We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

6 Malvern Rd | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA, England (Formerly Sea La Vie)
Hotel website
Click for phone number
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Write a Review

171 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    150
    14
    5
    1
    1
See reviews for
24
106
8
17
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (52)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (171)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (65)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (45)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (25)
All months
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night and from arrival found the staff very welcoming and helpful, nothing was to much trouble. The room was beautiful, comfortable and clean. The Buffett breakfast was lovely too. Highly recommend and we will stay there again on out next trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here the night before an interview and absolutely loved the place. We were upgraded on arrival to the most beautiful room on the top floor. Service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. The shower was lovely and everywhere was spotless. The cleaner obviously takes pride in their work! Breakfast was another bonus. Unlike the usual dried... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devon UK
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
74 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Florence Suite is one of three adjoining premises under the 'Florence' name and I would guess the room situation in each of them is very similar. They are situated in an excellent location being in a quiet side road yet just a minute or two from the seafront and it's facilities. It is a about a 30 minute walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed just one night before traveling to Southampton to get on a cruise ship. As we were staying just one night we only booked a small double. It was perfectly adequate in size and beautifully furnished and clean. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom toiletries were Loccitane which is my favourite. We arrived early, before check in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate this. We are pleased to find that you liked the L’Occitane toiletries and found your room to be “beautifully furnished and clean”. We are always happy to transfer our guest’s luggage to the room, so that when you do check in everything is in place. Thank you... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and we can say that we had a lovely time. The room was trendy, modern and clean. The service was superb, the receptionist gave us a very warm welcome when we checked in and made sure we had everything we need. There wasn't a big selection for breakfast but it was very good indeed!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you had an enjoyable stay. We are pleased to hear that the receptionist ensured you had everything you needed upon arrival. It’s also lovely to hear that you found the service “superb”. Thank you for staying with the Mercer Collection hotels, we hope to welcome you back to stay in the... More

Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights after getting off a cruise ship in Southampton. We loved it. Our welcome, the morning we arrived was one of the best welcomes we've ever had staying anywhere. Mary gave us tea and coffee, went over a map of the area and the highlights to visit during our stay. The room had been recently... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
40 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

my wife and I stayed here for the weekend and booked one of the suites, the décor was fantastic light, airy and very clean, the breakfast was really good and not to big, there is a little bar and all the staff could not help us enough. we will stay here again when we come for the weekend shopping.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of Florence Suite, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I’m happy to hear that you found your room to be ‘light, airy and very clean,’ also that you appreciated the décor. We are committed to providing an excellent service to all of our guests, so we are glad you found the staff could... More

Bangkok, Thailand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our second time staying within this small group of perfectly designed mini hotels. To say it is a hotel could be misleading, basically the group have bought beautiful Victorian houses and converted them into bedrooms, these bedrooms are amazing, perfect, luxury, clean, excellent amities, our children's bedroom was large and spacious, the breakfast is fantastic. We had the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for one night. The room was large and so light and beautifully decorated - great shower. It was situtated in a quite residential area but only 5 mins to the Southsea beach front. It was perfect to visit Old Portsmouth and all the interesting Navy related sites. The new Mary Rose Museum is fantastic. Some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving a review, I’m glad to hear that you found the hotel perfectly situated for visiting Portsmouth’s local attractions. It’s wonderful to hear that you would stay at Florence Suite again. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon. More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I booked one night’s stay for a surprise visit to Portsmouth for my husband’s 42nd Birthday. We wanted to visit the War Museums and Naval ships. It was a perfect location, but most of all it was a beautiful place to stay. The staff were extremely friendly and polite at all times, anything you wanted they would gladly get for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Address: 6 Malvern Rd | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA, England (Formerly Sea La Vie)
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

30 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay