“The Capri building itself is steeped in history and was once the old town hall between 1854-1902.”
We visited on a July weekend and the four star guest house was easy to find. Parking was a little tricky as it was restricted outside the property however there were three ‘snug’ parking spaces at the back of the property which are accessed via a narrow road opposite the tramway station. The property is located on Church Walks; a road easily reached from the town and the sea front however it is useful to note that it is on an incline. The property it nearer to the bottom of the incline and the front door has steps leading to it. There was no access to a rear entrance via the car park therefore a short walk from the car park back to the guest house was necessary.
We received a warm welcome from Juliette who offered to help us with luggage. We received comprehensive welcome notes which were appreciated during Covid-19 restrictions. Our room was on the second floor and there were banisters on the stairs. Room 2 was spotless and bright with a large window (town view). It was a deluxe double room with a king size bed and en-suite shower room. The shower cubicle was small but we managed the space easily and the electric shower was better than expected. There was local attraction information, books and games for loan, soft drinks and chocolate bars on sale.
Our cooked breakfast was served in the dining room at our chosen time. Guest dining had been staggered to avoid overcrowding. The food was hot, tasty and more than adequate and pre-order options such as smoked salmon and vegetarian or vegan breakfast was also available.
The Capri Guesthouse also offered Afternoon Tea (24 hours notice requested). The dining room was pleasantly decorated with period features and would be an ideal environment for Afternoon Tea with friends. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful and as it was my husband’s birthday he was made to feel very special which is always appreciated.
We were especially pleased that there was free Wi-Fi, free tea & coffee making facilities and a small fridge in the room. We’d recommend this guesthouse if your mobility is not restricted. We enjoyed a very relaxing two night break in very comfortable surroundings.
We soon felt a million miles from home with a stroll along the promenade and the 19th-century Llandudno pier (the longest in Wales). The town is busy and there is something for everyone. We’d recommend a visit to the Home Front Museum, New Street, Llandudno (only £3.75 per adult). “Experience the sights and sounds of civilian life during the second world war at this unique indoor attraction.”
I pre-booked a table for an evening meal at The King’s Head, Old Rd (the oldest pub in Llandudno). Staff were very friendly and attentive and were managing current restrictions well. The pub is a very short walk from the Capri Guest House and is next door to the Great Orme Tramway, a historical cable-hauled tramway.
Having visited Llandudno since childhood it remains largely unchanged and never fails to make me smile.