Five historic hotels to visit in Wales

It’s not just beautiful views and nice linen that makes a good hotel, it’s the story behind it and the character as well.  So with that in mind, here are five historic hotels you have to visit in Wales from the Good Hotel Guide…

Five historic hotels to visit in Wales

1
Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

Pheasants scatter on the lawn around this Italianate mansion standing ‘proudly’ by the River Usk, where Guide inspectors in 2016 found ‘a fine house filled with warm, amiable staff’.
From £135 per night
  • view
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled
  • wifi
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2
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Llandudno

The name may mean ‘house among thistles’, but the ‘meticulously kept’ combination of manicured lawns, knotted gardens and meadow flowers tells otherwise.
From £189 per night
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
3
Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Llyswen

There’s ‘birdsong in the air’ and ‘a great atmosphere of peace’ at this ‘glorious’ country house hotel, in large gardens descending to the River Wye, say Guide inspectors.
From £145.00 per night
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
4
Castle Cottage

Castle Cottage

Harlech

How times change: steps from the medieval castle, Glyn and Jacqueline Roberts’s ‘impressive’ restaurant-with-rooms occupies two of Harlech’s oldest buildings, described in 1798 as a cheerless spot offering no bed, just a dirt floor strewn with rushes. Today, Guide readers praise the ‘excellent’ contemporary rooms, each well equipped with a king-size bed, tea and coffee, fresh fruit, Welsh spring water, slippers.
From £130 per night
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
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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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