Bodysgallen Hall & Spa
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... separates The Wirral Peninsula from Wales. Parkgate was once an important port from the start of the eighteenth century, in particular as an embarkation point for Ireland until it became silted up and was replaced by the Port of Liverpool. After that we drove some more before having lunch at the "Mouse" a quaint renovated barn and stables where we had a light lunch. It had been raining on again off again most of the day with a few glimpses of sunshine. A ...
After a yummy breakfast (omelet for me, poached eggs for dad, haddock for Claire and cereal for Graham), we headed off for a day of exploring the 13th century castles of Henry I. Graham's quote regarding the castles, "now THIS is what I've been talking about." We counted hundreds and hundreds of steps climbing every tower. Despite rainy weather, it was a super fun ...
Leisurely morning and a good bit of driving to end up on the northern coast of Wales. We chilled at the hotel a bit while the kids got a swim. Then Italian pizza and pasta for dinner followed by some ice cream as we walked around this sleepy old town. Great views of the Irish Sea out the hotel ...
Back to Wales today to see Port Meirion. If anyone watched prisoner (the English one,many years ago) it was filmed there. It is a quaint place that is not what it seems, some of the buildings look quite huge but in realty it is just a facade. Although on saying that you can rent out some of the little cottages or there is a hotel there you can stay ...
Well-fed after another Scottish breakfast, we trundled our bags down the 4 flights of stairs at the Kildonan and drove through green Scotland into Wales. Don't know if it is always true, but we noticed it being just a few degrees warmer and sunnier as we drove the 5 hours to Caernarfon.
We had another lunch at a travel center on the highway, like giant food court/gas station/retail outlets for whatever travelers need. I bought a premade ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bodysgallen Hall & Spa Llandudno
I stayed 4 nights at Bodysgallen hall in August. It is one of the nicest hotel I stayed in the UK. I've stayed in many 5 stars hotel which haven't got the special touch at Bodysgallen. It is not an hotel up to American 4-5 star standards though, it is indeed a British country house and one of the best too. You just feel you're staying in a National Trust property or a Merchant & Ivory ambiance.
Perfect country house
Wonderful stay at Bodysgallen or "house amongst the thistles". The experience is of being a guest at a private house rather than a number at a hotel. Staff are excellent and the highest praise must go to the assistant manager Stephen for his kindness and care during our stay. thank you.
I stayed for one night in November in a Superior Snowdonia view room. The room itself was large with tradional furnishings, which fitted in with the overall style of the hotel. A bowl of fresh fruit was a nice touch, but unfortunately, no hospitality tray of tea/coffee, etc. If you wanted tea/coffee in your room, you had to pay for it.
An utterly fabulous hotel. The location is superb -- the hotel stands majestically on a hill amongst woodland and very well tended gardens. The building itself is a delight -- it has been lovingly restored with period features maintained. We received a free room upgrade, and I get the feeling that this was not unusual. The room was huge (as was the bed), very warm and comfortable, with a lovely view of the mountains. The Spa is beautiful, and not at all busy (speaking to other people there, it is apparently usually quite quiet). The pool is a very good size. The restaurant was fantastic -- the vegetarian option was delicious. Impeccable (but discrete) service. They do charge extra for things like tea in the room on arrival, and snacks at the bar before dinner, but I still would not complain. An expensive choice, but well, well worth it for a special occasion. Highly recommended!
Bodysgallen Hall is stunning to behold and has beautiful views. Log fires and wood panelling set the tone. Our bedroom was of average size, pretty if a little old fashioned. The gardens were lovely to stroll around, even in February. Dining is very formal (jacket and tie required) and the food very good, including for a vegetarian. The service was both unobtrusive and helpful. All in all, a special place to stay.
Stayed at Bodysgallen for 1 night only..midweek and i must say it is beautiful. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and i tried to book 3 weeks in advance and it was fully booked but got a room at last minute. Food was fantastic, great selection of champagne & wine. staff and service were EXCELLENT, although the hotel was fully booked it was extremely quiet and peaceful. Gardens were just great too. The only thing i would complain about is the bathroom we had. We stayed in a deluxe double room and the bathroom was tiny and the shower was just rubbish and could do with an update! But i would advise anyone to go.
Just returned from this very lovely, very comfortable hotel. We had reserved the least expensive room, but were upgraded to a "superior" room, which was very nice -with an added seating area - with a view of the impeccably kept gardens. ( the hotel was not full) The manager greeted us personally - and all the staff were professional and kindly genuine. The dinner was just impeccably prepared and served. (We heard that the young chef had just received some sort of new Holiday Which? award....) We are not generally big spenders on hotel rooms, but found this experience to be well worth the expense.... an historic house on well gardened property ( snowdrops in January!) - an up to date spa- and a sense of friendly Welshness about the place won our hearts! ( Management seems to have solved the billing dilemna - our bill was clear. Our only confusion was about tipping for dinner, when we didn't see the final charge, but they said at check out that service was included) This property has to be magical in Spring....
On arrival in the pouring rain the setting was hidden from view. Staff were welcoming and escorted our party to their allocated Spa Cottages with little fuss or undue ceremony. Dinner later that evening was a gastronomic delight. In the wood panelled lobby we selected from the extensive Table D'Hote menu. Shortly after we were escorted to our table. I had a starter of lobster and chicken sausage, followed by sea bass and assorted ice creams to finish. Service was exemplary and the meal was simply excellent. The stroll through the gardens later that evening was enchanting turning to catch the Hall bathed in the glow of the setting sun.
I could go on but all I want to say is go - enjoy the food and the surroundings, until it is time to leave.
Bodysgallen was supposed to be the highlight of our trip to Wales.
One in a million
Absolutely stunning converted ancestral pile in glorious gardens and woodland near Llandudno. Superb accommodation, public rooms and restaurant. Top notch cuisine. Excellent spa complex. One of the very best country house hotels in Britain. Don't miss staying here - the memories will stay with you forever.