Aberystwyth is one of the UK's finest seaside towns. It has a long, fascinating history and stunning scenery, but it's also still one of the most vibrant places in Wales. Whether you’re holidaymaking in Aberystwyth or are simply passing through the area on holiday, we’ve got you covered with the five best places to stay in Aberystwyth. If you're looking for somewhere to stay during your visit, here are our top 5 recommendations:
Best for families: Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel
Aberystwyth is a great place to bring your children, with lots of activities and amenities. You'll find many family-friendly hotels and car rentals in the area, as well as restaurants that cater to adults and kids alike.
Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel has rooms specifically designed for families, with family king and suite rooms on offer. Their family king features both a king and a single bed - perfect for couples with a single child. Their family suite offering features two king beds, and a sofa – so larger families can also be accommodated
These rooms feature large 50-inch smart TVs with internet connectivity - so there’s bound to be something on to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Best for walkers or cyclists: Shoreline Guest House
Aberystwyth is a great place for walkers and cyclists, owing to its beautiful surrounding countryside. The town is directly connected to some excellent paths and cycle routes, including a coastal path perfect for long walks with the family. If you’re visiting the area on a walking or cycling holiday, you’ll need a hotel that provides easy access to these trails whilst offering you enough peace and quiet so you can recharge between adventures.
The shoreline guesthouse is a family-run guesthouse situated next to Aberystwyth’s south beach. They have a large garage that is perfect for keeping your bikes locked up and safe overnight and facilities for drying clothes (it rains a lot in Wales). Additionally, the shoreline guest house is ideally located for walkers, with a rating of 91/100 for walking accessibility on TripAdvisor.
Best for business travel: Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel
If you’re visiting Aberystwyth for business, Aberystwyth Park Lodge hotel is the perfect place to stay located on the outskirts of the town, less than a mile away from the centre. With its easy-to-access location, whether travelling from the North or South, it’s the perfect central establishment providing all the necessary requirements for your business trip.
You’ll also want somewhere with free parking (no matter how long), 24/7 check-in and check-out, and unlimited free Wi-Fi. You should also ensure you have proper facilities for charging your laptop and phone and a desk area for work.
Best for a romantic Getaway: Gwesty Cymru Hotel and Restaurant
Aberystwyth's beautiful landscape and remote cosey setting make it the perfect place to relax with your partner. It's quiet, with only one main street that runs along the River Ystwyth. The town has an old-fashioned charm with its cobbled streets and traditional Victorian buildings – making it a magical place to enjoy a romantic getaway.
Gwesty Cymru Hotel is, in our opinion, the best place in Aberystwyth to enjoy a romantic getaway. It features colourful and artistic rooms with breathtaking views out across Cardigan bay. It also has an in-house restaurant serving local seasonal cuisine – meaning you can enjoy a romantic dinner without having to leave your hotel.
Best Overall: Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel
If you are looking for the best overall hotel in Aberystwyth, we’d say it’s Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel. It has a wide range of rooms and facilities to cater for both families and business travellers. Its in-house restaurant park kitchen serves high-quality, locally sourced cuisine – and is the perfect way to sample Welsh food without the hassle of looking for a restaurant out in the town.
Aberystwyth is a beautiful seaside town that's perfect for any type of traveller. Whether you're looking for an affordable break from the city or planning a romantic getaway with your partner, we hope you’ve found a hotel for your next trip to Aberystwyth.