by far the filthiest hotel i have ever had the misfortune to check into .
i thought places like this had been knocked down 30 years ago. to say it was dated is an understatement. i dont think it had been decorated since the 60 s or 70s.
damp walls , wallpaper hanging off , mold in places . the lift i think is possibly original , barely fits 2 people ad felt like it would drop at any moment.
the whole place was rancid with the smell of people smoking , i was later informed that you can smoke in your rooms . i believe the smokers did what they liked .
there was also an extremely intoxicated middle aged woman sitting on the stairs to the first floor rooms .
this place felt like a badly kept halfway house.
the bar and reception area was also very old and dreary. not what you want to see when you walk into a hotel.
the only positive i could give was the nice young gentleman at reception, he was extremely apologetic as we checked out an hour later and promptly gave us a full refund.
i felt a little sorry for him as i think he has probably had to do this several times before .
so to conclude , in my opinion this place should be either closed down or totally renovated.
the actual place is nothing like the picture s or details given on the website.
in fact , it couldnt be any further from the truth.
at £60 per room per night, the same as the Ibis we checked in to later , i think is laughable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Keppel's Head Hotel (Est 1779) is situated in "The Hard" in Portsmouth. The Hard is a historical area with many connections to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is only a short stroll from the hotel. Gunwharf Quays is also nearby, which thrives with many shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Keppels Head Portsmouth
- Keppels Head Hotel Portsmouth