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“Mediocre, overpriced” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gwesty'r Marine Hotel

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Gwesty'r Marine Hotel
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mediocre, overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I booked a family room online ('cancellations allowed') for two nights, but ended up having to travel alone as my daughter was taken ill, and cut my stay short by one night. Didn't matter; I still had to pay for both nights in the family room, which was *definitely* not worth the money. The light in the bathroom didn't work, but the overhead fan screamed on, and on, and on. There was apparently cable tv, but the remote control only had one battery, so I didn't get to channel surf. There is free WiFi, which is a plus, and the waiter at breakfast was wonderful. The desk staff at checkout, however, brings new meaning to the word 'surly'. She obviously felt she didn't have to try. Tourists will stay here, and get ripped off, and that's their problem. My advice: go somewhere else.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Brill family rooms at amazing price please try u wont be disappointed . Enjoy ya stay as much as we did thank you gwestry marine

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We were offered two very different rooms - avoid the annexe! The main hotel however was clean, warm and well kept. The receptionist, barman, waitress, and cleaner were all friendly, efficient and welcoming. The breakfast was self service - as much or as little as you wish and was okay. Toast is nearly always cold in hotels isn't it?
Our family bedroom was on the top floor (there is a lift) and had a view of the sea. Small but adequate en-suite shower/loo/wash basin. Flat screen tv, and tea and coffee making facilities (topped up by cleaner). Decor was okay and room was tidy.

Room Tip: Avoid annexe. Most rooms have sea view
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CrystalShadow
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Cowbridge UK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Our two night stay at the Marine was too short! Our room and bathroom were first class and the breakfasts were excellent - but it was the warmth and care of the staff which made our break so delightful. We will be back.

Room Tip: Well worht booking a room in the front for the sound of the waves and the lovely leather chairs in t...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pais de Gales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

If you fancy a workout while staying here, the hotel has quite a large gym in the basement. There are some running machines and cross trainers, as well as machines and free weights. Seems to attract a mostly male crowd, including sports students from the university

Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Seattle, WA
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

We stayed here one night. We booked ahead online, came by train, and were easily able to locate the hotel and walk to it from the train station. We had a room with a view of the bay, a huge and comfortable king sized bed, extra pillows (a must for me as I have a bad back and use the pillows to prop myself up a bit to sleep), everything was clean, the staff were friendly, and the breakfast was a full 'Welsh' breakfast, buffet style.

A bonus was the sitting area with comfortable chairs overlooking the bay where we relaxed for a bit before setting out to meet a friend and explore the town.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view in the main building.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JeanAtHome
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

we stayed at the marine hotel..while we had an open day at the university for my son...i thought it was a lovely victorian building..with a lot of character!! until we went inside...the reception area was spotless with a lovely seating area looking over the sea....we did tell them what time we were coming but my sons room wasn't ready and we had to wait for about 3 hours!!..but my room was ready so we went on up to my room....we had a lovely view overlooking the sea...the room was ok..not the cleanest ive stayed in..but ok...it was very cold in the room...until we found a plug in radiator!!! after 3 hours my sons room was ready...he was on the top floor...his room was freezing!!!..and he didn't have a radiator in his room so he stayed in with us till it was time for bed....i must say though the breakfast was wonderful..and the staff really friendly....i just think the hotel needs updating....and a good cleaning supervisor!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gwesty'r Marine Hotel

Property: Gwesty'r Marine Hotel
Address: | Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gwesty'r Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Gwesty'r Marine Hotel Aberystwyth, Wales
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