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Elen's Castle Hotel

  • Dolwyddelan
  • near Betws-Y-Coed
  • Snowdonia
  • LL25 0EJ


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Children's Menu
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Cot and Highchair
  • Evening Meals
  • Family
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Garden - Open/semi-enclosed
  • Group Holidays
  • Half Board
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Gear Storage
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rural Location
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi


At a Glance

  • Range of en- suite bedrooms
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Delicious breakfasts
  • Rustic character 
  • Country location

About this Hotel

 Brimming with historic character, Elen’s Castle Hotel is an 18th Century coaching inn providing fantastic accommodation in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.  

Formally owned by Baron Gwydir and part of the Earl of Ancaster's Welsh estate, the property became a hotel in about 1870 when it was sold to the gamekeeper to open as a hotel which specialised in hunting parties.  It now retains much period charm including an olde worlde bar packed with historical paraphernalia.  

We are proud to be part of Quality in Tourism's schemes welcoming both walkers and cyclists. We also hold the Green Tourism Business Award (Silver).  We are delighted to have been selected to be part of 'Blas Cambrian Taste' because of our dedication to Welsh produce, particularly Welsh Gin!

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

The delightful rooms at Elen’s Castle are charming and individual with ensuite bath and shower rooms, ideal for a soak after a long walk in the surrounding countryside. Providing comfort and peace, the rooms include doubles, a twin room, a family suite and a romantic four poster room with a superb view over the Lledr Valley.  

Each room is well equipped to make your stay with us completely relaxed including a TV, DVD player, hairdryer, alarm clock, a well- stocked hospitality tray and free access to super fast WiFi throughout the whole hotel. 

Breakfast and Dining

 Delicious Welsh cooked breakfasts are served daily to order and are fully inclusive in your room booking. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available as standard and special diets are happily catered for on request.  

The Siabod Restaurant and our Garden Room boast magnificent views over the Lledr Valley and provide an informal and friendly environment where you can choose from a range of beautiful home-cooked dishes. Having recently won the Rural Conwy Business ‘Eating Out’ award, we take pride in sourcing our ingredients locally and producing delicious dishes. Our menu includes vegetarian and gluten free options and we also provide a separate children’s menu.  

We have a comprehensive wine menu. The bar lounge is perfectly fitted to the rustic character of the hotel. Ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring the National Park and North Wales, our well-stocked bar is cosy and welcoming with an open log fire lit during the chilly winter evenings. Whatever your occasion for staying with us, you can be assured of excellent personal service with friendly and attentive hosts.

Other Things to Note

 Children under 2 stay for free. Cots and cot bedding can be provided at a charge. Discounts may be available for single occupancy. We welcome pets to our hotel but can only accommodate for a certain number so if you are thinking of bringing your four- legged friend, please contact us in advance.  

For special occasions, why not add that little bit extra to your stay by pre-ordering a chilled bottle of champagne or sparkling wine to your room.  


Please enquire directly for the best prices and full availability. 

Around and About

Snowdonia is one of the most scenic areas in Wales, and is a popular destination with holidaymakers. Explore Gwydir Forest or Swallow Falls, which offer great walking routes.  

The Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Alison Bradley Gallery and Platform Galeri make for an interesting days out, and there are also a number of adrenaline and outdoor activities available in the area, such as zipline parks, canoeing, rappelling, horseback riding, skiing and climbing.  

Other local attractions that guests may like to visit include Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Bounce Below, Antur Stiniog mountain bike trails, and several zipworld attractions: velocity, titan and caverns. 

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