I'm afraid I must be more discerning than many of the reviews posted for this hotel. I travel frequently and stay in some very good hotels so I think my review is honest but not gushing. The service was good, but no better than many of the B & B's and hotels in Llandudno. The location is excellent – prime seafront, which makes it well worth the short walk to the restaurants and shops.
The public areas of the hotel are tastefully, recently refurbished, clean and comfortable. David and Michael have put lots of personal touches into the hotel and this makes it welcoming and different without being pretentious.
We stayed in room 23, a premium double with a lovely sea view but which I don’t think merits the gushing reviews posted elsewhere. The 4 poster bed was very uncomfortable, the bed hard and the pillows not very soft. The furniture is tired and old fashioned. The TV is a small 16 inch portable that we could not view from bed unless we relocated it because of the bed posts. The bathroom was very small with an electric shower that lacked power and had variable heat! The toilet did not flush well, the towels are barely bigger than hand towels and the worse crime – the floor is carpeted. A total no-no in any bathroom let alone a hotel!
Breakfast: there was not much choice of fruit, tinned grapefruit and prunes and nothing fresh! There was cereal and yogurt. The cooked breakfast was well presented and tasty (poached eggs cooked to perfection) but it would have been nice for the toast to turn up with the cooked breakfast, not 10 minutes before.
My review may seem negative but I feel it is honest. I would recommend the hotel but there are many just as good, and better, in Llandudno.
- 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