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Escape to the countryside at Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s brand new country house hotel, Palé Hall.
A 19th century, Grade II-listed country home, Palé Hall sits on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Palé Hall marks SLH’s first hotel in Wales and the 34 SLH hotel within the United Kingdom.
Built in 1871 by railway engineer Henry Robertson, the manor house has seen its share of memorable guests, including Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria. The hotel’s new owners, Alan and Angela Harper, have restored the homes 18 bedrooms and suites to give them each their own identity and style, complete with Zoffany furnishings and William Morris prints. Each guestroom offers views of the Welsh landscape, perfect for country walks easily accessible from Palé Hall’s location.
The hotel has teamed up with British chef Michael Caines to develop the food and beverage offerings at Palé Hall. In his kitchen is head chef Gareth Stevenson, of Abode in Chester and Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Gidleigh Park, where Caines worked as well. The hotel will have three dining areas: the grand Henry Robertson dining room, the Venetian themed dining room and an intimate library. Each will serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all with different, unique feels.
The hotel’s rich history, passionate owners and wonderful Snowdonian setting make Palé Hall the perfect destination for any countryside getaway.