If your visiting Anglesey and north Wales this year on your staycation then why not take advantage of some of the most amazing seaside stays. There are so many unique hotels to stay in north Wales. We don’t have the Hilton and the like, but we do have culturally rich destinations within minutes walk to the best beaches in the UK. Some hotels are sat on the shore of the dynamic Menai strait others are nestled into private estates in the wonderful peaceful countryside on Anglesey. There is a huge diversity of hotels to choose from on your stay.
Some have way more culture than others, etched with some of the amazing welsh history like the Black boy in Caernarfon. Some have sea side positions like the Gazelle and the Garddon Inn and some have modern day spas like Tre-Ysgawen Hall, each having their unique little points of interest.
We have put together a little listing of some of the more unique hotels in North Wales, which includes some on Anglesey too. There are some rather special ones here, whether your into sea side stays or country manors, there a few here in each to tickle your fancies.
I know the world has gone full tilt on air b&b, but at the same time, it’s not quite the same as a beautifully run hotel, I guess there is room for both in a changing decentralised world.
Total transparency, I have not stayed in these hotels, (when you live on the Island, you have no need) but I have visited them all in on different occasions for functions, so I know what they’re style and substance quite well. It’s not all about the 5* experience these days, it’s about some quirky culture, creativity and a connection to culture of sort to the area your staying through culture I find.
Hope the little blog helps you have a search through a hidden gems here. Enjoy.
Ye Olde Bulls Head Hotel, Beaumaris.
Castle St, Beaumaris, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL58 8AP
Phone – 44 161 643 0076
Unique feature –It is a 5-star hotel that has rooms decked with antique furniture pieces and modern décor, maintaining the historic tone of this medieval property.
It does not have a swimming pool but it is very close to Red Wharf Bay, where visitors enjoy swimming in its shallow water.
Website : https://bullsheadinn.co.uk
Locals Tip : There is a brasserie restaurant upstairs which is famed for its a la cate menu. Well worth a visit…
The Bulkeley hotel, Beaumaris
19 Castle Street, Beaumaris, Sir Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL58 8AW
Phone – 44 (0) 1248 810 415
Unique feature –This hotel houses 43 suites and rooms, each of which is equipped with en suite facilities, Wi-Fi connection, data ports, direct telephone, and 24-hour room services.
This hotel has a traditional coffee shop in the lounge, a restaurant offering Silver-service and entertaining piano sessions as well as dining facility on the hotel terrace. The Buckley hotel is part of the Buckley estate, which covers a ;large part of the Beaumaris area on Anglesey.
Website : https://bulkeleyhotel.co.uk/
Locals Tip : Stunning walks all along Beaumaris pier which is juts opposite the hotel, its a really nice hotel to visit in winter I when its all lit up and cold outside !
Carreg Bran, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Church Lane, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL61 5YH
Phone – 01248 511 577
Unique feature – This hotel has two bars, namely Lounge Bar and Piano Bar, two large meeting rooms for business conferences accommodating 120 guests each.
It is a country house hotel that can be used as a wedding venue, with a large function room accommodating 150 guests, where all types of celebrations can be conducted with a delicious platter of foods.
Website : https://www.carregbran.co.uk/
Locals Tip : There a beautiful coastal path walks all along the Menai Straits juts five minutes walk from the Hotel – Also great fishing (see my fishing blogs! 😉 )
Château Rhianfa, Media bridge
Plas Rhinfa, Beaumaris Rd, Menai Bridge, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL59 5NS
Phone – 01248 880090
Unique feature –As this hotel is located on the bank of Menai Strait, it offers a magnificent view of the sea and mountains from hotel rooms, it is one of the most iconic buildings on Anglesey with a French gothic architecture, simply stunning. I have been there for weddings and it didn’t disappoint.
The best quality Welsh hospitability with utmost comfort and luxurious décor style is the main attraction of this hotel.
Website : https://chateaurhianfa.com/
Locals Tip : Honestly this is the most attractive hotel I have even been to – I can’t improve on that can I? Its grounds are equally stunning, I could spend a week here with ease !
Tre-Ysgawen Hall, Llangeffni.
Capel Coch, Llangefni, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL77 7UR
Phone – +44 (0) 1248 750 750
Unique feature –The beautiful landscape with a wooded driveway, large car parking space, and a spacious front lawn are juts part of the experience of this country spa. The main attractions of this countryside hotel are its wonderfully manicured grounds, its spa hotel and its opulent decor.
