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“Will definitely return if going to Aber”
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Richmond Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Clean, modernised old seafront hotel. Our room had a panoramic view of the sea. Very quiet, the only sound was the lapping of the waves on the beach. Linen tablecloths at breakfast. Cheerful, patient waitresses. Seconds on cooked items if you wanted more. Unfortunately the restaurant was not open in the evenings this time of year, so we had evening meals at the nearby Marine Hotel.

Room Tip: Old style hotel, stairs everywhere, so elderly/disabled be forewarned
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stay over the weekend to visit our Nephew who is at the University. The hotel is very warm and welcoming with just a hint of a bygone age. A real gem. The room was lovely and warm with a fabulous view of the sea across the road. The bathroom was modern and very good. Bed was comfotable with very good quality linen.

All in all a great place which we most certainly will return too.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed at the Richmond as a couple visiting my Partner's son who is studying at the Uni and were pleasantly surprised with this little gem.
Ideally located we had a comfortable room with a sea view and found the staff friendly and helpful.
Looks like we'll be back a few times during the next 3 years!
Breakfast was great - wide choice and plenty of it.
Recommended

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

I stay at the Richmond regularly on business and can thoroughly recommend. The staff are so helpful and the rooms are always clean and airy. Breakfast is great and feels just like a home from home. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Aber then this is it.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the sea are great on a summers night.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I have stayed in many hotels in Aberystwyth (over 10) either alone, with my husband or with my 5 children and I can honestly say this is by far the best. The views are amazing, the rooms clean and airy, the staff helpful, friendly and pleasant, the breakfast varied and well cooked and the evening meal is better than any of the restaurants in the town. My only advice would be book early as anyone that stays here will come back!

Room Tip: ask for sea facing - what a view!!
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Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

The hotel has a good location on the waterfront. I found it too expensive for what they offer. Rooms are very small as well as the bathroom. Staff is not friendly. Breakfast is ok but the room is horrible. Dinner was expensive and not what I expected. Parking is behind the hotel and small so I guess when the hotel is full there is no parking for all.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richard-Richmond, Owner at Richmond Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

I, the hotel owner had a disagreement with this guest which was not resolved leaving us with an outstanding bill with another hotel. Resulting in a negative score and review, which does not fairly reflect the hotel.

This guest had stayed with us prior to this incident and on returning wished to stay with us on an additional night when we could not accommodate her.
Trying to be as helpful as possible, we phoned many other hotels, finally finding one which she was happy and agreed to stay at!!
We booked it with her consent and in good faith. She failed to show at this hotel and personally booked elsewhere to stay locally but failed to cancel with either us or her chosen hotel.
Out of courtesy to the other hotel we paid them directly for the uncancelled accommodation. As this guest was returning to us for a further night, (a clear indication of her satisfaction with us and our product) we expected the guest to reimburse us for the outstanding account for the unused hotel night of £95.00.
She refused and become very rude, lying that they had stayed in Liverpool as their car had broken down. It became obvious that they had stayed locally at Nanteos Mansion, (they even posted a review of the establishment on Tripadvisor).

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Not much to add from previous favourable reviews. Room, looking out over the prom, was clean and cosy. Bathroom (or rather the shower room) was clean. We had a meal in the restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed the quality of service and fare. Breakfast was good too with a wide selection to suit tastes. Were we to stay for a night or two again in Aberystwyth we would seriously consider another stay in this professionaly run establishment.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Richmond Hotel

Address: The Promenade | 44/45 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range: $110 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Richmond Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Richmond Hotel Aberystwyth, a Grade II listed former Merchant's House, enjoys an enviable prime sea front location on the main promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is a short stroll to the town centre and University. We offer a friendly, relaxed yet attentive level of service. Well appointed rooms are thoughtfully equipped to meet the needs of our business and leisure guests. Splendid sea views can be appreciated from many of the rooms and public areas. We pride ourselves in sourcing local Welsh products for you to enjoy when dining with us. Our private on site car park is a real bonus in this part of town. ... more   less 
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