The Best Hotels in Wales

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Wales. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

Updated

Palé Hall

Rated 9.4 in 373 reviews

On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Palé Hall 5 red star Relais Chateaux property set in a Victorian manor house… See more

On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Palé Hall 5 red star Relais Chateaux property set in a Victorian manor house hotel with 18 elegant rooms in the main building and 4 garden suites.

The individually designed bedrooms at Palé feature stylish décor. Some rooms have seating areas or garden views.

Palé Hall offers a Michelen green star restaurant, serving a varied menu including local Welsh produce. The chefs produce dishes with a blend of British and Welsh cuisine.

Near Bala in North Wales, Palé Hall hotel is set in 16 acres of tranquil gardens and parkland. Close to the River Dee, local activities include fishing, shooting and horse riding.

Rooms from $250

Grove of Narberth

Rated 9.6 in 713 reviews

Overlooking Narberth and the Preseli Mountains, The Grove is a luxurious 18th-century country house surrounded by… See more

Overlooking Narberth and the Preseli Mountains, The Grove is a luxurious 18th-century country house surrounded by meadows. This privately owned 'Restaurant with Rooms' has won recent National awards as the ‘Best place to eat and stay in Wales'.

Bedrooms at The Grove are beautifully decorated with ornate fireplaces and modern art. The large bathrooms feature deep iron baths, under-floor heating and designer toiletries. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and free wired internet. In-room massages are available on request.

The property offers two dining options. The Fernery restaurant offers an intimate dining experience offering a 3 course a la carte or eight course tasting menu option. The Artisan Rooms is a more relaxed dining experience and the menu has been inspired by the best of Welsh ingredients, expect grazing boards of Welsh charcuterie, artisan cheese, Welsh lamb and beef, and Pembrokeshire landed fish.

The hotel has stunning gardens for guests to explore and Pembrokeshire National Park is just 5 minutes’ drive away. Free parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms from $225

Portmeirion Village & Castell Deudraeth

Rated 9.1 in 1512 reviews

Built by a visionary architect in 1925, Portmeirion Village & Castell Deudraeth overlooks the beautiful Dywryd Estaury… See more

Built by a visionary architect in 1925, Portmeirion Village & Castell Deudraeth overlooks the beautiful Dywryd Estaury. Located just south of the coastal village of Porthmadog on a private peninsula, the hotel offers a spa and wellness centre, an on-site mini market, a bar and a restaurant.

Rooms are located at either The Portmeirion Hotel or Castell Deudraeth, or in the village rooms and suites. The brightly decorated rooms each have a unique design. They feature a TV, a telephone, an en suite bathroom and a hairdryer.

There is also free on-site parking, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi access.

The hotel has a number of award-winning restaurants that offer an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, including Hotel Portmeirion Restaurant and Castell Deudraeth Brasserie.

Surrounded by acres of woodland gardens and sandy beaches, the hotel is just 21 miles from Snowdonia National Park. Caernarfon Castle is a 40-minute journey by car and Llanfair Slate Caverns are 34 minutes’ drive away.

Rooms from $244

The Quay Hotel and Spa

Rated 8.8 in 2299 reviews

The contemporary Quay Hotel and Spa is located on the breathtaking Deganwy Marina, with views over the Conwy Estuary… See more

The contemporary Quay Hotel and Spa is located on the breathtaking Deganwy Marina, with views over the Conwy Estuary.

The fully non-smoking hotel has been meticulously designed throughout, and its architecture epitomises cool sophistication. The large, airy spaces, understated chic and sharp styling combine to create a truly inspirational hotel experience.

Wall-to-wall windows with sea views flood the interiors with natural light, and the use of specially quarried Welsh slate makes a thoroughly individual design statement. The rooms incorporate plush beds dressed in crisp Egyptian cotton, luxurious bathrooms and unrivalled in-room facilities.

Rooms from $124

voco St. David's Cardiff, an IHG Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 5130 reviews

Set in an iconic building, with stunning views across Cardiff Bay, the 5-star voco - St David's Cardiff features a… See more

Set in an iconic building, with stunning views across Cardiff Bay, the 5-star voco - St David's Cardiff features a luxury spa, stylish bedrooms and an innovative restaurant and a bar. Mermaid Quay is a 5-minute walk away.

