I have wanted to stay in this hotel since I lived in the Portsmouth area 18 years ago, but had never been able to justify it. It looks full of characterand so it proved. We had arrived on the ferry from Caen and wanted an overnight stay before the drive North and the location was perfect. The view from our very large and well-appointed room was superb - The Spinnaker, ferries coming and going and HMS Warrior.. Yet it was not noisy, despite the proximity of the railway station.
The staff were friendly and helpful.and the breakfast was very good. I can understand to some extent the negative reviews this place has had, but scuffed paintwork and imperfect wallpaper in the corridors doesn't bother me at all. I think they should spend some money on the front doors because first impressions count for a lot, and some people would not like the almost non-existent reception on the TV, but otherwise I really enjoyed my one night stay and it was worth the wait..
- 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