Sunday, 1 June 2008

3 Pen Cei, Aberaeron, Wales

Following the Easter weekend spent on the Welsh coastline, we started a mission to spread the word about the beautiful B & B we stayed in the harbour town of Aberaeron...

We went to 3 Pen Cei for a long Easter weekend away from London to enjoy the Welsh coast. Whilst it was early in the year, the weather was predictably unpredictable. However, the coziness of 3 Pen Cei made up for the fact that it was cold and stormy outside.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Lesley who owns the B&B and showed us our superb room. The guest house has been completely renovated in 2007 and a great effort has been made to maintain a maritime decor throughout and make the environment stylish and comfortable. And these efforts have paid off. Best of all, the website conveys exactly the right image of what guests get themselves into so there we no unpleasant surprises but rather a sense of relief that everything was as fabulous as it came across on-line.

The small B&B has 5 rooms, all named after local rivers. We stayed in the spacious Aeron room, which was equipped with amenities from Plasma TV and Wi-Fi to a huge bath-tub and high quality linens. The giant bed was extremely comfortable and the furniture matched the features of the listed building very stylishly.

The B&B is family-run and the keepers look after their guests, by providing a great (Welsh) breakfast (we tasted all the options over the few days of our stay and they were all great) and all the information the guests need to make the most of the their stay. All that in a friendly and genuine way.

The guest house is located on the harbour front of picturesque Aberearon, next to the Harbour Master Hotel, which has a great restaurant and bar (so good it's usually fully booked).

The little town and the adjacent coastline provide charming surroundings for a weekend away, and 3 Pen Cei provides the perfect base to make the stay ideal.

Originally published on TripAdvisor, it can be found here.