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Queen's Hotel
Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Reviewed September 17, 2011

This is a grand old hotel from the outside but decidedly average and tired inside. Small details that you would expect from even a budget hotel were missing here, even if the room was a good sized, well furnished and clean.

For example, the shower was poor, with poor pressure and variable temperature, the bathroom lighting around the sink was dim, the extractor fan and toilet cistern were both very noisy. The curtains failed to close properly (a couple more curtain hooks would have done the trick), the TV had only 4 snowy channels (plus 3 saying 'no satellite reception').

Breakfast was an expensive addition (£19 for a couple) and nothing particularly special.

Room Tip: Worth paying the extra for a sea view
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

We came to the hotel to attend my Sister-in-Law's wedding weekend. We stayed for 3 nights. We have never been to the hotel before but will most definitely come back. The Queens is the Grand Lady of Southsea and has all the characteristics to match, the staff were friendly and attentive and no other hotel could have been chosen that would have outdone this one. The food was excellent, the accommodation was faultless and the view from our room was refreshing. I would like to thank all the staff for helping to make this wedding so perfect and memorable. I would strongly recommend The Queens if anyone would like their wedding day to go without a hitch and I would strongly recommend this hotel for a stay anyway because shopping is just round the corner, Southsea Common just in front of you and Old Portsmouth just 15 minutes walk away. Thank you again Queens, keep up the good work.

Room Tip: All rooms are comfortable, try to get a sea view
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

hors de vors were awful and the evening buffet was not much better. Hotel is pretty old but located on the sea front. Views from back rooms are of the Portsmouth ghetto. Drinks were very expensive in the hotel. Room was large. No tissues and a particularly pathetic choice of TV channels. 1, 2, 3, & 4 only. Bed was comfortable and the bathroom was quite nice. Probably would not stay here again as the price was too high for what you get.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the "Queens" , over a weekend reriod to attend our daughters wedding. We can not thank the management and staff enough for making this special day a total succes and can't wait for a special occassion to stay there again.
Don't wait for a need to stay there, "Just make up an excuse.

Room Tip: try for a room with a few of the solent.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

For the price there must be better places to stay in Portsmouth if you want quality and value for money.
The breakfast served was very poor: cheap fruit juice and instant coffee passed off as filter coffee. They even charged extra for my espresso for breakfast. They ran out of pastries on the first morning and the ingredients used in the cooked breakfast were definitely 'budget'.
The Superior Double Room was clean and had plenty of space but too few furnishings and almost nothing on the walls. Unfortunately, the shower screen was mouldy and trying to get the right temperature for a warm shower was impossible: too hot or too cold. The window blind was too small for the window which gave the lady who was enjoying her sea view from her hotel opposite more than she bargained for.
The Queens seems to do a roaring trade in wedding receptions and conferences. As a result, this is clearly taking its toll on the hotel - I'm afraid it shows. There needs to be a lot of investment in the hotel to return it to its former glory. The website photographs portray a lovely hotel but in reality (and sadly) the place does not live up to them.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: View the room first, especially the bathroom / shower
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

This hotel is old fashioned in the best sense of the phrase. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are not ultra-modern but they are comfortable. It is a very nice place to stay. I recommend paying the extra for a sea-view room. The rooms with a sea-view look out across Southsea Common and have splendid views. Some have balconies as an added bonus.
The car park is large and you should be able to park without difficulty. The hotel is very close to the shops and restaurants at Southsea and a pleasant walk away from the centre of Portsmouth.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Stayed at The Queens Hotel" for one night B&B while in Portsmouth for a wedding. Our room was clean with lots of space. Overall the room was very nice with the only negatives being that it only had a tiny TV and the shower in the bathroom was old and a bath attachment so it lacked any kind of pressure.

Breakfast in the morning was very nice, the staff were all very friendly although most of the staff seemed to be foreign and didn't know how to make several drinks when ordering from the bar.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Clarence Parade, | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range: $108 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Queen's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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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