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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 1 week ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The staff here are excellent,going out of their way to be helpful .. only just managed to get in on a cancellation as Porthcawl is hectic for this weekend .The hotel is quite run down and no lifts so you have a lot of stairs to climb..Rooms are very basic but clean it's not expensive and the breakfast was lovely,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Just went in for food staff was very friendly food was very good the lamb chops was great platter was fab children dinner was brill we go to porthcawl most weekends fist time to use this place will go back again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

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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