White Lion Royal Hotel

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61 HIGH STREET, BALA, LL23 7AE

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About the hotel

The White Lion Royal Hote is located in the centre of town, (renovated june 05) this 4 STAR WTB and AA INN offers comfortable rooms and great breakfasts. It is convenient for all the recreational amenities (leisure centre, swimming pool) and outdoor activities (wind surfing, white water rafting, golf, rambling) offered in Bala. It is just a five minute walk from Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), or a thirty minute drive to the coast.

All rooms are en-suite and have DVD TV's plus tea and coffee facilities. This is the best known of all the hotels and inns in Bala, with its central and prominent position on the main street. Its origins as a hotel are unknown but the tablet above the front door proclaims that the present building (with some alterations) has been there since 1759. George Borrow (famous Welsh writer 1803-1881) stayed during his travels through the area and penned his famous book entitled Wild Wales. It is no wonder that he returned here when we read his account of the breakfast that was served to him:What a breakfast! Pot of hare ditto of trout pot of prepared shrimps dish of plain shrimps tin of sardines beautiful beefstake eggs muffin large loaf, and butter, not forgetting capital tea. Queen Victoria came to Bala in 1889 and during her stay at the Robertsons country seat at Pale, Llandderfel, a few miles east of the town she purchased goods in three shops, and as a result they were granted permission to call themselves Purveyors by Royal Warrant. The main bar is a popular haunt of locals and tourists and hosts occasional traditional music performances. The snug BAR is one of the smallest bars in Wales dating from the hotel's days as a posting house and is also popular with locals. The structure of the building is similar to that as described by George Borrow.

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Showing Tuesday 30 June 2015 to Wednesday 1 July 2015

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Main
Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Family friendly
Cots available, Interconnecting rooms available
Parking
Car parking available onsite
Dining
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar
In room entertainment
TV, Satellite TV, [Channels] Music
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
Wake Up Call Available
Business
In-room Broadband, In-room Modem Hook up
Leisure
Mountain Bike Hire, Fishing

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Check-in
From 13:00 hours
Check-out
Until 11:00 hours
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Pets
Pets are not allowed

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All reviews (44)

80% would recommend it to a friend

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  • Monica Church

  • June 2015

What a great break

Lovely hotel with very friendly and helpful staff.

Great breakfast and we ate in the bar every evening - fantastic food. Room was very comfortable with a good en suite which had a great shower. Even though Bala is a little off the beaten track I would recommend this hotel to friends and would certainly book to stay there again the next time we go to Wales

  • L Owen

  • June 2015

A pleasant stay

Customer service was very good.

We had a pleasant evening in the restaurant although the Cajun chicken and chips was disappointing. Wine was lovely. My partner had stake and chips with beer. His plate and glass were empty so he must have enjoyed them. We then had a lovely time in the bar chatting to the locals. The room was very clean but the furniture was a little tired. I heard they are about to refurbish the Hotel so looking forward to that. Would stay again just a bit disappointed with evening meal. Home made chips wouldn't go amiss!.

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