Stayed for 2nights break ,sheer luxury. Highly recommended
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Stayed for 2nights break ,sheer luxury. Highly recommended
A few minutes walk from the harbour Aberaeron is this special hotel, a real haven in Wales. The Feathers Royal hotel is a jewel in the crown of Aberaeron for many reasons.
The hotel has been refurbished, with a lovely lounge, bar and function room. The hotel also hosts weddings and wedding fairs.
The hospitality and personal touch is very evident, the owners have an involvement
which has contributed to a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The other jewel is the culinary talents of Colin the chef. In essence he presents flavours and freshness to his menus, breakfast was a taste sensation. The restaurant and bar have a varied menu including sea bass, steaks, steak burgers and my favourite a fragrant and light Balti curry. He also made the pate starter and bakes his own bread.
Our room looked out towards the harbour and had the feel of a relaxed boutique hotel. The bathroom and shower were of a high standard and energised you for another day exploring this part of West Wales.
The art galleries at Tregaron and Cardigan, the beaches and the local festivals like the Horse Fair and the Fish Festival in Aberaeron, will be temptation to return to the Feathers Royal.
My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights with our young children. The interior has been recently rennovated and is modern and stylish. Our room (double double) was extremly spacious, the bathroom although small and no bath was new and a great power shower. The breakfasts were fantastic! Just check that if there is a function downstairs with a live band, you may want a quieter room at the front.
what a wonderful surprise this hotel is. The fascade may not 'float your boat,' but once inside the rooms are some of the best that I have ever stayed in. Good food, helpful and friendly staff, can't really say anything bad at all about this little gem.
I was booked into the Feathers Royal by a client and had no idea what to expect. Initially booked into a single at £70 per night, they weren't full and upgraded me to a double for only an extra tenner instead of the full £110. (in fact it seemed like I was the only guest - I didn't see another the whole weekend!) I had room 2 which overlooked the square and I have to say I was very impressed - my normal hotel experiences vary from budget travelodges when price counts, to some very luxurious country hotels for special occasions.
Room 2 was beautifully appointed with a very comfotable bed and pillows with plenty of support when lounging, but soft enough for a good night's sleep - I liked them so much I sourced some on line and bought them! The furniture included three chairs, a table and dressing table, bedside tables - in fact loads of storage.
A wall mounted LCD gave a fair range of programmes via Sky, but a very cut down channel choice - better than terrestrial, but not much past freeview.
A range of complimentary toiletires were provided and very welcome too as I'd forgotten some, and the bathroom is very well finished, with some real stone tiles complimenting the finish. The shower was invigorating and plenty of towels were supplied.
In a cupboard I found the Tea tray - again this was excellent, with two glass bottles of water, kettle, teabags, instant coffee and hot chocolate, as well as some very nice waffle biscuits. Also supplied was a cafetierre and ground coffee sachets - just what I needed in the morning rather than the instant stuff.
Overall I loved the room, but there were a couple of (very) minor niggles - there were no coat hooks on doors so I either had to put my wet coat in the wardrobe or hang it on the back of the chairs, a room information pack would have also been welcome, with perhaps a list of available TV channels and local info, but I am being very picky here.
Breakfast both days was pretty good - again a couple of minor niggles; on Sunday the had had the wrong newspaper supplied for me but I was able to get one when I went out. The first day I opted for the fruit salad and full cooked. Coffee was supplied but fruit juice was one of the starter options whereas I would have liked a glass with my fruit salad. However, the fresh fruit salad was superb - no juice, not out of a tin, but strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes . It was delicious.
This was followed by the cooked breakfast which should have included a sausage but didn't, and I opted not to have the tomato, so the only moistness was the eggs. No sauces were offered and the bacon was underdone for my preference. Black pudding and mushrooms completed the meal, with two slices of toast, and real butter and jam on a plate and bowl, not out of sachets.
The second day breakfast I opted for porridge (delicious) and again the cooked breakfast. This time I asked for the bacon to be a bit more well done and if there were any sausages - unfortunately none had been delivered so I was offered extra bacon which was very welcome. However, again no sauces were offered and when the food came whilst the bacon and black pudding were now more well done and to my taste, the eggs were solid! Perhaps I'm fussy or ought to say more at the time, but then I sound like I'm moaning...
I suppose it shouldn't bother me to ask after all I am the guest...
Overall a really pleasant stay, but then again I wasn't paying so it was always going to be good, but if I'd been paying then the niggles I've mentioned would have been a bigger deal. I don't think it's unreasonable for fruit juices to be offered as well as the fist courses, and condiments should be offered rather than me feeling that I've already asked for enough by asking for the sausage and for the bacon to be more well done. This may be down to staffing as the delightful young lady who served me and sounded like she was also cooking it (I may be mistaken, but could hear nobody else in the kitchen) was also the receptionist who'd booked me in. However, the room was lovely and apart from the coathook, couldn't be faulted for decor, comfort and appearance.