Announcement regarding the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel, Porthcawl

This is to advise that Glamorgan Holiday Hotel – a unique hotel based on the seafront in Porthcawl, that specialised in holidays for older people and people with disabilities will be closing at the end of October 2016.

We are very sad to have to make this decision but despite our best efforts to upgrade the hotel facilities and attract new customers, there has simply not been enough people coming to stay to cover the costs. We had hoped that high occupancy levels during the summer period would off-set quieter periods but sadly, the gap between income and expenditure at the hotel has stayed obstinately in the red, and the time has come to acknowledge this reality.

The hotel provided accessible holidays with care and support and had been a much loved facility for hundreds of people with disabilities or age-related frailties, and their family carers, since 1974.

Glamorgan Holiday Home was opened in 1974 by West, Mid and South Glamorgan County Councils to provide holiday breaks for the elderly and frail of south Wales. When local government was re-organised in 1996, the councils set up a charitable trust to run the home, initially with block contracts to pay for people in need of a holiday with support. Gradually, these council contracts were withdrawn and the hotel has had to operate as a social business, selling individual holidays to self-paying guests.

Since 1974, major advances have been achieved in accessibility and facilities offered by standard hotels and holiday providers have meant less demand for a specialist service.

We would like to thank all our regular guests and all our hard-working staff, and everyone who has tried to keep the hotel open. Times have changed and there is no longer sufficient demand for what the hotel had to offer.

All customer bookings will be refunded promptly. If you have any questions or you would like any further information, please contact Jill Nicholson, Regional Director. 01656 655606