A selection of the best luxury hotels in Snowdonia, UK. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience 300 years of history at The Castle Hotel, Conwy, North Wales. Just a mile from Conwy Marina and a few metres from the beautiful River Conwy, this coaching inn offers free parking and free WiFi, as well as elegant bedrooms with period features and private bathrooms with hairdryers. Rooms also come with TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, and work desks, with some featuring views of Conwy Castle. Dine in the public areas of the hotel, or enjoy a range of local ales and ciders, as well as a cocktail menu, at Dawson’s bar. Start your day with a cooked or continental breakfast, and take a 10-minute drive to Llandudno Golf Club. Conwy Castle is a mere 300 metres away.
Rooms: 29 Stars: 4
Tucked away in the tranquil Snowdonia National Park, Aberdunant Hall Country Hotel is a 17th-century boutique property set within 200-acres of woodland. With free onsite parking, the hotel retains many original features, such as beamed ceilings, fireplaces and stained glass. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, en suite bathroom and complimentary tea/coffee facilities. Enjoy a continental or full Welsh breakfast in the Glaslyn Lounge, or al fresco dining on the terrace with panoramic mountain views. The Glaslyn Lounge and Y Bistro offer family meals and Sunday lunches, while a carvery of locally sourced meats is served every Sunday. Take in the outdoors with hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking within Snowdonia, or watersports such as jet-skiing, diving and windsurfing a 40-minute drive away. Porthmadog and Black Rock Sands beach are just 3 miles away.
Rooms: 24 Stars: 4
Nestled within 16 acres of tranquil woodland slopes, Craig-y-Dderwen is a 4-star gold award-winning Victorian country house situated just a 5-10 minute walk from the village of Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia. With a unique location away from the hustle and bustle of the main road, Craig-y-Dderwen is one of the best luxury hotels in the area and offers free parking to its guests. Guests can take in the views of the Conwy Valley or the flowing river from most rooms, or enjoy an AA Rosette-quality meal in the Riverside Restaurant overlooking the river. With a choice of bars, Craig-y-Dderwen provides the perfect place to relax and plan your stay in the Snowdonia National Park.
Rooms: 18 Stars: 4
Caerwylan Hotel offers breathtaking views of Tremadog Bay, Criccieth Castle ruins and Snowdonia National Park. All rooms have en suite showers, flat-screen TVs, double glazing and tea/coffee making facilities, while some also feature baths. Enjoy snacks in the garden in warmer months and a full Welsh breakfast. The bar is stocked with spirits, wines and locally brewed beers. The Tonnau Restaurant offers a regularly changing menu for dinner. Explore the outdoors with hiking, cycling and watersports in Snowdonia National Park, or visit Portmeirion Village & Gardens in under 20 mins.
Rooms: 24 Stars: 4
The Tilman, a luxurious boutique hotel in Barmouth, Snowdonia, is the ideal spot for a getaway. With a bar and air-conditioned rooms featuring a desk, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom, you can be sure of a comfortable stay. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area, such as cycling and hiking. Aberystwyth and Betws-y-coed are both within easy reach, at 34 and 45 km away respectively. Come and experience the relaxed atmosphere and stunning views of The Tilman.
Rooms: 10 Stars: 5
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel set in 200 acres of private estate in the North Wales countryside. Enjoy spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle from the Grade I listed 17th-century hall. All guestrooms have views over the gardens and parkland, some with far reaching views to the mountains. The 3 AA Rosettes award-winning restaurant serves freshly prepared food using locally sourced produce. The spa has a large pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, relaxation room and club room. There are 5 beauty and holistic therapy salons with Environ, Aromatherapy Associates, CACI and Jessica products (additional cost). Enjoy traditional afternoon tea and light refreshments in the hall, library and bar, or stay in one of the individual cottages with their own private gardens. Free Wi-Fi is available in all bedrooms and cottages.
