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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
(299 Member Ratings)
"Location, friendly staff"
15. Oct 2018
Swansea, UK

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-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.

Enjoyed This
(299 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
Illness forced cancellation. I was aware of the cancellation policy but asked if the date could be amended to the future, but receptionist stated NO. Not very accommodating. Poor management
Janet 15. Oct 2018 Llanelli, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendly staff
simon 15. Oct 2018 Swansea, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great food
Other Comments
Fabulous staff, Friendly and helpful.
Tracey 13. Oct 2018 Liverpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
A fine view of the castle from our room, easy walk to good restaurants.
Other Comments
Decent local draught beers available.
David Huw 13. Oct 2018 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
the food was very good and very fast service, staff very polite and helpful.
Other Comments
the bed was like sleeping on a plank and the tv kept breaking up so was unwatchable, but apart from that it was very nice. very handy for the snowdonia national park.
ashley 15. Oct 2018 Wigton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Buffet breakfast much better than most. Bar has atmosphere of a pub which is better than the usual hotel bar.
Malcolm 15. Oct 2018 Wembley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Spotlessly clean accommodation, good breakfast with plenty of choice, very helpful friendly staff convenient location with free parking.
Hilary 12. Oct 2018 Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Enjoyed Most
Efficient and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Conveniently placed in Criccieth. Pleasant, good sized room. Shower room newly refurbished. Everything clean and tidy. Not always room in car park but plenty of on street parking very close by.
Fawzi 13. Oct 2018 Newport, UK
Other Comments
Apparently building housing Spice Bank belongs to hotel, went for a curry and overall very disappointed as were couple behind us, it’s a shame.
Barry 12. Oct 2018 Southport, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room with great views towards the castle and the sea. Breakfast was also great.
Chris 13. Oct 2018 Blackburn, UK

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