Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

4 star hotel


Betws-y-Coed Betws-y-coedSee nearby area


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There's a slightly frumpy feel to this large faux-Tudor hotel, yet all the rooms have been freshened up and the setting is idyllic, right by the river near the Waterloo Bridge. Don't be surprised if your standard room is massive or has a four-poster bed; premium prices are reserved for river-view rooms.

Our independent authors have visited Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Betws-y-Coed.

Services & facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
    • Garden
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Guest services
    • Room service
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Recreation
    • Cycling
  • Parking
    • Free parking
  • Pets
    • Pets allowed

Description provided by property

Amid 16 acres, surrounded by calm woodland slopes on the banks of the River Conwy, this 4-star gold award-winning Victorian country house offers a unique location in the village, with an emphasis on peace and quiet.

Craig-y-Dderwen is a traditional hotel in the small, but popular village of Betws-y-Coed. Just 5-10 minutes' walk from the village centre, Craig-y-Dderwen is the only hotel situated away from its busy main road.

With free parking, this is an excellent place to relax and plan your stay in the Snowdonia National Park.

Most rooms have beautiful views of either the Conwy Valley or the flowing river.

The Riverside Restaurant also overlooks the river and offers AA Rosette-quality cuisine. A choice of bars means you can either relax beside a real log fire, or overlook the 16 acres of hotel grounds.

Privately owned, the traditional values of courtesy and service are strong at the Craig-y-Dderwen. The hotel was built in 1890 as a private house and was converted to a hotel in the early 1920s. During World War II it was used for secret operations by the British Ministry of Defence. Edward Elgar, the famous composer, spent much time here relaxing on the riverbank and enjoying the views, which are mostly the same since that time.

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