The sumptuous bedrooms at voco - St David's Cardiff feature luxury bathrooms, whilst some also have a private balcony. All rooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi is also available.

Tir a Mor restaurant features a waterside terrace. The bar also offers cocktails, a wine list and craft beer.

The award-winning Spa at St David's features a swimming pool, 2 hydrotherapy pools, a modern fitness studio and relaxation room. Indulgent beauty treatments are also available, subject to availability and for an extra charge. Prior booking is advised.

Situated near the vibrant Cardiff Docks, voco - St David's Cardiff also offers meeting and conference facilities and is just 2 miles from the city centre. There are two paid car parks available adjacent to the hotel, charged at £24 per 24 hours.

Rooms from $127

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Rated 8.4 in 48 reviews

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa is a Grade I listed 17th-century hall set in 200 acres of private estate, with spectacular… See more

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa is a Grade I listed 17th-century hall set in 200 acres of private estate, with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle and a 3 AA Rosettes award-winning restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available in all bedrooms and cottages.

The spa has a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, relaxation room and club room. There are also 5 beauty and holistic therapy salons staffed by qualified therapists providing treatments using Environ, Aromatherapy Associates, CACI and Jessica products (additional cost).

The luxurious guestrooms all have views over the gardens and parkland, and some with far reaching views to Conwy Castle and Snowdonia mountains. Nestling in the grounds are the individual cottages; some have their own private gardens and some are in close proximity to the spa.

The award-winning restaurant, The Dining Room, offers freshly prepared food, made using locally sourced produce and has received 3 AA Rosettes. Traditional afternoon tea and light refreshments can also be enjoyed in the hall, library and bar.

Rooms from $424

The Parkgate Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 4021 reviews

Featuring a restaurant, a fitness centre as well as a bar, The Parkgate Hotel is set in the centre of Cardiff, 90 metres… See more

Featuring a restaurant, a fitness centre as well as a bar, The Parkgate Hotel is set in the centre of Cardiff, 90 metres from Principality Stadium. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.

The luxury rooms and suites come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries, while certain units at the hotel also have a seating area. All units feature a safety deposit box rooms suitable for families are available..

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Popular points of interest near The Parkgate Hotel include Cardiff Castle, Cardiff University, University of South Wales, Utilita Arena, Sophia Gardens, Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff Bay' and Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport, 15 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $115

St Brides Spa Hotel

Rated 8.9 in 591 reviews

The award-winning St Brides Spa Hotel is perched above Saundersfoot Harbour in Pembrokeshire National Park. The… See more

The award-winning St Brides Spa Hotel is perched above Saundersfoot Harbour in Pembrokeshire National Park. The privately owned hotel has an outdoor infinity pool, luxurious spa and views over Saundersfoot harbour, beach and coastline.

Bedrooms are individually styled in a light, airy coastal theme. Each has a big bed, powerful shower and lavish bathroom with bathrobe. The rooms with a sea view also boast a balcony which is the perfect location for guests to sit and unwind in the evenings, watching the boats drift in and out of the harbour below.

The AA rosette Cliff Restaurant is at the heart of the St Brides. Versatile menus and intense flavours are created with fine Pembrokeshire produce. Fresh, locally landed fish is on the menu every day. The contemporary restaurant features floor to ceiling windows allowing guests to enjoy the scenery whilst indulging in fine dining.

The hotel’s cliff-edge Marine Spa includes a thermal suite with a salt infusion room, aroma steam room, herbal rock sauna, sensation shower, ice fountain and a hydrotherapy pool. The Hydrotherapy Pool is heated to 34 degrees and has stunning sea views. Residents of the hotel receive a complimentary 90 minute bookable session in the spa facilities and have full access to the hotel’s fitness suite.

Rooms from $237

Château Rhianfa

Rated 8.0 in 938 reviews

With a private beach and panoramic views over the Menai Straits, Château Rhianfa is set in a Grade II listed Victorian… See more

With a private beach and panoramic views over the Menai Straits, Château Rhianfa is set in a Grade II listed Victorian villa. A tennis court, We also have a wine cellar with wine tasting experiences.

Enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the Menai Straits and Snowdonia National Park, or wander through Château Rhianfa's picturesque gardens and 3 acres of grounds. Period features such as wooden floors, panelled walls and painted ceilings are still visible.

The on-site restaurant, Le Dragon Rouge, serves Welsh and French cuisine. A lounge menu until 17:00 is also available.

Free Wi-Fi and a luxury private bathroom are provided for each room, as well as tea/coffee making facilities. Suites, as well as apartments and cottages with kitchen facilities, are also available.

The entrance to Snowdonia National Park is just 15 minutes’ drive away, with Bangor city centre and Beaumaris just 3 miles away.

Rooms from $143

Trefloyne Manor

Rated 9.2 in 534 reviews

Trefloyne Manor offers guests a peaceful retreat in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. 5… See more

Trefloyne Manor offers guests a peaceful retreat in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. 5 minutes’ drive takes you to beaches and the lively coastal town of Tenby.

5 individually decorated bedrooms in The Manor House all have a Juliet balcony looking out to views of the Ritec Valley. Features in each room include a TV, radio, ironing facilities and a private bathroom. The Coach House offers a further 7 individually designed bedrooms with a unique feature in each room, and views across the Ritec Valley and beautiful golf course.

The on-site 18-hole parkland golf course has scenic views of Tenby and Carmarthen bay, and suits players of all abilities.

Home-cooked food, using the best local produce wherever possible, can be enjoyed on the Terrace. On colder days the lounge with its wood burner and comfortable seating offers a perfect place to relax.

There are over a dozen idyllic sandy beaches within just a 15-minute drive. The countryside surrounding the hotel is perfect for walking, and there are regular ferries leaving Tenby for nearby Caldey Island.

Rooms from $124

Roch Castle

Rated 9.6 in 206 reviews

Dating back to the 12th century, Roch Castle offers guest accommodation, set on a rocky outcrop over looking St Brides… See more

Dating back to the 12th century, Roch Castle offers guest accommodation, set on a rocky outcrop over looking St Brides Bay. Roch Castle offers free parking and WiFi.

Each guest room has en suite bathroom facilities. Some bathrooms come with a shower while others come with a separate bath and shower. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. There is also a TV with DVD player, iPod dock, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities.

Breakfast is served at Roch Castle.

Around 9 miles east of St David’s, Roch Castle is around 28 miles from the popular resort of Tenby and neighbouring Saundersfoot. Roch Castle is next to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and 2 miles from Newgale Beach.

Rooms from $204

Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.8 in 1049 reviews

Located in Hensol, 20 km from Cardiff University, Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa provides accommodation with a garden, free… See more

Located in Hensol, 20 km from Cardiff University, Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Located around 21 km from Cardiff Castle, the hotel with free WiFi is also 21 km away from Principality Stadium. The hotel features an indoor pool, sauna and room service.

At the hotel, each room includes a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa offers a sun terrace.

Speaking Welsh, English, French and Russian, staff are willing to help at the 24-hour front desk.

St David's Hall is 22 km from the accommodation, while Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport, 22 km from Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa.

Rooms from $145

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.7 in 1745 reviews

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa is located on the hills of the Berwyn Mountains, overlooking Lake Efyrnwy. The rooms at Lake… See more

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa is located on the hills of the Berwyn Mountains, overlooking Lake Efyrnwy.

The rooms at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa feature a flat-screen TV and a work desk. All rooms have a bathroom with toiletries and robes.

The restaurant has an AA Rosette, and serves a evening menu and fine wines. Tower Tavern Bar features log fires, free Wi-Fi and a grand piano, and there is also a terrace.

The Thermal Suite offers the spa pool, sauna & steam room for an extra charge which would be best pre-booked prior to arrival to avoid disappointment on the day. Guests can also book a range of treatments.

On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Lake Vyrnwy Hotel is within one-hour drive of Shrewsbury and Wrexham. Free on-site parking is available, and the Welsh Border is a 30-minute drive away.

