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Belle Vue Royal Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Halifax, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mediocre and pricey for what you get”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed 2 nights, admittedly very busy nights, but had a room at the back of the hotel overlooking the car park and back of the hotel. Car park is very small for the size of the hotel. Very long corridors (yes plural) to walk down to reach our room, which felt isolated. For the £194 the room was OK other than the car park noises which woke me on the Friday and kept me awake on the Saturday, good en-suite but did not feel it compared well to other places I have stayed in Aber'. The breakfast was mediocre, a hint should be that eggs benedict has a runny poached egg not a well done one on top and bacon should not be dry with almost raw fat on the edge. Would not choose to stay here again as not value for money, but would not reject it outright.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Wales, UK
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stop at the Belle Vue once a month for Business. I am told that it was THE place to stop at in Aberystwyth some years ago and while there are still signs that it was once a majestic and grand venue, it feels a bit tired these days. However, the service is superb, the staff are friendly and I always look forward to my visits.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Having stayed in other Aber sea-front hotels we decided to go a step-up from the basic budget hotels this time. Paying just a bit more for a room at Belle Vue Royal (£194 for two weekend nights compared to £160 at another hotel) was definitely worthwhile. The sea-facing room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Nice little touches in the rooms like biscuits, shoe-polishing cloths and a sewing kit! There is a room-service including some interesting pizzas! The view and location were perfect. Breakfast was very nice (vegetarian option much appreciated). Staff were pleasant. A perfect weekend break, will definitely return!

Room Tip: Room 31 is sea-facing and spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stourport on Severn
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Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I were on a sentimental trip to Aber having been students there in the 60s. In those days the Bellevue was purported to be the best in town although we could never afford to go there. It is still Ok but nothing special. On the positive side our room had a splendid bathroom very large and shower worked well but why in such a large bathroom is there not a single hook? Bedroom fine but view only of wall of the adjacent building. That great salesman from Corby had sold them the ubiquitous trouser press that took up half of the wardrobe. What a salesman he must have been persuading so many hotels to install such a naff product!?
If you want/ purport to be the best hotel in town it is the small things that count like being served cognac in a brandy glass not a tumbler as was the case in the Bellevue. Linen napkins would also be an improvement on the cheap paper ones provided.
If you are driving there are other Aber sea front hotels with much bigger car parks than the Bellevue. Overall not bad but could do so much better.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Stayed here for a night. Efficient and friendly. Good size rooms and free wifi. Good quality breakfast with an excellent sea front view.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

I actually had my wedding ceremony and reception at this hotel in dec 2011. It was a lovely day, staff friendly and helpfull food excellent, Admittedly the hotel is looking really tired and is in need of a bit of TLC. We worked closely with Diane who is amazing! Nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to help make our day special. We have stayed at the hotel again since and yet again really enjoyed ourselves :) Whats lovely about the staff is if we pop in they still remember us and go out of their way to say hello :)

Room Tip: Room 21 is lovely, big and with a huge window overlooking the sea :)
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Went here on a business trip.
Yes the hotel is dated but the food is very good - both breakfast and evening meal were good.
The staff are really pleasant and helpful - you can't fault them -well done!

Room Tip: Being on the sea front I'm not sure how you'd avoid noisy seagulls!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Belle Vue Royal Hotel
Address: Marine Terrace | The Promenade, Aberystwyth SY23 2BA, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Belle Vue Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Aberystwyth's magnificent promenade, the Belle Vue Royal Hotel offers accommodation in elegant, spacious surroundings. ... more   less 
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