Wales is a fantastic weekend break destination if you’re looking for a cosy boutique stay either in one of the country’s dynamic cities or somewhere with access to the beautiful countryside. In this guide to boutique hotels in Wales, you’ll find a range of places to stay around the country including in the capital Cardiff and seaside Swansea as well as pretty locations in the north, west and mid regions of Wales.
Boutique Hotels in Wales
Boutique and luxury accommodation in Wales is spread out around the country. We have picked out the best places to stay depending on which region you’re interested in visiting. If you’re open and flexible with your trip, we recommend staying at our top pick, The Royston.
Top PickThe Royston
Address: Llwynaire, Llanbrynmair, Wales, United Kingdom
The Royston gets our vote as the best boutique hotel in Wales. Located in Llanbrynmair in mid-Wales, this small hotel is set in an idyllic rural area with green rolling hills and views of the Cambrian Mountains. The building dates from 1880 yet the rooms are designed with contemporary finishes, eclectic furniture and original artwork. The interiors centre on relaxing sofas that look through the bay windows out towards the stunning surroundings. You’ll find this is one of the most sustainable hotels in Wales as they use 100% renewable electricity, they avoid single-use plastic, food is locally sourced and they make efforts to reduce food wastage.
- Romantic setting.
- Sustainable accommodation.
- Exceptional service and cleanliness.
- Rural and peaceful.
Pros: A quiet and secluded small guesthouse that is exceptionally clean and comfortable in a romantic setting. The hosts get a perfect rating for their welcoming and helpful service.
Cons: Some may find the breakfast choices limited, however, this is cooked to order using food that is locally sourced.Check Availability
Boutique Hotels in South Wales
Not surprisingly, Cardiff is home to some of the best luxury boutique hotels in Wales. You can stay in Cardiff city centre or on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay. As the dynamic capital, there are many things to do including visiting the historic Cardiff Castle, St David’s Hall, the iconic Cardiff Market and the popular Morgan Quarter. Read our guide to boutique hotels in Cardiff to help with planning and booking your trip.
If you’re planning a getaway where you would like to stay in a boutique spa hotel, the Towers Hotel is located just outside of Swansea and has excellent spa facilities. Our guide to boutique hotels in Swansea gives you a few options for hotels in this part of South Wales. Swansea is a great place to stay for exploring the region and you’ll have easy access to the Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula.
Boutique Hotels in North Wales
Sandy Mount House
Address: High Street, Rhosneigr, Wales
One of the best boutique hotels in North Wales is Sandy Mount House in Rhosneigr. The rooms are stylish with light and bright interiors, large comfortable beds and classic bathrooms stocked with quality amenities. Guests love the attentive staff, delicious food and relaxing atmosphere that is ideal for couples.
Boutique Hotels in West Wales
Address: Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, UK
Historic Roch Castle dates from the 12th-century and the stunning hotel accommodation looks over St Brides Bay in West Wales. Roch Castle is one of the most highly-rated hotels in Wales and is especially popular with couples on weekend getaways. It’s also a great option for those looking to explore Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as this is only 30 minutes away. The comfortable rooms are warm and cosy and the breakfast is one of the best you’ll experience. The hotel has an electric vehicle charging station for those arriving by EV.
For information on travelling in Wales, we recommend using Visit Wales to help give you ideas on things to do and trip planning.
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