The Imperial Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This “landmark” hotel with a “wedding-cake stucco façade” (The AA) is located right on Llandudno’s seafront
- It’s a 15-minute walk from buzzy Llandudno Pier and a 15-minute drive from Conwy Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- There’s an “elegant” (The AA) restaurant and a terrace for al fresco dining
- Some of the rooms come with sea views
The Imperial Hotel Llandudno provides traditional accommodation in an ideal seafront location. Offering “lovely views” across Llandudno Bay and the Great Orme and Little Orme headlands, this “impressive” (The AA) hotel occupies a grand Victorian building with an ornate façade, and is located directly on the Promenade across the road from the town’s “long sandy beach” (Lonely Planet). Llandudno Pier, packed with eateries and entertainment, Llandudno Cable Car and Llandudno Museum, dedicated to the town’s history, are all within a 15-minute walk, whilst Happy Valley gardens takes around 20 minutes to reach on foot. Conwy, a “still-authentic medieval town” (Fodor’s) known for its castle, is 15 minutes’ drive away, and Snowdonia National Park, “the most dramatic and alluring of all Welsh scenery” (Rough Guide) is about 30 minutes by car from the hotel.
There’s a classic feel to The Imperial Hotel Llandudno’s public spaces, featuring a lobby decorated with stucco moulding and antique-style furnishings, and a lounge bar with a grand piano and regular live music. Guests can dine on menus of “classically-inflected modern cooking featuring a sound showing of fine Welsh produce” in the restaurant, or enjoy more informal meals including afternoon tea on the sea-view terrace. The hotel’s fitness centre houses an indoor pool and two gyms, as well as a sauna, a steam room and a spa pool. Beauty treatments are available for a fee.
With many offering views of the bay, the hotel’s bedrooms continue its traditional style, finished in warm neutral tones with wood furniture. All the rooms include free WiFi, TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.