Choosing your accommodation in Llandudno
When visiting the Llandudno and North Wales area, it’s important to make sure you opt for the best type of accommodation to suit you – from luxury country houses to simple campsites, there’s lots to choose from in Llandudno!
The classic way to experience the coastal beauty of North Wales is to book a hotel in Llandudno. Most of the hotels are Victorian and many line the famous bay of the north shore, rising along the sweeping promenade in their preserved authentic splendour. They range from two to five stars and cater for a variety of needs, many with wheelchair access and their own private parking spaces (it’s best to check before you book).
Bear in mind that you’ll want a hotel close to the area you’ll be visiting most: for the beach, the hotels along the promenade will be ideal – but if you want to spend more time in the town centre of Llandudno, try a hotel around the Mostyn Street section of town.
Remember to check if you can bring pets along, as well as whether parking is provided. Some hotels boast their own indoor heated swimming pools, others do not. It’s best to check.
- Those who wish to relax without the stress of domestic work.
- The elderly.
- Those without a car.
Guest Houses and Bed and Breakfasts
Like hotels: but on a smaller, less commercial scale. There are many Bed and Breakfasts in Llandudno to choose from, and it’s important, as with hotels, to make sure you choose one suitable for your needs. Categories for which you can inquire include pets, smoking, luncheon and evening meals, parking and location. Usually family owned, bed and breakfasts are fantastic places to stay whilst visiting Llandudno. Check their ratings and reviews online to find one which is ideal, it’s probably best to book well in advance, particularly during the summer seasons when tourism in Llandudno is at its peak.
- Those who find hotels too commercial.
- Those who prefer a more homely feel to their holiday accommodation.
- Couples wishing for quieter mealtimes.
- Those wishing to meet new friends.
Luxury accommodation in stately homes across North Wales usually, but not exclusively, fits a higher price range than hotels. Many of the manor houses in the Llandudno area have been converted to allow guests to stay, and often house upmarket facilities such as fishing lakes, tennis courts, spas and leisure facilities, as well as haute cuisine fine dining. There are online directories available for those who wish to stay in country houses in Llandudno, though of course you must remember to check the proprietor’s stance on pets, smoking, parking etc. Overall, they are a highly comfortable and highly recommended way to stay in North Wales.
- People who prefer their accommodation to be more out of the way.
- Those with a taste for luxury and love of historic architecture.
- Spa-goers, nature lovers.
- Those with transport of their own.
Camping and Caravanning
For those wishing to embrace the beautiful, bleak and mountainous area surrounding Llandudno, camping may well be ideal. There are many campsites in North Wales, some located close to towns while others are deep in the wilderness of Snowdonia – it’s completely a matter of preference where you wish to stay. Those who camp feel a closer connection to the earth and nature and may well be interesting in activities such as hiking, climbing, kayaking and potholing. It’s important to check to availability of your site, including whether caravans are accepted. Take note of the services provided: some campsites have just a simple toilet, whilst others have full facilities including chemical disposal etc. Of course, most campsites allow pets.
- Hikers, kayakers, and those with a love of the outdoors.
- Those with their own transport.
- Those who wish to experience the bleak beauty of North Wales at its best.
- Families with children.
- Those with a love of adventure.
If you’ve had enough of specific mealtimes, feel irritated by room service and find it impossible to think of a hotel as your home, then self-catering accommodation may be the way forward for you. There are many locations to choose from, from tiny cottages to full-sized farms, and the freedom of being able to do exactly as you wish to is very appealing to many people. There are online directories available for those seeking self-catering accommodation in Llandudno, and it’s best to shop around as much as you can before deciding for definite where you would like to stay. There are cottages located throughout North Wales and Snowdonia, from Betws-y-Coed to Dolgellau and Llandudno, the choice is very varied indeed.
- Those who find camping too wild but hotels unpalatable.
- Families with children (and a parent with exceptional cooking skills)!
- Those with their own transport.
- Those who love the outdoors, be it strenuously or relaxing.
Bunkhouses originated in the ranches of the USA, and are an ideal choice for groups of people who love the outdoors. Many require you to bring your own sleeping bag, although most provide basic cooking/heating equipment. Bunkhouses in North Wales are often located in the more rural parts of the area, and offer great access to the mountains of Clwyd and Snowdonia – despite this advantage, you’ll probably need your own transport to reach your bunkhouse as public transport in the rural areas is extremely limited.
- Those who love the outdoors
- Those on a tight budget who need secure accommodation.
- Families (check matters of privacy with the proprietors).