The quirkiest hotels in Wales

half the fun of a great holiday is having a good story to tell and as with so many stories the devil is in the details, some of which prove to be extremely characterful.  on that note, here are 10 of the quirkiest hotels in wales from the good hotel guide…

The quirkiest hotels in Wales

1
Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch

‘We had a great time at this Boris Johnson of hotels (pretends to be bumbling, actually hugely professional),’ say guests this year of the Fletcher-Brewer family’s ‘lovely, wacky’ hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay.
From £80 per night
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • view
  • outdoor_pool
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
2
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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3
Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

Nant Gwynant

Why visit the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ and ‘old-fashioned’ hotel at the foot of Snowdonia? Well, because it’s there. It was run by the same family back in 1953 when it hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since then.
From £75 per night
  • view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
4
Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

‘Exceptionally welcoming’, ‘traditional but not stuffy’, this B&B wins applause from Guide readers who enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the ‘well-informed’ staff (‘several of whom are family’).
From £95 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
5
Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Dolydd

A Bechstein grand piano presides over the beamed breakfast room in this granite former cowshed, today a modest, characterful B&B run by Eluned Rowlands.
From £90 per night
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
6
Bryniau Golau

Bryniau Golau

Bala

‘A real haven’ on the edge of Snowdonia national park, this small guest house is run by ‘charming hosts’ Katrina Le Saux and Peter Cottee. Their ‘beautiful’ Victorian house overlooks Bala Lake.
From £110 per night
  • view
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
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7
Pentre Mawr

Pentre Mawr

Llandyrnog

From cosseting mod cons to quirky glamping, Bre and Graham Carrington-Sykes have every angle covered at their ‘excellent’ 400-year-old farmstead below Offa’s Dyke.
From £90 per night
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • guest_house
  • parking
8
Ffynnon

Ffynnon

Dolgellau

A touch of romance in a Gothic setting, this handsomely refurbished Victorian rectory stands at the foot of Cadair Idris within the Snowdonia national park.
From £150 per night
  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • parking
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