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The Towers - Ardudwy

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We thought the apartment was lovely with fantastic views."

    It was clean and we appreciated the gift of milk and Welsh cakes. The exterior of the building and the stairway looked a bit run down, but the position of property made up for that.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely apartment on the sea front with a beautiful view of the sea."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful position with panoramic sea views."

    Nice and clean and well equipped, and good WiFi. Now for the negatives, the bed was so hard I have never slept on such an uncomfortable bed, and the TV is not good, it uses analogue signal which is unwatchable. That said I would stay again, just take my own blow up mattress and tablet.

    Reviewed by Tammy4.1Oct 2023

  • "Firstly, the flat was amazing, it was clean, directly opposite the beach with amazing sea views and exactly as advertised on your site."

    As mentioned in previous reviews, the owners left milk, Welsh cakes and tea, coffee, and sugar for when we arrived at the property. However, we didn’t use any of the tea, coffee or sugar as it was in unlabelled jars and who knows how long it was there, or who else had come into contact with it - a couple of individual sachets as you get in hotels would have been much more welcome. There was plenty of crockery and cooking items for us ( we wash up and don’t use a dishwasher) it was really well stocked and everything matched which was really nice. There was even an iron and ironing board, and a first aid kit. Other ‘negatives’ that just took the slight shine off of the otherwise wonderful property were: * the bed was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever slept on, the mattress actually caused pain to lay on it was so hard - invest in a slightly better quality mattress or get a decent memory foam topper! * two bath towels (not large bath sheets) and one hand towel is not enough for two people for a week. * as you are putting milk in the property, you know someone will be there later that day - switch the hot water on so we can have a shower after an 8 hour journey. * the light in the hallway desperately needs the sensors adjusting - it doesn’t come on when you come into the flat, but does when you are entering or leaving the bedroom, not very helpful when one of you needs the loo frequently during the night!

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful position, some of the best views you could wish for."

    Well-equipped, comfortable apartment (basic but adequate), and useful to have the laundry facilities. Parking is easy. TV was disappointing - not "smart" as advertised - and needs an upgrade. Cleaners were very helpful in arranging fresh linen for our second week. Plug in washbasin needs replacing; the shower was good but did not drain well. A bit more guidance on adjusting the fridge temperature and switching on hot water for the shower would have been helpful in the information pack. Otherwise the apartment was just what we wanted and we have already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Sep 2023

  • "The apartment is well equipped & beautifully decorated."

    The bathroom could do with a bit of an uplift. Clean grouting & new drainage / filter

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely relaxing stay in a wonderfully airy apartment with stunning ocean views."

    Reviewed by Hilary3.8Jun 2023

  • "The property was perfect for us overlooking the sea ,the main thing for us was it was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed staying in it."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable, newly decorated."

    Lovely sea views. The outside of the property needs painting. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2023

  • "Their bare minimum of crockery and cutlery means the dishwasher is run more frequently."

    Not a good environmental approach. Unless you are 7ft the kitchen cupboards are inaccessible with no way of reaching the contents except standing on a chair, hardly safe. The location is superb and the bed extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4May 2023

  • "A lovely flat with wonderful views."

    Best sunrises and sunsets ever seen directly out of the windows. Comfortable and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2023

  • "The flat was roomy and in a great position with lovely views."

    Everything was spotless and the bed was very comfy. Thank you very much for the milk and Welsh cakes..a lovely welcoming addition.. The only issues were: The heated towel rail didn't work in the bathroom and we had to dry towels in front of the radiator in the living area. There were two of us and the shower became very cold towards the end of the 2nd person's shower as if the hot water tank had emptied. We don't tend to linger too long in showers either... An extra small towel would have been useful to dry hair with. We had a bath towel each but only one small towel between us.

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Jan 2023

  • "The property was as described and we were pleased with it."

    There was loud music until 1am on our first night (sat) and last night (fri) that prevented us from sleeping. This was either from downstairs or next door but we could not be certain. I called Menai cottages after the first night for advice on what to do and said they would see but did not get back to us. I would not stay there again if this noise level was there. A shame as the property was great.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely apartment looking over the sea clean decorated great only spoilt by loud ..."

    Lovely apartment looking over the sea clean decorated great only spoilt by loud music on top floor complaint dealt with by owners highly recommended

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "The ardudwy was a fantastic place to stay."

    High standard so very clean. Views and location is outstanding. We had a storm on Friday hail flooding thunder lightning the works but amazing to watch over the sea. Would recommend this place but please note criccieth is very hilly I had not realised. Honestly you wouldn't be disappointed with the apartment.

    Reviewed by Debra4.4May 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay in The Towers in criccieth."

