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“Good rooms and location”
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Castle Hotel
Derby
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3 reviews
“Good rooms and location”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Have stayed a few times in various rooms. Last there for University graduation week. Never had a problem with noise, perhaps because I've been there at the start and end of term! Parking has always been easy, usually on the street outside. There is also unlimited free parking on the prom, or as a last resort cheap 24 hr parking by the harbour a few minutes away. Rooms have always been very clean and comfortable, and the light breakfast brought to the rooms is a bonus not a problem. Seeing dolphins from the promenade at the end of of the road made my last stay all the more pleasurable.

Room Tip: top floor rooms-the sea view room is the nicest
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Really nice bedrooms but located above a downmarket and noisy studenty pub. Very expensive too!!! Too many negatives to mention.
Cost us £100 per night to stay above a noisy pub, which like other comment,s doesnt seem to close until 3 am and the noise is terrible! And I mean really terrible. Would never stay again and would never recommend to anyone either. Not sure who they are marketing to as the rooms dont match the pub below? Only positive was the friendly and helpful young girl behind the bar who acts as bar maid and receptionist. Also, breakfast costs a fiver and consists of cereal, fruit and toast in your bedroom... No cooked food available. No where to park. The view is terrible and bedrooms look out onto drab student accommodation. No seperate hotel entrance and you have to enter the bar area to book into your room!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here two weeks ago at the end of a walking holiday in Wales. The rooms were really nice, as shown on the website. Breakfast was also ok with nice quality food seved in our room.
Unfortunately this is where the positives ended.
We were unceremoniously woken around midnight when the music from the pub downstairs suddenly cranked up and the noise was terrible. I phoned downstairs to be told the pub shut at 1.15 but they would turn the juke box down. I rang a total of 4 times to be told 'someone had turned the jukebox up' and other excuses and then informed the bar shut at 3.00am! At 3 the music went off and after hearing people leaving it went quiet at 3.15am. Not the relaxing night we were expecting, especially with a long drive in front of us. I had to pass my complaint onto the house keeper in the morning as there were no staff on the premises and bar locked up! After waiting 3 days for a phone call I was promised (and payment taken from my account!) I had to email my complaint on 28th May. After nothing I emailed again on 3rd June informing the owner I would be reviewing her hotel on Trip Advisor. A reply at last! An apology for late reply but not for the poor treatment we received. Then to top it all she tried to blame it on a neighbouring house party!!! Amazing how the music got louder when the bar girl answered the phone and apologised about the juke box twice, and miraculous the 'party' finished at the exact time the bar shut! Also, since seen numerous entries on TA regarding the noise so they must have exam parties weekly around there. You couldn't make it up. My advice... lovely rooms, but if your idea of a good nights sleep is in the middle of a disco DO NOT STAY HERE! We will not be taking up her offer of a free room upgrade as we live 300 miles away. Not much chance of an apology or compensation now, but at least you have been warned.

Room Tip: Choose a quiter hotel
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

I was greeted by a gang of customers having a drink who made remarks I won't repeat - it was a horrible welcome put it that way. There is no reception, you enter via a sports bar.
Room was nice except for the smell of cigarettes which I guess drifts up through the window from smokers outside the pub.
The noise from the pub continued into the late hours despite the fact I called at around half past midnight and was promised the music would be turned down.
I paid over the odds in the hope I'd be able to treat my mother to an enjoyable evening and got the hotel service I've had for years. I strongly recommend you find somewhere else.

  • Stayed May 2013
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denbighshire
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Rooms are lovely, room 7 is my favourite. Regular visitor on business to Aberystwyth and always stay at this hotel. However no food is served in the pub part but local restaurant and cafe or takeaways are a plenty. Rooms are spacious, clean and warm. Shash windows that open almost as far as you want them too not like a lot of places where window only opens a tiny bit. Breakfast is served in your room, delivered on a tray so don't expect a feast. Staff very helpful. Can get noisy outside at closing time. Accommodation is aplenty at Aberystwyth because of the University so may be worth haggling wherever you choose to stay.

Room Tip: Room 7 is the biggest with king bed. Lovely
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Rooms were great, although lacking a desk which was a shame from a work perspective. Bathroom was brilliant. All very modern, very clean, done to a very high standard. Staff were available to contact at all hours and were incredibly helpful. Was a bit noisy on the Sunday night, think this was music either from the pub or the student-y surrounding area and from people leaving the pub. Didn't have any bother with noise on Monday/Tuesday night. Price was worth the room and service, but let down by the noise a little.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is pricier than Aber B&Bs, but the rooms are very nice - classy in fact, with good wardrobes, bathrobes, a decent desk/make-up area, and in my case a very comfortable sofa as well. When the electrics failed in the room I was given on check-in, they immediately upgraded me to a much bigger room with a lovely view and great bathroom. I agree with Jennie Bee that the breakfast is a little limited in choice for the money, but the lady who served it was very charming and it was nice to lie in bed with tea and toast and a view of the sea.

I was lucky to experience no noise but I was on the top floor and also it was the Easter holidays so the bar was quiet.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Castle Hotel
Address: South Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1JW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sympathetically restored Edwardian hotel originally designed in the style of the traditional ‘London Gin Palace,’ situated in the old town of Aberystwyth, just a stone's throw from the castle grounds.You can look forward to a warm Welsh welcome. This newly restored hotel has a contemporary luxurious feel, just yards from the beach, harbour and marina. All rooms are en-suite and furnished to a lavish standard with hand made furniture and the indulgence of Egyptian cotton linen.Why not sit back and relax with a glass of champagne and enjoy excellent views of the sunsets over Cardigan Bay? Or you can enjoy a drink in our friendly local bar before retiring to your luxury suite and slipping into crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. And if all this isn't enough, to complete your treat, breakfast will be served to you in bed the following morning.We strive to provide local, ethically sourced products wherever possible. ... more   less 
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