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Fortitude Cottage
Ranked #6 of 34 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a difficult review to write as one half of me want's to write the glowing review that Mike and Maggie so rightly deserve and the the other half of me wants to keep it a secret, so that we can keep it all to ourselves.

We were lucky enough to have 3 nights in room 5. Wonderfully clean, modern décor, air con and a brilliant shower. The rooms are serviced daily, again to a high standard with nice little touches.

It's a superb location for exploring Portsmouth,. I was lucky, as I brought my own Pompey girl with me, but strangers will have no difficulty at all accessing all the attractions. There's free parking just a few steps across the road, which is very handy as we didn't use the car all the time we were there. Everything was just a short walk away.

Oh breakfast!!! We loved the dining room, the view and of course the food. Myself and J, heartily recommend the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

What really makes this place is Mike and Maggie and their attention to detail. They have created a B&B that it is a joy to visit.
There is only one real problem with Fortitude Cottage and that's leaving it.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is one of the best guesthouses we have ever stayed in and we have been at a few!! The room was absolutely gorgeous, modern, clean and very comfortable. Excellent location to all main spots. Hosts Maggie and Mike were really great folk and the breakfasts always piping hot and delicious- well done to you both for making our stay most memorable. Excellent value for money no doubt. Highly recommended I must say and one will not regret it! Ian Morreira, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is an excellent B&B. Rooms are spacious, clean and excellent attention to detail. Lovely fluffy towels which is not often the case in B&B's. Breakfast is cooked to order and plenty of choice. Fortitude Cottage is in an extremly good location and if your stay involves the centre of Portsmouth then you can leave your car (parking permit provided) and walk. This is the 4th time we have stayed here and I can see us going again.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, but for a real treat there is a penthouse suite on the 3rd floor (no lift) but w...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Fortitude cottage is stunning from the moment you walk up to the beautifly floral front. Our room was bright, cheerful, very modern yet cosy and exceptionally clean. The service we had was fantastic and the breakfast was definitely worth getting up for. All in all our stay was fantastic and a little slice of heaven.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

By far the best B & B we have ever stayed in located in an excellent part of Old Portsmouth. Maggie & Mike are just the perfect hosts offering superb value for money accomodation. The rooms are exceptional and spotless with comfortable beds & pillows. Plenty of choice for Breakfast, the English being a hearty meal. Well done to both of you, hope to see you soon. Bob & Margaret - Nottingham.

Room Tip: There are ground floor rooms if stairs are a problem.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We have stayed at Fortitude Cottage with Maggie and Mike 4 or 5 times over the last 3 years, so we must like it:-). We stay here as a preference as we love the location, it is quiet but within a few minutes walk of Gunwharf Quay and a pleasant walk along the sea front to Southsea.

We have had rooms on the ground, first and top floor. The last stay was in The Penthouse, top floor room which is very nice with a seat and view from the shower room to the harbour, a small balcony with a bench to the rear of the building and a roof top viewing area with a bench to watch the world go by. We most likely will not book the Penthouse room again as we not like the mattress which was really soft/squishy and my husband boiled on it. All other rooms/mattresses have been great so we will return to another room.

Breakfast is really good, many combinations of cooked breakfast, a caffietierre of coffee or pot of tea, toast, cereal, juice, yogurt etc.

Maggie and Mike are fantastic by the way, very pleasant when checking in and at breakfast.

Room Tip: If you liek a firm mattress, choose a lower floor room.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Had a fabulous weekend in Portsmouth and stayed with Maggie and Mike. The personal service they give is nothing but exceptional. We had room 8 which was absolutely brilliant, beautiful room, large bathroom and views of Spinnaker, home from home comfort. The choice of breakfast is outstanding they have something for everyone. The Fortitude is located in just the right place, within walking distance of Southsea and Gun Wharf Quays. For anyone that wants to go to Portsmouth and stay, then call the Fortitude.

Room Tip: Every room they have are excellent.
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Additional Information about Fortitude Cottage

Address: 51 Broad Street | Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range: $164 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location, Location, Location.....This bed & breakfast is one of the most ideally located as all the attractions of Portsmouth and Southsea are within walking distance such as maritime England on your doorstep, with the ships, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS Mary Rose, all the Royal Naval museums and the Royal Marines museum. Other attractions include Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle and Charles Dickens birthplace. The Round Tower, Square Tower, Fort Nelson, Submarine Museum and Portchester Castle. ... more   less 
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