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“A guest house that delivers a bit extra” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hilary Guest House
Ranked #57 of 150 Llandudno B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Solihull
1 review
“A guest house that delivers a bit extra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Lucky for us my wife's sister and husband found the Hilary and recommended it to us.

Primarily you have to remember this is a guest house run and staffed by the owners Debbie and Colin, it is not a large hotel, although having now stayed at the Hilary I am wondering why I would want to stay at a big hotel when just on a short visit.

We haven't stayed in a guesthouse for many years and to be honest maybe wouldn't have thought of trying one this time if it hadn't been for the recommendation. Believe me being picky about where to stay seems to run in my wife's family, so we felt reassured knowing that family had stayed on more than a couple of occasions.

What can you say, so let's get down to the nitty gritty, the room and en-suite was spotless and well appointed, two chocolates in their own little box left on the bed each day was a very nice touch for the ladies (and me if I'm honest) Deborah and Colin (with their two young girls in the background) were excellent hosts.

Think we may have ended up with a smaller room than some (we booked last minute so had to choose from what was available) but we still had two chairs and a small table, compact dressing table wall mounted TV plus two bedside cabinets and an spotless en-suite which was a good size. The inbuilt double wardrobe may have been a bit tight if staying longer than a few nights, but then my wife doesn't travel light (nor do I to come to that) so that comment might be a bit unnecessary, the room was actually plenty adequate for our stay.

Colin let me think he cooked the breakfast but I can't believe there wasn't input from Deborah it was too good for a male only effort and freshly cooked to order. You won't need to top up much at lunch time either as they don't skimp when plating it up, plus they provide a small continental style breakfast buffet table.
Small on size but not necessarily on content. They manage to squeeze on almost as much as you would find in a big hotel. You know, selection of fruit, cereal, fruit juice, etc.

Don't be put of by the location either, it may be set back in what is a pleasant residential area but you can cut through to the main areas of Llandudno in very short walk distance. So you have the best of both worlds, easy parking, where the car can be left without worry of parking tickets or it getting bumped and all the main areas of Llandudno easily reached on foot.

In our experience anybody finding fault with this excellent guest house would have to be seriously searching for something to complain about.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about us.
We appreciate your honesty and feedback.. Colin really does cook the breakfast - I just get to quality check it. Although he won't do kippers and porridge so that's my department.
We hope to see you again at The Hilary
Best Wishes
Deborah
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Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

It was the first time in Wales for our family. We stayed for 12 days and enjoyed them all. Our room and the whole house were cosy and absolutely tidy. Colin and Deb do really care for their guests. Either if you look for a nice place for dinner or an attraction to visit, they are very helpful. Though you are staying in the heart of Llandudno, the street is absolutely quiet. We tried several breakfast varieties and they all were made freshly and tasted great. The Hilary Guest House is an ideal place to start trips throughout Wales and the bus and train service from Llandudno is perfect. With our North Wales FlexiPass we could also save money at many tourist attractions.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
We enjoyed your stay with us too. It was lovley to meet your fmaily and we're glad you had a good holiday in Wales.
Thank you for taking the time ot leave a review about us
Deborah
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Ideal location, excellent friendly owners, nothing too much trouble. Super breakfast and good clean room! Deb and Colin treated us like one of the family. Will definitely return to The Hilary. Thank you Deb and Colin.
Hilary and John

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hilary D
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed staying at The Hilary and hope to see you again.
Kind Regards
Deborah
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Perfect location in a quiet area minutes from station/ centre of of the town and with ample eateries of all tastes. The room was spotless and very comfortable and being in a quiet area we slept very well. Deb and Colin are a warm, friendly and welcoming couple and nothing is too much trouble Thank you for the wifes birthday card, very nice touch, look out for the things you might have forgot box hidden away in a bottom draw, they have thought of everything.
The breakfast is great and sets you up for the day, a brisk walk up the Orme is the only way to walk it off.
Once again thank you Colin and Deb for making our stay in Llandudno so nice

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank allnomeg
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
You are most welcome.
We love living here and enjoy making sure our guests enjoy visiting here.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at The Hilary
Best Wishes
Deborah
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have just had a lovely two night break at the Hilary with my daughter. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and each day we were left lovely chocolates which was a treat. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was excellent and we were offered a choice if we didn't want the full breakfast. The hotel is within walking distance of the town center and shops. We will definitely go back to the Hilary again and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to our family and friends..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank teresamorris2010
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at The Hilary
Best Regards
Deborah
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We came for 2 nights to see the town without being rushed.

We had a great time with generous breakfasts, comfy beds and well-appointed rooms. Colin and Deborah were unfailing attentive and friendly. The location was perfectly situated - a five minute walk from the heart of Llandudno, with so much choice for things to do and places to eat.

We'll definitely stay again in the future!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ward_net
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Kind Regards
Deborah
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

I stayed at the Hilary Guest House in May with my Mum for a 2-night stay. Colin and Deborah were very friendly and inviting hosts. The room was a twin and it was very comfortable. The breakfast was very tasty and had everything there you could ask for. Colin and Deborah really gave us the personal touch and were lovely to chat to, along with the other guests. The location is great - close to the railway station and both shores, yet it was back from the "main" roads and so it was quiet and we slept very well. To be really picky, the shower wasn't that powerful and we could have done with a fan in the room as when we stayed there it was a bit warm and opening the window didn't do much....but overall, this B&B was perfect for us and we loved staying there. I would recommend it to anyone who was staying in Llandudno and we would definitely stay there again if we came back to visit. Top place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jules_foreva
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Deborah T, Owner at The Hilary Guest House, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for writing a review about us.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Next time ask us for a fan and we'll bring one to the room for you. There's usually a breeze in Llandudno so it's never been a problem before - but we are prepared.
Unfortunately, there have bene some water pressure problems in Llandudno. Colin phoned Dwr Cymru and they sent someone out to increase the pressure in St Davids Road
Best Wishes
Deborah
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Property: The Hilary Guest House
Address: 32 St. Davids Road, Llandudno LL30 2UL, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Llandudno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hilary Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilary Guest House in Llandudno, North Wales is a wonderful 4 star guest house. The owners, Paul & Fiona, use the best local and fair trade products. The Hilary is situated on the flat in one of Llandudno's quietest and loveliest roads. An easy stroll to the shops, bars, restaurants, promenade, pier and theatre and other local attractions. Comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts, free off road parking, secluded garden with views of The Great Orme. All rooms have freeview digital TV, refrigerator, complimentary toiletries, free wifi. With so many places to stay in Llandudno, you can be assured that you have chosen well when you choose The Hilary as the majority of guests at The Hilary have either been before or have had The Hilary recommended to them! ... more   less 
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