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“Merci” 4 of 5 stars
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44, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3YU, Wales   |  
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Ranked #3 of 19 Porthcawl B&B and Inns
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“Merci”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My mum, 2 sisters and I stayed in Olivia House. My sister and I stayed in the Angel room the duvet was very cosy and we enjoyed lying in bed watching Romeo and Juliet; it had a great selections of DVDs for all ages. My mum and other sister stayed in the French room and whenever i went up there i always enjoyed lying on the bed living the dream.
The breakfast was huge: it was fried egg with baked beans,bacon,sausages, tomato, mushrooms, black pudding and hash browns. We even tried laver bread. Unfortunately due to the storm the weekend was not as we planned and lots of events in Porthcawl had to be cancelled. Still seemed a very nice place with lots of friendly people.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Lavish, quirky, ornate are good descriptions of this boutique B&B. Annette was very welcoming, friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our one night stay here. We wouldn't have wanted to stay more nights though - our room, Angels Room, was quite small, with a small double bed and there wasn't room to move around without bumping into anything. We found it all rather ornate but then our personal preference is minimalist. Also, there is no ensuite to this room. We did have a private bathroom down the hallway but still means you have to get dressed to use it in the middle of the night.

This B&B is in a fantastic location, close to the seafront and the breakfast was outstanding as was Annette's hospitality.

Judging by other comments, maybe the Kings Room is a better option.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

this is our 3rd year staying at Olivia House .we love coming to this fantastic boutique hotel.we stay in the french room with the beautiful decor.The hotel throughout is quirky ,charismatic,fit for royalty.delicious breakfast.it is still OUTSTANDING .Annette's hospitality is 1st class.Nothing too much trouble .very highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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8 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My Husband and I returned to the wonderful Olivia House for another night's stay on September 3rd, 2013. Again, a warm welcome awaited from owner Annette and her superbly appointed, charismatic house and it's individually themed rooms lavished with all the finest finishing touches. You want for nothing here and I highly recommend this bed and breakfast, with it's 'cut above the rest' approach to customer service and comfort. An unprecedented Full Welsh breakfast served in the delightful dining room that offers a mouth watering mix of local produce presented with the OH! unique vamp and style. If you're looking for something quite special, then this is the place for you to stay.
We will definitely be returning again! Highly, highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We joined family for two nights in Porthcawl , we were delighted to find Olivia House, it was like being truly welcomed into a beautiful home, we stayed in the "Kings Room" where the bed was certainly fit for royalty. Delicious hearty breakfast was served in a grandeur dining room, a big thankyou to Annette for making our short stay a luxurious, relaxing break that we would love to repeat one day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited Porthcawl to watch a Triathlon. We were seeking a B and B for the night and saw this place on the internet. Annette was very welcoming on the telephone and offered the Kings Room and Gemini Room that had a last minute cancellation. Great hospitality and a fabulous Welsh breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We visited porthcawl on a spur of the moment occasion. We seeked a B and B for the night and fell upon this stunning house. Annette was very welcoming after offering us a room that had a non show. What a beautiful place it is. We had the kings room and it was stunning. Thank you for your hospitality. We will be back

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3YU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Porthcawl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Olivia House, Porthcawl's only Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Indulge yourself in the splendor of our magnificent surrounds and awaken to our fantastic, locally sourced full Welsh breakfast ... more   less 
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Olivia House Porthcawl, Wales

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