Hotels in Wales by the Sea
Oh we do love to be beside the seaside! Offering a huge variety of exciting, relaxing and beautiful places to stay, it is easy to see why the Welsh coast is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. From Pembrokeshire and Cardigan bay right up to Abersoch and Anglesey the seaside towns and villages of Wales cater for all. With any holiday, however, choosing a location is only half the battle and the question of where to stay can sometimes be a tricky one. That’s why we have compiled a list of our favourite seaside hotels all across Wales below. Fine dining, state of the art spas, period architecture, these retreats have it all…
St Brides Spa Hotel in Saundersfoot is luxury modern seaside accommodation epitomized. With its state of the art spa including an infinity pool and stunning views overlooking the beach, St Brides provides the best of all worlds.
Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay
On the West coast in Aberaeron the Harbourmaster hotel is cool classy and contemporary. Right on the seafront the entire hotel has a beautifully sea-coordinated colour scheme that will fully immerse visitors in their Cardigan bay stay.
Aberystwyth is a popular destination and has come very much into fashion with the success of the university.
Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park
If it’s spectacular scenery in both directions you are after, a stay on the Snowdonia coast might be just the thing for you. With soaring mountains to the East and expansive sea to the West you’ll find yourself within reach of all rural Wales can offer. Would you like to stay in a beautiful country house with history? Plas Dinas was the home of the Armstrong-Joneses, a family whose best-known member was the late Lord Snowdon, Anthony Armstrong-Jones, former husband of Princess Margaret.
Abersoch has long been a fashionable destination on the Welsh coast. The jewel in the Llyn Peninsula coastline is Portmeirion village. This unique Italianate style village is a world away from its setting. Designed by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis Portmeirion sees reality and imagination blurred and will no doubt leave any visitors in awe. When staying here guests have a choice of two hotels and even luxury cottages if seeking a more private domain.
A superb historic inn in Anglesey, The Bull’s Head Inn effortlessly combines traditional charm and cutting edge contemporary design making it a unique and stylish seaside escape.
Choose to sleep off the Menai Strait sea air in either its 400-year-old Inn complete with original beams and contemporary fabrics, or in The Townhouse, its trendy boutique hotel next door where every room lives and breathes a vibrant colour.
North Wales Coast
The North coast of Wales is often mistakenly overlooked and has, therefore, become somewhat of a secret retreat for those who know of its delights. Llandudno typifies the attraction of a North Wales coastal holiday with its lovely pier and promenade spanning the bay. The St. George’s hotel will give visitors the opportunity to stay a stone’s throw from the beach and can offer some spectacular views along with easy access to all the popular amenities in the town. If however, you are after a more secluded spot, the Bodysgallen Hall and Spa is situated just outside Llandudno. The hotel’s reputation proceeds it as one of Britain’s top country houses and it provides an ambient balance of antique furnishings and modern spa facilities. The hotel also has a magnificent expanse of gardens that comprise of rose gardens and box hedges filled with sweet-smelling herbs and lavender.