Rooms from $142

Llanerch Vineyard Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 395 reviews

Offering a restaurant with outdoor dining and a bar, Llanerch Vineyard is located in Hensol. With free WiFi access… See more

Offering a restaurant with outdoor dining and a bar, Llanerch Vineyard is located in Hensol. With free WiFi access available and free on-site parking, Creigiau Golf Club is 10 minutes' drive away.

Each room here includes a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a refrigerator, the lounge area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Extras include a desk and ironing facilities.

At Llanerch Vineyard there is a spacious garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and luggage storage.

The hotel is surrounded by woodland walks and hiking trails.

Pontyclun Train Station is 7 minutes' drive away.

Rooms from $112

New House Country Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 1033 reviews

A roaring log fire and fantastic views of Cardiff and the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan make this hotel and its restaurant… See more

A roaring log fire and fantastic views of Cardiff and the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan make this hotel and its restaurant an ideal venue.

Situated on a hillside, the hotel is set on the fringes of Cardiff and nestled amongst the Welsh hills. Cardiff city centre is only a 15-minute drive away, and the M4 can be reached in 5 minutes.

Featuring open fires, exquisite furnishings, beautifully restored bedrooms and historic embellishments, New House Country Hotel is an attractive and comfortable location for your visit.

Rooms from $133

The Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.0 in 173 reviews

Set in 50-acre grounds The Lake Country House Hotel & Spa lies in the heart of the Welsh countryside. With en suite… See more

Set in 50-acre grounds The Lake Country House Hotel & Spa lies in the heart of the Welsh countryside. With en suite bathrooms it also boasts a swimming pool and sauna.

Situated in Llangammarch Wells, this sophisticated 19th-century retreat offers beautiful lounges and thoughtfully furnished rooms. Throughout the Lake you will be surrounded by fine antiques, paintings and sumptuous furnishings.

The Kingfisher Spa offers a peaceful 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, gym and an outdoor balcony hot-tub. A range of health and beauty treatments allow body and mind to truly unwind.

Using local produce the restaurant creates modern Celtic cuisine. The Lake Country House Hotel also boasts an extensive wine list. Alternatively enjoy a traditional Welsh tea in the drawing room or in the beautiful gardens.

Perfectly situated for the Welsh countryside and the Brecon Beacons, The Lake is also close to several golf courses. Clyro and Cefnylls Castles are both within a 20-minute drive.

Rooms from $198

The Celtic Manor Resort

Resort

Rated 7.7 in 3443 reviews

Host of the 2010 Ryder Cup golfing competition, this award-winning resort is set in 2000 acres of parkland in the Usk… See more

Host of the 2010 Ryder Cup golfing competition, this award-winning resort is set in 2000 acres of parkland in the Usk Valley. It comprises a 5-star hotel and a historic 19th-century manor house.

There is the award-winning Forum Spa, as well as 5 restaurants and 3 championship golf courses. There are 2 adventure golf courses and the treetop adventure course Forest Jump. Clay pigeon shooting, fishing and mountain biking can all be arranged.

The Celtic Manor Resort features a range of facilities to ensure the success of guests’ business events and special occasions. These include a comprehensive convention centre and exhibition hall, 31 function rooms and 5 restaurants.

Rooms all have a TV with satellite channels, and there is a 24-hour front desk. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Rooms from $121

Tre-Ysgawen Hall & Spa

Rated 8.3 in 739 reviews

Tre-Ysgawen Hall & Spa has a swimming pool and award-winning restaurant and is a short drive inland from the east coast… See more

Tre-Ysgawen Hall & Spa has a swimming pool and award-winning restaurant and is a short drive inland from the east coast of the island.

The facilities of Tre-Ysgawen Hall & Spa include a 16-metre pool, air-conditioned gym, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and beauty/therapy suite.

Tre-Ysgawen Hall is set in gardens, meadow and woodland. Some sites are worth-visiting such as Beaumaris and Beaumaris Castle, Plas Newydd, Anglesey Sea Zoo, the RSPB reserve at South Stack Cliffs and Anglesey Coastal Path.

Rooms from $98

The Coal Exchange Hotel

Rated 8.3 in 4452 reviews

Situated 1.9 km from Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, The Coal Exchange Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Cardiff and has a… See more

Situated 1.9 km from Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, The Coal Exchange Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Cardiff and has a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is located 2.1 km from University of South Wales - Cardiff Campus.

