Aberystwyth hotels and hostels
The Glengower Hotel
Nanteos Mansion Country House Hotel
Simultaneously upmarket and homely, this handsome Edwardian B&B goes the extra mile, offering tasteful rooms and a hearty cooked breakfast (with vegetarian options). Ask for room 3, with the bay window.
Four Seasons Hotel
The sister property to Tŷ Belgrave (the latest - and smartest - opening in town) is older and humbler, offering a comfortable midrange option, located down a quiet sidestreet.
Edwardian property by the beach, 7 miles north of Aberystwyth along the B4572.
Maes Y Môr
Yes, that is a laundrette. But don't be fooled: venture upstairs from the drying machine and there's a clean, bright, inviting independent hostel with 15 beds - it's the cheapest place to sleep in the city centre.
The closest B&B to the train station, Aisling (the name means 'A dream' in Irish Gallic) is a welcoming spot. The rooms may be a bit flowery but the Irish landlady is very knowledgeable about the local area.
The latest opening in town is also by far the smartest, with a very contemporary feel and good facilities - including wi-fi internet to cater for the business market.
The best of the B&Bs along this stretch of the seafront, this place has basic rooms but great sea views and friendly service.
Central, cheap and relatively cheerful, this is the pick of the budget options for a bed at the heart of the city centre.
The Richmond is a typical seaside hotel with bay-fronted windows overlooking Cardigan Bay. Professional but plain, it's a good family option but these days lacks its former sparkle.
This gem of a hotel is a character-filled boutique property with a strong sense of Welsh identity, right on the waterfront. Local slate features throughout, paired with rich aubergine-coloured carpets.