Let me commence by saying I simply can't understand the review from "Randomnomad" titled ""Can't understand rave reviews" - I can only suggest they did NOT stay at the Seacrest Hotel - and as for 'rude staff' I don't think so!!! I hasten to add that we have stayed in hotels all over the world and the UK.
My wife and I stayed at the Seacrest Hotel for just two nights and were very impressed.
Welcoming staff, lovely room overlooking gardens and the sea and first class cuisine.
The hotel is ideally situated to explore Portsmouth and is just a bus or taxi ride away. We had travelled by train from West Midlands as a change from the hassle of driving, but there was adequate parking available outside the hotel.
The breakfasts were very varied and beautifully cooked. We decided to stay in the hotel for evening meals and were pleasantly surprised at the excellent menu and even more delighted with the quality and presentation of the food. The deserts were delicious and a perfect end to a lovely meal. Our compliments to the chef!
As a birthday celebration I had requested a sea view room and we were not disappointed. The room was very comfortable with all we wanted for our short stay.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.More