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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: David Atkinson

Expect a cosy, home-from-home vibe at this adults-only boutique guesthouse nestled into the heart of Betws-y-Coed’s main thoroughfare, with comfy contemporary rooms and great local cooking.

The big draw is the home-cooked food, the Welsh tapas menu bringing a local-pride flavour to a series of Mediterranean small plates.

A large selection of artisan Welsh gins adds to the appeal for a celebratory nightcap.

Appealing to families and fans of nearby adventure sports activities, it represents a good-value base to explore Snowdonia.

It’s also a peaceful overnight stop to enjoy Betws once the coach parties have trundled off late afternoon.

Surrounding area

You emerge from the stone townhouse onto the main street, a hive of activity with a host of shops, cafés and lots – no, really – lots of outdoors shops.

But, enticingly, there’s a host of great walks within a short distance of the front door. After all, this is the heart of woodland Snowdonia.

For example, try the stroll to Conwy Falls for some gentle, leg-stretching exercise away from the day-visitor crowds.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry [Zip-lining]

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[19.2 miles]

Hard-core adrenaline lovers will make a beeline for this adventure-packed quarry site near Bangor. It’s home to the world’s fastest and longest zipline, with speeds of up to 100mph.

Best for ages: 13+ | £12 | 2+ hours

Ffestiniog Railway

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[19.6 miles]

The world’s oldest narrow-gauge railway offers the chance to travel deep into Wales’ most spectacular mountainscapes.

Best for ages: 4+ | £25 | 1-3 hours

National Slate Museum

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[21 miles]

This industrial-heritage museum celebrates the international significance of Welsh slate in ‘roofing the 19th century world’. There are plenty of hands-on exhibitions for families and history buffs alike, plus regular talks and workshops.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Zip World Fforest

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[1.4 miles]

This woodland adventure park, located outside Betws-y-Coed, is a great family day out with six action-packed options suitable for all ages. It’s a good starting point for families not yet ready for ultimate adrenaline thrills.

Best for ages: 3+ | £25

Walk to Swallow Falls

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[2.9 miles]

A 2-mile walk through the forest to this cascading falls is the most popular day-walk trail in the region, moderately strenuous but accessible by all.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 1.5-2.5 hours

Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[11 miles]

The artificial surf reef and activity centre in the Conwy Valley is an adventure hub with activities for all ages; activities on offer include indoor high ropes courses, soft play, caving and climbing, and outdoor climbing, zip lines, and surfing. There’s a Hilton hotel handily placed next door.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Zip World Llechwedd

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)[13.3 miles]

History and high jinks combine for a family day out at this quarry site near Blaenau Ffestiniog. It’s home to adrenaline adventures like Titan 2 but also offers an insight into the mining heritage of the region.

Best for ages: 7+ | £25

Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Snowdonia National Park

Wales, United Kingdom (UK)

Snowdonia’s national park is the rural heartland of North Wales — think mountains, glacial valleys, and sparkling waterfalls. But there’s also plenty here for families, history buffs and Sunday strollers.

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