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The Porthcawl Hotel

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This served a purpose. We were looking for accommodation after a long day and had searched for hours. This was our last option. The place is cheap. We had a room at the top of the hotel. It was clean but seriously needs redecorating. Carpet in the bathroom as well. But it was quite, once the very enthusiastic fitness instructor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was big, clean and had all the essentials (TV, towels, tea and coffee making) and at £55 a night, in a really lovely place, right next to the beach and with cheap parking available, is actually pretty good. However, I would say the hotel is dated. The bathroom especially (shower not great, took a long time to wash... More 

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Thank Katie G
Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a few times. Hotel has large rooms sometimes with single and double bed. Not the most modern but always clean. Lower floor rooms can get noisy at night and the ones overlooking the shopping street as there's a nightclub under the hotel. Request a quiet room and they will oblige but it's a bit of trek to get... More 

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Thank Kim S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shower freezing cold and broken..carpet absolutely stinking! Defiantly not recommended for families had about 3 hours sleep all night due to ppl in other rooms rowing/partying until early hours of the morning. Even had to get security at one point as it was that bad!!! 😡.Then due to the gym we was awake before 6 with noise and music. Breakfast... More 

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Thank Michelle louise W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most pleasant staff very helpful clean and well maintained nothing seemed too much trouble. The food was cooked to a very high standard service was unmistakable high class very laughing in the good way outside looks run down but look pass this as inside you'll never regret it.

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1 Thank Paul B
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the establishment numerous times over the years it was nice to go back in there last week after a while away.The staff were still as friendly as before,the drinks weren't expensive and the live band on Saturday night catered for all ages.Plenty of seating and not overcrowded it won't be the last time I visit.

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1 Thank Lezthomas
Coleford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here from Sunday 14th to Thurs 18 th Aug. the receptionist had no record of our booking at hand until asking another member of staff on arrival!Comfy beds....Friendly Waitress and Chambermaid ladies...Close to both sea,town,free cash point & taxi office.......HOWEVER No lift...No hairdryer in room..Shower did not work at all although this is for information only as we prefer... More 

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Thank Lynnemurch
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The only positive thing I can say about this hotel is that the staff were pleasant and saved it from a terrible rating. This hotel needs a major refurbishment, dirty stair carpets and plaster peeling from walls, are just examples of the decrepit state of this establishment. In the room I was allocated the bathroom had a cracked sink, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Was cheap enough but the room needed some serious renovations, the ceiling was falling apart, the toilet seat was broken and I'm fairly certain there was dried ... Man goo... On the carpet.. But despite this, it's was the nightclub next door (which I think is a part of the hotel) that pumps out music until 2:30am. The food was... More 

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Gilfach Goch
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • 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: $58 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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