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In a lively seaside town known equally for its medieval castle and its ice cream parlour, this ancient coaching inn is today a ‘friendly’ hotel with updated bedrooms, a stylish restaurant, and a well-preserved pub whose wonky doors, open fireplace and old photographs create much atmosphere.
Furnished with ‘impressive grandeur’, this small hotel on the promenade has ‘splendid’ public rooms decorated with oil paintings and gilded mirrors; on the upper floors, some of the ‘characterful’ suites take in the panorama of the sea.
On the slopes of Pydew mountain, with views to Conwy Castle and the Snowdonia mountains, a 17th-century mansion in parkland and Arts and Crafts gardens, extended over centuries, is today a luxury hotel and spa.