The County Hotel was our centre for the Shearings “Llandudno and North Wales” tour. Our 4 night stay there was a real pleasure throughout.
The hotel is located on the long promenade in Llandudno, with superb sea views, and a clean and smart frontage. The town is a good 20 minute walk away, albeit a very easy, pleasant one along the broad, flat promenade (buses and taxis are available at reasonable rates). Late booking meant that only the sea view rooms were available, but it was worth paying the extra. Our room was comfortable and immaculately maintained throughout our stay.
I don’t think we’ve ever come across hotel staff who are as friendly and genuinely concerned for our welfare. Nothing was too much trouble. Together with the well laid out and tastefully decorated public rooms, the overall effect is of a hotel with a delightful “atmosphere” – an elusive quality often claimed but rarely achieved.
The food was generally very good indeed - with the exception, surprising for Wales, of the roast lamb, which was rather ordinary! The restaurant service was exemplary, and it was a pleasure to eat there in such pleasant surroundings with a delightful sea view.
We tried the entertainment on a couple of evenings. Harry Modo is a formidable entertainer, with a strong personality and vast repertoire of magic, song, dance and comedy (often mixed together!) To our taste, though, his comic material leans rather too heavily on the frailties of older people.
All in all, though: highly recommended, a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying a magnificent site of the Promenade with stunning views of both of the Ormes, this lovely Victorian hotel offers guests a friendly Welsh welcome. Tastefully furnished throughout, and retaining many of the original Victorian features throughout, the hotel’s bar and lounges provide the ideal locations in which to relax. Laid back days can be spent enjoying the beach, strolling the pier or shopping in the newly opened retail development by the main shops. Alternatively, take a tram ride up the Great Orme or discover the numerous sporting pursuits that are on offer locally, too. For a getaway discovering the very essence of North Wales - a region renowned for its beautiful coastline, Celtic heritage and the grandeur of Snowdonia - you couldn’t be better placed than in Llandudno. A small car park is located at the rear of the hotel, or there is unlimited free parking at the front of the hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- County Hotel Llandudno
- County Llandudno
- Bay County Hotel Llandudno, Wales