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 offer

Llangammarch Wells

Approached via quiet lanes bordered by hedgerows and dark-limbed trees, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s Victorian hunting lodge-turned-country house hotel stands in extensive grounds stretching to a lake on the River Irfon.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • disabled
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Great Value Winter Breaks

Aberdyfi

‘The sun doesn’t have to shine before you get a warm welcome,’ writes a reader in 2017, of this much-loved hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • b&b
  • disabled
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The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel - Shades of Autumn from £160

Abergavenny

Take your lead from the locals beating a path to the door of this ‘handsomely refurbished’ 19th-century coaching inn: there are ‘very good scones, elegantly served on pretty china’ at the renowned afternoon tea, say trusted reporters this year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes - Exclusive 10% discount

Pwllheli

Chris and Gunna Chown’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Grade II* listed Georgian country house on the remote Lleyn peninsula, enchants visitors old and new.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren - Three for Two Autumn Break

Glynarthen

‘A cross between a hotel, a B&B and a holiday cottage, with the advantages of each, this is a very special place,’ say regular Guide readers this year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • disabled
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The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House - 20% Discount Autumn/Winter Special Offer

Fishguard

The powder-blue facade of Helen and Chris Sheldon’s Georgian townhouse, with its smart portico, gives a hint of chic B&B accommodation within.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • b&b
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Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse - Two Night Special Offer

Barmouth

Rustic and folksy, Paula and Peter Thompson’s ‘quirky’ 16th-century farmhouse at the base of the Rhinog mountains is a ‘friendly, welcoming’ spot and a fine base for exploring a ‘lovely part of the country’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel - Ultimate Indugence Getaway

Saundersfoot

‘The sea views, over Saundersfoot Bay, are wonderful and exceptional’ at this family-friendly hotel, perched above a village in the Pembrokeshire Coast national park.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled

Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Luxury hotels, boutique retreats and cheap B&Bs in Wales

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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