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Arosfa Harbourside Guesthouse

Harbourside, Aberaeron SA46 0BU, Wales
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Arosfa Harbourside Guesthouse
Ranked #10 of 13 Aberaeron B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice stay after a long hike from Llangrannog. Surprised to find that our room was actually the red front door to the right of the hotel entrance! Very original, with our own tiny sitting room surveying the town square and harbour! Homely with lots of character, included is a 5-star breakfast, courtesy of the in-house restaurant (excellent as otherwise we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived on a Saturday afternoon for one night. I've always preferred small family run guest houses over large hotels, for their quirkiness. Bill showed me to my room at the rear of the property. I didn't mind not having the harbour view rooms as I was brought up in Aberaeron. My room was a single occupancy and quirky! It... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a lovely B and B , with fantastic cooked breakfasts , and a wonderful harbourside location. However the Jewel in the crown is the restaurant contained within ! Only open on Fridays and Saturdays at the moment , but you will not eat finer food anywhere in Wales. The Chef is outstanding , producing modern dishes with welsh... More

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Ibiza, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Excellent picturesque location. Tired, drab rooms although very clean. Would greatly benefit from an update in decor and furnishings. Paper thin walls. Not the best night's sleep. Hosts helpful. Good breakfast.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I would not hesitate in returning here, its excellent value for money. The rooms are decorated quite old fashioned but has everything you need, very quaint. Breakfast is lovely, could not be improved and the hospitality by Bill and his team is second to none.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stopped at this Guest house at the last minute as we had extended our visit to Wales by a day. The room we had was a little quaint but it had all we needed, tea & coffee to hand and 2 beds which we prefer. It is right by the harbour with free parking in the square opposite. It... More

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bill g, Owner at Arosfa Harbourside Guesthouse, responded to this review

I'm pleased that the jacket arrived safely and thank you for the thoughts that you passed on to me. I have always found that listening to guests is a goldmine of useful information, not just in Arosfa but in other businesses that I have had. Their experience of the guest house is unique to them and their comments are welcome.... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This bed and breakfast is right in the centre of aberaeron, and is in easy walking distance to shops pubs and sea. room was very clean, with nice bedding. breakfast had free range eggs, and good quality food. price was good too. all in all recommended.

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Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed at this conveniently located B&B a number of years ago. Apart from Bill (the proprietor) adding a restaurant, things haven't changed a lot. This B&B is welcoming, clean and has good facilities not found in other "cheaper" B&B's. We really enjoyed our two nights stay, and hope to see Bill and his helpful staff later in the year for... More

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The Midlands
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We felt at home as soon as we saw our room,(a double,) which was comfortable and clean incorporating a big bathroom with a particularly good shower. and a beautiful view of the harbour. Unfortunately the restaurant , which had been recommended , was temporarily closed but the breakfasts were excellent, as was the service. Our bed was very comfortable and... More

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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We ate at theirrestaurant Manuka - rather than staying at the B&B - based on a recommendation. The quality of the food was a very pleasant surprise and it is clear that the kitchen here has real skill. My wife and I had wild rabbit and roe deer for our main courses both of which were beautifully cooked and presented.... More

