- Very Good
- 36 guest reviews
"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..."
"From the moment we arrived, The lady on the reception was lovely and friendly, and from then on everybody we met were so friendly it was a p..."
"Lovely old hotel, full of character. Parking at the back of the hotel. Staff very friendly and efficient. Bar meals very good value. Breakfa..."
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.
Showing Sunday 29 November 2015 to Monday 30 November 2015Change Search
- 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
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
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. Service was good and didn't have to wait long for it to arrive. As usual the room was perfect, good heating, comfy bed and adequately stocked bathroom with towels provided.
A good catch up
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 bar.
Check in was prompt and the staff were very attentative, providing a smooth relaxed ending to the long travelling time. The room was nice, with single bed and on suite shower over bath. Towels and soaps were provided at no extra cost. Room was warm so turned off the heating straight away. We were asked if wanted a packed lunch made up for us to take to work the next day, this was accepted and very delicious. Had a good night sleep, ate out at the local curry house one night (bring your own drink). There was a Co-Op just across the road with ATM and essentials. Overall I would stay here again on business or with friends, not sure about a couples stay although the place is supposed to get a full renovation in the New Year.