Olif neatly packages itself as ‘Stay, Eat, Explore’.

Just in case you haven’t guessed, olif is Welsh for olive. Paradoxically, olives are about the only ingredient that’s not Welsh in this intriguing new venture. Olif neatly packages itself as ‘Stay, Eat, Explore’. You stay in individually designed boutique rooms with all the latest luxurious must-haves, including top-quality beds, pillows and duvets, complimentary robes, locally sourced organic toiletries and rainfall showers (some also have free-standing baths) – and the pampering extends to hospitality trays with homemade goodies as well as tea and coffee.

Olives are on the menu when it comes to eating in the café and tapas bar, which serves everything from indulgent afternoon teas to food that’s a fusion of Welsh and Mediterranean influences. Your hosts offer a warm Welsh welcome – and a proud commitment to sourcing and serving the best Welsh produce (apart from those olives, obviously). Even the chorizo is Welsh! Explore to your heart’s content – Betws-y-Coed stands at the gateway to Snowdonia.