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The Bar Suite

Llanrwst, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1034483)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


8 Customer Reviews

  • "It was ideal for us - grandparents and grandson."

    Excellent location - just a short walk into town. Lots of room. Well appointed kitchen - plenty of crockery, cutlery, kitchen equipment. Bathroom facilities excellent - shower superb. It is certainly quirky but for us added to the charm.

    Reviewed by Anne ScottMay 2021

  • "The Bar Suite is a totally unique, quirky, but cute and comfortable place to stay."

    Converted from a previous Bar and Lounge, some of the bar fittings remain - notably the bar itself, in which a very comfortable King Size bed is located. The lounge features a leather sofa and another sofa doubling as a bed, and a window seat with round table in the bay window is ideal for taking meals. Clever use of lighting throughout gave the suite great atmosphere. The place was scrupulously clean when we arrived, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Llanrwst is a delightful town, with a Welsh Deli, an excellent Bangladeshi take-away, an ancient bridge spanning the river (as there's only room for one line of traffic there's endless amusement from watching the face-offs as two cars meet bumber-to-bumber at the apex and resolve who will reverse), a 15C Court House now acting as a cute tea room on the banks of the river, and the Eagle Hotel has a garden overlooking the river which is a wonderful place to have a drink on a sunlit evening. The town is ideally placed for all the major locations in Snowdonia and North Wales - we'd happily choose The Bar Suite again next time we're holidaying in that part of the world.

    Reviewed by NevinSep 2020

  • "We really loved our stay here, it was cool to sleep in a bar (especially after not going to a bar for 6 months thanks to Covid-19!"

    ) We made use of the living area, which was spacious and the bed was comfy. The kitchen was ok - we knew what we were getting so had prepared meals that we could cook with just two hob rings and a microwave, but it was sometimes a bit tricky. The bathroom facilities were good and the shower was always warm. Good location too - we would definitely rebook here if we were back in the area!

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2020

  • "Nice converted bar space, with a double bed and bed sofa."

    Slightly querky and nice for that. The apartment is deal for 2. We were 4, and although the bed sofa was comfortable enough, it was a bit of a camp. The kitchen was very basic and could do with a few additional elements. A stove with oven, and some working pans would have been great - but we made do with a small ring and a couple of mini saucepans. It was a challenge to even boil spaghetti. But it sounds as if I am complaining. The loos and shower were great, and there was a wee yard outback to sit in. The flat is a a good base, and is equipped with streaming TV - so bring your own passwords. The location is perfect. There are nice walks around Llanrwst and nearby Betws-y-Coed is well worth spending time in. Snowdon and Zip World are nearby, and the flat was equipped with leaflets on all of these. We really enjoyed our time in Llanwrst and North Wales

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2020

  • "Really spacious and quirky accomodation with fantastic decor."

    Very comfortable large bed. One of a kind. Well situated to explore Conwy, Portmeirion, Betwys y Coed and the village of Llanwrst. Owner Nelson is very friendly and helpful. Loved the lighting (huge bar sign above bed and great lanterns over bar area). Only slight things were the wifi was a bit temperamental and disconnected often but it may have just been the signal on that day. All in all a wonderful stay and a really unique accomodation.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "We loved our break at The Bar Suite."

    Such a unique and quirky apartment which we couldn’t fault! Clean, fun and comfortable holiday location - we left wanting to go back!! Thank you

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Never again!"

