Throughout my life, I’ve been to Wales more times than I could count. I’ve always thought that it’s a place with it’s own unique charm. It’s friendly, it’s picturesque and it’s bloody hard to get a taxi but it’s actually refreshing to visit a place that hasn’t got all the home comforts that Liverpool has. It’s nice to get away from the city. Even though it’s only two hours or so from Liverpool it feels completely different. Not to mention completely relaxing. Me and John had a week off work and we planned a last minute trip to stay at the White Waters Hotel Wales. I’ve never stayed in a hotel in Wales – I’ve only ever camped so I didn’t know what to expect. The views from the photo’s which we’d seen looked lovely but in person they were even better than we imagined.
White Waters Hotel Wales
The view from the decking area of the hotel was incredible. It was overlooking a river and trees/hills as far as the eye could see. The river had a small water fall which you could hear. I’ve always loved the sound of a water fall. There’s nothing quite like being in the countryside with the sound of a waterfall. The hotel had a lot more to offer than just greenery though. When we checked in we were greeted by a parrot that could wolf whistle. They have a bar, a restaurant and a spa. Not to mention a lovely owner.
We only stayed one night but felt at home. My boyfriend – John, requested they put the Everton match on. I was sat near the fire with a wine reading an Elizabeth Taylor magazine. We even got to talking Dave who owns and built the hotel. He was a down-to-earth guy who was originally from Widnes. All of the staff were very welcoming and I’d stay again at White Waters Hotel Wales in a heart-beat.
Riverside in Llangollen
On the day, after getting unpacked we headed to the river side in Llangollen for some shopping and afternoon tea. We stopped at a café named Vintage Rose. Which was a lovely shabby chic style café – my favourite kind of café. We both ordered a cup of tea. The café had a lovely vintage style to it. They even had a retro bike outside.
The retro vibes in the café really were lovely. After a day of walking, shopping and taking in the scenery we headed back to the hotel for some well-deserved food. We’d actually had a spot of lunch whilst out so we decided to get a starter and a few picky bits for tea. Which was a good call because after our starter we was pretty full. I ordered the pate and John ordered the soup of the day. He’s a huge fan of soup of the day. Both were nice. I tried his started, as usual. He shared but Joey doesn’t. A.K.A me.
Our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable, we’d both stay at the White Waters hotel again. One night was too short because we weren’t ready to leave. On the way back to Liverpool, we stopped at Wrexham for some shopping. We bought a new tent which we’ll probably make use of very soon. I love a good camping trip. I bought some new bedding and a duvet from Debenhams which I’m currently loving right now whilst writing this post.
Wales, I hope to see you soon! White Waters, thank you for a lovely stay. Vintage Rose, you make an incredible brew. What a lovely week I’ve had. Have you read my post on Chester Zoo this week?
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