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The Helmsman

43 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
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The Helmsman
Ranked #13 of 29 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Wigan, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Excellent, very clean and well run little hotel with wonderful sea views.A really good breakfast nothing was too much trouble. The waves lulled us to sleep after a busy day and woke up refreshed. I'm sure we will stay here again… Our window DID open so we had a lovely sea breeze.

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Neston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming back to Aber every year for approx 20 years since we graduated and the only place we feel at home is at the Helmsman!! The location is superb in the middle of the promenade and we always ask for a seaview room - we can happily sit at our window for hours watching the world go... More

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at this lovely B&B for a 3 night stay over Father's Day weekend. The location is unbeatable - right on the seafront, a 5 minute walk from the train station. We received a warm welcome from Joan. We had 2 rooms, she said they both had a sea-view but we weren't expecting such an amazing sea view! We... More

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

What a disappointment this hotel is. We had treated ouselves to a night overlooking the sea. And we did have a sea view. But as the windows were glued tight we didn't get that fresh sea air. The room was stale and stuffy and had seen better days. I asked for fresh coffee at breakfast and was told they hadn't... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The B&B looks clean and inviting from the exterior and has private off-road parking at the rear. I stayed for two nights in a room on the top floor with a sea view. The room was basic but functional and the bed was very comfortable but the ensuite was overdue a refurb in my opinion with bits falling off here... More

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Warner, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This sumer my husband and I were visiting relatives in Swansea and decided to do some sightseeing in Western Wales.While traveling my husband became ill and landed in the hospital in Aberystwyth for 9 days.We had no plans of spending the night let alone 9 days.Despite the busy season the 1st night I was there I managed to get a... More

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Our yearly visit was really enjoyable as always, we were made to feel welcome, we had our usual room (Room 2) and have already booked next years weekend away. Breakfast was lovely and there was plenty to choose from as well as having a full English. Thank you Joan for making us so welcome. See you next October!

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We recently stayed at this B&B. I was a little bit worried after reading some of the reviews but we were attending the university open day and accommodation was scarce. I found Joan very helpful and she responded to all my email enquiries promptly. We booked two rooms. One overlooking the garden and one with a fantastic sea view -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We recently stayed at the Helmsman after looking at the reviews on trip advisor we though it would be fine. On arrival the greeting was very frosty - we were instructed on the car park which seemed very poorly set out and access was not easy at all. After climbing 3 flights of stairs, and struggling with doors we arrived... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had booked 2 rooms at the Helmsman for a Saturday night. First room for 2 adults and 1 child and second room for 2 adults (my elderly parents). When booking (which was a couple of weeks before hand) I explained that I would like a room on bottom or first floor for my parents so it would not be... 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): $
Also Known As:
The Helmsman Hotel Aberystwyth
The Helmsman Aberystwyth, Wales

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We are situated in the centre of the main promenade, overlooking Cardigan Bay. We are close to all the shops, restaurants and bars. There is free WiFi and also a car park. ... more   less 
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