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).
no under-6s in hotel, or under-8s in spa.
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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Two-night 'Escape to the Country' Special Offer
Your time to explore or just relax in a quiet corner of the hotel. Included is accommodation in one of the beautifully furnished bedrooms, an allowance of £49 per person towards dinner in the fine-dining 3 AA Rosettes restaurant, full Welsh breakfast and unlimited use of the Bodysgallen Spa. Included in the price is admission to a local property of interest, such as Bodnant Gardens, Caernarfon Castle, Penrhyn Castle, Plas Newydd, Beaumaris Castle, Harlech Castle and Conwy Castle. From £280 per room per night, based on two sharing a double or twin room; single occupancy rates are available from £210. (Valid through to 31st October 2019). Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.