Elen's Castle Hotel

Hotel accommodation in the historic castle village of Dolwyddelan


Adam and Helen Hardy welcome you to their comfortable and homely inn full of historic character. A coaching inn since the 18th Century, and originally part of the Earl of Ancaster's Welsh Estate, Elen's Castle Hotel offers a unique place to relax at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

All rooms are en-suite and we have a four poster bedroom for a little more luxury. Dine in our garden room or main restaurant (both with fantastic views) and enjoy a drink by the wood-burning stove in our cosy historic bar. Our hotel is the perfect location to eat well, and take a little of Wales back home.

All rooms have TVs with integrated DVD players and the hotel has free wifi throughout.

You can visit Elen's Well (Ffynnon Elen) dating back to roman times, which can be reached by path through the hotel garden. It is reputed to have healing properties!

You are assured of the highest standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel.

The surrounding area is particularly good for castles and outdoor activities, whether you are looking for dramatic high peaks or beautiful riverside rambles. We will dry your boots and waterproofs for you if you get caught in the rain (yes, it does rain in Snowdonia sometimes!). You can plan your day's activities using the extensive selection of maps and books provided in our guests' lounge. Packed lunches are available, and we will gladly fill your flasks free of chargeThe village castle, just a short distance away boasts breath-taking views of the Crimea Pass and the Moelwyn Mountains, towards Mount Siabod and the Denbigh Moors.

We have our own private car park.

BUNKHOUSE ACCOMMODATION also available - for up to four people from £10 per person per night (either bring your own bedding & towels or hire them). Please phone 01690 750207 for details.

Sleep well, eat well and take a little of Wales back home

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News & Special Offers

Three nights for the price of two - all through autumn and winter until March 2019 when you book direct.

The best prices are ALWAYS when you book direct. Please phone us for late deals on 01690 750207.

We have a new gin menu and offer a selection of beautiful local gins. We now have a craft ale 'Double Dragon' on draught from the oldest brewery in Wales, Felinfoel.

We have two electric car charging points for Teslas and type 2 vehicles.

We have a Silver Green Business Award as all our heating and hot water are carbon-free!

We are the proud winners of the Rural Conwy Business 'Eating Out' Award!

We are members of The Times Eating Out Club and recommended by Good Housekeeping.


  • From £30 per person per night for double ensuites
  • From £25 per person per night for a family/group of six
  • Bunk house accommodation from £10 per person per night

Grading and Awards

Grading Wales 3 StarInn

Green Tourism Silver Wales cyclists welcome Wales walkers welcome


  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Evening Meal Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Internet Access
  • Licenced to serve alcohol
  • No Smoking
  • Online Booking Available
  • Pets Are Welcome
  • Private Parking Available
  • Sustainable Tourism Award

Contact Details

Elen's Castle Hotel

Adam & Helen Hardy

Dolwyddelan Conwy LL25 0EJ United Kingdom

Tel: 01690 750207

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