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About Wales

If you're looking for windswept and spectacular Wales is for you. It doesn't matter is it's a dramatically buffeted coastline, rocky mountain ranges, or lush river valleys, Wales offers a myriad of opportunities for getting out into the great outdoors. Of course Wales also has lively cities, charming seaside towns and has had many thousands of years in which to build wonderful castles, historic homes and fascinating structures. And some of these have now been converted into the best places to stay in Wales.

North Wales

North Wales is a great destination for active folk, and active families are especially well catered for. As well as access to Snowdonia National Park and the Wales Coastal Path, there are also several areas classified as Outstanding Natural Beauties. Then there are the stunning beaches along dramatically rugged coastlines and rocky interiors, and also plenty of rainy-day heritage activities.

South and Mid Wales

South and Mid Wales have the main cities, Cardiff and Swansea. But also the vast mecca for walkers and cyclists that is the Brecon Beacons, parts of the Wye Valley, and the Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula - where you can find some of the best beaches, and surfing conditions, in Wales.

West Wales

As you get into West Wales you'll notice road signs changing from English above Welsh to Welsh above English. This is the heartland of traditional Wales and Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion really feel a long way, culturally, from the rest of the mainland. The coastline is tamer, with more sandy stretches, dotted with candy-coloured harbour towns, so this is great place for a unique seaside holiday.

For wild windswept views

  • Chateau Rhianfa in Anglesey, North Wales has been beautifully converted inside a Grade II listed, Gothic style property inspired by Loire chateaux. Overlooking the Menai Straits - with it's own private beach, and close to both the Wales Coastal Path and Snowdonia National Park, this property has 22 rooms plus three self catering cottages.
  • Llys Meddyg 'Doctor's Court' is an artistic, family-run restaurant with rooms on the Nevern estuary in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. There are just nine bedrooms. In summer there's a garden restaurant and in winter they put on huge log fires to combat the bracing weather outside.
  • The Bell at Skenfrith is a stylishly converted old coaching inn with lovely rooms and excellent food, set amid the unspoiled countryside of Monmouthshire. Relaxed and family friendly, this is the perfect spot for outdoor adventurers.
  • The Corran Resort & Spa is a converted farmhouse in a magical setting. The closest town is Laugharne, imbued with the spirit of Dylan Thomas, but you're so separated by marches that you feel a world away. There's a spa, cinema and monthly music and literary evenings to keep you inspired. And a vast kitchen garden influencing the excellent food.

For the pleasures of the coast

  • Escape Boutique B&B in Llandudno, North Wales, is a boutique B&B converted from a Victorian villa in a small, seaside town. There are nine rooms and they're all individually decorated with contemporary style.
  • The Harbourmaster Hotel in Aberaeron, West Wales, is a friendly seaside hotel with 13 rooms spread between three historic, harbourside buildings. Bright Klein blue on the outside, there's also plenty of colour inside, and the kind of views a Harbourmaster would need.
  • St Brides Spa Hotel right on the Pembrokeshire Coastal path, is slick but friendly, with all kinds of enticing sounding therapy options, a sea-facing infinity pool, a fine dining restaurant and modern rooms.

For foodies

  • Tyddyn Llan is a small, elegant Georgian country house in the remote and peaceful Vale of Edeyrnion in North Wales. Essentially a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms, this is a romantic escape on the River Dee.
  • Plas Bodegroes is another of North Wales' Michelin starred hotels. Also a Georgian manor house, it's the location, on the Lleyn peninsular, close to the beach, which is the main difference, and this also effects the menu!
  • Llys Meddyg is a family run restaurant with rooms on the Nevern Estuary, in West Wales. There are nine pretty bedrooms and walls are crammed with local art. Food comes in a variety of options (all delicious) from fine dining to family friendly and all focus on locally sourced seasonal produce.
  • Manorhaus in Ruthin, North Wales is an art gallery, meets restaurant meets boutique hotel. It's got just eight rooms, so it's intimate, but the restaurant and gallery lounge attract locals and other visitors so it's got a vibrant atmosphere. And you're in the foodie-friendly market town of Ruthin - the 'gateway to North Wales.
  • Felin Fach Griffin in the Brecon Beacons is an old inn, and now great gastropub, in the Brecon Beacons, not far from Hay-on-Wye. Close to the main road, but in the heart of great walking territory, this is a friendly and welcoming place.

