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“Depressing experience” 2 of 5 stars
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Bayside Guesthouse
70 Mackworth Rd, Porthcawl CF6 5BT, Wales   |  
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Ranked #9 of 19 Porthcawl B&B and Inns
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Depressing experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in early November. As it was out of season there was no real difficulty with parking but in the summer you would have to pay. The area is very convenient for the beach, but the outlook is of a high wall and a car park.

The initial impression of the guesthouse is offputting. A high wooden gate leads to a steep set of stairs (avoid if you have mobility problems) in need of painting, not to mention sweeping. Inside the building is partitioned off in unfinished chipboard, by the look of it. The owner was there when we arrived but we saw no more sign of him over the weekend.

The room was mainly clean, but "basic" would be an accurate description. The duvet covers were crumpled and clearly unironed. The furniture is ultra cheap. The TV is so high up on the wall as to be virtually unwatchable. The curtains were faded and didn't close properly. The blind in the bathroom was covered in mould. The room smelt of cigarette smoke.

Also, and I appreciate this is not the owner's fault but will give you an idea of the clientele, there was a party of women staying there who behaved worse than I would have believed possible. The walls are very thin and we would have heard what they were saying anyway, but there was no problem hearing them as they shouted to each other, giggling and running up and down the stairs, the whole time. On Sunday morning they came in at 2.30 and behaved like this for two hours, despite being asked very politely to keep the noise down.

Overall then, a horrible experience. I couldn't wait to leave. The only reason i didn't give one star is that the accommodation was fairly clean, though there are clearly areas they don't bother with, like the blind in the bathroom.

Not a nice experience.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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burnley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

This guest house is in an excellent location for families - right next to the Coney Beach complex and the Hi Tide for entertainment and food.

The whole place is undergoing a refurb and the rooms and corridors were beautifully renovated. The beds were very comfortable with warm quilts and nice pillows (rare)

The en suite facilities were very clean and roomy. Plenty of towels and even shampoo to use.

The owner was very helpful and the only thing missing on our stay was a nice breakfast. Hopefully they will be adding this once the refurbishment is finished.

Would definately stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burnley, Lancashire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Friendly warm welcome. Rooms clean. Enjoyed this so much wish we could have stayed longer. Will go again A.S.A.P

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 70 Mackworth Rd, Porthcawl CF6 5BT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Porthcawl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayside guest house is ideally situated, 45 meters from the beach in Porthcawl, Bridgend.The house offers comfortable guest bedrooms which include single, double, triple and twin rooms, prices include breakfast.Porthcawl is the ideal holiday destination, with stretches of fine beaches, great food options and only a few miles to the main towns and cities of South Wales. ... more   less 
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