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“GREAT LOCATION” 4 of 5 stars
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The George Hotel
84 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HU, England   |  
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Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Brisbane Queensland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“GREAT LOCATION”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Location is a couple of minutes walk across the road from the Maritime Museum and about 5 minutes walk to the main railway/bus interchange station. There are also several small pubs which serve great meals within a couple of minutes walk. Parking is not available, however the hotel will give you a ticket to park in the public secure carpark across the road - the rates are vastly reduced for hotel guests.

The hotel is a small old approximately 200 years old traditional hotel - it has 10 guest rooms. Rooms are quite small, however our room was very clean and had everything we needed. The bed was also comfortable. There is no air conditioning, however windows are able to be opened to let in a lovely breeze. We were on the top floor (2 floors) and the stairs to the top floor are not very wide and are very steep. It is very hard dragging suitcases up these stairs. Perhaps lower floors should be allocated to older people.

Breakfast was terrific - not a vast choice, but they will make up whatever you want - and it was great. Every one of the staff we came across was so friendly and helpful - the atmosphere at the hotel was warm and inviting. It is not a big hotel, however it was very cosy and comfortable. It has lots of character and we enjoyed our stay here, apart from going up and down those stairs on the top floor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed 14/11/2013. Good location for the new shopping/ restuarant complex under the spinika. Safe, cheap parking opposite. A small traditional pub with real Ale, lots of character and plenty of local characters enjoying a pint and the atmosphere.
Room 9 was quiet at the back, small and needed a bit of redecoration with a standard 4'6'' double bed which was ok for me on my own. The bathroom needed a bit of attention re a bit of mould in the shower and a shower with poor temperture control and a poor slider to adjust the shower head. Radiator in the room was not working but a electric heater was provided.
Breakfast was very good,
Overall very good value for money, friendly staff and owner, definatly will stay again when i'm in Portsmouth.

Room Tip: First floor at the back to save on going up to room 9 in the roof.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We didn't stop in the hotel but had two meals in the hotel.
The staff were very welcoming and the food in the evening and on Sunday was well cooked with plenty to eat .The cost of the food was competitive with the other local pubs . The bar and eating area was welcoming warm and very cosy. As we were in Portsmouth for the weekend of the storm (October 25th / 26th) we found ourselves in the hotel on more than a few times and the welcome was always the same from all the staff. Recommended.

Room Tip: Try the Sunday Lunch.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The George is a hotel which happens to have a pub as its hotel bar and a restaurant attached, as opposed to a pub with rooms. The hotel is about 400 yards from the Historic Docks and about the same again from Gunwharf Quays and so provides a very convenient base for both. The rooms are well-sized, comfortable, clean, well furnished and decorated. They also serve an excellent cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights (sat&sun). We was at first annoyed that the car park we had to use(no on site parking) was full and had to queue to get in there for about 30min,after driving for 3 hours to get there this was not ideal.when we got into the hotel we were greeted by very friendly staff who showed us to our room. The room was ok but nothing amazing. We went out straight away and found its location perfect for the historical dock yard and shopping centre.This plus the price it's best points. The breakfast at The George was good and the staff very friendly too.I should mention the room we stayed in you could here the noise from the bar area at night but if your one to stay up and have drink this would not be a problem.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

It is always nice to have provided a previous favourable review to return to the George and find that they have not let you down and carry on to serve up a wonderful customer experience. I have no intention to wax lyrically about this lovely establishment, see for yourself and tell me I am wrong.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This a great place full of history and stories, really sticking to the Portsmouth theme. Had fish and chips, great food, friendly staff, full of locals. Would recommend to anyone going to have a good meal. Though I didn't stay overnight myself, family members did and they said that they had a great time. Very close to the Warrior and Gunwarf.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 84 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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