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.
- Also Known As:
- Osborne House Hotel Llandudno
- Osborne House Llandudno, Wales