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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

The Plaza | Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD, England
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If a centre location is what you are looking for you cant get any more central than this hotel which is located in the hart of the Gunwharf Quays store and dinning centre by the sea above Jammie's Italian restaurant. That being said, the hotel is a bit grim and could use a good lift up. rooms are tired and... More 

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Thank Ukusin
Becky C, Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear Ukusin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. I am sorry that the hotel seemed a bit dated whilst you stayed with us. We are indeed having a few months of redecoration so these issues will be resolved in due course. I am pleased that you went out and took advantage... More 

St. Lucia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the Gun Wharf outlets area. With underground car park adjacent 150 yds from bus station and train terminus. 200 yds from HMS Warrior and the historic docks. Ideal for visiting the best of Portsmouth. Check in along with the bar and dining areas is on the first floor via stairs or lift with a car or taxi dropoff... More 

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Thank travelpig_9
Becky C, Front Desk at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear travelpig_9, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. As you stated, we are in a fabulous location for all the shops and sights to see, and I am pleased that you had the time to go visit so many of them. Thank you for complimenting our... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slap bang in the middle of Gunwharf Quay its perfect for shops and the pleasant restaurants and bars. Lovely staff and a very peaceful night before the perils of a day time ferry. The room we had on the same floor as reception was perfect for a short stop

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Thank Martin O
Becky C, Receptionist at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear Martin O, Thank you very much for reviewing our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you took advantage of our excellent location. I will hand over to our staff that you appreciated their kindness. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Reception Team More 

Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is perfectly located to be within easy walking distance of all the main attractions of Portsmouth. The staff was friendly and helpful; even let us check in very early after arriving on an international flight. Rooms are small but tidy.

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Thank Katy B
Becky C, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear Katy B, Thank you for your review of your stay at our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here in the beautiful Gunwharf Quays. We aim to accommodate our guest's needs, and we are pleased that you got into your room to rest after your journey. Hopefully see you again soon. Kind regards,... More 

new york city
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfectly fine hotel, perfectly located for touring the sights, for the shopping area, and for a short stay. Everything "works" well. The staff is very very nice, and very helpful. The rooms are very bare bones, but our beds were comfortable. Do NOT forget to bring any toiletries other than soap and shampoo as the "amenities" consist... More 

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Thank sannor
Becky C, Reception Team at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear Sannor, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Gunwharf Quays. Thank you for compliments regarding our fabulous staff. We go that extra mile for our guests. Regarding the toiletries, we do indeed provide a combination of shampoo and shower gel as a Holiday Inn Express.... More 

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74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location but for the price they charge you would think your staying in high end London not Portsmouth!! Gunwharf quays is nice for a stroll around, it's an outlet shopping centre but once you've paid for the hotel you don't save any money. Bars and restaurants there are good too. Staff friendly but nothing spectacular to be honest. There's... More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first stay in a holiday inn express and ir was excellent. The disabled access room was perfect. The hotel is in a great location, eazy parking and a quick stroll to the shops and restaurants of . Gunwharf Quays. Bit aprehensive of the inclusive continental breakfast so it was a nice suprise to find, in addition to ghe usual... More 

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Thank SueColin
Becky C, Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear Sue Colin, We are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are only too happy to help, and we are thrilled that you are thinking of coming back soon. We look forward to greeting you again on your return. Kind regards, Front Desk More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another visit to this hotel because of its ease and location to the shopping and entertainment area. The hotel is efficient and we'll run, breakfast is self service with a buffet style. Car parking is easy in the multi story right next door and this venue is great for a short stay.

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall hotel is fine - great location, room OK, staff seemed friendly. However there were a few issues. Bathroom had mold around the shower, hotel starting to look tired, breakfast a little average. But my main bugbear was that it was very expensive for what it was.

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Thank 35105
Becky C, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, responded to this review

Dear 35105, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Any feedback we get is appreciated. First of all thank you for commenting on our great team we have here. We try and make every guest's stay a great one through customer service. We are in the process of updating our hotel over the next few... More 

Washington
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portsmouth area is a very busy place in peak summer months, meaning you will pay top dollar in the summer. So although this is an excellent hotel, with an excellent location (there isn't a better located hotel in my opinion) i just felt the 170 GBP which was asked, was a little too steep. Had the price of been lower... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within Gunwharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including over 95 designer clothing outlets,over 25 restaurants & bars, a cinema, ten pin bowling, casino and comedy club. The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Hotel is ideally located for business or leisure breaks. It comprises 130 en-suite bedrooms and 2 modern meeting rooms, all with comfort cooling, natural daylight and free wifi throughout the hotel. The Great room and lounge area situated on the first floor offers drinks and relaxation in the evening, as well as a free continental breakfast with hot favourites which include scrambled egg, sausages & baked beans in the morning. Undercover secure parking is available in the award winning main Gunwharf Quays car park, all Hotel guests receive discounted rates for car parking in the main Gunwharf Quays car park, first twenty four hours or first exit is free of charge and then second 24 hours or exit and thereafter are charged at £2. Access to trains, buses and ferries are all within walking distance. Southampton International Airport is 22 miles away. Convenient access to all of Portsmouth's many attractions, including the Spinnaker Tower, The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Old Town with its cobbled streets and the waterfront, filled with traditional pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. PLEASE NOTE: THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - PORTSMOUTH GUNWHARF QUAYS HAS DEDICATED DISABLED CAR SPACES OUTSIDE THE HOTEL ENTRANCE, WITH A DROP OFF/PICK UP FACILITY BY THE FRONT DOOR. THERE IS APPROX A 3 MINUTE WALK FROM THE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK TO HOTEL ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Address: The Plaza | Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $133 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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