Mini-break rules: A mini-break is a holiday for less than 7 nights and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Saturday). In season (April to end of October), School Half Term's holidays, Christmas & New Year's Eve weeks this property will accept mini-breaks within 21 days of the start date of the holiday. However, this property will accept mini-breaks at any time out of season (November to end of March).
JB (July 2022): 4.5 STARS "Room with a view. Stayed also for a beautiful week in September 2021. We love the views over the estuary with the changing tides and colours. Apartment well equipped and ideal for two people. Plenty to do in the area, the beaches are amazing if that's your thing. Will definitely be back."
MS (02 Jul 2022): 5 Stars "Quality apartment in superb location. Estuary View Apartment is small but is an excellent apartment in a superb location. it was wonderful to sit watching the birds, the views, the trains, and the ever-changing estuary light. the quality furnishings made it the most comfortable apartment we've stayed in. it was well equipped with good quality crockery, cutlery, pans etc, lots of books, dvds, local attraction leaflets etc to make our stay comfortable. there was wifi but it was a bit slow and slightly temperamental at times. but we were so delighted with the apartment that we have booked for next year!"
Mrs B (Sept. 2021): "A lovely comfortable apartment, small but well equipped with everything we needed. Fabulous view of the estuary from the balcony and enjoyed watching the steam trains chuntering up and down the line."
Mrs K (September 2021): "The apartment had lovely views from the balcony, however the accommodation itself was poor. It was tiny, with inadequate kitchen that would be impossible to cook in, with no work surfaces and not a baking tray in sight. The fixtures and fittings are tired and needs an overhaul. The steps leading up to the apartment are dangerous. Porthmadog lacks any good places to eat." We believe that the pictures on our website show the kitchen accurately. We will pass on the comments to the Property Owner for their consideration. The steps would have been built to the standards current at the time of construction. In general, care must be taken when using all steps etc. In our opinion, good places to eat in Poerthmadog include the Hen Fecws & Sima Tandoori that we go to ourselves. We have also had a good report from The Glaslyn Tandoori. At Borth y Gest we would personally recommend The Moorings. At Tremadog: Y Sgwar and The Golden Fleece. Also, last but least, great food at Portmeirion.
Mr R (July 2021): "Comfortable, clean, stunning views, great location for touring"
Miss S (July 2021): "Well positioned property, good views over the estuary and of the railway. Apartment was exactly as expected from photos, lovely, clean and comfortable."
Mr R (June 2021): "The apartment was as described, and was clean and well equipped."
Mr S (May 2021): "Comfortable and clean property with excellent views. Ideal for 1 or 2 people."
Mr B (April 2021): "Very nice, well fitted, little apartment with cracking view over the estuary and mountains."
Mr H (September 2020): "The apartment was lovely. Only problem we had, was concrete steps to apartment quite steep with small tread"
Mr S (September 2020): "The apartment was in a beautiful position, clean and tidy , just as we expected."
Mr S (July 2020): "Very comfortable apartment with fine views.
Mr D (August 2019): "Very good for the two of us. Brilliant views and easy to tour the area. Second visit for us."
Mr S (August 2019): "Very comfortable. Excellent outlook"
Ms A (July 2019): "Location, cleanlines,.general appearance and atmosphere."
Mrs M (May 2019): "Excellent location with fabulous views. Compact but had everything that we needed. Very comfortable. Appreciated the quality 100% cotton bed linen."
Mr N (May 2019): "Comfortable flat with lovely views over the Cobb & estuary."
Mr C (May, 2019): "Delightful location sea, mountains, birds, railway, what more could you ask for sat quietly on the balcony and excellent access to all parts of North Wales. The flat itself was well presented and equipped, we really enjoyed our stay, thank you"
Mr & Mrs M (January 2019): "A lovely break for New Year's Eve in this very clean and pleasant Apartment. The views are absolutely magnificent!"
Visit Wales Comments (Feb, 2019):
"Located on the harbour with lovely extended estuary views this attractive, well presented second floor apartment continues to be very well maintained, with decor refreshed and high levels of housekeeping throughout." Overall Quality Percentage: 76%
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Access to the second floor flat is gained by three flights of stairs (there is no lift).
The first flight consists of 14 steps to the first floor landing. The second flight to a half landing consists of 7 steps and then a further 7 steps to the second floor landing.
There is a continuous handrail on one side to the second floor.
Guest Comment: "The apartment was lovely. Only problem we had, was concrete steps to apartment quite steep with small tread"
Stayed for a beautiful week in September 22. We love the views over the estuary with the changing tides and colours. Apartment well equipped and ideal for two people. Plenty to do in the area, the beaches are amazing if that's your thing. Will definitely be back.
Estuary View Apartment is small but is an excellent apartment in a superb location. it was wonderful to sit watching the birds, the views, the trains, and the ever-changing estuary light. the quality furnishings made it the most comfortable apartment we've stayed in. it was well equipped with good quality crockery, cutlery, pans etc, lots of books, dvds, local attraction leaflets etc to make our stay comfortable. there was wifi but it was a bit slow and slightly temperamental at times. but we were so delighted with the apartment that we have booked for next year!
Very good apartment for 2 people - clean, compact, with everything required. 3 flights of steep concrete steps lead to this top floor flat - not a problem for most people I'm sure, but could be a problem for some, so needs to be born in mind . Location is excellent with views over the Cob and Ffestiniog Railway, and within easy walking distance of the town. We will certainly stay in this apartment again if available when we return to Porthmadog as long as the price is reasonable.
Estuary View was a lovely place to stay! The views are absolutely stunning! Lovely to just sit and watch the wide variety of wading birds peck around in the sand when the tides out. Perfect location for any steam train enthusiasts with the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways Porthmadog station only a 5 minute walk away (the end of the platform can be seen from the balcony!) It’s lovely to be able to see the trains come steaming across the cob from the apartment! A trip on both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways is a must whilst staying in the area! The apartment itself is perfect for either a solo stay or for couples. It was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Other reviews have commented on the size of the kitchen being too small, it is on the small side but we found it more than adequate for just two people. One thing to be aware of with the property is there is 2 flights of concrete stairs to gain access to the property (the apartment is in a block of 3 floors and Estuary View is on the top floor) if you struggle with your mobility a bit you might find the stairs a little bit of a struggle (there’s a handrail on the staircase but only on the left hand side as you go up). Overall we had a lovely stay at Estuary View, it’s the perfect location with stunning Estuary views and yet it’s still in a nice central location being only a 5-10 walk away from the shops and eateries on Porthmadog high street!
Important information : The concrete steps up to the flat have narrow treads and are steep - in three flights with a solid handrail - but could be challenging to less sure footed folk, especially when carrying luggage/shopping up and down. Having stayed in various properties on South Snowdon Wharf over the past 50 years we knew about the outside access to the upper story flats and felt we would be able to manage them with care.