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10 Best Places To Stay In Aberystwyth: The True Capital Of Wales

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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.

1. Bodalwyn Guest House (from USD 54)

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

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2. Penybont (from USD 61)

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.


Penybont

Address: Llangorwen
Price: from 61 USD

Safety deposit box Parking Non-smoking rooms Internet services Cashless payment available Private check-in/check-out WiFi Express check-in/check-out

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3. Gwesty Cymru Hotel & Restaurant (from USD 72)

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.


Gwesty Cymru

Address: 19 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Price: from 72 USD

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4. Nanteos Mansion Country House Hotel (from USD 610)

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

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5. Glyn Garth Guest House (from USD 54)

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.


Glyn Garth Guest House

Address: Glyn-Garth, South Road (Tan-Y-Cae)
Price: from 54 USD

Free parking Internet services Golf course (within 3 km) Heating Non-smoking throughout Parking Daily housekeeping Board games/puzzles

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6. Lovey airy open plan modern home (from 88 USD)

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

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7. Welsh chapel cottage by narrow gauge railway (from USD 73)

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 burner
Aberffrwd, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
163 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent facilities in the cottage including a dishwasher
cute cottage great for families however tv doesn't work
the cottage has a lovely sitting room where you can put on a gorgeous fire
with no wifi phone or tv it was a great break thank you
we couldn't have had a better stay at alice's the cottage was gorgeous: cosy comfortable relaxing and sparkling clean
Cleanliness:
bed was very comfortable and clean
other than that it was a clean and lovely place
entire house is sparkling clean and extremely well decorated
100% recommendedvery clean and had everything we needed
cosy clean well furnished comfy decorated with a lot of taste
Host:
alice is a perfect host
alice and family are great hosts
alice was very helpful and flexible in her hospitality
host was very helpful and friendly and made sure everything was in order
alice was very welcoming and friendly
Location:
great location just perfect
loved the place and location
the cottage is located in a gorgeous location
the location is gorgeous peaceful and close to lots of lovely things to do and places to visit
a short walk up the hill is the steam train definitely worth a trip
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8. Banc Farm Welsh countryside retreat (from 66 USD)

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

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9. Richmond Hotel (from USD 81)

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.


Richmond Hotel

Address: The Promenade, 44/45 Marine Terrace
Price: from 81 USD

WiFi available in all areas 24-hour security Fire extinguishers Free WiFi Daily housekeeping Golf course (within 3 km) Concierge service Cashless payment available

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10. Maes Y Mor (from USD 51)

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.


Maes Y Mor

Address: 25 Bath Street, Ceredigion
Price: from 51 USD

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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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