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BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England
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Ranked #12 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 9 am and asked if we can park the car, no problem, went for a walk, when we came back at 11.30 the young man on reception remembered my name from earlier and told us we had been upgraded to a sea view room. Room was beautiful with amazing sea view, bath, shower and nicely decorated. Breakfast... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a truly FANTASTIC hotel, cannot for the life of me see why it is only a 3 star and not a 4 or a 5 star ...(Maybe because it doesn't have a swimming pool?). We booked a standard/double room and we took our two dogs with us (half lab/half american bulldog) on holiday with us as they are a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked last minute for a nights stay while on business, so not sure what to expect! Good hotel, clean and tidy great position, right on the sea front, excellent value for money. All the staff where helpful and friendly, we couldn't really ask for more.

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a really good review, we hope we see you again, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at the royal beach on the 19th August for 4 nights, checking is was done quickly, the Room we were allocate was great and the sea view was a bonus, could not fault it in any way. Breakfast plenty selection and the service was excellent, we stayed on a half board basis the selection of food for evening menu... More

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stopped at this hotel many times - its a good hotel location for business, local to amenities and the hotel facilities are good (if a bit dated). Food can be a bit variable - the worlds best shepherds pie with roasted veg is a real treat when available, but the pizzas are best avoided! I always choose to stop... More

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which are appreciated, may I suggest you book direct with the Hotel in future as we can guarantee the best rates and we have also discussed the Pizza toppings and presentation recently, you will see a difference, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday, 24/08/14. I wanted to book a queen sea view room, for my dog and myslef for a holiday. I picked this hotel as they stated on websites that pets are welcome. I firstly sent an e.mail together, with a picture of my dog to the hotel. I received a reply quite quickly from the 'Head' receptionist by the name... More

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Following your comments I have spoken to James (Mason) and he feels you have totally misinterpreted his comments, the standard rooms do slightly vary in size. We only allocate standard rooms and not the larger sea view rooms as we have to thoroughly deep clean and fumigate a room after it has had a pet stay, we do not charge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband hired the ark royal for our wedding the staff where so helpful! My.wedding planner messed a lot up but management took me.away to enjoy the day and had everything sorted in no time!! The food was to die for!! Wedding breakfast was given the thumbs up by everyone I spoke to along with a hot evening... More

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a great review, We are all pleased we could help with any of your planning problems and I'm sure Davina and her team will be really happy to read your comments, best wishes for the future, Chris Gilmore GM More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking at this hotel is limited, if you wish to ensure you get a space, get there early otherwise you will need to park down the street and pay for parking. Checked in, which was smooth and was given the keycard to room 119 (twin bedded) the room was fairly large with a couple of cane chairs and table, small... More

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased to tell you that a bathroom refurbishment plan is already in place and apart from improving the look of the room will also feature power showers and our pricing policy will still offer value for money, many thanks Chris Gilmore GM More

Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here three times and are due to go again in September. The rooms are very nice and airey, bright. The staff are most helpful and nothing is to much trouble. Whe whole hotel is very clean and the food was excellant. Would reommend this hotel and is looking forward to our next stay.

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Thank you for your comments and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay again, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff and restaurant ok but beware that rooms at the back need attention. Stayed recently in hot weather, there was no opening window and it had obscure glass (which did not bode well) There was a window in the passage to the bathroom overlooking a roof and several down pipes, it appeared to have been converted to a family room... More

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry you were disappointed with the room, I have not received an email from you, if you would like to correspond please send it to enquiries@royalbeachhotel,co,uk and mark it for my attention, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

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Address: South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel 3*
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