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44, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3YU, Wales
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Olivia House
Ranked #3 of 18 Porthcawl B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Olivia Guest House was our option for a surf weekend in Wales. 1st time in Wales and we loved it's perfect for a relaxed weekend away from stressful London! Overall Olivia House was a lovely surprise with eclectic decoration and very comfy environment around it. The owner is a very nice lady but we just saw her twice on arrival... More

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Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here a few times and every time the experience gets better. The house is delightful and decorated to a very high standard and you have every comfort of home. Annette the owner who is delightful really bends over backwards to help, and nothing is to much trouble for her. The early morning breakfast is by far the best l... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent in all respects - Very welcoming and hospitable. Clean smart rooms. The hotel is a large converted house that is full of character. Breakfast was in the Olivia Restaurant and again this was excellent. There is a lovely outside eating area at the rear of the restaurant which is a real sun trap. My wife and I would recommend... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable stay, lovely service, well located in Porthcawl - couldn't do enough to help. Strongly recommended B&B. (These extra words are just to fulfil the daft Trip Advisor 200 characters minimum.)

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Olivia House for three nights. Annette was a lovely host and made sure we were comfortable, including giving us a late check-in at 11pm, which was good of her. The B&B was very busy, and so we stayed two nights in the King's room and one night in the Balcony Suite. The King's room was quite satisfactory,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Whilst I'm sure it is the best B&B in the area I reluctantly believe it's probably been chasing the final star in its approach to added features rather than perhaps concentrating on some of the basics. It's getting a little scruffy in places. Bigger investments like beds need sorting too. Ours gave us a poor nights sleep. Breakfast pretty good,... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Before I start my review I was a daytripper down from Cardiff for the day I didn't stop at the hotel but visited the coffee shop the same lady im guessing that runs this hotel here. well I called in for coffee and a cake towards the end of my daytrip down here and have to say this was the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A gem. Nothing too much trouble for Annette with delicious breakfast at 5.45 pre dragon bike ride. Comfortable bed for a dodgy back too. Now with added bonus of cafe just up the road...again all food and drink excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A wonderful two night stay and perfectly looked after by Annette. The breakfasts were first class and set us up beautifully for the big cycle ride. Great location and comfortable beds. I would certainly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Superb place. Attention to detail on all fronts from the decor to the freshly cooked breakfasts. The bedrooms are luxurious giving a wonderfully relaxing break with a bit of special me time. Annette has just opened a coffee shop round the corner serving an array of food and drink which you can take either inside or out in the small... More

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Address: 44, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3YU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Olivia House Porthcawl, Wales

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Welcome to Olivia House, Porthcawl's only Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Indulge yourself in the splendor of our magnificent surrounds and awaken to our fantastic, locally sourced full Welsh breakfast ... more   less 
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