We have just spent a very pleasant weekend in Porthcawl.
We were lucky as the weather was wall to wall sun.
Fairways Hotel is a 3 star rating and that is what it is. It's in a great location opposite the sea and a lovely walk either along the promenade, through Coney Island, Trecco caravan park and around the headland to more beaches and promenades or the other way to quieter Rest Bay.
Our room was sea facing although we couldn't see much out of the window except the sea as we were located above the conservatory extension but the hotel can't do much about that although a room on a higher floor might have had better views. The room was a good size with lots of hanging and drawer space with tea and coffee making facilities as well as toiletries in the bathroom. The room was clean as was the bathroom and there were white towels. The bed and bedding were comfortable but unfortunately the pillow protectors let it down. They were not just scruffy but filthy.
Apart from the lady who wore a lilac colour top the staff were very average in their service and attitude. She had good customer service and a "can do" attitude.
The breakfast was inconsistent on the 2 mornings we were there. The Saturday breakfast was better than the Sunday. We had one dinner which my husband was happy with but there was no vegetarian choices for me and what I had was not something I would have normally chosen and it turned out I didn't like the taste of. In the hotel across the road, where we ate the second night, they had about 6 vegetarian choices and they also identified other choices on the menu which were suitable for vegetarians which is a help for us veggies as just because there appears to be no meat/fish in the dish doesn't mean there isn't any (eg stock).
The hotel has a few parking spaces and we were lucky to get one but there is lots of parking alongside and nearby so I don't think that it's an issue.
So, all in all, a pleasant weekend.
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