    The accommodation was simple perfect. Everything we needed was there for us. Very clean and fresh. Our room had stunning views of the coastline, very good location for visiting all other towns. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent holiday apartment with stunning views of the sea in a brilliant location with plenty to see and do nearby."

    Very clean with good facilities and little touches like a bottle of milk in the fridge on arrival made us feel very welcome. It would be useful to have a bit more crockery so that there is some to use while the others are in the dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Apr 2022

  • "The right hand window on the bedroom is not sealed properly and needs replacing."

    The blind moves when they are down and it is very draughty. The handbook states that on leaving the laundry should be placed in the blue lauundry bags. There were no bags. There is a noise coming from the ventilation flap for the cooker hood when the wind is blowing. The caretaker was informed but he couldn't do anything about it. The windows in the lounge have not been cleaned properly. The top windows are very greasy. Otherwise - a lovely apartment and wonderful sea views.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful first floor apartment with everything you could need, including stunning views and the sound of the sea to lull you to sleep."

    Easy to park outside and ideal base for exploring this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Fay4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic location, very clean with a wonderful view."

    Visited all of the towns on the peninsular along with Portmeirion and Zipworld and enjoyed a very chilled week.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "Ideally situated for anyone wishing to chill out on the sea front in a lovely village."

    Walks on the doorstep and everything you need in this clean and tidy apartment

    Reviewed by Pam3.8Nov 2021

  • "Great apartment and great views."

    Wonderful location for both sea and Snowdonia. Would happily return. Thank you for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very clean and quite well equipped."

    Warm and cosy. Splendid views through panoramic windows both in the bedroom and the lounge. Parking on the road was no problem in mid October. It may be busier in the height of the season. Negatives: As others have previously reported, the bed is very hard! We found it uncomfortable, even with a mattress topper. I experienced some difficulty with the lock on door to the flat, often having to try a few times to get it to work. I think this should be investigated. Suggestion:Extra towels would be nice.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "Amazing location right on the sea front and beautiful little apartment - definitely recommend!"

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Oct 2021

  • "The apartment could do with a few more heating mats in kitchen and a better welcome pack and there was no gust book."

    Apart from that fantastic apartment and location

    Reviewed by Gerald4.1Sep 2021

  • "The location is stunning and the views breath taking."

    The apartment was very clean. Why is it not possible to put a small mirror on the wall behind the bedroom door so visitors can dry their hair with a mirror. (There is no socket near a mirror.) There is only the minimum of crockery and cutlery so the dishwasher is never full. This is very wasteful.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2021

  • "Generally the accommodation is fine but a few small things would make a massive difference."

    The best bit is the view and the proximity to the beach. That’s great. You can hear the waves lapping all the time. A few more cups and crockery etc would be useful and make using the dishwasher more efficient. A table or shelf near a mirror and electric point in the bedroom would allow the use of a hairdryer and things for getting ready much easier. A clothes airer to hang out towels to dry etc would be useful. The light in the hallway keeps going on and off quite randomly. There was no hot water available by the end of day 6 of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jul 2021

  • "Perfect location and well equipped apartment."

    Really lovely to have the welcome pack of tea, coffee and Welsh cakes.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jul 2021

  • "This a a lovely first floor flat in a spectacular location."

    You sit up in bed and see nothing but sea. It is normally quiet too. It was perfectly clean and well equipped with dishwasher, cooker, microwave and even an iron! The bed is very firm, so if that is a problem take a mattress topper. The TV is described as a smart TV and is connected to the router, but we could only get free view on it. Kept being told it wasn’t connected to the internet. Also does not have an hdmi connector so our fire stick didn’t work either. Good fast broadband so we watched Netflix on iPad. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here and enjoyed it on both occasions, apartment has everything you need, very clean, spacious bedroom with comfy bed, you can listen to the waves crashing onto the seashore when you go to sleep and wake up."

    Gorgeous views out of the large bay windows, great place for a base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Trisha5.0Jun 2021

  • "In general the flat was wonderful."

    Beautiful views out to sea and lovely to hear the sound of the waves. The flat had everything we required in terms of cooking facilities as we tend to eat out most of the time. The shower was also very good and powerful. What let the flat down was the mattress which was very hard and uncomfortable and we had to use the duvet itself as a mattress topper in order to get a good night's sleep. The flat was also very dusty and definitely hadn't had the extra cleaning that is required in the present circumstances

    Reviewed by Kate3.8Jun 2021

  • "Excellent apartment, can’t fault it."

    Very clean, well equipped, lots of nice touches, and the views from both the bedroom and living room are absolutely stunning. Criccieth is lovely and a great place to explore Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday week at this property."

    It is light and airy, perfect for 2 people, and has marvellous views of the sea opposite. There is plenty to do in the area. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at the Towers, the apartment was very clean and well furnished with everything we needed."

