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Olivia House

Certificate of Excellence
44, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3YU, Wales
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful B and B with very friendly and helpful owner. Perfect location for the beach,shops and great pubs on the seafront. Our room was clean and well equipped though a little small. Unfortunately there is only one twin room but we saw lots of spacious doubles. The decoration is very dramatic, velvet drapes and ornate furniture - very luxurious.Breakfast was... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Angel room which was quaint and pretty with a separate spa bathroom but the Balcony suite is gorgeous and a must! Definitely my favourite room. The French suite would have been my second choice but fully booked. Lovely separate lounge area for guests to use. The Olivia coffee shop down the road is used for Olivia House... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very lovely guest house in porthcawl -individually decorated and very comfortable. Quirky details with a very nice breakfast which is served in their sister cafe a short walk away. We were very satisfied and the owner is an extremely friendly lady - I hope to return soon.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed accommodation for a Saturday and Sunday night in South Wales - after spending about two hours searching for somewhere in Cardiff, Barry, Rhonda Valley, and Bridgend we were beginning to think we'd have to sleep in the car. Fortunately for us the lovely young man at the Days Inn, Bridgend (which was fully booked) said not to worry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a Friday and Saturday night. Last minute additions and alterations to our stay were quickly and kindly accommodated. There was a warm welcome and clear explanations of how things worked and where we could go. A lovely and helpful hostess made this place a real find. Full of character, clean and with a luxurious fee. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Pretty room with quirky decor, comfortable bed and lovely bath. Excellent breakfast and very friendly hostess. Everything was very clean and seemed well managed. We only stayed one night but would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My mother and I were visiting family and stayed at Olivia House which was furnished to a very high standard. We stayed in the Gemini Room with en-suite which was at the back of the house and very quiet. It was very clean and comfortable with tea making facilities, plenty of pillows and we had a good nights sleep. Breakfast... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My friend and I stayed at the Olivia House for 5 nights during a trip to play the south Wales golf courses (Royal Porthcawl being the highlight). Our accommodations were charming, cozy and clean. Even better, however, was Annette's hospitality. Her bubbly personality and "what can I do for you" approach to our stay made it very enjoyable. Her Welsh... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stayed in The Kings room on May 30th as we were attending my friends wedding at the Fairways Hotel close by. The whole process of booking was made easy by Annette and we were able to book into our room at our convenience between the church ceremony and the reception. Annette showed us to our room which was beautiful.... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Gemini Room in this wonderful house to attend the evening party of a friends wedding at the Grand Pavillion. Super convenient literally across the road. We had a very good nights sleep in the large soft bed with lots of pillows. As a quick stay we didn't need all the facilities but they... More 

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