Situated on the sea front, The Atlantic Hotel places guests near the Grand Pavilion Theatre and within five minutes of the beach. The hotel features free on-site parking and a conservatory with views of the Bristol Channel.
Rooms are arranged over the top two floors of the hotel (with lift access to all floors). Each room features an en-suite bathroom, a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Upgraded rooms feature private balconies.
Guests at the Atlantic enjoy access to unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi. Plus, the hotel is non-smoking and offers laundry and porter services.
Rates include a full Welsh breakfast. Plus, guests can enjoy lunch and dinner (at extra cost) in one of three on-site dining rooms.
The hotel lies four miles from the Kenfig National Nature Reserve, within eight miles of Candleston Castle and Go Ape Margam Country Park and 12 miles from the Glamorgan Coast Heritage Centre.
Guests tend to rate their dining experience at the Atlantic Hotel highly, with a special mention often going toward the delicious Sunday lunch. With some exceptions, guests find the food is of a good standard, the portion size generous and the meals reasonably priced.
The setting of the hotel near the beach holds obvious appeal for guests, especially those who were able to enjoy sea views from their room. Guests mention being able to walk into the town centre within a few minutes and also note the proximity of Swansea and Cardiff.
Rooms at the Atlantic Hotel often attract positive feedback from guests, with many noting how spacious and clean the accommodation is. The choice of amenities also tends to please, although highlights include the well equipped and nicely decorated bathrooms and the reliable Internet access.
Some service issues in restaurant
Although guests have a lot of nice things to say about the overall standards in the restaurant, it does seem that the standard of service occasionally slips during busier times. The staff is friendly but guests note fairly lengthy waits to be served and tables left uncleared.
Windows need cleaning
Although many guests were able to enjoy a sea view from their room, others note that their view was somewhat obscured due to the fact the windows were dirty on the outside. A trip from a window cleaner sounds like it could be overdue.
It appears that the hotel occasionally plays host to private functions. These seem to go on until as late as 2am in the morning. Some regular guests report being able to hear the music from their room. No warning was offered by staff.
WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi (public areas)
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00
West Drive , CF36 3LT , Porthcawl , United Kingdom Telephone: +44(1656)785011 | Fax: +44(1656)771877