On a 14 day trip at the welsh coast (mostly Cardigan bay) Aberystwyth was in many ways the absolute contrast to all the other perfect impressions & experiences.
Gwesty'r Marine was with a good interspace the most expensive B&B we had. We did not get a room in the main building, we had one in another house in the same row. Breakfast was served in the main building. We were on the upper floor. A bit narrow the staircase. No elevator.
Let's name some good points: the staff is friendly, competent and helpful. All of them.
The Promenade is "the" place to be. Central and not too noisy.
The breakfast has a very rich bufet with everthing you can ask for. (Maybe a bit more fresh fruit.) It is served in a large, large ball room.
Negative: limited space for cars although there should be ample space as we were told. One of the lots was occupied by one of the staff. When he went I was lucky.
No WiFi in that house, I had to move to the main one, sit in the lounge. Not a bad place if there had not been a hughe wedding party.
Just hot water for the basin, no cold one. (The reception was surprised and promised that it would be fixed asap. I do believe they will do.) Anyway - the shower had both.
The room was very small for a twin.
The bathroom was designed for dwarfs. (We are just average.)
The window was fixed with lower amateur standard. Just a piece of wood to keep it in position.
When looking at my bed I could have gone seasick. (Luckily I am a sailor and can manage to sleep even on a small boat at beaufort 8.)
So it is a bit of a journey back in time. Late sixties I suggest.
After all: Aberystwyth is very popular. The rates are higher as in places like Cardigan or Criccieth. So it is up to you: looking for a crowded place with all the benefits like pier, promenade, shops, bars, pubs and so on - there might be worse places like the Marine.
If you tend to be more up-to-date or love individuality: choose another destiny.
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- Also Known As:
- Gwesty'r Marine Hotel Aberystwyth, Wales
- Marine Hotel Aberystwyth
- Hotel Gwesty r Marine