Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Llangollen
We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
... before coming to the front. The cathedral is huggeeee. Instead it is beautiful with stunning artistry at every corner whether it is in the wood, stone, embroidery or stained glass. We found a little chapel dedicated to Mary and spent some time there listening to someone practising on the gigantic organ. Very beautiful. Once we were done exploring we went up to the very top. Ten floors to the bell tower (which you could look down into) and the you climb 108 ...
... they loved her -the titanic was built here -almost a km of the river has been reclaimed, you can see the old buildings that used to be the shore - they love the Liver bird - Liverpool was the most heavily bombed city in WWII after London due to it's importance as a port city and it being the gateway to America - they have a popular figure, the lambana, which it's is a lamb at the front and a banana at the back which warns about the consequences of ...
... a bit suspicious—it had no “painter” (rope) attached anywhere, no oars, and a motor was fixed to the stern. Another passer by stopped and called the authorities. She was concerned because a number of people have fallen into the river and died after having one too many in the pubs. Two young officers arrived and seemed to have things under control.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa Llangollen
Two 30somethings checked in for 2 nights on their bed, breakfast and evening meal rate and were delighted with every aspect. The biggest compliment really goes to the staff who were very friendly, professional and curteous - especially the receptionists. They recommended things to do, gave directions, asked if we'd had a good day out etc. Much friendlier than any hotel I've stayed in to be honest! We had a junior suite in the new building and were well pleased with the size (see pics). It had everything we needed - warm, quiet and comfortable. All the usual facilities including a really decent hairdryer which you can plug in where you want - yes, I know...simple things eh?! The food in the hotel was excellent and service was fine. We used the spa a couple of times - yes it is small but, it was great after a day out walking and cycling. By the way, walk to the top of Castell Dinas (you can see it from hotel car park) for fabulous views and eat at The Corn Mill, which is a short walk into town, for tasty food with huge portions. I was doubtful about Wales in early Feb but needn't have worried - it was quiet, I got a good deal on the hotel, and there is tons of stuff to do if you like wrapping up and getting out there.
What a gem
Just had a most relaxing stay at this superb Hotel.
The Spa was amazing, food incredible and nothing too much trouble for the friendly and attentive staff.
Kathryn in reception and Sam on the bar deserve a special mention. Ill be back soon !
By standards of other hotel chains the term 'suite' is used very loosely by Legacy Hotels. The 'junior suite' was nothing more than a regular executive room.
Beautiful hotel, a real treat.
My husband and I satyed at the wild pheasant for his birthday. We booked the Dee Valley Suite which is the best room in the hotel. It was spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, airconditioned, underfloor heating in the bathroom ( which incidently was the best we have ever saw) and the real luxury was the hot tub outside on your private balcony. The views were stunning, you can hear a little traffic noise though. We had room service and found this to be excellent value and quality, it has a nice spa with a pool and beauty treatments. Fantastic coffee and tea making facilites and really nice toiletries. The price we paid was £230 per night. All in all a very pleasant quiet a and peaceful stay, would recomend this hotel you wont be dissapointed.
Its a windy road to get to Llangollen and the Wild Pheasant but it is a beautiful oasis which I would recommend to anyone. We even saw a goose and 6 goslings walking through the car park! Feeling refreshed from the relaxed atmosphere and the spa.
A little Gem of a hotel.
A Perfect 2 day Easter Break.
Food staff accommodation and location was 100% from this little gem of a hotel. I will return!
If I was PRESSED to say something negative about the stay it would be that..
3 sun loungers in the spar is not enough.
The cloth slipers provided to wear in the spar were VERY grey and Worn looking( a new pair per person should be provided) I was not comfortable putting used slippers on my feet.
Expectations exceeded all round
Always a liitle sceptical when staying al larger hotels as you often seemed to be treated as a number and not a person, but i need not have worried as The Wild Pheasant was a wonderful experience. Food, quality of room and staff attentiveness were all first class. Spa is only on the small side with only three sunbeds to chill out on
and it is a lovely relaxing and warm hydrotherapy pool, not a swimming pool.
Ten minute stroll into Llangollen along a beautiful riverside walk.
Would certainly stay again and recommend.
Gracious and fun
After finding that my hotel reservation in St. Asaph was not valid, and having just arrived in Wales and rented my car, I decided to 'ramble' around and find a nice town & hotel to stay in. After much driving, I found the Wild Pheasant. A great find I must say. Everything was lovely - food, health club, the area, the staff who were extra nice. They got me out of my crabby mood from the overnight flight from the US, train trip to Chester to rent a car, and the disaster in St. Asaph---which was not an easy thing to do. I ended up staying there 3 days and used it as a base to see the area. I will definitely be staying there again later this year when I return to Wales.
Nice place, great food, great spa facilities (had my first pro massage) - theres also a hot tub in the penthouse suite!!
Wales is a beautiful place to go on vacation. Stayed in the Wild Pheasant in Llangollen which was excellent.
The best UK hotel I have ever stayed in. The Welsh know how to treat their guests.
Top quality service, food and a stunning location.