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Rated ★★★★★ over 37 reviews
Exceeded expectations and had everything we could need!
I was very pleased with our experience at Slate Mountain Glamping. The staff were very helpful with check-in and assisted with our luggage and directions. The cabin itself was amazing! Very clean and well-equipped. We loved the addition of hot water bottles, a heater and kitchen equipment. The information booklet provided in our cabin was also very helpful. The view at the front of the cabin was outstanding! I would definitely recommend warmer clothing as it was cooler in the evening and the only downside to our stay was it was quite windy through the night! This was completely understandable with the location but hadn't been anticipated as non-campers!!
Fantastic Glamping trip
My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights in September and it was our first glamping experience. The safari tents and adjoining decking area are a really good size, super clean, very comfortable and have all of the amenities you would need. I was surprised at how well decorated and equipped they were considering it's a glamping tent. Check in was really quick and easy and the staff are really friendly and helpful. The location of the site is great; we visited various places all over North Wales during our visit and it was lovely returning back to put the log burner on and relax for the evening. We didn't make use of the other facilities on site but having the Slate Caverns and Zip world activities onsite as well as the tavern and restaurant/cafe, make it ideal. We loved it here and can't recommend it enough; we are already planning a trip back with friends.
Awesome location, accommodation and staff
Without a doubt the best appointed glamping unit we have ever stayed in. Comfy beds, warm shower, bbq, microwave etc. Meant we could pack light by our normal standards! Our little boy loved the excitement of using a bunk bed for the first time. We were lucky to have sunny days and cool nights so got to put the wood burner into action. Whilst it was chilly first thing in the morning there is an oil filled radiator to help warm it up. I would recommend bringing slippers. The site is located within easy reach of loads of great places. We spent a day at the beach, another in the mountains and another in the forests. And of course there is loads to do on site too. It definitely offered a unique vista like nowhere I've stayed before. The staff were very good - they assisted us with an issue out of hours and promptly followed it up the next day to ensure we enjoyed the rest of our stay fully. We will definitely go back.
Fab family break
We had a five day break in August 2020 as two adults and two children 8 and 11. The tent was amazing with a very comfortable and warm beds. We were unlucky with the weather as it rained and was blowing a gale but the wood burner kept us warm. It feels more like a cabin than a tent. We used it as a base to visit all three of the Zipworld attractions, the Forest coaster, Big Red and Treehoppers. We’ll be back in 2021 when Titan reopens!
Lovely tent and amazing views
We stayed in tent 3 for 5 nights in August 2020. Tents are lovely. Well equipped, clean, spacious and have almost everything you need. The reason I have given this 4 stars and not 5 is for two reasons. When it’s raining or windy my god you cannot sleep with the noise (not your fault I know) and secondly there is no where to hang clothes. I did however find a perfect solution to put a con as wardrobe where the silver stools are if you remove the picture on the wall. Something small is better than nothing at all. The walk up to the tent is a killer, again more so due to our level of fitness but again maybe some steps could be built to make it a little easier rather than slate. Staff are very helpful and cannot do enough for you. It really is lovely and please don’t be put off by my review, mine are more improvements that could be made.
Glamping up with God's
If you are thinking of climbing Everest this is a good place to start. The tents are situated up an extremely steep hillside. The 50m description doesn't really do it justice. Cars are parked at the bottom of the hillside and as promised luggage is transported up for you. Don't forget anything in your car as you will not want to walk down the steep hillside and back up at this point to retrieve! I suggest appointing the fittest in your party to be the runner. This will generally be the person currently training for iron man or other such event. The tents are beautiful. Clean. Well equipped. The beds are comfortable and fresh. The bathroom is modern and the fluffy white towels supplied adds to the luxurious glamping experience. There is a verandah at the front of the tent with chairs to sit and admire the breathtaking views and watch the sunset and sunrise over the entire slate mountain. A view that will not easily be replicated in any other part of the world. The town is about a ten minute drive away and has various shops, supermarkets and takeaways. Various mountain bike trails are close by and family activities such as zip world, the slate mine and cavern tour and of course, you are on the doorstep of the famous Snowdonia National Park. To sum up.. :The walk to the tent is not for the faint hearted, plan well, pack plenty of food so you aren't climbing up and down the steep incline. :You WILL hear every word your neighbours are saying and what they are doing and I assume vice versa. If you are hoping for a peaceful break this may not happen. : Pack comfortable shoes with a good grip. The path is loose stone and can be slippery. Shame they don't make steps, would be safer in my opinion. : There will be midges in the evening. Take plenty of repellent. : Plenty of mobile coverage although wi fi not working when we were there. We enjoyed the experience. Best for mountain bikers and a planned itinerary.
