Bachgen Du – Black Boy Inn
Jac Du – Black Jack’s
Ty Dre – Town House
Twr Du – Black Tower
There are no lifts in any part of the Black Boy due to it being a listed building.
Please note we do not accept dogs in any part of the buildings (with the exception of assistance dogs).
The Black Boy Inn do not have its own car park, the small car park located next to the Inn is chargeable at £5 a night or free to Blue badge holders.
We have a limited number of free permits for Slate Quay car park below the Castle (please call into reception before going down there as they are subject to availability). There are also plenty of other car parks located close to the Inn some are chargeable some are free; we would recommend you calling into the Inn on arrival if you are unsure of your best parking option.
A credit/debit card is required to secure all reservations including walk ins. As a security measure, credit/debit cards are verified on receipt of booking, but no charge is made unless you book pre-pay rate. Payment links will be sent out 48 hours prior to arrival for all bookings that are not pre-paid.
For cancellations of bookings made directly with us (on the phone or via our website) 48 hours’ notice prior to arrival must be received and a cancellation reference will be issued by email, if you need to cancel within 48 hours you will be charged the full amount of the reservation, some of our rates are not flexible please call if you have a question about which rate to book. If booked via Agent i.e. Booking.com or Expedia we are unable to cancel the reservation and you must contact the agency.
Please feel free to contact the Black Boy Inn directly should you have any queries or alterations to your booking.
The best time to call us to book a room is between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Group bookings of 5 or more rooms can only be accepted by a Team Manager only, a deposit will also be required.
Breakfast is included (subject to package booked).
Frequently Asked Questions
Are lifts available for use?
We do not have lifts in any part of the Black Boy complex , due to the age of the property.
Do you have WiFi available?
Yes we have Free WiFi, just log in and register.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets in any part of the premises (with the exception of assistance dogs)
Do you allow storage of baggage?
We have limited space for baggage store in reception. Please double check you do not leave any items behind on departure.
Do you offer entertainment in the dining or function rooms?
We operate a policy that does not accept any form of entertainment in dining or function rooms. This includes disco and live bands. We operate this in respect of our local neighbour’s & our own residents to have a peaceful night after Inn closes.
What are the standards of your buildings?
The Black Boy was renovated in 2016, Black Jacks a separate building in courtyard of the Inn was completed as a development in 2013. Ty Dre or Town House was completed in 2014 and our latest property Twr Du or Black Tower was completed in 2019 all to a 4-star standard.
Who are you graded by?
We are annually graded by both Visit Wales and the AA, Since 2016 both associations have graded us 4 star coaching Inn quality.
Can you supply a map of the local area?
We have a map of Caernarfon available here
What do I need to reserve a room?
We require a credit or debit card to reserve a room. We use Trust Payment/Secure Trading to hold all card details for your security. Again, we are fully PCI compliant. If you need to be able to use room billing to pay for food & drink on departure on arrival you will need to pre authorize a card for your stay or pay for the total accommodation plus £30.00 per person per night this will be the total pre authorisation, on check out once the final bill is agreed we will complete the Pre Authorisation for the final total of your bill.
Can you accommodate large group bookings?
Group bookings of 5 or more rooms can only be accepted by a Team Manager, a deposit will also be required.
What time can I check in?
You can check in from 3.pm.
What time do I check out?
Check out is 11am
I am expecting to check in late at night, will this be ok?
If you are intending to arrive late after midnight , please contact us to inform us of expected arrival time. Due to the nature of the building night staff will not always notice you at main door.
Which bed configurations are available?
Twin bed or double bed configuration is available in most rooms, please inform us directly if you wish bed to be split as twin beds. Do not assume we are aware of your preference as some agent bookings do not inform us. Most guests will receive a number of emails from us prior to arrival if agent has supplied your email to us.
Can you supply extra Z beds?
Only a few rooms can take a Z Bed so please get in touch with us before making your reservation, please do not assume your room can have one as this may not be the case. If you do book a room with a Z bed there is a charge.
Can I book a ground floor room?
We have 4 ground floor easy access rooms located in Black Jacks and Ty Dre which are easy access with walk in showers. If you have any difficulty with stairs, please book one of these as the old Inn is very narrow with low beams, as you can appreciate from its age and no ground floor rooms, and the other properties have lots of stairs and no lifts.
Do rooms have heating / air conditioning?
All rooms are fully centrally heated, but no air conditioning, due to age of the properties.
Do you have parking facilities?
Free parking is available, although it is limited in Caernarfon. Early arrivals will be allocated to the castle car park about 1000 yards away from Inn with a free permit (subject to availability). The Small car park next to the Inn is owned by the local council. There is a charge for the use of this one per day (blue badge holders do not pay). Public car parks are available for free around the Inn from 17.00hrs until 9.30hrs the following day.
I am due to stay at Ty Dre / Town House, is parking available?
Free parking is available, although it is limited in Caernarfon. Early arrivals will be allocated to the castle car park about 1000 yards away from Inn with a free permit (subject to availability). The Small car park next to the Inn is owned by local council. There is a charge for the use of this one of £5.00 per day (blue badge holders do not pay). Public car parks are available for free around the Inn from 17.00hrs until 9.30hrs following day.
Can I reserve a car parking space?
We are unable to reserve car park spaces as we do not own our own car park
What time is breakfast served?
Breakfast times can be exceptionally busy if all residents arrive at the same time. 9.00am is the peak hour particularly on a weekend. Please avoid this time and arrive earlier if you wish to set off early. Serving times weekdays and Saturday 7.00 am until 9.30 am, Sunday 7.30am until 10.00am.
Is breakfast included?
Breakfast is included. Please book on our own website (subject to package booked).
Who can I contact regarding any payment issues?
Please Contact the reception team between 9am too 9pm on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01286 673604