Resorts sees reservations at hotels up 66% BOOKING THE TREND
SUMMER bookings to the ‘Queen of Welsh Resorts’ have increased by an astonishing 66% in just five years according to a leading online travel site.
Victorian seaside favourite Llandudno saw the amazing rise in hotel bookings for July and August compared to the same period in 2010.
The travel site praises the town for its “stunning shores and views as far as Snowdonia make this seaside town one of the prettiest in the UK.”
Sunitta Katoch, who owns and runs the Space boutique hotel with her husband, and also owns Jaya restaurant, believes Llandudno looks on the up.
She said: “I think Llandudno is now offering more, on the High Street we have things like Cafe Nero and Costa, but we also offer something like Characters cafe, it’s a good eclectic mix.
“We are full for much of the summer, and it’s a good mix of people from all over the UK.”
Esther Roberts, managing director of North Wales Tourism said: “It’s very encouraging that the British public are deciding to holiday in once again in British seaside resorts like Llandudno.
“I think events such as Access All Eirias, Wales Rally GB and the Llandudno Jazz Festival which is taking place this weekend drives business into the area.”
There has been millions of pounds of inward investment coming into the town this year.
The Llandudno Bay Tree hotel has just reopened following a £6m refurbishment.
Mbi Consulting Limited, which owns the hotel, is now busily refurbishing the former Belmont Hotel.
This summer has also seen the opening of Travelodge at the former Clarence Hotel.
Also the family who own 11-bedroomed Lawton Court Hotel, recently came second in the list of the world’s top 10 smallest hotels in travel website TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards.
Its sister hotel run by Ian and Carol-Lynn Robbins treats guests so well that their Lauriston Court Hotel beat 650,000 others worldwide to win the world-class service award from the TripAdvisor travel website.
The hotel also came sixth in the best bargain hotel in the world rankings.
Carol-Lynn said: “I’m not surprised at all by LateRooms.com findings, the whole of Llandudno is buzzing at the moment.
“It’s very much on the up, you feel it when you walk about the town.”
She added: “We are getting a lot more Londoners and people from the South of England.
“When they come here they can’t believe how lovely it is and always book again for another holiday.”