Just returned from a Shearings coach break - 'Great Little trains of Wales' and it was so well-organised. Our driver Lee who picked us up at Stretton Interchange, was one of the best we have travelled with, friendly, helpful and so informative on all the excursions. He should have been a history teacher with all his knowledge! It was very interesting. On our arrival at the Hotel at mid-day, we were greeted on the coach by the Manager and were advised our rooms would not be available until 3.30 pm, but we could leave our hand luggage in the ballroom and have lunch in the bar. The weather was lovely so we had a walk and when we returned our cases had been taken to our room. Our room was spacious and had been refurbished and we were pleasantly surprised to have a sea view, which was a bonus. It was kept spotlessly clean throughout our stay and plenty of coffee and tea provided. We could not fault the service in the Restaurant and all the staff were pleasant. Good choice of menu and we were always served with hot food. Coffee and tea were served after the evening meal in the ballroom which was followed by a short game of bingo before the cabaret. We watched a duo Sheila and John who were entertaining, also a Comedian on one of the nights. The only disappointment was on the Wednesday evening when no entertainment was provided. We are mobile and able to go out for a walk, but for some people who were unable to do so and had been looking forward to the entertainment, they were rather disappointed.
We thoroughly enjoyed the excursions on the Festioniog railway, Welsh Highland Railway and little railway round Lake Padarn in Llanberis. We also had a half day optional excursion to Betwsycoed and the chance to visit the Swallow Falls. An extra surprise was over to Anglesey where we had a stop for coffee and shopping at an outlet village.
The Marine hotel is in an excellent location for walking along the promenade to the pier and The Happy Valley, plenty of seats for people to sit and have a rest if not too mobile (just be aware of the seagulls who like ice cream!) Good shopping location with plenty of cafes. We took a one hour drive in an old Leyland bus which left from by the pier and went along the marine drive, round the Great Orme, with a commentary by the driver. He stopped halfway round for passengers to take photos of the scenery and we even saw some goats on the side of the Great Orme. There is also a little train leaving by the pier which takes visitors to the West Shore and an open top 'hop on and hop off' bus going to Conway. We can recommend the Marine Hotel and the 'little Trains of Wales' break to anyone requiring a clean comfortable Hotel in a convenient location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the imposing Victorian style of the resort’s seafront, this handsome hotel boasts stunning views over the Irish Sea. Not only does it offer comfortable furnishings, friendly service and a swimming pool perfect for active moments, but also an ideal setting in the centre of the promenade, within easy walking distance of the town’s plentiful tourist attractions. Lazy days can be spent on the beach or pier, shopping for souvenirs, visiting the Alice in Wonderland Centre or taking a tram ride up The Great Orme, whilst numerous sporting pursuits are on offer locally. There is limited parking in the guest car park located behind the building but street parking is usually available nearby. For a break away discovering the very essence of North Wales - a region renowned for its beautiful coastline, Celtic heritage and the grandeur of Snowdonia - you could not be better placed than in Llandudno, at the Marine Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marine Hotel Llandudno
- Bay Marine Hotel Llandudno, Wales