSep 2021

  • "The apartment was stunning , clean , comfortable, well equipped in a stunning location , only small niggle was not enough plug sockets , an extension lead would be useful , but everything else was perfect !"

    There’s an issue in the area with pubs and restaurants not working to full capacity as they don’t have the staff so difficult to book anything so take some food.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "Check in and check out times could be a little more flexible."

    If you want us to change beds/take rubbish out/clean kitchen etc before we leave then at least a reasonable check out time should be given but other then that it was a lovely stay and would 100% recommend. Lovely stay :)

    Reviewed by SiobhanJul 2021

  • "Harlech 5 is a beautiful place to stay with lovely views and is extremely quiet at night ."

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2021

  • "Yes, the apartment was very clean ,comfortable and felt very Covid secure."

    Of course the location is the real bonus. Things that certainly would improve future guests experience are ---a tin opener that actually worked, a bath/ shower mat not absolutely covered in mould, a full set of 4 glasses, cutlery etc, a shower that doesn't soak the whole of the en suite floor.We found it impossible to open all windows except a small window in the bedroom. In hot weather it would be very claustrophobic & lacking in fresh air. Despite all this we had a lovely week & thoroughly enjoyed walking all the nearby beaches & those on Llynn Peninsula.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable 2nd floor apartment but a shame the lift only goes to the 1st floor!"

    The apartment is very well lit but could do with a few more electric sockets. There were plenty of rubbish bins in the apartment but some guidance as to what to put in which one would have been a good idea. Instruction manuals for the appliances would also have been very helpful as would a notebook for previous occupants to add their recommendations for restaurants, shops, tourist attractions etc.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2021

  • "Jt was a nice place to stay, just what was needed, i would stay again ."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Excellent position in Harlech and appreciated the parking facility."

    Instructions for access upon arrival clear with lift up one floor to aid luggage carrying. Wonderful views of the sea and mountains each side of the castle and a good deli over the road. Clean and very comfortable king size bed. However, the ill fitting glass sliding door to the en-suite seemed incongruous and did not aid privacy! Whilst the sitting and kitchen area is stylish with all cooking facilities and implements, there is a frustrating lack of any surface to prepare even a sandwich! Not a good design! There is a need for a table or kitchen island to enable food preparation especially during Covid or out of season times when most restaurants and even take-aways were closed for most of the week. Despite the above we shall return as the Harlech area has much to offer and staying in the apartment of a listed converted hotel feels special.

    Reviewed by KathyApr 2021

  • "There was an unpleasant smell in the bathroom for most of the time!"

    Apart from that it was a nice little apartment and in a great location opposite the castle.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2020

  • "Although overall we had a great time at the apartment, there were several things that I feel need to be addressed."

    .. 1) We were extremely disappointed that no-one had told us that the castle was due to reopen on the Thursday before we arrived. We tried to book tickets but the whole allowance was sold out by the time that we found out that the castle was open. Fortunately, the staff took pity on us and allowed us in. 2) The towel rail in the shower room did not seem to work. On closer inspection a temporary repair on it using duct tape was very visible. We are disappointed that this was like it was without any mention of it to us. The apartment had only recently reopened so it could either have been mended or, if the problem had occurred recently, a note explaining this would have sufficed.No mention of this at all was disappointing. 3) The cleaning routine mentions that windows had been left open. However, only the inner windows had been. There seems to have been no point in this action unless the outer windows were left open as well. No through air was evident when we arrived and this was the first thing that we addressed. How can anyone be sure that all the measures stated have been followed if this easy to address action hadn't. However, as already stated, overall we had a lovely time. The view of the castle and the coastline in the distance is stunning. The only way to have improved this more would have been an outside balcony. The apartment met everything that we expected of it - was clean, had everything that we needed and was in a super location. We brought all our own food with us as we didn't want to make long journeys into Porthmadog for groceries. If we'd had known more about the facilities on the doorstep we may not have brought so much - perhaps extra details about these could be provided. We spent most of our time walking along the beach. Miles of unspoilt sandy beaches with views to die far in the distance across the estuary and beyond made this a memorable holiday - we didn't even need to venture inland for any walks (even thugh we know that there are lots available).

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Location & apartment spot on"

    Reviewed by ShaunDec 2019

  • "We absolutely loved the apartment!"

    We stayed 2 years ago, and couldn’t wait to come back and try one of the others! Didn’t fail to live up to everything we wanted! Will be back to try one of the others! And loved the welcome gift of Bara Brith and Welsh cakes!

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, great location."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Exceptionally clean apartment."

    We appreceated the local delacacies. The only negatives were the welcoming pack (info) was hidden in a drawer, should be left on the dining table and no hand soap in the bathroom. The staff in the visitors center were super helpful and loaned us a hand soap dispenser for the two days we were there, although the units really have nothing to do with them.

    Reviewed by ScottSep 2019

  • "Great cafe in the visitor centre - could even provide most meals if desired & spectacular views."

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "We had a most enjoyable week at No 5."

    Very clean and of a high standard and we particularly liked the bathroom and shower which are well above the standard we normally expect to find. Found no fault and thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2019

  • "No, Everything was great including the weather."