    A basic welcome pack was left for us , t.roll, hand soap, washing up liquid, j cloth & kitchen sponge. There was also some dishwasher tabs but didn't use any as we found it easy to wash the crockery that we used. Milk was in the fridge and t.bags,coffee and sugar along with a pack of welshcakes . The only disappointment we had was that on the 5th day we had bad weather with high wind and we lost the TVs signal so we didn't have any tv for the last two days , we did report it but unfortunately it couldn't be rectified. The apartment has great sea views and the parking wasn't a problem, overall would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2021

  • "On the positive the property had wonderful views as published, a comfortable bed and the shower was great."

    We were however disappointed in the level of cleanliness in particular. The toilet for example hadn't been cleaned properly (pubic hair on rim), the bathroom sink had a hair in it, dead flies where the carpet meets the skirting boards in the main room, and dust on the skirting board in the bedroom (it looked like the wall had been rubbed down and it had not been hoovered up) and the mirror and windows inside were dirty. Whilst I certainly don't go on holiday to clean there was a lack of facilities to be able to clean up after yourself - no hoover, or cleaning liquids for the toilet etc. It would also be an improvement if the property had more than 4 mugs, plates etc. Whilst I understand that the property is designed for 2 people the number of plates etc meant that the dishwasher had to go on when virtually empty to get them back into service.

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback.We would like to express our apologies that you had a negative experience in Ardudwy. We are disappointed that you felt that cleanliness wasn't up to standard. We treat cleanliness as one of our highest priorities. I'm sorry your expectations were not met, we will communicate your feedback to our housekeeping team. Kind regards Kay & Mererid Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie2.8May 2021

  • "A lovely first floor one bedroom apartment overlooking the Irish Sea."

    The web description was accurate and on arriving, we found everything nice and clean and tidy. Such a pleasant change to be able to go to sleep and wake up hearing the waves wash up against the promenade! Criccieth is a lovely town and gives an opportunity to explore more widely the Llyn Penninsula and this area of north west Wales. There was mention in the welcome pack I think of a visitors book but sadly we couldn't find it to add these positive words! The wife said it would be nice to have a dressing table in the bedroom but in fairness, I don't know where you could find the room as everything is nicely compact as it is. We're not usually the 'go back' types, but we would certainly seriously consider another short break away in Ardudwy if we ever need a brief escape from home in west Wales.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2020

  • "Fantastic location."

    Beautiful area. Wonderful and well equipped accommodation. Hope to return in near future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Loved the outlook and the feeling of space."

    Ideal holiday flat

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic veiw lovely town and a great base for lots of things to do not to far away"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely apartments brilliant location"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "The photographs of the property were very accurate."

    The apartment was very well situated to the town itself and the town had all the facilities for most visitors. We liked this property and location so much we have already booked again for another visit.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely flat in a really great location with beautiful views."

    Had everything we needed could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2020

  • "A super one bed apartment, with high ceilings, deep windows, surprisingly spacious and properly front line sea views."

    Well equipped, simple but stylish decor - highly recommended......

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jan 2020

  • "The accommodation was amazing, views were breathtaking, the flat was clean and comfortable."

    The only downside was the elephants in the flat above! I noted previous comments from people, the street lamp outside the window didn't bother us at all, I was expecting it to be really bright but it didn't stop us sleeping! The shower still slipped down but I fixed this with a plaster! It would be good to have some kind of shelf within the shower to but your toiletries on. The kitchen was sufficiently stocked for 2 of us. The smart TV was a bonus as we could watch programmes on iplayer etc! We had a brilliant holiday in a picturesque location. We were lucky to have only one day of rain and the rest of the days were sunny, which in October was a bonus. The views are stunning. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "The web link did not connect, but this did not spoil our visit at all, as we can live without that sort of thing."

    The radiator in the bed room needed attention as one of the fixing screws had come out of the wall but this did not affect us at all as we did not need any heat on in the bedroom. It is a long time since we were in Wales and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely clean apartment on the sea front."

    Easy parking. But if you are a light sleeper you need an eye ask as there is a street light that shines into the bed room window and the blinds are of no use. Black out blinds would easily resolve this issue. Also, there is a light in hall of the flat which flickers on and off throught the day and night. For people planning to eat in, a larger frying pan with lid would be handy.

    Reviewed by Charmaine4.7Oct 2019

  • "A couple of small issues with the bathroom - the shelf by the mirror is slanted so it's hard to put anything on it, and the shower doesn't stay where it's put (the head twists and slides down when it's turned on, I think from the pressure of the water)."

    It'd be nice to have a warning in the welcome pack that it will run out of hot water at some point as well especially since I ended up faffing with the head for a while trying to get it to stay put. Other than that, it was an absolutely wonderful property in a beautiful location, handy for many lovely days out and cosy for staying in in bad weather. We'll seriously consider booking again!

