Bodysgallen Hall

The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno, Wales

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Hotel Description

There is no better setting for a cozy whodunit — Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple would have felt quite comfortable here. This 17th-century manor, set in 22 acres of fountains and climbing roses, is British hospitality to the extreme. Fireplaces crackle, footsteps tread softly on Persian carpets, and ancestral oil paintings take up every corner. Retire to the oak-paneled drawing room, help yourself to one of the novels in the 19th-century bookcase, and gaze out the diamond-paned windows.

You can either elect to stay in the main house, or one of the cottages nearer to the spa, where marmalade tabby cats sometimes crawl into the windows to demand a saucer of cream. All rooms are, in contrast to the club-like appearance of the public spaces, designed with a Laura Ashley touch. Flowers and frills abound from rose-printed bed flounces to canopies and curtains. A bucket of umbrellas stands at the door, the ceilings are crisscrossed with wooden beams. And there is so much Crabtree & Evelyn stocked in your bathroom, you can smell its distinctive apple-peach-herbal perfume from down the hall. Try to get a view of neighboring Conwy Castle — its forbidding stone facade and your own sweet surroundings provide a strangely satisfying contrast.

This is a formal place, one-of-its-kind in Wales, and slightly incongruous with the wild and wooly countryside that birthed both Dylan Thomas and D.H. Lawrence. Even before you come in, doormen are bowing to you deeply. Sherry is the drink of choice, and pearls are de rigeur. Children under the age of eight are not allowed, and older children are closely monitored — for example, they are only allowed in the swimming pool for two hours a day. And no where is formality more evident than in the dining room.

Dining at Bodysgallen is done in full evening attire. Even the food is grown up — rich and gamey, meats like venison and pheasant marvelously seasoned with wine sauces and herbs plucked from the garden. You can watch the chefs harvest them during the day, looking adorably plucky in their white uniforms against the wet, green landscape. It’s said that certain heads of state come here by helicopter just for a bite. Brush up on your knowledge of cutlery — there are more knives and forks than the Queen herself owns, and all are pure silver. Puzzled by a tiny filigree spoon three stops to the right? The immaculately polite waiter will cover for you. Unnerved? We love it. Especially with our own unpredictable lives and one fork in our drawer, there really is a no more appropriate holiday.

How to get there:

Bodysgallen Hall is approximately a 1¼-hour drive from Manchester International Airport. The nearest rail station is Llandudno Junction. There are regular trains from London (Euston) to Llandudno and the journey takes 3½ hours. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange a transfer from the rail station.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 35 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Luggage storage
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please inform Bodysgallen Hall and Spa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.\nIn accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.\nIn response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nFood & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).\nAs a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.\nIn accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.\nSpa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.\nChildren of resident guests between the ages of 8 and 16 years may use the spa from 09:00 – 10:00 and from 16:00 – 17:00 when accompanied by an adult (Monday to Saturday). On Sunday, children aged 8-16 years may use the spa from 09:00 – 12:00 when accompanied by an adult.\n\nDogs are welcome in some cottage suites (please contact the hotel for further information).\n\nPlease note, children under 6 years cannot be accommodated at the hotel.\n\nPlease note, the restaurant dress code is smart attire. A jacket and tie for gentlemen are not obligatory, but trainers, tracksuits and shorts are not acceptable.\nWiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.\nFree public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).\nPets are allowed on request. No extra charges.\nChildren older than 6 years are welcome.\nThere is no capacity for extra beds in the room.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.\nThere is no capacity for cots in the room.\n

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Luggage storage
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please inform Bodysgallen Hall and Spa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.\nIn accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.\nIn response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nFood & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).\nAs a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.\nIn accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.\nSpa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.\nChildren of resident guests between the ages of 8 and 16 years may use the spa from 09:00 – 10:00 and from 16:00 – 17:00 when accompanied by an adult (Monday to Saturday). On Sunday, children aged 8-16 years may use the spa from 09:00 – 12:00 when accompanied by an adult.\n\nDogs are welcome in some cottage suites (please contact the hotel for further information).\n\nPlease note, children under 6 years cannot be accommodated at the hotel.\n\nPlease note, the restaurant dress code is smart attire. A jacket and tie for gentlemen are not obligatory, but trainers, tracksuits and shorts are not acceptable.\nWiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.\nFree public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).\nPets are allowed on request. No extra charges.\nChildren older than 6 years are welcome.\nThere is no capacity for extra beds in the room.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.\nThere is no capacity for cots in the room.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11:30am

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