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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Paul B
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank KWSharp
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank TonyBowen
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 

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Thank BGM100
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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

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Thank Miss_debs_65
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32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

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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: $69 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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