Hotel Portmeirion

César award in 1990

'Staying in Portmeirion is like living in a giant theatre set with hidden delights.' In woodlands on a Snowdonia peninsula, this 'quirky' resort has subtropical gardens, a beach, a stone boat, a shell grotto, a bell tower, a dog cemetery and a pan-tiled temple housing a golden statue of Buddha. 'Children particularly adore the fairy-tale aspect of the village.' Created in 1926 by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis - who famously said, 'I would rather be vulgar than boring' - the village now welcomes 250,000 visitors a year (many just for the day). Overnight guests stay in the main hotel; the Victorian castellated mansion, Castell Deudraeth, or rooms, suites and curious, colourful cottages around the estate. Two new family suites were being created as the Guide went to press. Around the village, guests eat in a brasserie, an Italian-style trattoria or a self-service restaurant; in the hotel's main dining room overlooking the estuary, Mark Threadgill's modern menu might include sautéed langoustine tails, smoked apple purée; wild sea bass, crab tortellini, pak choi. 'Breakfast, cooked to order, was very good.' (AT, and others)
  • The setting of the hotel is fabulous, and it is very quirky in design and architecture. The welcome was professional, and we were given a room overlooking the estuary with beautiful views. Overall the staff were very friendly and helpful - the only problem came at checkout with only one receptionist working. The dinner in general was good. Breakfast was very good.

    Annabel Thomas, 02/03/2012

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Local attractions

The national park surrounding the highest mountain in Wales, covering 830 square miles of rugged scenery.
Adventure Mountain
Family friendly outdoor activities.
An Italianate village, most famously featured in 'The Prisoner', starring Patrick McGoohan.
Criccieth Castle
Castle ruins, overlooking Tremadog Bay.

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Contact Details

Hotel Portmeirion

Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth PORTMEIRION Gwynedd Wales LL48 6ER


01766 770000

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


55, 14 in hotel, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled; 11 in Castell Deudraeth, 30 in village.


all year.


hall, lift, 3 lounges, bar, restaurant, brasserie in Castell, children's supper room, function room, beauty salon, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 170-acre grounds (garden), heated swimming pool (8 by 15 metres, May-Sept).

Background music

harpist Fri and Sat nights, Sun lunch during peak season.


all ages welcomed.


only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.


[2013] per person B&B £54.50-£119, D,B&B £79-£144.50. Set meals £39, à la carte £50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.