Looking for somewhere to stay? Many of the places below are LGBT+ owned, and all are LGBT+ friendly. You’ll find non-discrimination wherever you choose to stay: it’s the law (and more importantly, it’s good manners). For starters, here are a few places we like, and we think you will, too.
Agar House, Llandudno
Have a peaceful stay in Agar House, situated on a quiet street in the centre of Llandudno. It offers clean, affordable accommodation with en-suite facilities and everybody is welcome. There's a pretty garden within the grounds, and Llandudno's two wide beaches beneath the headland of the Great Orme Countryside Park nearby.
Caer Menai Guest House, Caernarfon
As a listed building situated within the old town walls of Caernarfon, Caer Menai Guest House is full of Georgian and Victorian charm. The high standard accommodation has original architectural features in many of the rooms and offers breakfast options for those who want to fuel up before exploring the nearby castle, Snowdonia, the Llŷn Peninsula or the Menai Strait.
The Windmill, Anglesey
This mill, which dates back to 1741, has been transformed into The Windmill in Felin Wynt. Designed to be a perfect blend of luxury, tranquility and comfort, it has two luxury bedrooms on the upper floors and sea views over to Puffin Island. White Beach Cove is a 15-minute walk away, while medieval Beaumaris is a short drive.
Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Penmaenpool
Set in Snowdonia National Park with views over the Mawddach Estuary, Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel is a serene spot to take time out in. The Victorian mansion has its own landscaped gardens, an oak-panelled relaxation lounge, a fine dining restaurant and 14 luxurious bedrooms. It is fully licenced as a venue for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.
The boutique Townhaus in Llangollen is a Victorian townhouse that's been converted into nine guest rooms, dining areas and a library. Decorated in the monochromatic palette used elsewhere in the town and boasting views of the castle opposite, it oozes authenticity and heritage, plus there's a hot tub with fabulous views on the third floor. It is owned by a couple, Gavin and Christopher, and is dog friendly.
Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon
The grand Plas Dinas Country House is the former home of Lord Snowdon and HRH Princess Margaret. Now owned by couple Neil and Marco (and their two charming dogs, Malta and Blue), it has been transformed into luxury accommodation and a restaurant set within 15 acres of lush greenery. It has nine classically-decorated rooms and can host small weddings and civil partnerships.
Brecon Castle Hotel, Brecon
The Brecon Castle Hotel, a former coaching inn that became a hotel in 1809, is bursting with charm. It is positioned within private grounds on a hill in the middle of Brecon town, with the historic town walls and tower sitting within the gardens and views across the Brecon Beacons and the River Usk. Its en-suite bedrooms come in three sizes. There are wedding facilities that can house up to 200 people and two rooms that are fully licensed for civil ceremonies.
The Royston, Llanbrynmair
In the heart of Mid Wales, The Royston is a seven-bedroom, beautifully restored example of a Victorian Gentleman's residence. Overlooking the Cambrian Mountains, the 5-star guest accommodation features vintage furniture, eclectic design, a lounge with wood burning stove and has two dog-friendly rooms. Breakfast and dinner feature local and home-grown produce wherever possible. It was also awarded the The Sunday Times Best Hotel in Wales 2019.
College Guest House, Haverfordwest
Just a 5-minute walk from Haverfordwest's town centre is College Guest House, a Grade II listed Georgian former Baptist college. The three-storey townhouse has six rooms that combine original features with modern touches, a guest lounge and ample parking nearby. A full Welsh cooked breakfast is served in the morning by the owners.
Harbourlight Guest House, Saundersfoot
Positioned on a quiet street in Saundersfoot just minutes from the village's beach and harbour, Harbourlight Guest House is ideally placed for exploring Pembrokeshire. The family-run accommodation has five rooms, some of which have a private en-suite bathroom. Everyone is welcomed with a friendly reception.
St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot
Overlooking the whole of Saundersfoot (literally – it has wall-to-ceiling windows that face the incredible coastline), St Brides Spa Hotel is an indulgent place to stay if you want to feel pampered, looked after and at ease. The on-site spa offers solo and couple's treatments, an infinity-style pool and steam rooms, while the food in the restaurant matches the elegance of the decor. It is licenced for civil ceremonies and has many rooms, all of which have comfy beds, modern decor and extra finishing touches
Manor Town House, Fishguard
This award-winning Georgian townhouse offers bed and breakfast packages in a hotel-style setting. Manor Town House's guest rooms are spacious and lovingly decorated, with many of them boasting sea views across the harbour and the Preseli Hills. The owners try to use local produce where possible and greet customers with Welsh cakes on arrival.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
Choose from 215 rooms in three different styles at the Radisson Blu Hotel, one of the tallest buildings in Cardiff (hello, floor-to-ceiling windows). It is just minutes from Cardiff Central railway station and the city's bars, clubs, shops and event spaces are right on the doorstep. The hotel is recommended by Pride Cymru, Cardiff's huge annual LGBTQ+ festival.
Hotel Indigo Cardiff
Nestled in one of the city centre's arcades, Hotel Indigo Cardiff mixes Welsh heritage with boutique design. There are 122 rooms, all of which have a nod to Wales – be it through the artwork in the room or locally sourced materials. It is close to the Principality Stadium, St David's Shopping Centre and Cardiff Castle, which you can see from the roof terrace. The hotel has partnered with Pride Cymru to offer discounted rates during the festival.
Clayton Hotel, Cardiff
Situated at the bottom of St Mary Street, home to most of Cardiff's bars and clubs, the Clayton Hotel couldn't be better placed for a big night out or city break. There are 216 air-conditioned rooms plus an on-site bar and restaurant with panoramic views over the city. This hotel has also partnered with Pride Cymru to offer discounted rates during the festival.
voco® St David’s Cardiff
When international stars like Madonna and Kylie perform at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, this is their preferred hotel. voco® St David’s Cardiff, the five-star hotel on the Cardiff Bay waterfront, was also the chosen location of actor John Barrowman (star of Doctor Who and Torchwood, both filmed in Cardiff), when he and his partner Scott Gill had their civil partnership ceremony in 2006.
Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff
Park Plaza's chic four-star hotel is a short walk from Cardiff Castle, the shops and LGBT+ pubs, bars and clubs. Despite this, the hotel’s modern interior is calm and tranquil; many of the 129 guest rooms and the award-winning Laguna Kitchen and Bar overlook a tree-fringed canal to the rear. There’s also a spa offering Elemis treatments, a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym.