Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

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Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

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The Lake

The Lake - Champagne escape

Llangammarch Wells

‘It’s like going home,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, who considers Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s country house hotel ‘a regular haunt’.
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Step into Spring

Aberdyfi

‘A hotel with heart and soul’, this long-time favourite overlooking Cardigan Bay has been ‘well run’ by the Cave family and ‘unfailingly cheerful’ staff for more than a century.
From £65 per night
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren - Spring Discount

Glynarthen

A night in a threshing barn may not sound like the last word in luxury, but ‘there’s nothing to find fault with’ at this B&B conversion of a 19th-century livestock farm, where hens wander and chuckle in the ‘beautiful’ grounds.
From £99 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House - Winter Breaks

Fishguard

Close to the lively town square, the smart, powder-blue facade of Helen and Chris Sheldon’s ‘friendly’ Georgian town house gives no clue to the vast sea view that unfurls behind it.
From £85 per night
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
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The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel - Awards Galore Culinary Break

Abergavenny

A ‘fine’ hotel with ‘professional yet friendly’ staff, this renovated 19th-century coaching inn is owned and run by the local Griffiths family.
From £99 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse - Two Night Special Offer

Barmouth

At the end of a jiggledy single-track road up a steep hill, Paula and Peter Thompson’s ‘very family-friendly’, ‘super little hotel’ stands out for its simplicity and personable, folksy charm.
From £110 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
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Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Wales, the land of the Celts

Much has changed, mostly for the better, since a British encyclopaedia carried the infamous entry: “For Wales, see England”. Cross the border into Wales today and differences are immediately apparent. The country is increasingly politically as well as culturally independent. The road signs are bilingual. Welsh is no longer heard only, or even mainly, in West Wales. The old language is spoken by the professional elite in Cardiff, an ever-more confident capital city with spacious parkland, a fine sports stadium and a world-class opera house. Rugby, not soccer, is the game that captures the popular imagination. Welsh male-voice choirs continue to merit their international renown and in the country’s sports stands, as well as its pubs and clubs, people actually sing in tune.

Welsh Hotels and restaurants, once often dire, are improving fast. Chefs use local produce, especially lamb and the meat of Welsh Black cattle, to produce excellent dishes. The cheeses are among the best in Britain. The walks and the beaches are as marvellous as the tourist brochures say they are: along the Lleyn Peninsula, The Gower, the River Wye and the rugged Pembrokeshire Coast. England’s medieval King Edward I aimed to subdue the Welsh when he commissioned his still magnificent castles: Harlech, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris.

Just as impressive are the Italianate fantasy town of Portmeirion designed by Clough Williams-Ellis; the deep disused coal mine (“Big Pit”) at Blaenafon, where ex-miners guide visitors around underground; St David’s Cathedral; and Dylan Thomas’s boathouse at Laughharne. Natural enchantment is provided by hauntingly beautiful national parks: Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast.

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Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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