Gwesty Cymru

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’. More

Contact details

19 Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ
Wales

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 22 Dec–4 Jan, restaurant closed for lunch Tues.

Facilities

small bar area, restaurant, seafront terrace, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), secure parking (book in advance), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘easy listening’ all day in reception and restaurant.

Children

no under-5s, all ages welcomed at lunch.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B 
single £70–£80, double £90–£155. 
A la carte £35.

Other reviews

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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Gwesty Cymru
19 Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ

Guest comments

'The first-floor rooms were very different, one compact, the other spacious, with a glorious sea view. Both were immaculate. Our dinners were excellent; the chef made innovative changes to accommodate dietary needs. Parking can be a problem. ' - Alan & Edwina Williams - September, 2018
'All the staff were very helpful. No residents' lounge, but it was pleasant to sit in our large bedroom watching the sea. We enjoyed the evening meal - very much bistro style. Breakfast has high-quality ingredients. ' - GC - October, 2017
'The welcome from the Welsh bilingual staff was good. Our compact but smart room had an excellent bathroom. Diner was good, not great; pop music played at mealtimes was distraction. Breakfast could have been better. ' - DB - August, 2017
'A very good stay. Excellent décor. Fantastic food and good service. Great position. ' - Michael Eldridge - January, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide