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The Towers - Castell

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • lovely (17)
  • apartment (16)
  • clean (15)
  • views (15)
  • location (14)
  • great (12)

35 Customer Reviews

  • "Two points."

    A beautiful location in Criccieth and because of the excellent walking around. However, I (6. 0") and my wife 5' 2" both banged our heads on the sloping ceilings, in her case causing her to fall to the ground. As the ceilings and the slopes are both white the edges are hard to see and something to highlight their presence - a marking or colour band - would help avoid future injuries. On the minor point, a coffee filter or cafetiere would make the morning coffee easier to make (and less gritty!) and a couple of heat resistant table mats would protect the rather nice new kitchen table (we used plates but others may not be so careful)

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely break, apartment was warm, spacious, clean and quite well equipped."

    I am just over six foot and had very few issues with ceiling height, just need to be careful with doorway into kitchen/living room, otherwise restricted height was where you would expect it to be in top floor apartment. Also had no issue with lack of blinds on bathroom windows, people would need to be hanging from roofs to see in. Points noted - no Cafetiere, pictures seem to show one but it was the teapot, would have taken our own if we had realised. iI there were more mugs, glasses and cutlery dish washer would have been run less frequently. A few books, jigsaw puzzles and games may help to keep you amused on wet day, However overall really nice, thanks.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Sep 2023

  • "The views from the apartment were lovely, apartment was spacious and clean."

    There is no elevator to get upstairs, so this is something to consider if you have difficulty getting up stairs. Contrary to the listing, there was NO handheld shower in the en suite bathroom. We booked for 4 people to stay and all of us staying had to use the one shower. That said, the one shower was very good, although a fairly small cubicle. The beds were beyond uncomfortable. We had a terrible first nights sleep, and had to improvise and put cushions and pillows on top of the mattress in order to be able to get any sleep for the remaining 5 nights. Kitchen is pretty well set up, with everything we needed to cook and eat in the cabinets. Toilet paper provided not enough for the time booked, since it was not on the list of items to bring and we were told on enquiry we would not be given any more, we had to go buy more. I would suggest this be added to the list of suggestions to bring with you, and also make information available on where to find things like rubbish/trash bags in the apartment. Based on the lack of sleep due to uncomfortable beds we would not stay at the Towers Castell again. Based on the misleading information about the hand held shower option I would question the amenities listings given for other Sykes properties.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful apartment with stunning views."

    We saw dolphins and porpoises most days and loved the sound of the sea from the entire apartment. As you would expect with a top floor flat, the ceilings are a little low in places and there are lots of stairs but that wasn't a problem for us (although no obvious fire escape other than the main stairs). The flat was generally clean and well maintained although the shower door was broken. There are no books or games in the apartment but there were two hairdryers (not on the listing). More hooks in the bathrooms would be very useful, and more than two dishwasher tablets for a week's stay would have been appreciated! Blinds on the skylight windows really are required too - the bathrooms are a little overlooked and sleeping in bedroom 3 with no blind was tricky so we had to make our own window covering. All in all though it is a lovely place to spend a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely apartment."

    We really enjoyed our stay at The Towers - Castell. It was much more spacious than expected, lovely decor and very comfortable. It was spotlessly clean and the location couldn’t be beaten - right across from the beach. We would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is in a great location, with lovely views along the coast in both directions."

    The furnishings were very tasteful and gave a calm ambience. Beds were very comfortable and everything inside the flat was very clean. A downside for some would be the number of stairs as it's at the very top of the house (hence the great views). Parking at the roadside was never a problem. Prior to booking we were worried as some reviews mentioned the sloping ceiling being an issue as we range from 5'7 to 6'2, but we found it fine however you do need to be aware of the headroom in a couple of places. Would not hesitate to rebook this property!.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a lovely property with excellent sea views in a great location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "The property was clean & comfortable ."

    Unfortunately we had problems with the dishwasher not working & no handbook/ instructions. We also had difficulties with the keysafe (very stiff & sensitive) & only one key for us all . Low sloping ceilings were an issue & all of us are short females under 5'3" ! Minimal equipment in the kitchen .

    Reviewed by Elaine2.8May 2023

  • "No instructions for Dishdisher had to p by hand."

    Everything good.

