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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just stayed at this truly unique place. We stayed with my parents who unfortunately have been unwell recently. I cannot tell you how lovely Annette is, she welcomed us into her home as if we were long lost friends and could not do enough to look after us. The rooms are amazing and each have a theme, we...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a change from the corporate feel. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent breakfast. An ideal location when visiting the Pavillion. Would happily recommend for anyone who wants an out of the ordinary guest house. Every room was a delight to the eyes.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Porthcawl is full of some really depressing hotels - you expect to come downstairs to see Alex Polizzi grimacing over breakfast. Annette's lovely chic boutique hotel is a ray of sunshine - kind friendly and thoughtful. The bedroom is such a fresh breath compared to everywhere else in Porthcawl. Breakfast is a genuine delight - in the sister cafe -...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for a second time and it didn't disappoint coming back. Location is great, rooms are spacious and well equipped and the breakfast was great. Annette couldn't do enough to help. Would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful break by the coast.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us stayed here for just one night, when visiting Porthcawl, for a friends wedding. The house is lovely! The rooms spacious and well equipped. Anette was very warm friendly and accommodating. She provided us with a fantastic banquet of a breakfast. I would highly recommend Olivia house it was fabulous!

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Thank Alice C
Longfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Fantastic stay this weekend , looked after by the lovely Annette , nothing was too much trouble , beautiful rooms , lovely to be able to chill out with our friends too. The biggest squidgy bed ever ! Will definitely go back again soon

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What an absolutely amazing find! Lovely place to stay ,immaculate rooms ,stunning breakfast and a very warm welcome from the owner! Will definitely be back again ! Free parking outside the guest house is also a huge benefit and literally just yards from the sea front!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Olivia House is such a lovely Bed & Breakfast in Porthcawl. Myself and a group of friends stayed there for New Year’s Eve 2016, we booked on Airbnb and hired out the whole place. The rooms are beautiful, most rooms have an en suite and a few of them have large baths in the rooms. The décor is incredible all...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A really lovely stay at olivia house, Annette is so lovely, and very welcoming, we stayed in the kings room, the bed was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in, the breakfast was great as well. Cannot fault this b and b. thank you for a great stay. Alan and Sharon.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have been guests at Olivia House on a few occaission and have tried a few of the themed rooms out , which all have been satisfactory. The welcome from Annette makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and nothing is a problem if you do not ask you will not get so if you hae any requirements let Annette know...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
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
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Price Range: $130 - $173 (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, UK - Wales
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“Check out the website photos to choose the design that suits”
beardedtheorist, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms quiet”
sueN8668QT, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All good, spacious and well appointed.”
Gus-n-Nic, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“loved the kings room but would be happy in stay in any of the other rooms”
derrickp2016, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Choose a double room”
Scampy7, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
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