Have just completed a 3 night self drive break over the August Bank Holiday. We booked a car parking space and were glad that we did because there was no spaces in the immediate vicinity. So would definitely recommend this at peak times
Then things went downhill. We had booked a twin room, and upon getting our key, were allocated a double room. It being the Bank Holiday, the hotel was full and the receptionist suggested taking the double bed out and replacing it with twins - novel idea but looking at the size of the room even that would not have worked. Eventually was given the twin room we requested because I think she swapped our request with someone elses hoping that they wouldn't complain.
The room happened to be in the basement of the hotel overlooking the car park. The stairs to the basement were down, what I considered to be, a dangerous staircase which had a door at the top which opened out into a main throughway in the hotel. There was however a very small lift. The room was clean and adequate but why in this day and age do hotels still only have 12inch portable TV's.
Can't fault the food for both dinner and breakfast as we found there to be plenty of choice (although we would prefer a buffet breakfast) and it was piping hot. Our waiter was very good and remembered from the first time who had tea or coffee etc.
The County Hotel is very strange in that, in the part we were, there seemed to be little corridors going off in all directions. Some people who we spoke to never found the ballroom as it wasn't particularly well signposted and, again, was down on the lower level - not good for people with mobility issues.
Entainment - diabolical. First night was man doing the bingo, then he did the quiz then he sang a few (extremely old) songs. Second night - same man doing bingo, quiz again and then a impressionist/comedian who himself admitted that his act consisted of doing 'people' who had been dead for decades. Didn't stay. Third night - bingo by the same man and another quiz and nothing else - and this was a Bank Holiday weekend. Come on, I know it was a more older clientele but even they want entertaining
The hotel is a good 15/20 mins walk outside of Llandudno but if you walk one street back you can get a bus outside the Co-op supermarket and that will take you into town.
Llandudno is lovely. We went up the Orme on the cable car (they don't do a combined tram/cable car ticket) and for what we paid I'd go here again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying a magnificent site of the Promenade with stunning views of both of the Ormes, this lovely Victorian hotel offers guests a friendly Welsh welcome. Tastefully furnished throughout, and retaining many of the original Victorian features throughout, the hotel’s bar and lounges provide the ideal locations in which to relax. Laid back days can be spent enjoying the beach, strolling the pier or shopping in the newly opened retail development by the main shops. Alternatively, take a tram ride up the Great Orme or discover the numerous sporting pursuits that are on offer locally, too. For a getaway discovering the very essence of North Wales - a region renowned for its beautiful coastline, Celtic heritage and the grandeur of Snowdonia - you couldn’t be better placed than in Llandudno. A small car park is located at the rear of the hotel, or there is unlimited free parking at the front of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- County Hotel Llandudno
- County Llandudno
- Bay County Hotel Llandudno, Wales