Trying to convince hubby to come back again soon!
What a beautiful place to go glamping! As soon as we turned up we were very impressed. Not going to lie the walk up from the car park is a little steep so my legs didn't like it, but that's my fault for lack of fitness. They drove our bags etc up so that was a great help and picked it all up again when we left for home. The weather wasn't great but it didn't stop us from doing anything. The glamping tents were amazing my children loved it! It didn't feel like camping. It was so relaxing, even with 2 small children. We would all love to come back!
Unique and Peaceful
Lovely little find in the Slate Mines with cute little huts that have a dining area, small kitchen, sleeping area and a very nice warm shower! Conveniently located given that we wanted two big days hillwalking in Snowdonia (approximately 30/40 minutes to Betws y coed and Capek Curig). The outdoor veranda was great given I brought my dog as well as a bbq outside (despite a bit of a mix up with the bbq food, there are options to preorder local produce). We lucked out with the weather otherwise the log burner would have definitely come on!
Peaceful, remote and wonderful
Possibly a slightly different experience as the main site was shut because of lockdown. But we still had an amazing 5 nights, blessed with great weather for the bulk of our stay, and even on the one day of whiteout we still found sun in Betws-y-coed. The tents are high quality, warm and comfortable and well equipped. The wrap around service from Amanda and team top class. We had great meals out from Betws (Hangin’ pizza and Royal Oak - which also has a life saving high speed electric charger) and beautiful walks with kids to the Fairy Glen and Swallow Falls. Loved the walks up the hill direct from the tent too. We will be back to visit the mine, which we were gutted to miss this time.
i have been to a lots of glamping , this is the most comfortable and relaxing place. very friendly staff and clean. Although not a lot activity suitable for children under 5 . Highly recommended .65 my youtube https://youtu.be/C6o9SxrMqiA
Unusual location - amazing safari tent
Perfectly placed for the view and really well designed facility - the beds , the fireplace The bathroom - excellent and nice service on checkin
Last minute decision to stay over as there was availability, and Amanda was ultra helpful communicating with us over the weekend. Loved the experience, is well worth it and the cabins were lovely and clean, with everything that was needed! Definitely worth buying extra logs as you soon get through them on a cold evening. We arrived and left "out of hours" but the staff were very helpful and transported our gear down to reception so we could pick it up after visiting the caverns. Excellent customer service :)
Cozy, comfortable and well catered Glamping for the family !
We spent 24 hours at the end of October at Slate Mountain which frankly is not blessed with beautiful scenery but somehow has a magic about it. We glamped for one night in our wonderfully appointed tent. It was wild wet and windy outside but the log burner and cozy beds with crisp clean white bed linen and welsh blankets meant we could hunker down and enjoy our evening playing cards and trivial pursuit. Our two kids (9 and 11) loved the experience. The next day we did Bounce Below. I must admit I was particularly nervous but it was fantastic if not exhausting. We had a tasty lunch in the cafe and then did the Titan zip wire. I wish I had worn my fit bit ..... I really did work out those 24 hours but it was great fun and no doubt we will be back tho perhaps in summer rather than late October next time !! Oh and final hint. Make sure you stock up on microwaveable food as the local town has a small coop but little else and there are very few places to eat if any in the town. I think I saw a chippy and a Chinese takeaway !
