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Royal Beach Hotel

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#13 of 40 hotels in Portsmouth
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Looking for a place to stay in Portsmouth? Then look no further than the Royal Beach Hotel, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Portsmouth to your doorstep. The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Royal Beach Hotel features room service. In addition, as a valued Best Western Royal Beach Hotel guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. Close to some of Portsmouth's most popular landmarks, such as Fratton Park (1.3 mi) and Old Portsmouth (1.6 mi), Portsmouth Best Western is a great destination for tourists. While visiting Portsmouth, you may want to try some tapas at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Becketts Southsea, Algarve's Grill, or Sant-Yago. If you’re looking for something to do, The D-Day Story (0.6 mi), Royal Marines Museum (1.1 mi), and Southsea Rose Garden (1.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Best Western Royal Beach Hotel. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel as you experience everything Portsmouth has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Housekeeping
Room service
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
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Languages Spoken
English
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Cyril C wrote a review Feb 2023
Clungtown54 contributions27 helpful votes
Came here for a PM meal - food was OK and staff very pleasant but realised on leaving that the reason the main hotel was closed was under a long-term contract for the Home Office. Will not be returning!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Sandra L wrote a review Aug 2022
West Midlands36 contributions42 helpful votes
Had a lovely afternoon tea with oh. Very friendly staff. Food was lovely and fresh. We had smoked salmon, coronation chicken and cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches. 2 lovely scones with loads of clotted cream and jam. 2 choux buns, 2 large slices of Victoria sandwiches and 2 mini meringues. Sea view thrown in too. Definitely worth a visit
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ScrewdriverJiver wrote a review Jun 2022
Reading, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Royal Beach Hotel Portsmouth 841745635 Be aware that if you are coming here for a meal or afternoon tea you now have to enter via a side entrance as half of the main hotel is being converted to apartments and much of the remaining parts are currently closed for visitors. So the actual venue is now in a semi basement area which is pleasant and quiet but with no views. Same excellent quality of afternoon tea and service as before.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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cdc1811 wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I such a lovely afternoon tea here today. Couldn’t get in the main door but sent round the corner and wondering what we’d let ourselves in for. However, as soon as we stepped into the Victory Lounge we were really impressed. Beautifully laid tables and fresh flowers. The member of staff who took care of us could not have been more attentive and helpful. We had a special Groupon deal and it was amazingly good value. Sandwiches were fresh and very tasty. The scone, mini Victoria sponge, choux bun and a meringue were delicious too. We did have to ask for another pot of jam and some more cream but this was provided. Had a huge pot of tea too which was topped up. We were the only people there which was a shame as it really was a fantastic experience and one I’d thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Ratty wrote a review Feb 2022
Worthing, United Kingdom200 contributions52 helpful votes
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Starting positive: beautiful afternoon for a friend's birthday surprise. Fabulous array of cakes and sandwiches. Scones were still warm! 2 large pots of tea and we had also splashed out on prosecco. Our Spanish waiter was very friendly and amiable. Negatives: toilets were disgusting. 3 were blocked, the bins were overflowing, the smell was pretty rank and the decor was from the 70s! Our afternoon tea was served in the bar with the tv turned on (rugby), which made for a very bizarre (and noisy) experience - we had expected it to be served in the restaurant. Unfortunately, as flavoursome as the sandwiches were (a variety of 3), they had obviously been made a lot earlier, as the bread had started to dry out (this did not take away from theur tastiness). Parking is seriously limited, both in way of hotel and side-road parking. We managed to get a spot on the 'drive', but when we were ready to leave, we were blocked in by another guest. Will we go back? Definitely no. Would we recommend it? Definitely no!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Barely any parking available both at the hotel and surrounding area. Rear car park is a...
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TRAVELLER wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel looks very old however location is a winter here ! I was allocated to the 1st floor which I am not a big fan of however staying only for 1 night I have not complained or asked for room change. Pete was so welcoming on the arrival and even though hr was so busy he made the effort to store my luggage and booked me a taxi witg a friendly manner. There was another lad at the reception who was also very friendly and efficient . Hotel location is so great and if you would like to see a good sunset is just there ! Also you can grab a nice coffee just across the street and enjoy a lovely walk along the promenade.. I will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Chris Gilmore, General Manager at Royal Beach Hotel
Responded 31 Jan 2022
Thank you for posting a lovely review of the hotel, I have passed on your comments to Pete who was delighted to receive them. We are carrying out a refurbishment soon and hope you return to see how we are improving ourhotel, Kind regards,
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Bexfrench11 wrote a review Dec 2021
Portsmouth, United Kingdom84 contributions39 helpful votes
We visited for lunch on Christmas Day and we were blown away with how good it was. The food was delicious and offered so much choice. The room was beautifully decorated and had a great ambience. The single best thing though was the wonderful, happy and helpful staff. From start to finish they were a huge credit to this hotel and we were seriously impressed. Our waitress ( Liz? ) was especially nice to me with a personal matter and I shall always remember her kindness. Thank you again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chris Gilmore, General Manager at Royal Beach Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your Christmas day lunch with us, we were all pleased you had such a good time and I have passed on a copy to all of the restaurant team working that day, we are now open for Sunday lunch in our Intrepid restaurant should you wish to visit again, Many thanks,
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pyramidsearch wrote a review Dec 2021
Surrey13 contributions14 helpful votes
Always a pleasure staying at this hotel. The rooms are huge, overlooking the sea, couldn't be better placed. All of the hotel team are excellent, nothing is too much trouble and the hotel seems to run like clockwork.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you for a wonderful review of the hotel and team, the views are lovely from our front bedrooms, we hope to see you again soon, Kind regards,
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vancleef2021 wrote a review Dec 2021
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Extremely helpful and friendly staff; always on hand. Great location opposite Clarence Pier in Southsea. Parking on site. Room service breakfast was very good. Very good value for money. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and team, I am pleased you found everything to your liking and hope we see you again soon, Many thanks
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patmcgovern wrote a review Dec 2021
Saltcoats, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
hotel is traditional and stylish, very clean and warm. Although it was busy the staff were very efficient and friendly. Only issue was the lack of parking, nearest public parking is 500 yards away, street parking nearby is controlled by resident permit system.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Chris Gilmore, General Manager at Royal Beach Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2021
Thank you for your review Pat which I have passed on to the team, parking since the introduction of the permit system has been an issue but we are currently negotiating with the council for a guest permit system so fingers crossed and I hope you visit again soon, Kind regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Southsea Beach (0.2 miles), Canoe Lake (0.2 miles), and South Parade Pier (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Briny, Southsea Beach Cafe, and Café Fresco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2.1 miles), Little Woodham Living History Village (4.2 miles), and Portsdown Hill (4.5 miles).
Does Royal Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Royal Beach Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.