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Titchfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited again this year for our Xmas ball and what a difference room wise. Last year the heating was stifling and overwhelming. This year we had a better room on the seafront and the heating was fine so we'll done that heating engineer! ! Food and service was excellent and a hearty breakfast to set us on our way. Friendly...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No seaview which we paid considerably more for and only got a view of a sliver of water and the rest of the window filled with a building under construction that was brightly lit all night long. Poor access. Terrible car park. Not worth the money. Best western usually does better than this. Very disappointing.

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Venice, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful view of the sea from my room at the 4th floor. The hotel is good, quite clean and a little bit old fashioned . There is not a parking,if you are not lucky, like me, you have to park your car a little bit far away.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A weekend Line dance Break, with I O W tours. A very nice hotel well placed for exploring the attractions of Portsmouth, we were fortunate the Victorian Market was on at the Dock yard, the entrance fee was well worth the money.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a small group of friends we regularly go away for a weekend. In this case, to Portsmouth - shopping at Gunwharf Quays for the ladies, Mary Rose and the Spinnaker Tower for the men. The accommodation this time was at the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, which is directly on the seafront opposite the pier. Not strictly necessary in...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you found your room and bathroom comfortable. Parking is difficult with the limited space we have available and our website does say limited. Breakfast is always busiest on a Sunday around 9 am to 10 am, we do lay small tables in the lounge to offer to guests who do not want...

shaftesbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant elderly staff who know theirjob, but the dining and the parking, and the general tawdriness! Evening meal- eat in the bar, packet sauces, no cruets with reheated food, industrial daily menu,(Ham, egg, and chips type: chicken with sauce roast pork and pots) The strange thing was the high table and very low seats! Cushions were available, I had the...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

This review must be from another Hotel I thought! Our lounge bar has a daily specials board and a comprehensive menu which features over thirty freshly prepared items which include prime cuts of steak, fish, chicken and many vegetarian and salad options the restaurant also has a full al a carte choice menu. Tawdriness and Industrial are inaccurate descriptors of...

Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an overnight stay, while visiting the theatre and all of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely stay there again and recommend this hotel to friends and family. Could do with a bigger carpark as there is only a handful so you need to get there early.

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am always pleased when individual guests enjoy their stay with us and I hope you have the opportunity of visiting Portsmouth again soon, best wishes, Chris Gilmore GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just left after a fantastic weekend away. Stayed here last year and returned this year for a great line dance weekend organised through I O W tours. Booked this weekend with our line dancing group. Hotel very nice. Helpful friendly staff, excellent food and plenty of choice. They can cater for special diets. Dinning was buffet style great so you...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed both the quality and choice of food the team prepared and look forward to welcoming you all back next year, best wishes, Chris Gilmore GM

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is old fashioned and rooms not modernly decorated. Our room did have some wall paper peeling off the wall. However it was large and very clean, including the bathroom. The bed was massive and comfortable! The staff were very helpful and attentive. The food we had for dinner and breakfast was very good and served promptly. The hotel...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you found your room clean and comfortable and enjoyed our food, I hope you can visit again soon, best wishes, Chris Gilmore GM

essex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hotel a bit dated although really clean,the food was really good best breakfast I have ever in such a large hotel food was good quality and nice and hot not dried up at staff were really good well organised and pleasant in fact we had a really good weekend bedding was lovely and clean just a little gripe could do...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I will pass on your compliments to our staff and to the quality of our food especially breakfast, best wishes, Chris Gilmore GM

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel

Address: South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: £86 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Best Western Portsmouth
Portsmouth Best Western
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
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“Sea view costs extra, but rooms at the back are quieter.”
  • Beige with patterns.
  • Refurbished bathroom
 of 5 bubbles 29krisg, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just an evening meal”
 of 5 bubbles timothyt759, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We pay a bit extra to have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles ladybird1075, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a Sea view”
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“Sea view rooms are lovely and despite being at the front, remarkably quiet”
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