The Hotel Portmeirion is an "elegant" hotel with one of the "finest settings in Wales" that is "magical" at night, according to The AA Hotel Guide 2016. Set in the village of Portmeirion, where the 1960s TV series "The Prisoner" was filmed, the hotel is on a private peninsula in Gwynedd, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.
It was designed in the style of an Italian village and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925-1975. The hotel is a member of Welsh Rarebits Hotels of Distinction, which praises the "dazzling" architecture.
All the buildings at Portmeirion are Grade II listed and the whole estate is a designated Conservation Area. Portmeirion has a total of 55 bedrooms; accommodation includes 14 rooms in the main hotel, which overlooks the Dwyryd Estuary, 30 rooms and suites in the surrounding village, and 11 contemporary rooms and suites in Castell Deudraeth.
Castell Deudraeth opened in 2001, following a renovation of the Victorian building and its gardens. It is an early-Victorian castellated mansion with Baronial elements, borrowed from the Gothic and Tudor periods. Rooms fuse traditional Welsh materials with cutting-edge technology and design.
The hotel's 2-AA-Rosette restaurant was designed by Sir Terence Conran in 2005. The Restaurant Guide 2016 praises the Art Deco dining room for being a "gem" serving "fresh, lively, modern Welsh cooking".
Guests staying at both hotels enjoy free access to all Portmeirion Village's facilities, including the outdoor swimming pool. There is a courtesy minibus service between Castell Deudraeth and The Portmeirion Hotel.
During the day the village is open to the public, but from 7pm onwards hotel guests can explore without the crowds. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
Portmeirion is also home to Festival No 6 -- the village comes alive with impromptu performances from a authors, poets, actors and artists for four days in September.
From the press:
Portmeirion Village is a "gingerbread collection of colourful buildings" and a "wonderful seaside utopia" -- Lonely Planet
"A 19th-century castellated mansion overlooking Snowdonia and the fantasy village of Portmeirion" -- The Guardian
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Complimentary shuttle service
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Bathtub (in some rooms)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3.30pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
One child aged 4 and under stay free of charge, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, in Village Deluxe Suites and Luxury Double in Castell Deudraeth only, for children aged 4 and under. Extra bed available on request in Village Deluxe Suites and Luxury Double in Castell Deudraeth only: £30 for children aged 12 and under, £45 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel will be closed from 20-25 November 2016. On the weekend of 2nd-4th December 2016 there will be a Food & Craft Fair taking place. There will be disruption around the Village in the week leading up to the Craft Fair weekend. Castell Deudraeth will be closed from 2-13 January 2017.
The hotel overlooks the Dwyryd Estuary and is on a private peninsula in Gwynedd. It is a 5-minute drive from the A497 and the nearest train station is Minffordd. Trains run from Cardiff Central, with one change at Shrewsbury, and take five hours and 30 minutes.
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