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Karden House 2.0

Llandudno, Conwy County, North Wales

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Pros

  • Central location close to beach, restaurants, shops, and train station
  • Occupies a lovely Victorian home
  • Clean rooms have flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Free breakfast, plus packed lunches available upon request
  • Pleasant breakfast room with a small bar
  • Cozy lounge room with TV and fireplace
  • Free Wi-FI

Cons

  • Dated decor
  • Limited features
  • Bathrooms are small with tiny shower stalls
  • No elevator

Bottom Line

This homey, 10-room bed-and-breakfast offers a good value in a central location that's a short walk from the beach, train station, and many restaurants, bars, and shops. Decor is old-fashioned and the interiors show their age, but everything is well kept and clean. Amenities are limited to a small bar, cozy lounge room with a fireplace, and free breakfast served in a pleasant dining room. Room decor is also dated, but the spaces are equipped with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles, plus all have en-suite bathrooms. Travelers might want to compare with the Winchmore Hotel, which has a restaurant and more inviting decor but spotty Wi-Fi.

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Homey bed-and-breakfast in a Victorian house with dated interiors

Occupying a quaint Victorian house, this bed-and-breakfast offers a homey stay. Interiors are a bit dated -- think dizzying floral patterns in the lounge, printed bedspreads, and traditional wooden furniture, some of which shows wear. Though decor won't win awards and could use a revamp, the spaces are cozy; there's a fireplace to linger around in the lounge, while the breakfast room is pleasantly furnished with a collection of blonde wood tables and red upholstered chairs that add a pop of cheery color. Overall, it's a small and simple place with a friendly atmosphere, and though it's a bit aged and offers limited amenities, it maintains good reviews among guests, many of whom are repeat visitors. Note that there are no elevators, which might be a problem for those with mobility issues.

Location

Central location near the beach in Llandudno

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The hotel is centrally located in Llandudno, a seaside resort town in northern Wales. It's a four-minute walk to the beach and the lovely promenade that stretches along the shore. There are plenty of dining options, shops, and bars nearby, and the town is easily walkable. The Great Orme Country Park, a great spot for hiking, is about a six-minute drive away or around 20 minutes via public transportation. Once at the park, visitors can take a cable car up to the summit that offers scenic views of the sea and Snowdonia National Park. Other area attractions include the Conwy Suspension Bridge (a 12-minute drive away of around a half-hour by public transportation) and the Llandudno Museum (eight-minute walk). The train station is just a two-minute walk from the hotel. Both the Liverpool airport and Manchester's airport are about an hour and 20 minutes away by car or close to three hours by train. London can be reached in three-and-a-half hours by train.

Rooms

Simple rooms with dated decor, flat-screen TVs, and tea/coffee-making facilities

Much like the hotel's public spaces, guest rooms feature an old-fashioned type of decor. Colorful patterns abound, from the dotted burgundy carpets to floral curtains to patchwork-style bedspreads in a palette of green, crimson, and beige. The wooden furnishings are dated as well, and include desks and wardrobes, while brown tub chairs provide seating. Though they show their age, the spaces are clean.

Amenities are a bit limited, but include flat-screen TVs, electric kettles with free tea and coffee, electronic safes, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are small and equipped with shower cabins that might be a bit of a tight squeeze for some. Toiletries and hairdryers are provided.

Features

Free breakfast, small bar, cozy lounge room, and free Wi-Fi

Features are limited at this small hotel, but breakfast is included in rates and served in a homey dining room. Packed lunches are also available upon request. There's a small bar in the breakfast room and guests can enjoy drinks in the dining space or in the cozy lounge room, which has a fireplace and a TV. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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Address

16 Charlton Street, Off Trinity Square, Llandudno LL30 2AA, United Kingdom

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