Grand historic house on the edge of Snowdonia

Exclusive, independently-owned country house hotel and restaurant. A warm welcome, luxurious accommodation, tranquil surroundings.

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Palé Hall GM Debbie Cappadona

17th May 2021

Welcome home…

Restrictions have been lifted and Palé Hall is now fully open. This beautiful and historic country home can be full of life once more. We are resuming our full service, mindful of Government restrictions that remain in place, and our guests can feel reassured that all Covid safety precautions will continue. Our team look forward to hearing from you, and to helping create a very memorable experience.

The warmest of welcomes awaits you.

Debbie Cappadona
General Manager

Accredited AA Covid Confident

Accredited AA Covid Confident
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Good To Go scheme accredited
WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

Safe operating practice assured

Welcome to Palé Hall


Distinctive charms, a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, comfort and exceptional food, set spectacularly in the beautiful Snowdonia landscape.

Palé Hall is an AA Five Red Star, Relais & Chateaux destination luxury country house hotel. Our acclaimed three rosette and Michelin green star fine dining restaurant features signature dishes from our own head chef, Gareth Stevenson.

Palé Hall is a destination for quiet retreat, comfort and culinary indulgence. Situated in the tranquil Dee valley this grand, historic, high Victorian mansion has an idyllic woodland garden rolling down to the banks of the river. The spectacular Snowdonia National Park is on our doorstep.

The hotel features eighteen luxurious, individually styled bedrooms with sumptuous décor, each with a beautifully appointed bathroom. In addition there are four charming garden suites situated within the estate grounds.

Expect to enjoy exceptional standards of service in a friendly, informal and relaxing atmosphere.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Around our site

Pale Hall Hotel rooms
Room details & online booking
Discover our individually styled bedrooms and garden suites. Online reservation to make your booking.
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Palé Hall restaurant
Award-winning cuisine in beautiful surroundings. Exquisite food, finest fresh local seasonal produce.
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Afternoon tea at Palé Hall
Afternoon Tea
Our afternoon teas are a feast of pure indulgence. A destination for a special occasion & ideal gift idea.
Indulge …
Snowdonia wedding venue
Weddings at Palé Hall
Licensed to perform civil ceremonies, Palé Hall is your perfect country house wedding venue.
Weddings …
hotel corporate events
Palé Hall for business
Distinctive setting for hosting meetings, company away-days, team building, rewards, press launches.
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Dogs are welcome
We’re a dog-friendly hotel, with designated rooms & dog care facilities, and extensive woodland garden.
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Palé Hall Gift Vouchers

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Palé Hall Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers are the perfect gift idea for someone special.

Choose to give a specific treat with options ranging from an afternoon tea, a fine dining experience in our restaurant, a stay at the hotel, or one of our luxurious combination packages. Or simply give a monetary value that can be redeemed against anything at the hotel.

An ideal gift to celebrate birthdays, as a wedding or anniversary present, or any occasion when you want to give someone a very special treat.

Visit our Gift Voucher page here.

NEW Bistro Dining

Huntsman bistro dining

The Huntsman – Our new bar and casual bistro dining offering is now open. Find out more and see the menu here…


north Wales activities
Things To Do
History, relaxation, adventure. Discover some of the local destinations and activities that are popular with Palé Hall’s guests.
Dee river angling
Fishing Experiences
Palé Hall is the perfect base for fishing enthusiasts, with opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers.
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North Wales luxury guided tours
Luxury Guided Tours
Explore the region’s scenery, history & culture with expertly guided luxury mini-bus tours.

Recent blog posts

Our blog began as a way to chart the year-long refurbishment of Palé Hall. It’s become a personal account of the challenges and rewards of creating and running a country house hotel.

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  • Penrhyn Castle

Roof of the world

A painting in the magnificent Penrhyn Castle conveys the risk and rigours of historic Welsh slate production. October 4th 2019 Well, autumn is upon us [...]

  • Palé Hall restaurant kitchen brigade

Kitchen News

A great team is about nurturing talent and providing opportunities for professional development. For this instalment, the blog features its first guest [...]

  • Palé Hall restaurant

A blatant plug

Continuing our popular series of chef-guided dining events, Head Chef Gareth Stevenson will be stepping out from the kitchen to host. August 29th [...]

What our guests are saying

“Divine! Luxurious with a warm family feel”
We visited the Palé Hall for our 5th anniversary and everything was perfect from booking to check out. There is a very special atmosphere in this place, it is luxurious, very welcoming and so tranquil.

“Truly 5 star and well deserved”
Probably the most enjoyable overnight stay we have had in any hotel in the uk.
Peter J, UK

We have had two wonderful days staying at Pale Hall, we arrived to a fabulous welcome, suitcases removed from the car, valet parking too. A glass of fizz to welcome you, a tour of the house, taken to your room, this place is something else… All the staff are absolutely brilliant, courteous and so obliging. Pale Hall team – every credit to you. We had an amazing time.
Purr1, UK

“Relaxing & regal stay”
Beautiful surroundings and building. It was like stepping back in time when entering the elegant hallway. The property feels more like a country manor than a hotel, which was just what we were looking for. We wanted character and charm and Pale Hall has plenty of both. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and the dinner was excellent. A perfect retreat for a staycation.

“A truly exceptional hotel”
We recently stayed here, attracted by the excellent reviews.The hotel is certainly different, set in its own grounds close to the Snowdonia National Park. The difference is apparent as soon as you enter the hotel – there is no reception desk!
Roger M, UK

I am not a review-writer, but following a two night stay at Pale Hall, I was so impressed that I had to write something. From the minute we arrived we felt like part of the family.

Oliveoil_8, UK

Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2021

Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice 2021

We are delighted and honoured, once again for 2021, to have received the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award, placing us among the world’s highest-rated hotels. Most gratifying about this award is that it represents the positive reviews and 5-star ratings of the many guests who have enjoyed our hospitality. To them we wish to say thank you for this special and distinctive honour.

The Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice is an annual award that brings together all the reviews, ratings and saves that travellers have shared from across the globe, ranking them to spotlight the very best.

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News & reviews

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The Sunday Times UK

October 2018

Palé Hall listed in The Sunday Times 100 Top British Hotels.

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Telegraph travel logo

February 2018

Telegraph Travel Destinations review our Gin Venture package.

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Spear's 500 Travel Guide

January 2018

One of only five country house hotels included in the exclusive and prestigious Spear’s 500 Travel Guide 2018.
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Harden's restaurant guide

January 2018

Inclusion in Harden’s Guide, the “gastronome’s bible”.

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Telegraph travel logo

December 2017

High scores in Telegraph Travel Destinations review.

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The Times logo

October 2017

Lovely review on The Times Online site.

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Forbes magazine logo

March 2017

North Wales Victorian manor revived as a luxury hotel.

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Lonely Planet

October 2016

North Wales only UK region to make Lonely Planet’s 2017 Top 10 Best-In-Travel global destinations list.

See their N.Wales review…

Please note that smoking is not permitted throughout the hotel. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes.

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Our Brochure

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View our print brochure as an online flipbook – click here (opens in a new tab).

Read the Good Hotel Guide review

Visit Wales 5*
AA 5 red star inspectors choice
AA 3 rosette restaurant
Big 7 Travel logo
Trip Advisor Best of the Best 2020

Reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travellers place this hotel in the top 1% worldwide.

Relais & Chateaux logo
Michelin Green Star Award