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Duke Of Buckingham
Ranked #5 of 34 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were charged £115 and did not even stay there! Due to unforeseen circumstances a booking for two nights had to be cancelled a week before, the booking only being made a few days before that, and they operate a NO REFUND policy which is not clearly stated on their website.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Sarah D, General Manager at Duke Of Buckingham, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

After looking at our booking process we felt that this customer was not informed clearly of our terms and conditions at the time of booking with us. A full refund was given the customers.
At The Duke of Buckingham we pride ourselves on giving the best customer service possible to all of our guests and thank this customer for pointing out the problem they had to us.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed one night and found the hotel clean, comfortable and friendly. The location was excellent (in Old Portsmouth) and we ate out at The Still and West round the corner and had an evening walk on the front at Southsea. We had breakfast in the cafe under the Spinnaker Tower and had a great few days. Easy to get around and the hotel provided us with free parking right outside hotel. It was a short trip and we really only slept at the hotel but were very pleased with service we received and would definitely use again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed in the cottage behind the pub, it was clean and nicely done. The floor upstairs creaked and was apparently inhabited by insomniacs. But the location was great. We had breakfast in a cafe a couple hundred yards down the road. We used taxis to get about, all very quick and cheap. Back to te hotel - friendly staff, nice room. You get what gou pay for and we knew the price didn't include breakfast. Tea and coffee making facilities in room

Room Tip: The cottage was modern and clean but had creaky floors for those light sleepers. Iys an old building
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I booked tickets to see Micky Flanagan as a surprise for my boyf for valentines day.... All the London dates were end of 2013 & I wanted it to be around valentines day.... So when I saw the Portsmouth show was on a weekend, I thought why not make a weekend of it.... I booked it via booking .com & the reviews for this place that was reasonably priced around the budget I wanted to spend.... We're good, so I booked it....

When we got there it was a little delight.... Went into pub to announce our arrival, the street outside is very busy & initially I was disappointed that it was all pay & display.... But the guy on reception gave us a permit to put in window screen to show we was a guest, so that was free.... We then walked thru pub out onto a cobbled courtyard out the back.... Situated behind was a really cute little cottage, with iron fencing around it..... This cottage is The sort u imagine in the country, the ones u draw when you are little with door in middle with 4 windows, 2 either side of door & above.....basically this cottage was split into 4 Bedsit type rooms... Our was top of the stairs.... Opening the door we was standing in a newly decorated modern room, neutral colours with a splash of colours this was plum.... In the curtains, cushions on bed & a wall art canvas..... Nice big bed.... Decent size flat screen tv on wall.... Tea & coffee making facilities on the chest of drawers..... There was a second room that also slept 2 more people & a bathroom with shower.... Tasteful decorated, modern looking neutral tiles with chrome accessories.....
Honestly this standard at £50..... We were really impressed......

The cab ride to the gunwhalf quays was something ridiculous like £3 or £4 which is like a starting price in London just to get in ..... I was less than 5 minutes..... Here you can eat a a massive amount of restuarants.... They're clubs & of course the outlet shopping....

Even though this is just behind the pub, we heard nothing.....

Would definitely recommend this place.....was really clean & staff were friendly & happy to offer advice etc

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located in Old Portsmouth, a really lovely area.
Easy walk to seafront and to Historic Harbour.
Room modern and fresh; food was excellent.
The staff were friendly and helpful. We needed to borrow a mobile charger and they were able to oblige with no fuss.
We paid £8.50 each for a fantastic breakfast; highly recommended, worth every penny.
A great bargain and a place we will certainly return to.

Room Tip: We were in the 'cottage' annex at the rear of the pub which was charming.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and just loved it. The room was small but had everything we needed. It was very cosy and clean. We found the staff to be extremely friendly and welcoming, they definitely made our visit for us and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Upon arrival we arrived to a rather busy pub which instantly concerned us given that the rooms were above. However, as soon we went upstairs we left the noise and were greeted by calm and quiet and had no issues at all about noise levels (particularly good as we were at the front near the road!). Definitely recommend this place, it’s basic but perfect for a 1 night whistle stop… Make sure you get the breakfast, it’s scrummy and the chef is the epitome of friendly.

Room Tip: Perfect place to stay for a 1 night stop
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank J K
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed here with my husband and 4 friends.They have a cottage to the rear of the pub with 4 rooms of which we had 3. The rooms are decorated very nicely and are very clean .The room we had had a double bed and a separate room with a sinle bed. The only negative I had with the room it had velux type windows in both bedrooms which had no blinds or anything so it is very light in the morning so I was awake very early. The hotel it self is in a very good position with everything you need with in walking distance. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room but they do serve breakfast in the pub for £6.95 which was very nice.If you are visiting with children it is good to know other than breakfast children are not allowed inside the pub.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the cottage.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sally S
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Address: 119 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Ranked #5 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range: $57 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Duke Of Buckingham 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Old Portsmouth and surrounded by a wealth of sea faring history, The Duke of Buckingham offers the perfect destination. Our Stylish accommodation with FREE parking is perfect for a short break or longer stay. We are just minutes from the beach and bustling harbour with Gunwharf Quays, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Portsmouth`s Historic Dockyard all within easy walking distance. We very much look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay in Portsmouth a great one! Please note - We do not serve breakfast ... more   less 
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