I love this place, I choose to stay here for business whenever in Aberystwyth.
The rooms are marvellous, and very well appointed. The staff are superb.
Yes, it's a hotel situated above a very popular pub, and may not be up some peoples street. Once you check in, there is a separate entrance you can use with your rom key so you can come and go without having to go through the bar area.
You get a little sheet to fill out the night before saying what you want for breakfast - being not a lover of cooked breakfast, this suits me down to the ground. A selection of cereal and freshly made toast is served to your room at your specified time, with the happiest "Morning, Breakfast!" I've ever heard! Stick the kettle on, make a coffee, open the sash windows and have a very enjoyable breakfast in bed listening to the gulls outside.
Dressing gowns are hanging in the wardrobe for when you get out of the lush double shower.
The complimentary Waffles are lovely if warmed on your coffee cup for a few minutes. Also the Hot Chocolate is wonderful.
Noise: many reviewers mention the noise. Yes, it can be noisy - very noisy outside (especially freshers week!!), but every time I've stayed (apart from once), I've been on the second floor - there is a secondary glazing on the windows, so as long as both are closed, then the noise is kept out. I've never hear the music form the bar.
I look forward to my next visit. Diolch.
One minor suggestion: the shower gel, shampoo and conditioner bottles need renewing, as the writing had worn off mine, so I started showering with hair conditioner! But that's just being very picky!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sympathetically restored Edwardian hotel originally designed in the style of the traditional ‘London Gin Palace,’ situated in the old town of Aberystwyth, just a stone's throw from the castle grounds.You can look forward to a warm Welsh welcome. This newly restored hotel has a contemporary luxurious feel, just yards from the beach, harbour and marina. All rooms are en-suite and furnished to a lavish standard with hand made furniture and the indulgence of Egyptian cotton linen.Why not sit back and relax with a glass of champagne and enjoy excellent views of the sunsets over Cardigan Bay? Or you can enjoy a drink in our friendly local bar before retiring to your luxury suite and slipping into crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. And if all this isn't enough, to complete your treat, breakfast will be served to you in bed the following morning.We strive to provide local, ethically sourced products wherever possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Aberystwyth, Wales