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“Sumptuious Opulant and very romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osborne House

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Osborne House
Ranked #23 of 60 Hotels in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
cheshire
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127 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
“Sumptuious Opulant and very romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2007

I loved this hotel - but why it is placed on the Conwy page when it's actually in Llandudno is baffling. We booked for one night to have a romantic getaway for my birthday. It was a last minute decision to go away and we didn't want to travel too far. I love Llandudno, it is a very pretty Victorian seaside town and great for long walks along the promenade. Previously we have always stayed at The Imperial but the last couple of times it was very disappointing and a friend recommended Osbourne House, so we decided to give it a try. The only room they had available was on the third floor and I was concerned that the ceilings would be low. We arrived late afternoon and were met in the car park (there is a space for each room) by a member of staff. We went into the library to register and he then showed us the drawing room, bar and restaurant and then took us up to our room. It was quite simply gorgeous.

Each room is a suite, beautifully decorated and full of antiques. The big brass bed was huge and very comfortable. Homemade biscuits, fresh coffee and cafetiers, champagne buckets filled with ice and good quality glasswear are just some of the extras that are in every room as standard.

The bathroom was great with huge fluffy towels, roll top bath and walk in shower. The nozzle on my hairdryer didn't fit though. We had dinner in the restaurant in the evening. The room is very plush but the food is unpretentious. I had duck spring rolls and salmon and prawn fishcakes and both were excellent, however my husband had bang bang prawns and fish and chips and he said both were disappointing, especially the fish and chips which in a seaside town should have been good.

The hotel does miss a trick in the bar by not serving champagne by the glass, only the bottle. I really wanted a pre dinner glass of champers and then move onto some wine. As they don't do champange by the glass we bought a bottle and didn't want to order any more wine. They would have made more money out of us had we done this. We had coffee in the drawing room after dinner. The room has a very intimate
feel about it and when staying at Osbourne House you feel you are staying at a house party rather than a hotel.

After dinner we returned to our room and had a wonderful nights sleep. Each room has a living flame gas fire and I will return in the
winter to fully appreciate this facility. We decided to have a cooked
breakfast at the sister (and larger hotel) which is just up the hill.
Breakfast was ok but not brilliant and to be honest I am suprised that Osbourne House don't do cooked breakfasts especially as they have the restaurant and only six rooms.

Before we left (we were allowed leave our car in the parking bay until 2pm) we had tea in the drawing room after a long walk and read the Sunday papers. Lots of people were arriving for Sunday lunch and we looked at the menu which looked excellent. Oddly diners were better dressed for Sunday lunch than they were for Saturday dinner.
Osbourne House is a special and elegant place to stay - I loved the feel of the hotel and would recommend it for anyone in need of re-kindling or igniting a romance or just getting away with a loved one for quality time we are all so deprived of these days.

  • Liked — Very sexy and romantic
  • Disliked — Not being able to buy a champange by the glass - plus they should consider serving breakfast
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2007

•Showing signs of wear & tear – particularly bathrooms (saw this in three of the six rooms they have)
•Good position on the front of Llandudno
•Nice large Bedrooms – cheaper second floor rooms probably the best value
•Lounge/bar area poor for residents as doubles up for non-resident diners, has very limited seating & can get very busy (smoking also allowed – until July at least!)
•Restaurant serves food all day & is good value
•Breakfast is another matter. They have sister hotel (Empire) where you can go for your breakfast (it is about 200 yards up the road) & it is far from satisfactory in relation to the room rate you pay to stay at Osborne. You can get ‘Continental’ served in your room at the Osborne but not at all good & I suspect brought down from The Empire – cold tea & toast & served by a person in an outdoor coat!

  • Liked — room size
  • Disliked — smoke filled lounge
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2006

This is a remarkable house, consisting of a handful of beautifully-furnished, spacious suites. Antiques-filled (along similar lines to Hazlitts in London or One Devonshire in Glasgow), high-ceilinged rooms with a viewof the sea.
The restaurant and lounge are equally beautiful and atmospheric. Food not exactly Michelin-starred, but very nice. If I find myself back in Llandudno there's nowhere else I'd stay.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2006

Truly the best hotel I've ever had the pleasure of staying in! Sumptuous suites (only 6 in the entire hotel) with mod cons and traditional luxury. Their website makes the hotel look good but it's even better in the flesh! A real treat which I cannot fault in any way. Our meal in the restaurant was superb with excellent service. Didn't want our stay to end and will definitely return!

  • Liked — Luxurious and exclusive without being snobby
  • Disliked — Having to walk to sister hotel around the corner for full english breakfast
  • Tips/Secrets — Just go! You won't be disappointed!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Osborne House

Property: Osborne House
Address: Promenade 17 North Parade, Llandudno LL30 2LP, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
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Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Llandudno
#13 Romantic Hotel in Llandudno
#24 Family Hotel in Llandudno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Osborne House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Osborne House Hotel Llandudno
Osborne House Llandudno, Wales

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