My wife and I love N Wales and have stayed in Llandudno many times, but of all the hotels and b&bs we have experienced (and that's a lot), Holcombe House is the best. The rooms are great, spacious, very clean, and all recently refurbished, with ensuite facilities that are immaculate. The breakfasts are a delight with fresh fruit to start (the fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, topped with yoghurt are a real treat), followed by your favourite cereal, and then a traditional full Welsh breakfast, or all sorts of other options to suite any taste.
But, the thing that separates Holcombe from the best of the rest are the hosts Karen and Tony. A really nice couple who care about their guests and go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Nothing is too much trouble and it's more like staying with friends than at a guest house. On our previous stay at Holcombe one of our fellow guests broke her wrist whilst climbing on the Orme. It was Karen that took her to casualty, stayed with her and then made sure she was comfortable and got something to eat on her return to Holcombe. I doubt you would get better hospitality anywhere. A really genuine and nice couple.
The location is very central but on a quiet road just two minutes from the promenade or town centre. I personally prefer it to the sea front because the parking is unrestricted. So once you have found a spot you can leave the car 24 hours if you wish. No more having to get out early to beat the parking wardens!
There are lots of places within walking distance where you can go for a nice evening meal. My personal favourite is probably the Empire Hotel (just a couple of hundred yards from Holcombe) in the poolside restaurant. Three courses plus wine and coffee for £15. Good quality food as well!
We will definitely be going back to Holcombe next year, if not sooner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holcombe House is a beautifully appointed luxury Five Star Guest House in Llandudno , ideally situated in a peaceful location within a couple of minutes' walk to the promenade, pier, Great Orme Tramway, restaurants and main shopping centre.We offer superb quality accommodation combining modern comforts with traditional elegance and provide genuine friendly hospitality in a relaxed environment. Holcombe House is the place to stay if you are looking for a touch of luxury at a reasonable cost, beautiful individually designed bedrooms, immaculate bathrooms and freshly prepared breakfasts. Come and discover why do many of our guests return to stay with us and are happy to recommend us to their friends and family. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Holcombe House Llandudno, Wales