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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 #13 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Based on my previous stay, I decided it would be the perfect place to treat my son, daughter in law and three grandchildern to a break for an early anniversary present. They trusted my recommendation and stayed at the Royal Beach for two nights from 11th April and had a most enjoyable time staying in a spacious, clean, well appointed... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've stayed here many times in the last 6 months when travelling with work, and if you can look past the pointless and often infuriating wifi connections and the unsmiling & arrogant General Manager then this hotel really is the place to stay in Southsea & Portsmouth! It's location is perfect for those walks along the beach to Southsea town... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Hotel and its compliments to the staff which I agree are fully deserved, the Wi-Fi is an area we are investing in further so you will see continual improvements. With regard you comments on myself, I have been working with my current management and the majority of the team for at least the... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having arrived back in the UK from Spain on the ferry we were looking forward to staying in Portsmouth and the hotel façade looked inviting. Entering the foyer my enthusiasm disappeared. The place is not up to Best Western standards, sadly. The bar and restaurant are uninviting due to dated decor. The vast restaurant which clearly caters for large groups,... 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 pleased you like the exterior of the hotel where we have just finished a £250,000 maintenance programme. I would however disagree with your décor and food comments, the lounge bar is designed to cater for many requirements and suits the age of the building, we serve food from 10am until 10pm in... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel looked very impressive when approaching, car park a little difficult to find and not for the faint hearted parker. Staff were excellent and went the extra mile to help and all so friendly. We opted for the bargain rooms as it was only for 3 nights and although the room was obviously a little outdated it was comfortable, clean... More

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

Thank you for the many positive comments about our Hotel, I am pleased you found the food both good in quality and choice, we hope you visit again soon, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a good priced Hotel in Portsmouth, stay at the Royal Beach. Traditional English hotel where the rooms are nicely decorated and clean as are the public area's.The food is good both breakfast, bar and restaurant, one tip the special order scrambled eggs at breakfast are very good. About a 45 min stroll along the the front brings... More

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

Thank you for a lovely review and I am pleased you fond everything to you satisfaction especially the breakfast and lounge bar food, we try to offer a varied selection to suit all tastes, many thanks Chris Gilmore GM More

edinburgh
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel as it was more reasonably priced than the Portsmouth hotels, and our initial reaction was that it was a bit dated and full of pensioners. However, we discovered that it's only a short bus ride into central Portsmouth, or a pleasant 45 minute walk keeping the sea to your left. The public areas are dated, to... 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 you found everything to your liking and rest assured we are carrying out refurbishment in all areas as I write. During the summer period with entrance doors and windows open flies are a nuisance but it is sometimes difficult to be spraying fly spray continually as guests are in all the public... More

Hungerford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed for two nights at the beginning of June, Excellent breakfasts, terrific choice. Very clean and nicely decorated rooms and we were very lucky to have a superb sea view. This was our second visit. First time was in 2008 when the hotel was just being refurbished. it was a tad tired then but really lovely now. We will... 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 really pleased you had a good stay with us and appreciated the improvements we have made, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM More

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival (Sunday evening) I was greeted by crowds of West Indians loitering around the hotel and car park. I was immediately made to feel uneasy. Almost impossible to park without either damaging your own vehicle or someone elses due to ridiculous car park layout. The room was average (if you don't mind a rusting fire escape rather than a... More

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

Following your review I would make the following comments, On the day of your arrival there was a festival of Caribbean Culture in Southsea / Portsmouth with over a 1000 people attending, West Indian people walking along the seafront is what you saw I am unaware of any locals as you call them who would warn anyone about the local... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And that's more or less a compliment! If you want modern boutique style, forget this one, if you don't mind a more traditional appearance and atmosphere then this hotel will satisfy. Good things.... Not expensive (B&B £85 Sun night, £115 Mon night) for a huge sea view room. Excellent queen bed, quick wifi, bathroom very clean and everything worked. Tea... 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 had a good stay with us, It makes a pleasant change to find someone who appreciates the speed and quality of the Wi-Fi we have recently upgraded to fibre optic. We do not have a demand for real ale but try to offer a varied choice in our bars, best... 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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#2 Green Hotel in Portsmouth #6 Business Hotel in Portsmouth #7 Family Hotel in Portsmouth #8 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
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