It has the latest spa with all kinds of spa treatments and a deck level swimming pool of 16 meters; along with sauna, whirlpool, steam room, gymnasium, solarium, and Beauty therapy suite within this hotel premises.
Website : http://www.treysgawen-hall.co.uk/
Locals Tip : The Hotel is a beauty in the summer months, their grounds extend for acres, book in for some pampering. Near by town at Langeffni has a beautiful historic pub / Hotel called the Bull Inn, its a great visit for a local pint
The Victoria Hotel, Menia Bridge.
Telford Road, Menai Bridge, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL59 5DR
Phone – +44 1248 712309
Unique feature –This hotel offers free Wi-Fi connection and parking space adjacent to the main building while the splendid views of Menai Strait and Snowdonia Mountain from most of the hotel bedrooms.
This hotel is marked for a special room on the ground floor for the accommodation of disabled people and a large function room overlooking Menai Strait.
Website : https://www.vicmenai.com/
Locals Tip : Menai Bridge has really begun to develop nicely and there are many lovely restaurants in the area fora bit, we like Dylans on the front..
The Liverpool Arms, Media bridge.
Castle Street, Beaumaris, Ynys Mon, Anglesey, United Kingdom, LL58 8BA
Phone – 01248 810362
Unique feature –The main attraction of this hotel is Admiral’s Tavern with a huge collection of nautical remembrances and objects related to famous sea voyages.
This hotel is also popular for its delicious local cuisines prepared by expert chefs and diners can choose from the vast menu of exclusive dishes.
Website : https://liverpoolarms.co.uk/
Locals Tip : These guys are right next to the local company Rib ride just around the corner, so why not hop on for a tour of the Menai strait while you are there ?
Tafarn Y Rhos, Llangeffni.
Llangefni, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL77 7YU
Phone – +44 1248 724404
Unique feature –This hotel offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation in en suite rooms, from Snowdonia Mountain can be viewed.
Guests can enjoy foods and drinks in the 2 bars of this 3-star hotel, where a fire burns to make the ambiance comfortable in winters.
Locals Tip :Great place for an outdoor beer garden in the Summer months
Nant-yr-Odyn, Llangeffni area.
Turnpike Nant, Nr Llangefni, Ynys Mon, North Wales, United Kingdom, LL77 7YE
Phone – +44 1248 723354
Unique feature –This hotel transformed from an 18th-century farmhouse is now noted for its 14 rooms furnished in a rustic style.
This hotel houses a bar with linen-fold panels, a-la-carte restaurant open for all, the comfortable lounge, and a large function room for all types of parties.
Website : https://www.nantyrodyn.co.uk/
Locals Tip : There is a very well known Garden centre called Holland Arms just up the road from here – is that a random thing to put in a Hotel top tip?! This one is very central in terms of Anglesey so everywhere is but a short drive from here…
Hotel Cymuran, Valley.
Llanfair N B, Anglesey, North Wales, LL65 3LD, UK
The visitors to this hotel can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Snowdonia mountain range. This hotel is ideal for those who are of a equestrian persuasion, as there is a built in equestrian centre there. The hotel is also just, a stones throw from one of the best beaches in Wales and the iconic Cymyran strait.
Pets are allowed in specific rooms.
Free parking is available.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, family rooms and tea/coffee maker in all rooms.
Locals Tip : Head out for a walk along the Cymyran bay estuary over an evening tide, its one of the most stunning sunset areas to watch from
The Bull Hotel, Llangeffni
Bulkeley Square, Llangefeni, LL77 7LR, UK
The Bull hotels sits in the venter of Anglesey at Llangeffni, situated only a 15-minute drive from Bangor. The restaurant serves regional cuisine and the bar offers drinks and refreshments throughout the day. Those who are on a holiday or break can go for hiking in the Snowdonia National Park which is 30km away. The bull has quite an iconic and historic look, its a very proud looking building in the town square.
Free parking is available.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, bar, children’s activities, meeting room and baggage storage.
Website : https://sabrainpubs.com/bullhotel
Locals Tip : The have a lovely roaring log fire in the winter months, used to love coming here after a dive club meetings!
The Sandy Mount hotel, Rhosneigr.
High Street, Rhosneigr, LL64 5UX, UK
This is the opulent and beautiful flagship hotel of Rhosneigr, they company has recently done a fantastic transformation of the existing building and brought it back to life in a wonderful maritime style.This seaside hotel has restaurant, bar, garden and terrace. Continental breakfast is daily available.
