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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel

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Stylish Portsmouth Hotel close to Portsmouth Port with breakfast included. Holiday Inn Express® Portsmouth - North is in Farlington, a 5 minute drive from Cosham Train Station and a 25 minute drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) we also have parking for £6 per day. The hotel is also a short drive from the A27 and A3 (M). Setting sail? Portsmouth Ferry Terminal is only 4 miles away. Get your trip off to a stress-free start with one of our convenient Park, Stay & Cruise packages. Discover Portsmouth's maritime history at the Mary Rose Museum and Historic Dockyard or head down to the city's waterfront for a spot of retail therapy at Gunwharf Quays Designer Outlet. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the city atop the 100-metre Spinnaker Tower or check out Goodwood Festival of Speed - half an hour's drive away. At this hotel you can enjoy: - Family rooms for up to four people - Express Start™ Breakfast included in the room rate - Free parking The spacious bedrooms boast comfortable beds and handy conveniences like bedside USB ports,
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Colin S wrote a review 8 Feb
Lisbon, Portugal215 contributions179 helpful votes
Expensive parking in an extremely busy car park which is unsecured. Dog friendly hotel but £25.00 for a dog!! Reception staff while friendly couldn't always be found, had to wait to check in then waited even longer to check out. Breakfast was good . Room was functional if a little cramped and warm.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
colin1712, thanks for taking the time to review our hotel! Please feel free to reach out to manager@expressportsmouth.co.uk with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you’d like to share. We would love to make things right. All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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mejuey wrote a review Jun 2023
Nuneaton, United Kingdom45 contributions57 helpful votes
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Stayed here one night only. Expresses are quite basic but they’re lovely and do the job. Bayo was an absolute star he was so helpful, friendly and a credit to your hotel. Nothing too much trouble. Love the hotel as we can take our dog. Back again in a couple of weeks.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 Jun 2023
Thanks so much for your top marks, Mejuey! We're committed to delivering a great experience to our guests and are happy to see you were impressed by the service you received. We can't wait to share your kind comments about Bayo with them. We look forward to seeing you again soon All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager
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LEDMAN22 wrote a review 5 Feb
Gloucester, United Kingdom81 contributions52 helpful votes
I have now stayed here at least 5 times in the last few months and now it’s time to review. This is not a normal Express in that it’s not purpose build, and it is an old Hilton converted. It’s large with bigger rooms (at least the ones I have used) than a normal HI Express. The parking costs are mad (charged me £14 for 24 hrs today) so if you are bringing a car you need to add that to any room costs they try and advertise. This parking thing is becoming a real scandal all over the place (plus the pain of working the horrible machines) Rooms I have had have been clean and mainly quiet. The hotel is very convenient for the A/M27. There are a lot of contractors who use the hotel and I would say it’s very much a business hotel (and location) rather than one I would recommend for leisure. Food matches this being very functional (to be fair it’s common in most Express I stay in) I would say that the Franchise who run this one are just not as switched on as some of the others I stay in. I have noticed the standards of hallways (carpets need more hoovering) staff training and building presentation are just average so that is all I can give. However, price (blinking silly parking aside) location and rooms all work for me on business, but I would never bring the family here.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 2 weeks ago
LEDMAN22, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Please feel free to reach out to manager@expressportsmouth.co.uk with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you’d like to share. We would love to make things right for you. All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Megs7373 wrote a review Jan 2024
Ilkley, United Kingdom48 contributions37 helpful votes
Five minutes drive from the port, stayed for just one night after a late ferry crossing. The bedrooms were very clean and plenty large enough for us …. and our dog. The staff were helpful and welcoming and next morning’s breakfast was perfectly adequate. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take care in the shower, the shower screen was not quite wide enough to prevent the bathroom...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Megs7373, thanks for your review of our hotel. We appreciate your kind words about our bedrooms. We're committed to delivering a great experience to our guests. We're happy to see you were impressed. It's great to see you started your day with our inclusive buffet breakfast. We hope to welcome you back and All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Rob G wrote a review Jan 2024
Much, Germany10 contributions5 helpful votes
For a one night stop over idea position. Rooms generously sized. Staff very friendly and helpful. Clean and tidy. Would stop here again when on road trip, Breakfast was good but the breakfast room is not so well suited to evening dinners but the food is okay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
robgM2248BP, thanks for taking the time to review our hotel! We're glad you thought our hotel was a convenient stopover for your long journey. We're glad you felt the team were friendly and helpful. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again and All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Dobby22333 wrote a review Dec 2023
18 contributions5 helpful votes
