We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ferryman Guesthouse

16 Victoria Road South | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2BZ, England
Hotel amenities
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Portsmouth
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Ferryman Guesthouse
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed here for a couple of nights whilst participating in the Great South Run. It's a lovely guesthouse. The owner was very friendly upon arrival and accommodating throughout the visit. The guesthouse itself was fairly clean and tidy, very warm & in a great central location for everything we needed and, although there is no on site parking,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Millie27a
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We were given the price of a 5 persons family room for a triple with a roll bed and a baby sleeping with ourselves in the double bed. The price of a 4 persons family room breakfast inc. Is 85£ He wanted us to pay 99£ cash for a triple and a roll bed. Makes no sense and he didnt... More 

Helpful?
Thank daniel m
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Ferryman Hotel Southsea is a wonderful guesthouse close to Portsmouth tourist spots,restaurants and shops. Handy for parking and seeing the sites such as the historic dockyard. It has been recently refurbished and tastefully decorated to a high standard which is better than the old website shows. Mr Harrison is a perfect host and you will be returning again and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul D
nottingham
Level Contributor
59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had three nights stay here and found it very comfortable. Beds and room very clean and en suite seemed quite new. Room seemed to be newly decorated. Good location for main streets of Southsea. Whilst the breakfast quality was good there was one only negative. Very nice friendly lady who served and cooked the breakfast but the cooked meal was... More 

Helpful?
Thank robininthehood
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Having made an error in booking dates I was left with a last minute need to find a room for 3. I received an email response very softly from James and soon had the weekend back on track! We had a family room for 3 with an en suite bathroom. It was clean, tidy and warm on a brisk weekend.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MightyMouser
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Very happy with this short notice choice of B&B. We had a family room, plenty of room for three of us. Good choice of breakfast. Will consider returning, when in Portsmouth again. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but furthest I parked away was only a couple of minutes walk. Lots of stairs, so some people may find difficult... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
109 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were just looking for somewhere reasonable to stay that was comfortable but cheap, rather than as a holiday destination. For our purpose, it was great. The breakfast was great and served in a nice room. I wouldn't choose to come here on holiday (I'd rather stay in self catering or a holiday than a B&B on holiday personally).

Helpful?
Thank Medicdaisy
Cinderford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Ferryman is a lovely Art Deco guesthouse that offers great value for money. The room was clean and perfectly acceptable. Breakfast was ok but the service was a let down. The breakfast cook was very abrupt and we felt we were causing her hassle by being there!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Samwadd
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Me and my family stayed in the Ferryman over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The owner of the hotel was very polite and helpful and also very friendly. The rooms were comfortable and I had a room that was recently refurbished with a brand new shower. The breakfast was included and was very nice, there was a lot of variety... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank andypandyyyyyyy
Latsia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Nice location, near Kings theater, pubs and restaurants. Short walking distance to Gunwarf and city center. Liked the breakfast very much. Rooms big and clean. Helpful staff. Stayed for a week. Pleasant stay overall!

Helpful?
Thank Pieris P
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

2 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Portsmouth hotels
0.7 mi away
Ibis Portsmouth Centre
Ibis Portsmouth Centre
#29 of 40 in Portsmouth
3.5 of 5 stars 1,127 reviews
0.9 mi away
Ibis Budget Portsmouth
Ibis Budget Portsmouth
#21 of 40 in Portsmouth
3.5 of 5 stars 949 reviews
0.5 mi away
Seacrest Hotel
Seacrest Hotel
#4 of 40 in Portsmouth
4.5 of 5 stars 527 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
#28 of 40 in Portsmouth
3.5 of 5 stars 745 reviews
0.9 mi away
Duke Of Buckingham
Duke Of Buckingham
#11 of 33 in Portsmouth
4.0 of 5 stars 352 reviews
0.0 mi away
Cavendish Lodge
Cavendish Lodge
#1 of 13 in Portsmouth
5.0 of 5 stars 42 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities