Cardigan Bay on the shoreline and the Cambrian Mountains on the other side, Aberystwyth (aber-ist-with) is a lively university town on the Ceredigion coast. It is the birthplace of the Welsh Language movement. You can take the train to Abersystwyth from Birmingham International. Or you can take the bus from Birmingham or London Victoria to reach the town. Hear the locals speak Welsh, catch a show at the Arts Centre, drink beers at the numerous bars and pubs around the town, or simply enjoy the sunset over Cardigan Bay.
If you are looking for a place to stay, we’ve prepared the 10 best hotels in Aberystwyth, the true capital of Wales.
Bodalwyn Guest House offers spacious room when you plan to stay with more than 2 people. Certain units have a seating area and the best way to enjoy it is with a cup of tea while looking out at the sea or the city. The property is only a 2 minute’s walk from the beach. Aberystwyth Library is right near Bodalwyn Guest House, along with Aberystwyth Castle.
Bodalwyn Guest House
Address: Queen's Avenue
Price: from 54 USD
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Private check-in/check-out Heating Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Daily housekeeping Express check-in/check-out Breakfast in the room Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Experience the Welsh rural life during your stay at The Penybont B&B. The rooms at this 19th-century cottage have complete facilities for your convenient stay.
The property is just outside of Aberystwyth where you can find a good selection of shops, restaurants, and bars. The University of Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth Railway Station are within a 5 minute’s drive from the property.
Start your day with delicious breakfast; you might get lucky and see some sheep pass by outside your window. After that, walk for 20 minutes and you will arrive at Clarach Bay beach to soak up the sunshine.
Gwesty Cymru Hotel & Restaurant is located in the most strategic location at downtown Aberystwyth. It sits right on the heart of the seafront promenade and overlooks the Cardigan Bay.
It is home of the Gwesty Cymru Restaurant, and the award winning restaurant serves the exquisite Welsh dishes. If possible, reserve a room with sea views. You don’t just wake up overlooking the beautiful bay, you can enjoy your bath while looking at the bay too.
Stay like royals at Nanteos Mansion Country House Hotel. The hotel was built in a Grade I listed Gregorian building with scenic woodland gardens. It offers a quiet and peaceful stay with panoramic views, while the Aberystwyth town is not far.
You can enjoy a full English breakfast served in the dining room. The property has a beautiful garden where you can walk around or just sit on the lawn and sip your drink. The staff, especially the barmen and waiters, are excellent and very helpful with the guests’ need.
Nanteos Mansion Country House Hotel
Address: Nanteos Mansion
Price: from 610 USD
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Breakfast in the room Terrace On-site parking CCTV in common areas All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Non-smoking throughout Internet services
A guesthouse decorated in traditional Welsh cottage style and pretty colors. Glyn Garth Guest House is a family run guesthouse that will give you a cheerful atmosphere during your stay.
The staffs are very helpful and attentive to all your needs. They just want to ensure you feel comfortable during your stay at the guesthouse. The beach is only a 1-minute walk from the guesthouse. Sleep with the sound of the waves; it’s a perfect lullaby.
Another option for your stay at Aberystwyth is at this Airbnb accommodation, located at the outskirts of Aberystwyth, yet only easy walking distance to the town centre.
The 2-story house offers a spacious dining and living room, while the bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The French doors lead to a paved garden with outdoor seating where you can enjoy your drink in the afternoon. An added bonus is the Welcome Basket, a personal touch that you don’t experience in most accommodations.
Lovey airy open plan modern home
Price: from 88 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This is a mid 19th-century building, which offers a quirky, yet cosy and beautiful cottage next to a steam railway station. You literally see the steam train pass by from your garden.
It’s a perfect accommodation for those who are looking for an off the grid holiday. There is no television or phone reception. The beach is 15 a minute’s drive from the property. You need to consider private transportation, since the nearest public transport is 3 miles (5 km) from the property.
There is an important note that you need to check. The property keeps two chickens and a cockerel out the back. Be prepared to hear the cockerel crowing early in the morning. And you will occasionally hear the dawn chorus of owls and hedgehogs shuffling about at night. It’s not going to be a quiet night, but it will give you a close to nature holiday experience.
Cosy rural welsh chapel cottage with wood burnerAberffrwd, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsexcellent facilities in the cottage including a dishwashercute cottage great for families however tv doesn't workthe cottage has a lovely sitting room where you can put on a gorgeous firewith no wifi phone or tv it was a great break thank youwe couldn't have had a better stay at alice's the cottage was gorgeous: cosy comfortable relaxing and sparkling cleanbed was very comfortable and cleanother than that it was a clean and lovely placeentire house is sparkling clean and extremely well decorated100% recommendedvery clean and had everything we neededcosy clean well furnished comfy decorated with a lot of taste
Host:alice is a perfect hostalice and family are great hostsalice was very helpful and flexible in her hospitalityhost was very helpful and friendly and made sure everything was in orderalice was very welcoming and friendlyRead more reviewsgreat location just perfectloved the place and locationthe cottage is located in a gorgeous locationthe location is gorgeous peaceful and close to lots of lovely things to do and places to visita short walk up the hill is the steam train definitely worth a trip
An accommodation with perfect views of the Welsh countryside and Cardigan Bay on the other side. It’s a perfect way to spend a holiday at Aberystwyth.
The accommodation is part of Banc Farm, a small farm with horses, sheep, chickens and geese. There are 2 small lakes where you are free to go fishing. It is close to grocery stores, restaurants, and some pubs. With geese and hens pottering about in the courtyard and lambs in the field, it will be an exquisite traditional Welsh holiday.
Banc Farm Welsh countryside retreat
Price: from 66 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Richmond Hotel offers a smart, modern, and comfortable room for your stay at Aberystwyth. It is located at the prime location of the seafront promenade and overlooks the Cardigan Bay. You can enjoy a short walk to go to the town centre, train and bus stations, the Arts Centre, and the National Library of Wales.
The beach is only a 1-minute walk from the hotel. It’s a perfect place if you plan to explore the city and close with everything you need such as restaurants and bars.
Maes Y Mor is a room only and self-service accommodation, with spacious rooms and a large kitchen with everything you need to prepare and eat your own food.
The beach is only a 2 minute’s walk from the property. The bus terminal and train station are located nearby the property too. There’s a table outside in the garden. During warm nights, prepare your own food and enjoy outdoor dining.
Experience the Welsh culture
Famous for its exquisite language, Wales offers you the Welsh culture experience through Aberystwyth town. It’s the best place to start your Welsh holiday and maybe learn some of the language.
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