For the ultimate escape

  • Y Meirionnydd is a Hotel Guru favourite. Right in the heart of Snowdonia, this former county gaol is now a smart hotel, serving great food. It's five comfortable rooms start from £75 per night, so it's also a great value option for walkers and mountain bikers who're exploring Snowdonia.
  • Ty Mawr Mansion is a remote Georgian country house close to Wales' Heritage Coastline and the Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron. Surrounded by 12 acres of parkland, inside the hotel's six rooms offer generous proportions and every comfort. Only children over 12 are welcomed.
  • The New White Lion is a wonderfully warm and welcoming retreat with a backdrop of the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains.
  • Gliffaes Hotel is close by, but deeper in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, right by the Usk River, a fisherman's dream. This is a traditional country retreat with plush trimmings and refined rooms. As well as anglers, this is a great hotel for walkers and cyclists.

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  3. the best places to stay in West Wales,
  4. or the best places to stay in South or Mid Wales,
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See all » 16 hotels in South and Mid Wales

  • Hotel One Hundred 7 rooms from $63

    Cardiff

    Hotel One Hundred is a family owned and managed bed and breakfast in Cardiff City Centre. The hotel has seven clean, simple, fully en-suite bedrooms and offer a continental breakfast each morning. Great value just a short walk from all of the shops and attractions of Cardiff city centre.

    Learning  -  Ideal for guests visiting Cardiff University, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff School of Engineering.
    Sights nearby  -  The Millennium Stadium, The National Museum Of Wales
    Close to nightlife  -  In close proximity to Cardiff city centre
    Other Activities  -  Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff Castle
    Check prices
  • Morgans Townhouse 22 rooms from $85

    Swansea, South and Mid Wales

    Modernist annexe to Morgan's Hotel. Individually styled rooms with parquet floors, crisp white linen and flat screen TVs. The adjoining hotel provides style and entertainment with a slick Champagne Bar and smart yet laid backed dining. Ideally equipped for a both business and weekend getaway.

    Value chic  -  Stylish contemporary hotel with smart bar and restaurant, at a reasonable price.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the stunning Clyde Gardens for a breath of fresh air and an exotic array of plants.
    Sights nearby  -  Near Gower Peninsular, Britain's first named Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty.
    Surfing  -  Ideal conditions at Gower Peninsular beaches.
    Check prices

See all » 16 hotels in North Wales

  • Llwyndu Farmhouse 7 rooms from $68

    Gwynedd

    Overlooking Cardigan Bay and at the foot of the Rhinog Mountains, Llwyndu Farmhouse is a cosy private hotel for Bed & Breakfast. The farmhouse provides comfortable accommodation in rooms full of character and quirkiness. Surrounded by natural beauty, this is ideal for the enthusiastic walker.

    Sights nearby  -  Ardudwy, north from Barmouth is rich in prehistoric and early settlements. Investigate burial chambers, forts and huts.
    Trekking  -  The Rhinogydd mountains just behind the farmhouse.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy stunning sunsets across Cardigan Bay.
    Local markets  -  Explore the nearby town of Harlech.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices
  • West Arms Hotel 16 rooms from $85

    Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, North Wales

    Unspoiled 16th Century Inn nestled in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains. Traditional aspects maintained with the original features and antiques. Rooms are cosy and unique, with modern bathrooms. Seasonal menus, daily specials and a fully stocked bar entice locals and guests alike.

    Sights nearby  -  Chirk Castle built in 1310 includes a dungeon and tower.
    Great walks  -  Explore the Chirk Aqueduct along the River Dee.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Check prices

See all » 13 hotels in Gwynedd

  • Llwyndu Farmhouse 7 rooms from $68

    Gwynedd

    Overlooking Cardigan Bay and at the foot of the Rhinog Mountains, Llwyndu Farmhouse is a cosy private hotel for Bed & Breakfast. The farmhouse provides comfortable accommodation in rooms full of character and quirkiness. Surrounded by natural beauty, this is ideal for the enthusiastic walker.

