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The Lion Hotel

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Beach nearby
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Overview of The Lion Hotel

The Lion Hotel

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Y Maes, Criccieth, Wales, LL52 0AA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCriccieth Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationLloyd George Museum3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlack Rock Sands19 min drive
  • AirportAnglesey (VLY)64 min drive

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About this area


Located in Criccieth, The Lion Hotel is near a train station and near the beach. Criccieth Castle and Harlech Castle are notable landmarks, and if an activity is on the agenda, visit Royal St. David's Golf Club. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Criccieth Castle - 6 min walk
  • Lloyd George Museum - 3 min drive
  • Black Rock Sands - 19 min drive
  • Portmeirion Central Piazza - 21 min drive
  • Portmeirion Sands - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Criccieth Station - 4 min walk
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 120 min drive


  • Llewelyn's Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Mane Plave Bar — 1 min walk
  • Poachers Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Tir a Môr - 3 min walk
  • The Moelwyn - 4 min walk

About this property

The Lion Hotel

3-star hotel near Criccieth Castle
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 46 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include phones, desks and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Lion Hotel offers 46 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on request and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 10.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Welsh

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 5.00 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 5.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

National rating

This property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.

Property is also known as

Lion Hotel Criccieth
Lion Criccieth
The Lion Hotel Hotel
The Lion Hotel Criccieth
The Lion Hotel Hotel Criccieth

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 75 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 37 out of 75 reviews
4 - Good 49%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 75 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 75 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 75 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a lovely 11 night stay mid-late August 2020 and found that everything had been organised and arranged incredibly well to comply with social distancing and cleanliness requirements. We could request whatever we needed from Reception and found the staff in the breakfast sitting to be very helpful and friendly. I was a bit worried about going on holiday with a global pandemic n the background but the staff at The Lion made sure that it all worked safely, smoothly and well - thank you all. We hope that you all stay safe and we will see you next year we hope.
Stayed 11 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was lovely overall with just one niggle that we didn't feel the need to complain about at the time. Room clean, with provisions of television, dressing table / chair, other seating, central heating (switch on anytime,) tea/coffee/sugar/milk/water/biscuits all provided. Comfy bed wifh side furniture too. Shower room awkward as we had loft apartment. Modern but my 6ft 2 hubby found shower cubicle too tight to move in when washing. Other than that, hotel staff lovely, nice hotel bar with reasonable prices, breakfast fresh and full choice of hot/cold with table service only. Sanitiser stations everywhere with one way system for entry/exit to the hotel. Carpark at the back 30 second walk to. Would stay there again.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Welcoming and safe
The hotel is taking extreme measures to keep residents and staff safe. One way systems in place,staff with masks or visors ,lots of hand gell stations. A very safe and comfortable place. The staff were, without exception, friendly and helpful .
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020