We visited Aberaeron in South Wales on a very grey and windy Friday in August. It seemed to be impossibly bad weather for the summer season in this charming seaside town so it was a great relief to arrive at the wonderfully bright and cheery lilac Harbourmaster Hotel.
The hotel reception is found within the lively bar and restaurant area. When we arrived late in the afternoon, the bar area was already buzzing with locals and those visiting the town for the weekend. There were delicious smells circulating and I could see generous plates of fresh fish and chips and hearty burgers.
There are 13 rooms to choose from at Harbourmaster, ranging in price from £145 to £265. Some have a seaview whilst others overlook the town. We were staying in the Gambia Room, a spacious and light room on the first floor. The room was decorated simply with splashes of colour. Next to the bed was a vintage-style Roberts radio and there was a large TV/DVD player for bedtime watching. It was a wonderfully peaceful place to rest our heads and I slept blissfully through the night.
This spacious warehouse room had all the necessary facilities including premium tea and coffee, deluxe gowns and slippers. The bathroom (arranged for disabled access) had a large walk in shower and Molton Brown toiletries. Though simple, every detail looked new and fresh.
A breakfast buffet is served downstairs in the main restaurant dining area, but we chose to have a continental breakfast in the room. A tray arrived complete with French press coffee, fresh orange juice, flaky pastries and fruit salad. It was the perfect wake up call.
I felt so cosy and content at the Harbourmaster Hotel, a lovely little place to stay in the idyllic town of Aberaeron, an area of Wales which is beautiful come rain or shine.
More information and book a room at Harbourmaster Hotel here.