The Royal Ship

Queen's SquareLL40 1ARDolgellauUnited Kingdom
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About The Royal Ship

The Royal Ship Hotel is a 3-star, 19th century coaching inn; in the heart of the town of Dolgellau and the Snowdonia National Park.

Most rooms at The Royal Ship are en-suite. Others include wash basin with access to private bathroom facilities. They are traditional in design and include free W-Fi, television and tea and coffee facilities.

Secure free parking is provided and there are storage and jet wash facilities for mountain bikes. Room service is available. The hotel is pet friendly.

A traditional, cooked, Welsh breakfast is included in the tariff. Subsequent dining is in two dining rooms. There is a beer garden and a facility for social events. This classically designed pub is known for its choices of cask ales.

Easily accessed from the M6 motorway, the hotel is surrounded by Snowdonia’s mountains, rivers and lakes. The Irish Sea coast is just a few miles away.


Queen's Square, LL40 1AR, Dolgellau, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1341)422209 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Good quality rooms and service.

Everyone is very friendly and attentive. Beds are comfortable and the rooms are well decorated and designed. If there is a fault it is that the service sometimes- and mainly in the restaurant- can be a bit OTT on occasions. Better that way though, rather than no service.

A clean sweep in North Wales.

The guest accommodation and the public areas are spotlessly clean and have the added benefit of  Wi-Fi … plus free, secure, parking. Add to the mix some really palatable coffee and the appeal of this quaint hotel (and town) … is obvious.

A quiet night.

This is a town centre location so you do expect some night-time noise. This isn't the case though. Everything is quiet and a good night's sleep is virtually guaranteed.

Negative Reviews

This ‘Ship' has sailed ...

It needs upgrading in terms of signals for both the TV and the Wi-Fi, both of which are not up to scratch. In today's world, the lack of a lift is a big ‘no-no' for many; particularly when rooms are located on several floors and no assistance is offered with the transportation of luggage.

Staff needs direction.

Everyone is very pleasant but they obviously haven't been shown the ropes. In the restaurant, for instance, there are either too many of them hanging around like unwanted flies or ... when you really want something, they've vanished completely!

Not a fan of the noise.

If you're unlucky, expect your room to be above a very noisy extractor fan (*kitchen?) This gives up the ghost late at night and then kicks into gear again, early morning.

Rating Overview

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8.5 out of 10 based on 408 reviews