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“A room with a view!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Hamburg
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A room with a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed in July for a night at this hotel, coming from the Isle of Wight. The hotel is situated directly on the seaside. We had a room with a view to the sea and the Isle of Wight, which was beautiful. The rooms was nead and clean, obviously refurbished not too long ago.
The staff was very helpful and caring. Just the waitress in the bar was a bit reserved when taking the orders for a light dinner.
The carpark is narrow and obviously always full, parking is for free and the staff will help you to get a space.
The Hotel is ideal for a stop over if you plan to go or come from Wight, the city can be easily reached with the local buses.
We will use it again if we go back for doing sightseeing in Portmouth.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank HaPeBe
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your review, I am pleased you had a good stay and found the staff helpful with parking, Chris Gilmore GM
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel on a coach holiday with Gee Vee, best holiday we have ever had, the hotel was clean and comfortable, all the staff went the extra mile and the food was fantastic with a massive choice. Have never been in a hotel where all the meals were buffet style like this one, the choice was brilliant both at breakfast and evening meal, plates were removed in a timely manner but not intrusive. We were hoping to go back next month but the coach is full :( but we will be back, would recommend this hotel 200%, well done to everyone who works there and thank you

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Irene L
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
I am pleased you had a good stay with us and enjoyed your visit to Portsmouth, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the 3rd time we've stayed at the Royal Beach Hotel, and yet another fantastic break in a quiet, clean hotel. The staff go out of their way to make your stay as relaxing, hassle free and a happy place to stay in. The meals are excellent especially from the Ark Royal restaurant menu!! having a sea front view from your room makes the stay all that more special. We've already booked up again for 2 mini breaks again next year, cant wait to go back!!

Room Tip: Having a sea view makes your break away all that more special
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mandymoo007
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for a lovely review, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took 58 of my line dancers to the Royal Beach this weekend and have just arrived home. I couldn't wait to write a review. Most came by coach as the car park has limited space but was free.
The bus service to portsmouth is excellent.
On arrival we had a brilliant welcome were given keys and direction to our rooms. They were all the ones requested and were clean and fresh. The cleaning staff were showing anyone lost being so helpful.we had a selection of rooms some with sea view which were extra special.
The ballroom was laid out as I wanted it and I was asked continuously by Michelle (from group bookings) if everything was ok. The dance floor was amazing. We had dinner in the restaurant and couldn't believe the quality, selection and the service. We had a few special diets which due to the selection were made easy. All the food was hot and replenished often.
The breakfast the following day was just a good and the requests for different types of eggs were delivered with a smile. The tea and coffee was fresh and hot. There were even figs and apricots not just the normal melon. We required jugs of water in the ballroom and it just appeared.
The Sunday carvery was exceptional so much meat and choice.
Well my group have had an amazing time and have said this is the best one yet. For me it was the most relaxed as I wasn't chasing things to be done as the staff were so efficient.
I will be contacting the hotel to book for next year. I would recommend anyone to take their group there. But I want to book my date first.

Room Tip: Go for sea view to make it extra special.
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Green Features: Sorry didn't have time to notice having too much fun
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lindadrinkall
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for posting this review of the Hotel, We are all pleased your group had a great stay with us and look forward to your next visit, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is what it is in portsmouth, stayed here as it was close to the Southsea comedy festival. Room was a little dated, the bathroom door kept opening and closing all night as it didnt close properly and the water flow in the room was very slow with little power. stayed in better, wouldn't stay here again not really worth the price paid, have stayed in better Best Western for lesser.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rebecca H
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2014
I am sorry you felt the hotel was overpriced Portsmouth can be an expensive visit and we always aim to be reasonably priced in the 3 star market place, we are constantly making improvements to the hotel and I am sure if you stayed with us again you would not be disappointed, Chris Gilmore GM
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Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Car parking upon arrival was a bit cramped. Booked two rooms and both had fantastic sea views. They had large beds and were well appointed. The staff were very good and helpful. There was a restaurant but we decided to eat in the bar. Food arrived quickly and was very good. Definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank davecarter473
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for a very positive review, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Property: BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel
Address: South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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