We bought and renovated the original Harbourmaster building in 2001. 9 months later opening for business and quickly it found its niche and popularity with the harbourside location and its sense of place within the community.
Both of us are from the local area, as is Dai Morgan our General Manager. It is a source of great pride to have been able to establish this business in our home town.
Our careers took a turn from marketing and finance to hospitality when we decided to follow the burgeoning trend for boutique hotels in the early 2000s.
Hard work, great publicity from the outset, more ups than downs and continued expansion has made the hotel what it is today. It is now housed in three historic buildings and the blue iconic original Harbourmaster building has become a famous landmark for the town and the harbour.
Along the journey, and critical to its success has been the flow of talented young staff many from the local area. We’re proud of their achievements and of helping to make Aberaeron famous as a destination throughout the country.
Owners: Glyn & Menna Heulyn
General Manager: Dai Morgan
Head Chef: Ludo Dieumegard