We needed to be in Portsmouth and decided to make it a weekend break to visit the historic dockyard. Chose this hotel as it had free car parking, important in Portsmouth as that saved us about £10 on the day and was a 20 minute stroll to the dockyard. As people have mentioned the area is a little dowdy and it is close to the main road, make sure you dont miss the turn if using satnav, dont be tempted to go over the fly over stay on the level road to the roundabout. On arrive we have a very warm welcome and the young lady at reception was most helpful providing a free map and instructions on how to walk to the dockyard. The rooms are all newly refurbished and ours number 3 was just perfect for a one night stay, any longer and the shortage of drawer space may be an issue. The ensuite bathroom is why this review does not get five stars - beautiful it is but the shower promised much but delivered a weak flow of luke warm water until after about five minutes when the water temp improved. Additionally the heated towel rail is too close to the loo and as there is no apparant way to turn it off presents a hazard from the heat of it on your leg. . Mentioned this to staff at breakfast. The bed matress was good quality very comfortable, however the bedding was average quality, but what I expected from a bed and breakfast. And to breakfast the most important meal of the day and the full english was of good quality, hot and more than enough to take us through to late afternoon teatime.
All in all great place, more quiet than I thought it would be super breakfast and free parking we paid £70 for the Saturday night which was top end for B and B but the location was just what we were looking for and the quality of the room represented good value for money.
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- Ideally located opposite the international ferry port, our 12 bedroom B&B boasts all en-suite rooms, free parking and Wi-Fi and a delicious cooked or continental breakfast. Newly refurbished to a very high standard. ... more less
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