BEST Small Hotels in Wales

Castellor Bed and Breakfast

, Cemaes Bay
, Anglesey
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A magical location facing straight out to the beach and the sea.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.9

Penrhiw Hotel

, St Davids
, Pembrokeshire
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An elegant stone-built period house in large gardens close to the Pembrokeshire coast and the smallest city in Britain.

Double rooms from £150
Guest rating 9.5

Plas Tan-Yr-Allt

, Porthmadog
, Gwynedd
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A historic country house B&B in an amazing position overlooking the Glaslyn estuary at Porthmadog.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.8

Penally Abbey

, Tenby
, Pembrokeshire
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A grand period house with views across Carmarthen Bay.

Double rooms from £150
Guest rating 9.4

Y Talbot Inn

, Tregaron
, Dyfed
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A Grade II listed village pub, restaurant and hotel in the Cambrian Mountains.

Double rooms from £85
Guest rating 9.4

Forest Country House

, Newtown
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Luxury bed-and-breakfast in a big garden in the middle of the Welsh countryside.

Double rooms from £105
Guest rating 9.2

Lincoln House Private Hotel

, Cardiff
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Affordable luxury in a Victorian townhouse hotel in a leafy street close to the centre of Cardiff.

Double rooms from £95
Guest rating 9.2

Maesmawr Hall Hotel

, Caersws
, Powys
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A Grade II listed country house in splendid grounds in the middle of Wales.

Double rooms from £80
Guest rating 9.0

Escape

, Llandudno
, Conwy
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An exclusive, stylish and luxurious boutique B&B near the Great Orme in Llandudno.

Double rooms from £99
Guest rating 9.0

Peterstone Court

, Brecon
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A country house hotel, restaurant and spa in the Brecon Beacons.

Double rooms from £125
Guest rating 8.9

Chateau Rhianfa

, Glyngarth
, Anglesey
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A fairytale country house hotel on the shore of the Menai Strait.

Double rooms from £120
Guest rating 8.8

Reasons to visit Wales

Wales is the land of legends, known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture.

This is the country that has scenery like no other, from the mountains of Snowdonia down through mid-Wales to the Brecon Beacons in the south. There are mighty peaks, glaciated valleys and abundant lakes all waiting to be explored. Around the coasts there are fabulous coast paths with abundant wildlife. They range from the easy Great Orme to more challenging walk like the Lleyn Peninsula, Pembrokeshire or the Gower Peninsula.

Although the rocky coasts are spectacular, Wales is also blessed with many great beaches. Some are near towns like Swansea, Aberystwyth and Llandudno to provide all the amenities. Others like Caldey Island or Pendine are remote free of people.

The castles of Wales reflect a turbulent past, but today they are a fascinating insight into history. Take Caernarvon, Conway, Pembroke, Oystermouth and Cardiff as just a few examples.

Wales has contributed much to our industrial heritage, and the old industries contribute still. Visit coal mines in the Valleys, slate quarries in Snowdonia or ride one of the narrow-gauge steam railways. It's not all in the past though, and Trawsfynydd power station is an impressive sight from afar. Meanwhile you can get up close an personal with the Dinorwig power station in Snowdonia, and see that modern industry can work in harmony with the environment.

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