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Gwesty Cymru
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
Dubendorf, Switzerland
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“home from home”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

we, four of us, stayed here for 3 nights. the location of the hotel was perfect, on the sea-front, near to the pier, and just a short walk to the shops and other restaurants. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. the staff were all very friendly, helpful and efficient. the cosy rooms were very clean, and we had beautiful views of the promenade and sea ! the food was excellent, enjoyed by one and all, both at breakfast and dinner.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed two nights in September 2013 in room 3 on the first floor. We knew it didn't have a sea view which was fine as you only have to step outside the front door of the hotel and the sea is right in front of you.

The room was well appointed with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits. The bed and duvets were comfortable but the pillows were too hard for my taste. The bathroom had a walk-in shower with good water pressure, there were three bottles of Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and the whole bathroom was done up to a high standard.

There was some noise from the outside at night but I think this would have been louder if we had been in one of the front facing rooms overlooking the prom. I think that the building might be listed which could be why the windows aren't able to be double glazed. Also, the room we were in was above a gate and refuse area so some noise was inevitable, although I think the staff were aware of this as they kept their voices low.

Parking wasn't a problem as there was space on the seafront even though it was a weekend. The staff were friendly at check-in/check-out and were accommodating when I said we might be arriving earlier than their check-in time (the room was made available). Breakfast was lovely and again, staff were accommodating when I chose something that wasn't on the menu.

I have stayed at three other places in Aberystwyth within the past 10 years and this is definitely the best. The decor was nice and modern unlike some of the other establishments which are a bit dated. I would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front may have a sea view might be a bit noisy at night due to revellers on the promena...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

I stayed one night in Gwesty Cymru recently. It is really stylish - the decor is immaculate. Breakfast was excellent - the sausage was probably the best I've ever tasted. The young girls on duty were very pleasant and helpful - the owners didn't seem to be around. The only real drawback was that I could hear everything going on in the room next door to mine. (I was in room 7, a single room). Fortunately, my unknown neighbours were quiet and considerate but had they not been this could have been problematic.

Although I enjoyed my stay in Gwesty Cymru I will probably return to my usual haunt in Aberystwyth next time, namely the Bodalwyn. It's just as Welsh, very comfortable, not as posh but it has more heart.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Stayed for one night whilst dropping daughter off at Uni. Beautifully modernised seafront hotel with great location near to Aber shops. We chose room 3 which is to the rear so no sea views but for 1 night not a problem. Room was spacious with good bed and great walk in shower in en-suite. There was even air con which was useful even in sept! Breakfast was excellent and was in the downstairs dining room which doubles as a small restaurant the rest of the day. We ate in the restaurant at night, luckily getting a cancellation, so book early to avoid disappointment. Food was superb, well presented and good value. Staff were all great, friendly, helpful and excellent throughout our stay. Would definitely recommend staying at the Gwesty Cymru.

Room Tip: If you want the best view choose a sea view!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Not sure there is anywhere better to stay in Wales. The location is stunning and its worth trying to get a room with a view due west out to sea - look out for the amazing starling swarms at dusk! But the rooms without a view are restful and stylish and very comfortable. Breakfast is lovely and there is nowhere in Aber to touch the dinner menu. All the staff are lovely and very keen to help you try out some Welsh.

Room Tip: Worth getting a sea view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Twickenham
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382 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Emaculately restored with modern furnishings this hotel is a real gem that stands head and shoulders above the rest in Aber. The bathrooms are well equipped, the beds very comfy and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My husband and I recently spent two nights here as we travelled through Wales. The service was fantastic, the rooms were lovely and very comfortable. We were in the blue room (two floors up) and had an awesome view of the water. The breakfast was fantastic and I can personally recommend the Scotch egg. You must book your dinner in their restaurant as well (which has the same name as the hotel). It was suburb!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gwesty Cymru
Address: 19 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2AZ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Gwesty Cymru 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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