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“Well deserved break” 5 of 5 stars
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The Grafton
14 Craig y Don Parade, Llandudno LL30 1BG, Wales   |  
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Ranked #75 of 153 Llandudno B&B and Inns
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Well deserved break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

We booked this Bed & Breakfast as a mini break for my Wife's 30th birthday. We were very happy with our room, view and able to book in earlier than first advised. Staff were very helpful, cooked breakfast was alot better than other places we have stayed at. Being located away from the centre didn't bother us. Can't complain at all. The just wish the room had a mini fridge available to keep our drinks cool.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I stayed at The Grafton in Sep '11 with my partner and we had a great time!
The room was lovely, the bed was really comfortable, the bath was amazing - really roomy and deep. The rooms were keet spotless!
We had a sea view which was amazing to wake up to! In the room were tea and coffe making facilities, which included some amazing hot chocolate and gorgeous cookies!
The staff were really friendly and so helpful! When our car broke down at the end of the week and had to go to the local garage to be fixed (leaving us not a lot of money to go out) they brought us up some DVDs.
Breakfast was really good, great coffee, orange juice, plenty of choice from toast with jams and marmalade, cereals, full English, vege breakfast, kippers on toast.

The negatives would be:
Breakfast times could be better - after a long day walking up Snowdon it would have been nice to be able to have breakfast up until 10am the morning after.

If you have trouble with stairs then make sure you request a lower floor - we were on the top floor. I'm not sure if there are lifts but then we didn't ask!

The views are great but there is a main road that the hotel is situated on. Although it did not pose a problem. If I had known beforehand maybe I wouldby have booked. However now I know it's not a busy road and didn't restrict sea view in anyway I would book again.
The hotel is in a great location. To explore the local area. Also only 45 mins from Snowdonia. Hiking up Snowdon is a must! You will have to set aside the whole day for as it takes around 6 hours. If you're not fit enough for it (although unless you had extreme health problems anyone can do it) there is a train that takes you to the top and back down.
That bath is amazing after a day up Snowdon :-)
Great Orme is just up the road and you can either walk up or take the scenic drive (for which the is a small charge £1 I think). There is a cute little cafe at the top!
I have to recommend 'fish tram chips' the do great fish and chips and are just across from the trap station (which you can also take up Great Orme).
The shopping is really good in Llandudno and all within walking distance from The Grafton.
Another minor negative is that The Grafton is one the hotels further away from the pier, shops and restaurants. HOWEVER, a trip or two to fish tram chips and all those breakfast you will be glad burn a few extra pounds :-)
Also I am assuming that the further up the promenade you go, the more expensive the hotels become. So a few more mins will save you those kind of pounds as well!

All in all I would definately reccomend The Grafton! I am planning to go back again in May!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Me and my partner Jenifer and son leo have been and stayed over twice, summer 2009 and 2010 and wil return again this easter. very accomadating to our baby son. the rooms were well presented and clean, exelent food and helpful polite staff. thankyou.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Stayed here for the weekend Very clean Rooms Very nice good service will definitley use again staff were exellant

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

From arrival to leaving we had a lovely time. The room was excellent.The food was excellent with plenty of choice and extra tea/coffee and toast if required. We only met Amy and Jenny and we have to say that they were both very welcoming and realy lovely people. We stayed in room 10 with its great views of the bay and the sea and would recommend paying the extra for this room. Overall we had a lovely relaxing break and will return soon.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Scotland
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6 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

I think by now we all know from previous reviews that the decor and furniture are dated, something which I think the new owners are aware of! However the B&B is spotlessly clean & Jenny, Amy & Rob are very hospitable & helpful. The B&B is about 10 mins walk from the centre of Llandudno which is nice. We stayed in a family room for 3 of us and it was great value for money. Would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Extremely dated decor, but scrupulously clean, which was great, and the people in charge are very pleasant and friendly. However, some things which could so easily be improved caused us to comment.
Even in a budget hotel, as this is, I would not expect nasty plastic glasses in the room, or very thin paper napkins on the tables. The real thing would not break the bank, surely? Nor would a bolt on the bathroom door - ok for us, but some people would not like this. And if there is no bath, it helps if the shower is adjustable, so you don't always have to get your hair wet.
A nice TV, with Freeview, was provided, but it was attached to the wall on a very vulnerable corner immediately opposite the bed, and you had to edge between it and the end of the bed to cross the room. If it had been higher on the wall, it would have been much better and safer.
But the worst thing to us was the request for all guests to be at the dining room for 08.15, so that we could have our coffee and cereal, and give our orders for breakfast - which was from 08.30 - 09.00! Sorry, but I don't think I should have to set my alarm for breakfast on holiday! Surely another hour wouldn't be a problem?
All in all, a nice place, reasonably priced, but I doubt we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14 Craig y Don Parade, Llandudno LL30 1BG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Llandudno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grafton is a Grade II listed building and dates back to the 1860's. We are a small family run business situated on the promenade in the popular Victorian town of Llandudno. We have various types of rooms (double, twin and family rooms). We have some ground floor rooms and two family interconnecting suites. All our rooms have en-suite facilities, many of them have breath taking sea views over looking the promenade and Great Orme. Your stay will include a hearty full cooked breakfast served in our sea view breakfast room. Phone us for special offers, discounts or special requirements). The Grafton is conveniently placed within walking distance to the Venue Cymru conference centre / Theatre, shopping, local attractions, bowling, sailing, fishing, and is an ideal base for golf, walking, cycling and exploring the area of North Wales coast of castles, Snowdonia park, Conwy valley, Betws-y-Coed, Anglesey, Portmeirion, and surrounding countryside. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grafton Hotel Llandudno
The Grafton Llandudno, Wales

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