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The Porthcawl Hotel

7-11 John Street, Porthcawl CF36 3AP, Wales
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Porthcawl
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah N Abergynolwyn, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in town with no accommodation. Another hotel suggested trying here as it was In our price range. Paid for room before I saw it. Climbing the stairs was bad enough it was like a rabbit warren all over the place. Bed not made up had to go all the way downstairs again to ask for linen. We were... More

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Abergynolwyn, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in this hotel as it was the best deal on Late-rooms.com. So the positives, the staff were all very friendly, the room itself was clean and the breakfast was more than adequate. Negatives, the place is quite run down and very dated, it's in desperate need of a refurb, the carpets in the room were... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean but very basic, no bedside light, no mirror in the bathroom and only a small 12 inch mirror in the room. The view was of a rusty storage container and broken pallets. The breakfast was good but the price was very expensive £70.00 for b&b for the 2 of us. There is no parking with the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just come back from a nights stay at the Porthcawl Hotel, it's more like fawlty towers than an hotel, first the positives, staff very friendly and a nice breakfast unfortunately that's where the positives end. I have stayed in many hotels over the years and this one is without a doubt the most noisiest I have ever stayed in. Within... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I booked this hotel for one night for my partners birthday, and tbh I was tempted to ask for my money back and drive back home. When we arrived there was no one at reception then when we finally seen someone she firstly walked off with her phone before dealing with us and was really rude. Then we get to... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spent 2 nights here and didn't get to sleep each night due to the nightclub underneath my room!! The breakfast was average and one of the female staff members obviously didn't like getting up early as she was in a bad mood serving breakfast Saturday morning.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Booked this because it was cheap and handy for where we were attending a Wedding. Family room which was huge and on the second floor. The TV didn't work no remote , and no ariel connector . Shower attachment on the Bath was hanging off the wall and the connector between the shower and the bath change over was broken... More

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138 reviews 138 reviews
132 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Despite the mixed reviews this place gets, I booked it for a night because it was reasonably cheap, and it was as close as possible to where the bus turns around in the town centre. Checking-in was a bit of a shock, as the bar area seemed empty, yet loud, thumping music was literally shaking the walls. The woman who... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Got over the fact there is no parking, there's a public carpark really close. The public areas looked fine so wasn't too worried until I started the long climb! We were placed on the 3rd floor in a very shabby double room. The carpet was threadbare and the windows were all opaque with a "view"of a generator of some sort.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you don't really sleep at night, or you like a lullaby in the form of heavy bass music at 200 decibels - this is the place for you! I kid you not, the music was so loud the cups and saucers were vibrating across the desk! The hotel itself is very dated and tired but adequate if you just... More

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Address: 7-11 John Street, Porthcawl CF36 3AP, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Porthcawl
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