Harbourmaster Hotel

Aberaeron, Ceredigion

‘There is so much to love about this wonderful and unique place,’ wrote our inspector on a stay at this landmark cobalt blue former harbourmaster’s house on the harbour of a planned Georgian town. More

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‘A fusion of nautical history, contemporary comforts and West Wales charms’, this ‘wonderful, unique place’, in a cobalt blue former harbourmaster’s house with ‘breathtaking views’ gets the thumbs up from our inspector. Main house rooms, with spectacular views over Cardigan Bay, are ‘spacious and charmingly furnished’, with locally inspired artworks and textiles. The ‘many thoughtful touches’ include ‘sumptuous bath-robes, Molton Brown products’. Madona, on the top floor, in ‘tranquil marine greens and blues, has lovely views from all windows, a sitting room, a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and roll-top bath’. In a converted warehouse, two rooms have a terrace, while sought-after Aeron Queen suite has a Juliet balcony. Complimentary coffee and cakes is offered, but save room for the locally sourced ‘fabulous fare’ in the restaurant or popular bar. ‘We enjoyed the catch of the day with leeks, potato and white onion purée; Welsh lamb rump cooked to perfection with delicious crispy pommes Anna.’ A full Welsh breakfast came with ‘laverbread hash browns and their unique bean concoction’. Simply ‘a gem’ a trusted reader concurs; ‘we unhesitatingly recommend it’. (Peter Anderson)

Hotel details


Pen Cei
SA46 0BT


01545 570755


11. 4 in warehouse with lift plus 2 in self-catering cottage. 1 suitable for disabled.


all year except 25/26 Dec.


lift (in warehouse), bar, restaurant, in-room smart TV, small terrace, limited parking, EV charging, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in warehouse and restaurant.


aged 5 and upwards welcomed, no additional beds, or book cottage.


only guide dogs.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £155, singles from £98. À la carte dinner £52. 1-night bookings refused most weekends.

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A favourite is the Harbourmaster in Aberaeron. Friendly staff, everything running smoothly, nicely furnished, uncluttered bedrooms, and excellent food. - Frances Thomas - March 2020
It's hard to fault The Harbourmaster. Aberaeron itself is part of the charm, but the hotel makes the most of the setting. The bedrooms are clean, stylish and calm; no frills, no -one of my bugbears - cushions piled high on the bed The staff are young and friendly. The food has always been good, but this year we thought it had got even better A lovely place for a calm, grown up break. - Frances Thomas - June 2018
On a sunny evening the effect of the clarity of the light, the pastel coloured houses and the harbour is reminiscent of Brittainy, an impression upheld by the superb fresh fish on the hotel's menu. - the only hotel that I have been to where oysters are on the set menu. The only inside sitting area is the large bar which by evening is heaving with drinkers and eaters. The stairs are quite steep and there is no lift. But I would forgive all that for the joy of sitting outside in the evening sunshine with a drink watching life go by in the harbour. In addition the bedroom was comfortable, the dinner and breakfast were good and the staff agreeable. - Robert Cooper - August 2017

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