How clamping should be
Everything was super clean and fresh, the scenery was unique and you have everything you would need in the cabin. They even provide a great selection of teas, coffee and got chocolates along with a bag a wood for the burner. Great experience!
Such a lovely experience! Gorgeous location and the huts are ideal with everything you need for a short stay in Wales. We went in October and the only downside was the cold - although the hot water bottles were quite effective. Staff were really friendly and the kids loved the drive up the rickety path. We did Bounce Below and the Deep Mine tour while we were there, which were great.
From the minute you arrive you feel at home from checking in through to departure. We arrived early but not an issue was taken up to the tent and shown everything The weather changed and it was very wet and windy but the views were still good The tents are very cosy with the log burner going One point I think they could improve on is maybe have a single hob to make cooking easier but only a small downside The welcome pack and hot water bottle are a great touch Home from home and very clean Definitely going back next year 100% Beds are comfortable shower good Well done guys excellent place x
Lovely and cosy
Nice tents, tastefully decorated with welcoming treats like yummy biscuits and a great selection of teas. A bit scary when rain was pelting on the roof but grateful for the fluffy pillows to muffle the sound. Perhaps make people aware that they cannot drive their cars all the way to the tents and about the walk uphill for anyone who has physical impairments... Otherwise, great experience.
Amazing place Amazing Staff Highly recommend!!!
This is such an amazing and beautiful place to stay. The tents are really top notch, everything high quality, sleeping arrangements brilliant, beds really comfy and warm. We arrived I realised I forgot to bring milk so upon checking in the staff told me there was milk in out tent, small 1 cup pots, so I asked if there was anywhere I could purchase, she advised there wasn’t but said just wait there a mo, she came back with 4 pints and wouldn’t charge me for it!!!! Nice touch! We popped to the cafe there, was greeted by the lovely ladies there who advised of breakfast for the following morning. Then was taken with our luggage to out tent, also nice touch! Views amazing! Walked down in the morning for breakfast my son doesn’t eat a lot just cereal and toast, he wasn’t charged for it!! Another nice touch. Staff weren’t starting till 10 to transport people, we wanted to check out early as was going to climb snowden! Again was no trouble for them to find another member of staff to bring us and our luggage to our car. As I said amazing place amazing and very friendly staff. We didn’t do any of the activities there, was just a place to stay before our treck. But would definitely come back for another stay along with some of the great activities they have to offer. Highly recommend!!!!
Fabulous scenery and luxurious glamping
The tents are so beautiful and the beds so cosy we were only reminded we were in a tent at all by the wind blowing the roof. Everything is thought of, from the welcoming biscuits, tea and coffee to the hot water bottles. The Slate Mines themselves are so interesting to visit and it is a great base to explore this part of Wales. A fantastic place!
Perfect glamping spot in stunning location
The ‘tent’ was luxurious - amazing beds, great shower and really tastefully done out. Far nicer than some other places I’ve stayed at. The view over the slate mine and mountains was to die for. Great location for all that North Wales has to offer and the Zipworld centre has everything you need - café, pizzeria, bar, gift shop etc. Really nice to have all this after a long day out exploring. Steep incline to the glamping tents so wouldn’t recommend for very young children or elderly. A toaster would make a nice addition to the kettle & microwave!
Beautiful, but overpriced...
Beautiful scenery, but the tents were rather basic inside... Maybe a tip: a curtain between the sleeping room and the living area, so kids can go to sleep before the parents... There's only a microwave in the kitchen and a bbq outside. So no cooking possibilities... But overall we had a nice experience!
Cosy and comfortable retreat in the midst of spectacular scenery
The accommodation was lovely, clean and contained everything we needed for a family of four. The view from the balcony was absolutely amazing. Very peaceful in the evening and at night. It was our first time here but we will be back.
