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“Perfect for Portsmouth”
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Fortitude Cottage
Ranked #6 of 34 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed here for one night on the way back from the Isle of Wight so that we could explore Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. On-line booking via the B&B's website worked really well and Mike's reminder email seemed a good idea. Although we arrived early (11.30am) Mike welcomed us in and gave us good advice on where to eat and how to get around town. He even gave us a parking pass for the day we left so that we could spend more time looking around Portsmouth without worrying about moving our car.

Fortitude Cottage is within walking distance of anywhere on Portsmouth's seafront and its attractions and two minutes from the IoW ferry terminal. Room was excellent, seemed newly refurbished, clean and with air conditioning. The street outside is quiet except when the IoW ferry is in dock (and it does run during the night!). Our only slight grumble was that our breakfast eggs seemed to be microwaved which we don't like, but others may be happy with that.

Overall Mike and Maggie seem to be doing things right.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very clean, modern bedroom and en-suite. Friendly and helpful hosts.. Good choice of breakfast, including a vegetarian option. There were facilities for making tea and coffee in my room, always a welcomed gesture. I was travelling alone and felt secure. Louise L

Room Tip: I was on the ground floor and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Louise L
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Fortitude Cottage was the first B & B we visited and it certainly was excellent. Maggie & Mike made us feel welcome from the moment they answered the door upon our arrival. The breakfasts were delicious with lots of choices. Our room was bright and clean and had a lovely view of the harbour.
The location is perfect for visiting the Historic Dockyard.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank James H
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a fantastic b&b situated in a great location in old Portsmouth a stones throw from the harbour entrance. The owners Maggie & Mike make you feel most welcome & it's there extra little touches that make this such a great place to stay. Well situated with fantastic views & you also have free parking in the car park opposite which always had plenty of space all weekend. This was our second visit & certainly not our last. If only all hotels were run as good as this one.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Dave A
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was my second visit to Fortitude Cottage and as my daughter came with me, it was a great experience for her. We had a lovely twin room with added touches like a hairdryer which girls cannot survive without. The breakfast is great with a wide choose of options and I would recommend to anyone planning to stay in Portsmouth. Maggie and Mike always make us feel welcome and we love staying here.

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1  Thank Karen A
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I could not fault my stay at Fortitude Cottage. Everything was great. The room was fresh and clean with quality fixtures and bed linen. The bathroom was large with a powerful shower. The complimentary bottled water was also a nice touch.
The breakfast was to die for. It was possibly the best B&B breakfast I've ever had, and trumps all hotel breakfasts I've ever eaten.

Mike and Maggie were so lovely and polite and very welcoming. Such a nice couple.

Over all, my stay was faultless. I would definitely be stay again

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alex W
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Spent the weekend in Fortitude Cottage. Chose the double deluxe en-suite room. Fabulous, very comfortable,big room, lovely decor, lovely bathroom! and views of the harbour and Spinnaker Tower. Mike and Maggie are the friendliest people you could meet, made to feel very welcome. We arrived early and were given a parking permit for the carpark few feet in front of the guest house to use before we were able to book in, so were able to go off and look around. Great breakfast, lovely cafftiere coffee! It is right by the harbour and easy walking distance to the Historic Harbour with the new Mary rose Museum, a visit to Fortitude Cottage is well worth doing.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 - $231 (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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