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment in an unbeatable location overlooking Harlech Castle."

    Well equipped kitchen, massive comfy bed and great shower room. Nice open plan living room and kitchen with good WiFi and decent sized TV in living room and bedroom. Very well located for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2019

  • "The apartment was lovely ."

    There were 1 or 2 issues . Only 2 knives and forks is not adequate when staying in a property costing nearly £400 for 3 nights. Also the heating didn’t work. We told the maintenance man and he said the pump wasn’t working . However this was not rectified while we were there and we were given a fan heater . That is simply not good enough . There was also an inadequate supply of toiletries.

    Reviewed by PamApr 2019

  • "I booked Harlech apartment through Menai for my husband's birthday and it was perfect."

    would highly recommend it. Located right opposite and on the doorstep of Harlech Castle. The apartment had everything we could ask for, nice and cosy and fully equipped kitchen, TV in the lounge and bedroom. Complimentary toiletries in the bathroom and the kitchen even had cooking oil, beans etc. The apartment was easy to access for check in and simple instructions were provided via email that were easy to follow at the time of check in - no hassle or fuss. On arrival we had some treats left on the table to eat - Welsh cakes etc and milk in the fridge to make a cuppa, that was a really nice touch. Would definitely stay here again if we come back to Harlech. Thanks for a great stay.

    ManeshaOct 2018

  • "We have stayed three times at the apartments, twice in Matholwch."

    It never fails to please and even better now there is a light switch for the en-suite, instead of the sensor. Will be back!!

    William GrisenthwaiteSep 2018

  • "Apartment clean and tidy."

    Very cosy and peaceful. Lovely views of Harlech Castle and beyond.

    D E RogersAug 2018

  • "Smashing apartment in stunning location, weather was good too!"

    Jul 2018

  • "Very nice and charming appartement."

    Reiner SchilderJun 2018

  • "Home from home beautiful furnishings /lovely textiles."

    ..a great shower room in fact we modelled our new shower room at home from our visit there in 2017..all very well thought out and in a wonderful location.

    Judy EkinsJun 2018

  • "As before. It was a beautiful apartment."

    May 2018

  • "Beautiful accomodation."

    Clean and well maintained. Beautiful views from each window. Comfortable and everything we needed - Home from home. Bread, Welsh cakes, and milk available on arrival.

    Gina JarvisMay 2018

  • "Such a relaxing place to stay."

    Peaceful and quiet with gorgeous furnishings and applicances. Our third visit to the apartments and it will not be our last.

    Caroline TurnerFeb 2018

  • "It was a lovely cosy apartment and we had everything we needed there."

    Just as well as it didn’t stop raining and Harlech appeared to have shut down for the weekend!

    Vicki CrossmanFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful apartment with amazing views and really quiet ."

    .. loved the furnishings and style of the apartment great for a quiet get away. Only disappointment was that there were no toiletries in the bathroom no toilet roll and no washing up liquid or cleaning products in the kitchen. There was a dishwasher but 2 tablets for a 4 day stay and not enough cutlery to fill over two meals. The apartments are advertised as luxury but just disappointed us especially arriving at 4pm in the afternoon and the only close shop was a spa where we had to buy washing up liquid and toilet rolls, only a small thing but never had it before in self catering accommodation. Not much in Harlech in respect of pubs and restaurants but it was ok for just a few days which was out of season wound recommend the apartments but wouldn’t use for a long stay only short break.

    Jan 2018

  • "The place was spotless, exactly how it is shown on the pictures, the booklet on arrival told you everything you needed to know and also the emergency number was very helpful."

    Delightful experience, fenominal views and a modern apartment to die for. 10/10

    Katie Wootton-MilesNov 2017

  • "We felt there was a lack of information in the cottage, example you want people to recycle but you didn't say what was to be recycled."

    Also a little more information of the local area

    Oct 2017

  • "The accommodation was perfect bed very comfortable all accessories where off a very high standard ."

    MoiraJul 2016

  • "The apartment was lovely and views fantastic."

    There were one or two small thing that would have made it perfect in the kitchen . 1 No where to store your food, we had to use the TVs cabinet for ours as all the cupboards were filled with 4 of everything (cups,plates etc). 2 No where to prep your food only narrow areas of work tops. 3 If you were using the hob and oven at the same time you had nowhere to put whatever you had in the oven down. These are only small points but you had all the equipment to prepare a lovely meal ,but nowhere to store,prep and cook the meal . We had a lovely holiday and will hopefully return one day. The cafe in the visitors centre was exeellent.

    Jul 2016

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This property is part of the Menai Holidays collection.
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  • One bedroom: 1 x ensuite super king that can be twin beds by request
  • 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: 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 &
  • Combined microwave, Bosch oven & grill, oven & hob, fridge with small 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

Harlech 5 - Matholwch is a second floor holiday apartment amongst five others set within the grounds of Harlech castle in Snowdonia.

Like the others, this is a modern and luxuriously decorated holiday apartment ideal for a couples getaway.

Shops, restaurants and cafes are all within a one...

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