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The Porthcawl Hotel

7-11 John Street, Porthcawl CF36 3AP, Wales
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The Porthcawl Hotel
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Porthcawl
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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225 reviews 225 reviews
44 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here like many others whilst on a friend's stag. The hotel and bar are run by all the staff so there was a little bit of a wait at the reception to be seen to. The staff however are friendly and helpful when it came to giving parking tips etc. The hotel is very tired, however I imagine it... More 

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Stoke Poges
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Porthcawl Hotel is ok for stag and hen do's in the local area but, it isn't good for anything more than that. The staff are friendly and the rooms are basic, but I wouldn't recommend it for anything other than this. Dated and basic but good for basic amenities.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights over the bank holiday weekend. Read the reviews so we were not expecting anything special, The plus points. Breakfast was good. Staff were friendly. That's where it ends. The room we were given room 303 was in serious need of updating and a deep clean. The bathroom in particular was filthy grime over the bath carpets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I stayed here on a stag do with a large group. Yes the hotel is very dated and rooms are very worn but for the price its fine. The staff more than make up for the old fittings, they couldn't be more welcoming or helpful, especially the lady who was pregnant and still going the extra mile for us. Its... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So I made the mistake of reading trip advisor before I left. Big mistake, trust me. So horrified with the stories of pounding music, no parking, cold showers, hot rooms, rude staff and blood stains on the floor I left with decidedly low expectations. You see, I was attending a wedding alone and felt that it wasn't worth paying hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great times friendly staff would go back, STAFF was nice enjoyed the food nice music in the bar really enjoyed,had a lovely glass of wine great meeting new people situated in a fantastic location too with lots going on x

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Called in over the weekend.. it was a lovely warm, Christmasy atmosphere in the lounge area. Watched the last half of the rugby in there. We were with family and were all hungry. We havent eaten in there since early in the year after a bad experience with the food so have been going elsewhere. However we thought we would... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We decided to pop in the Porthcawl Hotel for a coffee on a cold Sunday Lunchtime. It was very quiet considering the time of day,we can see why now. We ordered two Lattes and a 'Platter to share'. The rather small Lattes appeared and were warm rather than hot. Twenty minutes later the platter arrived from Iceland. That was the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Where do I start... stayed here for work over a weekend, not out of choice but as the company chose this hotel as it was relatively cheap and cheap it certainly was! Rooms are very dated and basic with old school miniature box tvs with 1 channel available, the beds are like sleeping on crushed concrete, the bathrooms are carpeted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had lunch here on a Sunday , the place was heaving but I don't know why. Meals were expensive with small portions, I had hunters chicken and it was tough and a bit tasteless, I always eat this dish in most places I go so feel a bit gutted when a simple dish is not cooked to its best. Won't... More 

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