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A GWYNEDD hotel has been crowned the best in Wales.

Plas Weunydd, in Blaenau Ffestiniog, has been named as Wales’ greatest hotel by The Sunday Times.

The Sunday Times has revealed its definitive list of the 100 best places to stay spread throughout the country.

Five Welsh hotels made the cut, but it was Plas Weunydd which claimed top spot.

North Wales Chronicle: Credit: TripAdvisorCredit: TripAdvisor

Reviewing the hotel, The Sunday Times’ Pamela Goodman said the area was surrounded by exhilarating scenery and that the hotel was the perfect base for an “adventure-focused” holiday.

And it is no surprise that adventure was top of the agenda.

Plas Weunydd was built in May at the old Llechwedd mine to compliment the adventure offerings of Zip World.

It isn’t only The Sunday Times who were taken by a stay at Plas Weunydd.

The hotel has a four star rating on TripAdvisor, with one reviewer describing it as a “hidden gem”.

They added: “I don't usually write reviews, but having stayed here for 12 nights in September this hotel definitely warrants the time and effort.

“The hotel itself is spotless, the rooms spacious, comfortable and quiet.

“Would certainly recommend this hotel and look forward to having the opportunity to stay here again.”

You can book a stay at Plas Weunydd via TripAdvisor.

The full guide is split into eight regions: London, Southeast, Southwest, Central, East, North, Wales and Scotland and there are also winners in eight different categories; Budget, B&B, Foodie, Family, Coastal, Pub, Country and Romantic.

The guide focuses on hotels with the essentials of comfort, great service and value, as well as personality and warmth.

Best hotels in Wales

These are the top five hotels in Wales according to The Sunday Times.


  • Plas Weunydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Other top hotels

  • Grove of Narberth, Narbeth
  • Bodysgallen, Llandudno
  • The Royston, Llanbrynmair
  • The Angel, Abergavenny