The Lion Hotel Criccieth

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Homely.not too sophisticated"
Mar 21, 2019 - Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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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: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not 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.

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(368 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lion Hotel Criccieth over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Homely.not too sophisticated
Other Comments
Excellent value
ann Mar 21, 2019 Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast and a good shower, staff were lovely
Other Comments
only problem was the tv in the room pixelated continuously for certain channels (ITV etc)
Alvin Mar 21, 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food, good beer, friendly and efficient staff. Good atmosphere.
Other Comments
Really enjoyed our stay, will definitely use again!!
Garry Mar 19, 2019 Tividale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food at the Lion is amazing ate in there 3 nights
Other Comments
A beautiful beach
Carol Mar 18, 2019 Sutton-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good rooms and an excellent breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful
Mary Mar 18, 2019 Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic breakfast and a good base to explore Snowdonia.
David Mar 18, 2019 Tamworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly relaxed atmosphere
Other Comments
The staff were all very friendly and proficient at all times
dave Mar 18, 2019 Walsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Booked for a last minute few days away. The hotel staff were lovely and the location great. Rooms basic but very very clean.
Michaela Mar 17, 2019 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast at the hotel was good.
Other Comments
Bar only open for short periods so couldn’t get food if you wanted a lateish lunch (2.30pm). The Lion seemed to be the only hotel open - all others were being refurbished! Also, only found one other pub open on the day we arrived but it was closed during the day after that as that too was being refurbished. Hardly any shops open. Obviously a bad time of year to visit. Won’t go back.
Elaine Mar 15, 2019 Llanelli, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Lovely hotel. Great location.
Julie Mar 11, 2019 Reading, United Kingdom

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