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Saracens Head Hotel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Room, River View (King) | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Room, River View (King) | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Saracens Head Hotel

Saracens Head Hotel

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Caernarfon with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.6/10 Fabulous

105 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
Caernarfon Road, Caernarfon, Wales, LL55 4UY

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Eryri National Park - 37 min walk
  • Yr Wyddfa - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrhyndeudraeth Station - 10 min drive
  • Llandecwyn Station - 11 min drive
  • Talsarnau Station - 14 min drive


  • Caffi Gwynant - 5 min drive
  • Ty Mawr B&B and Tea Room - 6 min drive
  • The Cwellyn Arms - 6 min drive
  • Brondanw Arms - 7 min drive
  • Golden Fleece Inn - 8 min drive

About this property

Saracens Head Hotel

Saracens Head Hotel puts you a short five-minute drive from Eryri National Park. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers love the location and comfortable guest rooms.


English, Welsh

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (11 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, up to 66 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site carport

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Welsh

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Saracens Head Hotel Hotel
Saracens Head Hotel Caernarfon
Saracens Head Hotel Hotel Caernarfon

Frequently asked questions

Does Saracens Head Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Saracens Head Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saracens Head Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Saracens Head Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 66 lb per pet. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Saracens Head Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saracens Head Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Saracens Head Hotel and nearby?
Saracens Head Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Saracens Head Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Caffi Gwynant (3 mi), Ty Mawr B&B and Tea Room (3.4 mi) and The Cwellyn Arms (3.5 mi).
What's the area around Saracens Head Hotel like?
Saracens Head Hotel is located by the river, a short 2-minute walk from Aberglaslyn Pass and 7 minutes' walk from Gelert's Grave. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Rhian, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

A catch up with friends
The hotel was running down for the season so had limited food and drink available and whilst the rooms were ok they needed a good clean along with the rest of the hotel. There was only two members of staff covering the reception, bar and restaurant who did the best they could. In our opinion the hotel needs some money throwing at it to make it great again as it’s in a great location.
Mark, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Walking snowdon
Husband and I stayed here with our dog to explore and walk Snowdon. Lovely location in a pretty village and near to llanberis and snowdon walking routes. Friendly staff and best dog friendly we’ve ever stayed in. This is, however, at best a bar with rooms above without sufficient staff to run as a hotel. If you need somewhere to stay near to snowdon and with a furry friend then this is perfect, but the bathroom was covered in mould and dust and the complimentary toiletries were all open and half used and we stayed for 3 nights without anyone cleaning, replenishing toilet paper (had to go and ask in the bar!) or even emptying the bin! Such a shame because. The bar area and staff are lively. (Note - they only serve food between 5 and 7pm and there’s no where else in the village to eat!) fab cooked breakfast though. Basically good value but needs cleaner rooms and new bathrooms.
Saracens head
Bedd gelert village
Beds gelert village
Start of Aberglaslyn walk
Lisa, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dog and human friendly!
Every member of staff were lovely and always there to help! We were also lucky enough to be given an upgrade as we arrived due to the garden view room being available. Breakfast was brilliant and made even better for our dog, getting a free bowl of sausages every morning! We had the best holiday here, thank you!
Emily, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beddgelert wet weekend
Staff were very attentive and positive, giving good service. Restaurant served good pub grub and great breakfast made to order. Room was comfortable, bathroom cleanliness could be improved though, with dirt visible on the tiles. Overall a lovely stay, particularly if you're on a walking holiday or looking to bring your dog!
Lloyd, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The restaurant and bar closed very early which meant we had very rushe
M, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

William, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Stephen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay and pet friendly
We got an upgrade! Lovely room and view. Staff friendly and welcoming. They love dogs and she even got a sausage for breakfast! The room was cold on arrival and took a while to warm up.
Lisa, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Confusion at check in , I am unsure if it is sorted yet! Dinner not to bad but rushed , at 1
Gerald, 1-night trip with friends
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