    Sights nearby  -  Ardudwy, north from Barmouth is rich in prehistoric and early settlements. Investigate burial chambers, forts and huts.
    Trekking  -  The Rhinogydd mountains just behind the farmhouse.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy stunning sunsets across Cardigan Bay.
    Local markets  -  Explore the nearby town of Harlech.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices
  • Seiont Manor Hotel 28 rooms from $91

    Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Country house hotel on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Wonderful views especially on a clear day and all rooms boast either a balcony or patio doors. Enjoy outdoor pursuits and come back to delicious 2 AA Rosette dinners.

    Great walks  -  On the edge of Snowdonia National Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Indoor Pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
    Check prices

See all » 10 hotels in Pembrokeshire

  • Trefloyne Manor 12 rooms from $143

    Tenby

    A lovely country hotel, set on the Pembrokeshire coast. The rooms are elegant and spacious with tasteful furnishings and excellent balcony views. In the summer, delicious home cooked food can be enjoyed on the veranda. Explore the beautiful surrounding National Park or go for a round of golf.

    Business meetings  -  With excellent conference facilities and a business centre, it's perfect for a business trip in the Welsh countryside.
    Country Escape  -  A cosy and enchanting spot from which to explore the south Pembrokeshire coast.
    Sights nearby  -  This is castle country with Tenby Castle, Carew Castle and Manorbier Castle all closeby.
    Great walks  -  Excellent walking in the surrounding Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
    Check prices
  • Hammet House 14 rooms from $156

    Cardigan, Pembrokeshire

    Luxury boltholt with great food close to Cardigan

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Check prices

See all » 6 hotels in Conwy

  • Escape Boutique B&B 9 rooms from $116

    Llandudno, Conwy

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

    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 10 years.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices
  • Castle Hotel 28 rooms from $154

    Conwy

    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.

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Conwy and the North Wales coastline.
    Great walks  -  Along the coast and in Snowdonia National Park
    Spa  -  With a good range of treatments and massages
    Sights nearby  -  Conwy Castle
    Check prices

See all » 5 hotels in Carmarthenshire

  • The Cawdor 23 rooms from $85

    Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

    A landmark building in the lovely village of Llandeilo. Large rooms mix contemporary design with a traditional feel. High ceilings with criss-crossing wooden beams. The large bar sells regional drinks and the restaurant serves up wholesome welsh food. An ideal base for exploring Wales.

    Country Escape  -  A cosy hotel with plenty of walking opportunities from the Brecon Beacon National Park to Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay.
    Great walks  -  Just outside the town find yourself in stunning countryside with endless walking options.
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby attractions include the medieval Dinefwr and Carreg Cennen castles.
    Traditional
    Check prices
  • Browns Hotel 14 rooms from $98

    Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

    Built in 1752 and forever linked to poet and writer Dylan Thomas, Brown's Hotel is now an iconic literary address. The rooms have been elegantly refurbished and the bar is stocked with plenty of Welsh ales. An ideal place to stay for any Thomas fans looking to relive and explore his past.

    Full of character  -  Was favourite watering hole of poet and writer Dylan Thomas
    Great walks  -  Follow the lovely two-mile 'Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk'
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the magnificent Laugharne Castle
    Birdwatching  -  Birdwatching at the Grist
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices

See all » 4 hotels in Cardiff

  • Hotel One Hundred 7 rooms from $63

    Cardiff

    Hotel One Hundred is a family owned and managed bed and breakfast in Cardiff City Centre. The hotel has seven clean, simple, fully en-suite bedrooms and offer a continental breakfast each morning. Great value just a short walk from all of the shops and attractions of Cardiff city centre.

