By day you explore the mighty wonders of Snowdonia, by night you return to this lovely small hotel and recover in style. It’s one of those places that delivers just what you want; it’s smart without being posh, the welcome is second to none, the bedrooms are excellent. You’re in the middle of a small country town with a terrace at the front, so sit outside in summer and watch the world pass by. Inside, soft colours and warm lighting create a relaxed feel. There’s a cute bar with armchairs and games, an airy breakfast room for the full Welsh works and bedrooms upstairs fit the bill nicely. Some are bigger than others, but all have the same style: clean lines, cool colours, big beds, beautiful linen. You get the odd stone wall, an armchair if there’s room, then super bathrooms. There’s secure storage for bikes and good restaurants within walking distance.