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It was wonderful to see so many North Wales hotels featured in the Daily Post yesterday, as the paper
showcased which of our local establishments were included in the Michelin Guide 2016.

The Michelin Guide results have often been released very early and were actually leaked back in September 2015, so many hotels will already have celebrated their inclusion in this most prestigious of guides.

However if you happened to miss the announcements last year now is a great time for a recap. As 2016 has properly dawned it is a great time to make a note of which fantastic hotels to sample this year, especially with Valentine’s Day looming around the corner.

Alice suite viewsAll the hotels featured in the Michelin Guide this year are outstanding local establishments that have worked hard to make a name for themselves by delivering some of the best service you will find in beautiful surroundings. You will be pleased to hear that North Wales boasts an impressive 56 hotels in the Michelin Guide this year.

See below to find out which North Wales hotels got a mention in the Michelin Guide this year, from the Borderlands all the way to the Isle of Anglesey:



We shall start in North East Wales with the Hand at Llanarmon found in the Ceiriog Valley near Llangollen. An ancient hostelry which is now a marvellous rustic hotel with charming old world stone walls, open fires and ancient beams. Cosy bedrooms offer hill views and chic, modern bathrooms. The delicious, traditional cuisine makes this hotel stand out on the area: www.thehandhotel.co.uk



Manorhaus is a lovely Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in Ruthin which retains its period character. There are cosy, cleverly designed bedrooms as well as a cocktail bar and basement cinema to enjoy. It also boasts a 5 star boutique restaurant: www.manorhaus.com

Barratt’s at Ty’n Rhyl is a historic property dating back to 1672 and retaining many original features. It is reputedly the oldest house in Rhyl and is set away from the main tourist area: www.barrattsattynrhyl.co.uk

Castle House in Denbigh is a five star hotel positioned by the ruins of the 16th century cathedral, overlooking the Vale of Clwyd: www.castlehousebandb.co.uk

Tyddyn Llan in Corwen is an attractive former shooting lodge run by a husband and wife team. It is well known in the area for its elegant bedrooms and its restaurant which boasts a Michelin star: www.tyddynllan.co.uk

Firgrove is an attractive 5 star, stone-built country house set in stunning gardens. It offers adult only accommodation, award winning foor, two comfortable four-poster bedrooms and a self-contained cottage: www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk

Geufron Hall offers 5 star accommodation in a beautiful country house B&B in Llangollen. The superb location provides wonderful views of Llangollen: www.geufronhall.co.uk

Pentre Mawr in Llandyrnog is a unique experience with the guesthouse on a 200 acre estate and both classical bedrooms and luxurious African themed Lodges The hot tubs and Jacuzzis are a big feature of this hotel: weddingvenueswales.co.uk

Bach-y-Graig is set in the small idyllic hamlet of Tremeirchion. It offers a historic 16th century red-brick farmhouse on 200 acres of countryside that is a fifth generation working dairy farm with remarkable views: www.bachygraig.co.uk

Tan-yr-Onnen means ‘house under the ash tree’. The hotel is based just outside St Asaph on Waen with spacious, tastefully furnished bedrooms: www.northwalesbreaks.co.uk



The town of Llandudno features heavily for stunning hotels in Conwy County mentioned in this year’s Michelin Guide. Abbey Lodge was originally built in the early 1850s as a gentleman’s residence. It is a pretty Victorian house situated at the foot of the Great Orme with individually decorated bedrooms: www.abbeylodgeuk.com

Bodysgallen Hall near Llandudno is one of the most well-known spa hotels in the area. It is a gorgeous old National Trust owned country house with a 13th century tower, 200 acres of outstanding gardens and parkland, divine bedrooms and cottages: www.bodysgallen.com

St Tudno Hotel has a prime position on Llandudno’s seafront with exceptional views. It is a long-standing hotel where Alice Liddell, who was immortalised in Alice in Wonderland, stayed in 1861. It offers traditional styles, a lovely restaurant serving lunch, dinner and afternoon tea: www.st-tudno.co.uk

Bryn Bella is guesthouse with charming gardens and panoramic views of the countryside. It is found in Betws-Y-Coed: www.bryn-bella.co.uk

The Castle Hotel in the historic town of Conwy is a former coaching inn with contemporary and traditionally styled rooms to choose from: www.castlewales.co.uk

The Empire Hotel Llandudno is a former Victorian shopping arcade offering luxurious setting and elegant rooms in the heart of the town: www.empirehotel.co.uk

Escape Boutique B&B, Llandudno is an interesting Arts and Crafts house with beautiful stained glass windows and modern interior decors: www.escapebandb.co.uk

Ffin y Parc Country House and Gallery lies within the Snowdonia National Park in Llanrwst. The Victorian slate house is an art gallery as well as offering guesthouse style accommodation and a café: www.ffinyparc.com

The Groes Inn dates back to 1573 and was the first licensed house in Wales. You can find this attractive inn near the foothills of Snowdonia: www.groesinn.com

The Grove has a rich history and was originally built for an Edwardian cockle merchant. The house has now been tastefully refurbished and has cosy bedrooms: www.thegrovenorthwales.co.uk

Osborne House Llandudno is a Victorian townhouse with fabulous views of the bay. The bedrooms are open-plan suites with canopied beds and lounges: www.osbornehouse.co.uk

Pengwern is a Victorian house in Betws-y-Coed with stunning mountain and valley views: www.snowdoniaaccommodation.co.uk

Penmachno Hall is a former rectory in a pleasant valley location, with delightful views: www.penmachnohall.co.uk

Plas Rhos House offers 5 star bed and breakfast accommodation from its refurbished 19th century house: www.plasrhos.co.uk

Quay Hotel and Spa is well known for its mesmerising views over the water in Deganwy. It is a modern 4 star hotel on the Conwy Estuary: www.quayhotel.co.uk

The Kinmel Arms is an early 17th century stone inn providing rooms and dining. It is located not far from Abergele: thekinmelarms.co.uk

Sefton Court is another Llandudno Hotel in a Victorian house with an elevated position offering town views: www.seftoncourt-hotel.co.uk

Once again we see Llandudno leading the way with outstanding hotels mentioned in the Michelin Guide.

