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Dolbadarn Hotel sold for the first time in 40 years as owner retires

Specialist hospitality property adviser, Christie & Co, is pleased to report Dolbadarn Hotel, in the busy tourist village of Llanberis, has been sold for the first time in 40 years.

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Set within its own grounds, Dolbadarn Hotel is a Llanberis landmark steeped in history, having been built originally as a coaching inn during 1802 and noted as the oldest building in the village. Over the years, the 22-bedroom hotel has been extended to include a bar, restaurant and function room which has become popular amongst local residents. 

The property enjoys a prominent position along Llanberis’ High Street, against a backdrop of the spectacular and dramatic scenery of the Snowdonia Mountain Range. It’s a fantastic base to explore the surrounding mountains, lakes, rivers and forests of Snowdonia National Park, which generate demand for visitor accommodation year-round. Also within walking distance of the hotel is the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle, which is the subject of a famous oil painting by Joseph M W Turner.

The previous owner, Aneuryn Jones made the decision to sell in order to retire. He comments, “The hotel holds a special place for us, having owned it for over 40 years. We wish the new owner all the best with his plans for the hotel and would like to thank Tom O’Malley and Christie and Co for the continued professionalism and help throughout the whole sales process.”

The hotel has been purchased by Grant Kangley, an experienced operator who plans to breathe new life into the building with a refurbishment.

Grant comments, “Following a complete refurbishment, we look forward to getting guests back through the door. We’d like to give a special thanks to Tom O’Malley from Christie & Co who worked very close with myself and the vendor to help navigate this deal through a difficult period.”

Tom O’Malley, Associate Director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team, who handled the sale, adds, “We’re delighted to have completed a successful sale on behalf of Mr Jones and we can’t wait to see what Grant does with the hotel, when he reopens to guests for the new season in March 2022.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7227 0794 or E:
Contact the agent:
Tom O’Malley, Associate Director – Hospitality
P: 07764 378 446 or E:

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