With all the discreet charm of an exclusive private residence, our carefully-restored Edwardian town house blends old world elegance with contemporary comfort, providing a quiet haven from the bustle of modern life.
The perfect base from which to explore all that mid-Wales has to offer, Bodalwyn offers rooms of exceptional comfort, all with spacious bathrooms combining style and function. The beautiful, period interiors echo the house’s early 1900s origins, with many original features including decorative fireplaces in some rooms. Our seven comfortable rooms exhibit meticulous attention to detail and are individually decorated and furnished.
As you would expect, the timeless elegance of the décor is accompanied by all today’s essentials, including flat screen TVs and complimentary wireless internet. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary bottled water.
After a relaxing night, why not enjoy a tasty Welsh breakfast – including Welsh sausages and bacon from our local butcher – in the conservatory or comfortable dining room? Even the free range eggs are supplied courtesy of local chickens and our bread is home made! Full vegetarian and Vegan option are also offered. Bodalwyn is a fully bilingual and a non-smoking establishment
Why not enjoy a leisurely stroll along the sweeping promenade or perhaps walk up Constitution Hill (“Consti”) from where you’ll get an unrivalled view of the bay? If you don’t fancy walking, take the cliff railway – Britain’s longest electric cliff railway – to the top, where you’ll find a café/restaurant and camera obscura.
If you’re feeling energetic, get the full benefit of some fresh sea air by walking along the coastal path down to the next bay at Clarach and even further, onto Borth.
Aberystwyth has a lively night life and there’s plenty to see and do up at the Arts Centre, where many household names of the music and entertainment industries can often be seen performing.
If culture is your thing, you can ponder the town’s history among the 12th Century castle ruins, or discover more about the area’s fascinating past with a visit to the town’s museum. Alternatively, you can examine some of Wales’s rarest manuscripts at the National Library of Wales – or why not turn detective to trace your family tree?
Many of the countries most treasure artefacts are stored here.
Sporty types can burn some calories by jogging along the promenade, play tennis in the local courts which are right opposite us, check out the leisure centre or play a round or two of golf at Aberystwyth Golf Club.
If it’s breathtaking scenery you’re after, the town is just a few minutes' drive from some of Wales's most beautiful countryside and many fine beaches including Ynyslas, Aberdovey and Aberaeron.
You can’t visit the area without taking the narrow guage steam train on a 45-minute journey up the Rheidol Valley to Devil’s Bridge, with its spectacular waterfalls and devils staircase. Just a mile or so on from there, you’ll find the Hafod Estate which was laid out in the "Picturesque" style during the late 18th century by Thomas Johnes, a pioneer of landscape design. This truly beautiful estate receives an estimated 13,000 visitors each year. http://www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk/ www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
Spend a day exploring the Cambrian Mountains or visit the Cistercian Abbey at Strata Florida. Get up close to some exotic creatures at the Borth animalarium or indulge in some bird spotting at nearby Ynyslas, with its miles of golden beaches and sand dunes. http://www.animalarium.co.uk/ Talking of birds, don’t forget to visit Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian forest centre just nine miles east of Aberystwyth, where the daily feeding of the Red Kites make an unforgettable spectacle. While you’re there, why not take a walk along one of the waymarked woodland trails or sample one of the mountain bike trails? http://www.forestry.gov.uk/bwlchnantyrarian http://www.cambrian-mountains.co.uk/
You can also use these links for further information on activities and attractions within a 15 mile radius - www.visitmidwales.co.uk and www.aberystwyth.org.uk, or you can contact Aberystwyth's Tourist Information on: 01970 612125 or email: AberystwythTIC@ceredigion.gov.uk
A44 from the East: Upon entering Llanbadarn Fawr, you pass a Texaco service station on the left before two mini roundabouts, take first exit at the first mini roundabout and then immediately the second exit at second mini roundabout, signposted A44 Aberystwyth. Continue for about one mile until you come to a T-junction. You need to go almost straight over this junction, into North Road. Follow this road all the way to the end and, as the road bears left into Queen’s Avenue, you can’t miss us right in front of you.
A487 from the South: Upon entering Aberystwyth, take the first exit at roundabout signposted A487 Aberystwyth and continue for about one mile , all the way into the centre of the town, carry straight on past the clock tower onto Pier Street and then follow the road around to the right into Marine Terrace on the sea front. Continue down the seafront and take your second right turn onto Albert Place, you'll now be able to see us straight ahead, over the junction and Bodalwyn Guest House is on your left, opposite the car park.
A487 from the North: Travel down Penglais Hill and turn right at the bottom (opposite the Cooper’s Arms pub), onto North Road. As this bears left into Queen’s Avenue, you can’t miss us right in front of you.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The train and bus stations are situated on Alexandra Road. Cross the road onto Terrace Road and walk straight ahead to the sea front, then turn right. Take the first right again into Albert Place, cross straight over the junction and Bodalwyn is about 50 yards up on the left.