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Also Known As:
Arosfa Harbourside Guesthouse Hotel
Arosfa Harbourside Guesthouse Hotel Aberaeron
Arosfa Harbourside Guesthouse Aberaeron, Wales
Address: Harbourside, Aberaeron SA46 0BU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberaeron
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Aberaeron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable, quality accommodation for that special weekend or get-a-way break. Recognised by the AA with the winning of its prestigious 'Best Welsh Breakfast Award'. •Winter Break 3 nights for 2 from 1st November to 31st March excluding Bank Holidays•Real Comfort in centrally heated accommodation with modern double glazing•A memorable choice of imaginative Welsh Breakfasts that includes Celtic laver bread, smoked fish, traditional home cured bacon and tasty vegetarian dishes •Coastal path outside the front door•Harbour views and sofa comforts•In town but away from the main road. Close to the water's edge, shops and restaurants •Delightful ground floor accommodation with sun lounge and lovely views•Free, well lit overnight parking close by•All rooms en-suite; single, double, triple or small family•100% no smoking policy •Digital TV and free Wi-FI•Our friendly, efficient team hope to see you soon. The bedrooms all have their individual features that you would expect from a house built during the middle of the 19th century. Arosfa retains all its character from that period and is surrounded by similar fine Georgian properties that together make a handsome square with Pwll Cam (the Inner Harbour) at its centre. The fine Georgian house was originally built in the 1850’s by a family from nearby Cardigan as a home and probable provisions store. This period was Aberaeron's heyday when a large part of the town was constructed. Arosfa is ideally situated in the town, on the harbour yet still only a short walk to the shops with the convenience of the small free harbour car park close by. There are no hills to worry about and you can take short walks along the quay and seaside promenade or up the riverside footpath which takes you over "Lovers Bridge" and into the park. The surrounding area has an abundance of interesting places to visit within a short drive or bus ride. To name a few there is Devils Bridge, reached by the narrow gauge railway, Roman Gold mines at Pumpsaint, Llanwernog Lead and Silver Mine, Llanerchaeron Mansion, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, the ancient Strata Florida Monastery and much more.Since our AA Award we have been continually refining our Welsh Breakfast fayre and there is now more choice than ever and we hope you enjoy it. We think our home cured bacon is something really special and we are always looking for something new to do with laver bread. One very refined elderly welsh lady dared herself to try this most Welsh of Welsh dishes for the first time. She thoroughly enjoyed it and was instantly converted to being a 'Bara Lawr' fan. Chilled Breakfast BarStart with a wonderful selection of fresh fruits, cereals, local cheeses yogurts and our own muesli that is available from the Chilled Breakfast Bar. Then enjoy one of our delicious cooked breakfasts: Grilled Fish, Fresh Filleted Mackerel, Freshly landed in Aberaeron during the season. Gently grilled and served with lemon and scrambled egg. Whole Smoked Kipper, Traditional, natural smoked kipper served on the bone with all the trimmings and scrambled egg. Arosfa Grilled Breakfasts: Our Welsh bacon comes from a local piggery where the pigs are reared outside in a natural way, feeding in fields or woods. We cut the bacon on the premises and serve it with local free range eggs and pork sausages made by our butcher. See if you can taste the difference. Traditional Breakfast: Two Thick Welsh Bacon rashers with pork sausage and fresh egg cooked to your liking. Full Welsh Breakfast: A favorite with many of our guests. Three Thick Welsh Bacon rashers, pork sausage and two gently fried eggs. Local Home Cured Bacon and Egg: This is the bacon that your grandfather would have had for breakfast. Being dry cured over time the old fashioned way it is different in texture and flavour, delicious. Welsh Black Pudding Two Welsh bacon rashers, a fried egg and 4 juicy rings of Pwdin Du. Celtic Laver Bread - 'Bara Lawr ' A delicacy that captures a unique flavour from the sea shore. Harvested edible seaweed that has been enjoyed locally for centuries and is still very popular today. Rolled in oats and lightly pan fried in olive oil;•Served with bacon and fried egg•Penclawdd Cockles and poached egg•Welsh Black Pudding and poached egg•Smoked haddock and poached egg•Or for vegetarians with lemon, mushrooms, tomato and filled with sliced, cooked apple if you wish. Local Cured Ham A lighter breakfast served chilled with melon and toasted home made bread, New Laid Eggs, Free Range eggs from a local farm. Boiled, Poached or Scrambled to your liking with toasted homemade bread. Beverages: There is a choice of various teas; Indian, Chinese, Earl Grey, and Fruit or Herbal. We have freshly brewed cafetiere coffee as well as instant or decaffeinated. ... more   less 

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