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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
(367 Member Ratings)
"The friendly welcoming atmosphere and helpful staff. The cosy, relaxing seating area by the open fire. The very good food. The central location for sightseeing."
Nov 09, 2018
Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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

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.

Criccieth Castle, which dates back to the 1230s, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Its ruins are perched on a cliff and offer views along the southern coast of the peninsula and over to Harlech.

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.

The bar serves British cuisine made using local produce. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


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


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.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(367 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 friendly welcoming atmosphere and helpful staff. The cosy, relaxing seating area by the open fire. The very good food. The central location for sightseeing.
Other Comments
I took off one star because the switch on the shower unit in our bathroom was broken and the shower water pressure was very weak. That was a minor detail and we liked the hotel very much.
Melvyn Nov 09, 2018 Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were excellent. Nice lounge. Bedroom was fine, WIFI.
Other Comments
Better quality coffee at breakfast. Either provide milk for cereal or more milk at the table. Breakfast was fine but what is not so good is that it is left under the hot lamps. Fried eggs this way are NOT appealing.
Paul Nov 09, 2018 Swanseaswansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was good for exploring the Lleyn. The hotel was warm and comfortable.
Jonathan Nov 09, 2018 Presteigne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a great time and enjoy ed the whole trip.
Other Comments
Staff great,, great value for money.
Peter Nov 07, 2018 Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very clean hotel, helpful and friendly staff, excellent breakfast.
Nigel Nov 07, 2018 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good value
Other Comments
Our room - number 44 - was cosy, spotlessly clean, comfortable and warm. Nice linen and towels, with a lovely big bath with endless hot water for soaking in after a long day’s hard walking. Everything we needed was supplied .
Sally Nov 07, 2018 Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It's difficult to say just one thing, the very friendly staff, the view from our room and the food!!
Ann Nov 05, 2018 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, clean and friendly staff
James Nov 05, 2018 HalifaxHalifax, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and the location of Criccieth
Elizabeth Nov 04, 2018 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room was clean and lovely and warm in the cold weather. The breakfast was excellent.
Kerry Oct 30, 2018 Coventry, United Kingdom

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