Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Llandudno, Conwy

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. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

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. Owned by the National Trust, it is now a luxury hotel and spa, part of the Historic House Hotels group (see also Hartwell House, Aylesbury, and Middlethorpe Hall, York). Public rooms have oak panelling, magnificent fireplaces, oil portraits, antiques. Stone-mullioned windows frame views to Conwy Castle and Snowdonia. Bedrooms are presented in traditional country house style. Suites, one with a four-poster, have a sitting room. All have an espresso machine, home-made biscuits, classy toiletries. There are further rooms in charming stone cottages in the grounds, sleeping up to four, some with a private garden, some dog-friendly. Chef Abdalla El Shershaby uses organic produce from the potager in dishes such as roast sea bass fillet with charred aubergine, polenta fritters, Bodysgallen tomato butter. After a full Welsh or continental breakfast, you can request a map at reception and take a woodland walk to a Gothic tower or to an obelisk on top of Pydew mountain.

Hotel details

Address

Llandudno
Conwy
LL30 1RS
Wales

Telephone

01492 584466

Bedrooms

31. 16 in cottages, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

hall, drawing room, library, bar, dining room (vegetarian/vegan menus), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 220-acre park, spa (15-metre heated pool), EV charging, ground floor wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

no under-7s in hotel, or under-8s in spa.

Dogs

max. 1 large or 2 small, allowed in some cottages by request (no charge).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £240, singles from £215. Fine-dining menu (Wed–Sat) £74, set-price dinner Mon, Tues £35. 1-night bookings refused at bank holidays.