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The Grand Hotel - Llandudno
Ranked #58 of 60 Hotels in Llandudno
Reviewed October 2, 2011

The Grand is a bit dated but we have just spent a brilliant weekend there and found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Our room was on the 4th floor and we had upgraded to a premier room which we would recommend as you get a room with a view and the dining experience is a lot less busy. Food was reasonable and plentiful. The hotel is only a short walk from the main town and a stroll along the pier after dinner was good.

The only issue we had was the parking as we arrived in Llandudno on a very hot Friday afternoon the town was heaving and we spent an hour trying to find somewhere to park we eventually after a lot of driving up and down got onto the Pay and Display just around the corner from the hotel. Next time we are taking the train.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jeff Q
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2011

Thank you for your great review of our hotel and staff. It is indeed better to upgrade to a sea view or premier room as the views are fantastic and you were so lucky to have such fantastic weather for the time of year.
Parking was at a premium as the hotel was full to capacity; the hotel was hosting a wedding and Llandudno was hosting the Goldwing Light Parade which was a great success.
The train is a great option if you are visiting at a busy time in the year.

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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Only booked this incredible deal the night before we arrived. It was excellent. We booked a room with a sea-view, and it was wonderful to wake up on the 1st. October, open the curtains and balcony door, and have the sun rising gloriously over the sea as our view. The room itself was fine and the food was great. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. We can't wait to go back again, although we probably won't get that fabulous weather again (the last weekend in September 2011)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2011

Thank you so much for taking the time for this great review.You were so lucky with the weather. As I sit here on 3rd October it is definitely autumnal so yes you were extremely fortunate to have lovely sunny weather on 1st October.
We are still a great hotel to stay in when the weather turns as we have entertainment 365 nights of the year and the bonus is it is much easier to park.

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Reviewed October 1, 2011

What a surprise we travelled from Australia and didn't know what we would get then driving in we saw the hotel sitting on the point near the pier. It was just great from there on.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank Prizey
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2011

Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed our hotel and Llandudno. Make sure you visit us again if you pass our way from Aussie land......

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Reviewed September 30, 2011

the Grand is a very enjoyable hotel, can be seen as you walk along the long promenade in Llandudno as it has a dominate position high up over the pier and the great Orme behind.
if you are lucky enough like me to get a room with a bay view it is spectacular, the rooms have tiny balconies, so you can sit out and enjoy the sea air, the evening views with the bay all lit up is very nice.
the rooms are very comfortable, clean, but basic. no phones or hair-dryers.
tea coffee and kettle is provided.
the hotel is tired looking in parts, and old fashioned, which i think adds to it's character, you can see that in it's day it really was a Grand hotel.
the hotel provides good entertainment and special offers through the year i believe.
i was there with Enjoy travel who provided all our entertainment, we had the use of the two function rooms and the bar area for our sessions of Irish music.
could not fault the staff who were always polite and helpful.
breakfast very good, my friend and i liked to eat in the area where the windows looked out over the bay.
the evening meal was adequate, self-service, a good choice of meat but the fish was not good, veg over cooked which can't really be helped when in the hot trays for a long time, nice salad bar so you would never go hungry, and a very nice desert selection every evening, don't bother with the coffee which was like dish water served in the big vacuum flasks.
i would definitely stay in the grand again and would also recommend it to friends, not over priced and you gets what you pay for.
the biggest problem was the parking, no car park for such a large hotel, on road parking very limited, so if you moved your car you would be lucky to get another space. parking in Happy valley just beyond the hotel, £3 a day then £1:10 for over night, so it was a matter of going out and feeding the meters all weekend, a real nuisance. why is something not done with the waste ground at the side of the hotel, which would make a fantastic car park.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for your holiday.Enjoy Travel had a fabulous weekend and have booked for next September.It was a great weekend for the staff also to see all the irish dancing.I am so pleased to hear your favourable comments.
We have hairdryers at reception and there is a red phone on each landing for emergencies.
I have taken note of your comment regarding the fish and coffee and we will hopefully resolve these issues.
Britannia would love to own the land next door and make it into a Car Park but unfortunately it does not belong to the hotel and is in fact privately owned.
It was extremely busy on the weekend you were here so parking would have been at a premium but the charges are reasonable for a busy seaside resort.

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Hi,
just got back from a long weekend with a party of 10 adults.We had a great time,entertainment was good,food was good,room could be better (had to go to Asda to buy a iron because there was none in our room).
The sea views are incredible and you must go up the Great Orme,I went up on the chairlift but there is a bus or train you can use.
The bar prices are very resonable,£2.40 a pint and £9.00 a bottle of wine,car parking is scarce unless you have a disabled badge.
To finish the staff are wonderfull.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

So pleased to hear you and your group had a great weekend. We do actually have irons behind reception so you know for next time.
Very impressed that you went on the chairlift; not sure I would be that brave and at leat the weather has come good at last.
And finally I think my staff are wonderful too.

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We were stayting in Llandudno on a four day break and came across the lunch-time bar menu at this hotel. We found them to be very well priced, the bar area was clean, tidy and welcoming. The staff were helpful and eager to please. I explained we were not staying at the hotel but they made us feel welcome and served a great plate of pate and a tasty bowl of soup washed down with a pint of bitter and a glass of wine.Great price too!
As we were leaving we noticed that an evening buffet was available for just under £10 and it was available to non-residents. I spoke with the receptionist and for the next three nights have a very good meal at the hotel. The buffet was exceptional. At all times we were made very welcome by the reception and the dining room staff. I can't give any information about the rooms but the rest of the hotel was clean, well equiped and very welcoming. 'And we were not even staying at the hotel.'

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank TedBetty
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Thank s for your great comments about our hotel.
On most occasions outside guests can watch the entertainment if they pay for dinner. This is subject to availability as there are weekends when it is not allowed due to the hotel hotel being extremely busy such as theme weekends and the Festive period..
The Coffee Shop is opened daily to non residents and I am only happy that you found the food and service to a high standard.

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Hi folks..........
Stayed for 2 x nights late Sept 2011................
Read a few reviews prior to booking & wasn't sure what we would find on arrival .....
But was very pleased with what we encountered .......
Its a grand old building & the decor is inkeeping with a place of this type .....
I think some peoples expectations are way to high ...considering the price they are paying ...
We had an upper floor room ..with stunning views of Llandudno bay .......
Fri & Sat nights entertainment was professional & very good.
Its in a good location for the centre of town ... The staff worked very hard & were always pleasant when approached .....
It was value for money & an enjoyable weekend

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank robbiegrdg
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AnnaElliebb, General Manager at The Grand Hotel - Llandudno, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Sounds like you had a great weekend and you summed up our hotel beautifully. It is indeed a grand old building that requires a tremendous amount of upkeep and positive reviews make all the effort worth it, so thank you.

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Address: Happy Valley Rd, Llandudno LL30 2LR, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Llandudno
Price Range: $47 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand Hotel - Llandudno 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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The Grand Hotel Llandudno is a magnificent Victorian building and is a prominent feature to the wonderfully conserved and famous, Llandudno North Shore Promenade. ... more   less 
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