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Ocean Hotel & Apartments

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8-10 St Helens Place | Southsea, Portsmouth PO40RW, England
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Ocean Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #21 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Preston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night, last minute booking. Looks fine from the outside, but inside everywhere smelt of cooking (surprising considering there is no restaurant in the hotel!) Sea front room and we were surprisingly pleased at the cleanliness - bed linen smelled lovely. Had high hopes for the night, but didn't sleep a wink. Although on the 3rd floor, it... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed one night here as unable to get room for extra night in hotel next door. Nothing to complain about, really, is good budget accommodation in prime seafront location. Rents on room only basis with no breakfast/restaurant available on site. Unless you are in a self catering suite, will have to go out for all meals (loads of options nearby).... More

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Dawn S, General Manager at Ocean Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I wanted to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Unfortunately, due to our seafront location, we do indeed occasionally need to carry out essential maintenance work during the warm summer months. We do of course, endeavour to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. We sincerely hope this did not inconvenience you too much.... More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very average. Rooms not dirty but didn't 'feel' clean. Works ongoing in some of the flats/rooms. Rolls of carpet in furniture in reception. Workmen & vans in the very small car park. Only 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel initially supplied despite room being a double and booked for 2. £70 per night was reasonable I suppose. Cab to... More

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Dawn S, General Manager at Ocean Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I wanted to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Unfortunately, due to our seafront location, we do indeed occasionally need to carry out essential maintenance work during the warm summer months. We do of course, endeavour to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. We sincerely hope this did not inconvenience you too much.... More

windsor berks
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in April with my husband. Most rooms are sea facing at no extra cost..A good location next to the canoe lake and you can walk into Portsmouth in 40 minutes or catch a bus which stops right outside. The hotel has no restaurant but there are many eateries nearby. It does have a bar... More

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Dawn S, Manager at Ocean Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I wanted to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The team here at the ocean would like to thank you for your visit and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest Regards, The Ocean Hotel and Apartments. Southsea. Portsmouth. More

East Anglia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My wife and I had a winter break at the Ocean Hotel in mid-December. Newly decorated and new vertical blinds replacing the heavy curtains, but above all the service, the pristine condition of our room, and the helpful staff were as good as ever. The location is a little distant from the centre of town, but there are regular and... More

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Brittany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We live in Brittany and make frequent visits to our friends and family in the south of England. Our families have expanded so can no longer put us up when we visit, so we were looking for somewhere we could stay - not just in a hotel but somewhere we could invite them to us and make them a cup... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
70 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Well this hotel we stay in for one night. What a dump. If you can not find anything else ok. This place old fashion simular to a budget hotel. Rooms small the tv the size of your wallet. Noisy all night long off the sea. No breakfast included. Or 5 pound for some white bread with jam and powder coffee... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nine of us stayed at this hotel for a long weekend away. The hotel is clean, the bathroom the same and the water piping hot. The staff are friendly and the breakfast menu is simple but very good. I wouldn't rate this hotel in the luxury class but it doesn't make any claims to be that. Only complaints are that... More

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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I stayed here for two nights in September while visiting my mum who recently moved into a assisted care home so I will be unable to stay with her anymore. I shall be coming back as I was pleased with the room and the reasonable rates and the lovely sea view.

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Surbiton
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Experts at gaining custom. The hotel has an enviable position overlooking the sea. An older building, with high ceilings. The rooms are of very good quality for the rates, indeed I think of considerably better value than offered by many other B&B's and hotels. I would say a sensible and affordable choice for longer repeated stays. What you cannot put... More

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Address: 8-10 St Helens Place | Southsea, Portsmouth PO40RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Hotel & Apartments 2*
Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel And Apartments
Ocean Hotel Portsmouth
Ocean Hotel Apartments

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Our specialty is offering quality accommodation to suit most circumstances and budgets by providing hotel rooms, suites and apartments for holidaymaker's and business personnel on short or long term stays. We have earned an excellent reputation for providing welcoming and comfortable quality accommodation offering a choice between hotel bedrooms, suites and self-contained apartments of various sizes most of which enjoy magnificent sea views. We take pride in providing excellence at affordable rates with friendly and professional service backed with a wealth of years experience in providing a wide range of quality accommodation. Whether you are taking a family holiday, enjoying a romantic weekend or visiting us on business, we are sure you will be impressed by our high standards of accommodation. On business or pleasure... Enjoy our hospitality at the Ocean Hotel & Suites. ... more   less 
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