“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).