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“Mrs S Baker” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England   |  
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Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Kent
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mrs S Baker”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I stayed at the Royal Beach Hotel 6th-9th Oct 2013. It is in a lovely location overlooking the promenade and pier. Check in was efficient and welcoming and the reception area very clean. My single room was surprisingly spacious, clean, with a comfortable bed and the all important (for me) sea view. I ate breakfasts and dinners at the hotel-buffet breakfasts with plenty of choice and a very good evening menu. The wine list was also good and though the bottle I requested was not available, a similar one was suggested. The restaurant staff were friendly and ready to help if necessary. I had morning coffee in the lounge bar area and this is also kept well and it overlooks the promenade. As I left the hotel one morning I asked a member of staff for directions to Southsea town and she was happy to help. She told me what was available in the town and also roundabout. I would stay at this hotel again as I was made to feel very welcome and the location met my needs- a safe area for strolling with fantastic views.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you for your review and the very many positive comments which I will pass on to all departments, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

our first time at the royal beach, its a gem, hospitality excellence , from all staff ,our room 308 was big and spacious, clean , bed very comfortable, views from windows over the solent were amazing, brilliant location, beach over the road from hotel, buses run every ten minutes, just out side of the hotel, or if you like walking there are so many places, with in walking distance, what we liked best was the vast dinning room with immaculate tables and fabulous food, complements to the chef, also breakfast was plentiful, HOT and FRESH, p s , car park to small, but that will not stop us from coming back, we enjoy our stay, linda and brian pearce Warwick

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel and its very positive comments, I will pass on your compliments to the breakfast chefs, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Halifax, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here in September 2013. Very comfortable room and great service at a very reasonable price. Great location right on the ocean and convenient to all the sights in Portsmouth. I would return to this hotel and would recommend it. The Royal Beach hotel made our stay in Portsmouth all the more pleasurable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your review and I am pleased you found everything to your satisfaction, best wishes Chris gilmore
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Watlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had missed the ferry and were looking for anywhere to spend the night. We just drove and rang various hotel bells, no one answered as it was around 2315. This door was open and a totally charming night manager Peter Smith found us a room showed us the last remaining parking place and made sure we got an early morning call. Even at 0645 there was breakfast ready, super staff serving all manner of folk in a vast dining room with immaculate tables.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review and I am pleased the night team especially Peter looked after you so well and I hope you managed to make your ferry in the morning, regards Chris Gilmore GM
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12 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great welcome very polite, sea view room big clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was plentiful hot and fresh. Would return and recommend this hotel. South sea and Portsmouth well worth the visit lots to do and sea.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for a review which sums up everything we try to offer at the hotel, we hope you visit again in the future, many thanks Chris Gilmore GM
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have been to the Royal Beach Hotel for several years and hope to repeat this in the future. The staff are so very friendly and extremely efficient. Having asked for maintenance to attend due to dropping an earring into an inaccessible corner I was astonished to find this was accomplished before I returned to my room after breakfast, prompt indeed. My only complaint is the extra pounds I have added to my already overweight frame due to the excellent food we enjoyed. A most enjoyable short break indeed. Thank you.

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  • 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review and the compliments you gave to the team, it is very satisfying that you continue to return and experience the same standards as before, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A party of 8 friends went to visit the Mary rose exabition in Portsmouth,on the 25/26th September 2013.
We stayed at the BEST WESTON, ROYAL BEACH HOTEL,On our arrival we found the reception people to be very polite,with all the information we would need,We were asked if we needed help with our luggage.
The rooms were large,clean, and very comfortable (see view rooms),
The restraunt was very clean and the staff could not have been more helpful,
We found the food to be of great satisfaction,
As a group, or on our own we certainly would return to the ROYAL BEACH HOTEL on any further visits to Portsmouth, one of the best hotels that we have stayed in.
B&K.D. TORQUAY DEVON.

  • Stayed September 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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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel, to be considered the best is praise indeed and I will make sure the team are made aware of your comments, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Address: South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#9 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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