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“Comfortable stay”
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Harry's Hotel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Comfortable stay”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

The rooms are located above the pub, are not too big but nicely furnished and clean. We were always wondering why, when sleeping, we had the feeling that the feet were lower than the heads and found out that the whole house is not too straight, but as it´s a historical building it is forgiven. :)
The breakfast was tasty and fresh. There is some parking behind the house, we could even fit our van in.

Good value for money - can recommend

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here overnight while visiting the university with my daughter . Room quite small (Rm 15) but looked newly refurbished with nice decor . Excellent breakfast in the morning even accommodating my daughters fussy vegetarian habits . Would stay again good value for money and exceptionally clean .

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Quite a difficult place to review as Harry's tries to be all things to all people, hotel pub and restaurant. The pub is not my sort of place. Modern and characterless to me with tv screens everywhere.

The hotel rooms - no lift - are spread above the pub and the bathrooms are squeezed into the old rooms. The shower room in my room was modern but with little thought given to practicalities. Nowhere to put your own toilet bags and the rim of the sink was full with the little hotel shampoos etc.

The beds were ok but utility rather than luxury.

A reasonable breakfast.

There is not a lot of choice in Aberystwyth and this place is ok but nothing special.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Harry's Hotel is in a good central location - right in the town center. This means it may be quite lively at week-ends.

Will you get a nice room at Harry's Hotel? We stayed in room 3, which appeared OK when we first walked in, but as soon as you start to focus on things you realize that everything is in a pretty poor state. The carpet is stained; there's an off-cut of 3x2 to hold the window open; the built-in wardrobe has clearly had a door at sometime, but is now just an open space with broken shelves; the ceiling is stained and cracked from an old water-leak from the room above; and the furniture! You can find better stuff in the community shop on the station platform (check it out). Very worn, and needed a good clean in some cases.

Will you get a good night's sleep? If you're a light sleeper, take ear-plugs and an eye-mask. The wall's are thin, so you'll hear the conversation from the room next door, any noise from the corridor, and the TV from the bar below. The curtains have no capacity to cut down the light, and the glow from the hotel sign next to the window will allow you to find your way round the room at any time without having to switch on any lights.

Will you get a nice shower? Not in room 3 - unless they've fitted a flow regulator to the shower. It's just too powerful (too much pressure) unless you are prepared to have it cold. Be careful!

Will you get a nice breakfast? We don't have a cooked breakfast, in which case it's just the so-called buffet. This consists of miniature cereals, nothing else - no yoghurt, no fruit, no rolls, croissants, etc. Though the waitress will get you some toast, and there is porridge on the menu.

Was anything good about the experience? The room itself had obviously been cleaned, so no complaints about that. The towels were fine. The bathroom was generally OK, apart from the shower.

Was it value for money? In a word, no. This hotel isn't really trying

Room Tip: Avoid room 3, and any other room at the front or over the bar.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Good location and easy to find, good base. However single room was pricey considering very small and only shower room. It runs more as a pub with rooms (why not offer a discount for guests staying so we don't go out for dinner?) and this shows as it doesnt feel hospitality aware. Took 3 trips around the block before I could find the entrance to car park and then had to walk around the block back to entrance..
At night, the room was noisy due to generator and when I complained, this was dealt with by an offer of moving. Breakfast was very good as it was freshly cooked with some great dishes and local food. If room was bigger and less pub feeling, I'd stay again but out of preference I will go elsewhere when I need to stay in Aber.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Top marks for our overnight stay to view the University with my daughter and was impressed by the quality of the room considering the price, far more than a 2* establishment. Staff were outstanding and could not have been more helpful. Had a meal in the bistro, generous portions and good home cooked food, breakfast was also excellent. Fantastic central location also. Would highly recommend and fully intend to use Harry's again. :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I stayed at Harry's Hotel in February with my son before going for an open day at the Uni. We enjoyed our brief stay very much. The hotel sits at quite a jaunty angle and going up the stairs felt a little like being on a ship! The bistro was excellent (my steak was one of the best I've had), the staff friendly and the bedroom comfy and well equipped. There was a great choice of breakfast which set us up well the following day. The carpark is a bit tricky to find on arrival but there were short stay spaces available in the street in front when we visited. My only criticism would be that the bedroom was quite light through the night as there was a glass panel thing over the door, this would be solved by switching off the landing light which I assumed would happen automatically but never did! I would definitely recommend and would return without hesitation!

Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Harry's Hotel
Address: 40-46 North Parade, Aberystwyth SY23 2NF, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Harry's Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harry’s Hotel Aberystwyth offers excellent accommodation and is located in the heart of town. As well as Hotel rooms, Harry's offers undoubtedly Aberystwyth's most luxurious and stylish bar, making it the perfect place for socialising with friends. Harry’s offers a comfortable and personal experience in a warm and friendly environment. A seductive Beer Garden, where you can enjoy the summer sun, which will give you a feel of absolute bliss not matter what the weather. ... more   less 
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