You won’t go wrong with eyeing the majestic country of Wales as your holiday destination. Especially on a summer’s day, it is great to dive into the beaches and enjoy the sun. Meanwhile, a winter walk in Wales can be a special adventure when you have the whole hillside or valley to yourselves. Along with these wonderful activities to look forward to, you will definitely need a cozy and comfortable place to rest.
Here at Hotels Fairy we’ve put together an exclusive list that features some of the most exciting boutique hotels in Wales. These small luxury hotels each have distinctive styles and unusually high standards of services to offer. These are among the best places to stay in UK. In fact, some boutique hotels in Wales are able to lead the way in contemporary interior designs.
Top 5 Boutique Hotels in Wales
1. Ffynnon Townhouse Dolgellau
Ffynnon Townhouse is a glamorous Gothic-style boutique hotel in Wales that exhibits a blend of Victorian styles and a stylish 21st-century design. This hotel, snug in the foothills of Snowdonia, North Wales, serves an ideal backdrop to a relaxing weekend in the country. It offers five stunning rooms – that includes one suite. Take advantage of the offered facilities which will definitely satisfy your needs.
These are namely Spa/treatment rooms, in-room beauty treatments, CD/DVD library, free WiFi, outdoor hot tub, butler’s pantry, laundry service, honesty bar, flatscreen TVs, iPod dock, CD/DVD player, PlayStations, free bottled water, and White Company toiletries.
Although Ffynnon does not have a large swimming pool, the outdoor hot tub – which housed in the hotel’s lovely gardens – definitely makes up for it. Remember to reserve a session when you check in, and order champagne and strawberries to enjoy in the steam. The downside is that this hotel does not have any restaurant on-site. However, Ffynnon prides itself on its breakfasts made with local produce.
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s guest lounge which includes eggs benedict with smoked salmon, Glamorgan sausages with spicy tomato chutney and crempogau (Welsh pancakes) served with bacon or fruit compote.
For the room service, offered is a selection of homemade soups, filled paninis or a Welsh cheese platter available between 6pm to 10pm. In the hotel’s bar, guests may enjoy the night from a wide selection of drinks, including local Pen-Lon beers in the guest lounge honesty bar (which is made from an old gramophone chest.) For a cool evening night, sit and sip amid a well-chosen antique and modern furnishings to a laid-back Gershwin and classical soundtrack.
Since there is always a good chance for a rainy day, hotel guests need not to worry – a selection of card and board games are available in the guest lounge. You can also spend the day in the hotel’s in-house spa. It offers a full range of beauty treatments such as facials, pedicures, manicures, massages and aromatherapy sessions.
2. Hurst House on the Marsh
Hurst House on the Marsh is situated in the East Marsh, Laugharne, South Wales. This location provides an advantage for the hotel. More often than not, guests prefer to stay in such a hotel because it is peacefully tucked away on the far South-Western corner of the Welsh coast. The Hurst House on the Marsh, makes it on the list of top boutique hotels in Wales for second time in a row.
The Hurst House on the Marsh is definitely a haven of luxury – which is dedicated to fine food rest and relaxation. A unique Grade II-listed hotel and spa, The Hurst House on the Marsh offers 18 luxurious bedrooms and fine dining with its acclaimed restaurant.
The structure of this boutique hotel was originally a 16th century dairy farm. Its main house, as well as restaurant is interestingly located in the angles that overlook acres of marshland and an organic kitchen garden. Also, a large courtyard is enclosed by beautifully renovated outhouses – which contain sumptuous bedrooms and a bijou spa.
Finding an ultra-modern boutique hotel is not so typical but with the Hurst House on the Marsh, you will definitely get the unexpected. This Carmarthenshire hideaway have rooms which are designed by interior guru Juliet de Valero Wills.
Most of the rooms feature a sexy Bang and Olufsen tech kit that include a flat screen television, wifi access, DVD player and state-of-the-art sound system. Beds are king-sized and offer Frette sheets. The hotel’s bathrooms offer underfloor heating to keep you warm whenever you leave your walk-in Matki shower.
The hotel’s restaurant has high social significance has they offer menus that make use of the rural produce such as locally sourced sea trout, salt marsh lamb and fresh veggies. Hotel guests have the options to eat either indoors or outdoors.
