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Number 18 Conwy

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#4 of 12 B&Bs in Conwy
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Number 18 is one of the very few properties offering bed and breakfast accommodation situated within the medieval walls of Conwy Town. We are located directly opposite Conwy Castle, offering guests some of the finest views of both the castle and the town walls. The guest house, owned and managed by John & Melissa Esplen-Metcalf, was built in the Victorian era around 1849 and has been restored and upgraded to provide individually decorated and furnished en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation. Number 18 benefits from being close to several pay and display car parks offering overnight parking for as little as £0.60. Due to the age and location of our property there are stairs to access all our rooms & no lift, please view our website before booking if the is a concern. We hope to welcome you to Number 18 very soon.
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Valet parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
First aid kit
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Refrigerator
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Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
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English
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Andy Musson wrote a review 7 Apr
Leominster, United Kingdom40 contributions8 helpful votes
Another fantastic long weekend in Conwy made even more special by our third stay at Number 18. My partner and I cant recommend Number 18 highly enough, it was such a find. Melissa and John have such an amazing quirky B&B located inside the castle walls. If you are into retro, you wont want to leave! Amazing rooms, totally different breakfast delivered to your door in a basket containing, yoghurt, blueberry's and muesli, croissants, lightly toasted artisan bread, cheese, ham, salami, buns, coffee powder and cafetiere, orange juice, satsumas. Such a refreshing change from the standard full fat-boys breaky. There isn't any parking but there is the Morfa Bach long stay carpark a 5 minute walk away which is £7.20 for 24hrs which is pretty good. Many thanks for everything Melissa and we're looking forward to trying the room we haven't stayed in yet. See you when we see you. Andy and Jacque 👍
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Paul J wrote a review Mar 2024
7 contributions7 helpful votes
Friendly, quirky, clean and great sized room. Continental breakfast in room was great with the additional chill out room and table to look out onto the castle. Amazing two night stay, even has free cake, can I say anymore! Will return, thanks for everything Melissa
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again! 😊
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Puredodee wrote a review Dec 2023
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom147 contributions54 helpful votes
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We adore Conwy so it was no surprise we ended up there for my wife's 65th birthday weekend. This was our first time at Number 18 and it was simply fantastic. This place made the whole weekend absolutely perfect. From the quirky 60's coat hooks in the entrance hall to the wallpaper going up the stairs to the pop posters in every room. This place is fab! If you are a free spirit this is the place for you, if you're not a free spirit come anyway and become one. Honestly, this is the best place I've ever stayed! We were here for 2 nights, we skipped our first breakfast because of other plans but had the breakfast on our checkout morning and that was also fantastic. Fresh orange, Greek yoghurt with fruit and a selection of cold meats finished with tea and coffee delivered to our door in a basket, just gorgeous. Highly, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Yes, stay as long as you can!
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we to see you again sometime 🙂
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Jane K wrote a review Dec 2023
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From the greeting when we arrived to the fond farewell when we left and everything in between, this has to be the best b&b we've experienced! The room we had was spacious, very retro and something new to see every where we looked. Clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need and the breakfast was superb. Highly recommend no.18 and we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 5 Dec 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again sometime 🙂
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Mr r wrote a review Nov 2023
17 contributions6 helpful votes
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Ideal spot, parking right outside or through subway 100 metres, £6 for 24 hours. Centre is literally 50 metres away. lovely host, rooms are different in a good way, very comfortable, nice contental breakfast at your door, would definitely recommend our room was facing castle walls bonus
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Nov 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again sometime 🙂
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Footprints692312 wrote a review Nov 2023
Blackburn, United Kingdom5 contributions
Lovely greeting off our host, Melissa, so warm and welcoming. Such a quirky place, the exterior totally belies the interior. Everywhere I looked there were so many things that reminded me of my childhood home. Proper trip down memory lane! We stayed in “The dark room” yes it was dark, but two lovely windows overlooking the castle walls through one, and the actual castle through the other. Fab! The little sitting room is genius, absolutely loved having our picnic style breakfast in there. Lovely relaxed start to the day. So much choice in the basket, we couldn’t eat it all. Absolute gem of a place, in a fabulous location. We even managed to park for free up a street over the railway for free for 2 days. Bonus! Absolutely would stay here again without hesitation. Love love love the bonkers decor!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Nov 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again sometime 🙂
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SRIKER9 wrote a review Nov 2023
Top End, Australia25 contributions10 helpful votes
Due to illness we had to cancel our booking to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary FOUR TIMES !!! But Melissa still honoured the booking Well it was well worth the wait it's the most wonderful place great value for money and great location. The breakfast box served in your room was brilliant 👏 and for a change for me very healthy 😀. We will definitely be going back again Cheers 🍺🍷Rita and Ray.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 18 Nov 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again sometime 🙂
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Eliza wrote a review Sept 2023
Bolton, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Fabulous place to stay...it suited all our needs. From the super comfy bed to quality bathroom products, from the special little touches to the top notch decor. It's was everything we expected and more.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 25 Sept 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again sometime 🙂
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Mayorz wrote a review Sept 2023
Paris, France43 contributions107 helpful votes
We recently spent a night at number 18 and couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Totally quirky rooms- we were in the “Dark Room” and won’t spoil the surprise for future guests but super comfortable and clean with a few surprises! Breakfast arrived in a basket to enjoy in our room and was really enjoyable. Totally recommend and would stay again! (Just wish that local church would turn down those chimes announcing every quarter of an hour!)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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janey2764 wrote a review Aug 2023
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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What a wonderful place to stay. Host Melissa was so friendly & accommodating. We stayed in the orange room, it have everything we needed and the bed was so comfy. Breakfast was lovely made a refreshing change from the usual English breakfast. The house is amazing and so quirky. Loved it thank you xx
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 31 Aug 2023
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£75 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomWalesNorth WalesConwy CountyConwy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Number 18 Conwy
Which popular attractions are close to Number 18 Conwy?
Nearby attractions include Plas Mawr (0.07 miles), The Albion Ale House (0.1 miles), and Conwy Town Walls (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Number 18 Conwy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Number 18 Conwy?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Number 18 Conwy?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Number 18 Conwy?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Number 18 Conwy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lava, Popty Conwy Bakery, and L's Coffee and Books.
Is Number 18 Conwy located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Conwy.
Are there any historical sites close to Number 18 Conwy?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plas Mawr (0.07 miles), Smallest House in Britain (0.1 miles), and The Summit Complex (3.8 miles).