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Bay County Hotel
Ranked #30 of 60 Hotels in Llandudno
Reviewed April 25, 2010

Llandudno was our first "port of call" for our trip around Wales. We chose a Shearings 3 day package, after reviewing The County on Trip Advisor.

On arrival we found the staff on reception very friendly and efficient in checking us in. Clive on reception was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Each night I requested an ice bucket and two wine glasses (we bought our own wine to have in our room) and he didn't mind at all. Parking is usually okay along the front - however - I would get there before early evening.

Yes, the lift is very small, however, we are quite fit so we took the stairs to our room on the second floor (room 204). We treated ourselves and upgraded to a seaview room, which was fine and had obviously been recently refurbished. Very clean. Towels, tea and coffee facilities were topped up every day. Our only "whinge" was that there were no flannels. We had a lovely sea view and could see all along the Promenade. We even had a few resident seagulls that came to sit on our window sill for a visit, whilst we had our evening glass of wine. Must of been the crisps we fed them :)

The dining area was well laid out and we were seated near the window so we had a lovely sea and promenade view. We gathered if you had a Sea View room you would have a sea view in the dining room. Meals were fine, fairly good quality and service was good.

The walk along the Promenade (or beach) is lovely this time of year (April). Particularly after dinner for an evening stroll - it is a bit of a walk from the town - however - we enjoyed the exercise.

In summary, we enjoyed our three days at The County in Llandudo and it was a nice start to our touring around of Wales. Definitely good value for money with using Shearings Hotel deals.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2010

my husband and i went on a 5 day break with shearings on arrival we thought looks good but after been in reception area to the left 2 lounge areas need updateing very old fahioned and worn furniture anyway after waiting for our room we found the bar areas very comfortable good viewscan get coffes teas snacks food anyway getting to our room was amazed all new beds side tables chairs dressing tables and lovely new carpet we found it very comfortable and were on the 3rd floor at the top the bathroom was big enough towels changed evry day and tea and coffee topped up dailyand the food was wonderfull good menu full breakfast cerials porridge grapefruit prune etc and evening meals lovely want be dissapointed lamb was super lots of veg potatoes roasts pots beef fish carrots broccolli chllle con carne currys salmon lots more but its 15mins to town 20mins to the pier but very nice walk seating all along the sea front the waitress staff are very hardworking nothing to much trouble for them we only went to ballroom cabaret on 2 occassions 1 night a cabaret singer and 1 night compere singer comedian and bingo nightly others bye have a nice holidayps we usually go marine hotel farther up very nice but food better at county also only one small lift in county hotel

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

We travelled to this hotel on a shearings coach for a 5 day all inclusive break. This hotel is the cleanest Shearings hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff were excellent, especially the bar staff who were quick, friendly and liked a laugh. The entertainment was excellent. The food was good, no fried bread on the breakfast and no matter how many times I asked for it I got none, "it wasn't on the menu". Now for the BUT. our bedroom had a problem with the heating it wouldn't work, we ended up with a portable heater. There was no shower in the bathroom only a bath, and a very small bath too, when you are 21 stone you have to be careful you don't get stuck in the bath. The lift was very small, only fitting 4 people in at atime, on Monday the lift broke down and then on Wednesday night it stopped on the 2nd floor with us in it, alarm bells ringing we eventually got brought down to the lower ground level. Then we had to walk up to our room which was on the 3rd floor, 316. The trips out were good, found a lovely pub in Llanfair PG.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

We had an enjoyable stay at the County Hotel, Llandudno in March 2010 as part of a National Holidays coach tour. The hotel is well run by friendly staff who offer a warm welcome and deal with customers in a kind and confident manner. The main public areas, bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and pleasant and our particular bedroom was of a decent size. Room cleaning and daily servicing was up to standard and beds were comfortable with decent quality bedding. The corridors leading to the rooms appeared a bit gloomy and could do with some updating and decoration, but these minor things didn’t spoil our stay in any way.
We enjoyed the food, with good choice at breakfast and dinner and the restaurant staff were friendly and efficient. The restaurant is a pleasant place to be and overlooks the promenade (The Parade). It takes about twenty minutes to walk along the promenade into the town centre, or a frequent bus service is available from a nearby stop on Mostyn Avenue. (English bus passes not accepted!)
There was entertainment every evening in the ballroom but we didn’t sample this although fellow travellers seemed happy with what was on offer. As part of our holiday deal we had three hours free bar each evening and my fears that there might be a bit of a scrum around the bar were unfounded, the bar staff coping well with demand. The lounge areas around the bar were comfortable and well decorated.
Llandudno is a nice clean town and is largely unspoilt with a good selection of shops. We took a one hour tour around The Great Orme on a 1960’s coach and the driver’s live commentary was extremely interesting.
Our National Holidays deal included two days spent touring the area and our knowledgeable driver Eddy made this as interesting as possible although the coach heating and air conditioning seemed to have a mind of its own and we were rarely warm enough anytime during the five day trip, especially during the long journey down from Tyneside to Llandudno. Maybe the people that maintain the coaches should travel on them from time to time!
All in all, the County is a hotel I would recommend and certainly return to if I have the opportunity. One point to note it is located on The Parade, at the junction with Queens Road in Llandudno and not in Colwyn Bay which is currently where the TripAdvisor website shows the location!!

  • Stayed: March 2010
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Reviewed March 4, 2010

Just spent a 5 day break at the County with Shearings and thoroughly enjoyed it. Room with en-suite shower was very clean. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good with a good choice of menu each evening. Thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. Only negative for me was our room was above the ballroom so had no chance of any sleep until after the bar was shut. For the money we paid it was excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 4, 2010

Stayed here on a Shearings weekend break,and found this hotel ideal,a leisurely stroll along the promenade for about 20 minutes brings you into the town centre.
Stayed in a seaview room which was adequate but could have done with refurbishment as could all of the hotel.
The meals we had were excellent with a good choice and all of the staff were very friendly and could not do enough for you if you asked for anything.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2010

The standard rooms are quite "standard/OK'ish". Luckily we had a superior room with a sea view. Lovely comfortable bed, although a little on the hard side. Digital TV with freeview. Large new bathroom with shower over the bath. Found out later they didn't have any "shower only" rooms/or very few for size of hotel. Food we would say was "average" with varied choice, waiter service was very slow. We did a Shearings break so got excellent value for money spent. Just around the corner and up to the next main road was a bus stop for the town centre and to other areas in the opposite direction (Conway Bay, Rhyll etc). A walk to the town centre would probably take about half an hour along the prom. Overall a nice located hotel. Biggest bugbear - only one very small lift for entire hotel - unfortunately for me I can not use the stairs.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: East Parade, Llandudno LL30 1BD, Wales (Formerly The County Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in Llandudno
Price Range: $76 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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

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