My husband and I stayed here for one night while taking our son back to Aber Uni. When we arrived in the evening we were offered assistance with our cases which we declined with thanks. In hindsight we should have accepted help as it was a stiff climb up three flights of stairs. No lift either.
We found the staff to be very helpful and the view across the sea in our room was fantastic. It was lovely to be able to sit and relax and watch the world go by.
The room was quite small and there wasn't much room for our two small suitcases. Also there was quite a slope across the room floor, so at one point you felt like you were walking up a slight hill, and the desk and wardrobe tilted alarmingly.
The ensuite was well resourced although there was no door lock and no cleaning brush for the toilet. The sink had a strange design so that the soap constantly slid into the bowl.
Others have commented about the hardness of the bed but we are used to that at home and found it very comfortable.
We had difficulty getting the tv to come on despite using the remote control and we had to ask a member of staff for assistance. Crucial buttons on the tv were on the top, which meant you had to stand on a chair to access them.
The bottle of mineral water with the usual tea and coffee making facilities was a nice touch. It was a shame that the lid of the kettle was so dirty.
We only had breakfast at this hotel. There was a good selection and service was quick. We ate in the basement so there were no views to speak of, but the lovely photo prints on the walls helped to alleviate any claustrophobia!
There is parking at the rear of the hotel which is a definite bonus although spaces are limited and larger cars need careful manoeuvering.
The location of this hotel is very good and all facilities are close by.
We paid £95 for one night which I think is a lot to pay for basically a sea view in quite a small room.
- 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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