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The Porthcawl Hotel

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Gilfach Goch
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even at £35 a night the Porthcawl Hotel is barely worth the money. The room was clean if a little short on character but there two real problems that mean I will not be going back there. First, if you enjoy watching just BBC1 on the TV then you're OK. Try as I might I couldn't get any other channel... More 

Thank TonyBowen
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives - Central location in Porthcawl, shopping area just outside, easy walking distance of seafront promenade and Grand Pavilion Theatre. Breakfast was included. Some quieter rooms on the top floor (but plenty of stairs/corridors) available away from the bar/nightclub if required. Friendly staff. Negatives - room a bit dated with a tv that operated on only one channel! (no remote... More 

Thank BGM100
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful Room was comfortable even had a sea view Food was good says in web page continental breakfast but the staff offered a cooked as well which was cooked fresh and good portions very nice

Thank Miss_debs_65
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59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 3 pm and were welcomed in a nice friendly manner and given our room keys . Room was big clean and tidy with kettle for making coffee . Tv was small but worked ok now the bed was not comfortable at all rather lumpy and hard. We ate in the restaurant and i must say the food... More 

1 Thank paulisa69
Alton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic accommodation with various bits and bobs that don't work - showers, tv's, lights etc. Watch out for the gym on the first floor - it's as noisy as it could be. Why have LOUD music and a bloke who has to SHOUT over the noise. Can be heard everywhere. Having said that all is peace at night and the... More 

Thank Roger I
Pontypool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend booked the night in this hotel thinking it was good value for money! We arrived at the hotel to be greeted by a young man who told us that breakfast was served between 7-10 and check out was at 11. The next morning we discvered that breakfast actually stopped at 9:30. After arriving to breakfast at... More 

1 Thank daffodil1988

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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My Wife and I were in rainy Porthcawl on Sunday 19 June 2016 as I had to meet a Client. It was 1 p.m. so as were outside the Porthcawl Hotel we noticed a table by the window so in we went and ordered two beef dinners. They were superb, loads of beef and veg, and the quality was first... More 

Thank jackarmy1071
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

booked in for an overnight stay, on arrival the staff were very welcoming and helpful. went for an evening meal, i had steak which i wanted cooked medium and i have to say it was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. we then had a drink and retired for the night. the room was not anything special but... More 

Thank sharkyjones1
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Lovely place to pop into for lunch. Lovely and clean, cheerful staff and lovely food. Eat here with confidence. We both Hunters chicken and chips which was absolutely gorgeous ... pity the chips weren't home made, but they were nice chunky Chips, so not too disappointed.

Thank Janine366
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Like I said, the staff were amazing and so friendly. From the cleaners to the manager. Could not fault them at all. My only gripe is with my room. I had a single room top floor. The first thing you notice is the awful grinding noise that goes on all night . Think it was a generator or the buildings... More 

Thank Daz L
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about The Porthcawl Hotel

Address: 7-11 John Street, Porthcawl CF36 3AP, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Price Range: $69 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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