A return visit after several years - the first was after the deservedly-ecstatic early reviews.
Rooms very comfortable and well-appointed - and my repeat visit was recognised with a note and jar of local honey (nice touch). Staff are friendly and welcoming, and the locals still drop in (good). First time the proprietors were much in evidence : not this time, and there was the odd sign of the personal touch being lost . First night's dinner was good - though some portion-sizes were definitely on the urban (i.e. what can we get away with?) side. Second night was a disappointment: asked whether we'd like our celebratory champagne brut or rose, we said the former and got the latter; beef carpaccio came on hot plates`and thus was luke-warm; scallops portion was half the size of previous evening; fillet steak requested rare came medium++ and its replacement cold. Promised that there would be a reduction on the dinner bill, there was no mention at check-out next morning, and no-one available to ask. Follow up e-mail was dealt with quickly and positively - but (as discussed with duty management at the time) these things shouldn't happen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbourmaster on the quayside in Aberaeron offers you comfort in the most idyllic of locations. This listed landmark building reopened in June 2002 after extensive renovations. We have 13 individually-designed rooms in three historic buildings - all with harbour views. In 2008 the warehouse was opened, providing a further 4 rooms. A harbour facing suite with panoramic views, two west facing sea view terrace rooms and a town view room suitable for disabled use. (lift access to these new rooms) The Restaurant and new warehouse bar specialises in fresh local produce. Come and stay for a relaxing time and watch the tides wash in and out and the sun set over the bay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbourmaster Hotel Aberaeron, Wales