On a warm summer’s day Llandudno has an air of the French Riviera, more specifically the city of Nice and the Promenade des Anglais with a similar pebble beach and arched promenade. The grand Victorian townhouses that line the seafront of Llandudno are mostly hotels and B&B’s, so if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in North Wales then this town has a wealth of options, as well as plenty of things to do on your doorstep.
Budget-friendly Hotels in Llandudno (typically from £75 per night)
Located in the middle of Llandudno’s promenade, guests at The Oasis Hotel can soak up sea views from their room and a morning run or evening stroll along the beach. The Hotel also has a 2 bedroom apartment attached to it (which can sleep up to 6), a good option for families looking for self catering accommodation with a parking space and nearby supermarket.
Westbourne Guest House is a four star family-run hotel on a quieter leafy avenue, but only a five minute walk from the promenade and local restaurants.
Crickleigh House is a handsome property in the heart of the town run by Edna and Phil. The elegant interior is in keeping with the building’s Victorian architecture, and guests enjoy a cooked breakfast each morning including vegetarian options.
Bryn Woodlands House is a boutique style retreat just outside of Llandudno in Colwyn Bay. All rooms are en-suite and they have a generous breakfast menu – and impressively all the food served is sourced within 3 miles.
If you desire a home from home vibe with rooms that have a TV and wifi, check yourself into a Llandudno B&B like The Clovelly or Beach House, both positioned at the top of Llandudno Promenade near the pier and Great Orme.
Self catering properties in Llandudno
If self catering is more preferable, Llewelyn House has an apartment that can sleep up to 6 people. The modern interior is bright and inviting with a fully fitted kitchen, dining room and living area with a smart TV.
Welsh Cosy Apartments is rated four stars and is well appointed for a family with an open plan living area and kitchen space. The apartments are also conveniently located between the town and Great Orme for the tramway, shops and restaurants.
Luxury Hotels in Llandudno (average >£150 per night)
St. George’s Hotel makes a wonderful first impression with its tall sash windows, lampposts and palatial columns. Built in 1854, the hotel has been a landmark residence of Llandudno for many years, welcoming 7 British Prime Minsters in its time including Winston Churchill.
Escape Boutique B&B has a more contemporary feel than the traditional Victorian style that dominates Llandudno. The 9 double bedrooms are fresh, modern and quirky – you can even book the whole villa if you’re travelling in a large group.
The Imperial Hotel is a charming Victorian-style property that also caters to families with 2 bedroom suites and triple occupancy family rooms. Hotel packages include golf breaks and dinner at Chantrey’s, a restaurant that was awarded two AA Rosettes.
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Spa Hotels in Llandudno
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa (#Ad) is a grand 17th century property positioned just outside of Llandudno town with a distant view over Conwy Castle. This luxurious hotel is a perfect option if you’re looking for a relaxing break with an onsite spa, elegant dining rooms and and tastefully furnished bedrooms. The surrounding formal gardens are also beautifully maintained, set in over 200 acres of parkland.
Established in 1946, the family run Empire Hotel and Spa has a beautiful mosaic pool and gymnasium to destress and unwind. Bespoke facials, massages and wraps can also be booked during your stay, before dinner in their traditional restaurant or cocktails at the Lounge Bar.
Things to do in and around Llandudno
Llandudno is one of the largest towns in the area so there’s plenty to do right on your doorstep. Llandudno is also conveniently close to the historic UNESCO walled town of Conwy, Snowdonia National Park and the Isle of Anglesey.
- The Great Orme Tramway and cable car
- Bodnant Gardens
- Penrhyn Castle
- Conwy Castle
- Penderyn Lloyd Street Distillery
Places to eat in and around Llandudno
If you’re a foodie there’s a tonne of options in Llandudno to choose from. The below list are tried and tested locations in and around the town that were enjoyable…
- Romeo Ristorante (Dinner)
- The Loaf Coffee and Sandwich Bar (Breakfast)
- Hickory’s Smokehouse in Rhos-on-Sea (Breakfast and Dinner)
- Jalsa Tandoori in Conwy (Dinner/Takeaway)
- The Castle Hotel in Conwy (Lunch and Dinner)