Charming and comfortable for all ages
This was my second visit to Slate Mountain Glamping. This time with my 10 year old son and 80 year old father. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the cosy comfort of the safari tent, with our two Tibetan Terriers. Gorgeous fluffy towels and comfy beds made the tent a wonderful refuge from the rain. Our tent was immaculate. We made the most of the on site attractions, enjoying the zip lining and the Deep Mine Tour, as well as delicious pizzas and lunch in the cafe. All the staff on the site were extremely helpful and charming. It was a great base from which to venture out into North Wales. We climbed Snowdon and went to the beach. My reason for dropping a star is that on the first night there was a group of 10 men (stag weekend?) who were extremely noisy into the small hours of the morning. Perhaps such groups should be required to either rent the whole place, or be banned to not disturb the tranquility of the beautiful Welsh mountain setting.
Can highly recommend! Amazing accommodation. Beautiful setting. Overall Great experience. Thankyou!!
Luxury camping experience
* Friendly and helpful staff * Excellent views, not overlooked by other tents * Safari tents well equipped * Comfortable beds and outside seating area * BBQ and log fire * Hot showers * Luxury camping
Wonderful experience to stay in the cabins . Equipped with enough for a few days away with very comfortable beds and lovely hot water . Could have done with a more comfortable seating are inside and maybe a catch on the outside of the bathroom door as the wind was blowing the door open . Surprisingly warm and very tranquil. I would recommend theses cabins and would also return for another stay .
Absolutely loved it!
Fabulous place, high quality accommodation and attention to detail we loved every minute only sad we couldn’t stay longer!
The cabins are lovely and have thought about alot but....... the cabins are missing a couch of some description and because if this people are using the edge of the beds. So the mattress then becomes lumpy and uncomfortable. On the first day you get a lift up to the cabin with your stuff and a lift back down on the last day. Apart from that you have to walk up and down a the slate hill with holes and ditches every where. This is quite hard in the dark because the lights don't start till near the top and these are very dull. Once the mines close you are left totally alone apart from anyone else that is glamping in the other 5 cabins. So if anything else did happen like accidents or ill health you are reliant on 999 services and they would not be able to get to you in a standard ambulance and would need a 4x4 of something like this to be able to get to yourself. No emergency contact details are left with you for your stay. On the up side the place is beautiful and very quite on a night. Great faculties during in the day with lovely helpful staff members. The log burner is great once you manage to get it going just make sure you take enough up for your stay, because if you don't you will have to carry up yourself which can be quite a long haul. Would recommend to anyone for a stay though
Gorgeous tents in a really interesting location
This was a fabulous place to stay and the attention to detail was great. The only issue during our stay was noisy neighbours on the first night, although I gather they had a good stay!! We ended up doing the zip wires, the caverns and bounce below while we were there. I'd thoroughly recommend these too!
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Glad you managed to take full advantage of the facilities on offer. It's lucky you had a comfortable place to rest at the end of the day!
Beautiful but very noisy
The cabin itself was beautiful and the views. We had high winds for the 3 nights and made sleeping in them so Loud. To the point we wanted to call for help but no emergency numbers where supplied. We arrived on the Friday and the pizza restaurant and pub was closed so we had to go on a quest for food. We walked snowdon which was a 40 mins drive. I think more needs to be done for the noise in high winds.
Amazing glamping at the Slate Caverns
Stayed 1x night in August with my husband and 2 sons (wish we had stayed longer) The safari tents were fully equipped, comfortable, clean and lived up to their ‘glamping’ name. The on site activities were also fantastic. We all thoroughly enjoyed.
This takes Glamping to another level.
I stayed here with my daughter and we both agreed that we couldn't of been more comfortable,only regret was we only managed to stay one night.Absolutely loved it.
Our boys loved the bunk beds, rainbow colour umbrellas and being up high (for a short time, in the clouds). Plus the slate cavern experience and bouncing underground. We loved the peace and quiet, views and well thought out facilities. I had forgotten to pack playing cards, so we were pleased that there were some for us to use in the room. My husband particularly enjoyed the downhill biking - the reason for our visit.
