Gwesty Cymru

The name translates as 'Welsh hotel' and a sense of national identity is strong at Huw and Beth Roberts's stylish restaurant-with-rooms on the Victorian seafront promenade. Using Welsh materials (handcrafted oak furnishings inlaid with slate), they have given their Grade II listed Georgian terrace house a sleek look. In the restaurant (modern furnishings on a grey slate floor), the chef, Pawel Banaszynski, uses local ingredients for his bilingual menu of dishes like venison terrine; cod fillet with a mango and mint crust. The Polish chef ('with a Welsh soul') might include Szarlotka (Polish apple cake) among the desserts. The bedrooms have a bold decor chosen to echo the colours of the surrounding landscape: terracotta, fired earth and bronze; the sepia tones of the beach; the red sky at night; the deep blue of the sea. Two rooms at the front have a bathtub in a bay window. A large attic room connects with an adjacent single to form a family suite. There is no residents' lounge; guests may sit in the cellar bar or in the restaurant's sea-facing terrace, which also provides outdoor dining. More reports, please.
  • The evening meal presented an innovative take on local ingredients and portions were generous. The young staff were friendly and efficient. At breakfast the orange juice was freshly squeezed, and laverbread with the full Welsh was a novlety. Our ground-floor bedroom at the back (booked bcause of mobility problems) was small but spotless and comfortable

    Alison Askins, 19/12/2011

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Cliff Railway
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National Library of Wales
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Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre.
A forest visitor centre, famous for feeding Red Kites by the lake.

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Contact Details

Gwesty Cymru

19 Marine Terrace ABERYSTWYTH Ceredigion Wales SY23 2AZ

Telephone

01970 612252

Further Information

Bedrooms

8, 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 23-31 Dec, restaurant closed for lunch Tues.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, terrace, free Wi-Fi, secure parking (book in advance), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in Reception and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed at lunch, no under-5s to stay or in restaurant in evenings.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2014] per room B&B single £67-£80, double £87-£160, £10 supplement for twin beds, D,B&B (Nov-Mar, Sun-Thurs, excluding half-term) single £85-£110, double £150. À la carte £30.