    Reviewed by Micheline4.7Apr 2023

  • "I went away for Christmas with my two children, we had an amazing time, the property was fantastic, it was very clean and comfortable."

    . the owner had gone all out for us and put Xmas Dec's up as well as thought of everything, even down to foil for cooking. We will definitely be back in the future. Can't recommend this place enough. The only negative I have is there are lots of stairs so maybe not suitable for someone that would struggle.

    Reviewed by P5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property, superb location in a fabulous town, plenty of places to eat/drink, superb scenery, great location for exploring the further delights of the Llyn peninsula as well as Snowdonia not that far away."

    The apartment was very comfortable and spacious, the quirky attic location was charming, though you had to watch your head ! Although the apartment could officially sleep 5 I would imagine that 5 adults may feel cramped in the living areas ( due to height restrictions and layout ) and further crockery / cooking utensils would need to be provided. The en-suite to the main bedroom also needs to have the shower attachment re-instated and shower screen added to make it a fully functioning bathroom. As we were only a party of two none of this posed us a problem, but may for larger parties.

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Castell."

    It is a wonderful apartment. Just a couple of comments... The description said that the en-suite had bath with hand-held shower but there was no shower. The windows in the bathrooms could do with blinds at the windows, particularly as the shower room is potentially over-looked by the next door building. When cooking for 5 a couple of extra pans and/or a wok would have been useful - minor niggle. Apart from that would have loved to have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2022

  • "A really great holiday apartment in a brilliant location - cool and airy with everything you could want in terms of crockery and utensils."

    Would thoroughly recommend. A couple of easy wins would make it even better - hooks on backs of bathrooms doors, a clothes horse ( not everyone wants to use a tumble dryer!) A couple of chairs to use on beach perhaps. A blind on small bedroom window (though this was easily remedied with a towel) There's ample room for a washing machine so please put one in - having to queue for the washing machine took me back to student days and unloading other people's laundry because it's left in there all day and night wasn't ideal. Overall though, really great accomodation. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great apartment with lovely sea views."

    I was very impressed with this apartment, spotlessly clean, comfy and spacious The beach is over the road spent last few day's on it.Criccitth it self is a lovely place .Good ice cream shop and the Prince of Wales pub has good food.If you want more shops porthmadog is worth a visit .shops in criccieth not always open. I will definitely book this apartment again. Thanks Julie

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2022

  • "A lovely location and spacious accommodation."

    It could do with some towel rails in the second bathroom and a little more kitchen equipment and tableware, but overall the property was excellent.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much."

    Excellent views and saw dolphins on the last day.

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Apr 2022

  • "Feel more cooking equipment is needed."

    Eg. Saucepans. As we don't all eat out all of the time. We love the position of the flat views are great.

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.4Feb 2022

  • "The pictures don't do it justice, lovely place and far bigger than we were expecting, perfectly clean and with just what you needed for a holiday, no more, no less."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location."

    Thank you for the milk and Welsh cakes. The propriety is spacious and well equipped. The stairs may be a challenge for some, particularly on arrival with luggage to carry. There was no Visitors book. We would like to have left a glowing review for others to read. Criccieth has so much charm, it is much more than a main road between Porthmadog and Pwllheli. Excellent comms from Menai Holidays. We will use you and Castell again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "A great apartment on the third floor of a grand seafront building."

    Well furnished, decorated and equipped with pretty much everything you’ll need. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back! The only things we’d add would be some privacy film on the bathroom skylights as they’re slightly overlooked, and some extra towel rails in the bathrooms to help dry out wet towels

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2021

  • "Location is perfect."

    Right in the beach and close to the town for shops.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely large, clean flat in excellent location with great views towards the sea and Castle."

    Access to washing machine and tumble dryer very helpful, and generous supplies of foil, washing up liquid and dishwasher tabs, which we appreciated. No blind or curtain on the skylight in the single bedroom made bedtimes with a young child very hard, because there was no way of blocking daylight. Towel rails would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Aug 2021

  • "The apartment was even better then the pictures it was really big ideal for our family with 2 teenagers, plenty of space for us all."

    Amazing sea views and all home comforts we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days at the towers."

    Very comfortable with beautiful views from every window, we would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment, very clean and comfortable."

