Pale Hall Hotel and Restaurant

A beautiful country house hotel with fine restaurant

Pale Hall Hotel and Restaurant

Pale Hall is a historic country house hotel near the Snowdonia National Park and close to beautiful Lake Vyrnwy. The Relais Chateaux property has a top-notch restaurant and beautifully decorated rooms.

Pale Hall is a quiet and restful destination to use as a base to tour Snowdonia and indulge in a top-class dining experience. This grand Victorian belle has been restored to its former glory with modern touches lifting it into the 21st century.

The hotel has achieved an AA three rosette rating with three seating areas and four menus to match your mood. The experience here is perfect for couples and children who love to try different food styles. Pale Hall is an ideal stay on a tailor-made Private Tour of Wales.

The Best Hotel in Wales

The eighteen rooms come in six varieties, plus Garden Suites, ideal for families. The meticulously decorated rooms have unique colour and design features. With that in mind, we can book a specific room subject to availability.

Room options
Classic Rooms: Chirk with a king-size bed, overlooking the rear courtyard and Berwyn Hills; Caerphilly with a king-size bed, overlooking the courtyard, woods and hills; Pembroke with a king-size bed, overlooking the hills; Penrhyn with emperor-size or twin beds, overlooking the courtyard and hills.

Turret Rooms: Beaumaris with a double bed and separate sitting room, overlooking the gardens and mountains; Harlech with a king-size bed and adjoining sitting room, overlooking the gardens and Berwyn mountains.

Grand Rooms: Criccieth with a king-size bed and dressing room area, overlooking the walled garden and surrounding hills; Denbigh with super king-size or twin beds and charming fireplace, overlooking the gardens and Berwyn mountains; Dolbarden with a king-size bed, overlooking the walled garden and Dee Valley;

Conwy with a king-size bed, overlooking the walled garden and Dee Valley; Llangollen with a super king-size bed overlooking the Dee Valley and front gardens; Victoria, once occupied by Queen Victoria with a king-size bed overlooking the walled garden and valley.

Master Rooms: Carmarthen with a super king-size bed, large bay windows and separate dressing room, overlooking Dee Valley and mountains; Caernarfon with emperor-size or twin beds, overlooking the Berwyn mountains; Ruthin with a super king-size bed and large bay windows overlooking Dee Valley and mountains.

Suite options
The Superior Churchill Suite is the most impressive, with a four-poster bed, hidden marble bathroom and high ceilings.

The Superior Powys Suite has an emperor-size bed and a spacious seating area overlooking mountains and gardens.

The Superior Westminster Suite is of traditional décor with a private garden. The room is designed with accessibility in mind and has a sofa bed making it suitable for a family.

Self-contained accommodation
Harper's Barn is a two-bedroom converted barn. The accommodation has an enormous L-shaped lounge, dining and kitchen area. The second bedroom can be twinned, and the master bedroom has patios doors that lead to a private garden.

Fern and Bracken are two duplex suites with super-king beds. The downstairs lounge has access to a private patio – there is also a small kitchen.

The Hillside Cottage is compact with a kitchen and balcony.

Gareth Stevenson, head chef and the rising culinary star, has built relationships with local growers, anglers and suppliers. Enjoy private dining, plan the menu, try the wines and make the occasion special.

Venice is a Venetian themed room for family dining with any menu, fine dining tasting or bistro. The venue can be used for private dining with a table for up to 18.

The Henry Robertson dining room is a lavishly decorated area for Afternoon Tea and evening fine dining. Children are afternoon tea and dinner for those over 12.

The traditional Victorian Huntsman Bar offers casual but high-end dining. Posh fish and chips, Roast chicken supreme and Welsh Lamb.

Palé Hall was built in 1871 on the site of a much older manor house in Llandderfel. It was constructed for Henry Robertson, a local member of Parliament, landowner and railway engineer. Like many substantial properties, the house became a military hospital in World War One and again used during World War Two for children evacuated from the big cities

The Robertson family sold the estate to the Duke of Westminster in the 1950s. Eventually, the Grade Two listed property became a country house hotel. The hotel always had potential but was a bit old fashioned.

Then in 2015, Alan and Angela Harper purchased the hotel. Angela and Alan have a great love for Wales. As we do at Luxury Vacations UK, the landscapes were the original inspiration to start driver-guided tours of Britain. The celebrity chef Michael Caine MBE injected the hotel and hospitality know-how, and the project was off and running.

Angela Harper had a career as a headteacher. This position fully immerses you in the local community, whether you want it or not. The experience meant that local builders and prospective staff would get the opportunity to be involved in their local hotel. Today, Pale Hall is one of, if not the best, hotel in Wales.

In our humble opinion, the refurbishment of the hotel is of the highest possible standard. A two or three-night stay at the hotel will give you enough time to appreciate the house, grounds and dining experiences.

An interesting fact: The house has a hydroelectric power supply generated from a facility within the grounds. Built in the 1920s, it could be the oldest surviving hydroelectric generators in Britain. Alan and Angela have consulted specialist to optimise their potential whilst preserving the historically significant original generator installation.

Touring Guide
The hotel sits in a wooded oasis of calm near the delightful River Dee with easy access to Snowdonia National Park and mid-Wales' secluded valleys. From Pale Hall, you can take day tours to beautiful Powis Castle and tour the romantic Elan Valley. You could even add fly fishing to your itinerary.

Tour en-route to Pale Hall by exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park and staying overnight in Llangoed Hall Hotel before continuing your journey north into Snowdonia. Please see our customisable Private Tours of Wales for inspiration. Our Tour-Designers will tailor your tour to include the lovely Pale Hall Hotel.

A Victorian Gem

The Best Hotel in Wales

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • AA Three Rosette Restaurant
  • One of only Three AA Five Star Hotels in Wales
  • Fishing Experiences
  • Private Dining Experience

Help us make your trip exceptional

Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

Contact information

From the UK: +44(0)20 8669 3666

FREE from Canada or the USA: 1-888-472-1799