Quick summary: very spacious suite-room with eclectic decor. On site parking. Excellent service.
We stayed three nights in the 104 - Katie room, which has an ocean view and across from the pier. The room has a very comfortable, large, high 4-poster bed, sitting area with a sofa and table/cahirs at the window, big desk. The decor is a mix of roccoco antique and modern, with a touch of shabby chic - great ambiance. Big chest of drawers, good closet space, empty fridge for your stuff, coffee/tea makers (delicious press coffee), free wifi performed well. Fireplace in the living room area. You can really spread out here.
As usual, the duvet was too warm, but they responded well and replaced it with a lighter blanket-and-sheet arrangement.
Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower; good towels and toiletries.
Very nice continental breakfast delivered to your room. You are welcome to go for the cooked breakfast array at the Empire, but we were happy enough with the Osborne offering of pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee/tea, etc. as you wanted to tick off on the order menu.
Excellent housekeeping throughout. Friendly, helpful, professional staff.
The public rooms also have a lot of personality in the decor -- lots of Victoriana, chandeliers, and erotic art here and there. The bar is a nice palce for drinks.
We ate at the restaurant one night, which was pretty good. It had a wide enough range to please most tastes, but it was a safe menu of starters and mains -- I get the senese that the chef was more talented than the menu allowed him to be. We also dined at Osborne's sister hotel/restaurant, the Empire, and there was a little more adventure (but not a lot.) Good, solid, well-prepared English food. Still, there is a very good deal of a 19.93 pound 3-course prix fixe.
My only real complaint is the confusion with the many unmarked light switches. More than once did we switch off the fridge.
To sum: if you want to stay in Llandudno, this would be a delightful place to stay.
My only other complaint is with other guests, nothte management. Really, people -- do not feed the seagulls that will land on the window sill. Besides carriers of various diseases, they are likely to drop that big chunk of raspberry pastry on the sill and leave goo. Obviously, enough people have given them food that they are trained to visit the sill as soon as they see anyone at the window.
- Also Known As:
- Osborne House Hotel Llandudno
- Osborne House Llandudno, Wales