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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and I visited Portsmouth for three days on our recent trip. I lived in Portsmouth in my early twenties, so for me, this was like coming home. This divine little B&B is part of the Mercer Collection, who have a number of properties located within close proximity of each other. All are on a quiet road, in a... More 

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Holmfirth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed 20/12/2014 three nights and was expecting a HOTEL These are over priced Bed and Breakfast establishments. Advertising their accommodation as a Hotel (not even HOTELS) as there are five buildings. Comfortable and clean but plastic chandelliers. If you think you are booking a HOTEL be careful as their website 'seems' to disguise the fact they are separate houses which... More 

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Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review. As I had the pleasure of dealing with you on not one but two occasions I would like to correct in some part inaccuracies, and in others outright lies for the benefit of our readers. Upon arrival you were immediately refused to stay in the “house” as you insisted on calling it saying it... More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our stay at the Florence Suite. All the buildings beautifully decorated, comfy bed, fabulous breakfast, great location near the beach...and all for a great price. Will be back ..................

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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368 reviews 368 reviews
47 hotel reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although described as a hotel, the Florence suite boutique hotel is more like a collection of 5 posh B&B’s, all of which are under the same ownership with some shared facilities. It is situation on a quiet side road. Larger attractions such as the Historic Dockyard are on the opposite side of the Portsmouth land body, with a 45 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. It is well located to reach the restaurants in Southsea. The rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast is excellent. We did not get the chance to try the restaurant but I am certain it was worth a try.

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Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review, I am pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. I am also glad that you found the staff “very friendly and helpful”- this is how we aim to be! Thank you once again for the review, we hope to welcome you back in the future and maybe you will be able try... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in November and the most memorable thing about this hotel is the staff. They are very oragnised, professional and helpful on reception, the lady who showed us to our room recommended a local Indian restaurant (the hotel's restaurant was fully booked) which was really lovely - she even gave us a map and marked the... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here one night on business and was pleasantly surprised. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the room was lovely. Much nicer than the chain hotels and at a much better price too! Will be staying again if I am back in Portsmouth.

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Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are pleased that you found our hotel suited your needs. We are glad to hear that you found the staff “really friendly and helpful”. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are returning to Portsmouth and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again. More 

Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just come back from a family gathering to celebrate a special birthday.From start to finish the experience has been superb with the staff wanting to help with every detail and committed to excellence in service. Evening Meal in the restaurant was exceptional both in terms of quality of food and service. Quality of wines and Peroni on tap went down... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I recently stayed here one night due to an offer, and found a hotel of many parts. Great food, really nice staff and excellent facilities. The interesting bit is that fact it is several houses making up one hotel, but thats not a big problem. Parking is interesting too, and I was pleased I have a small car!

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Witney, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We booked the Florence suite thinking it was still run as a small Bed and Breakfast. This was our mistake. There are 5 hotels all under the same ownership and they have some shared facilities. The room was reasonable and very clean. It would have been nice to have somewhere to put own toiletries, toothbrush etc in bathroom. There was... 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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Number of rooms: 7
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