Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

‘Without exception the house and its antique contents are fabulous; it’s an absolute gem,’ wrote a long-term Guide reader after visiting the National Trust hotel overlooking Snowdonia. More

Contact details

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
The Royal Welsh Way
LL30 1RS
01492 584466

Hotel information


31. 16 in cottages, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year, restaurant closed Mon and Tues lunch.


hall, drawing room, library, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 220-acre park (gardens, tennis, croquet), spa (16-metre swimming pool).

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no under-6s in hotel, or under-8s in spa.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £170–£410, double £190–£470, D,B&B double £354–£634. A la carte £60. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Without exception the house and its antique contents are fabulous; it’s an absolute gem,’ wrote a long-term Guide reader after visiting the National Trust hotel overlooking Snowdonia. The Grade I listed mansion ‘is furnished in suitably grand style’, reports another, ‘with staff in plaid waistcoats carrying your bags and bringing the tea’. Grand indeed. The panelled drawing room has two fireplaces, the 13th-century tower a spiral staircase, the magnificent grounds an acclaimed 17th-century parterre. ‘Our huge suite had a very comfortable bed, high-quality linen, good, unobtrusive lighting, and leaded windows that opened easily. Everything was done with style and taste.’ No tea-making facilities here; ‘A gentleman delivers a proper brew when you require it.’ Staff are widely praised – ‘one feels welcome’ – particularly the waitresses and ‘charming, helpful’ maître d’, a hotel veteran of 37 years. Dining produced less unanimity, however. One reader found the food ‘excellent’, particularly a specially requested dover sole Véronique; another thought Chef John Williams’s modern classics too fussy, ‘a misguided desire to show creativity’. Breakfast was ‘passable’. Overall, ‘we’d return, it’s a lovely place to stay’. (David Hampshire, Ralph Wilson)

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Special offers

Spa Break Special Offer

Only £235 per person per night. Your time to unwind, staying in a Spa cottage with selected treatments to relax you and restore body, mind and spirit. For one or more consecutive nights (Sunday to Thursday, weekend subject to availability) to include accommodation in a Spa Cottage, early morning tea, cooked breakfast, an allowance of £47 per person towards dinner, a half bottle of chilled Champagne per person in the room on arrival, full use of the Bodysgallen Spa, and the following treatments on your first day, PLUS a £30 allowance towards treatments of your choice for each additional night’s stay. Aromatherapy Associates’ Full Body Massage and a Skin Freshening Facial. Experience the best of Aromatherapy Associates’ treatments to help you unwind and relax – £235 per person per night. Partners who do not wish to take treatments may stay for £165 per night. PLEASE NOTE: When you make your reservation to stay, please book your treatment times and any additional treatments you may require in advance to avoid disappointment. Excludes Bank Holiday weekends, Christmas and New Year. Offer valid until March 31, 2019. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
The Royal Welsh Way
LL30 1RS

Guest comments

'Another highlight of the journey. It was everything one could expect in a historic setting. The staff went above what could be expected - for example providing a simple lunch when we arrived early - and letting us take a early breakfast to make a golf tee time nearby. We would recommend this to anyone - even if you need to go out of your way to get there. ' - Sally Mehalko - October, 2018
'Our room was grand, huge, well furnished. The staff were all good. The food had some unusual, not always successful parings of ingredients. The maitre d' was charming, the waitresses excellent. One feels welcome. ' - David Hampshire - January, 2018
'Without exception the house and its antique contents are fabulous. We had a lovely room which was quite spacious with comfortable beds and beautiful furniture. We could not fault anything. We dined over two nights both of which was excellent. What a pity that our two breakfast were not, by any means, to the same standard! ' - Ralph G Wilson - September, 2017
'What a wonderful hotel! Our room was lovely with beautiful views and was always warm which was rare in my experience in hotels in the winter. We were offered complimentary early morning tea brought to our room when we wanted. The fire was always lit, the staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food in an attractive spacious dining room. ' - SP - November, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • Stratford-upon-Avon

    Birthplace of Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • Conwy Castle

    A dark stone, medieval fortress at the heart of a walled town.

  • Snowdonia

    The national park surrounding the highest mountain in Wales, covering 830 square miles of rugged scenery.