The Lion Hotel Criccieth

Travelzoo Staff

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
(386 Member Ratings)
"Comfortable room with sea view and good friendly service from the staff"
Dec 19, 2018
Dolgellau, 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


  • 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(386 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 hotel was spotless.. the rooms comfortable and the staff couldn't do enough for us..
LYNN Dec 22, 2018 Henllan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room with sea view and good friendly service from the staff
Other Comments
Great location for touring out onto the North Wales peninsula
Simon Dec 19, 2018 Dolgellau, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Value for money. Staff very friendly and hotel great location
Miss Bernadette Dec 10, 2018 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bar meals were well cooked and presented. Warm, cosy atmosphere in the bar and reception.
Other Comments
Staff were most helpful.
Susan Dec 08, 2018 Perton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting was really good, central, easy to fine, parking provision , all good. The food was unexceptional, the service good. The room was clean and warm.
Other Comments
Although we booked quite some time ago , we found ourselves relegated to a small room, with noWiFi service,on the far side of the car park. We actually felt quite vulnerable there apart from getting very wet went we went across to the hotel. It was difficult to gauge the ambiance of the main hotel when we were not staying in it.
Angela Nov 27, 2018 Llandudno, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very attentive. Food was excellent, both the breakfast and evening meals.
Michael Nov 26, 2018 Stalybridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
brilliant views from room
Other Comments
friendly staff, great food, brilliant location
clive Nov 26, 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location is great, you can walk to any local sites, not a big town though so quite easy. We liked the ambience and age of the hotel gives it character.
Other Comments
Bustling and friendly, parking was convenient, can see us going back there.
Mike Nov 26, 2018 Mold, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room was immaculate, staff very welcoming, friendly and helpful and food was delicious. Thank you.
Mrs Janet s Nov 25, 2018 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good range and standard of facilties, spacious room.
Other Comments
Cricket is well situated for exploring North Wales, the Lion is excellent value for money.
Michael Nov 22, 2018 Hull, United Kingdom

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