We chose The starling Cloud because it looked like one of the only decent hotels in the area that weren't fully booked at short notice.
It's a lot like your standard budget chain (but a bit nicer). We went for a family room as there were two of us, mother & daughter visiting for a university open day.
When we were booking we explained we needed a room with two beds and the family room was organised. It consists of a double sofa bed type thing and a standard double. We were disappointed when we arrived to find that the sofa bed had not been 'made up' and we had to ring reception to get them to sort it. Didn't mind too much, not a big problem, but worth a mention.
It's a great base for Aberystwyth but we found that we didn't walk into town much, we used the car! This is because it was raining very heavily both days and we did not fancy a walk in the rain. To explain the walk to anyone that hasn't been, I'd say it was 10/15 minutes and quite pleasant. However, I'd prefer to use the car as we are lazy and there's some great free parking in town.
The room was clean and modern with basic amenities like a kettle. Don't expect sea views but the hotel doesn't claim to have them so no problems there. Nice deep bath got the thumbs up from us.
I found my sofa bed very comfortable indeed with nice clean bedding. My mum, on the other hand, said her double bed (although very clean) was very firm and hard! She slept though, so can't have been that bad.
The hotel is a 30 second walk from the restaurant/pub so if you're stuck for somewhere to eat on a night like we were, it's worth a shot.
Breakfast was lovely - there's a table with things like milk, juice, cereal. Then you get your hot breakfast menu. There's the usual cooked breakfast items & you pick and choose to create your own. You can also request fresh croissants and porridge. A nice touch is you can choose how you'd like your eggs. I really enjoyed the breakfast but it took a bit too long to come. It was lovely though.
We'd stay here again, it's a great base for aber and the breakfast was top notch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to one of marston's newly built pubs. The Starling Cloud in Aberystwyth is on the main road into the historic town. It's close to the train station which is only a ten minute walk away, and a short stroll from the main promenade and land mark pier. Enjoy our fantastic rotisserie cooked chicken and our other tasty options - children can also enjoy our great kids menu. We offer our famous hand pull bitters alongside a wide range of draught ales and drinks. We have an indoor children's play area so parents can dine and watch their children having fun.With a secure outside child's play area, ample outdoor seating and Large car park we welcome customers to enjoy what we have to offer. Alongside of this, we have a 27 room lodge, from family rooms, doubles and ground floor accessible rooms. Whether you are on your holidays, visiting family, at the university or on business, the Starling Cloud is for you! Free wifi is always available so why not come along and visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Starling Cloud Aberystwyth, Wales