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Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales
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A harbourside Grade II listed hotel at Aberaeron with a stylish colourful flair.

Aberaeron is located on the west coast of Wales – 16 miles south of Aberystwyth. The Harbourmaster is in the centre of the town on the corner of the harbour and the sea. The rooms are individual and creatively styled using bold colours.

There are 13 rooms in 3 historic buildings on the harbourside all named after ships built in Aberaeron harbour in the 19th century– the Aeron Queen suite overlooks the harbour with a juliette balcony – a real panoramic view for watching the boats bobbing in the harbour. Martha Jane and John & Henry have outdoor terraces facing Cardigan bay. Gambia overlooks the hills and the town and has good disabled facilities. Meanwhile the Original Harbourmaster building houses 7 harbour facing rooms accessed by a listed spiral staircase, some have original stone walls. 

Prices start at £130 a night for 2 and single rooms from £120 including breakfast. A harbourside cottage is also available which sleeps 5, with off-road parking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available from the highly recommended restaurant and bar.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Swansea / Cardiff