The Location of the Iris Hotel is perfectly situated overlooking the beautiful Victorian promenade with its sandy rock beaches its Victorian bandstand and its flat promenade makes it accessible for people of all ages.
We look out to the bay of Llandudno were the Victorian Promenade commands the view of the eyes a truly breathtaking experience Whether it’s the summer views of the sandy beach with families playing with their sandcastles and the donkey rides on the beach or even the dark stormy winter nights with the waves beating the rocks on the beach.
We offer it all from the comfort of our hotel.
Phone : 0044(0)1492 868800. Fax : 0044(0)1492 879866
The beautiful town of Llandudno has a wide and varied history named after a 6th century Saint called ST Tudno who brought Christianity to the area the prefix Llan means Parish therefore making its name Llandudno.
Evidence has been found on the Great Orme the local 679 foot mountain that copper was mined throughout the Bronze Age and during the roman occupation the mining actually continued here until 1850 when all the accessible copper ore was exhausted.
Llandudno consisted of just a few couple of hundred homes with less than 1000 inhabitants who either worked the land or down the mines prior to the Act of Enclosure in 1849.
In Victorian times there was a great need for seaside resorts where people could escape their everyday working lives not just the white collar and upper classes but the factory workers of the big towns everyone wanted to feel the sun on their faces and breathe clean air not the Smokey fumes of London .
The mostyn family and a few business men transformed the town into the Victorian town it is today and once the railways started to bring people here in the 1850s it became a holiday destination for all ages.
The original pier was built in 1858 for passenger ships coming from Liverpool and Ireland but was destroyed in the big storm. The pier was rebuilt in 1875 and is still used and loved by guests today.
Every year in the May bank holiday the town comes alive for its busiest time of the year the Victorian Extravaganza were the streets are lined with Victorian fairgrounds, Games, food stalls and steam locomotives, There are also marching parades, George Formby acts and many people dressed in Victorian clothing this is a truly magical experience for all the family and an experience not to be missed.
Near to the hotel there are many local attractions within walking distance for example
The Mostyn Oriel – This is a confident and refreshing addition to the art scene in Wales that doesn’t overwhelm the art New exhibitions weekly 01492 879 201
The Home Front Experience – War Museum – Explore the sights and sounds of civilian lives during the Second World War indoor museum 01492 871 032
The Llandudno Ski Slope – The amazing perma snow slope and the longest toboggan run in Britain as well as the alpine lodge and bar make it the perfect family day out 01492 874 707
The Great Orme Tramway - open in 1902 it was a marvel of its age it’s still the only cable hauled tramway still operating on British roads a truly spectacular ride to the top of the Great Orme. 01492 879 306
The Llandudno Cable Cars – The cable car operates from happy valley to the Orme summit at over one mile each way built in 1969 it is the longest ariel cable lift in the United Kingdom 01492 876 413
The Rocky Pines Crazy Golf – An 18 hole fun golf experience for all the family on the top of the Great Orme 01492 860 870
We also have many Bars, Restaurants, clubs, shops and beaches to make this the perfect holiday experience for all ages.
We are just 5 miles from the Medieval town of Conwy were there are many attractions such as The Castle, The Town Walls, The Smallest House In Great Britain and Aberconwy house the oldest house in Wales as well as the mansion Plas Mawr and the little harbour
So what ever you’re looking for we have it all...