Gwesty Cymru

‘An excellent hotel with a warm welcome’, Huw and Beth Roberts’s stylish restaurant-with-rooms is on the Victorian promenade of this lively resort town. The name translates as ‘Welsh hotel’, and the Grade II listed terrace house has been refurbished with a sense of national identity at heart: much of the custom-designed oak furniture is handmade in Wales; slate accents recall the country’s once-flourishing industry. Inspired by the bold colours of the surrounding landscape (the red sky at night, the sand dunes at Ynyslas), modern bedrooms have abstract oil paintings; each also has bathrobes and a tea tray. Room 6 has an inter connecting door with an adjacent single room. An attic room with exposed beams and an original stone wall has a sofa bed to accommodate a family. In the restaurant, William Ainsworth, the new chef, serves modern Welsh dishes, perhaps pan-fried red mullet, Welshman’s caviar polenta; lamb rump, sautéed kale, leeks. Alfresco meals may be taken on the terrace in warm weather. ‘Breakfast is freshly cooked and excellent.’ Well placed for Royal Pier, the castle and the cliff railway; many walks along the Wales Coastal Path, up Constitution Hill. (David Kershaw)
  • 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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Local attractions

Cliff Railway
On a clear day, you can see 26 mountain peaks from this hilltop railway line.
National Library of Wales
An ideal place to research your family tree.
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


01970 612252

Further Information


8. 2 on ground floor.


all year except 23 Dec–3 Jan, restaurant closed for lunch Tues.


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

Background music

'easy listening' in Reception and restaurant.


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


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2015] per room B&B single £70–£80, double £90–£165, D,B&B (Nov–Mar, Sun–Thurs, excluding half-term) single £85–£125, double £150–£165. À la carte £30.