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White Lion Royal Hotel

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

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Overall guest ratings

8.1/10 Excellent
Based on 726 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.1

Good to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Spacious rooms
  • 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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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 727 reviews
    • 9.5 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
      9.5 "95% thought the service was very professional."
      8.2 "82% said the reception staff was great."
      8.8 "88% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
      7.1 "Housekeeping was great, according to 71%."
    • 9.4 "Excellent value."
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
      8.3 "Great parking, according to 83%."
      10.0 "100% thought parking was inexpensive."
    • 6.8 "Average cleanliness."
      6.7 "Only 67% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.7 "67% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
      6.7 "Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 67%."
    • 6.2 "Rooms are ok."
      6.1 "Beds were acceptable for 61%."
      6.7 "Only 67% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.7 "Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 67%."
    • 6.1 "Vibe was decent."
      5.8 "Only 58% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.7 "Internet is average."
      5.0 "50% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 4.8 "Bad amenities."
      4.7 "53% thought the building wasn't nice."
      0.7 "93% complained about the elevator."
      1.7 "83% didn't like the architecture."
      2.2 "78% thought the facilities needed updating."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 421 reviews
    • 9.6 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.9 "99% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% said the reception staff was great."
      9.6 "96% thought the service was very professional."
    • 9.4 "Excellent value."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      8.4 "Great parking, according to 84%."
    • 6.8 "Average cleanliness."
      6.8 "Only 68% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.4 "64% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 6.8 "Average comfort."
      6.1 "Beds were acceptable for 61%."
    • 6.4 "Rooms are ok."
      6.1 "Beds were acceptable for 61%."
      6.8 "Only 68% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 6.3 "Vibe was decent."
      6.1 "Only 61% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.0 "Average amenities."
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    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    Based on 87 reviews
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.5 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.5 "Excellent value."
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
    • 6.5 "Average comfort."
      6.5 "Beds were acceptable for 65%."
    • 6.5 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.4 "Average cleanliness."
      6.4 "Only 64% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 6.2 "Rooms are ok."
      6.4 "Only 64% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.5 "Beds were acceptable for 65%."
    • 5.2 "Average amenities."
      5.1 "51% thought the building was acceptable."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 218 reviews
    • 9.6 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.6 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.5 "Excellent value."
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
      8.1 "Great parking, according to 81%."
    • 6.8 "Bar is ok."
    • 6.2 "Rooms are ok."
      6.8 "Only 68% said rooms were clean enough."
      5.5 "Beds were acceptable for 55%."
    • 6.0 "Vibe was decent."
      5.9 "Only 59% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.3 "Average comfort."
      5.5 "Beds were acceptable for 55%."
    • 4.7 "Bad amenities."
      4.6 "54% thought the building wasn't nice."
      0.5 "95% complained about the elevator."
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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"
    "Friendly service"
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