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Fairways Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Porthcawl
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Staff were excellent
The room was clean basic but tired
Floors sqeaked as most uk hotels seem to do
Bathroom was basic tired and in need of a makeover
The lift was aged and groaned, and could be heard throuhout the hotel - needs a new one.

Room Tip: ask for a sea view, costs more but worth it
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

I had business colleagues visiting Porthcawl and after finding my usual hotel full I recommended the Fairways based on previous experience. It used to be good but the restaurant has become more like a local cafe with poor service. I was surprised to find the restaurant empty when we first arrived but was less so after the meal. The accommodation was reported by my guests as satisfactory but nothing to write home about. We did notice that the front of the hotel was being extended so perhaps we found it at a bad time. However for the time being I have removed this from my list of recomendations.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank D10genes
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We visited the hotel with family and had a lovely weekend. The food is very pleasant and well price, the steaks are especially good. The only downside is the rooms do need updating but I gather this is ongoing. The reception, bar and restaurant areas have been renovated and are stunning, this is the best hotel in Porthcawl.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Titanic1
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here several times over the last few years + have always enjoyed our stay so i thought it was time to write a review very helpful + friendly staff as always. Beautiful food as always. Comfortable , clean rooms a good night sleep as always been decorated very nicely if you want a lovley place to stay we would highley recommend the fairways.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank beynon5
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

As we live locally we were looking forward to experiencing the new restaurant. Chosen to celebrate a special birthday we enjoyed it from start to finish. Service was friendly yet professional and welcoming. Food was wonderfully presented and executed well. Prices on the high side of reasonable for Porthcawl but totally worth it. Oh and adore the chandeliers x. We wkll be back thank you.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Called in on 8th October for a quick coffee with a friend and to view the new Orangery.

Coffee way over priced £3.60 for a standard latte. When we complained, waiter said it was a large Latte (no bigger than a standard Latte everywhere else). On top of the price, it wasn't even that nice (harsh & Bitter).

Stayed in the Celtic Manor on the weekend, where the Latte was the same size, came with a selection of high quality biscuits and cost less. The same goes for the St David's Hotel in Cardiff.

5 star hotels cheaper than a small seaside town hotel, Ridiculous !!

As a resident of Porthcawl, we want see our establishments improve their offering, but at what price. Come on Fairways, don't price yourself out of the market, the Piccolo bar wins hands down for me, for better coffee and better value. View equally as nice.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Been eating out in the Fairways for many years however,since the 'Orangery' has been put up so has the prices.
I could not believe the increase in prices obviously someone has to pay for this extention.
Deep fried haddock with a few chips and a ramakin of mushy peas £14.95 COME ON we paid something like £10.95 before the extention.My husbands meal was the worse Seabass £16.95 for one small fillet over cooked, and a dollop of potato with leek and that was it no veg or anything ,I can buy a fillet of seabass in m&s for £5 max .
Will not be going there for a meal again better value in other establishment near by.
I am sorry to have to say these things but very dissapointed after many years of lovely food and fairley priced at the Fairways.

Room Tip: havent' stayed here live near by we use this establishment to eat only
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Additional Information about Fairways Hotel

Address: West Drive, Porthcawl CF36 3LS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Porthcawl
Price Range: £91 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairways Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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