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

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.

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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

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.


Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
The Royal Welsh Way
LL30 1RS

Guest comments

'We enjoyed the splendidly furnished public rooms. The grounds are lovely. The staff were universally friendly. Our superior double bedroom, reached by 34 deep steps (no lift) was a huge rectangle, with an enormous bed and good views. The bathroom, down a flight of steps, had everything one might reasonably desire. The food was bland and food service was slow but this would not stop us wishing to stay again should we be in the area. ' - Anthony Bradbury - July, 2019
'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.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide