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Lion Hotel

  • Visit Wales 3 Star Hotel
  • Visit Wales Cyclists Welcome
  • Visit Wales Walkers Welcome
  • WTTC SafeTravels

Hotel with 46 rooms £55-£118 prpn, £100-£129 prpnb

Y Maes,
LL52 0AA



Y Maes,
LL52 0AA


A delightful hotel on the village green, commanding magnificent views of Cardigan Bay. Exceptionally friendly atmosphere. Excellent comfort & value. A great base for touring & golf breaks. Varied entertainment programme.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' usePassenger liftIroning facilitiesChristmas special programmeSnacks/afternoon teaBaby listening serviceRegular entertainmentPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaSnooker/billiards/pool onsiteRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedPublic house/InnDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedCoach parties welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableStaff fluent in Welsh

Children welcome from any age.


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Map reference: SH 498381  Lat: 52.91926 Long: -4.23546

Situated in the centre of Criccieth, just off the High Street on the Village Green.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Passenger liftPassenger lift
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Baby listening serviceBaby listening service
  • Regular entertainmentRegular entertainment
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteSnooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Staff fluent in WelshStaff fluent in Welsh

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesBath with support handrails available
  • YesWCs with handrails available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities


Access Statement 1. Introduction This Statement describes the facilities and procedure employed at the Lion Hotel. 2. Accessibility to Main Building The main building includes the lounge, bars and restaurant and first, second, and third floor accommodation. There is no accommodation on the ground floor. We have a large car park surfaced with tarmac within 19 meters of the hotel back door accessed by a full flight of concrete steps ( 13 steps in total) which have a hand rail to one side. The back door is 840mm wide. The car park can be accessed on a flat surface around the side of the hotel which is a distance of 57 meters from the front door. The main front door has a sill of 60mm and is 780mm wide. 3. Accessibility within Main Building There are no steps within the ground floor area except for access to the restaurant & entertainment area. Here there are two shallow steps with a handrail to one side. There is also a removable ramp available for wheelchair users. From the lounge area access to the main bar is easiest for wheelchair users through the cocktail bar where the doorway leading from the lounge is 800mm wide and the cocktail bar doorway is 740mm wide. Stairs lead off the lounge to all floors for accommodation. There is also a lift, which is accessed through the 800mm doorway to the rear of the lounge. This doorway does have a small threshold of 20mm. The lift serves the ground floor, 1st and 2nd floors only. The access door to the lift is 690mm wide and the lift has an overall depth of 1240mm. There are ladies and gents toilets situated in the bar and also by the back door with one of these by the back door being adapted for wheelchair users. Bedrooms on the first and second floor are on various levels with steps up and down on both these floors. Handrails are fixed on one side of all steps and contrast nosing is fixed to the edge of steps on a straight run to emphasis them. Fluorescent lighting is on all corridors without natural lighting. A double room that is on a level with the li ft on the first floor has been adapted for wheelchair users. This has a ramped shower tray and shower chair and hand grab rails around the toilet. The main bedroom doorway is 750mm wide. All other room doorways vary from between 700mm and 800mm. 4. Accessibility to Castle View Cottage This is an annexe to the main hotel and contains six ground floor rooms and six first floor rooms. Four of the ground floor rooms are accessed off the car park with parking available directly outside these rooms. The remaining two ground floor rooms are in a separately entranced block with two identical rooms above accessed by one full flight of stairs. All ground floor rooms have a deep threshold of 22mm. The outer doors are 790mm wide and inner doors are 780mm wide. Four of the first floor rooms are accessed from a gantry with a full flight of steps. All first floor rooms have a threshold of 22mm. The outer doors are 790mm and the inner doors are 780mm wide. 5. Accessibility to Garden The hotel has a beer garden situated on the south side of the main building. This is accessed via French windows from the restaurant down a flight of six slate steps. There is also an entrance from the public footpath from the adjacent road and this has been improved by the provision of a double gate and a ramped access from the gate onto the grass of the lower garden. Tables and removable chairs are laid out on the lawns. 6. Emergency Actions All floors of both the main building and the Castle View Cottage have audible fire alarms. Emergency lighting is also fitted to all the corridors. It is the responsibility of the management to ensure that all guests are evacuated in the event of any emergency requiring evacuation. We do ask in our ‘Welcome literature that any specific needs be advised to Reception so that they are aware of them and that they can deal with them in the event of an emergency evacuation. 7. General Information Dogs are not normally permitted in public rooms except for service dogs which are welcome. Waiter/waitress service is always available. Large print menus are available and staff are also happy to read menus out if requested. Food can be cut up before being served if this will help. Room service of meals is also available. Portage is available. 8. Local Attractions Portmeirion: They have a mini-bus which is adapted for wheelchair users to shuttle visitors with walking difficulties or other disabilities from the entrance down into the gardens. There is no additional cost and wheelchair users do not pay for entrance into Portmeirion. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------