- Very Good
- 21 guest reviews
"The staff were very friendly and helpful. A lovely stay...."
"Stayed here before but this time was the first I ate an evening meal at the hotel. The food was beautiful, lots of choice and side options...."
"I stayed here for a business weekend away, had chance to meet up with fellow colleagues and have a good drink in the lounge area near the ba..."
"Stayed 3 nights and found the atmosphere friendly and relaxing, Staff were helpful. Good Breakfast. Only problem was loud music from across..."
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.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Family friendly
- Cots available , Interconnecting rooms available
- Parking (charges may apply)
- 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
Useful Info Show/hide
- 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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86% would recommend it to a friend
The staff were friendly but there only seemed to be a skeleton staff.
One lady had to switch from receptionist to bartender and then waitress at breakfast.
Our room was on the third floor with no lift with double flight of stairs for each floor. If you are fit and well it shouldn't be a problem but easy if you find stairs a challenge. The hotel needs a paint and the carpets need to be replaced as they are threadbare on the stairs. The room was large and the bathroom was very clean. It is nice to have antique furniture in the room but it should be complimented with fresh new curtains and linen. This was lacking. The quality of the breakfast was pretty standard but definitely not memorable.
White Lion Royal Hotel
stair carpet dirty and threadbare. food not great - evening meal esp.