Last month I was invited to the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Snowdonia. It’s a super stylish hotel with stunning amenities and a super modern touch. The hotel itself is nestled between the rugged mountains of Snowdonia and does so quietly without spoiling the landscape. The use of welsh slate and natural colours on the outer shell of the hotel mimics the awe-inspiring nature around it and you know what? It really works!
I really enjoyed my time here; the staff were brilliant especially at reception with a super warm first impression. To be honest it was their reaction to my dog that made me feel most comfortable. Yes, that’s right dogs are allowed with you in almost all areas of the hotel, so ours naturally was with us the whole time. Even for breakfast.
The rooms are genuinely spotless. The fact the hotel has only been open just over a year obviously helps but there’s no denying the housekeeping staff work extra hard here. We stayed in such a beautiful room which was vast, had floor to ceiling windows looking out over the lagoon and an expertly thought-out use of space. The built-in wardrobes separated the bedroom from the bathroom with a glass sliding door and the shower was big enough for 8 people! Lovely clean hotel room with all the amenities provided such as irons, hairdryer, coffee & tea and a lovely little extra was the SMEG fridge and kettle.
The hotel Garden Inn is a special place full to bursting with activities such as surfing in the incredibly engineered lagoon, whizzing zip wires and an indoor activity centre to name a few, but if you’d just like to sit back, relax, and take in the surroundings there is also the most beautiful and aptly named Wave Garden Spa located on the ground floor. I was lucky enough to be booked in for an exclusive treatment called ‘The Hot Wave’. This was an hour and a half all over body massage using hot melting balms and it was out of this world. I highly recommend booking in for a treatment in the spa because it was truly stunning.
From the hotel you are seven miles from Colwyn and less than 10 miles from Snowdonia national park. The list of things to do and see is endless especially with the huge number of walks around the hotel. We visited a place called Amber Falls which is around a 20-minute drive from the hotel and extremely worth it. The hotel gives you a full list of walks that are close to the hotel which was a lovely touch.
I like to provide honest reviews and the restaurant although lovely could have done with a bit of work on the service and the menu. I understand however the service could have been due to a super busy restaurant and staff shortages. That being said, the restaurant is extremely clean and beautifully decorated. They did provide a nice breakfast buffet including both hot and cold foods and a chef on hand to make you any omelette you’d like. We enjoyed the food on the first night but was a little disappointed to know that it was the same menu for lunch and the second night’s stay, especially as there was very limited choice on the menu for vegetarians.
Overall, this is a super fresh and exciting hotel. There is so much to do here within the hotel grounds and outside that it makes the perfect place for any type of getaway, be that a family, a romantic break, a dog friendly stay or an adventurous weekend away. The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel has it all and I will be of course recommending here and hopefully returning this summer to touch up my surfing skills.
You can book a visit at the Hilton Garden Inn by clicking here.
This hotel stay was a Press Trip