Booked here when my normal place in Portsmouth was full. Didn't get a chance to look at reviews, so went in blind. One of the strangest places I've ever stayed in. It's run as a charitable enterprise, and profits go to the Naval benevolant fund, so lot's of things can be excused. Reception was fine and efficient (looked like an ex Marine to me), room small, but equally efficient, windows weren't round, which by the end of my stay was something of a surprise.
The restraurant (mess?) brought back some mixed memories of my own time in the services. Acceptable, but not up to Hotel standards. Very limited range of main courses (I ended up having liver...which I dont't eat - which says it all).
The bar seemed to be full of ex sailers and their wives. Again, no problem with that, and the beer was quite cheap! There's a small indoor spa/pool, which is unusual at this price. Also guest "laundry room" which is a peculiar addition. I didn't see any signs to the "heads" though.
All in all, you're not going to shorten your life by staying here, so fine if you're stuck. But I'd look elsewhere first.
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