Site of Rhos Abbey Hotel today (Photo Credit)
November 2000 - North Wales Weekly News:
"Yet another landmark hotel is to disappear from the Colwyn Bay area. The 32-room Rhos Abbey Hotel which has stood in its commanding position on the sea front at Rhos-on-Sea since 1898 is being demolished and the site turned into 30 apartments.
Conwy county council had refused planning permission for the development but the National Assembly Inspectorate over-turned the decision upon appeal, despite much local opposition to the loss of the famous hotel. As the N.Wales resort is supposed to be undergoing re-generation and the government is concerned about the country's tourism industry many folk consider this is retrogade step.
But the hotel's owner considered the area is finished as a tourist spot. The building is listed in Edward Hubbard's "Buildings of Clwyd" as one of only two buildings on Rhos seafront being worthy of mention. The other is Rhos Ffynach."