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“Nice stay despite slow service.”
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The Starling Cloud
Ranked #17 of 36 Aberystwyth B&B and Inns
Goodwick, United Kingdom
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“Nice stay despite slow service.”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Second time staying at the hotel. Very clean and comfortable. Usual key card problem to enter accommodation block. Went for brekfast at 7 as in rush to get away. After 15 minute wait to order I had to go and find the waitress. After taking order went to speak to a friend and we waited another 25 mins for the food.
Nice place but need to work on some staff.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 1 night as we were collecting our son from Uni.

The hotel is located in a lodge next to the pub and the reception is situated inside the pub itself. Check-in was quick and friendly and the room spacious, clean, well equipped with hairdryer, flat screen TV & en suite bathroom. There was a kettle and selection of coffee/tea/chocolate. A nice touch with the complimentary water bottles and biscuits.

The hotel was very quiet with no noise at all from the pub or car park.

The breakfast was included in the price (we paid £79). Breakfast consisted of selection boxes of cereal, freshly baked croissants, yogurt & fruit juice. The service could have been a little better at breakfast, it was very slow even with 2 waitresses and only 2 tables to be served! Also it would've been nice if we could've helped ourselves to tea and coffee when we were ready, the same with toast we were only asked once and it would've been nice to have extra if we wanted it.

All in all it was an enjoyable experience and we would stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Eastbourne
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Starling Cloud is exactly what Aberystwyth has needed for several years! Something a little different to the (dare I say) slightly old fashioned vibe of the established hotels.
It's cheap, comfortable, clean and quiet. Basically it's a Premier Inn standard room for a really good price. If you need a bolt hole for the night while visiting a student (as we were!) then it is perfect.
The only thing to note is that the reception desk is in the bar in a separate building across the car park - the building with the hotel rooms can only be accessed with a swipe card once you've checked in.
I can't comment on breakfast as we overslept and didn't make it! I think that speaks for the comfort of the bed though!
We are actually returning this week (two separate trips across Wales in one week, must be mad), and this time we're planning to try the breakfast!

Room Tip: We had a room at the back so traffic noise was slim to none (just the odd car leaving the car park).
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The perfect Hotel to spend a weekend in Aberystwyth . If you are looking for a place close to town this is perfect only ten minutes walk to the High Street.The rooms are very clean plenty of towels and hot water. fresh bottled water and good biscuits a nice touch. We had a meal in the reasturant good menu choice and nice young people waiting on a very pleasant atmosphere. our breakfast was good fresh mushrooms and tomatoes hash browns. All served with a smile. Would book again if in the area. we stopped on the second floor slept like a log no banging doors or loud music.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel is actually a lodge attached to a Marston's pub. The reception is in the pub itself, but the lodge is across the car park. Rooms are comfortable, but not overly large. The on suite is snug. Breakfasts are taken in the adjacent pub and are first class. The menu is limited to a cooked breakfast, of the type usually found in these places, with some cereals and croissants. Service is very good and the food is well cooked.

Room Tip: Only about 300 yards from the Vale of Rheidol railway and close to the town centre. All rooms are re...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We booked 3 double rooms for a friday to sunday stay, as going to a family wedding in the town. We arrived at lunch time and checked in swiftly and given our room keys, the rooms were very clean and bright, bottled water and tea/coffee and biscuit facilities were a nice touch. The bathroom was clean with nice white fluffy towels. We ate in the restaurant on the friday night, and the food was ok, what you would expect for pub grub. Breakfast was served in the pub, but unfortunately we were not told where to get cereals etc from which we could not see from where we were seated, more info would have been good from the staff. We ordered cooked breakfast it seemed very under cooked and anemic, could have done with some browning to the sausage etc, second morning we asked for sos etc to be cooked longer and the staff obliged. All in all I would recommend this hotel for a couple of nights stop over, if your in the area, it very much reminded us of a premier inn the way the rooms were set out etc. Over all a pleasant stay, with comfortable beds and very clean rooms, and at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Fareham, Hants
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have just come back from staying here for two nights, We found it a pleasure to stay here, the hotel was clean, roomy, always had plenty of clean towels ,toiletries etc.
On our first night we ate in the pub with the hotel, as it was very busy we thought we would struggle to get a table as there were 6 of us, but can I say the staff were absolutely tremendous, nothing was too much trouble for any of them, we had a wonderful meal, with great service the staff kept coming back to check if all was ok and if we needed anything else, (Drinks etc).
After the first nights meal, we all decided to eat there again the second night, and can I say it was the same service as the first night, fabulous, we found all the staff to be courteous, friendly and very welcoming.
We all commented that we could not believe that all the time the staff spent there, their attitudes did not change at all.
We would also like to say to Gemma, well done for all your hard work.
Marstons should be very proud of this establishment, very hard working staff keeping the reputation of your company alive.
Well done all.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Starling Cloud
Address: Parc y Llyn Retail Park | Boulevard St Brieuc, Aberystwyth SY23 3TL, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to one of marston's newly built pubs. The Starling Cloud in Aberystwyth is on the main road into the historic town. It's close to the train station which is only a ten minute walk away, and a short stroll from the main promenade and land mark pier. Enjoy our fantastic rotisserie cooked chicken and our other tasty options - children can also enjoy our great kids menu. We offer our famous hand pull bitters alongside a wide range of draught ales and drinks. We have an indoor children's play area so parents can dine and watch their children having fun.With a secure outside child's play area, ample outdoor seating and Large car park we welcome customers to enjoy what we have to offer. Alongside of this, we have a 27 room lodge, from family rooms, doubles and ground floor accessible rooms. Whether you are on your holidays, visiting family, at the university or on business, the Starling Cloud is for you! Free wifi is always available so why not come along and visit. ... more   less 
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