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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Plaza | Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD, England
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Sale, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Central Portsmouth, just a little way from the ferry to the Isle of Wight; and more importantly right in the midst of the restaurants of Gunwarf Quay, next to Jamie's Italian. This is a wonderful base for the dockyard museum with Warrior, Victory and the Mary Rose. Staff are good, lifts seem intermittent, locals were great.

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Pontefract
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently spent a night at this hotel prior to catching the early morning ferry to Caen. The hotel is easy to find near the end of the M275. Parking is in the massive Gunwharf Quays car park, and is included in the hotel bill if you are just parking overnight. The hotel us modern, the rooms are bright an... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, happy friendly staff, lovely room with great view of the Spinaker Tower. Perfect for shopping and restaurants in Gunwharf Quays and perfect for visiting the historic ships. We will return.

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curlykate1976
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 13 year old Son and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night, I was lucky enough to get a discounted room due to my brothers platinum status at the hotel, we also chose the hotel due to location, as my Son and I planned a shopping trip. The location is great, right in the middle of the shopping... More

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Cornwall, GB
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really good stay in a nice hotel. Clean, tidy and comfortable with good service. As it is a Holiday Inn, the breakfast is fairly basic but the location on Gunwharf Quays is brilliant for shopping and eating out

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Tom S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. It is a pleasure to read that you have had a great time with us and that you have enjoyed all that Gunwharf has to offer. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location - historic ships, restaurants, shops, old town all close by. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Room fine. Breakfast fine (if one forgets the "scrambled eggs"). But ...... Pricey for what it is. Take away the location and it I would struggle - dated decor. Sleep? Our mattress was awful unless one wants to disappear and roll to the... More

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Tom S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. As you mentioned there is loads to do in the surrounding area and just a short walk away as well. With regards to the issue with the mattress, I am truly sorry that you have experienced an issue during your stay with us, and... More

London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights & other than a rather slow lift (one was out of order) not a bad word. Comfortable beds, good size rooms, clean. The best thing is the location. You are right in the thick of the bars, restaurants & shops but you would never know. We didn't hear any night life when in our room.... More

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Tom S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. As you say we are right in the thick of Gunwharf Quays and I am pleased to read that this didn’t stop you from having a wonderful nights sleep. I will ensure that all the staff are aware of your review. More

Telford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't fault this hotel. Its location is great and even though our room was right next to Bar 38 there was no noise disturbance at all. The room we had was great. Spacious, clean and a bed to die for. So so comfy. Parking is not on site but easily accessible. Get your ticket validated by the hotel on... More

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Tom S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is fantastic to hear that you found your stay with us a great one and that you had a very comfortable sleep. Gunwharf Quays is a lovely location and I am glad to hear that you were able to make use of the... More

Lewes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night, had a nice stay, staff were excellent, helpful and friendly. Rooms clean and well looked after, all in all a nice enough place for a night or two and in a great location. Very close to pubs and bars (but avoid the Fullers one as that was awful) and its been done up as a very... More

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Tom S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments regarding the staff and the quality of the bedroom you stayed in. These positive comments will certainly be passed on to all the staff here. More

Ayr, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night on a business trip. The location is excellent right next to the Portsmouth Harbour Station and Gosport Ferry it is in the Gunwharf complex with a large number of shop and restaurants. The hotel is a regular HI Express so the rooms are functional but perfectly adequate. The breakfast is a reasonable buffet and again perfectly... More

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Tom S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. As you have rightly mentioned we are in an excellent location being on Gunwharf Quays which has 90 different retail outlets and over 30 bars and restaurants. I am glad that you have found our hotel and its facilities to be adequate as per our Holiday Inn Express... More

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Address: The Plaza | Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays 3*
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The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within Gunwharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including over 95 designer clothing outlets,over 25 restaurants & bars, a cinema, ten pin bowling, casino and comedy club. The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Hotel is ideally located for business or leisure breaks. It comprises 130 en-suite bedrooms and 2 modern meeting rooms, all with comfort cooling, natural daylight and free wifi throughout the hotel. The Great room and lounge area situated on the first floor offers drinks and relaxation in the evening, as well as a free continental breakfast with hot favourites which include scrambled egg, sausages & baked beans in the morning. Undercover secure parking is available in the award winning main Gunwharf Quays car park, all Hotel guests receive discounted rates for car parking in the main Gunwharf Quays car park, first twenty four hours or first exit is free of charge and then second 24 hours or exit and thereafter are charged at £2. Access to trains, buses and ferries are all within walking distance. Southampton International Airport is 22 miles away. Convenient access to all of Portsmouth's many attractions, including the Spinnaker Tower, The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Old Town with its cobbled streets and the waterfront, filled with traditional pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. PLEASE NOTE: THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - PORTSMOUTH GUNWHARF QUAYS HAS DEDICATED DISABLED CAR SPACES OUTSIDE THE HOTEL ENTRANCE, WITH A DROP OFF/PICK UP FACILITY BY THE FRONT DOOR. THERE IS APPROX A 3 MINUTE WALK FROM THE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK TO HOTEL ... more   less 
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