The world’s deepest hotel
Written by Angie Sharma on June 14, 2023
Talk about a deep sleep.
A hotel that claims to be the deepest in the world has opened 1,375ft (419m) below the mountains of Snowdonia in Wales.
This subterranean bolthole, with stays costing up to £550, is set deep within a chamber of the abandoned Cwmorthin slate mine and can only be accessed via a ‘steep and challenging’ route through the old workings.
Called ‘Deep Sleep’, it’s comprised of four private twin-bed cabins and a ‘romantic’ grotto room with a double bed, a dining area and loo facilities with simple toilets and sinks.
The hotel, which describes itself as a ‘remote-camp adventure experience’ and is run by the outdoor activity company Go Below, only opens one night a week – Saturday night. Guests’ experience begins on Saturday evening at 5pm at Go Below’s base near the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, where they meet the guides that will lead them to the hotel.
Tackling the challenging route through the mine – which was worked from around 1810 to 1939 – guests will navigate ancient miners’ stairways, decaying bridges and scrambles.
The guide will provide ‘plenty of historical information’ about the lives of the men and boys who worked in the mine en route, with the descent to the hotel taking around an hour.
Source : Daily Mail