Space Boutique B&B is a three-storey Victorian house in a quiet residential area, boasting a lounge-style drinks terrace out the front: www.spaceboutique.co.uk

Tan-y-Foel is a 5 star Country House in Betws-Y-Coed. The hotel is part of a 16th century house in four acres of grounds affording stunning views over the Vale of Conwy and Snowdonia: www.tyfhotel.co.uk

Tir Y Coed is a late 19th century house in a secluded valley at the foothills of Snowdonia: www.tirycoed.com



Over to the county of Gwynedd now with the 5 star Ty’n Rhos Country House found between Caernarfon and Bangor in Llanddeiniolen, Seion. The hotel provides expansive gardens, fine dining and luxurious bedrooms, some of which have their own private courtyard gardens: www.tynrhos.co.uk

Hotel Portmeirion is naturally found in the iconic, unusual Italianate village of Portmeirion. The Hotel date back to the 1930s and has inspiring estuary views and elegant bedrooms: www.portmeirion-village.com/stay/hotel-portmeirion

Another choice of accommodation in Portmeirion, which is also mentioned in the Michelin Guide is Castell Deudraeth. It reopened in 2001 following a major renovation. It has an early Victorian mansion style inside: www.portmeirion-village.com/stay/castell-deudraeth

Porth Tocyn in Bwlchtocyn is a traditional family hotel with homely, modernised bedrooms with balconies and sea views: www.porthtocynhotel.co.uk

Seiont Manor, Caernarfon: Small manor house in a peaceful location with spacious, modern country bedrooms – some with Juliet balconies or terraces: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/seiontmanor

The Abercelyn Country House in Bala is a superb bed and breakfast with 5 stars from Visit Wales and the Visit Wales Gold Award: www.abercelyn.co.uk

In Dolgellau we have Tyddyn Mawr with its scenic secluded location at the foot of Cader Idris mountain with some truly beautiful views of our landscape: www.wales-guesthouse.co.uk

Penmaenuchaf Hall in Dolgellau is a Victorian house with wood panelling, ornate ceilings and original stained glass windows overlooking the beautiful grounds: penhall.co.uk

Bron Eifion is in Criccieth and is country house built in 1883 for a wealthy slate merchant. It is full of character with spacious modern bedrooms: www.broneifion.co.uk

Sygun Fawr Country House is in Beddgelert and part 16th century house, halfway up a mountain with 12 individually designed rooms: www.sygunfawr.co.uk

Bryniau Golau in Bala is an award winning 5 star hotel with lake and mountain views: www.bryniau-golau.co.uk

Castle Cottage is very near Harlech Castle with mountains views and contemporary styling inside: www.castlecottageharlech.co.uk

Cae’r Blaidd Country House is an alpine-themed guesthouse in Llan Ffestiniog perfect for those who love mountain activities: caerblaidd.com

Dolffanog Fawr provides an 18th century farmhouse near Cadair Iris’ lake: dolffanogfawr.co.uk

Another in Dolgellau is Ffynnon a spacious Victorian house which once operated as a cottage hospital. Original features and period furnishings: ffynnontownhouse.com/luxury_boutique_hotel_north_wales.aspx

Y Meirionnydd is yet another Michelin Guide entry in Dolgellau with double-fronted house in the heart of a small town: www.themeirionnydd.com

Old Rectory is a 5 star country house and part-Georgian family home with scenic gardens and a paddock. The rooms come with complimentary chocolates and sherry or sloe gin: www.theoldrectory.net

Palé Hall in Llandderfel is an impressive Victorian house with lovely marquetry, fine oil paintings and a Scottish hunting lodge feel: www.palehall.co.uk

Plas Bodegroes is a Grade II listed Georgian house beautifully decorated and features an eclectic collection of modern Welsh art: www.bodegroes.co.uk

Plas Dinas is a 5 star Country House in Caernarfon and the former family home of Lord Snowdon. There are large gardens and luxurious interiors: www.plasdinas.co.uk

Y Goeden Eirin provides a stone cottage with interesting furniture artwork and views of both the mountains and the seas:  www.ygoedeneirin.co.uk



Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn & Townhouse in Beaumaris offers renowned accommodation and dining in its 1670s coaching inn which is full of both character and style. Bedrooms in the main house are playfully named after Dickens characters: www.bullsheadinn.co.uk

Château Rhianfa is a Grade II listed Victorian Villa near Menai Bridge with formal gardens leading down to the Menai Strait. It has stunning period features and gorgeous rooms: chateaurhianfa.com

Churchbank Bed and Breakfast is also in Beaumaris and the accommodation is a Georgian guesthouse with antique-furnished interiors: www.bedandbreakfastanglesey.co.uk

Cleifiog Bed and Breakfast in Beaumaris features comfortable bedrooms and generously sized large bathrooms: www.cleifiogbandb.co.uk

Llwydiarth Fawr in Llanerchymedd is a lovely Georgian house surrounded by 1,000 acres of farmland. Bedrooms are classically furnished: llwydiarth-fawr.co.uk

Outbuildings, Llangaffo is a tastefully converted former granary set close to a prehistoric burial ground and offering fantastic views over Snowdonia: www.theoutbuildings.co.uk

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