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We stayed here for 1 night in December. We stayed in the French room which was nice. There was a lovely roll top bath in the room and the room was well decorated. In terms of facilities they had thought of everything including a hair dryer, fridge, ice bucket, tea and coffee making facilities and TV with DVD player. The...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Olivia's House whilst going to a wedding at The Pavilion, which was literally round the corner, very convenient. We were met by Annette, who was very welcoming, and taken up to our room which was a front room and beautifully furnished. Olivia House is situated in a beautiful street which leads down to the seafront. We didn't have...

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic B&B . One of the best B&B we have been and stayed to . Stayed at kings room . A lovely welcoming and homely . Clean and comfy bed . Great location either you want to spend time on the beach with your children or simply you just want to unwind . A very friendly lovely lady , who...

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Quirky house, filled with wonderful bits and bobs. We stayed In the King's room. Beautifully laid out and nice finishing touches. Anette offered us the room next door for our baby which was very useful.

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Malvik Municipality, Norway
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Great location in the centre of Porthcawl, I had a room called the French room at the top floor, the interior was different and very nice, the room had wooden floors which i appreciate. A separate en suite toilet and a bathtub in the bedroom. The bathtub was not very practical for a morning shower but it worked. I found...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Although we are regular visitors to Porthcawl to see my father, this was the first time to stay at Olivia House. We were warmly welcomed by Annette and shown to the Gemini Room on the top floor. I guess the room might have been slightly smaller than others but still perfectly adequate for our one night stay. It had a...

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Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the fourth time when down to visit my father. This time brought my teenage kids with me. Lovely affectionate greeting and hug from the wonderful Annette. Rooms gorgeous and characterful --my daughter now has me looking for shabby chic bedroom furniture for her! Annette showed great humour and patience when my son managed to lock himself out...

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Olivia House for a night away, it is a very warm and friendly Guest House, we had the King's Room, which had everything you could have asked for!! Lovely comfortable bed, luxury bath tub in the bedroom and plenty of amenities on offer too! The location was great, in walking distance to the town...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a perfect stay on saturday 17th september. Beautiful boutique room (the french suite) with a fabulous roll top bath and super comfy bed. We were a stones throw from the sea front and all the bars and restaurants. We had a full english breakfast, never ending coffee and plenty of fresh fruit to choose from. All very tasty. The...

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Rugby
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a good choice for somewhere to put my head for the night as I was working locally. The room was clean and comfortable, the welcome was nice and the breakfast hearty. It's also in a quiet neighbourhood but within a few minutes walk of the seafront and local amenities. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend it...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Olivia House

Address: 44 Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3YU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Price Range: $95 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Olivia House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Olivia House Porthcawl, Wales
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All rooms quiet”
 of 5 bubbles sueN8668QT, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“All good, spacious and well appointed.”
 of 5 bubbles Gus-n-Nic, Mar 11, 2016 | Read review
“loved the kings room but would be happy in stay in any of the other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles derrickp2016, Jan 2, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a double room”
 of 5 bubbles Scampy7, Aug 26, 2015 | Read review
“Balcony suite. My first choice. Just beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles N5704HTkarent, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
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