Location good. The hotel has a large lounge area and dining area. The food was ok, breakfasts very good, evening meals less so, tinned fruit and frozen veg. The service was very good from the staff and they were friendly. The ballroom area below the restaurant was great, and the first night the entertainment was really good, but New Years Eve and New Years day did not match it so I wouldn't recommend it for your New Years celebrations, it was a bit flat, people wanted to party and dance, but the music was the wrong choice for a celebration, too many ballads and an Elvis impersonator. We were not told of the "Masked Ball" or "Fancy Dress" before we came. There is a communication problem with the hotel and its tour operators which needs addressing. The Spa is closed November to March 2013- take note if you have booked. The staff told us tour operators were advised in October - we were not told and I cannot see where the Risboro have advised guests on their website either. Our party's four bedrooms rooms were mixed. One had a smell about it and one in particular (room 28) was extremely poor, small with three beds crammed it, tiny bathroom with badly cracked sink and tiles missing off the wall next to the toilet. Two others were fine, they were the newer ones and were completely different. The hotel was full at New Year. If you get a room that has been refurbished, they are fine, my advice first is to check before you book with the hotel. I wasn't impressed with the cheap plastic cups provided as drinking glasses in the rooms, never seen that before. Had we paid for a cheap 3 day break we would not have expected luxury but this was a New Years special at over £300 each, and the lack of facilities, quality of some of the rooms and dreary new years entertainment made it a disappointment. If you go main season with the sun shining and a better room, go bed and breakfast and you can have a lovely time. What was very strange were the two parrots by reception and lizards in glass boxes in the lounge areas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Risboro is perfectly placed for exploring the beauties and historic treasures of North Wales. Anglesey, Snowdonia, and the scenic Conwy and Denbigh coasts surround the Victorian resort of Llandudno which stands on the low isthmus that joins the Limestone rock of The Great Orm to the mainland. The Gardens of Bodnant and the Castles of Conwy, Penrhyn, Canaerfon and Beaumaris are all close by as are the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park and the Great Little Trains of Wales Llandudno boasts two beaches—the North shore with its elegant crescent of hotels and Victorian pier, and the wilder west shore, famous for inspiring Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland, with its sand dunes and fabulous views towards the mountains, the Menai Straits and the medieval walled town of Conwy. The Risboro sits between the two beaches at the foot of the Orm—a stone’s throw from the tram station for the summit of the Orm and at the western end of the vibrant town centre. with its wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Whatever your age there is a great holiday awaiting you here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Llandudno Hotel Risboro
- Risboro Hotel Llandudno
- The Risboro Hotel Llandudno, Wales