    Learning  -  Ideal for guests visiting Cardiff University, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff School of Engineering.
    Sights nearby  -  The Millennium Stadium, The National Museum Of Wales
    Close to nightlife  -  In close proximity to Cardiff city centre
    Other Activities  -  Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff Castle
    Check prices
  • Holm House 12 rooms from $143

    Cardiff (Penarth)

    Located in a tranquil setting on the Penarth cliff tops, with stunning views of the Welsh coastline, Holm House Hotel is the perfect seaside escape. The hotel boasts a luxury spa, fine dining and lavishly decorated, individually designed bedrooms. A contemporary hotel with a warm heart.

    Learning  -  Visit the local Turner House Art Gallery
    Other Activities  -  Visit nearby Cosmeston Medieval Village
    Wildlife Area  -  Explore Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
    Golf  -  The Glamorganshire Golf Club
    Check prices

See all » 16 hotels in South and Mid Wales

  • Hotel One Hundred 7 rooms from $63

    Cardiff

    Hotel One Hundred is a family owned and managed bed and breakfast in Cardiff City Centre. The hotel has seven clean, simple, fully en-suite bedrooms and offer a continental breakfast each morning. Great value just a short walk from all of the shops and attractions of Cardiff city centre.

    Learning  -  Ideal for guests visiting Cardiff University, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff School of Engineering.
    Sights nearby  -  The Millennium Stadium, The National Museum Of Wales
    Close to nightlife  -  In close proximity to Cardiff city centre
    Other Activities  -  Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff Castle
    Check prices
  • Morgans Townhouse 22 rooms from $85

    Swansea, South and Mid Wales

    Modernist annexe to Morgan's Hotel. Individually styled rooms with parquet floors, crisp white linen and flat screen TVs. The adjoining hotel provides style and entertainment with a slick Champagne Bar and smart yet laid backed dining. Ideally equipped for a both business and weekend getaway.

    Value chic  -  Stylish contemporary hotel with smart bar and restaurant, at a reasonable price.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the stunning Clyde Gardens for a breath of fresh air and an exotic array of plants.
    Sights nearby  -  Near Gower Peninsular, Britain's first named Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty.
    Surfing  -  Ideal conditions at Gower Peninsular beaches.
    Check prices

See all » 16 hotels in North Wales

  • Llwyndu Farmhouse 7 rooms from $68

    Gwynedd

    Overlooking Cardigan Bay and at the foot of the Rhinog Mountains, Llwyndu Farmhouse is a cosy private hotel for Bed & Breakfast. The farmhouse provides comfortable accommodation in rooms full of character and quirkiness. Surrounded by natural beauty, this is ideal for the enthusiastic walker.

    Sights nearby  -  Ardudwy, north from Barmouth is rich in prehistoric and early settlements. Investigate burial chambers, forts and huts.
    Trekking  -  The Rhinogydd mountains just behind the farmhouse.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy stunning sunsets across Cardigan Bay.
    Local markets  -  Explore the nearby town of Harlech.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices
  • West Arms Hotel 16 rooms from $85

    Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, North Wales

    Unspoiled 16th Century Inn nestled in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains. Traditional aspects maintained with the original features and antiques. Rooms are cosy and unique, with modern bathrooms. Seasonal menus, daily specials and a fully stocked bar entice locals and guests alike.

    Sights nearby  -  Chirk Castle built in 1310 includes a dungeon and tower.
    Great walks  -  Explore the Chirk Aqueduct along the River Dee.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Check prices

See all » 13 hotels in Gwynedd

  • Llwyndu Farmhouse 7 rooms from $68

    Gwynedd

    Overlooking Cardigan Bay and at the foot of the Rhinog Mountains, Llwyndu Farmhouse is a cosy private hotel for Bed & Breakfast. The farmhouse provides comfortable accommodation in rooms full of character and quirkiness. Surrounded by natural beauty, this is ideal for the enthusiastic walker.

    Sights nearby  -  Ardudwy, north from Barmouth is rich in prehistoric and early settlements. Investigate burial chambers, forts and huts.
    Trekking  -  The Rhinogydd mountains just behind the farmhouse.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy stunning sunsets across Cardigan Bay.
    Local markets  -  Explore the nearby town of Harlech.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices
  • Seiont Manor Hotel 28 rooms from $91

    Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Country house hotel on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Wonderful views especially on a clear day and all rooms boast either a balcony or patio doors. Enjoy outdoor pursuits and come back to delicious 2 AA Rosette dinners.

