With Gwrych Castle confirmed as the location for this year’s I’m A Celebrity, we are yet to learn what North Wales hotel will be standing in for the Palazzo Versace.
It’s a level of opulence we don’t really go for here in North Wales, with its tailor-made Versace furnishings and private terraces with plunge pools, but that’s not to say there aren’t any suitable alternatives in the region.
Far from it in fact, with a wide selection of everything from 17th Century stately homes to plush hotels and spas on the Conwy estuary, there are plenty of options for Ant and Dec and the stars to sit back and relax after they’re done in the castle.
Here are some of the top-rated lodgings in North Wales that could potentially be used for this year’s show.
Bodysgallen Hotel and Spa, Llandudno
The 17th Century stately home has been a National Trust site since 2008.
Its restaurant has 3 AA Rosettes and there are plenty of pampering facilities on site as well, with the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and numerous treatments available.
You’ll also be transported into pre-Elizabethan times, with its roaring fireplaces, drawing rooms and mullioned windows.
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Palé Hall, near Bala
The Grade II listed building would be a perfect place to stay after few weeks in the castle.
Located on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, this newly renovated luxury hotel caters for all the fine dining needs of anyone who’s lived on a diet of insects for weeks.
A night in one of the hotel’s 18 suites costs around £295, though guests can choose to fork out more for the opulent Churchill Suite.
The Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy
Overlooking the Deganwy Marina, guests of The Quay Hotel and Spa can book their own private balcony to enjoy the surrounding scenery.
The four star hotel includes a spa and restaurant as well, making it an ideal place for contestants to stay after a gruelling stint on the reality show.
The rooms may not have tailor-made Versace furnishings, but they are elegantly presented with sumptuous interiors fit for any king or queen of the castle.
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Chateau Rhianfa, Anglesey
Though it might be a bit of a trek, around 40 miles or so from Abergele, this 30 room Grade II listed building might be worth it.
You can enjoy gourmet dining and then take a trip to the nearby Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy a taste of France without leaving Wales by booking yourself a room at this chateau.
It has 30 bedrooms, with prices ranging from £189 per night, and boasts amazing views over to Snowdonia.
There’s also luxury self-catering accommodation in the Coach House, the Gate House and the Stable.
What is more, TV fans will probably already recognise the place from an episode of ITV comedy drama Cold Feet, in which it featured in a glamorous wedding scene in early 2019.
For more information, go to chateaurhianfa.co.uk.
Soughton Hall Hotel, Mold
An exclusive use wedding and event venue, this place was built as a bishop’s palace in 1714. The 15 bedrooms are uniquely designed and individually decorated with modern refinements but oozing with history and heritage.
And the deluxe room, complete with its four-poster bed, offers that little bit extra for the perfect stay.
There’s also an opulent dining room, well-stocked library and a bar area so you can mingle with other guests.
The kitchens at Soughton have been serving food to discerning guests for almost 300 years and fresh, local and seasonal produce is the hallmark of the daily changing menus.
Details: Soughton Hall