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Queen's Hotel

Clarence Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LJ England
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The original Queen's hotel was known as Southsea House and was built by the architect Augustus Livesay, in 1861. It was then a large private house owned by Sir John and Lady Morris and was later transformed into one of the first hotels in Southsea by William Kemp Junior, this is when it became known as the Queen's Hotel. In the late 18th century the Queen's Hotel had a yacht club that stood behind it called the Royal Albert and was also surrounded by woods, which were then called Stone Woods.On December 8th 1891 in the early hours of the Sunday morning a disastrous and fatal fire occurred. Aided by strong winds it raged until the whole of the premises had been completely gutted. The Hotel was rebuilt in 1903 by the architect T.W.Cutler into the splendid building that stands today, complete with its Edwardian baroque style in brown terracotta.
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92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
74Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews sea view lovely old hotel sunday carvery isle of wight third floor buffet style sea front gunwharf quays historic dockyard edwardian seafront tlc hovercraft foyer venue ferries
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended a reception here; drinks and canapés were served. The canapés were a] very few; b] left on the bar and c] were pretty poor. I accept you probably get what you pay for but even so we were disappointed by the food -...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Richard N
Response from General M, Manager at Queen's HotelResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, I’m sorry you were disappointed with the quality of the food we served, on the evening itself we had nothing but praise from the organizer and her guests, so I am very surprised to read your review on Tripadvisor. Had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room, 225, was at the far end of the corridor which didn’t seem to follow numerical order however on trying to enter, the keycard would not open the lock. My wife went back to reception and after a while returned with a female member...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Marlin4952
Response from General M, Manager at Queen's HotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Please accept my apologies for the issues you experienced during your stay with us, your feedback is much appreciated. We have taken your comments on board and are conducting additional training, where necessary to improve...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid our 3rd visit to this hotel and we have not been disapointed. Rooms are spacious and clean and on this visit we had a newly refurbished room which was to the highest standard. Just one small thing don't skimp on the quality of the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank bardavon
Response from General M, Manager at Queen's HotelResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, I'm pleased to read you liked our refurbished bedrooms. I'm sorry you were not happy with the soap which we will be looking at. Kind regards Queens Hotel Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice old building with lots of character, great location and free parking. Staff service was brilliant throughout. Bar prices a little high and a shame about the only lift being out of bounds for safety reasons from the second day of our stay - especially...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Jim S
Response from General M, Manager at Queen's HotelResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, unfortunately our lift required some essential maintenance work during your stay, I can now confirm that work has been completed and the lift is in full working order, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Kind regards Queens Hotel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights! What a gem! Obviously once a very grand hotel it has seen better days, but there was such character & charm and the new owners are trying their best to improve the building and business! It's a very sizeable hotel...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank sueharding53
Response from General M, Manager at Queen's HotelResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sue Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel. Thank you as well for your understanding, yes we are refurbishing and bringing the old girl back to its former glory. I hope you will return as you say. Kind regards Queens Hotel Management

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lindsyjahahwhda
October 6, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan R | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Nettiespagetti | Reviewed this property |
My favourite things to do are visit the historic dockyards, have a browse around Gun Wharf outlet shopping Mall, walk along the promenade and visit the pub with the best view of all, the Still and West, best to book a window... More
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from Chrissyfarmer | Reviewed this property |
Car park at the hotel, you will be issued with a pass for the length of the stay.
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"Get room descriptions before booking. Note that there is only one lift which is also used by staff using..."
Marlin4952
1 week ago
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"Most rooms have a view of the sea, but if you have to pay extra it's worth it!"
sueharding53
1 week ago
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"Find a different Hotel"
Iantofullpelt
4 weeks ago
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"230 Large room but not one of the refurbed rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
$73 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandPortsmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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