Bodysgallen Hall & Spa
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... the various restaurants, stores, and the actual
school buildings I came back to my dorm and succumbed to another long nap.
Everything is just really surreal and it still hasn't really
hit me that I am going to be living here for a year. The view outside my window
is just absolutely breathtaking and I hope I never take it for granted. The
School of English is also in the main Bangor building that is shown on the
With our group of study abroad students, we took a day trip to Conwy. Conwy is a medieval walled town in North Wales. On our way to the castle, there was a tent set up for an organization which rehabbed owls and falcons. We had the chance to pet the owls and Amanda got to hold a young baby owl. We explored the Conwy Castle which was built from 1283-1289. There were amazing views and we had ...
... the sign - very different to the old photos from 31 years ago.
Back in Caernarfon we had to attend to the basics of laundry as we were running out of clothes, well clean ones anyway. The domestic goddesses, Cheryl & Julie took over the 4 machines & 3 dryers to manage the team getting through their loads. I took 3 trips back to the motel room to hang quick dry garments that ...
... buildings has changes to stone. The roads between the buildings are wider and there are actual footpaths. The Welsh dragon is everywhere. We had to pay 20p to pee, somewhat more than they did 31 years ago, day book says 2p to pee.
the countryside looks much more like home, obviously why we are called NSW.
Onto the Llechwedd slate caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog and interesting tour firstly aboard a train and into a tunnel to 1 of the ...
... a lake. Next was Snowdonia National Park where we stopped to walk on Snowden mountain, the tallest mountain in England and Wales. One last stop before finding our hostel for the night is the town with the longest name which is on the Isle of Anglesea. That night we stayed in Caernarfon but we arrived so late there wasn't much to see anything before we had planned to meet for dinner.
I did a brisk walk over a bridge and up ...
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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.