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Number Four Boutique Hotel
69 Festing Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0NQ, England (Formerly Bembell Court Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel - top ratings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Booked this hotel because we're we impressed with their website and the pictures. From the moment we arrived, the staff were extremely welcoming, first impressions of the hotel, beautiful decor, lovely furnishings and luxurious. Our family room was very large, have 2 boys aged 10 & 15, so needed the space. Had a bath in the bedroom, and also a shower in the en-suite, so no one was queuing to bath. Fresh tea and coffee on hand. Lovely comfortable beds and lovely touches throughout. We had to be up early before their breakfast time, but they offered to cook us our breakfast early, their attitude was you have paid for your breakfast, so you should have it when it suitable for us. They also have a bar which was lovely for pre-dinner drinks, although we didn't eat in their restaurant, they helped us find some good restaurants within walking distance by using the reviews on this very website! Overall a first class experience and would recommend this for social or business use, especially the single travellers as all the staff made a fuss of everybody. Thank you for a lovely stay, it was a great start to our holiday, even the children wanted me to give them 5 stars, which coming from a 15 year old teenager, should speak volumes!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Susan,
Thank you for your review. It was very nice meeting you and your family! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel comfortable. Please send our kind regards to your husband and boys! We hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you're looking for JUST a place to sleep, this is not a place for you!!! In here, it's all about the experience: from the moment you arrive, you are greeted like they've met you before.
The rooms are absolutely gorgeous! There're not enough words to describe how luxurious, spacious, wonderfull the rooms are (yes, I've seen some of them on the way to my own). Tea and coffee freshly done are available 24h a day on your room, free of charge and always with a smile!
The restaurante is super cute, really cosy. We've had no plans for dinner so we ended up having our meal there and... What a surprise!! Amazing food, wine list, service. Have to admite I wasn't expecting such quality (in every way!) in a small boutique hotel like this.
If you're looking for value for money, amazing and friendly service, great food and an awesome night of sleep, don't even hesitate! Number Four Hotel is, without a doubt, the one for you!!
Perfection from the first to the last second...

Room Tip: Room 8 is gorgeous, quiet and super cosy! Home away from home :)
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  • Stayed March 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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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Maria,
Thank you so much for your review! It makes us really happy to read such nice things! Our aim is to make our every guest feel this way so thank you so much once again and we are looking forward to your next stay!

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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portsmouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This hotel deserves every piece of praise it receives!! the staff are friendly and helpful - we were given a wonderful warm reception :) our room was fab - the location is beautiful - def one to visit in the summer - overall very very pleased will def stay again :)

  • Stayed March 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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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for your review! We will be more than happy to welcome you again in the summer!

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were simply amazed with the quality from staff to breakfast to the design and features. We originally tried to book in at one of the other hotels within the group but as the hotel was full, we were offered Number Four as an alternative. We were unsure at first if this was going to be as good an experience as the hotel was still very new... how lucky were we!! This hotel really has it all, great food (Breakfast and dinner) 24 hour bar, which is unusual in a small hotel and extremely helpful team. The only trouble is going to be getting back in as this hotel is truly outstanding. Thank you to Mary and the other delightful staff.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our team are doing their best to assure our guests get the perfect service, so it is really nice to read such a great review! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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Herne, Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at Number Four for a weekend with our two very young childen to catch up with family in the local area and were extremely impressed with how beautifully presented the rooms were, the delicious food but most of all with the warm and genuine staff. We were made to feel very at home (I think my husband went downstairs to reception in his socks at one point!) and no detail was too small for them in making us comfortable and ensuring we had everything we needed. We were treated more like old friends than customers. The staff were fantastic with the children and it was a very welcome change to stay somewhere that felt grown-up and stylish but was at the same time relaxed and family friendly in the best way - a lovely mix. We will definitely be staying again in the future and would recommend Number Four to anyone visiting the area, it really is a great find!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Jane, Mat, Elli and Ed,
Thank you for such an amazing review! Our aim is to make our guests feel like home. And our staff are still talking about your lovely children! We are thrilled you liked the hotel and restaurant. I’m really happy you decided to stay for dinner with us on your first night and invite your family over. It was very nice to have you here and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards to your husband and lots of hugs to lovely Elli and Edward

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

As a regular guest of the other boutique hotels in this small group, I was pleased to see that Danny and the team have upped the ante once again. The rooms at number four are spacious and luxurious. The whole place oozes class and makes you feel at home. I will be returning weekly. Thanks guys.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Phillip,
Thank you for your review. We enjoy having you stay with us every week for the last few years. We are pleased you like our new hotel! It’s always nice to know that The Mercer Collection Hotels are number one to our guests! Many thanks again and we’ll see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hotel deserves its high rating with friendly staff and a very high standard. We arrived slightly early and was greeted with hot drinks and a friendly smile from the receptionist. The room was very well presented and very clean. We chose to eat at the hotel on the first night which was exceptional and very good value for money. The owners of this small chain of hotels should be proud of their premises and the staff they employ. A very enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Michela,
Thank you for such a lovely review! We were happy to have you staying with us for a few days! You wrote in our visitor’s book that you wanted to come back – so please do! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you are in the area and we will be thrilled to welcome you again! We are sending our best regards to your husband Colin.

Best wishes,
Number Four Boutique Hotel
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Address: 69 Festing Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0NQ, England (Formerly Bembell Court Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This designer Number Four Boutique Hotel offers stunning, individual rooms and suites. Just a short walk from Southsea seafront and close to attractions such as Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyard. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available. We have a group fine-dining Restaurant just 3 minutes from the hotel we provide a free taxi to. ... more   less 
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