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13 incredible, stunning and unique LGBT-friendly hotels in Wales everyone must visit in 2022

Jonny Yates April 1, 2022
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LGBT friendly hotels in Wales

There are some stunning, LGBT-friendly and owned hotels you can stay in across Wales. (Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Penmaenpool, Hotel Indigo, Cardiff, St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot)

Wales is a popular spot for a holiday and the good news is that there are many amazing LGBT+ owned and LGBT+ friendly hotels you can book.

Whether it’s North, South or Mid Wales, there’s plenty to choose from, including Georgian townhouses with plenty of character to high-rise city spots and spas with infinity pools, not to mention accommodation with views of Snowdonia.

Of course, for many LGBT+ people, when booking a hotel stay you’ll want to make sure you’ll be welcomed upon arrival and not face any discrimination.

Visit Wales say: “If you’re looking for LGBT+ friendly accommodation in Wales, you’ll find non-discrimination wherever you choose to stay: it’s the law (and more importantly, it’s good manners).”

A number of the hotels in the list are LGBT-owned if you want to stay somewhere to support LGBT-businesses, and all of them go out of their way to make it clear that they are LGBT-friendly.

You can find out more about 13 hotels below, plus how to book and check out some stunning pictures.

Agar House, Llandudno

Agar House, Llandudno
Agar House, Llandudno. (Booking.com)

Agar House is located on a quiet street in the centre of Llandudno in North Wales. The hotel is close to Llandudno North Shore Beach and Llandudno Pier and it also has a garden on its grounds. It offers “clean, affordable accommodation and everybody is welcome”. It’s also got an ‘exceptional’ rating on Booking.com, from more than 100 reviewers.

Caer Menai Guest House, Caernarfon

The views from Caer Menai Guest House, Caernarfon
The views from Caer Menai Guest House, Caernarfon. (Booking.com)

Cear Menai Guest House is situated within the old town walls of Caernarfon. Each of the rooms have original architectural features full of Georgian and Victorian charm. It’s also close to Snowdonia and the island of Anglesey, which is home to picturesque beaches. The hotel has a ‘superb’ rating on Booking.com, with high praise for its location and for a great nights sleep.

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Penmaenpool

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Penmaenpool.
LGBT+ friendly hotel, Penmaenuchaf Hall is a popular choice in Wales. (Booking.com)

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel is ideal. It’s located in Snowdonia National Park with views of the valley and mountains out of your window. There’s also a landscaped garden, log burners, a snug bar and oak-panelled drawing room for the ultimate relaxation. Plus it’s fully licensed as a venue for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. To find out more head to Booking.com.

Greenback Lodge, Llangollen

Greenback Lodge, Llangollen.
Greenback Lodge is an LGBT-owned hotel in Wales (Booking.com)

Set within a historic townhouse in the heart of Llangollen is Greenbank Lodge. It’s a Victorian townhouse that’s been converted into nine guest rooms, dining areas and a library. It’s a quick one-minute walk to the town centre, which is home to independent shops, restaurants and bars. While the area is also popular for outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing and cycling. The lodge is owned by couple, Gavin and Christopher and it’s dog friendly. To find out more go to Booking.com.

Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon

Plas Dinas Country House is the former home of Lord Snowdon and HRH Princess Margaret. It has been transformed into luxury accommodation and a restaurant set within 15 acres of lush greenery. It has 10 classically-decorated rooms and is a popular choice for small weddings and civil partnerships. To find out more about the five-star hotel head to Booking.com.

Brecon Castle Hotel, Brecon

The Brecon Castle Hotel is a former coaching inn that became a hotel in 1809, so it’s got plenty of character. It’s located within private grounds in the middle of Brecon town, with views across the Brecon Beacons and River Usk. Some features include four-poster beds and wedding and civil ceremony facilities for up to 200 guests. To find out more head to Booking.com.

College Guest House, Haverfordwest

College Guest House is a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse that dates back to 1837. The three-storey townhouse has six rooms that combine original features with modern touches. It’s close to the castle ruins, which date back to the 12th century and the River Cleddau as well as Haverfordwest, a market town. To find out more head to Booking.com.

St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot

St Brides Spa overlooks the whole of Saundersfoot, and you can use the infinity-style pool to soak in all of the stunning views. The on-site spa offers solo and couple’s treatments, as well as a steamroom, salt room, rock sauna, adventure shower and ice fountain. The rooms also have wall-to-ceiling windows that face the coastline and it’s no wonder it has a 9.5 rating for location on Booking.com.

Harbourlight Guest House, Saundersfoot

Harbourlight Guest House is perfect for exploring Pembrokeshire as it is just minutes from the village’s beach and harbour. Visit Wales says “everyone is welcomed with a friendly reception” at the family-run accommodation. It has a ‘superb’ rating on Booking.com, with positive reviews for its location, staff and facilities.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff. (Booking.com)
Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff is popular during Pride. (Booking.com)

Radisson Blu Hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Cardiff, and it offers floor-to-ceiling windows. Pride Cymru recommend this hotel for the annual LGBT+ festival in the city centre. It’s minutes from the train station, city’s bars, clubs and shops. There’s 215 rooms to choose from and you can find out more on Booking.com.

Hotel Indigo, Cardiff

Hotel Indigo, Cardiff. (Booking.com)
Hotel Indigo, Cardiff. (Booking.com)

Hotel Indigo Cardiff has partnered with Pride Cymru to offer discounted rates during the festival. It mixes Welsh heritage with boutique design and is located in one of the city’s arcades. It’s close to the centre and has views of Cardiff Castle from the roof terrace. The hotel is available to book on Booking.com.

voco® St David’s Cardiff

voco® St David’s Cardiff
LGBT+ icons Madonna and Kylie have stayed at voco® St David’s. (Hawlfraint y Goron / Crown Copyright)

According to Visit Wales, this hotel is the preferred stay for LGBT+ icons like Madonna and Kylie Minogue when they’ve performed in the city. The five-star hotel is located on the Cardiff Bay waterfront and also hosts civil partnerships. To find out more and to book head to Booking.com.

Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

Park Plaza is a short walk from Cardiff Castle, LGBT+ pubs and bars and the shops. It has a modern interior that’s calm and tranquil so you can getaway from the city despite being in it. There’s also a spa that offers treatments and a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym. To find out more head to Booking.com.

 

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