Good Hotel Guide Review
For a century, generations of Cave-Browne-Caves have welcomed families and four-legged friends to their hotel on a hillside above Cardigan Bay, across road and railway line from golf links and white-sand beaches. ‘It keeps up high standards,’ says a reader who praises the ‘well-appointed rooms’ and ‘friendly staff’. Bedrooms are decorated in coastal colours, and more than half have a sea view, perhaps with a balcony. Some can sleep up to two adults and four children. Activities include tennis and putting, with sailing and pony trekking to hand. On rainy days the playroom, library and indoor pool come into their own. An all-day menu has fish fingers for the kids, a fish platter for grown-ups. A baby-listening service gives peace of mind, as parents tuck into duck-liver pâté and slow-roasted belly pork on braised red cabbage with sauce Albert. ‘The food was plentiful, five courses with several good choices, extremely quickly served.’ It may not be fine dining, but a smart-casual dress code confers a sense of occasion. ‘When you call it an institution, you are right. Everything seemed to work smoothly.’ (DB, and others)
59. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 11 Dec–16 Jan.
lift, lounge bar, study, family lounge, adult lounge, restaurant, games room (snooker, table tennis, pool table), in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool, beauty salon, 15-acre grounds (tennis, putting green, children’s playground), EV charging, most public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, under-10s free, extra bed (aged 10–16) £35–£45, with dinner.
allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per dog per night), library.
D,B&B from £116 per person (per night for min. 2-night stay; longer stay discounts).