The Hotels

The great thing about the Three Castles is that you stay in the same hotel throughout the event.  That means, of course, that you can unpack and set up home for few days in your room, with no tiresome repacking each day.

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We handle every detail for you and as our Rally HQ we use one of Llandudno’s best AA four star hotels, The Imperial Hotel. Here, we have a large number of rooms reserved. Your entry fee does not include accommodation but entry does give you access to those rooms at a special rate for the Rally. Standard twin or double rooms with breakfast start at £120 per night for 2 people, and various room types and views are available here.

Two other AA four star hotels in Llandudno with whom we have long friendly relationships are the Empire Hotel, and the St. George’s. You might also consider the spacious comfortable suites at Osborne House, a four star boutique hotel. The links below are there to help you decide which hotel you'd like to stay in. Do please note that we do not have room allocations at these other hotels and Llandudno is popular, so book early. Equally, they are familiar with and enjoy having rally guests.

The view of Llandudno above shows the main Promenade - the taller, well-lit building medium right is the Imperial Hotel, Rally HQ. The long, well-lit pale blue building medium left is Venue Cymru, the conference centre, where we hold two dinners.Not far out of shot far right is the St. George's Hotel. The picture was taken just a few yards from the Empire Hotel. In these pages we offer our own brief introduction to each to help you form a view of which will suit you best. Click the links below to see our introduction to each hotel. While you're there, if you want to know more, the hotel's own website may be accessed by clicking on the link. (Please note this will take you off this site, to theirs).

We do not earn any income from any hotel booking. Our sole aim is to help you find the accommodation that best suits you.

St. George's Hotel

The St George's was the very first grand hotel to be built in Llandudno after the town was founded in 1854. The hotel enjoys a fine position on the seafront near the head of the Promenade, with clear views of the Great Orme headland. Everything is a short stroll, including our Start Line, which is directly opposite the hotel on the Promenade.

Having benefitted from a £4 million restoration in 2006 the St. George's now has air conditioning in every public room and bedroom and holds four AA stars. It has a formal restaurant and bedrooms are tastefully decorated in a modern style. There's no pool, and there's no garage, so off-street parking here is very limited, but the hotel is close to our overnight locked parking in the Victoria Centre.

All our rooms here are contemporary in style and well furnished with TVs en-suite bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Standard rooms are smaller and have a limited view. De luxe rooms are larger and some have sea views.

Our Opinion:

The St. George was Llandudno's original hotel. Its recent refurbishment has placed it back among the town's leading four star hotels and it is the AA's Welsh Hotel of the Year.   If you want to stay in a larger hotel that's very conveniently situated this could be your hotel. For more on The St. George's, you can use this link to visit the hotel's own website.

Osborne House

The smallest hotel at which we stay, Osborne House enjoys a waterside location near the entrance to Llandudno's famous pier, just a hundred metres from the start line in Llandudno.

Osborne House is elegantly furnished with antiques and fine paintings, it holds four AA stars. It has a well known brasserie- style restaurant and bar. There is limited public space. Guests can also enjoy the use of the facilities at the nearby Empire Hotel, which include a good-sized pool and spa, as well as free wireless wi-fi throughout the hotel.

All six rooms here are large suites, well furnished and with marble bathrooms. They have comfortable, large beds and great sea views, looking down the Promenade in some cases.

The hotel receives old cars and their owners enthusiastically and really welcomes the event, as do all our hotel partners. Three Castles crews have stayed here on every event and are usually keen to return.

Our Opinion:

Osborne House is a delightful small boutique hotel under the same family ownership as The Empire.  Up here near the Great Orme it's a little quieter than central Llandudno. Parking is easy here (there's a locked hotel garage especially well suited to classic cars) and if you don't need or want to be in the thick of it all, this could be your hotel. For more, you can use this link to visit the hotel's own website.

The Imperial Hotel

Rally HQ and part of the event since the very beginning, The Imperial enjoys a central sea-front location just across the road from Llandudno Promenade, a short stroll from the start line and in the other direction, from Venue Cymru.

This comfortable hotel is the largest in Llandudno to hold four AA stars and was named AA Welsh Hotel of the Year for 2011.  There's a restaurant, a good sized bar and a small lobby area. Guests enjoy the use of a pool, fitness room and spa area. There's free wi-fi in most bedrooms and all public areas.

All the rooms in our allocation here are comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. Standard rooms are smaller and have a limited view, which may be of the car park at the rear. Upgrade rooms are larger and most have sea views. Suites have generous sitting rooms, and are much larger.

The hotel has a small car park to the rear, and overnight street parking is easy; you may also use our secure parking at The Victoria Centre, just a short stroll away. Please note that daytime parking restrictions apply on surrounding streets.

The hotel receives the rally enthusiastically and its General Manager and staff have become friends over the years. It really welcomes the event, as do all our hotel partners. Up to eighty Three Castles crews have stayed here in any  one year and many return year after year.

Our Opinion:

The Imperial is a large, friendly hotel that acts as Rally HQ, at which those customers who like to be in the thick of things often choose to stay.  For more on The Imperial, you can use this link to visit the hotel's own website.

Empire Hotel & Spa

A hotel that has been part of the event from the beginning, The Empire was originally built in 1854 as Llandudno's first shopping emporium; only much later did it became a hotel.

Enjoying a quieter, slightly elevated position at the head of the town, it nestles under the Great Orme headland. The sea-front and Llandudno's main shops and facilities in Mostyn Street are just a short stroll away.

Lounge and restaurant areas here are decorated in an elegant turn of the century style and the hotel holds four AA stars. It has a formal restaurant and a separate modern Brasserie serving gastropub fare. Public rooms are tastefully decorated, as is a recently revitalised and upgraded pool area.

Access to the small garage at the rear is tight, but the hotel has two other small parking areas, while parking in the streets directly outside is usually easy and it's a pleasant ten minute walk to our Victoria Centre secure parking. There's free wireless wi-fi in all public rooms and most bedrooms.

Rooms here are comfortably furnished in a traditional style with TVs and en-suite bathrooms. Standard rooms are smaller and have a limited view. De luxe rooms are larger and some higher up in the hotel have sea views.

Our Opinion:

The Empire enjoys a great position and is a very friendly family-owned and managed hotel with a style of its own that earns high praise. If you want a quiet place to stay in the middle of Llandudno, this could be your hotel. For more on The Empire, you can use this link to visit the hotel's own website.