This is a lovely little hotel tucked under the town walls, and the top room even has a view of the sea. It's far enough away from the pubs to be quiet at night (yes Caernarfon does have a night life!), but close enough to be only a 5 minute walk to pubs and restaurants and to the castle.
The proprieter Jan is friendly and welcoming, and there are so many nice touches it was better equipped than many so called 4 and 5 star places. For £65 a night I certainly didn't expect a bath robe, moisturiser, shaving kit, trouser press, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, hairdryer, shoe cleaning kit and a mini fridge in the room with free bottled water, orange juice, fresh milk and even beer, but that's what we found.
Breakfast was lovely - cooked to order so not speedy, but that's what you'd expect for good fresh food. The rooms aren't huge but they're plenty big enough and they're done out very nicely. Our bathroom a bit cramped but that's being really picky (we had a shower room, but our friends had a whirlpool bath in the slightly more expensive rooms). Jan lent us her laptop to look up the weather forecast but I believe there's WiFi if you've brought your own. Parking in the street outside is limited and very tight, but we managed to find spaces (for 2 cars) even on a Bank Holiday weekend.
We won't look anywhere else next time we want to stay in the Caernarfon area. Can't recommend it enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victoria House is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1897. Originally built as part of The North Wales Teacher Training College it was later converted into a hotel. Now rated a 5 star B&B by the Wales Tourist Board it is centrally located in a quiet street within a few minutes walk of the town centre. Backing onto the castle walls, promenade & medieval bath tower, it offers 4 comfortable & elegantly furnished double en suite rooms & a large, airy lounge with French doors to court yard. Breakfast is served in a classic Victorian room with original wooden floorboards & oak dining furniture. 5 star food hygiene rating. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012. Featured in Lonely Planet Magazine 2011 "Britain's best places to stay". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria House B&B Caernarfon, Wales