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Hotel The Lion (Criccieth, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Lion (Criccieth, United Kingdom)

About The Lion

The Lion is a 3-star, family-run hotel in downtown Criccieth, with views of the coast, the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park and Criccieth Castle. The hotel dates back to the 18th Century, is a seven-minute walk from Criccieth Beach and the castle, and a 17-minute drive from Welsh-Italian fusion of Portmeirion. All 46 rooms have en-suite bathrooms, furnishings ranging from contemporary to antique, and come with a flat-screen TV with Freeview, hairdryer, hospitality tray and telephone. Guests can make use of free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi is available in common areas. The Lion has a busy lounge bar, which serves meals all day, as well as an elegant pink restaurant serving Welsh fare from locally-sourced ingredients. Porthmadog, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways and Black Rock Sands are a 10-minute journey if driving, while Snowdon Mount is around a 45-minute drive away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 425  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.5 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.4 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.0 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Criccieth convenience, base for travels.

You will find The Lion to be handily close to the Criccieth Castle, Beach and a few shops, the views are fantastic and it also serves as a very handy base for exploring the coast and the Snowdonia National Park, with clean and functional rooms.


Breakfast and ale.

Those who have stayed really enjoyed the tasty breakfast buffet, and the wide selection of ales in bar was also a pleasant surprise for some.


Excellent team service.

Guests have found the friendly staff to make for a pleasant stay, with the helpful suggestions of places to visit being well appreciated.

Negative Reviews


Old fashioned and dated.

Some people have found the apparently old-fashioned and dated decor to not be their cup of tea, and the property age also meant thin walls and occasionally some noise from other guests.


Mattresses not the best.

The mattresses at The Lion have not been particularly beloved, with a few guests finding them hard and uncomfortable.


Patchy Wi-Fi is patchy.

The Wi-Fi in rooms has been reported to be patchy, however this is to be expected since it is supposed to work only in the common areas of the hotel.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Express check-in
  3. Lift
  4. Parking
  5. Terrace
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. Restaurant
  9. Direct beach access
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Room service
  12. Free WiFi (public areas)
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Telephone
  8. Cable TV
  9. Microwave
  10. Fridge
  11. Free WiFi (rooms)
  12. Closet
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


Y Maes , LL52 0AA , Criccieth , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1766)522460 | Fax: +44(1766)523075 | 

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