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“Amazing room and view! Great stay :)”
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Fortitude Cottage
Ranked #6 of 35 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

It's one of those B&Bs that I'd love to come back again and again. Mike and Maggie are fabulous hosts. The rooms are comfy and clean, the view and location amazing. The millennium walk is just right outside the door, and it leads straight to the Spinnaker Tower and mall. :) I'm typing this as I'm having breakfast here. P/S: Mike is an amazing cook.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed one night in the Penthouse room. What a magnificent room and what lovely owners, they couldn't have been more cheerful nor helpful with us. The room was immaculate, we're coming away with excellent memories of Portsmouth and Fortitiude Cottage in particular.

We'll be back in warmer weather to make the most of the balcony and roof terrace!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Fortitude Cottage and hosts Maggie & Mike was a real find, accomodation was charming,
warm and welcoming, lovely breakfast prepared and served by M&M,really good location,and parking was very easy with permit supplied by Mike.
we will be back!

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Thank Jilly777
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Perfect B & B, really comfortable bedroom and great bathroom. Lovely room for breakfast with views of the harbour and perfect hosts. If ever we need a place to stay in Portsmouth we would definitely come here again and would not hesitate to recommend Fortitude Cottage to friends and family

Room Tip: We slept in room number 6 which was perfect and quiet.
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We so enjoyed our beautiful large accomodation and hosts at Fortitude Cottage. The sunny room had a fun view of the water and the bathroom was really well set up. Maggie and Mike were extremely gracious hosts. Theirs was our best breakfast in England. It is quite close to the harbour and sites so really convenient. They went above and beyond by posting us our forgotten (special) AC adaptor. I highly recommend a visit if you are near Portsmouth.

Room Tip: We paid for the larger room and it was well worth it.
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed at Fortitude Cottage and booked a ‘harbour view double en-suite room’ in February 2013.

We received a warm welcome from Mike on arrival and our room was clean and bright and did indeed overlook the ferry terminal. Despite the close location of the cottage to the harbour, the noise was not a problem due to the double glazed windows.

Our room was tastefully decorated and had coffee and tea making facilities, a room safe, small TV and lots of little extras like bottle water, biscuits, soap, shampoo etc.

Our breakfast the next morning was served downstairs in the dining room and was beautifully presented and offered a wide choice.

The only negative aspect of our stay was the size of the en-suite. The en-suite was entered through a sliding door from the bedroom with the shower being located on the right hand side and the toilet on the left. The width of this room was the width of the shower meaning it was very small and hard to negotiate. The en-suite was so small that the vanity unit was next to the wardrobe in the bedroom!

After reviewing the website, I see that only photos of large spacious bathrooms and en-suites are pictured. This is rather misleading to anyone booking our particular room.

I would definitely stay at Fortitude Cottage again, but I would clarify that I was actually receiving a room with a nice bathroom as featured on their website and not a small pokey one that you couldn't swing a cat in.

Room Tip: Clarify the size of the en-suite you are booking.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The owners Maggie and Mike have something quite special indeed here. If you fancy a nice quiet break, in lovely surroundings then this is the place for you. We stayed in room 8 on the top floor and it is a huge room, beautifully decorated, with great views of Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf. It was spotless. I take my hat off to Maggie and Mike as this is the nicest B&B my wife and I have ever stayed in. A little bit of hotel beating luxury in my opinion, and Mike is a dab hand with the scrambled eggs in the morning as well. Cant wait to go back in the summer. Fortutude Cottage sets the standard, and the standard is high......

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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 35 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range: $193 - $193 (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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