So reluctant to reveal this little gem of a hideaway, but so be it in reverence to its hospitality. It was a pure joy to spend the festive season here. There is absolutely nowhere else where we would be so warmly welcomed but here by Hilary, her family and her team. Hilary treats you like a mother hen, constantly checking all is well and that nothing is amiss.
At Christmas we were warmly welcomed at Ty’n Rhos on an unusually mild, although dry, late December day. Our lovely room in the garden rooms group held the most enormous free-standing tub that I was sure I was going to need a ladder to climb in and out of. The next day a tray of mixed sweets and nuts and nibbles together a bottle of red wine and a miniature bottle Courvoisier appeared as a surprise treat for us.
So too are titbits and nuts, bowls of fruit and sweets are generously placed around the hotel on Christmas Eve. With complementary cocktails served before dinner around roaring log fires that were constantly topped up by the ever-ready, enthusiastic staff, it was nothing but a cosy, cheerful and warm atmosphere. Nothing, at any time, was too much trouble for anyone and that set the tone for the whole time of our stay, five days.
This hotel, of quiet understated luxury, has obviously received a considerable amount of thought, hard work and dedication by all the family and staff. Long may it continue because we have already provisionally reserved our room for Christmas 2017! And if that is not a definitive compliment can you tell us what might be?