Gwesty'r Marine Hotel
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We first headed to the Isle of Anglessey. We crossed the Menai Strait and went over the Thomas Stephenson Bridge. We really didn't stay in Anglessey long. * Bryn Celli Ddu: burial chamber. Grass mound that is prehistoric. Kind of neat, wouldn't see again. * Llanfair PG (llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwl lllantysiliogogogoch): town with the …
Sarah, Laura and myself set off to Abba to drop off Laura at university for her first year. It has been quite an emotional week as everyone was heading to university after a great summer. I'm quite excited to go to Abba, how ever it's sad saying good bye to Laura till Christmas. The house and the lounge wouldn't be the same next week. The Coggins have been going on their annual family trip to Aberystwyth for 17 years. Therefore ...
... A blast. A stunning place, great walking and then a drive down the Élan valley, massive undulating mountains around a glacial valley with three ornate Victorian dams. Flooded valleys ... the road one lane wide, Jan rally-crossed us through this largely deserted beautiful end of summer landscape.
Steve and Orysia maintain a whole network of bike riding tracks all through these valleys and mountains and regularly do extended bike tours ...
... an old mate from Melbourne, Ray Cassar, now living near Cardiff and working on the Cardiff docks in a science centre. Had to visit, such an old friend. Visited on his lunch break and did the improbable catch up 25 years in an hour. He was well, happy and grey. Thank god for GPS on Jan's phone and a local sim card with unlimited access. The smooth voiced lady tells us where to go.
... pushed by a tractor - which Roger tells me is waterproofed so can go very deep into the sea - must be amazing being the driver of that on a stormy launch. Our take on this what that perhaps they had just got a new lifeboat - so just googled this and found that this was in fact the case.
Cardigan volunteer lifeboat crew are busy getting to grips with their new Atlantic 85 lifeboat, which arrived ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gwesty'r Marine Hotel Aberystwyth
After driving for 3 hours non-stop with my elderly mother I arrived at the Marine hotel only to find that the reception had been closed and no one around who could check us in. We'd paid for an evening meal which no one was prepared to serve us, only after a certain amount of complaining did some one attend to us and arrange for some food to be made up for us.
The standards of the rooms we had was not acceptable and for a top hotel of a sea side town the standards we're awful.
We'd paid for a christmas package and by the end of the weekend I felt I could get better service at McDonalds.
Warm and Friendly
We stayed at the Marine Hotel Sept 2004 and were pleased with the friendly welcome. The Hotel is in a great position and our room had a bay window with sea views. Although the room and bathroom were small, they were clean. The staff were very helpful and the buffet breakfast was very good.
The Marine Student Hall of Residence
Having been a student at Aberystwyth for many years I decided to return to the idyllic seaside town. Unfortunately my girlfriend and I decided to stay at the Marine Hotel. We were given a double room on the ground floor of an annex adjacent to the main hotel. For the extortionate price of £80 a night we had the pleasure of sharing a building housing numerous loud hen/stag parties. In addition, the decor resembled a poorly maintained student's halls of residence. Furthermore there was no light in the bathroom accompanied by no hot water. Whilst we couldn't find a phone in the room to complain we did discover a pair of safety goggles and gardening gloves beneath the bed!
Hotel staff were pleasant, seemed to care about their appearance and the appearance of their hotel. Went with a large group, stayed in a 5 bed room in the annex building a few doors down. The room was not made to our requirements, there was a bed unmade and a bed that had been slept in by a previous tenant! We were disgruntled to say the least, as we had been travelling all day. Never the less the bed was done asap and when we got back to the room it had been made up as we expected.
Fantastic Family Hotel very warm welcome
Had a wonderfull stay with my friends in the marine was visiting family and friends in the Aberystwyth area, fantastic rates. Food Fantastic especially the sunday Lunch. Would recommend to friends and family.
Me and my wife came had a wonderful stay at the Marine Hotel. The staff, food, bedroom and facilities were excellent. We will certainly return.
Cold comfort hotel
On a cold winter's evening, this place was particularly cheerless. The seafront sash windows didn't shut properly so the curtains flapped in the icy wind - which may explain why they were hanging off their runners. The plaster was falling off the ceiling. The bed was narrow.
The restaurant was closed. For £50 I expected something rather better.
Best breakfast in wales!!
we stayed at The Marine last month and had a wonderful stay, we had a beautiful four poster room with a stunning sea view. The breakfast is worth staying for in itself - full english buffet with plenty of choice especially for my husband who is vegetarian.
Marine Hotel Aberystwyth, Wales HORRIBLE!!
Stayed at the Marine Hotel in early Sept. We had been offered a 2 bedroom suite sharing one bath for my husband, mother, and myself. The bedroom for my mother had 2 beds that swayed back and forth. The main room had a king bed, but on a slope. My husband held on to one side, and I kept my foot on the floor all night. There was a twin bed at the foot of the King, a loveseat, armoire, t.v. cabinet, table and 2 chairs all crammed in the room. It was dirty,,,blonde hair all over the oveseat... carpet tiles coming up in the bathroom. This is certainly not what their web site advetises.