Rooms: 31 Stars: 4
The Black Boy Inn is a 16th-century inn located within the walls of Caernarfon’s historic town. It offers a selection of hearty Welsh fare and craft beers, and is a short walk from the town centre and 13th-century castle. Boasting centuries of history, the inn has been updated to a high standard with the use of local and traditional building materials, handcrafted furniture and quality fittings. Its walls are 1.2 to 1.5 metres thick, adding to the inn’s cosy atmosphere, complete with wood panelling, creaking floorboards, low ceilings, narrow staircases and thick wooden beams. Black Jack’s is a separate section of the inn located in a courtyard and features 10 spacious rooms, some with mini kitchens and a seating area. Furthermore, the Edwardian Black Tower, a listed building, is situated at the rear of the inn, a few minutes’ walk from Caernarfon Castle.
Rooms: 33 Stars: 4
Experience the grandeur of a bygone era with a stay at the Lansdowne House. Built in 1908, the boutique hotel offers charming accommodation with private car parking, a terrace and shared lounge. Every room is equipped with a wardrobe, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Guests can enjoy a continental or full cooked breakfast. There’s also a bar for residents and guests. Take a stroll to Llandudno Pier, just under 1 km away, or enjoy activities in and around Llandudno, such as skiing and cycling. Leisure Parks is a short 7-minute walk away, while Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre is 1.4 km away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 106 km from the property.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 5
For centuries, the Ty Gwyn Hotel in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park has been the go-to destination for travelers seeking a luxurious stay. Boasting beamed ceilings, beautiful bedrooms, and international cuisine made with fresh local produce, it is no wonder this award-winning hotel has been a favorite among locals. Enjoy traditional Welsh hospitality in a centuries-old coaching inn, and experience the beauty of Snowdonia National Park. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation, the Ty Gwyn Hotel is the perfect place to make memories.
Rooms: 12 Stars: 4
Perched atop a majestic cliff, Tyr Graig Castle boasts spectacular views of Cardigan Bay. With a 4-star rating, this 1880s Victorian building features original features, such as stained glass windows, and offers free parking, a restaurant, and modern amenities, including TVs and DVD players in each room. Enjoy a relaxing stay with a log fire in the lounge, drinks in the conservatory bar, or a terrace with panoramic sea views. Home-cooked British and Welsh dishes, made with local, fresh ingredients, are served in the restaurant. Just a short drive away, you’ll find the centre of Barmouth.
Rooms: 11 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Snowdonia, UK
Snowdonia, in North Wales, is a stunningly beautiful area of the United Kingdom. With its rugged mountain peaks, expansive lakes, and lush forests, it’s no wonder why people from all over the world come to experience the beauty of this region. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, a relaxing holiday, or a romantic getaway, Snowdonia has something to offer everyone.
When it comes to finding the perfect hotel in Snowdonia, there are several areas you should consider.
First, the coastal towns of Barmouth and Harlech are great places to search for a hotel. Both of these towns are situated close to the sea, so you can enjoy the views of the ocean, as well as the stunning mountains and lakes of Snowdonia. Barmouth is particularly well known for its wide selection of accommodation, with hotels, guesthouses, and cottages available. Harlech is also a great choice, with a variety of hotels, B&Bs, and self-catering options.
Next, the picturesque town of Betws-y-Coed is also a great area to search for a hotel. This quaint village is situated in the heart of Snowdonia and is surrounded by stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Here, you’ll find a variety of hotels, B&Bs, and self-catering options, all of which are sure to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The town of Llanberis is another great area to search for a hotel. Located at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, Llanberis is surrounded by stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Here, you’ll find a variety of hotels and guesthouses, all of which offer great views of the surrounding landscape.
Finally, the villages of Beddgelert and Capel Curig are also great places to search for a hotel in Snowdonia. Beddgelert is a picturesque village situated close to the Snowdon Massif, and Capel Curig is a small village located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Both of these villages provide a great selection of accommodation, with hotels, B&Bs, and self-catering options available.
No matter where you decide to stay in Snowdonia, you’re sure to find a great hotel. With its stunning scenery, outdoor activities, and welcoming locals, Snowdonia is a great destination for a holiday.