5 Of The Best Unique Hotels In Wales

Looking for unique, boutique hotels in Wales? You’re in luck. Over the last few years, there have been some great venues popping up right across the country. From luxury hostels to wonderfully renovated country houses, Wales has a great selection of hotels to suit every budget.

The Royston, mid Wales

A hotel in the heart of Mid-Wales, The Royston offers beautiful contemporary design throughout. The seven rooms each offer stunning views across the Cambrian Mountains. And without TVs in the bedrooms (a deliberate choice!) you will be able to fully disconnect and soak up the surroundings.

While there isn’t a restaurant on-site, dinner is available, with lovely local produce available via hosts Clive and Rob. We advise booking! The good news? All bookings include breakfast.

The Rocks Hostel, Snowdonia

The Rocks Hostel may be called a hostel โ€” but it’s no ordinary hostel. This five-star rated gem is situated right in the heart of Snowdonia National Park and is the perfect base for exploring Eryri. The building dates back to 1903 with past lives as a hotel and YHA.

These days The Rocks is privately owned with no expense spared to make this the most luxurious hostel you’ll ever experience. Check out their website here.

The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire


The Grove can be found nestled in the rolling hills of Pembrokeshire. This privately-owned hotel has a series of individually designed rooms โ€” and their onsite restaurant, the Fernery, has bagged itself 3 AA rosettes. The hotel grounds boast a walled garden for you to explore. And, if you want to go further afield, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Wales Coast Path are right on your doorstep.

Find out more about The Grove on their website.

St Bride’s Hotel, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire

St Bride's Hotel, The Best Hotels in Wales

St Bride’s Hotel in Pembrokeshire is well known for it’s stunning views across Saundersfoot Beach. A stunning location for a hotel, St Bride’s has a clifftop spa with views just like the above โ€” what’s not to love? You’ll find plenty of locally sourced fish in the restaurant and amazing local walks along the Welsh Coast Path.

Coming Soon: Albion Aberteifi Hotel, Cardigan


If you’re familiar with Fforest Farm in Ceredigion, you’ll be excited to hear that team behind it are working on opening a hotel. The Albion in Cardigan will inhabit an old warehouse on the banks of the River Teifi, a stone’s throw from the now legendary Pizza Tipi (also by the Fforest team!)

There’s a lot to love about the area, with stunning beaches like Mwnt nearby and easy access to the Wales Coast Path.

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Written by Ed Maughan

Date: 13th February 2022

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