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The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

6 Malvern Rd | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA, England (Formerly Sea La Vie)
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Ranked #4 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Buffalo, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
38 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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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

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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
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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

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Salcombe, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I always use the Mercer Group when I vist family in Portsmouth. You can be sure of FANTASTIC service, lovely rooms, small thoughtful touches and a real warmth of welcome as opposed to the nameless and faceless service from very large hotels. I stayed this time in their latest aquisition - Sea La Vie - and as usual found it... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed one night before heading over to the Isle of Wight. The hotel is fairly close to the ferry, but beware as traffic was bad in the morning, causing a little stress, so leave plenty of time if you do something similar. There is little, if any, parking, so on the road parking (with a 'pass' from the hotel)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The experience far surpassed what we had expected. The staff were very friendly and made our meals there something special. From an Australian point of view the rooms are a bit on the small side but from later experience in England I think this is pretty standard. The rooms were very clean. The Hotel is in a quite area and... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on business having got fed up with using the appallingly bad premier inn in Southsea? What a find. Great boutique hotel. Facilities nicely presented. Bed very comfy. Room and hotel very clean. Good wi fi. Handy parking. Breakfast first class and even managed an early morning walk along the promenade before breakfast. It is 2... More

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Address: 6 Malvern Rd | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA, England (Formerly Sea La Vie)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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A Boutique hotel, part of The Mercer Collection . All rooms have been furnished with lavish fabrics and are all en suites. Tea and Coffee facilities are available in the room. Free parking and restaurant. ... more   less 
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