Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Fantastic location I loved being so close to the sea. Staff were extremely welcoming and very helpful. The food was tasty with a good selection of meals and beverages. The room was ok - it was comfortable and that is all I needed really for a brief business trip. I do think that the walls, carpets and furnishing could do with a bit of a refresh as it is all looking a bit tired and dated inside and out..
Hotel feels run down. Limited bar menu. Rooms tired. Ok stop for a night if on a really good deal. Nowhere near Premier Inn standards. Didnt use pool might of improved my opinion of hotel. Wont be returning. Reception was friendly if a bit disorganised. Bar poor.
I rang to check availability for two nights next week. The phone conversation with the reservation person didn't start well. I said I was looking on the Booking.com site and it was cheaper than the hotel's own site. She asked what dates I was looking for and I said I thought it was 21 Nov for two nights and it was next Tues to Thurs. She said they didn't work on days, only dates. I assumed that a hotel reservation desk would have a calendar handy to confirm the date to me, but no. She gave me a price of £144 for the two nights. I said the same room was available on Booking.com for £122. She said she couldn't match it! Ridiculous!! She was happy for me to book elsewhere and let the hotel pay a booking fee to the company as well. Needless to say, I have not booked this hotel and have found alternative accommodation.
When I arrived at the hotel I walked in and asked if it was here that I was actually staying as I had been told it was a nice hotel. When I got to reception I was pleasantly surprised as they've put a bit of effort into that. It's clean and has been modernised. I couldn't however get over the fact that you can watch people swim whilst you check in. My surprise continued at lunch when I discovered that you can watch people swim whilst you eat too!!! Walking up the stairs to my room I could see that they've obviously spent all the money downstairs. The wall paper is hanging off the walls and it looks like it's not been decorated in decades. The room wasn't much better unfortunately and you had the choice of boil or freeze with the heating. The shower was a dribble and a luke warm one at that. Needless to say I won't be returning. I've given it 2 stars not one as it's slightly better than hotels I've stayed at in Eastern Europe!!
This is the 2nd time we had visited this hotel, it was just short break. We had room with a view being at the front overlooking the sea which we did have the last time we visited. We were there for a rest and having a few lazy days was bliss even being in the swimming pool. Staff are very friendly and helpful well worth a visit.
Once again we had a good visit to the Aberavon Beach hotel. We were pleased to find that the area has improved a lot since our last visit with the new leisure centre and improved pub and restaurant/ cafes. The room was large for the two of us with an extra settee bed and large TV. Nice to find that many of the staff were the same as our last visit some time ago - says a lot for us the ambience of the hotel and the general friendliness. We will be back in the near future.
I’ve visited this hotel with my two 6 year olds several times this year. We really enjoy it, the staff are really helpful and friendly, breakfast is lovely, rooms are very spacious. The swimming pool is great for kids especially if we are blessed with the usual welsh weather. It’s in a perfect location for long walks and for children to play.
Good value for money hotel. Don't be put off by the exterior. Similar quality to a premier inn. Breakfast a little pricey for what you get. Small pool and sauna available for guests. Pet friendly and friendly staff.
one night stay Staff seamed friendly and helpful Room clean and tidy had a good sleep, got in late so no food and £11 For a breakfast is a Joke so went to Local Morrisons And had a really surprisingly good Breakfast for £4.70 will stay there again but Don't think I'll Bother eating there if thy charge that much for Breakfast.
Had to visit the area on occasion of a family bereavement. When the staff found out, they were very helpful and supportive on changing bookings. My daughter and grandson came with me and nothing was too much trouble, and Sam, (one of the staff we have met many times before) was very supportive. There is a swimming pool on the premises which is just right for children but there is a new leisure center next door (literally) with (I think) a 25m pool and a gym. Will always stay here when in the area. Do not be put off by 1950's appearance outside as the inside is quite modern with large flat screen tv's in the rooms.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 774 reviews