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George Borrow Hotel

A44, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AD Wales
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The George Borrow is a 17th Century coaching inn and is named after the famous writer who stayed here in 1852. The Red Kite can be seen in its natural habitat from our rooms. The ideal place to relax, unwind, soak in the ambiance and atmosphere and enjoy excellent food and drink.Situated just one mile from the new international mountain bike circuits at Nant-y-Arian we have lock-up facilities for bicycles in our many outbuildings.
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heather-iles wrote a review Dec. 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom65 contributions14 helpful votes
Myself and my partner decided to go away for a little break as we hadn’t been away all year due to covid. We booked this B&B due to it being not that far from Devils Bridge. We didn’t expect too much as it’s a 2 star place. How wrong was I? It was a lovely place, a little dated but it’s a very old building. The family that run it were really friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We had an issue with the shower and mentioned it when we went for breakfast. By the time we’d finished breakfast, the shower was sorted. I think it was us getting a little confused with it. The room we stayed in was really clean and they follow the guidelines really well. We had breakfast and an evening meal and the food was so delicious. Lots of homemade meals. Plenty of choice. I had the gammon and it was huge. Great quality and quantity for the price. The weather wasn’t great during our stay but I bet it’s really nice in the summer. Sitting in the garden and listening to the waterfall at the back of the property. There’s lovely views of the hills and plenty of Red Kites to look out for. I’d definitely be back here as it was a lovely stay and the price was great.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
david283 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Plymouth4 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed overnight at the George Borrow Hotel and was impressed by the customer service and cleanliness, and the quality of the food from a traditional menu. It is a very old hotel (ask about the history) and the furnishings and facilities are a little dated and basic if you are used to modern chain hotels (which I am) but I found that refreshing and it gave the hotel a wonderful charm and character which I enjoyed and preferred to the identikit approach of modern chains. The rooms and public areas were spotless and Covid measures were extensive and I felt very safe. The staff and owner were very friendly and welcoming and I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Jenny Hales wrote a review Aug. 2020
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This is far more than a 2 Star rating in terms of cleanliness, service and quality of food. We had a family room, and as 2 adults and 15 year old girls was perfect. The breakfast is again above 2 star. Perfectly cooked to your requirements. The evening meal is also homemade and freshly prepared. We had an amazing three night stay in a lovely part of Wales with fantastic service. Had a few laughs in the lounge too with trivial pursuits but lights out at 11. Highly recommend .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Sarah H wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ascot, United Kingdom44 contributions16 helpful votes
Dogs unwelcome which meant we had to sit outside. Weather awful which meant the experience wasn’t great. Asked if we were ordering food or drinks but not offered a menu. Lady very friendly but seemed unprepared. Wouldn’t go back
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Helena wrote a review Aug. 2020
22 contributions1 helpful vote
Stopped off for some lunch on our way home from holidaying in Wales. Was made to feel very welcome and the home-made food was just lovely, something on the menu for all 4 of us! Social distancing in place, but enough space for 8 tables outside to view the magnificent scenery. Good value for money!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$78 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomWalesCeredigionAberystwythPonterwyd
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Frequently Asked Questions about George Borrow Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to George Borrow Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Devil's Bridge Falls (3.4 km), Silver Mountain Experience (1.5 km), and Magic of Life Butterfly House (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at George Borrow Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at George Borrow Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at George Borrow Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to George Borrow Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Red Kite Cafe, The Druid Inn, and Halfway Inn.
Is George Borrow Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ponterwyd.
Are pets allowed at George Borrow Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to George Borrow Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Strata Florida Abbey (14.8 km).