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Somerset House Hotel

10 Florence Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NE, England
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Ranked #8 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed at Somerset House for my 5th wedding anniversary. My husband booked a room with spa bath. Upon arriving we were greated by fantastic, attentive staff. We were taken to our room and talked through the hotel info. The room was beautiful. Gorgeously decorated, warm and very comfortable. The only negative I have was the bed was quite squeaky!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my wife stayed here for one night in room 5 at the top of the building for our wedding anniversary. We arrived at 3pm on the Saturday, headed out for the night and returned to the room around 2100 and left the following morning. Arrival was swift, we thought parking would be an issue but they give you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 2 nights here (whilst visiting the Mary Rose museum, excellent and only 45 mins walk away) We had Room 7 on the ground floor next to the front door, so we suffered some noise whilst family tourists staying upstairs ran up and down the stairs, allowing the front door to slam. Until 8.00pm more noise... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners have taken a group of properties in Southsea and made them into really elegant hotel accommodation. Each room is individually appointed, and has real style. Check in was great and all the staff seemed very enthusiastic and keen to help. We got a couple of helpful tips without even asking. We ate at the bistro, and the waiting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late, off ferry from Cherbourg (I am sure this is common with many of the hotel's customers), with sleeping, young kids. As others have said, finding the entrance can be fun as the hotel group owns a number of buildings in a residential street. Very friendly staff, lovely family room and excellent breakfast. Recommended.

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Reception1113, Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are glad you found the staff very friendly and the breakfast excellent. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are planning another visit to Portsmouth as we would be happy to accommodate you again. Thanks for the review and recommending our hotel! More

Redruth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights whilst visiting family last weekend. We were a little confused at first about where to check in (at another hotel across the road and around the corner) but were promptly given a parking permit and shown to our lovely room by a lovely young woman. We were right at the top and the only downside... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A very rare opportunity, My husband and I were looking forward to a couple of nights away from the family and wanted somewhere special and relaxing. I had seen this hotel online and thought it looked and sounded stunning and we weren't disappointed. We arrived a little early to book in but were given a parking permit (we parked very... More

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Reception1113, Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

We are very pleased you and your husband were able to take a break and unwind at Somerset House Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the decoration of your room and found the bed comfortable. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you are planning another stay in Portsmouth and we will happily accommodate you.... More

Buckinghamshire, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights for our daughter's graduation. Very clean rooms, great breakfast, usual choices all of good quality and any special requests catered for. We had dinner in the hotel one night, same room as breakfast, lovely food and great service.'. Before our visit Ellie the bookings manager was extremely helpful and efficient organising taxis... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

From the minute we arrived wonderful welcome from our lovely Portugese lady, believe her name was Helen who immediately offered us coffee and a chat as it was our first time in the area Room was great very nice toiletries very high standard of cleanliness Unfortunately other arrangements had been made for dinner otherwise would have dined in the kitchen... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fab staff and lovely rooms. Brkfast was wonderful too with amazing omlettes and beautiful fresh fruit salad plus the rest of the goodies on offer. Booked 3 rooms for a family celebration and all rooms were tastefully and individually decorated to a very high standard. Would definately return. Thank you Mary and all, you are a truly wonderful team xxx

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Address: 10 Florence Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It offers boutique rooms with free Wi-FI, just a 5-minute walk from Southsea Beach. The stylish bedrooms all feature satellite TVs and comfortable beds are adorned with Egyptian cotton sheets. Individually designed bathrooms feature fluffy towels, designer toiletries whilst some have either walk-in showers, spa or free standing baths. The hotel is close to Southsea Common and Southsea Castle. Southsea Hovercraft Port is about 1 mile away, and is a quick way to reach the Isle of Wight. Free secure parking is available at the hotel.We have a new snacks menu recently added for your convenience. ... more   less 
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