Caernarfon is a grand Royal Town, a picturesque port and, understandably, a popular tourist destination both in its own right and as a spectacular base for exploring all that North Wales has to offer. It has a truly authentic Welsh feel to it, only enhanced by the fact that its population has the highest percentage of Welsh-speakers in the whole country. It`s a guarantee that any visit to this magnificent town, with its vibrant culture and rich history, will be unforgettable.
Of course, if you are planning on exploring this fantastic part of the country, it is important that you have somewhere to stay. Unsurprisingly, many visitors choose one of Caernarfon`s numerous and varied hotels, ensuring a comfortable stay while they soak up all the wonders that the town and its environs have to offer. There is a wide range available and it`s safe to say that everyone will be able to find something to suit their needs.
Firstly, although Caernarfon has a wide range of independent hotels, there is also a Premier Inn on Victoria Dock which offers wonderful views of the sea and coastline and is only a three minute walk from the town centre. It also comes with all the benefits of a familiar atmosphere, with great value and a high standard of comfort and customer service provided across the board.
For those who would prefer a more individual experience from their chosen accommodation, there are plenty of options. For a wide range of amenities combined with three-star luxury, the Celtic Royal offers 110 en-suite bedrooms as well as a fine dining restaurant, a bar, conference and meeting facilities and a leisure centre complete with heated swimming pool, modern gym and sauna, all located in one impressive building very close to the centre of town.
For a cosier and more intimate stay, the Black Boy Inn has experience of providing exceptional comfort and delicious cuisine for five centuries. Needless to say, this history gives the inn a sense of true Welsh character, reinforced by its location within the city walls and a minute`s walk away from the extraordinary Caernarfon Castle, a registered World Heritage Site. There are single, double and executive rooms on offer, all en-suite and if you fancy the opportunity to immerse yourself in period charm and luxury, there is even a four-poster option.
If you would prefer to stay out of the town centre and be better able to explore the glorious countryside of North Wales, the Seiont Manor could be the perfect choice. It is situated in the foothills of Snowdonia, on a 150-acre estate, through which the River Seiont flows and from where, on clear days, Mount Snowdon can be seen. Each of the 28 rooms has patio doors or a balcony so guests can appreciate their extraordinary surroundings. The hotel also boasts a 40-foot swimming pool and award-winning restaurant.
Once you have a hotel organised, whether it is located in the centre of town or in the rugged landscape beyond, car rental can be crucial in allowing you to explore everything that Caernarfon, Snowdonia and the whole of North Wales has to offer.