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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bayside Guesthouse Porthcawl, Wales