8. 2 on ground floor.
all year except 22 Dec–4 Jan, restaurant closed for lunch Tues.
small bar area, restaurant, seafront terrace, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), secure parking (book in advance), unsuitable for disabled.
‘easy listening’ all day in reception and restaurant.
no under-5s, all ages welcomed at lunch.
per room B&B single £70–£80, double £90–£155. A la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
On the ‘upmarket Victorian promenade’ of a university town, Huw and Beth Roberts’s hotel is ‘brightly presented’, with ‘tables and chairs on a small lawn facing the sea’. The welcoming staff are bilingual, and locally handmade furniture, landscapes by local artists, and displays of Welsh poetry celebrate national identity. Readers liked their bright, light, front-facing bedroom, with its ‘large bay window, super-king-size bed, plenty of storage space’ and ‘a modern en suite with walk-in shower and bath’. There’s no residents’ lounge but, as a hurricane blew, ‘it was pleasant sitting in our armchairs, with a beer, watching the sea crash over the front’. A cheaper, rear-facing room was ‘smart, with Welsh oak fittings and splashes of bright colour’, say Guide insiders, but it got cooking smells from the kitchen below. In the basement restaurant, ‘bistro-style’ fare includes such dishes as ‘smoked salmon pâté with a mountain of focaccia’, and ‘good rump of lamb’. ‘We enjoyed squash tarte Tatin… Cajun-style chicken strips.’ At breakfast there is ‘a rather ordinary buffet’, but hot dishes had ‘high-quality ingredients, and the full Welsh includes laver bread’. (Desmond and Jenny Balmer, GC)
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