Bangor, the historic University and Cathedral city is dominated by the "college on the hill" and lies at the eastern entrance to the Menai Strait.
It has a busy shopping centre with many high street names, a theatre, cinema and lively bars and clubs. A short walk from the hotel is a heated swimming pool and a bowling green.
The ornate Victorian Pier is 1500 ft long, was built in 1896 and fully restored in 1988.
A stroll to the end gives you the best view of the Bangor's surrounding countryside and the Menai Strait
North Wales is spoilt for historic buildings and within 20 miles of the hotel are the famous Caernarfon, Conwy and Beaumaris castle towns which are all worth a visit. Just outside of Bangor is the neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle, the former home of a local slate magnate, now run by the National Trust.
A short drive over Thomas Telford's impressive Menai Bridge takes you on to the mystical isle of Anglesey with its many bays, beaches and ancient monuments.
Snowdonia National Park offers everything for the outdoor enthusiast, including walking, climbing, canoeing and biking. Wales's National Mountain and Watersports centres are both a within 30 min drive from the Hotel.