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“Fabulous stay”
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Conrah Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights on a Living Social deal and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the moment we parked in the car park and looked out over the beautiful hills to checkout our experience was second to none. We were greeted by a friendly young man at reception (sorry didn't get his name) who checked us in then took us to our room on the first floor (3) and wow! it overlooked the same fabulous view over fields of sheep and rolling hills. This was a great start to a wonderful couple of days. As we arrived on a Sunday afternoon it appeared this same young man was doubling up as barman and waiter but nothing was too much trouble and he performed his duties efficiently and courteously, wish I'd asked his name so that I could give him a special mention, he is a credit to the hotel.
Our room, as mentioned had wonderful views, was large, clean and comfortable with tea/coffee and biscuits. The bed was also large and we had two very good nights sleep, the bathroom was clean with a good shower, bath, complimentary toiletries and lots of hot water. Breakfast was hearty, cereal, fruit and yogurt, full English, toast and tea/coffee all well presented and tasty. Extra tea and toast was no trouble for the the friendly and efficient staff. We had two evening meals in the restaurant and couldn't fault either, the Sunday menu is particularly good value, 2 courses £14 or 3 for £16.95. The presentation of both evening meals was lovely and was an indicator of the wonderful tastes to come, the desserts are scrummy too!! Eton mess is huge. Compliments to the chef.
The hotel is ideally situated for days out however you like to spend your time. We went to Devil's Bridge to see the falls, not for those with walking difficulties, but well worth the effort if you can manage the ups and downs of the trail, then on to Nant Yr Arian and the Kite feeding station, spectacular!!! Aberystwyth is only a short drive away with the usual shops and eateries although we were a little disappointed with the state of the town which appeared a little run down. The seafront is long and ideal for a relaxing walk with seats where you can take a break and admire the view out to sea.
We will certainly return to The Conrah when in this area of Mid Wales, we really loved everything about it and recommend you pay them a visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear, overlooking the fields and hills.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Many thanks for your wonderful comments, I am so pleased to hear of your wonderful stay with us. I look forward to meeting with you again very soon.
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Segur-le-Chateau, France
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Wonderful stay in a hotel that has character, good sized rooms and wonderful views. When we 1st walked into the hotel it really had the wow factor compared to expectations. Unfortunately I cannot give it 5 star rating for the following reasons: Cobwebs galore in the bathroom, wobbly toilet seat, chipped paintwork, wallpaper peeling in places, and bathroom tap damaged (room 7). Although this may sound terrible to some people, it really didn't change our experience which was that it was lovely, but there are fussy people out there, so if the little things irritate you, or you are one of life's nit pickers, then don't say you weren't informed. Staff pleasant and breakfast was great. Overall my wife and I loved it and would happily book again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Many thanks for the positive review, please be assured we are working tirelessly to renovate rooms with regards to decoration and modernisation. I can only apologise for the cobwebs and assure you that constant review of our practises and training will eliminate these problems. I would love to see you both again in the future to see the ongoing improvements.
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a low cost way to spend our 10th wedding anniversary when we happened upon this little gem on living social. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we felt totally relaxed in this lovely hotel. Staff were friendly and couldn't do enough to make you feel welcome. We were also pleasantly surprised by our final bill after having a few drinks and a 2 course evening meal on the Saturday night. Would we visit again? Simply yes!

  • Stayed June 2013
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
jdlfc,

Many thanks for the beautiful review. I am so happy we had the chance to make such an occasion a good one. Maybe we might see you again next year (fingers crossed)
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Stayed for 2 nights 14/15 june,excellent value for £89 per couple.Hotel accommodation was more than adequate,large bedrooms/separate bathroom with v.good shower in bath. and above all a comfortable bed for a good night's sleep.Special mention to Nathan the manager who was more than helpful,even re-opening the bar when it had closed when we returned late from Aber.Tim was also a friendly.amiable barman and waiter where it was service with a smile.If you visit Aber try out The Gannet restaurant in James ST(round the corner from the Academy)home cooked superb food at reasonable prices.If you want a relaxing weekend with beautiful scenery then the Conrah is a must

Room Tip: room 16/17 18 outstanding views
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Many thanks all-hel,

Just to let you know it was more than a pleasure opening the bar for you and I really enjoyed the chat. I hope to see you back with us soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stayed for two nights, as we had tickets to a show at The Arts Centre in Aberystwyth. We had stayed here once before, several years ago, when our son was at Aberystwyth University. The hotel still met, and in some cases, exceeded our expectations. The staff are very friendly and the service was exemplary. We had a lovely room - large and comfortable, with amazing views over the welsh countryside. House keeping was excellent; the restaurant provided food of outstanding quality - locally sourced produce and well presented. Breakfast was delicious. We also had sandwiches in the lounge on arrrival. Everything was of the highest standard. If we return to Aberystwyth, this will be our hotel of choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank chrisandmike5304
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Dear chrisandmike5304,

It was a pleasure to read your kind words and I hope you find a reason to return to Aberystwyth many times over.
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Quimper, France
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We spent two nights in the Conrah during a week-end reunion of friends. Our room (n° 1) and bathroom were comfortable, clean and well equipped. There was a slight noise, as of an electric pump, seemingly from heating pipes hidden in the wall but this ceased at bedtime and caused no disturbance. A meal in the restaurant on the first evening was excellent, similarly for the group dinner on the following evening. Bar service was prompt and the bar well stocked. What puts this hotel way in advance of many others (unfortunately) was the extreme friendliness and politeness of all the staff with whom we came in contact. Congratulations to the management on motivating the team.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Dear jffrenchepete,

Many thanks for your kind review. As management we are very grateful and proud of the team we have here at the Conrah. I have passed your comments on to them and they are very pleased. We hope to see you again soon.
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Forest of Dean
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The hotel is about two miles from Aberystwyth and stands back from the road along its own drive. We were in room 17 which is in the annex to the side of the hotel. Guests in hotel annexes can on occasion feel like second class citizens but this was not the case at the Conrah. Our room was large, clean and well-furnished. There were even umbrellas provided should they be necessary.The icing on the cake was a wonderful view across the gardens towards the hills.
The main building was elegant with pleasant lounge and bar, again with great views.
The garden had tables and comfortable chairs and was a very pleasant spot to relax in.
Meals were very good, plenty of choice and decent portions.
All members of staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaretmay
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NathanBiggs, Manager at Conrah Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Dear Margaretmay,

I really enjoyed reading your review and your comments about the annex rooms were wonderful. Each one of our guests are our priority and I am glad you did not feel like a second class citizen.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Property: Conrah Hotel
Address: Chancery, Aberystwyth SY23 4DF, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Conrah Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful country house hotel set in picturesque Mid-Wales, the Conrah is perfect for both leisure and business. Relax with a drink in the new Valley View Bar or lounge, enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant, then retire to your room for a restful and relaxing nights sleep. ... more   less 
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