At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower and a hairdryer.

Breakfast is available each morning, and includes buffet, continental and Full English/Irish options.

Cardiff University is 3.4 km from The Coal Exchange Hotel, while Cardiff Castle is 4.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport, 22 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $100

Hilton Cardiff

Rated 7.6 in 5330 reviews

Stay in the heart of Cardiff This luxury hotel is in the city centre, looking out over Cardiff Castle and City Hall. It… See more

Stay in the heart of Cardiff
This luxury hotel is in the city centre, looking out over Cardiff Castle and City Hall. It has large air-conditioned rooms, a 20 yards heated pool, a gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
The Hilton Cardiff is 200 yards from the shops of Queen Street and just a few minutes’ walk from the night life of St Mary’s Street. The Principality Stadium and Cardiff Central Rail Station are both 0.8 miles away.
The modern luxury rooms have mini fridges, magazines and large flat-screen TVs. Rooms are available with glorious views over Cardiff Castle.
The ground floor revealed a stunning new look for 2023 with smart new reception desk and stylish new Graze Restaurant & Bar.
The hotel offers 24-hour room service, concierge service, sightseeing tour tickets and a business centre. Cardiff International Airport is just 26 minutes' drive away. Cardiff Castle is 200 yards from the hotel, while St David's Hall is 450 yards from the property.

Rooms from $105

The Castle Hotel, Conwy, North Wales

Rated 8.8 in 1468 reviews

Set in a 300 year-old coaching inn, The Castle Hotel, Conwy, North Wales is a mile from Conwy Marina. Offering free… See more

Set in a 300 year-old coaching inn, The Castle Hotel, Conwy, North Wales is a mile from Conwy Marina. Offering free parking and free WiFi, the hotel has elegant bedrooms and offers a food options in its public areas.

Rooms at the The Castle Hotel, Conwy, North Wales have period features and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Rooms also feature a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a work desk, and some have views of Conwy Castle.

Dawson’s bar offers a range of local ales and ciders, as well as a cocktail menu. Cooked breakfasts are served daily, with continental options also available.

Standing on the site of an ancient abbey, The Castle Hotel, Conwy, North Wales is just a few metres from the scenic River Conwy. Llandudno Golf Club is within a 10-minute drive, and Conwy Castle is just 300 metres away.

Rooms from $65

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Rated 7.6 in 3800 reviews

0.5 miles from the Cardiff International Arena, this Novotel has an indoor swimming pool, a gym and restaurant. Shops… See more

0.5 miles from the Cardiff International Arena, this Novotel has an indoor swimming pool, a gym and restaurant. Shops, nightlife and Cardiff Central Rail Station are all 10 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms boast stylish decoration and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. With a seating area and work desk, other facilities include tea/coffee, TV and 24-hour room service. Free Wifi is available throughout the hotel.

Elements Restaurant and Bar serves a wide selection of modern dishes and drinks.

Up to 2 children (under 16 years) can stay free (with breakfast) when sharing a room with adults. This includes access to video games, baby equipment and a healthy children's menu. Families also get late check-out on Sundays (until 17:00).

The hotel is less than a mile from the Millennium Stadium, and just a mile from the Cardiff Bay development area.

Rooms from $85

Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 357 reviews

Amid 16 acres, surrounded by calm woodland slopes on the banks of the River Conwy, this 4-star gold award-winning… See more

Amid 16 acres, surrounded by calm woodland slopes on the banks of the River Conwy, this 4-star gold award-winning Victorian country house offers a unique location in the village, with an emphasis on peace and quiet.

Craig-y-Dderwen is a traditional hotel in the small, but popular village of Betws-y-Coed. Just 5-10 minutes' walk from the village centre, Craig-y-Dderwen is the only hotel situated away from its busy main road.

With free parking, this is an excellent place to relax and plan your stay in the Snowdonia National Park.

Most rooms have beautiful views of either the Conwy Valley or the flowing river.

The Riverside Restaurant also overlooks the river and offers AA Rosette-quality cuisine. A choice of bars means you can either relax beside a real log fire, or overlook the 16 acres of hotel grounds.

Rooms from $209