Good Hotel Guide Review
Rich in antiques, fine wood panelling and painted ceilings, this sumptuous, well-refurbished country house hotel, in an historic Victorian manor house, lies on the edge of Snowdonia national park. Sustainably run, the hotel is powered by one of the country’s oldest running hydro-electric plants; it bottles its own spring water, and has the pick of local suppliers for Gareth Stevenson’s seasonal fine-dining menus in the formal restaurant. Spacious bedrooms have original features, with added luxuries (a complimentary decanter of sherry, a TV disguised as a gilt-framed mirror). Two suites are in a turret; another room has rich chinoiserie decor. Board games in the library; lawn games, animals for petting outside. Travelling dogs are properly pampered.
Palé Hall, Palé Estate
Grand Hall, 2 drawing rooms, library, 3 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 50-acre grounds, parking.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 5 bedrooms, Grand Hall, library (£25 per dog).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £275–£860, D,B&B £385–£970. Taster menu £70 (6 courses), £90 (10 courses), à la carte £70.