PLAS RHOS (Rhos-on-Sea)

The ‘North Wales Riviera’ needs Great Little Places like this one. Plas Rhos is so much more than just a Guest House, it’s a warm, airy, immaculately cared for Victorian home, with the sound of the ocean emphasizing that uniquely uplifting quality of light that comes with staying by the sea. Close your eyes briefly and listen to the wind in the palm trees to complete the illusion as you sip with a cappuccino on the terrace whilst the sun sets over the bay.

Your hosts, Susan and Colin Hazelden are experienced hoteliers, and have owned Plas Rhos for 14 years. Their passion for people is clear, the house is relaxed and carefully maintained. The very well stocked honesty bar in the lounge hints at conviviality and the warm hospitality that runs through this place like a stick of rock. Even the very full, locally sourced breakfast served in the light expansive rear dining room, is multi award-winning.

The five rooms are all individually furnished, all decorated with soothing colour schemes, and all offer sparkling newly fitted en-suites. For the full coastal Riviera experience treat yourself to the eponymous Bay View Room, complete with its indulgent walk-in shower, spectacular antique half tester bed and panoramic sea views from the expansive bay windows. There are two further sea view rooms, and the popular single even boasts a balcony overlooking the terrace and the beach beyond, a perfect spot for unwinding with a novel or a stop-the-world relaxed morning coffee. Expect pampering toiletries, flat screen digital TVs, proper coffee and luxury soft furnishings.

Colwyn Bay’s relaxed and laid back up market atmosphere makes it a perfect base for the more energetic adventure pursuits that Snowdonia offers, but with its bourgeoning foodie scene, a more sedate gourmet short break would be equally well placed here. Bryn Williams’ critically acclaimed dining room, Porth Eirias, is a refreshing ten minute potter along the prom. London Euston is just a three hour train journey away you could be here in time for dinner on a Friday night.

85 - 110 for 2
Rooms 5 Style Guesthouse

Address Colin & Susan Hazelden
Plas Rhos
53 Cayley Promenade
LL28 4EP
Phone 0800 470 1413