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About Conwy

Conwy is a tiny county in North Wales, centred around a market town with the same name, and spreading a little along the coastline to Penmaenmawr in one direction, and Colywn Bay and Abergele in the other; across the river mouth to Llandudno Junction, and south to Llanrwst and Llanfairfechan, and the Gwydir Forest Park. The location is both picturesque and ideal for exploring the North Welsh Coastline, the Isle of Anglesey, and Snowdonia. The best places to stay in Conwy are a very varied mix of pubs-with-rooms, charming B&Bs, grand hotels with a view, and seaside spa hotels.

Some of our favourite hotels are actually in Conwy, which is a fantastic choice for families, or anyone who likes a serving of history with their beach break. The town's medieval walls are World Heritage Listed, and surround the 13th century Conwy Castle. Conwy also has a ruined abbey, a suspension bridge built to look like a part of the castle, a 14th century merchant’s house, an Elizabethan house, and the smallest house in Great Britain — just 3.05 x 1.8metres.There's also a great collection of pubs.

Outside of Conwy Town, some of the best places to stay in Conwy include Victorian seaside darling Llandudno, often referred to as “Wales’ preeminent seaside resort”, complete with a blue flag beach and elegant villas; Llanrwst, another market town just over a kilometre from Snowdonia National Park; and Betws-y-Coed, which is also close to Snowdonia (often referred to as the “Gateway to Snowdonia”) and also known for its charming collection of places to eat, drink and browse.

The Best Places to Stay in Conwy

For a Country House Hotel

  • Bodysgallen Hall & Spa is a 13th century hall, set in beautiful formal gardens. Accommodation is in the main house, and 16 pretty cottage suites arranged around the grounds. The 15 bedrooms and suites in the main house are decorated in smart country house fashion, compete with original antiques that belong with the hall, while the cottages offer more contemporary luxury. The hotel has a spa, and a gym, and an impressive restaurant.

For Historic Charm

  • Castle Hotel is a 300 year old coaching inn with fantastic views of Conway castle. As well as an ornate Gothic facade, you can expect 28 individually designed rooms and suites, a restaurant championing local Welsh produce and a spa. The decor is opulent, and classical, but with all the mod cons.
  • The Empire Hotel is an historic hotel, complete with a pillared entrance, opening onto a hugereception, and grand living space. This is a sizeable hotel, with 54 rooms and suites all decorated with classical details like chandeliers, marble bathrooms, heavy drapes and a good collection of antiques. The restaurant serves modern British fare, and the bar is friendly. We love the views, the spa and indoor pool. Many of the rooms can be configured for families.

For a Sea Views

  • Obsorne House Hotel is a six-room hotel converted from a Victorian townhouse right on the seafront at Llandudno. The suites have the best views, and are spaciously arranged, with separate living space. The hotel has plenty of communal living space: grand sitting rooms with huge fireplaces, and chandelier-lit lounges. Expect art and antiques all around.
  • The Quay Hotel & Spa is a popular waterfront spa hotel, close to Llandudno Junction, with views across the river mouth to Conwy Castle. Its 74 rooms and suites have a nautical flavour; our favourites have sea views from large windows, and private balconies. There’s a very good restaurant, and a terrace on the water’s edge, plus a pool and spa. This is a great choice for families, they offer designated kids’ swimming time slots, a great kids’ menu, and pull-out beds in many rooms.

For Walkers

  • Coed Mawr Hall’s spectacular views of the Welsh mountains are an inspiration. Inside are just four guest rooms, plus a charming breakfast room and elegant sitting room. The grandest of the bedrooms has a four-poster bed, but they all offer plenty of charm, plus nice antiques. Breakfast will set walkers up for the day well, and there are some excellent local pubs within strolling distance for evening meals.
  • Tan y Foel is a charming stone cottage turned six room B&B, set in mature gardens and with views that soar across the valleys to Snowdonia on a clear day. The decor is surprisingly contemporary with feature wallpapers and a modern colour scheme. The location is ideal for walkers. Adults only.

Best B&Bs

  • Escape Boutique B&B is an eclectically decorated nine room B&B, in nearby Llandudno. It’s been converted from a large Victorian villa, but while some of the rooms have retained their original detailing and historic feel, some have been totally made over to contemporary standards. All of the rooms have high end features including Bose iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and high thread count Egyptian linen.
  • Llandudno’s Bryn Goleu Bed and Breakfast is a charming, owner-run B&B with sea views and a large garden. In fact the cottage is only 750m from Llandudno’s North Shore Beach. All of the guest rooms are done in simple classic style and have contemporary styled bathrooms. There's also a living room with open fireplace, and sun terrace with incredible views. The homemade breakfasts feature local Welsh produce and delicacies.

Prefer a Private Apartment or Cottage?

