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Number Four Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
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“Small but perfectly formed”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

A very pleasant 'designer' hotel in a very pleasant location a few minutes walk from the waterfront. As other reviews have mentioned, it is perhaps more like a very top end B&B but all the more appealing for it.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially given the reason for our visit to Portsmouth. We found the same friendly attitude in it's sister hotel Florence house too where we stayed for the third night.

Both the Bistro and the Kitchen Restaurants (ten minutes walk away) were excellent, as was the on-site breakfast.

My only gripe is the large dent in my rear bumper that some anonymous person left on Friday night when I had street-parked, but I suppose that could happen anywhere!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Yet again Number Four did not dissapoint for our 3rd visit. Came with friends and my bro to celebrate our anniversary, staff on arrival were very friendly. Rooms were lovely and clean, love the double shower. Very relaxing. Breakfast in the morning was superb, we were all well looked after.
Once again lovely staff. We will go back this year for another visit.

Room Tip: Love rooms six and seven, friends had the garden room which was lovely
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great little hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were great and breakfast was amazing after a heavy night out at a wedding reception. Didn't get a chance to sample evening meal but would assume based on everything else it would be great
If back in Portsmouth will use Number 4 as our first choice hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Kevin and his dream team run the best hotel group and although they are all wonderful, I adore Number Four. I regularly stay here on business and recently brought the family down for the Easter weekend! You should also try their group restaurant which serves the most delicious food and the service is second to none! Thanks to Ellie too and Lisa and the girls for always looking after us so well. Thank you doesn't seem enough - Kevin just always delivers first class service. From Mandy Keepax and family

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

We really enjoyed our first stay in this lovely hotel 12 months ago. Very friendly staff, very clean, tasteful and interesting décor, furniture and fittings. Good value for the quality provided.

Book early. Portsmouth seems to be very busy over the weekend and we could not book into this hotel for our last two trips. We did manage to book the hotel for a Sunday evening on our latest trip and it was as good as our first visit and a massive improvement over the alternative hotel that we had to use for the Saturday night.

There are other hotels within the group which might be worth looking at if this one is full. The Number 4 Boutique Hotel still provides a fantastic range of cooked breakfasts but I believe that the restaurant has moved to the Florence Hotel, which is in the same hotel group, along with the very friendly couple who managed the restaurant on our first visit.

We consider ours stays at this hotel to be a treat.

Room Tip: All rooms are individually decorated. The smallest room is a little cramped but fine for a couple of...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reception1113, Manager at Number Four Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you for your review of the hotel we are pleased you had an enjoyable stay here. We are delighted to hear that you found the hotel had “very friendly staff, very clean, tasteful and interesting décor” and found the hotel good value for the quality provided. Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel a second time, we hope you will stay again in the future!
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We have just had an amazing family experience at Number Four Boutique Hotel, in Southsea. We took over the entire hotel for the weekend and, without exception, the whole party of 16 discerning adults and 6 children thought it was one or more of the following adjectives: fabulous, excellent, awesome, cool, fantastic, unbelievably good!

On arrival, (staggered throughout the afternoon and evening), we were greeted by Lisa who showed us to our modern and imaginatively furnished bedrooms that were impeccably presented and had very comfortable beds. Lisa provided us with excellent and professional service at all times and nothing was too much trouble for her – she is a definite asset to the group.

The service and food throughout our stay could not be faulted; in fact it exceeded our expectations. We had breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday evening. The quality of the food and the level of service can only be described as 1st class – a credit to the chefs, as well as other kitchen and the waiting staff!

I booked Number Four in July 2013 through Ellie (Hogston), who proved to be an outstanding point of contact, from when I made the reservation to the conclusion of our weekend. As you can imagine, with so much to arrange on the catering front as well as the allocation of rooms, we had many phone calls and much email correspondence. Throughout, Ellie made me feel as though she was there just to answer my questions but I know that she is a very busy person who works long hours to ensure that nothing is overlooked or left to chance. Indeed, she even arranged for a birthday cake to be there on our arrival. I believe that Ellie must be one of the Mercer Collection’s major assets, and my family and I would like to put on record our grateful thanks to her for enriching the whole process, from the point of booking to the delivery of a great weekend.

The visual tour available at http://florencehouse.tokyomagic.co.uk/number4vr/ proved to be invaluable during the room allocation process. It also gave a flavour of the high standards of décor, furnishings etc.

Based on our experiences, we thoroughly and unreservedly recommend Number Four Boutique Hotel.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are excellent but room 6 is the best. However, talk to Ellie and she will advise y...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having stayed in the sister hotel, Stattons a couple of weeks ago, we wanted to go back but it was understandably full for Easter weekend. However we were offered a small double here at a very reasonable rate, especially since it was Good Friday, and weren't disappointed. A bit further from the centre, but handy for beach, Canoe Lake etc. While the room was on the small side, the bed was enormous and comfortable, and although there wasn't much room to sit we were adjacent to a very comfortable lounge. The en suite was a small wet-room, tiled in black, which together with low wattage lighting made shaving a bit of an issue, and space was at a premium. Given that the room faced the street there was no problem with street noise, but like Stattons the walls seem thin and we had some noise from room adjacent and above, although not excessive. The staff were as good as the Statton's staff, and the breakfast was the same excellent menu; they even had mustard, the lack of which was my only issue with Stattons breakfast. The Mercer group clearly have a good business model going; each hotel is small enough to feel very intimate, but they get some economies of scale from having 5 hotels in the group. For example they only have one restaurant, but offer a free taxi service to it from the other hotels. Would that there were such chains in other small cities.

Room Tip: Room 1 on ground floor is small but priced to reflect that. Handy for the comfortable lounge. Althou...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #2 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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