Ruthin Castle Hotel
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Another splendid and hot day.
We had a great Welsh breakfast and eggs benedictine in the Bodidris Hall restaurant. Very slow and relaxed as we had a short day ahead (14kms approx)
A few steep hills here and there but nothing of a killer - lucky for Veronika on her first day of trekking.
Our target was to arrive early to …
... And finally, we stopped at a really pretty town called Llangollen. It's situated on the river Dee that is quite rapid, and is popular for rafting. It's color reminds me of the Taquahmenon Falls in the UP. This town is known for its lovespoons. They are carved out of wood in designs that tell a women what a man carrying the spoon promises a potential wife and things like how many children he wants. ...
Today we travelle to Liverpool to see Craig's beloved Liverpool play at Anfield. Unfortunately we lost 2-0 to Southampton, and we received a parking ticket! But the boys all had a wonderful time. The seats were great, the atmosphere was good (esp during 'you'll never walk alone'). We had dinner in the 'Boot Room Cafe' afterwards, which was a great way to end ...
... to climb all of the towers. We walked along the coast and dipped our feet into freezing cold Conwy Bay which is part of the Irish Sea. Afterwards, we had lunch at Anne's Tearoom which was the most amazing meal we've had thus far (tomato soup and cheesy garlic bread). Overall, it was a wonderful day! The weather was beautiful and it was only a one and a half hour coach ride from Edge Hill to ...
This morning started with a 6:30 taxi ride to to the Ulyses IRISH FERRY in Dublin. We boarded after going security with our luggage and went up to the Club where we had free snacks for our 3 hour voyage to Holy Rod in Wales. I didn't get sea sick but Iayed down most of the trip. As you am see from pics it was not at all crowded. We landed about 11:30 and a bus drove us to the station to get a train to Liverpool . We only had to wait about 15 min. We rode it about a hour ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ruthin Castle Hotel
We visited the hotel for a wedding - which went very well, the setting is beautiful and the public rooms are very attractive, well decorated with plenty of character.
Not bad at all...
A nice enough place. Lovely communal areas and gardens and views but the rooms don't quite rise above average in a 1980s sort of a way.
The bar was excellent and the staff gave some great recommendations of local pubs. Ruthin's a great little town and well worth exploring.
The best thing...the breakfast sausages. Buffet breakfasts are usually full of the cheapest ingredients possible but the Welsk leek sausages were fantastic. Just the thing to help with a nasty hangover.
Beautiful friendly hotel with great facilities in a wonderful setting. Staff are very friendly. Rooms are very large and in an old castle. Some peacocks roam in the grounds but are not particularly noisy as they have been reduced in numbers over the years. I have stayed there about a dozen times over the last 20 years and it has gradually improved. Meals in the restaurant are exceptional. Excellent value for money. Can't wait until I return. My friend was enchanted with it. I didn't see the ghosts. Plumbing can be a little noisy, dating from the 1920s.
We got married at the castle in June and thankfully we are fairly laid back people as i fear had we been perfectionists our special weekend would have been ruined.
A Very Nice Experience
We really enjoyed exploring the grounds and the ruins of the original castle structure. The atmosphere was great right down to the creaky lift that never let us down. Our rooms were large and the hot water and water pressure were plentiful. Beautiful town and setting!
Myself and my then boyfriend from the USA stayed a night at Ruthin Castle in february 2003.
A nice experience
The castle grounds are lovely, the staff very considerate and helpful and they have recently acquired internet access for guests at a reasonable price. The room was clean, comfortable and had great views of Ruthin! Close proximity to downtown Ruthin which is a very sweet town, small population and great shops. Don't miss the Castle Diner down the road a bit, great food and friendly waitresses. Everyone from the postmater to the owner of Elfair, a Welch shop, were informative and friendly. Don't miss the opportunity to stay in Ruthin at the castle, you won't regret it. Also, a great area to book if visiting LLangollen via Horseshoe pass, another can't miss opportunity.
A Best Western Castle?
What an incredible place. Although, I dare say that Best Western could afford to spend a few pounds sprucing up the old place. The rooms were comfortable and the atmosphere is quite charming. The grounds are lovely and worth exploring. Peacocks are all over the place. I was told to make sure I didn't leave the windows open on my ground floor room. Apparently, the peacocks are quite curious and they have been known to enter rooms through open windows. I would definitely stay here again.
Lovely Area and wonderful experience
The provenance of staying at Ruthin Castle overrides the shabby-chic furnishings and rooms. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds comfortable. The history and outside setting is quite lovely. The dinners and breakfast buffet were excellent and the wait staff well trained and efficient. The Medieval Banquet was entertaining and the food excellent. A piece of jewelry was left behind when we moved on. The hotel located the item and mailed it on to me in the US. The item was very precious to me and their honesty and efficiency gained them very high marks. I would recommend staying here again-for the experience of staying in a castle, if for no other reasons.
Having stayed in Best Western hotels all over the US, I have come to expect a reasonably priced hotel that is clean, heated, and safe. This place didn't live up to my expectations at all. I'm glad we stayed at a castle once in my life, but I would really look into it before I stayed in one again. Apparently the central heating system was broken, or at least that is what the hotel staff told me. Maybe it was too early to turn it on as it was only mid-September in Wales. The room was a long walk from reception, the room was musty, the shower curtain was unable to keep the water in the bathtub, and there was truly no warm place except when lots of people were gathered together for a meal generating lots of BTU's. The staff were able to arrange for some portable space heaters if you asked for one, but there was a limited amount available.