The Coach House: Royal Victoria’s very special place

The Royal Victoria Hotel’s historic Coach House has been fully refurbished and is ready for its first guests, with a great introductory offer of just £39 per room per night.

At £39 per room – not per person – it’s a fantastic deal which includes breakfast, giving newcomers and returning guests alike the opportunity to experience the new facilities and beautiful surroundings of the hotel.

Timeless elegance

Adjacent to the hotel’s main building, the newly refurbished Coach House comprises 12 elegantly appointed bedrooms, accommodating up to two people in a twin or a double room.

Guests at the Coach House benefit from a separate entrance to their accommodation, so if you’re planning an adventure in the Great Outdoors, you can return without worrying about leaving muddy bootprints across the hotel’s main lobby.

But staying at the Coach House doesn’t mean missing any of the action. Guests can make full use of all the hotel’s amenities, including the cosy bar and its two restaurants. The Royal Victoria’s main building is easily reached through a corridor linking the two, no need to even go outside.

Arriving late or car packed with sporting gear? Don’t worry, you can use the Coach House car park. That means less lugging of your heavy travel booty.

This historic two-storey, brick-built Coach House was once part of the hotel’s busy stable yard. Today, its secluded location makes for an idyllic setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the main hotel.

Set in wooded surroundings and offering tantalising glimpses of the mountains beyond, we find many guests prefer the peace of the Coach House after an exhilarating but exhausting day in the mountains.

Superb Snowdonia

The Royal Victoria Hotel serves as the perfect base for a short break in North Wales. Just a short walk from the hotel is the start of the Llanberis path, your direct route to the summit of the mighty Snowdon. Alternatively, catch the bus to Pen-y-Pass and set out along the Pyg or Miners’ tracks if you prefer a still challenging, but less arduous, ascent.

If your short break is more R&R, less hike and bike, why not follow in the footsteps of the fashionable Victorians and take the mountain railway to the summit? Afterwards, browse the shops of Llanberis village for a memento of your trip. From the village you can take a stroll around Lyn Padarn, Lanberis’s beautiful lake, or experience first-hand how water powers our nation at Electric Mountain, or learn about our proud mining heritage at the Slate Museum.

A special place

Sympathetically renovated and lovingly decorated, the Coach House is now a very special place to stay and we are delighted to be able to share it with you at a very special price too.

Twin and double rooms in the Coach House are available for £39 per room per night as part of this deal, including breakfast.

You can book dates (subject to availability) through until February 29th 2016, excluding the Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12th-14th.

To benefit from this great introductory offer, please place your booking by phone on 01286 870253, quoting ‘Coach House Introductory Offer’.

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Love in Wales is twice as nice

Dwynwen-dayBrrr, baby, it’s cold outside but what better way to heat things up than to start planning a Valentines break to remember? It’s that time of year again when lovers everywhere begin thinking of ways to woo.

But did you know, Welsh romantics have two opportunities to get loved-up every year? As well as the ubiquitous St Valentine, Wales has its very own patron saint of love – St Dwynwen. Relatively unknown outside her Celtic homeland, this love-lorn medieval princess gained popularity in the 1960s, making January the 25th a firm fixture on the calendars of lovers the world over.

With St Dwynwen, we’ve just doubled your reasons for choosing the Royal Victoria as the perfect romantic getaway. Not only that, but this year Valentine’s and Dwynwen’s Day fall on or close to a weekend, making them the ideal excuse for a long weekend too!

What’s more, if you’re planning to surprise your other half during your romantic break at the Royal Victoria you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do. We’ve chosen our five favourite treats for lovers in North Wales – we know St Valentine and St Dwynwen would approve!

1. The island of loveLlandwyn

Llanddwyn Island, off the coast of Anglesey, is where Dwynwen reputedly lived out her days and the church dedicated to her memory can still be seen today.

Forbidden by her father to marry her true love, Dwynwen was granted three wishes by an angel. She used a wish to help her forget her lover, another pledging never to marry and, lastly, wished for God to protect all true lovers.

The little island, easily reached at low tide from Newborough Beach, is the perfect place to propose or perhaps to exchange love spoons, a traditional Welsh love token.

2. Nature’s bouquet snowdrops

If strolling arm in arm through a beautiful garden is your idea of romance, Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley is worth a visit any time of year but is particularly charming in the spring.

Early season blooms, including daffodils, snowdrops, tulips and primroses, pepper the grounds while snow-capped peaks make a dramatic backdrop for your close encounter.

3. The food of lovemussels

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so, ladies, treat the man in your life to an intimate meal for two at one of North Wales’s many excellent restaurants.

With regional specialities, including freshly caught seafood and locally-reared meat, as well as crowd-pleasers, like burgers and pizza, North Wales has a thriving foodie scene.

The big question is, one spoon or two?

4. Endless lovecaernarfoncastle

Treat her like a princess for a day at one of North Wales’s many castles or historic houses. Uncover the tragic love story of the Wynnes at Plas Mawr, Conwy, or embrace atop the rose-tinted walls of Caernarfon Castle.

Closer to home, Llanberis has its very own fortress too. The ruins of Dolbadarn Castle stand sentinel over Lyn Padarn. Boasting epic views, it’s the perfect place for a knight to win his lady and pop the question.

5. Love is in the airZipWorld

For adrenaline lovers, what better way to demonstrate your love than to take a leap of faith together? Daredevil couples can ride a ‘his n’ hers’ zip line at Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Reaching speeds of up to 100mph, it’s certainly a unique way to show your commitment to each other, while experiencing one of Snowdonia’s most popular tourist attractions!

The Royal Victoria Hotel looks forward to welcoming lovers on both St Dwynwen’s and Valentines weekends but we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. We really want to say ‘I do’ to you!