Parking facility is available.
Other facilities include restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi.
Locals Tip : One of the top places to stay on Anglesey right now, need I say anymore- 5*! It backs onto the beach pretty much, and I love Rhosneigr, spent many summers there.
Bishop gate hotel, Beaumaris.
54 Castle St, Beaumaris LL58 8BB, United Kingdom
The visitors at Bishop gate hotel can relax with all comforts and enjoy delicious foods as well as the elegant rooms. The most outstanding feature of this hotel is the Chinese Chippendale Staircase. Those who are on a holiday or break can enjoy spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountains.
Indoor and outdoor activities nearby include fishing, sailing, riding and golf within a 5 mile radius.
Pets are allowed.
Free parking is provide.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and bar.
Locals Tip : Walks around Penmon and Llangoed are just a five minute drive away from Beaumaris, so get out and head to see the amazing coastline. Also cold water swimming is fab at Llangoes they have a long sweeping beach there.
The Gazelle hotel, Menai bridge
Menai Bridge LL59 5PD, United Kingdom
Among the Hotels on Anglesey, The Gazelle Hotel is situated at one of the best locations of the North Wales Coast, on the Menai Strait. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the Snowdonia mountain range and the Bangor Pier. The restaurant serves very tasty foods from the local produce including seafood. The hotel is literally on the waters edge!
Free car parking is offered to all visitors.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and fluffy white towels.
Locals Tip : Many times we have taken our boat to the Gazelle hotel and moored up and have gone for a coffee. Its a waterside Hotel with amazing views.
Y Garddon Inn, Y Felinheli
1, Beach Road, Y Felinheli LL56 4RQ, UK.
Among the Hotels on Anglesey, Y Garddon Inn is known as the best example of a traditional pub of the Welsh Community. This historic inn is 200 years old and the visitors will enjoy the delicious food as well as the excellent service, the Hotel is placed on the water edge at Y Felinheli, right next to the sailing club.
Free public parking is available at a nearby location without reservation.
Other amenities include free internet, bar and restaurant.
Locals Tip : You could take your paddle board out for an evening paddle and get down the media straits for a paddle. Then afterwards, have a evening drink at the Garddon Inn, they have a beer garden that backs directly onto the Menai Straits.
Black boy inn Caernarfon
Stryd Pedwar a Chwech, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, United Kingdom
Visitors who are on a holiday or break find this hotel ideal to explore the Town of Caernarfon and the Snowdonia region. Visitors will enjoy the traditional Welsh environment. This is a 16th century Inn within the historic town walls of Caernarfon. The restaurant is outstanding and serves Welsh food and real craft beers. This hotel deseves a special mention, they run a fantastic flagship welsh business and their attention to detail on their establishment is second to none. I adore the place!
Amenities include restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and Tea/coffee maker in rooms.
Locals Tip : The Marina in Caernarfon (Victoria dock) is a lovely place to have an alfresco lunch and coffee and watch the world do by.. We often sail here from Holyhead and the stop by for food and refreshments in the eve.
Celtic royal hotel Caerfnarfon
Bangor St, Caernarfon LL55 1AY, United Kingdom
Among the Hotels on Anglesey, the Celtic Royal Hotel has air-conditioned gym, 16-meter indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, bubble pool and steam room. Visitors who are on holiday or break can have an early morning workout. From this hotel it is just 10-minute walk to Caerfnarfon Harbour.
The restaurant serves Mediterranean style cuisine. Fresh local ingredients are used here. The Caerfnarfon Castle is just 5-minute walk away. This hotel is a 20-minute drive from Bangor and 15-minute drive from Snowdonia National Park.
Free on-site parking is available.
Other amenities include free wi-fi, fitness centre, facilities for the disabled, bar and tea/coffee maker in rooms.
Locals Tip : Caernarfon has some wonderful walks all along the promenade along the means straits, take advantage of the summer weather and take an evening stroll down the straits and observe nature at its finest.
Castle court hotel Beaumaris
Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8DA, UK.
Castle Court hotel is a guesthouse with a bar and faces the Beaumaris Castle. Rooms are provided with TV and tea/coffee maker. Continental Breakfast is provided at additional cost. The visitors who are on holiday or break can go to Baron Hill Golf Club which is 1.6 km away.
Free parking is available.
Other amenities include bar and free Wi-Fi.
Locals Tip : Beaumaris has one of the best piers for crabbing in Anglesey, take the children to get their crabbing lines and get sone crabbing time in!
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