Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Much has changed, mostly for the better, since a British encyclopaedia carried the infamous entry: "For Wales, see England". Cross the border into Wales today and differences are immediately apparent.
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Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

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Harbourmaster Hotel

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Aberaeron

‘There is so much to love about this wonderful and unique place,’ wrote our inspector on a stay at this landmark cobalt blue former harbourmaster’s house on the harbour of a planned Georgian town.
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  • seaside
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  • veganfriendly
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  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • historic
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The Angel Hotel

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Abergavenny

Behind a neo-classical façade, this Georgian coaching inn is a happy mix of local drop-in, hotel and restaurant.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
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  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
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  • outdoor_dining
  • walking
  • babyfriendly
  • historic
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • tennis
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Ty Mawr

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Brechfa

‘A jewel set in glorious Welsh countryside’, on the edge of Brechfa Forest, this 17th-century country house is ‘one of the most outstanding small hotels we have stayed in’, readers write.
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  • cycling
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  • historic
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  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

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Llandudno

This Tudor Gothic-style Elizabethan mansion, extended over centuries, overlooks parkland with a rare 17th-century parterre, walled rose garden, cascade, lily pond and follies.
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  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
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Plas Dinas Country House

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Caernarfon

With its romantic bedrooms and views across the Menai Strait, the former country residence of the Armstrong-Jones family manages to be luxurious yet relaxed.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • weddings
  • romantic
  • walking
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - 'April Escape' Special Offer

Aberdovey

The Cave-Browne-Cave family have kept a welcome in the hillside at their big, white hotel above Cardigan Bay since the days of silent film, when men wore bowler hats to the beach.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
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The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin - Winter Escape Special Offer

Brecon

Tucked between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, this red brick inn glows with a warm welcome and down-to-earth charm that attracts walkers, dogs, families and couples.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Plas Tan-Yr-Allt

Plas Tan-Yr-Allt - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Porthmadog

You can lie in an antique four-poster in the William Madocks room at this singular B&B with views over the Glaslyn estuary to the Rhinog mountains, and listen to steam trains puffing along the sea wall.
From £60 per night
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • adultsonly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • wifi
  • garden
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • golf
  • parking
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The Bear

The Bear - Summer Dinner Bed and Breakfast Special Offer

Cowbridge

This former coaching inn in the heart of Cowbridge, with its fashionable shops (and just a few miles from the Wales Coast Path, too), is popular with both locals and visitors.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining
  • good_value

More best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Best luxury and boutique hotels in Wales

Luxury hotels, boutique retreats and cheap B&Bs in Wales

The country is increasingly politically as well as culturally independent. The road signs are bilingual. Welsh is no longer heard only, or even mainly, in West Wales. The old language is spoken by the professional elite in Cardiff, an ever-more confident capital city with spacious parkland, a fine sports stadium and a world-class opera house. Rugby, not soccer, is the game that captures the popular imagination. Welsh male-voice choirs continue to merit their international renown and in the country's sports stands, as well as its pubs and clubs, people actually sing in tune.

Welsh Hotels and restaurants, once often dire, are improving fast. Chefs use local produce, especially lamb and the meat of Welsh Black cattle, to produce excellent dishes. The cheeses are among the best in Britain. The walks and the beaches are as marvellous as the tourist brochures say they are: along the Lleyn Peninsula, The Gower, the River Wye and the rugged Pembrokeshire Coast. England's medieval King Edward I aimed to subdue the Welsh when he commissioned his still magnificent castles: Harlech, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris.

Just as impressive are the Italianate fantasy town of Portmeirion designed by Clough Williams-Ellis; the deep disused coal mine ("Big Pit") at Blaenafon, where ex-miners guide visitors around underground; St David's Cathedral; and Dylan Thomas's boathouse at Laughharne. Natural enchantment is provided by hauntingly beautiful national parks: Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast. Also check out our hotels in North Wales and South Wales, and Anglesey.

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Last updated: May 21, 2024