Best luxury and boutique hotels 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.
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Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - Seven nights for the price of five Special Offer

Llandudno

Set in 220 acres of parkland, this antique-filled Elizabethan mansion has plenty to impress, from the oak-panelled hall and 13th-century tower to the modern spa and ‘lovely’ gardens.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel

Aberdovey

Treffedian Hotel has closed, but hopes to reopen in February 2021. It may have a four-star rating, but there is nothing too swanky about this child-friendly, dog-friendly hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay, across the road from dunes, golf links and white-sand beach.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel - Winter Wonderland Special Offer

Abergavenny

Whether you stay in the Victorian lodge in Abergavenny Castle grounds, in the former stables, or in the main building, William Griffiths’s Georgian coaching inn on the edge of the Brecon Beacons continues to impress.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel - Christmas Package Special Offer

St Davids

A Georgian windmill sits at the heart of Wales’s first contemporary arts hotel, on the edge of the UK’s smallest city, a stroll from Caerfai Bay.
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • boutique
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • garden
  • electric_charging_point
  • surfing
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Roch Castle Hotel

Roch Castle Hotel - Midweek Special Offer

Roch

In a dramatic setting, on a rocky outcrop above the Pembrokeshire landscape, this 12th-century Norman castle reigns over a panorama that takes in St Brides Bay and the Preseli hills.
  • weddings
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • garden
  • historic
  • parking
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Winter Break Special Offer

Crickhowell

‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
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The Grove

The Grove - Gourmet Escape Special Offer

Narberth

Jacobean splendour meets Arts and Crafts elegance at this gleaming white hotel, set in a leafy glade outside one of Pembrokeshire’s prettiest market towns.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
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More best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

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Porth Tocyn Hotel
Porth Tocyn Hotel, Abersoch
‘I would love to keep it to myself, but I thought I should share the good news.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
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Plas Dinas Country House
Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon
‘Wow! This is the most wonderful country house,’ writes a reader.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • historic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings

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

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. Also check out our hotels in North Wales and South Wales, and Anglesey.

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Last updated: November 30, 2020