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Gwesty'r Marine Hotel
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Have stayed here a few times to drop off our son at the university. They tend to still have rooms at short notice. Previously have stayed in the sea view double but this time stayed in the most expensive room with Jacuzzi.it's just not worth the money, the bath panel had a crack in it. The room was same size as previous rooms. The decor is very 1980s which wouldn't matter if cheaper prices! Four poster bed looks pretty but is not that comfy. The thing is that for £130 a night you would expect feather pillows and duvet, not the Tesco basic with nylon filling they use which seem at odds with the expensive curtains and bed scarves. However you didn't sleep in curtains. The thing is that all these hotels on the front use exactly the same bedding and towels so you can stay somewhere cheaper with same view and essentially same bed. I suppose it depends upon how important fancy curtains and cushions are to you? For me they are not worth the extra £70. Then there is the depressing breakfast buffet. Cold toast congealed food. If you are unlucky you get noise from the bar.

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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a double room at a fairly hefty price, on arrival we were told "we've put you in a 'compact double room', which is not what we purchased, on arrival of the room we entered and it was ridiculously small, NO heating and dirty. We had a visit to our room off the woman in reception who asked for payment, she came into the room and said " have you got a heater in here it's freezing" she then went to get an electrical heater which is an embarrassment at the price they charge. we went up to the reception to complain and as we got there it was almost as if they were expecting us, we said we will not be staying in that room to which they replied "we'll swap you back with the other room" meaning they had purposely put us in a worse room I'm guessing as we were young and tried it on, on arrival of the second room it wasn't much better but was nice and warm, only we were above the reception room which the strobe lighting and blasting music till the early hours(single glazed windows), and to top it all off as we left the room to go check out we couldn't open the room door as the latch strike was loose ! Had to use a credit card to push the latch across (what happened if there was a fire) we mentioned this at reception and not once were we offered anything but simply a "sorry". Don't buy into the hype of the pictures

Stayed: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Visiting the Marine for Sunday Lunch on the 10/12/17 and as usual is difficult to fault. If you like big portions you won't be let down. Always a fantastic choice of meats at the carvery, no skimping on portions, loads of veg and if you have room a great choice of family favourite desserts. Service was very good and Nerys as ever a great host taking time to see things are all right for guests.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Marine Hotel is a big, rambling place right on an atmospheric seafront. Quite expensive, but our room was a good size, with a dramatic view facing out to sea. Free off-street car parking is available around the back or in a yard just along the street behind the hotel. Good breakfasts, although a bit of a random mixture of self-help and waiter service. Clearly, from the clientele we saw, they get the odd tour group. By the way, there is a lift, although it’s not very visible from within reception – don’t do what we did and lug all your gear up stairs before discovering it! (Reception might like to make a note to mention it to guests on check-in). This was a good stay, and we'd do it again if we're ever back in Aberystwyth.

Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hotel for one night for a two day conference. I has a room on the main building on 1st floor. The corridor to my room had a musty smell which wasn't the best. The room Itself was small, quite dated but had the usual things you expect. The bathroom was in need of being refurbished and some silicone wouldn't go amiss. Having said that room was clean and made up ready with lots of fresh towels.

The food in the hotel was good. Breakfast was plentiful and as expected. We had lunch buffets for the two days which was a little 80s, however tasty and fresh.

Location on the Seafront is perfect, even more so if you get a room with a view. Free parking to the rear of the hotel to.

Overall a pleasant stay, not luxury but lots of character..

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Gwesty'r Marine Hotel

Address: | Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2BX, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Aberystwyth
Price Range: $115 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gwesty'r Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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