Travel Blogs from Conwy
After a great nights sleep we rose to a cool morning at Peter and Tukta's house 27 km outside of Liverpool in Heswall. Heswall is located on the west side of the "Wirral". After breakfast consisting of hot coffee and bacon sandwiches, Peter and I headed out on bikes into the country side around Heswall. Mean while Jeed and Stewart had plans to visit the Liverpool Football Club. Selma wanted to stay and help Tukta in the house.
Peter and I rode about 20 + ...
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 ...
... to check in and eat there at our hotel/pub, the Black Boy Inn. Think the Black Boy was built around 1522, so the place is very interesting in its style and setup. We were glad we were in the area that was older, even if it meant going up some quirky stairs and walking on floors that weren't quite level. It was fantastic to drive right through medieval looking archways and take in all the turrets, gates and other castle features around us, still ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Castlebank Hotel Conwy
Thanks Jo, et. al. for making my stay pleasant
I stayed here in September 2003. At that time, the hotel had been recently taken over by two couples who now run it.
The hotel was cozy. The staff, particularly, Jo, went out of their way to help make my stay comfortable. The breakfast is nice and vegetarian freindly. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. It's very close to the castle and Conwy itself is in a central place of North Wales. The whole experience was excellent. I'd certainly go back!
The staff were sooooo helpful that even after we'd left and gone to a much lesser standard of hotel in the hills of Llandudno, I rang back to ask if we could be taken back and Jo rang around good Llandudno B&Bs she knew of to help us find somewhere.
Great place and location
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at a well-run hotel in a great little castle town. The owners run the place themselves, and do a first-rate job of it, going out of their way to provide excellent service and assistance. Like most UK hotels, it gets a bit warm in summer without AC and the rooms are cozy. The town is lovely, with Conwy castle and the town walls an easy walk away. Conwy is nicely positioned for day trips to many sites in North Wales, including Snowdon and other castles.
Just back from a superb stay at the Castlebank Hotel. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, the room was excellent which was made even better by the lovely views. Breakfast was a delight and the staff were very helpful, pleasant and extremely attentive. I would recommend a stay at this hotel to anyone.
Reviews are accurate
We booked the Castlebank for two nights based on reviews on this site. We were not disappointed. Rooms are large, the breakfast excellent in a very inviting room, and the hotel owners are friendly and helpful. The en-suite bathroom was modern with a good shower.
One can walk the town walls within a couple of minutes and visit the terrific castle. Parking is free. This is an ideal location for exploring North Wales.
A nice b&b style hotel
This hotel is well located and you can easily walk to all of the main attractions in Conwy. It was very clean and the owners were very nice.
The bed was a bit soft although the room was a generous size with a nice view of the castle walls.
Breakfast was great.
This is a really decent deal for the price.
We discovered the hotel totally by accident when parking the car nearby upon arriving in Conwy. It turned out to be a very lucky accident. The hotel is run professionally by young partners who strive to make one feel welcome by freindly inter-action with the guests. The accommodation provided was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Breakfast and dinner were excellent, particularly the latter. The cuisine was first class and presented within a fine ambience. Total enjoyment. Total relaxation. Total satisfaction. We will return!!
Wonderful place to stay!
We stayed here for only one night, but would highly recommend it anyone staying in Conwy. The owners/staff were very efficient, but also very pleasant and helpful. The location is within easy walking distance of the town and restaurants, but in a quiet location (next to the city walls and with a view of the castle). The rooms were fresh and comfortable and the breakfast was great. You could tell that the owners knew how to run a hotel (and it seemed like they enjoyed it too).
Pleasant & Helpful at The Castle Bank Hotel Conwy
What a peaceful & pleasant place, anything I needed I only had to ask for once.Excellent, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Conwy.Plus it is close to all shops, pubs, restaurants and a very short walk to the quay front!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful !!!!
3 words sum this hotel up, wonderful wonderful wonderful ! It's friendly, great quality and a great price. I can't recommend it highly enough !