Good Hotel Guide Review
On the Victorian promenade of this university town, Huw and Beth Roberts’s small hotel is fronted by a small lawn with outdoor tables and seating – ‘a fine place to be on a sunny evening’, says a Guide insider. A reader this year praises the ‘immaculately furnished and decorated bedrooms’ and tells a tale of two rooms – one, at the back, ‘compact’, with ‘efficient, silent air conditioning’, ‘looked out over a tangle of rooftops’; the other, at the front, was spacious, ‘with a glorious sea view from the bay window’, and armchairs to watch the sunset. A rear-facing room is, of course, cheaper so you pays your money and you takes your choice. All rooms have handmade Welsh furniture, modern oil paintings inspired by the landscape. The best have a bath and separate shower. The staff are bilingual and welcoming. In the basement restaurant – rated ‘excellent’ by some readers (‘a beautifully cooked lamb rump’), ‘OK’ by others – the eclectic, bistro-style fare includes pan-fried cod, garlic and Parmesan mash; mushroom, hazelnut and feta linguine, pea shoots and truffle oil. Parking is an issue; come by train if you can. (Alan and Edwina Williams, and others)
19 Marine Terrace
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), 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. À la carte £35.