The Lion Hotel Criccieth

Claire Stapleton
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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
(220 Member Ratings)
"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."
19. Jun 2018
Chester, UK

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.

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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Enjoyed This
(220 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
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 19. Jun 2018 Chester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great view from the room and lovely area to walk around.
Other Comments
All I would say is that the mattress had has its day and was slightly uncomfortable but after all the walking it didn't take me long to drop off!
Zoe 19. Jun 2018 Chard, UK
Enjoyed Most
Nice room,great view,good location
GARY 18. Jun 2018 Porth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location, room and food.
Gareth 17. Jun 2018 Wrexham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Two meals for one was nice and very good value, also staff were very friendly and helpful
Other Comments
Rooms a bit dated not much room to hang clothes. We were in the outbuilding on ground floor and the noise from room above was very loud, in saying that ear plugs were provided.
Catherine 18. Jun 2018 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
the hotel was refurbished in December 2017, so everywhere is fresh and new, staff are very friendly and helpful and hotel in great position, only 5 minute walk from the beach
Other Comments
car parking is limited and parking on street is also difficult, breakfast was luke warm owing to hotel using hotplate for cooked breakfast, also used by coach companies for coach holidays
bernard 17. Jun 2018 tiptree, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of staff
janet 14. Jun 2018 Gomersal, UK
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere and very helpful, friendly staff. The breakfast and dinner were very good and the house wine was good value.
Jan 13. Jun 2018 Glazebury, Warrington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good service in bar and restaurant
Other Comments
Nice bedroom with plenty of storage
william 09. Jun 2018 Workington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Excellent breakfast
Philip 15. Jun 2018 AMMANFORD, UK

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