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“Not Run-of-the-Mill!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Number Four Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Wragby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not Run-of-the-Mill!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

We picked this hotel because of it's high rating on Trip Advisor and because if it's location ... and our expectations were definitely exceeded!

It is so different from the usual Holiday Inns and Crowne Plazas that we usually stay at. beautiful decor, individual rooms and friendly staff make sure of that. Tasteful, modern and stylish are how I would describe it.

Plus the staff were lovely too. We stayed on a Wednesday night - not a busy night! We ate out, but when we came back at around 11pm the receptionist/bar girl opened the bar for us and stopped to chat.

I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Portsmouth whatever the reason for their stay.

Room Tip: Every single room is great. Just make sure you go to the right hotel because the hotel next door is...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark C
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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words!

We are glad you liked the décor of the hotel, every room in Number Four Boutique Hotel is unique. We are pleased you found the hotel good value for money compared to the hotels in the area. Just give us a call when you are planning on coming to Portsmouth we look forward seeing you again in the future.

Best wishes

All at Number Four Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed one night we were very disappointed with the room it was small and so was the shower when you had a shower the water wouldn't run away very well therefore the floor was always very wet ..
The good points, the décor in the room was very chic and so was the shower however the black colour didn't go well with it as it is a very dark room,with no windows. There are not kettle to make coffee , however if you pick up the phone they will bring up to your room coffee or tea. You can also have breakfast in bed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was EXCELLENT, cooked to perfection with a very good selection. YES I would recommend this hotel and next time we would stay in this hotel well situated, with small car park at the front and plenty of parking on the road. There is also a bus stop right outside.

Room Tip: We found room ONE to be very small.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TITOsudbury
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UK
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend for 3 nights and loved it. Beautiful decor which is classy yet homely. Everything was very clean, great staff, good food served quickly and unlimited tea and coffee delivered to your room from 6am - 12am. There are only 3 parking spaces on the drive but I always found space on the road at any time of day within 30m from the hotel. It's a 5 minute drive (traffic permitting) from central Portsmouth and you can walk along the seafront from Southsea from the hotel doorstep - great location!

Room Tip: Each room is differently decorated and they are all different sizes so check out the facilities of e...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank suzsuzsuz
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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us for three nights and we are pleased you found the decor classic yet homely. ! Our aim is to make our guests feel like home! We are thrilled you had a good stay and found the staff helpful and friendly and we look forward seeing you again in the future.

Best wishes

All at Number Four Hotel
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed down in Southsea for an evening as we were attending a birthday party in a nearby hotel..... decided to have a little bit of luxury and so used Tripadvisor to find a nice small hotel.... this is why Tripadvisor is so valuable... did a quick search and found this hotel... what a find.

Its only a small hotel but it is PERFECT. From the welcome when we first walked in to the checkout, the staff couldn't have done anymore for us and made us feel totally welcome and relaxed.

Best bit.. the bed.. I have never slept in a more comfortable bed / bedlinen / quilt than this.. it was amazing.

We had a kingsizeroom with a double shower which looked out the front of the hotel. The furnishings and finishes were great, top notch.

Thanks Number 4 for a relaxing weekend

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MarkC2207
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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
It’s always a pleasure to read our guests describing the hotel as “Superb”! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and liked the quality of bedding and the comfort we provide.
We are pleased all our staff made you feel welcome and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best wishes

All at Number Four Hotel
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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

I'm sat on the bed in our room as I write this review, eager to put pen to paper to tell the world how amazing this hotel is. The experience began with some exemplary customer service as we were taken to our room by the loveliest receptionist you could hope to meet after a tiring 3 hour drive. She showed us to our room with the promise of tea and coffee on tap, delivered to our room (within reasonable hours). The beds were comfortable, the rooms stylish and the bathroom well stocked with high quality toiletries.

The next morning we went down to breakfast full of optimism, and the food certainly didn't disappoint. We both ordered the farmer's breakfast, highly expectant of a non-greasy, protein-rich , tasty plate of food. What we got surpassed all expectations. The brilliant customer service continued with the waitress who served us (who incidentally also brought us our morning tea, with a friendly smile and personable manner). During the breakfast I proclaimed entusiastically that I had to leave a review on Tripadvisor, so here it is!

If I was being really picky, and I'm only doing this because I'm looking for fault so the review is balanced, the rooms are a tad small. But then it is a boutique hotel, so if you're looking for space you will be compromising on character anyway.

If you're thinking about booking this hotel, stop thinking and book. You will love it, I promise. In fact I can't believe it was £40 cheaper than the Holiday Inn down the road, which didn't include breakfast.

I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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inverkip
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great hotel! Very comfortable rooms and dinner at number 5 worth the taxi ride!

Staff really helpful and great value for money. Breakfast was good and although no dinner service available you can eat at sister hotel number 5 and a taxi is provided to take you. The Food at number 5 is amazing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Jane W
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,287 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Number Four is in Southsea , Portsmouth , walking distance to seafront, Canoe Lake, local shops and restaurants. A short bus or car journey takes you to the city centre or Gunwharf Quays or Historic Dockyard.
We drove straight past it on arrival, look for "G Boutique Hotel" and it's right next door. There is limited parking on the hotel site but plenty of free unrestricted parking on the road nearby. friendly informal welcome and shown to our room. Clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. We dinned at Number 5 as part of the Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate for this hotel. A courtesey taxi takes you on a short trip there and back. Breakfast is served at Number 4 and was fresh and tasty. All in all a good overnight stay with a bit of character in the old building and friendly helpful staff. For Dinner review see Number 5.

Room Tip: Room 9 is at top of building, limited views, has bath in room and as advertised no shower. Room was...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tezpil
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Property: Number Four Boutique Hotel
Address: 69 Festing Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0NQ, England (Formerly Bembell Court Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Number Four Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This designer Number Four Boutique Hotel offers stunning, individual rooms and suites. Just a short walk from Southsea seafront and close to attractions such as Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyard. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available. We have a group A La Carte Restaurant just 3 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from the hotel and a Boutique Pub The Florence Arms ... more   less 
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