I wish I had more time…
I loved Glamping at The Slate Caverns. A very unusual but stunning setting. A great base to enjoy all that there is on offer both at The Caverns and nearby, such as Snowdonia, Portmierion, lovely beaches, Harlech and Caernarfon Castle. The Deep Mine Tour and The Quarry Explorer were both very informative. I learnt so much about slate mining and now have an enormous respect for those who did it. We saw stunning views, beautifully lit underground caverns, people flying on zip wires above us, mountain bikers charging around steep twisty path. Later we watched children bouncing on huge underground trampolines and climbing around the edge on a Via Ferrata with zip wires (you have to do some training first). The Safari Tents were well equipped, beautifully finished and so comfortable you forgot you were camping. Hot showers, wood burning stove, sturdy cosy beds, dining area, kitchen with microwave and fridge, BBQ. The staff were friendly and helpful. You could choose from a selection of places to eat (not in the evening), friendly staff and a shop offering local produce including the nice touches found in the tents – biscuits, tea, rugs, cushions. I would bring warm clothes, waterproof coat and sturdy shoes/boots, it is damp and cold in the mines plus exposed at the camp site even in hot weather. Sadly I only had one wonderful night. I will just have to come back again with my sons who will love it.
Had to keep reminding ourselves we were actually in a tent!
Cannot recommend glamping at The Slate Caverns more. A truly remarkable experience. Perched on the hillside- in a commanding position above the site, the "tents" are tastefully decorated with deliciously comfortable beds and well equipped. Having coverted many of the homely interior touches, was thrilled to find many on sale in the shop. Only problem was constantly reminding ourselves we were actually camping! The glorious weather didn't stop us going underground for the deep mine tour, where we were both educated and brilliantly entertained by our enthusiastic guide about Llechwydd's fascinating history and the slate miners working conditions. The far reaching views were much admired from the back of the Quarry explorer as we were taken to the furthest reaches of the working mine - although the dogs weren't quite as animated! They were much more fascinated by the constant appearance of red overalled bodies whizzing over head. When the heavens conspired and bathed Snowdonia in all its blue skied magnificence - I had to relent and accept that I had finally run out of excuses to attempt the Zip Wire. This exhilarating experience was nicely rounded off with a glass or two of rose in the evening sunshine outside The Emporium, whilst enjoying the delights from the new pizza oven. Thank you Llechwydd for a memorable few days, to all the staff who took so much care of us, always accompanied by a wonderful sense of humour. My ONLY complaint - that there wasn't nearly enough time to do everything on offer and try all the cakes in the cafeteria!
Glamping weekend 👍🏻🎉
Safari tents were fab. Brilliant experience. Weather on my side for once. Really comfy beds. Hot shower. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Walked Snowdon, went on Titan, did The Quarry Experience, and went surfing at Surf Snowdonia - all activities good fun. Location of safari tents perfect for where we needed to be. Also had a run into Criccieth and Abersoch.
The setting, the activities, the accommodation and most of all, the people!
Wow! What a truly enjoyable experience. Set up on the hills behind the Slate Caverns, the glamping set-up is rather remarkable. It looks out over the old slate quarry; a unique perspective where one can imagine the many years of history and industry that has taken place in years before. Beyond the quarry lies miles of blue hills and mountains stretching away into the distance. The rooms/tents themselves are both luxurious and cosy – with a little wood-burner to keep you snug at night, and all the kitchen/cooking equipment one might need for a glamping experience. We chose to eat down at the Emporium where they serve exceptional pizzas, amongst other things, and had a well-earned pint at the pub next door. The beds (1 king and 3 large bunk singles) are like fluffy white clouds – and rather hard to leave in the morning! We had great fun clambering around in the underground cavern, whizzing across the caves on zip wires and various other toe-curling thrills. The glamping is also a perfect base from which to climb Snowdon, visit the many delightful beaches nearby as well as the bizarre and beautiful Portmeirion. Beyond the beauty of the Welsh countryside, the attention to detail in our accommodation and the many superb activities on offer, what really made our stay so special was the tremendous care we received from the Slate Caverns team. Everyone we met made us feel so welcome and happy to be there. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit of an adventure in a different kind of setting, with every comfort provided.