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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 June 22, 2014
stevejcutler Minehead, 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
102 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We were slightly nervous about staying here as we'd read some awful reviews on here but we were pleasantly surprised that we experienced nothing like other reviewers. (Im guessing they must be fake.) Becky was the first member of staff we met, she was friendly and professional. The hotel is situated above a nightclub so it doesn't take a rocket... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed at this hotel and encountered none of the problems of previous reviewers. After booking in we went to our allocated room, which we found several corridors and staircases later. The corridors and staircases needed redecorating and a couple of the corridors smelt fusty. The receptionist was pleasant ( she wasn't the red haired one mentioned previously ) The... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Came to Porthcawl for a Mike and Mechanics concert at The Pavillion and a catch up with relatives.Staff friendly and gave us a quiet room with a good view just as welll as Scotland Wales Match and a stag party there but we slept very well.Breakfast good

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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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