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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
(169 Member Ratings)
"location and very good breakfst"
May 19, 2018
Liverpool, 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
(169 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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Other Comments
good food in bar beer reasonably priced
Terence May 19, 2018 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location and very good breakfst
stephen May 19, 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good service. Nice food
Paul May 18, 2018 Eccleshall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
friendly Staff , clean rooms
susan May 17, 2018 Glossop, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice room comfortable bed, great views from window, ensuite very clean.
Other Comments
Food was realy good, excellent bar. All round service was excellent.
E.W. May 17, 2018 Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were all very friendly.
charles May 18, 2018 Rhyl, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
High Standards
Sandra May 17, 2018 Chorley, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Carvery and breakfast excellent. I would have preferred the evening bar menu to include "light bites" and sandwiches rather than the restaurant meals.
martina May 16, 2018 Llangollen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
excellent breakfast........buffet style.......
Other Comments
we booked in at reception...no smiles!!!!then told to go outside and turn left??????we had no idea what we were looking for so we climbed the stairs outside into the carpark we hadnt a clue what we were looking for luckily a guest told us we were in a small two storey apartment block!!!!Totaly seperate from the hotel!!Small compact room with bath and tv....nice bedding and towels ...no complaints there.We ate in the evening in the bar...food was good but if the prices were more reasonable in the Restaurant we would have eaten there.Very good value for what we paid.......
Barbara May 17, 2018 Gatley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its location, family run cosiness, low cost & comfort.
Other Comments
Looking forward to a return visit.
Carole May 15, 2018 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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