The Lion Hotel Criccieth

Kate Harden-England
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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

"Lovely room with a good sea view. Food very good."
9 Nov, 2019 - Warrington, UK
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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 Llewelyn Restaurant is closed November-March, but food is available in the Mane Place Bar. The bar serves British cuisine made using local produce. Sunday carvery is served throughout the year and on New Year’s Day.



  • 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.
Cot 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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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(345 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Benny 12 Nov, 2019 RoystonRoyston, UK
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Sara 12 Nov, 2019 Huddersfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room with a good sea view. Food very good.
Other Comments
Staff were very friendly.
Beverley 09 Nov, 2019 Warrington, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff were friendly and the food was ok with a good choice.
Other Comments
didn't stay in Hotel as expected, but in small annex which we found to have walls so thin that you could hear running water, flushing toilets and coughing. Bed saggy and bouncy. Stayed at the same time as a coach so bit of a scramble at breakfast and lounge taken over
susan 09 Nov, 2019 Kirkby Stephen, UK
Enjoyed Most
exceptional service.Highly recommend this hotel
Other Comments
Excellent location-amazing breakfasts superb meals in the evening taken in the bar restaurant.Staff available at all times.Beautiful spotlessly clean modern room and bathroom.Amazingly good value
Margaret 09 Nov, 2019 Wirral, UK
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Only complaint was noise of other guests coming back to room at night , which is not the fault of the hotel . There was a fair amount of water dripping noises from our radiator and corner of room . Other wise everything was spot on .
Kate 08 Nov, 2019 Derby, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beat expectations, friendly and helpful welcome, Lovely comfortable room and facilities, good value tasty meals so we ate there every night. Thanks for a great stay
Other Comments
Lovely walks along the Welsh coast path
Andy 08 Nov, 2019 Derby, UK
Enjoyed Most
Main hotel public rooms adequate but dated.
Other Comments
The small room in an outside annexe, an odour and long black hairs in the bed. Spent a very uncomfortable sleepless night. Couldn’t wait to depart and didn’t stay the second night.
Anne 07 Nov, 2019 Grange-over-Sands, UK
Enjoyed Most
warm and frendly
Andrew 06 Nov, 2019 Nantwich, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant staff. Clean rooms with everything you would want. Breakfast buffet style but good choice. We didn't eat there in the evening so cannot comment on the food.
June 06 Nov, 2019 Kendal, UK

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