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The Winchmore Hotel
Ranked #24 of 60 Hotels in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“pleasant place to stay”
Reviewed August 13, 2008

We have just returned from a weeks stay at
The Winchmore Hotel.

On arrival we were booked in by the Chef who had a bit of trouble finding our rooms as he had only worked there about a week. We were quite amused by this as we followed him up hill and down dale until we found our rooms!

When we had located our three rooms we settled in OK. Our room was a lovely big room with a sea view through a large bay window, our daughter and her friend had a twin room overlooking the fire escape although it didn't bother them and my father had a lovely ground floor room at the side of the hotel.

The beds were comfortable the rooms were clean with fresh towels every day. There are a couple of things lacking about the rooms. Not enough power points especially by the bed and no telephone so if we needed to contact anyone in the other rooms we had to use our mobile phones!

The food was very good. Lovely breakfasts and ample evening meals. Good wholesome home cooking.

Gwen, the owner was very accommodating making sure everything was OK, nothing was too much trouble.

All in all it was a pleasant stay and was all that you would expect from a 2 star hotel. I would stay there again.

  • Liked — Seafront Location
  • Disliked — No telephones in the rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2008

My inlaws celebrated their 50th anniversary by graciously paying the lodging costs for four days in Llandudno for their kids, partners, and grandkids. Despite the windy weather, I must say that the town will definitely get another visit by me.

Specifically about the hotel: It was easy enough to find, on the main sea front road. Parking access was at the back. While not quite enough spots for all cars, it did have a leg up on neighbouring hotels/bb's where residents were forced to park on the road and pay at the meter.

The back courtyard is basically an extension of the parking area, complete with rotted wood and an old garage. It's a shame, because there is some fancy patio furniture set out, obviously with the purpose of enticing a sit outside. I wouldn't have been enticed.

An obviously new lift has been installed that allows parking level to third flood access. It's no more than 20 feet from the back entrance. This is a nice touch for older folk.

As our relatives had already managed to finagle our key, there was no need to check into reception, but more on that in a bit. The room, on the highest floor was nice. The furniture (Ikea type) was in good condition, beds and bed linens acceptable. Mostly well cleaned except for some major dust on a stool that I think doesn't often get pulled out from under a desk. Some minor black discolouring of bathroom silicone. We had a bath, no shower, but with two young kids who much preferred this, we could live with it.

Breakfast in the morning was average to decent, though with young and possibly new staff, it seemed a bit of a comical show trying to get what you ordered. 90% of us ordered the standard full breakfast, yet the meals seemed to come at odd times and the waitress couldn't remember who had what. We're easygoing, and such a thing didn't ruin our time. Perhaps a more disappointing feature of the large dining area was that houseflies seemed to get into the windows and die. While the staff seemed to try to keep on top of vacuuming up the dead flies every day, they were on days forgotten and to prevent my own kids from playing with the "raisins with wings", I had to collect up the bugs in a napkin. I know for some, this would have been incredibly disgusting. Oddly, but I assume due to the space availability, the pool table is next to the dining area.

There are two lounges, one a bit fancier than the other. At first glance they're okay, but a closer inspection reveals that the old-style fabric furniture is getting tatty and needs throwing out. Wallpapering and painting seemed DIY all over. Again, not deal breakers for us, as the TVs worked...though didn't quite get all channels. On the subject, there seemed an eclectic variation of in-room TVs. Some had DVD players, some Freeview. In this day and age, the expense of DVD + Freeview should have allowed for this in the lounges and rooms.

The staff were okay, some very friendly. They could have used uniforms in my opinion. The bar prices were very reasonable. I noticed, not far from the bar was reception. A little tiny desk with paperwork visible for all to see. We never needed to use the reception desk, but it didn't seem to be properly defined.

I suppose the best thing was that walking out the front door put you essentially on the sea front. For a two star hotel, I think that we got what we expected. I will probably try for a three or four star next time, but I would stay again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — tired decor and DIY fixes
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Property: The Winchmore Hotel
Address: 7-8 Mostyn Crescent | Central Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1AR, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Llandudno
#20 Family Hotel in Llandudno
#22 Romantic Hotel in Llandudno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Winchmore Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Winchmore Hotel is ideally situated on the Promenade adjacent to the beach, with panoramic views overlooking the Bay. Family run Hotel, great accessibility with lift to every floor and FREE car park for guests. 32 en-suite single/double/twin/family and Premier rooms. Sea View rooms. Every room has tea & coffee making facilities & flat screen TV. The Hotel has a bar and also offers optional 3 course evening meal. Open for Christmas and New Year. The Hotel caters for large groups and private functions, i.e. Anniversaries, Funerals, Christenings, Weddings etc. ... more   less 
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