Last weekend my husband & I spent 3 nights at the Penhelig Arms as a base to explore the Snowdonia National Park and call in to my old university town of Aberystwyth
We had a very good rate for 3 nights B & B in what was described as a "small double" room in the main building, there appears to be some rather more swanky appartments attached next to the main building for those who want a bit more luxury.
The place itself is a kind of hybrid pub/restaurant/hotel with a lovely traditional feel about it and set right on the seafront, in the most lovely setting about a 5 - 10 minute stroll away from the centre of the town.
The room had a gorgeous sea view, and although it wasnt the largest room I have stayed in, it was perfectly adequate for 3 nights, very comfortable and I have certainly stayed in smaller rooms that didn't describe themselves as "small".
Chris & Rick, the proprietors were lovely, and had a gorgeous dog, Felix. The place is very dog friendly.
There is a cozy bar attached which seems popular with locals and guests alike and serves real ale and a surprisingly impressive array of gins.
We had breakfast every morning, and I managed to have something different each day, the usual cooked breakfast was nice but I would parcularly recommend the fish (smoked haddock or smoked salmon - both delicious)
We ate in the restuarant just on the saturday, which is I think anyway beautifully and simply decorated with lots of pictures of the local scenery and we had a lovely meal (again, I would particularly recommend the fish) with a good selection of wine at a reasonable price
As for Aberdovey itself, of course we were out of season, but its a really pretty place and the Dovey Arms does a decent basic pub meal and is open 7 days if you just want something simple to eat after a long walk
We were really lucky with the weather and this is a particularly stunning part of the world to explore, from which the Penhelig Arms made a perfect base for us.
Will definitely try to make it back next year