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The Lion Hotel Criccieth

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel has views of the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, which is a 15-minute drive away
  • Criccieth Beach, which has a Blue Flag, is five minutes' walk away
  • 13th-century Criccieth Castle is a 10-minute walk from the hotel
  • Frommer's describes Criccieth as one of the "best towns on the peninsula", due to its location -- Porthmadog and Portmeirion are within 20 minutes' drive

Enjoyed This
(239 Member Ratings)
"The staff made it a really enjoyable stay, especially the reception staff who were very helpful"
Jul 02, 2018
Eccles Manchester, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Bangor. The nearest railway station is Porthmadog, a 10-minute drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The 18th-century Lion Hotel Criccieth is on the Llŷn Peninsula, a 5-minute walk from the Blue Flag-awarded Criccieth Beach and 15 minutes' drive from Snowdonia National Park -- you can see the mountains and the sea from the hotel.

According to Lonely Planet, Criccieth's "main claim to fame is ruined Criccieth Castle", which is "perched up on the clifftop" and has "views stretching along the peninsula's southern coast and across Tremadog Bay to Harlech". The castle, which dates back to the 1230s, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Frommer's describes Criccieth as one of the "best towns on the peninsula" due to its location; the harbour town of Porthmadog is a 10-minute drive away and marks the start of the 91-mile Llŷn Coastal Path, which runs around the peninsula to Caernarfon. 

Portmeirion, made famous in the TV series "The Prisoner", is 20 minutes away. This Italianate village was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, whose aunt, Miss Hilda Greaves, once owned the villa there.

The hotel's Llewelyn Restaurant was renovated in 2017 and serves British cuisine made using local produce. Food is also available at the bar. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

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: There is no extra bed available.

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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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(239 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lion Hotel Criccieth over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location
Other Comments
The staff were all friendly and helpful
Alexander Jul 03, 2018 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff made it a really enjoyable stay, especially the reception staff who were very helpful
Other Comments
One sticking point was the shower, didn't work as it should have. Apparently it was known about from a comment by the previous guest, but was not told to us on booking in. Only told about it on our comment to staff. So if it isn't fixed the incoming guests need a heads up otherwise it could cause a problem with not being able to correctly regulate the temp. Otherwise it was a really enjoyable stay.
frank Jul 02, 2018 Eccles Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Perfect location for the beach & ideal for exploring the nearby countryside
Other Comments
Our room needed a better dust & clean. Headboard & light fitting rather dusty!!!
Christine Jun 29, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a nice room with views to the castle and the sea beyond.
Joan Jun 29, 2018 warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Coastal location within easy travelling distance to hill and beaches.
Michael Jun 29, 2018 Kendal, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice staff - very friendly and welcoming. Food was also consistently good.
Other Comments
Ear plugs in the bedroom - a good idea as walls were not very thick! Good thinking!
Mary Jun 28, 2018 CongletonCongleton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Criccieth is a lovely place to visit, and ideal a base for exploring the local area. The staff at the hotel were exceptionally polite and helpful.
Jeanine Jun 19, 2018 Chester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice room,great view,good location
GARY Jun 18, 2018 Porth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food good atmosphere
barbara Jun 25, 2018 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
nice clean room very good breakfast
HAZEL Jun 25, 2018 Llanymynech, United Kingdom

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