Featured in the 2014 Michelin Guide, the Chateau Rhianfa is a fairytale property overlooking the Menai Strait from the island of Anglesey. The Grade-II-listed hotel was modelled after the 16th-century castles of the Loire Valley, and encompasses four acres and its own private jetty and beach. In spite of this, 22 bedrooms and down-to-earth service help keep it intimate.
Expect views stretching as far as Snowdonia and a warren of rooms to explore. You'll find a hot tub and sauna on site, a tennis court (racquets and balls are available to borrow), plus a cellar for wine tastings. Guests can take a speedboat trip around Anglesey (charge applies) and guided walking tours can be arranged. Nearby, the town of Beaumaris, with its 13th-century castle (built by King Edward I), is less than 10 minutes' drive away.
Dinner time here is a very sociable experience -- guests are treated to aperitifs in the lounge before dining together at a large communal table in the Great Hall. It's a 5-course set menu using local, organic produce wherever possible (changes can be made for dietary requirements with advance warning). Sandwiches and afternoon tea are available during the day and a continental buffet breakfast is included (Welsh breakfasts can be cooked to order for an extra charge).
Rooms were newly furnished when the hotel opened in 2012 and combine bold colours with antique furniture. The best have views over the strait and the Menai suspension bridge. Suites are especially decadent -- one has a 4-poster bed and a walk-in shower built into its turret, others have free-standing baths by the bed. All are equipped with free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
From the press:
"Rooms mix Victorian interiors with modern touches and there are
plenty of places in which to relax" -- The
"Amazing views all the way from the Menai Strait at the bottom of the
garden and the beach to the top of Snowdonia Mountain range" -- Condé Nast Johansens
"The striking Victorian interior displays original wood panelling,
stained glass and turrets, with contrast with bold modern colour schemes" -- Michelin Guide
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Extra beds / roll away beds
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
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: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children age 5 and under stay free of charge when sharing parent's room (extra bed charges apply).
Children age 6 to 12 are charged at £7.50 per night and receive continental breakfast (extra bed charges apply).
Children age 13 and over are charged at adult rates (extra bed charges apply).
Cot/crib and extra bed available on request and in the Executive and Superior Suites only: £10 per night for children up to 2 years old, £20 per night for children age 3 to 12. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
There is no extra bed available for adults.
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.
hotel is 10 minutes from Bangor by car and the nearest town is Beaumaris, five
minutes' drive away. The closest international airport is Liverpool John Lennon
Airport, 90 minutes away. Free parking is available on site.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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