    Great walks  -  On the edge of Snowdonia National Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Indoor Pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
    Check prices

See all » 10 hotels in Pembrokeshire

  • Trefloyne Manor 12 rooms from $143

    Tenby

    A lovely country hotel, set on the Pembrokeshire coast. The rooms are elegant and spacious with tasteful furnishings and excellent balcony views. In the summer, delicious home cooked food can be enjoyed on the veranda. Explore the beautiful surrounding National Park or go for a round of golf.

    Business meetings  -  With excellent conference facilities and a business centre, it's perfect for a business trip in the Welsh countryside.
    Country Escape  -  A cosy and enchanting spot from which to explore the south Pembrokeshire coast.
    Sights nearby  -  This is castle country with Tenby Castle, Carew Castle and Manorbier Castle all closeby.
    Great walks  -  Excellent walking in the surrounding Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
    Check prices
  • Hammet House 14 rooms from $156

    Cardigan, Pembrokeshire

    Luxury boltholt with great food close to Cardigan

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Check prices

See all » 6 hotels in Conwy

  • Escape Boutique B&B 9 rooms from $116

    Llandudno, Conwy

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

    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 10 years.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices
  • Castle Hotel 28 rooms from $154

    Conwy

    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.

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Conwy and the North Wales coastline.
    Great walks  -  Along the coast and in Snowdonia National Park
    Spa  -  With a good range of treatments and massages
    Sights nearby  -  Conwy Castle
    Check prices

See all » 5 hotels in Carmarthenshire

  • The Cawdor 23 rooms from $85

    Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

    A landmark building in the lovely village of Llandeilo. Large rooms mix contemporary design with a traditional feel. High ceilings with criss-crossing wooden beams. The large bar sells regional drinks and the restaurant serves up wholesome welsh food. An ideal base for exploring Wales.

    Country Escape  -  A cosy hotel with plenty of walking opportunities from the Brecon Beacon National Park to Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay.
    Great walks  -  Just outside the town find yourself in stunning countryside with endless walking options.
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby attractions include the medieval Dinefwr and Carreg Cennen castles.
    Traditional
    Check prices
  • Browns Hotel 14 rooms from $98

    Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

    Built in 1752 and forever linked to poet and writer Dylan Thomas, Brown's Hotel is now an iconic literary address. The rooms have been elegantly refurbished and the bar is stocked with plenty of Welsh ales. An ideal place to stay for any Thomas fans looking to relive and explore his past.

    Full of character  -  Was favourite watering hole of poet and writer Dylan Thomas
    Great walks  -  Follow the lovely two-mile 'Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk'
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the magnificent Laugharne Castle
    Birdwatching  -  Birdwatching at the Grist
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
    Check prices

See all » 4 hotels in Cardiff

  • Hotel One Hundred 7 rooms from $63

    Cardiff

    Hotel One Hundred is a family owned and managed bed and breakfast in Cardiff City Centre. The hotel has seven clean, simple, fully en-suite bedrooms and offer a continental breakfast each morning. Great value just a short walk from all of the shops and attractions of Cardiff city centre.

    Learning  -  Ideal for guests visiting Cardiff University, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff School of Engineering.
    Sights nearby  -  The Millennium Stadium, The National Museum Of Wales
    Close to nightlife  -  In close proximity to Cardiff city centre
    Other Activities  -  Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff Castle
    Check prices
  • Holm House 12 rooms from $143

    Cardiff (Penarth)

    Located in a tranquil setting on the Penarth cliff tops, with stunning views of the Welsh coastline, Holm House Hotel is the perfect seaside escape. The hotel boasts a luxury spa, fine dining and lavishly decorated, individually designed bedrooms. A contemporary hotel with a warm heart.

    Learning  -  Visit the local Turner House Art Gallery
    Other Activities  -  Visit nearby Cosmeston Medieval Village
    Wildlife Area  -  Explore Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
    Golf  -  The Glamorganshire Golf Club
    Check prices