We organised a group booking for this hotel for a birthday party, and we were really pleased by the politeness of the staff and the service they provided. The food was brilliant, if a little expensive but you expect that from hotels of this type.
I could only fault one part of the hotel and that was the bedroom. You could see that their method of updating was very poor. The room sizes were very small compared to many other Holiday Inns I have stayed at, and the facilities were on the bad side.
The bathroom was dirty with Mildew all over the ceiling (see picture). Also the bathroom heated towel rail did not work, and the electrical safety earth was hanging off it despite having an electrical safety sticker on it (see image). The lighting was falling off the wall, and you could see the old wall paper behind it where it had just been painted over (see image). And finally the cleanliness of the room was pretty bad, worst of all seeing a discustingly stained desk chair (see image).
Apart from the bedroom, the hotel was pretty superb, and just needs the accomodation updated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the seafront in Portsmouth in the heart of Hampshire within easy access of the M27 MotorwayOnly a five minute walk from Old Portsmouth where you can spend a nautical day discovering the famous Historic Dockyard and ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary RoseThe leisure and shopping destination Gunwharf Quays near the Spinnaker Tower is set on the waterfront and minutes from the hotel with designer label stores, cinema, bowling alley, comedy club and numerous bars and restaurants. Port Solent is one of the south coast s most impressive marinas with shops, restaurants, bars and a cinemaThe hotel consists of 165 en-suite fully air conditioned bedrooms, Spirit Health Club, Academy Conference Centre, Restaurant, Bar and Lounge AreaThe excellent accommodation has all the comforts you would expect from a first class hotel including interactive TV's with movies and Play Station Games and high speed internet accessThe facilities include Restaurant, 24 hour Room Service, Lounge and Bar Area and complimentary use for residents of the Spirit Health Club with gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The hotel has 9 conference and training rooms and can accommodate from 2-150 delegates in the fully air-conditioned Academy Conference Centre with wireless internet access and all day tea and Starbucks coffee. Accessible & Family Rooms available. Kids Stay & Eat Free (terms and conditions apply)The hotel has limited onsite parking but can supply permits for in house guest for the ample parking surrounding hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Portsmouth Hotel Portsmouth
- Portsmouth Holiday Inn