Ready for when we can travel again, here’s our selection of five luxury hotels that are perfect for a romantic weekend in Wales
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The dramatic landscape, excellent food and friendly people of Wales makes it perfect for a weekend away.
Whether you want to spend a few days on the coast, explore castles or walk through rolling hills and dramatic mountains, there’s something in Wales to please every taste.
And if you’re planning a romantic weekend away, Wales has got the perfect places to stay. You can cosy up in front of roaring fires, relax in elegant bedrooms, and dine on fabulous local produce.
So here is our selection of five beautiful hotels that would be perfect for your next romantic weekend in Wales.
Gliffaes Country House Hotel
Spend the weekend at Gliffaes and you’re sure to fall in love with its Georgian country house charm.
Located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, it’s perfect if you want to get away from it all in the Welsh countryside.
The hotel dates back to the 1800s and retains all the elegance and glamour of the period. Its 23 bedrooms and the reception rooms downstairs have high ceilings, dramatic fireplaces and intricate woodwork.
Fantastic local produce is on the menu in the hotel’s restaurant, and the excellent service at the hotel will make you feel very special indeed.
Outside you’ll love going for a romantic stroll through the 33 acres of woodlands and formal gardens, with the nearby river Usk providing the soundtrack to your walk. You can even try your hand at fishing, if that takes your fancy!
And if you visit during the Christmas period, you’ll find the house festooned with traditional decorations. The sumptuous Festive Afternoon Tea is well worth the visit as well!
Portmeirion Village is quite unlike any other village in Wales, and a stay there truly feels like getting away from the world outside.
The village is on the north-west coast of Wales, and is packed full of colourful buildings, Italianate design and quirky curios. And the coastal and woodland walks are a peaceful and relaxing way to spend time together.
It’s ideal for a day out, but you can also stay overnight in the luxurious Hotel Portmeirion.
This hotel opened in 1926 and you’ll find that the village’s quirky design continues inside the hotel. Intricately carved fireplaces and doorframes, a mirrored wall, and vintage artworks fill the rooms, but there are also soft leather sofas to cuddle up on.
The bedrooms have a more restrained decor than the public areas. They’re elegant and graceful, with the luxurious facilities you’d expect in a hotel of this standard.
The hotel’s glass-fronted restaurant looks out over the Dwyryd estuary, and showcases local produce in imaginative ways. It’s absolutely perfect for celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.
If your idea of the perfect romantic weekend in Wales involves some seriously good food, then you will love Tyddyn Llan.
This pretty Georgian house is set in the North Wales countryside just a few miles away from Llandudno, and prides itself on providing excellent food.
Chef Brian Webb and his wife Susan have owned Tyddyn Llan for more than 18 years, and they’ve created a restaurant with rooms that feels incredibly welcoming and homey.
The rooms are elegant and well appointed, but you still feel like you can kick off your shoes and relax with your feet up in the reception rooms. And the pretty gardens are perfect for a romantic stroll or afternoon tea on the terrace.
And the food is outstanding – Tyddyn Llan has a reputation for being one of Wales’ best restaurants . The menu is updated daily to reflect the best of the season and wherever possible, Welsh produce is used. This includes excellent meat and game from the local area, and fish from the Welsh coast.
It’s the perfect location for a special weekend for food lovers!
For a hotel that makes a dramatic first impression, head over to Aberystwyth for a stay at Nanteos Mansion!
As you head along the long driveway to Nanteos Mansion, you can’t help but be impressed. This Grade 1 listed mansion was built in 1739, and certainly makes a good first impression.
Inside you’ll see the results of the renovation work that has retained so many of Nanteos’ period features, from the intricate ceiling in the Music Room to the dramatic sweeping staircase. You can take afternoon tea in the Morning Room, eat dinner in the spacious dining room, and next morning tuck into a delicious Welsh breakfast in the old kitchen.
And the 30 acres of grounds are perfect for walking it all off afterwards!
Nanteos Mansion has 23 individually designed luxurious bedrooms, but for the ultimate romantic weekend why not book the beautiful Nightingale Suite. It’s spacious beautifully decorated and the large bathroom has a massive bath to relax in.
This is Nanteos’ bridal suite, there’s even a specially lined cupboard for storing a bridal gown, and it would make a lovely treat for the special person in your life.
Last but not least, Peterstone Court is perfect for a hillwalking weekend with your loved one.
There are only 12 rooms in this hotel, so you’ll almost feel like you’re staying with friends rather than in a hotel.
Once a farmhouse, this boutique Georgian hotel is surrounded by farmland. It looks out over Pen-y-Fan at the rear of the hotel and you can sit out on the terrace which overlooks the nearby River Usk.
It lies on the edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The area is perfect for a day of hill-walking as well as being close to the town of Brecon.
And when you return to the hotel, the Library is perfect for curling up with a drink on one of the sofas, maybe in front of a roaring fire. How romantic!