The hotel is in an excellent position overlooking the sea with many ship movements in and out of Portsmouth to watch. Southsea common and the town are nearby with a good variety of restaurants. Bus services to the many points of interest in Portsmouth and Southsea stop outside the door.
The service at the hotel is excellent with plenty of staff availabe to assist you. Being an old hotel the rooms tend to be large and are clean. Some have excellent sea views. In common with other character hotels it specialises in weekend functions but I have never been unduly disturbed by these during the three times I have stayed in the summer.
The breakfast is adequate but not sumptuous eg make your own toast, no cheese available. Bar meals are good but I did not use the restaurant for lunch or dinner.
The only really unsatisfactory aspect of this hotel is the single lift serving 3 floors. This did not function for the entire duration of my stay (7 nights). It had also failed for 2 nights during my stay in July last year. If you are elderly or disabled it is worth checking the lift availability before arriving at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original Queen's hotel was known as Southsea House and was built by the architect Augustus Livesay, in 1861. It was then a large private house owned by Sir John and Lady Morris and was later transformed into one of the first hotels in Southsea by William Kemp Junior, this is when it became known as the Queen's Hotel. In the late 18th century the Queen's Hotel had a yacht club that stood behind it called the Royal Albert and was also surrounded by woods, which were then called Stone Woods.On December 8th 1891 in the early hours of the Sunday morning a disastrous and fatal fire occurred. Aided by strong winds it raged until the whole of the premises had been completely gutted. The Hotel was rebuilt in 1903 by the architect T.W.Cutler into the splendid building that stands today, complete with its Edwardian baroque style in brown terracotta. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queens Hotel Portsmouth