My husband and I stayed at the Castle for our 6th Wedding anniversary, a treat for us as we never managed a honeymoon.
Being a little on the younger side we just booked as the location was everything that we wanted but we later found that when we arrived we were getting some funny looks, why ?? Probably as we looked like babies! My husband is 29 and I am 26 the age range for this hotel must have been at least 70 upwards, not that we mind our elders at all but felt that we should have been made more aware when booking (booked direct through the hotel) that this was a hotel for the older generation.
We stayed in one of the Royal rooms, not much for what you paid, no LCD TV, no DVD player and no slippers, mini bar on request only ??? Not what was advertised. The bath was really hard to work and the shower was either freezing or red hot.
The restaurant was a self service one which we knew, however we did not know that starters and desert was served at the table so we missed out on those would have been nice to know before hand, the bottles of wine were screw top, not what you expect when paying £15- £20 a bottle .
On the up side the grounds were stunning a real treat !
In closing , the staff at the hotel need to make customers more aware that the hotel is for the older generation and not really for youngsters who I might add are not all Ibiza wannabes ! Even the staff laughed at me when I asked them if there was any younger guests staying here so they are well aware of the age situation.
Shame as it is a really nice location and we did not stay the full 3 nights that we booked for only the 1 as we felt that out of place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stunning Grade II listed Historic Hotel has walled gardens, sweeping lawns and ivy clad turrets. Soak up the rolling Welsh hillsides, or take in the scenery from the top of nearby Snowdon. Midweek and Weekend breaks inclusive of breakfast and 3-course dining, live evening entertainment and extensive leisure activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Warner Leisure Hotels Bodelwyddan Castle Historic Hotel Wales