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Chateau Rhianfa

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Why We Love It

  • Michelin-recommended hotel with a private beach
  • This fairytale castle has views over the Menai Strait, as far as Snowdonia
  • Wi-Fi is free and there's a hot tub, sauna, gym and tennis court on site
  • Dinner is a five-course dining experience, served at a communal table in the Great Hall

"Amazing views" -- Condé Nast Johansens

Map & Directions

The 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.

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Featured in the 2014 Michelin Guide, the Chateau Rhianfa is a fairytale property overlooking the Menai Strait from the island of Anglesey (known for being the former home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge). The Grade-II-listed hotel was modeled after the 16th-century castles of the Loire Valley and is a huge property, encompassing 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 decent gym, hot tub and sauna on site, and a tennis court (racquets and balls are available to borrow), plus a cellar for wine tastings and a games room with a pool table. Guests can take a speedboat trip around Anglesey (charge applies), and guided walking tours can be arranged. 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 five-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 colors with antique furniture. The best have views over the strait and the Menai suspension bridge. Suites are especially decadent -- one has a four-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 Times
  • "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



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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