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Keppels Head

24 - 26 The Hard, Portsmouth PO13DT, England
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Ranked #22 of 36 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had to book this Hotel because it was the only one with a free room during the Victorious Festival. Let's start with the positive aspects: the position it's great, just in front of the harbour. Now the negatives. The building is very very old and definitely needs renovating. The room was filhty: very dusty and all covered with a... More

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

Having read other reviews I knew that the room I was offered might not be the best (Room 15) and was offered Room 39 instead. A pleasant enough room at the back of the hotel; it was not clean but everything important was. Crispy clean sheets, clean bath and lavatory. Two windows meant the room was airy. All the staff... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last review that said faded grandeur had it spot on. The views from the hotel were non existent and the moment you left the gunwharf walls you knew you weren't in the best part of town. The staff were friendly and chatty but the rooms were dilapidated and a little dirty. I did enjoy the flaking painted wooden statue... More

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just come back from this hotel on the 11th august after a 2 day stay..... we booked this hotel because of its location to the historic maritime museum...the hotel is over 200 years old our room overlooked HMS WARRIOR... the room was large and the ceilings were very high ,we had a tv comfortable chair, tv and tea/coffee making facilities... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe we were just plain unlucky. We had room 15. It has one very dirty, high sash window which looks out on a gap between buildings, a gap that is filled by a fire escape and a huge ducting structure. The night was stiflingly hot so we had to have the window wide open. As a result we were able... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews, we weren't surprised by what we found and would agree with most comments. The hotel is in a great location, which is why we chose it, as we wanted to explore the Historic Dockyard and do a bit of shopping at Gunwharf Quay, both of which are on the doorstep! We were in the Victory Suite... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

located a short walking distance from the historic dockyard with free car parking.Room 10 was massive with sea view.evening meals are not available but plenty of choice nearby.Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order.All the staff were very friendly and helpful,hairdryers kept in reception and available on request.Downside was noise from trains passing but this was negligeble with the windows... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As others have said first impressions are not good. The receptionist was very helpful though. We were in the Victory suite which is a great room, I just feel with a bit of extra work on it, it could be a fanatic room put a four poster bed in there the room is big enough. We had a view over... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

At first glance it might look ok but the signage outside shows the wear and tear which is apparent in some of the rooms. Having said that, the receptionist was welcoming and informative. Our room was on the first floor (a double/family room) plus a single on the 3rd floor. The bedding was clean but the beds were a little... More

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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Spent night there before getting ferry to Spain. First impressions not good. Could do with a coat of paint and decor a bit tired. Only one hair dyer for all the guests, so out on loan tough luck. The bedroom was clean, bed comfy and plenty of hot water. When booking the room we had asked for decaffeinated tea and... More

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Address: 24 - 26 The Hard, Portsmouth PO13DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Keppel's Head Hotel (Est 1779) is situated in "The Hard" in Portsmouth. The Hard is a historical area with many connections to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is only a short stroll from the hotel. Gunwharf Quays is also nearby, which thrives with many shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. ... more   less 
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