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The Helmsman

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43 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
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The Helmsman
Ranked #11 of 31 Aberystwyth B&B and Inns
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here september 2014 fantastic value for money.stunning views .staff really friendly breakfast absolutley gorgeous well worth the money will defintley return.Bedrooms and en-suite really spacious and immaculatelly clean ,could not fault it at all

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Me my husband and two kids stayed here the weekend it was a nice hotel but in our room it was very dusty and no button on the toilet to flush it the breakfast was nice tho and our waitress was lovely always had a smile on her face all in all average bnb

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

After viewing some hotels on the website, we came across the Helmsman after ringing the doorbell twice the landlady came out very polite and pleasant. after this she gave us the key for room 9 we climbed 3 flights of stairs {very knackering}, once in the room it was very clean, but a bad smell coming from the bathroom. a... More

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My partner and I recently spent 3 nights at The Helmsman and had a wonderful stay. It is situated right opposite the beach and was the perfect location for all the local amenities. Our room was at the back of the hotel with little view, as we had to settle for a first floor room without a veiw or a... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unfortunately this lovely hotel is not on LateRooms etc so it was only by chance I found it and immediately wished I had done so years ago. We stayed for 3 nights In August 2014. Situated right on the seafront this is a spotlessly clean small hotel. Our room was on the first floor overlooking the back of the hotel,... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The helmsman was a wonderful place to stay. Our room looked over the beach and we witnessed a beautiful sunset. We sat in the bay window of our room with a bottle of wine and watched the world go by. The staff were lovely and the breakfast excellent. The room was spacious and spotless and for the price excellent value.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Only stayed 1 night for my daughters graduation, pity we couldn't stay more. Had 2 rooms on the top floor (ok you have to use stairs, but so what?) Lovely views of the bay, well equiped, clever little ensuite shower and toilet. Staff were really nice, the Irish girl on breakfast looked after everyone well, even though she was new... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Anyone staying here should recommend this Guesthouse to anyone, Aberystwyth is Lovely place and you come out of the front door to a fantastic view of the beach, book early for a sea view, however all room in the Guesthouse are very pleasant indeed, en-suite shower and bathroom everything you could wish for and at a very reasonable price. Breakfast... More

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Address: 43 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Helmsman Hotel Aberystwyth
The Helmsman Aberystwyth, Wales

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