Overview

White Lion Royal Hotel

61 High St, Bala, LL23 7AE, United Kingdom
+44 167 852 0314

$90+

Overall guest ratings

8.3/10 Excellent
Based on 704 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.7
  • 9.5
  • 6.7
  • 6.1

Good to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Spacious rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Friendly service

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    About

    The White Lion Royal Hote is located in the centre of town, (renovated june 05) this 4 STAR WTB and AA INN offers comfortable rooms and great breakfasts. It is convenient for all the recreational amenities (leisure centre, swimming pool) and outdoor activities (wind surfing, white water rafting, golf, rambling) offered in Bala. It is just a five minute walk from Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), or a thirty minute drive to the coast. All rooms are en-suite and have DVD TV s plus tea and coffee facilities.This is the best known of all the hotels and inns in Bala, with its central and prominent position on the main street. Its origins as a hotel are unknown but the tablet above the front door proclaims that the present building (with some alterations) has been there since 1759.George Borrow (famous Welsh writer 1803-1881) stayed during his travels through the area and penned his famous book entitled Wild Wales. It is no wonder that he returned here when we read his account of the breakfast that was served to him:What a breakfast! Pot of hare ditto of trout pot of prepared shrimps dish of plain shrimps tin of sardines beautiful beefstake eggs muffin large loaf, and butter, not forgetting capital tea. Queen Victoria came to Bala in 1889 and during her stay at the Robertsons country seat at Pale, Llandderfel, a few miles east of the town she purchased goods in three shops, and as a result they were granted permission to call themselves Purveyors by Royal Warrant. The main bar is a popular haunt of locals and tourists and hosts occasional traditional music performances. The snug BAR is one of the smallest bars in Wales dating from the hotel s days as a posting house and is also popular with locals. The structure of the building is similar to that as described by George Borrow.

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    Amenities

    • Internet
    • Gift shop
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free parking
    • Storage available
    • Free Wi-Fi
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.3 Excellent
    Based on 704 reviews
    • 9.7 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.8 "88% said the reception staff was great."
      9.2 "92% thought the service was very professional."
      8.8 "88% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      8.7 "Great parking, according to 87%."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 9.2 "Excellent value."
    • 7.0 "High comfort."
      6.4 "Beds were acceptable for 64%."
    • 6.7 "Rooms are ok."
      6.4 "Beds were acceptable for 64%."
    • 6.1 "Vibe was decent."
      5.5 "Only 55% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.7 "Internet is average."
    • 5.2 "Average amenities."
      5.1 "51% thought the building was acceptable."
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    Overall Rating

    8.2 Excellent
    Based on 436 reviews
    • 9.7 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.9 "99% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.8 "88% said the reception staff was great."
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      8.6 "Great parking, according to 86%."
    • 9.2 "Excellent value."
    • 6.9 "Average comfort."
      6.2 "Beds were acceptable for 62%."
    • 6.7 "Average cleanliness."
      5.4 "54% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 6.5 "Rooms are ok."
      6.2 "Beds were acceptable for 62%."
    • 6.3 "Vibe was decent."
      5.4 "Only 54% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.3 "Average amenities."
      5.2 "52% thought the building was acceptable."
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    Overall Rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 84 reviews
    • 9.6 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 9.1 "Excellent value."
    • 7.2 "High comfort."
      8.5 "85% thought rooms were spacious."
    • 6.7 "Rooms are ok."
      6.9 "Beds were acceptable for 69%."
      7.0 "70% said rooms were clean."
    • 6.6 "Average cleanliness."
      7.0 "70% said rooms were clean."
    • 6.3 "Vibe was decent."
    • 5.4 "Average amenities."
      5.3 "53% thought the building was acceptable."
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    Overall Rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 183 reviews
    • 9.7 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.6 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.2 "Excellent value."
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      8.7 "Great parking, according to 87%."
    • 6.4 "Rooms are ok."
      5.8 "Beds were acceptable for 58%."
    • 6.1 "Vibe was decent."
      5.7 "Only 57% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.4 "Average amenities."
      5.2 "52% thought the building was acceptable."
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    Hotel type
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
    Good to know
    "Impressive bathroom"
    "Spacious rooms"
    "Accessible parking"
    "Friendly service"
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