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St. Margaret's Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3 Craneswater Gate, Portsmouth PO4 0NZ, England   |  
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Ranked #17 of 37 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Comfortable and great value!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed for three nights having a break with my mum. It proved to be an excellent choice. The rooms were very comfortable with all amenities excellent. It was a short walk from the seafront and really handy for exploring the place. Danny's fruit platter at breakfast was LEGENDARY. Definitely ask for that when you visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Easy to find on a dark evening, no problem parking, helpful owner who was eager to help us find our way about, room was clean & comfortable! I slept really well in this double bed, my husband found it a little small as he is 6 ft, it was also extremely quite - which was brilliant. The en suite was huge with 2 sinks, a shower & a very amusing bath - this was the highlight of our room as it was so funny! it was a little bigger than a sink - quite literally & it had a seat in it!! it really was the funniest thing we have seen! lovely shampoo etc that was free.
It was around 5 minute walk to the Pryamid Centre, around 40 minute walk along the seafront into Portsmouth Gunwharf Centre, passing Southsea Castle en route.
Breakfast was alright, Sunday was better than Saturday, staff very helpful - almost too much so (I think she just wanted to stay busy), very pleasant owners & would recommend if visiting bands or such. We would stay there again with no hesitation. Extremely good value at £132 for the 2 of us for 2 nights inc breakfast - contact the owners direct.

Room Tip: No 12 was a very comfortable bed, no view as such - but didn't go to look out of the window! Bat...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Chose this B&B after looking at tripadvisors recommendations for the area we wanted to visit. The hotel was easy to find with plenty of parking very close and in a quiet area. The room was a reasonable size very neat and tidy and pleasant. Bathroom was clean and the shower excellent. The breakfast and the service was excellent. The manager was very helpful and advised us on numerouus museums and places to visit. This location is not near any shops or restaurants but is near to the amusement pier.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We booked a room for one night Monday 20th August but when we saw the cleanliness of this hotel we ended up staying for 4 nights. Although the hotel is a little out of the centre it presents no problem as the local bus is only a few yards away. The breakfast is cooked fresh for you while you are eating your cereal,unlike a lot of the chain hotels where the help yourself buffet leaves a lot to be desired! A lovely personal touch from the owner.The owner was so helpful to us in finding our way around even to the point of booking our ferry to the Isle Of Wight personally online to save us money. We would not hesiate to book this hotel again or to recommend it to others. What a little gem.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

What a lovely hotel, staff very pleasant, room is clean and a good size. If your going to stay in Portsmouth would highly recommend. Room has a double and two single beds and unlike larg chains beds are very comfortable. Ensuite ha free posh shampoo and body cream with soft towels. Complimentary tea and coffee in room and a bottle of spring water.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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kirriemuir
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have to admit if I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor I might not have stayed here,but we had a lovely newly decorated room,clean and with everything we needed.The owner Danny was pleasant and very hospitable,breakfast very good.Avery central place to stay for shops restaurants etc in Southsea.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I booked this B&B with some trepidation because there were very mixed reviews on Trip Advisor (quite a few negative) - but I was booking last minute so there wasn't a wide choice. I have no idea why there have been bad reviews, but as soon as my husband and I saw our room we booked a second night without hesitation.
There is plenty of free street parking right outside and it was always easy to get a parking spot; there are also spots in the front driveway but we didn't need to use them.
We were politely welcomed by the owner who was happy to talk to us about where to visit and local places to eat. He also addressed our immediate concern, which was to find a laundromat as we really needed to do some washing. There is a decent laundromat less than 5 mins drive away.
Our attic room was very spacious - up about 38 stairs but that's to be expected for an attic room - also the owner is happy to help with carrying luggage.
The bed was very comfortable. The ensuite bathroom was spacious enough and there was a walk-in closet for our clothing and luggage.
The breakfast was excellent - I agree with another reviewer that the fruit platter was really good.
It is a bit of a way out of the town centre but there is a bus stop 3 doors away which goes to the shopping area and The Hard (docking area for the ships and museums).
The free WiFi had the best reception of anywhere we have stayed so far this trip, even though we were up in the attic level.
All in all we were very satisfied with this B&B and based on our experience I have no hesitation in recommending it to others, despite the mixed reviews.

Room Tip: If stairs are a problem, definitely request a room on a lower level.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3 Craneswater Gate, Portsmouth PO4 0NZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Margaret's Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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