Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns

Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns

8 Seaview Terrace, Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Snowdonia-Eryri National Park LL35 0EF Wales
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for an inn in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), look no further than Dovey Inn.

Rooms at Dovey Inn provide a flat screen TV, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy free breakfast while staying at Dovey Hotel.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Coast Deli & Dining, which is a deli that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, ArtWorks Aberdyfi is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

The staff at Dovey Inn looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Beach
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to VisitWales.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

8 Seaview Terrace, Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Snowdonia-Eryri National Park LL35 0EF Wales
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles582 reviews
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Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns has earned praise from guests for its spotless rooms, which boast stunning sea views and powerful showers. Despite the cleanliness, some visitors felt the rooms lacked character and comfort and reported occasional maintenance issues. The inn's vibrant atmosphere, highlighted by lively music and entertainment, is a draw, although the decor is sometimes seen as outdated. While the staff receives accolades for their dedication and friendliness, travelers question the inn's value, pointing to less-than-ideal conditions and experiences that may not justify the cost.
Atmosphere
Lively
Rooms
Basic
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Jayne F wrote a review Mar 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well done DAVE and the team, great place to stay.. Warm welcome, good food and beer, clean modern warm rooms, lashings hot water and shower so powerful gave you a massage, all for a fair price and sea front overlooking Aberdovey harbour. Loo with a veiw
Not long been decorated done beautifully done.
We will be back to buy Sam a drink you funny lady. 🔥🔥🔥
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marston's Inns, Revenue Management at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns
Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for the lovely review, it was a pleasure having you. Im glad you liked the rooms we are really happy with them, make sure you visit us again very soon. oh and Sam won't need much persuading for a drink so i'm sure she will appreciate that.
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Sara F wrote a review Oct 2021
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place gets a "very good" mainly due to the service provided by the extremely hardworking staff who couldn't do enough for us. We stayed here for 3 nights and saw just how much effort they put in, going out of their way to be accommodating and welcoming . We ate in the pub two of the evenings and the food was good, the kids menu being extremely good value. The breakfast was amazing and one of the most well presented cooked breakfasts I have ever seen. The main let down was the accommodation. The family room was mostly clean and was spacious with two adjoining twin rooms and an ensuite. The beds were comfortable and there was a large bay window area overlooking the sea front. The decor was in dire need of a makeover, the carpets were marked in places and the bathroom floor had a strange brown covering. There were spotlights missing/broken making the room very dark in the evening. This place is in a great location in a lovely fishing village, the service and staff are excellent, the food is really good, the rooms, however, are definitely in need of some attention which is a shame.
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Date of stay: October 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Paphitas wrote a review Oct 2022
Stockport, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely room with fresh clean crisp bedding and towels. Small window with estuary view. Room quite hot and window didn’t open, however a small desk fan was provided. Lots of plug sockets. Lovely bathroom with free standing bath but was difficult to access as it was on a narrow plinth, no where to put toiletries or towels while bathing. Taps difficult to turn on and off as very stiff. Separate shower with taps also difficult to use. No individual toiletries to use just large bottle of shower gel used by all guests to the room, not very hygienic.
Our stay was two nights and as we were using the room late morning to get ready for a wedding, feel we missed the room being serviced, so we got no fresh towels and bins not emptied. I thought maybe the room being serviced could be later in the day.
Also extremely disappointed at check out to be advised breakfast was not included. I had a small omelette for breakfast as I require gluten free for medical reasons and no gluten free bread or cereal available. If we had been aware breakfast was not included maybe would have gone elsewhere that could have provided gluten free options. However feel this may be the fault of the booking portal rather than the hotel. Above average price for room only for the time of year.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marston's Inns, Revenue Management at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns
Responded Oct 10, 2022
Hi Paphitas, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. If you are willing to give us another chance, please contact us at 01654 767332 so we can understand your situation better in order to try and turn your experience around. Thank you, Dovey Inn - Hotel
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Pollyanna W wrote a review Oct 2021
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are very tired, carpet is filthy, good lick of paint and updating required. No glasses in the rooms or USB ports. Upon entering the establishment staff our friendly, but the lack of cleanliness jumps out straight away. The hand sanitiser dispenser on the entrance wall has more on the wall than to dispense! Not a great first impression. Went for a drink in the bar area with lots of families dining, needed to use the toilet, bad mistake. No toilet seat, roll, soap and faulty lock with toilet roll all over the floor and filthy dirty.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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cbarthelemy wrote a review Mar 2020
Tarporley, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
One night only booked in the Dovey inn. The standard room looked liked an afterthought: depressing decor ( or : no decor!), 1980’s pine furniture, 2 bedside tables but only one lamp, toilet seat does not stay up, bathroom is tired and needs a good scrub to take the black Mold off, no curtains but just a tired looking cheap blind... and a tiny double bed with bouncy mattress...
on the plus side the breakfast was good and the waitress was very pleasant and attentive!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manager_Dovey_Inn, General Manager at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Hi cbarthelemy, Thank you for your recent review of us and I am sorry that our standard double room did not live up to your expectations. Please note that all of your points have been duly noted and will be actioned. If you would like to discuss this further please contact me on 01654 767332. Kind regards, Marc Eeley General Manager
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James A wrote a review Aug 2020
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pre booked meal for 3 on Tuesday 4 th August for 19.30. We left at 21.45, as it took so long for service of main meals and dessert. Ordered ice cream, waited 35 mins and then spoke to Manager who had originally taken order, it then took another 10mins to arrive, he assured us, there would be no charge as there was such a delay. When paying I queried the bill, as per government gesture, we should have received £10 each off the bill plus the free desserts. The bill was £22.35. With just a drink each, 1 was a child. There was no itemised bill, just card receipt. Was very disappointed with attitude of Manager, plus the fact he seemed incapable of handling situation and was definitely understaffed.
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Date of stay: August 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dovey Inn, Agency / Consultant at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns
Responded Aug 9, 2020
Hi James A, Thank you for your recent review of us and I am sorry that you left very disappointed. After only opening our doors for the first time the day prior to your visit we have all been working extremely hard to ensure that we try and provide the best possible service for our guests in a safe environment. The level of trade this week has been beyond our expectations and I apologise for the wait time you experience and we are striving to improve. The new norm is very new to all of us as well. In terms of the government Eat Out campaign, the offer is 50% off food, up to the value of £10 per person. So if your order something for £10 then you would get it for £5. I hope that makes sense. If you would like an itemised please do not hesitate to contact me on 01654 767332 or alternatively drop me an email I will gladly provide this for you. Kind regards, Marc Eeley General Manager
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Brindy434 wrote a review Sep 2022
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Have gone to Aberdovey for day trips over the years and always wanted to stay overnight to try out pubs etc. Picked this one as it overlooks the Harbour and is central. No onsite parking so paid £11 for 24 hours on beach car park 5 minutes away up the road.
Rooms are okay but note breakfast is not included, has to be paid for separately.
Downstairs pub is dark and dingy so decided to have Fish and Chips from Walkers just up the road (they were wonderful). Walked around town and popped into the four pubs before bed. Next day 2x breakfasts at £8.75 each were ordered and took 45 minutes to arrive. Food quality was good but was luke warm even though it was cooked to order?
Staff and service okay but standout person was Zak who was most helpful.
With price of room, breakfast and car parking it turned out to be quite expensive for just one night's stay. l
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 9 is the best room by far.
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David B wrote a review Oct 2020
Barton-le-Clay, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked for a couple of nights, had a lovely seaview room with a big comfortable bed.
Breakfast was really excellent, kept me full until early evening meal ( never happens!!!).
Had an evening meal one night, service was fantastic, as were all our interactions with the great staff. Meal was average pub grub, but tasty and good value.
Every where was clean and they had a good Covid policy which the staff enforced really well. We felt very safe.
Room has aircon we did not need, but another essential feature for the summer.
The shower was the best I have used in a UK character property, really set me up well for the day.

Given the price paid and what we received I can only give 5 stars.
Many thanks to all the staff, they made sure we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Finally, the new Bayside lager went down VERY well!
Thanks Marc and staff, if we are this way again we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dovey Inn, Agency / Consultant at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns
Responded Nov 15, 2020
Hi 16290Mldavidb, Thank you so much for your great review of us! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us especially breakfast and the shower and more importantly our new Bayside lager, which I must admit to having a few pints of it myself! Hopefully you are down this way again soon and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Marc Eeley General Manager
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Pixie Yates wrote a review Oct 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Dovey is a exactly what you would expect from a pub , Basic, good food , very reasonably priced . What makes it great is the excellent staff . Fantastic manager Dave such a friendly welcome & very attentive . Our waiter Nathan was so friendly to the children & just very natural with his service
Great bar staff too very accommodating. Thankyou for a very pleasant evening
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Andrew Munro wrote a review Sep 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sadly, the barman here who showed us to a table was as miserable as he could be despite our friendly approach to his pub. Our experience was made worse by the very poor sandwiches served…white bread only, a scrapping of butter and fillings that were as sparse as the barman’s good humour. We paid an extra amount for fries which equated to 10p per chip.

The pub’s rear room decor was also bleak, and uninviting. Avoid this pub,
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simon V asked a question Jan 2024
United Kingdom
Are you dog friendly
Answer from Dave C
United Kingdom
We are dog friendly when it comes to dining, just make sure to mention it when booking.
Julie C asked a question Aug 2018
Derby, United Kingdom39 contributions24 helpful votes
Hi. Does The Dovey Inn accept dogs in their bedrooms?
Answer from Julie D
Nottingham, United Kingdom23 contributions2 helpful votes
Hiya If you are looking for excellent dog friendly accommodation I can highly recommend The Hillside Village. It is self catering but a fabulous base to tour the area and only a few minutes walk from shops, bars and the beach. 😀
eva1103 asked a question Aug 2017
Glossop, United Kingdom86 contributions76 helpful votes
Does anyone have any tips on parking for staying at The Dovey Inn? thank you
Answer from ian g
Coventry, United Kingdom46 contributions37 helpful votes
Car park fills up quickly we arrived at about 13:00 I was worried about parking but as it was pouring with rain it was quite empty.be careful not to overrun your stay pay up before it runs out.
Susan W wrote a tip Jul 13
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Brilliant location, couldn’t fault the accommodation "
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Johnny0592 wrote a tip Jul 7
11 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a sea view ! "
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ann t wrote a tip Jul 5
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Download the paybyphone parking app, for nearest carpark as no on street parking."
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Compass35552136806 wrote a tip May 2024
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Won't go again"
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Sue L wrote a tip Oct 2023
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Expect to hear music from the bar. Potential for parking to be an issue. "
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C$144 - C$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia-Eryri National ParkAberdyfi (Aberdovey)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns
Which popular attractions are close to Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns?
Nearby attractions include Aberdyfi Beach (0.3 km), ArtWorks Aberdyfi (0.05 km), and St. Peter's Church & Shrine of Our Lady of Pen Llyn (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seabreeze, Coast Deli & Dining, and Medina Coffee House.
Are there any historical sites close to Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Machynlleth Town Clock (13.8 km), Statue of King Edward VII (14.4 km), and Queen Victoria - Merchant Ship's Figurehead (14.5 km).
Does Dovey Inn by Marston's Inns have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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