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Royal Sportsman Hotel

(1 review)

Dogs: 2

Charge is £8.00 per dog per night.

(1 review)

Sara, August 2022

I booked this hotel for 4 nights, following recommendation on the Dogfriendly website. I sent an email to the hotel directly asking for a room for 2 people and a large dog. They said they had availability of a double for £115/night + £10 for the dog. The pictures on the website showed modern and freshly decorated rooms that we were really excited about. However when we got there we were assigned room 9 in the courtyard. This was a very old and small room with no window. I was truly shocked and could not even walk in, so I went back to reception and told the receptionist that wasn’t right. She immediately said that we could have the family room 4, that was bigger and had access to a small patio for £130 + 10£. I walked in and really looked like a very old style hotel room, nothing like the rooms advertised on the website. I probably should have said that we had been missold and walked away, but after a 5 hours drive with a dog in the car and the rain kicking in heavily we could do nothing but stay. In fairness, the staff was nice, the food at dinner and breakfast was excellent. However, although this hotel accepts dogs, it should not be advertised as dog friendly: there isn’t a single bowl of water for dogs in the whole place. Despite the extra charge (and unlike most places advertised on the dogfriendly website) nothing was provided for the dog. There isn’t an inch of grass in/around the property for dogs to play or relieve themselves and to be honest Porthmadog has no dog friendly beach and the only green area is dog free with £1000 fine for trespassers. After our third damp/cold night we decided to leave one night earlier, but they charged us for the whole stay claiming that we should pay the highest tariff because it was our fault that we didn’t tell them we had a large dog. However I always say when I book that I have a golden and I have a confirmatory email from them acknowledging that. In summary, if you have a dog avoid this hotel. You will get an old small room completely overpriced and they won’t tell you. Head to Criccieth where there is a fabulous dog friendly beach or stay in Tremadog.

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Listing Updated: 18/11/2018

Changes to businesses do occur. Please do double check this business is still dog friendly before you make a booking


Listing Address

131 High Street
Porthmadog, North Wales
LL49 9HB
01766 512015

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area

Yes - Garden

Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Welcome


Charge For Dogs


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