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The Helmsman

43 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean place, decor is fine if a bit dated but all clean. Parking is easy enough on the back street but can be a problem during the day time. There is limited parking with this B&B but was full when we where there. Wifi is good in the room. The view we had from the 3rd floor was amazing and... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Booked two rooms for two nights in mid July for our daughters graduation. A great welcome off Joan and Tony, the rooms at the front had great views of the bay and promenade. The full breakfast was very tasty and set us up for the day. Will definitly stay here when next visiting Aberystwyth.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We booked this direct with the hotel and they were very friendly and helpful. We had two rooms in the annexe which were clean and looked to be quite new with comfy beds. It was good to have free parking and the breakfast was very good, felt it was defiantly value for money and right opposite the sea, within easy... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Booked the hotel through their website email address, we received emails back quickly and booked 2 nights to stay on the Bank Holiday weekend. We arrived and there was parking avaialble at the back of the hotel, we checked in around 20:30 and had a lovely sea view family room ( there was two of us) it had a double... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a fabulous stay here on a Saturday night at the end of April, Everything was as arranged with the owners. Our room (4) on the third floor though not large was lovely decorated with a new shower room, We both sat in the comfy seats, positioned in the bay window admiring the view. Breakfast was fresh and tasty,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We checked in on Easter weekend to a nice welcome. Luckily my partner had checked the bathroom out because of a sewage smell in our Room (4), the toilet was blocked and wouldn't flush. We were moved to Room (2), another Seaview facing room but bigger :) This was ideal for our weekend stay. We only went down for breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed on the top floor with a room overlooking the promendade with a comfy chair positioned in the bay window which my wife liked. We spent half an hour in the morning watching people walking, jogging along the prom, people oin wetsuits jumping into the water and a couple of metal detectorists looking for treasure on the beach. The... More 

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Peterborough UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived at Aberystwyth hospital at 11pm after a 200 mile dash to my father's bedside. Too late, sadly, but then we had the problem of where to stay as we were in no fit state to drive home. The nurses phoned Tony at the Helmsman who got out of bed at midnight especially to welcome us. He provided a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly. My view of the sea was incredible. Breakfast was YUMMY!! If you are ever in Aberystwyth and looking for a B&B, you can definitely do worse. It was lovely. Upper 3 ★★★ :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here for one night. Room was big and overlooked the sea - lovely. Hosts friendly. Breakfast was very good. Our only concern was that Aberystwyth is a university town and a lot of the sea front premises which used to be hotels are now student accommodation - hence noisy during night - students returning home after a night... More 

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