    . central to everything...right next to the beach...highly rec...

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was fantastic, lovely bedrooms, lounge & kitchen."

    A great place to come back to after a day on the beach. The views and location are wonderful. A perfect holiday apartment, we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2021

  • "Check with TL Claire and we can publish as not a negative review"

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Best ever booked apartment."

    Massive loft conversion. Ultra modern and spotless. Great views of the beach and you could hear the sea which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our second stay at The Towers."

    The accommodation was perfect for our needs. The preparations made for Covid compliance made us feel secure and happy to enjoy our holiday. Everything was spotlessly clean. We can’t wait to return for the beautiful sea views and fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2020

  • "Love the towers , well kept , excellent location, highly recommend ,"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "The apartment was great with lovely views across the sea and down the coast towards Pwllheli."

    It was very clean, one of the best we have been to. Only comment I would make is that a gate at the top of the stairs on the landing would be a good idea, as it would be easy for a child especially to miss their footing around the corner of the corridor to the bathroom and fall down.

    Reviewed by William4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is the best rental we've ever had in the area."

    We absolutely loved it. Very clean compared to everywhere else we've stayed in, comfortable modern furniture. Spacious and cosy rooms. Super comfy beds, lovely bed linen and throws. We appreciated the complimentary tea, coffee, welsh cakes and milk, but even more so the dishwasher tabs and liquid, the bin bags and cellophane. We always end up buying these just for a week's stay and we can't take them back with us as we live abroad. A few things need to be added in terms of kitchenware to cook for a family of 5 (list left in the flat), but mostly we had what we needed. Beautiful view, but as someone else has mentioned, the noise from the sea and the wind (under the roof) in bad, windy weather might bother a light sleeper, but it was not a problem for us. Perhaps a deck of cards and a couple of universal board games would be something to add too.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent location, apartment very spacious and clean and well presented, crricetth very charming and picturesque, and good location for all of wales viewing points."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time and can't wait to return!"

    Listening to the waves and looking at the views out of every window was the highlight for us. It was decorated to a high standard and extremely comfortable. We took out 1.5yr old and i didn't need to worry about anything. Aldi and tesco were a 10 min drive away and the nest heating system kept my mind at peace that he wasnt going to get cold at night. The milk and welsh cakes on arrival were a nice touch. 5* holiday!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is our first booking with Sykes Cottages but we were not disappointed."

    The apartment was exactly as described. For anyone wanting somewhere quiet, overlooking the sea, with easy access to shops and restaurants, this apartment is perfect. There is a lovely coastal walk (part of the National Trust Wales Coastal Path). And, the only sound we heard at night was that of the waves lapping on to the beach!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size ensuite, 1 x Twin, 1 x single
  • Ensuite bath with hand help shower, WC and basin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and seating area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, shared washing machine and tumbled dryer
  • WiFi, Smart TV
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 0.2 miles
  • NOTE Washing machine and tumble dryer is a communal laundry area for the three flats
  • Note; Please request the high chair when required

The property

Castell is a contemporary, bright and quirky third floor apartment on the seafront in Criccieth.

There are fantastic views of the sea and coastline and you are within walking distance of everything.

You can easily forget the car for a few days should you choose!

The owners have taken great care to ensure the apartment is well equipped, stylish and comfortable for your stay. The modern, well equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, dining table and four dining chairs.

The living area has a comfortable sofa and chairs and a SMART TV. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility on the second floor landing. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an ensuite with a bath with hand held shower attachment, loo and wash hand basin.

There is also a twin and single bedroom.

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

The sky light in the shower room beautifully frames the castle view!

There is no allocated parking for the apartment but unrestricted parking can be found along the seafront. Criccieth is a charming seaside town and a popular holiday destination.

With its’ imposing castle, interesting shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, Cadwaladers' ice cream, and a chip shop reputed to be the best for miles and miles, Criccieth 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.

You can go paintballing, horse riding, surfing or golfing.

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

Ride through stunning scenery by steam train, or visit 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, making them ideal, flexible holiday homes for your Welsh getaway. Guests should note that the headroom is limited in some areas so care will be need if you are tall!

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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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Notes: Guests should note that the headroom is limited in some areas so care will be need if you are tall!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas