Think of Wales and most people's thoughts will turn towards male voice choirs, leeks, daffodils and popular TV programmes such as 'Gavin & Stacey' and 'Torchwood'. In reality, this country has so much more to see and do, with famous landmarks including the Gower Peninsula, Mount Snowdon, the Millennium Centre and Cardigan Bay, to mention a few.
Welsh history is worth taking the time to investigate, with its rich and varied culture reflected in the wide choice of available accommodation. Whether you prefer to explore cathedrals, modern cities, outdoor activities or fine dining, Wales hotels are plentiful with a large assortment to suit every taste and budget. Options range from well appointed B&Bs with their traditional Welsh hospitality to luxury golf and spa hotels, from contemporary city hotel chains to country cottages and self-catering properties.
Cardiff, the country's capital city, is located in South Wales and offers a wide selection of accommodation. Top hotel chains represented in the city centre include the Hilton, Marriott, Ibis, Novotel and Holiday Inn, as well as an impressive selection of excellent, independent local spa and boutique hotels and affordable chains including Travelodge and Premier Inn.
With an international airport only half an hour's drive from the city centre, Cardiff is ideally placed for discovering South Wales' towns, cities and areas of natural beauty. This includes the town of Caerphilly, host to the country's annual National Eisteddfod, the modern cathedral city of Newport, the university city of Swansea, the Brecon Beacons National Park, the seaside town of Tenby and the oldest town in Wales and rumoured birthplace of Arthurian wizard Merlin, the town of Carmarthen.
Less than ninety minutes away is the famous Gower Peninsula with its fascinating castles, medieval churches and prehistoric standing stones set against a natural backdrop of rolling hills, valleys, woodland, caves and beaches.
The beautiful scenery of Cardigan Bay and the Pembrokeshire National Park are located along the southwestern coast of Wales where you'll find the historic market town of Aberystwyth. This town is an ideal base from which to explore further afield, offering a diverse selection of accommodation from family beach hotels and guesthouses to luxury serviced apartments.
With regular festivals and events including the Cardigan River & Food Festival and local attractions including a wildlife centre, an iron age fort, numerous museums and art & craft galleries, it is advisable to book your accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you are planning on enjoying the beautiful scenery and traditional Welsh seaside towns of North Wales, consider staying in the towns of Anglesey, Bangor, Llandudno or Snowdonia, the town that gives its name to both Snowdon (the highest mountain in Wales) and Snowdonia National Park, a haven for outdoor sports, nature enthusiasts and keen photographers. All these towns have a large choice of quality independent accommodation from well appointed three star hotels and guesthouses to luxury spa hotels as well as a smaller selection of economy chains, most notably Premier Inn.
Whichever part of the country you choose to visit, all hotels in Wales come with one thing in common - a warm welcome. To find the best accommodation to suit your needs, compare current prices and availability using Travelsupermarket and save money whilst securing your number one choice by booking early.