For those who are interested of having a drink, the chrome and stained glass bar definitely is the perfect place. Also, worth-noting is its spa and heated pool, with 3 treatment rooms for a selection of massages.
3. Llety Teifi Guest House Cardigan
Situated on main High Street in Cardigan, The Llety Teifi Guest House is a famous family-run relaxed Grade II-listed guest house. The hotel’s structure dates back to the year 1880, thus becoming an important part of the local history. The house was originally built for David Davies, a wine and spirit merchant who donated the Cardigans clock and alter lived in the governor’s house. It has been newly converted into an elegant Georgian town house to provide premier boutique accommodation for all of its guests.
Llety Teifi boasts 10 en-suite bedrooms which are especially designed to offer guests a comfortable stay. Each room includes full-sized beds with leather or suede headboards, crisp cotton linen, fluffy towels and a Welsh welcome tray with coffee-and-tea making facilities and biscuits.
Also, the in-room facilities include complimentary Broadband Internet connections, clock radios, flat-screen free view TVs, irons, ironing boards and hair dryers. Refrigerators and CD players are available from the reception area. A heated towel rail and a power shower are also featured in each of the bathrooms.
The boutique hotel’s deluxe bedroom features an over-sized chrome bed, while its bathroom has the added luxury of a corner Jacuzzi bath. This hotel’s bar and restaurant are guaranteed to satisfy the guests as it is fully stocked with fine wines and beers.
Guests can also enjoy a pre or post-dinner drinks in a warm comfortable area, all served by convivial hosts. Its conservatory restaurant offers hearty Welsh breakfasts, as well as fine meals on selected evenings. With its good food and excellent Sunday lunches, the restaurant is quite popular with both hotel guests and locals. Llety Teifi is definitely an ideal place to stay while exploring this beautiful part of Cardigan Bay and Mid Wales!
4. Fronlas Boutique Hotel Llandeilo
This very charming and elegant Edwardian townhouse in the lovely Llandeilo, Fronlas may well be an ecologist’s dream. The Fronlas Boutique Hotel comes with eco-electricity, solar panels, underfloor heating and organic mattresses. Despite these, it still manages to be comfortable and beautiful as it contains vibrantly colourful and stunning Collis and Quinton mural wallpaper.
In addition, the breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons highlights the hotel.
One very remarkable room – which is quite popular to its patrons – is the Dau. It features a purple haze of perfection, with its amethyst, aubergine and charcoal colour palette. It has a bold floral mural, as well as an opulent headboard. A Scandinavian-designer bed which is strewn with soft mohair and plump fabric cushions will definitely give you a comfortable and sound sleep.
Furthermore, the room’s cappuccino-coloured walls and chairs bring forth an elegant backdrop to the jewel-bright splashes of colour, as well as the muted stone bathroom. This room offers the best views of the Towy and Brecon Beacons, so you can definitely plan your hiking route from the cosiness and warmth of your boudoir.
Although there is no restaurant at Fronlas boutique hotel in Wales, the hotel’s breakfast area will definitely make up to it. It is a small, pretty room that includes three pine tables and frosted-glass swinging doors which conceal the kitchen. Its home-cooked breakfast champions local and organic produce and is a great way to fuel up your day’s exploring.
You can feast on a full-Welsh with plump, award-winning Graig Farm sausages and bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, free range eggs and baked beans in their own ramekin.
5. Holm House
Perched on the ‘Millionaire’s Row’ at the outskirts of Penarth, Holm House is a cosy 1920s boutique hotel in Wales. A cool Osborne & Little styling and slate-grey corridor tunnels blend with a beautiful Brazilian mahogany panelling and open fireplaces. Also, bedside brass bath with a deco triptych mirror add to the ultra-glamorous vision of Noughties luxury.
Holm House offers twelve rooms – which includes seven rooms with sea views and five suites. Hotel facilities include Spa, gym, hydrotherapy pool, Bang & Olufsen sound system, flat-screen TV, DVD player, free WiFi, Tassimo drinks machine, Jo Malone toiletries, bathrobes, slippers. Worth noting is its black-tiled indoor pool which offers views across the gardens.
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