    This ex hotel/bar has been converted into self catering accommodation. One morning at 5am, the people above us were doing what sounded like rearranging the furniture. It went on for about an hour. We could hear their voices clearly and the sound was ridiculously loud. I phoned the owner and he said he would "write to them". Whether they checked out that day anyway, I'm not sure, but luckily we heard no more noise from UPSTAIRS. Cut to a few nights later when our neighbours next door woke us up when they came in at 11.30pm. To be fair to them, when I knocked on the door which separates the two rooms to complain that there was a family trying to sleep next door, they were more than happy to move their party to another room. But this is NOT a suitable set up for self catering. The paper thin walls are the biggest downfall but there are many other negatives as well. Maybe you get what you pay for? I'm not sure how over £500 for a week in August compares to other self catering properties in Llanrwst. This was a one off for us due to needing to be near my parents who live locally but with whom I can't stay over with due to COVID. The area is a huge plus and like the ad states it's very 'quirky' (my daughter was THRILLED that we were sleeping in the bar!) and would possibly be perfect for a couple for a couple of nights. You might strike lucky and not have noisy neighbours like us. A week was FAR too long though in this place. We saw how limited it was from the pictures/description so this isn't my main complaint (as we knew in respect of the facilities what we were 'letting ourselves into') but it was tricky in so many other ways (eg no washing machine/place to hang wet towels, no wardrobe or space to put clothes). My husband called it "The bat cave' due to its black walls and lack of windows. Please be aware if you book that you are taking a gambol with noisy neighbours and paper thin walls/wooden ceilings. If you ARE the noisy neighbours please be prepared for next door to hear your every word! Good that we could bring the dog. Area at back enclosed which is good for dog/young kids but I wouldn't recommend for families. Recycling bins outside hadn't been emptied when we arrived (food waste one was yucky) I did tell owner but it wasn't emptied during our week's stay. Shower is nice. Bedding towels etc were all clean. Be aware that the A470 is a main road and remains busy through the night. Windows are thin so you hear traffic. Good job North Wales is magnificent and we had a good week weather wise or else we might have been checking out early!

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Such a cool space!"

    Really conveniently located and it had everything we needed. It was wonderful being able to light a fire in the evenings.

    Reviewed by RadhikaJul 2020

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The property

Situated within the North Wales town of Llanrwst is this unique holiday accommodation offering a wonderful base for those wishing to explore the surrounding dense mountain countryside setting.

This former hotel has been converted to provide a couple’s self-catering bolthole, and The Bar Suite promises just this, as well as a unique experience.

Enter into the studio-style property and be charmed by the traditional features of the former bar area, coupled with contemporary furnishing to offer a welcoming space to return to each day.

Look forward to sinking into the sofa, which doubles up as a sofa bed should you wish to bring additional guests along, and light up the open fire before tuning into the TV.

Accompanying the space is a dining table, situated within the bay window, offering a space for you to enjoy a takeaway or self-catered snack as you watch the world go by.

To the rear of the room is the plush king-size and the original bar, where you and your loved ones can pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and toast to a special break.

Completing the holiday accommodation is a compact kitchen area, boasting an electric ring hob, a microwave and a fridge, as well as a bathroom with a large walk-in shower, two basins and WC.

To the outside, there is ample off-road parking, as well as a terrace area, where table and chairs offer an alternative dining space for you to soak up the summer sunshine.

A stone’s throw away from the property are a superb selection of pubs, restaurants and takeaways, offering something for all tastes, as well as shops for picking up the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, choose to walk one of the many routes within the Snowdonia National Park, including the summit of Wales’ highest mountain.

For a unique experience, Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park is within 5 miles, offering surfing lessons, walking, a soft play area and a café, in addition to Zip World Forest, located a mere 2 miles away, home to Europe’s longest zip wire.

Alternatively, head to the quaint village of Betws-y-Coed, which boasts a range of independent shops and eateries, as well as Swallow Falls, where you can view the spectacular cascading waterfall from a location above the river.

Further afield, is the coastal town of Llandudno, home to two glorious beaches and a Victorian pier, as well as a plethora of seaside amusements, offering you and your loved one a traditional North Wales coastal day out.

The Bar Suite promises to be an unforgettable break to this part of Wales.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Studio-style property
  • One king-size double bedroom with dining area and sitting area with sofa bed (sleeps 2) and open fire
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, 2 x basin and WC
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric ring hob, microwave, fridge, WiFi and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Terrace area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Bar will be stocked, payment via honesty box

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About the location


Betws-y-Coed 4 miles; Conwy 10 miles.

Llanrwst is a thriving market town which stands in the beautiful Conwy Valley, only four miles from picturesque Betws-y-Coed, known as the 'Gateway to Snowdonia' and which is North Wales's most popular inland resort. Surrounded by dense woodland and magnificent mountain country, this is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. At Betws-y-Coed the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, and the beauty of the area is enhanced by cascading waterfalls, river pools and ancient bridges. Most famous of all are the magnificent Swallow Falls, situated where the Llugwy River hurls itself into a spectacular chasm. The village has shops, pubs, places to eat, miniature railway, a riverside golf course and the Woodland High Rope Activity Centre, and is home to The Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre, as well as being the start of the beautiful Conwy Valley which leads to the coast and the lovely towns of Llandudno and Conwy.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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