Still looking for places to stay in North Wales?
Although the Llyn, Land and Sea Food Festivals is yet to make a return, there are still plenty of great reasons to come and visit us here. The weather during our winters can be utterly miserable, so it’s perfectly understandable to dream of staying in a villa in the South of France rather than driving up to North Wales, but we have a huge range of exciting accommodation choices that are likely to wipe the thought of that basic villa holiday right out of your head.
These accommodation options have been selected for their unique proposition and their excellent customer reviews. Whilst some of them aren’t that close to the Llyn Peninsula, they should nonetheless make a great base for your next Welsh adventure:
Twr-y-Felin Hotel, St Davids
St. Davids has the dubious pleasure of being the smallest city in Great Britain, but that’s no reason to not stay there, especially when establishments like Twr Y Felin Hotel exist to welcome you for delightful night’s stay. Several luxury bedrooms are on offer at this well-loved hotel which also benefits from a 2 Rosette restaurant and has been awarded AA’s Hotel of the Year in 2017 and 2018. Enjoy a 2-night stay, including two evening meals at the award-winning Blas restaurant for just £170pp (when staying from November 2019 onwards between Sunday and Thursday).
Hotel Portmeirion, Portmeirion
Portmeirion is one of the truly unique sights in North Wales. Much like the unmistakable Snowdonia landscape, the faux-Italian architecture and carefully manicured gardens have been cared for, restored and opened for public to enjoy. As the entire village is owned by one company you’ll find the same level of service wherever you choose to stay, but our recommendation is the Grade-II Listed Hotel Portmeirion. This art-deco marvel makes for a perfect place to stay regardless of the time of the year and the fine dining experience is one that you’ll certainly not forget in a while.
Ruthin Castle, Ruthin
A tourist attraction in its own right, Ruthin Castle is an epic historical site that you can stay at if you wish! Offering classy 4-star accommodation and some pretty snappy dining to boot, it’s no surprise that Ruthin Castle is incredibly popular with wedding parties and those celebrating their anniversaries. Stay for a weekend and you can make the most of the excellent on-site spa and even take part in a medieval feast. Luxury rooms for two start at £99 per night (including Full Welsh Breakfast), but there are a number of expensive options for those looking to really splash out.
The Train Cottage, Machynlleth
If you’re looking for a place to relax away from the prying eyes of other holiday-makers and without the hospitality that the previous hotels make their business, then the Train Cottage might be the perfect destination. This fully restored guard wagon has spent decades off the tracks, but don’t expect to find it in a decrepit state. The cottage has just enough room for two and has its own fresh water supply and self-contained hydro electricity system too, so even the most environmentally conscious will have trouble dismissing this choice.