- Very Good
- 44 guest reviews
"Lovely hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfast and we ate in the bar every evening - fantastic food. Room was very comfo..."
"Customer service was very good. We had a pleasant evening in the restaurant although the Cajun chicken and chips was disappointing. Wine was..."
"I paid a higher price for a 4 poster bedroom for a special occassion. The room was faultless but unfortunately there is no point having a be..."
"Lovely room, friendly staff, great breakfast and a nice place to chill with a book on a rainy Bala evening. Nice place with lovely character..."
"We booked the room in Feb as we were visiting the area for the weekend. On our way up to Snowdonia someone crashed into the back of our car,..."
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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- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Family friendly
- Cots available, Interconnecting rooms available
- Car parking available onsite
- 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
- In-room Broadband, In-room Modem Hook up
- Mountain Bike Hire, Fishing
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- From 13:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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80% would recommend it to a friend
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
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!.