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“Touring mature bikers.........” 5 of 5 stars
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43 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales   |  
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Ranked #10 of 31 Aberystwyth B&B and Inns
Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Touring mature bikers.........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Initially enquired re reservations by e.mail....Joan phoned me back and had a great chat in relation to types of rooms available and answered my question re secure parking for 7 bikes.... On arrival... Nice greeting, made welcome and enjoyed our stay of just one night....wished we could have stayed longer.....7 male bikers looked after with a hearty cooked breakfast in the morning... Rooms were very clean and tidy with plenty of space! Will definatly be back as the location was great with easy parking! Price was good as well... Many thanks.... Bonus was many of the rooms have a sea view.....the sound of those crashing waves after a long ride, dinner in town followed by a couple of beers... I slept like a baby!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Birmingham, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Second stay here whilst visiting my son who is at Uni. Had a double room to myself. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Hotel was clean & warm. Had a comfy nights sleep. Ask for a room at the back if you are a light sleeper like me, as Aber can get lively at night especially on a Saturday when Wales have beaten England at rugby! Nice breakfast. Central location for town or beach. Park on the street nearby.Will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We had a good experience here. It is a reasonably priced, clean and comfortable Bed and Breakfast. We were very fussy about our breakfast and got just what we wanted. Students noisy at night (Saturday night) on their way home. If this bothers you ask for a back room. Otherwise the front facing rooms are fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kenilworth, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Lovely clean and spacious room (no.2) with magnificent sea view.
Breakfast was fine and the location good.
The onsite parking is limited and beware of being blocked in, but there is street parking at the rear. Cash or cheque only for payment.
Aberystwyth is overrun with students and as they had only just started the term were extremely noisy at night. They were still walking and shouting along the road at 4 in the morning! Double glazing would help but not on hot nights when you want the window open. (pack the ear plugs!)
It was enjoyable to sit in the bay window watching everyone passing along the promenade.
We would stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Stayed here whilst visiting the Uni and we were pleasently surprised, the guesthouse is right on the sea front and has parking at the rear.

The rooms were very clean and the beds nice and comfortable, the owners were nice and friendly. The breakfast was also very nice, cereals and full fried, etc.

Be warned debit and credit cards are not accepted you will need to pay by cheque or cash.

I would stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We have stayed at the Helmsman twice (April and May 2011) and on both occasions have been given Room 2 which is a family room with ensuite bthroom. The room is spacious and has character features, but the best bit is the panaramic view of Cardigan Bay which can be viewed from the armchairs in the bay window of the room. The hotel is very well situated for pubs and restaurants and ony 1 mile from the Uni. Our room was immaculately clean and the white cotton bed linen was spotless. The beds are very comfortable. The ensuite shower room has been built in a corner of the room but is modern and clean. Breakfast is always good and the staff very friendly and obliging - asked if my daughter was vegetarian and offered extra non meat breakfast items. If you want to know something just ask. This B&B is a gem and we will be back again in October.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011 via mobile

We stayed the the helmsman for my graduation and found the location of the hotel fantastic, it is within walking distance to Aberystwyth centre and right on the seafront! Rooms were a little snug but perfectly clean and tidy. The stairs would also take a little bit of concentration after a few drinks! Breakfast was lovely and staff were friendly. Would stay again!!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Also Known As:
The Helmsman Hotel Aberystwyth
The Helmsman Aberystwyth, Wales

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