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Richmond Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed due to my normal hotel being fully booked. Room (7) is at the top of the stairs with an excellent view out over the bay. Clean and tidy if a little dated. Evening meal; can't comment on the quality as meals are only served between 7 and 8 pm which is no good if you either arrive late or prefer to eat later in the evening. You need to go into town if you want to eat later than 8pm on the front as the only other decent spot also stops serving at 8. Breakfast was very good. Staff at all levels including the students doing a few hours at breakfast were all very good and friendly. Biggest downside was the price. Cannot understand why rates are so high. Maybe with the new competition including the forthcoming premier inn right on the front the independents including this one will clue up and offer sensible rates and extended dining hours.

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

we only stayed 1 night very polite and helpful staff, room clean and tidy. food wasn't best here asked for our steak medium it came well done (think that's because steak was so thin) loved the location of this hotel right on the sea front not far from shops. we will definitely be revisiting this hotel, but wont be having evening meal next time. breakfast lovely.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank lisatb_13
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

we stayed here for 2 nights as i was visiting the uni. Although the decor is a little tired looking it was clean and the staff are so welcoming. Our room was a good size the bed was comfortable & we looked out over the sea which was lovely. We didn't have the evening meal but the breakfast was very yummy and kept us going well into the afternoon. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Spent two nights at this hotel and was very impressed with the room, very comfortable and relatively spacious which was unexpected. fabulous view of the promenade. WiFi worked well throughout and staff were friendly and helpful.

Good breakfast with eggs and hot items cooked to order and decent plunger coffee!

Well located for restaurants and services, including laundromat in the next street.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night during the May Bank Holiday weekend.
The location is really good and the hotel was was very clean and tidy with welcoming staff at all times. You here the term "Room with a VIew", well this really is applicable here as the view looked right on to the sea where you could watch the sunset from your room sitting in the two comfortable chairs placed in the window! There is free car parking and wi-fi and breakfast was very good. The bonus here, being that as the breakfast room is actually two rooms, the hotel are able to lay out individual tables for each room. There is no trying to grab a table and sitting where someone has just eaten waiting for it to be cleared!
Two minor niggles for us was that the bed was not overly comfortable for us, although I imagine it would be OK for some and the shower cubicle is very small, although a very good shower.
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: A sea view room is a must!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Johnboy99
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We had a one night stay on Saturday night, we had been unable to book 2 nights here so moved from a guest house in the morning. Our room was ready early so they let us book in at 11.30 which was really helpful as it was raining and my friend was very unwell.
There is a car park at the back which is also a bonus.The staff were excellent , the breakfast had a great choice and free range eggs which a lot of hotel chains and restaurants fail to have.
My only criticism which prevents the 5 was the bath as it did not have a good seperate usable shower and shower curtain or screen. If it had it would definately be a 5.
Besides wonderful views of the sea we also saw a most incredibly beautiful sunset from our room.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dalores
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while working in Aberystwyth. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, the room was comfortable with a nice sea view and the breakfast tasty and well presented. It's a traditional seaside hotel that pays attention to detail. I would stay there again when visiting the area.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank scallyetch
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Address: The Promenade | 44/45 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range: £78 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Richmond Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Richmond Hotel Aberystwyth, a Grade II listed former Merchant's House, enjoys an enviable prime sea front location on the main promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is a short stroll to the town centre and University. We offer a friendly, relaxed yet attentive level of service. Well appointed rooms are thoughtfully equipped to meet the needs of our business and leisure guests. Splendid sea views can be appreciated from many of the rooms and public areas. We pride ourselves in sourcing local Welsh products for you to enjoy when dining with us. Our private on site car park is a real bonus in this part of town. ... more   less 
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