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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Ty Mawr

Ty Mawr - New Year Break Jan/Feb Special Offer

Brechfa

‘Blessed to be in the beautiful Cothi valley, surrounded by Brechfa Forest’, this 16th-century country house hotel has the feeling of a private home.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'Five Nights for the Price of Four' Self-Catering Special Offer

Llandudno

This Tudor Gothic-style Elizabethan mansion, extended over centuries, overlooks parkland with a rare 17th-century parterre, walled rose garden, cascade, lily pond and follies.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Early Season by the Coast Special Offer

Aberdovey

The Cave-Browne-Cave family have kept a welcome in the hillside at their big, white hotel above Cardigan Bay since the days of silent film, when men wore bowler hats to the beach.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
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The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel - 'January Flash Break' Special Offer

Abergavenny

The handsome Georgian coaching inn, in the centre of Abergavenny, ‘the Gateway to Wales’, has been whisked into a smart townhouse hotel with convivial bar, interesting menus and cheerful staff.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • walking
  • babyfriendly
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Plas Tan-Yr-Allt

Plas Tan-Yr-Allt - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Porthmadog

You can lie in an antique four-poster in the William Madocks room at this singular B&B with views over the Glaslyn estuary to the Rhinog mountains, and listen to steam trains puffing along the sea wall.
From £60 per night
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • adultsonly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • wifi
  • garden
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • golf
  • parking
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Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House - Autumn Two Night Dinner Bed & Breakfast Special Offer

Caernarfon

With its romantic bedrooms and views across the Menai Strait, the former country residence of the Armstrong-Jones family manages to be luxurious yet relaxed.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • weddings
  • romantic
  • walking
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House - New Year Festivities and Fireworks Special Offer

Fishguard

Behind Helen and Chris Sheldon’s pastel blue-painted B&B is a secluded garden terrace with ‘spectacular’ views over Lower Town harbour and across Cardigan Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
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The Bear

The Bear - Winter Dinner Bed and Breakfast Special Offer

Cowbridge

In the heart of Cowbridge, with its fashionable shops and a few miles from the Wales Coast Path, this former coaching inn is popular with locals and visitors alike.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining
  • good_value
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New House Country Hotel

New House Country Hotel - Winter Dinner Bed and Breakfast Special Offer

Cardiff

Just north of the city, magnificent views over Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan spread below this hotel with the air of a country retreat.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • gym
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point

More best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

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: January 27, 2023