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Sep 2019

  • "Very nice and clean apartment with wonderful views and ideally situated in Criccieth, and will definitely recommend it."

    We did find the key code system entry difficult and front door very heavy as we are elderly. We phoned caretaker before we left to mention front door lock broke while we were there and shower head needed retightening, this he would fix before next tenants. Did forget to mention mirror shelf that needed tightening as it tilted when things were on it. Plus (as I said in comment book) teapot would be nice. Not of these points made any difference to a wonderful relaxing holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2019

  • "The apartment was modern and was very very comfy and bright,plenty of accessories in the kitchen area."

    the views of the beach from the windows to the lounge and bedroom were excellent it was lovely to hear the sea when lay in bed at night. We had an excellent holiday and would definitely go back to the apartment.

    Reviewed by Trisha5.0Aug 2019

  • "The building doesn't have fire escape windows which is in contravention of building regs, only the top part of the window opens, the only way out is the stairs to the single door."

    The translucent blinds in the bedroom don't block out the street lights, it's like trying to sleep with the lights on.

    Thank you for your feedback and the Owner will look at providing black out blinds for the next season. With regard to your feedback they would like to reassure you that the apartments are compliant with legislation and have protected stairs and fire doors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray3.8Aug 2019

  • "The Towers at Criccieth was in a perfect location."

    A beautifully presented apartment with sea views from both the bedroom and lounge area. Little touches such as milk and welsh cakes were much appreciated. We had a lovely weekend and would have no problems with recommending this to others.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautifully clean, modern apartment, in a stunning location, with breathtaking, panoramic views of the bay."

    We didn't feel the need for blackout blinds; in fact, we never closed the blinds all week! We loved the fact that we could look out to sea from the bed; what a view to fall asleep and wake up to! Very peaceful at night too - with the windows open, all we could hear was the gentle lapping of the waves. Fantastic place; I'd recommend it to anyone, and I've already booked for next year! Thank you! ☺

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Comfort - sleeping very difficult in bedroom as streetlight shines in."

    Blackout blinds may be better. I attempted to block this out with the throw but still shone through. Also useful in the summer months. Facilities - we like to recycle and it mentioned that you do to but this was not made easy as no facilities provided. I noticed that other houses had what looked like recycling bins outside. Only one very small frying pan provided, a larger one with lid would be useful.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2019

  • "Could do with more kitchen utensils."

    Maybe soap or a hand wash in bathroom.Was given a lovely complimentary welcome pack though .Needed a mirror next to a socket for drying hair.Could of done with black out blinds in bedroom as they only had white blinds up which let the street light in.Just to say the owners did have a book to put all our niggles in but as we were on holiday we wanted to enjoy our holiday not having to write down all our issues.We did enjoy our holiday and the views were amazing.l understand it is a new apartment so think it is more teething problems.l think the owners should go for the 5 ticks they now have 4 we think because of the location and the apartment it would be an amazing holiday experience

    Reviewed by Charles3.1Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable apartment."

    Clean and modern. In a very good position with great views from all windows. We really enjoyed staying here and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king size
  • Shower room, WC, basin and heated towel rail
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and seating area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, shared washing machine and tumbled dryer
  • WiFi, Smart TV
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 0.2 miles
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • NOTE Washing machine and tumble dryer is a communal laundry area for the three flats.

The property

Wake up to stunning sea views from this lovely first floor apartment on the promenade of the pretty seaside town of Criccieth.

It is well equipped, stylish and comfortable.

The turreted corner in the sitting area has amazing views in both directions of this very special coastline. The modern well equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and toaster.

The living area has a dining table and chairs, comfortable seating and a Smart TV. The spacious bedroom has a king size bed and fabulous views of the ocean.

It is the perfect place for your morning cuppa.

The shower room has a shower, loo and wash hand basin.

There is a washing machine and tumble drier in the utility cupboard on the first floor landing. Whilst there is no allocated parking for the apartment, unrestricted parking can be found along the seafront. Criccieth is a firm favourite holiday destination.

Once you have been here, you will return time after time.

With its imposing castle, interesting shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, Cadwaladers' ice cream and a chip shop reputed to be the best for miles and miles, it really does have something for everyone right on the doorstep.

Close by there are so many things to do, with some of North Wales' best attractions just a short drive away.

Go paintballing, horse riding, surfing, golfing.

Or if you prefer something more leisurely, simply take a walk along the coastal path.

Ride through stunning scenery by steam train, or walk around the Italianate village of Portmeirion.

Ardudwy, Castell and Llŷn are three recently renovated apartments in The Towers, sleeping 11 in total.

They can be let individually or all together.

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 miles.

Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

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