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Conway’s closest airports are Manchester Airport and Liverpool Airport. Manchester Airport is about an hour and a quarter away from Llandudno Junction Station by car or taxi, or about two and a half hours by train. Liverpool is about an hour and ten minutes drive to the same spot, or about three hours by train. If you’re coming from the direction of London it’s definitely worth catching the train rather than flying, because it’s only three hours from London Euston.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Conwy is a town with a beach, but it’s not a hot and sunny seaside town. Even in the summer months the average high hovers around 20°C. The coastal position keeps things mild, but the pay off is the humidity, and the regular rain and showers. The summer is drier, but there’s still enough rain to keep the landscape looking lush and green. Summer is the busiest time for visitors, with lots of families enjoying school holidays here. We like Conwy in late spring, when the wildflowers are blooming, and the daylight is lengthening. Expect maximum temperatures of around 16°C in May

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Best Hotels in Conwy

  • Escape Boutique B&B Llandudno 9 rooms from £89

    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 10 years.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Boutique
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide

    Boutique B&B in small seaside town. Urban interior within a traditional Victorian villa. Rooms with all mod-cons. See More

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  • Coed Mawr Hall CONWY, Conwy 4 rooms from £90

    Country Escape  -  Boasting a secluded spot amidst mountains and valleys, ideal for a rural getaway.
    Fishing  -  Lake, river and sea fishing are all available locally.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    GardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A lovingly renovated country house commanding a spectacular location overlooking the beautiful Welsh mountains. Rooms are spacious with a traditional unfussy feel. Breakfast is an indulgent affair and there's a number of pubs in the vicinity to try in the evening or along the way on a ramble. See More

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  • Empire Hotel Llandudno (Conwy) 54 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  There is plenty to do locally whether you want to spend time in nature or visit historical sites
    Historic  -  The property dates back to 1946 and has been in the same family for three generations
    Great walks  -  Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible from the property and has a vast network of walking trails
    Restaurant  -  The Watkins & Co Restaurant serves modern British cuisine in an elegant setting
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolParking

    A grand historic hotel that has been run by the same family for three generations. Elegant rooms range in size but are traditionally dressed with antiques, marble bathrooms, and original features. A restaurant serves modern British fare and there's a spoiling spa too. A classic coastal getaway. See More

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  • Castle Hotel Conwy 28 rooms from £118

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Conwy and the North Wales coastline.
    Restaurant  -  Seasonally changing menus featuring locally sourced produce
    Great walks  -  Along the coast and in Snowdonia National Park
    Spa  -  With a good range of treatments and massages
    SpaRestaurantDisabled access

    300 year old old coaching inn with views of a Conwy castle. Individually designed rooms offer a clever combination of contemporary style & traditional comfort. The restaurant serves local Welsh produce and there's a spa for pampering. A great base for exploring the North Welsh coast. See More

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  • Bryn Goleu Bed and Breakfast Llandudno from £125

    Country Escape  -  Wonderfully secluded rural spot, yet well-connected to local beaches, sites & Llandudno town
    Back to Nature  -  A very comfortable & homey base for exploring Snowdonia National Park
    Great walks  -  A range of walks from the property offer amazing views of Snowdonia National Park, Conwy Estuary & Anglesey
    Views  -  Elevated position on Nant-Y-Gamar mountain means that sea & countryside views are plentiful
    GardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Charming owner-run B&B with sea views & acres of gardens outside Llandudno. Very comfortable recently-renovated rooms boast modern bathrooms; traditional public areas include a fireside living room & sun terrace. Tranquil natural setting makes this ideal for those after a peaceful rural break. See More

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  • Tan y Foel Llanrwst, Conwy 6 rooms from £158

    Sights nearby  -  6 minutes drive from Betws-y-Coed with its mixtures of Boutiques, Art Gallery, restaurants and Bistros
    Great walks  -  Explore the many footpaths nearby or for the fearless there's Snowdonia.
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 12s only
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    GardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    A traditional Welsh stone building, this luxury B&B enjoys stunning views across the valleys and on a clear day, Snowdonia. Rooms are spacious and contemporary in style with plush fabrics and modern en suite bathrooms. A stylish getaway in North Wales, ideal for keen walkers or local exploring. See More

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  • Bodysgallen Hall & Spa Conwy 22 rooms from £159

    Historic  -  The oldest part of the house is a five storey tower, probably dating from the late 13th century
    Birdwatching  -  The local RSPB Nature Reserve on the Conwy Estuary is a must for birdwatchers
    Great walks  -  2 miles from Llandudno, a perfectly preserved Victorian Seaside resort.
    Local markets  -  2 miles from the medieval town of Conwy.
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled access

    Dating back to the 13th Century, Bodysgallen Hall & Spa lies in beautiful formal gardens and features 15 bedrooms in the main house, Principal Suites, and 16 delightful cottage suites in the grounds. The hotel is ideally placed for local historic castles, golf courses and the coast of North Wales. See More

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  • Quay Hotel & Spa Conwy 74 rooms from £169

    Total relaxation  -  With fresh sea air, a spoiling spa, and great dining — this is a good option for a relaxing break
    Active Holiday  -  Whether sailing, golf, or walking is your thing — this is a lovely spot to spend time outside
    Restaurant  -  The Ebb and Flow restaurant uses local produce to create modern British fare. The seafood is especially good
    Spa  -  The spa offers an extensive range of treatments using ESPA products
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParking

    A popular spa hotel boasting epic views across the bay to Conwy Castle. Rooms have a subtle nautical theme and feel fresh and modern. The best have balconies and sea views. A spoiling spa uses ESPA products and includes an indoor pool and sauna. A convivial restaurant completes the picture. See More

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  • Osborne House Hotel Llandudno, Conwy 6 rooms from £200

    Local exploring  -  Whether your interest lies at land or sea Osborne House is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the country.
    Value chic  -  Lavish old world feel without the prohibative price tag- think marble fireplaces, fluted pillars and antique furnishings.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool at the Empire Hotel is avaliable to guests at Osborne House.
    Sights nearby  -  The worlds largest Bronze Age Copper Mine are located in the Great Orme
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    Victorian townhouse now 5* boutique on the Llandudno's seafront. The listed building houses antiques and fine art works in all rooms. Suites are comfortable with sea views. Continental breakfast to start the day, lunch and dinner at the casual cafe. A beautiful find in the Welsh countryside. See More

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