I am a travel agent in Canada and I stayed at this charming hotel for 2 nights in November 2010. I travelled with a group of 16 travel agents on a tour of Wales with DH Tour, a company based in Toronto. This hotel is so lovely that I feel compelled to tell everyone about it.
I cannot say enough good things about this quaint little hotel. It is a converted Victorian home and has 16 rooms which are well-appointed and comfortable. The innkeepers, Michael and Dave, are so welcoming and really make you feel like you are a guest in their own home. The location is great, right on the promenade and across from the water. Llandudno was my favorite location on this tour.
The hotel has a restaurant downstairs (1 floor below the lobby), a small bar, a lift, and a sitting area in the lobby. The lift does not go down to the restaurant and the stairs are quite steep so maybe not the easiest descent/ascent for anyone with mobility issues. (look at pics on the website to see what I mean). My room was very clean with private washroom. Being a bountiful woman, I found the shower to be tricky to get in and out of because the shower door opens on a swivel, pivoting almost in the center of the door opening so I had to kind of squeeze through, but I made do. The room also had a small TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea service.
I enjoyed all of my meals in the restaurant and was impressed by the quality and delightful presentation. There were different choices for breakfast. I enjoyed a hearty bowl of traditional porridge with honey and toast while other colleagues opted for eggs and ham. The coffee was very good and there was a separate table with other items such as fruit, yogurt, and cereal.
We had dinner in the restaurant only once and it was just lovely. I ordered the haddock and side dishes are served family-style so everyone at the table shared the peas, carrots and potatoes. For dessert I had the best mint-chocolate chip ice cream ever! A colleague ordered a pavlova and it was a work of art!
I highly recommend checking it out. You will see on the website that the rates are very reasonable. I would love to return in the summer some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since the late nineteenth century the 'Can-Y-Bae' has provided an elegant escape from busy everyday life. Can-Y-Bae is graded as 4 star guest accommodation by the AA & we are proud to offer fully refurbished accommodation with a relaxed elegance and a contemporary twist at the centre of Llandudno's gently curving promenade. Can-Y-Bae has a fully licensed bar and restaurant(table reservations are usually required); a lift is available to all our en-suite twin, double & king-size double rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Can-y-Bae Llandudno, Wales