Great place, rooms really nice, food downstairs was brilliant and drink. Nice beds and you can control the temperature. Once think didn’t like was the professionalism of the workers when they pressed the fire alarm for the flood, we went outside and they was being so immature about it laughing about it running around like kids in front of guests it’s embarrassing, even the engineer who’s said it’s all good that it’s just a leak not bad. They was going around showing videos of it not good, then with the food the guy was delivering it food to tables didn’t even know where stuff was going and had other people help him, it’s not hard , need more attention to professionalism in a workplace. Would suggest to stay though really nice, Will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 27 Dec 2023
Dobby313e, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate your recommendation and we're glad you enjoyed the food and drink too! It's disappointing to see your comments about the professionalism of the team, we'll address this internally. Best wishes, Caroline
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Companion17517170200 wrote a review Nov 2023
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Comfortable and spacious double room on the first floor on the courtyard side. The hotel is well located towards the north east of Portsmouth with easy access to the A27 and Eastern Rd. The bed was very comfortable resulting in a good night’s sleep. The shower room was adequate although the shower itself was not very powerful. Breakfast was sufficient and tasty with plenty of items and efficient staff. Beware the parking is not free and is charged at £5 a day. This information is buried in the hotel information and in my opinion should be more obvious
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Companion17517170200, thanks for taking the time to review our hotel! We appreciate your kind words about our bedrooms. We're glad our location suited your needs. A comfortable bed is important for a good night's sleep, glad to see you enjoyed it! We're pleased to hear you were impressed by the options at the buffet breakfast. We hope to welcome you back and All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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catmouse wrote a review Oct 2023
Mies, Switzerland2509 contributions102 helpful votes
We spent 1 night here after coming off a ferry late in the evening. The hotel is a 5 minute drive from the ferry terminal, is easy to find and has plenty of parking. We were quickly checked in by pleasant staff and found a good sized, well equipped room. The breakfast was ok. The stay was great value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Oct 2023
catmouse, thanks for taking the time to review our hotel! Making sure you have a clean and comfortable room is our housekeeping teams' top priority. We're glad you got a warm welcome from the team! We hope to welcome you back and All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Katie W wrote a review Sept 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom12 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel as part of a short break package we had booked through Paultons Park. We didn't arrive for check-in until late as we went to Paultons Park and then for dinner first but there was a staff member at the reception for when we arrived so checking in wasn't a problem. I was initially asked to pay for the room despite me paying as park of the package deal but once this was checked with a manager she confirmed no payment was needed. We then got to the room and despite paying for a triple there was only a double bed made up with the sofa bed still set up as a sofa. I went back to reception and raised this and was told housekeeping would make the sofa bed up asap. I have to be honest I wasn't hopeful it would be done quickly but within about 5 minutes of me going to reception a member of housekeeping turned up with clean sheets and bedding and made the sofa bed up for us so no complaints from us with that. The room was quite basic but it was clean and well maintained. We had breakfast both days and the choice, whilst not huge, was still good and we had no issues finding something we all liked to eat. The dining area is also a decent size so we had no issues finding a table and didn't feel rushed in order for someone else to have the table we were sat at. We ate dinner in the hotel for the 2nd night we were there and whilst the menu isn't that big, again we didn't have any issues finding something we all liked. We also thought it was fairly reasonably priced aswell. During our stay the other guests mainly seemed to be workmen but that didn't cause us any issues and wouldn't put us off staying again. The hotel is about a 40 minute drive from Paultons Park so that is worth baring in mind if you consider it as part of a package deal but it's not far away from Portsmouth where there are lots of family friendly places to eat.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 21 Sept 2023
D1679Qlkatiew, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear the whole family had an enjoyable stay. It's great to see you enjoyed the food you had during your stay. We hope to welcome you back and thanks for the positive feedback. All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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kathy wrote a review Sept 2023
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Just thought the reviews seemed good but afraid it isn’t. We will never come again. The place is awful and very unwelcoming. On the website it mention evening dining well if you like pizza or burgers then this is the place for you. There are no drawers or wardrobe in the room.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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Responded 20 Sept 2023
Stayathome14, thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear your experience at the hotel wasn’t worth shouting about for all the right reasons! If you’d like to discuss your comments in more detail, we’re all ears. Get in touch with us at manager@expressportsmouth.co.uk. All the best, Caroline - Hotel Operations Manager.
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£60 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton portsmouth hotel portsmouth, hilton international portsmouth, portsmouth hilton international
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hilton Portsmouth
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United KingdomEnglandHampshirePortsmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
119
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Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Other World Escapes - Escape Room Portsmouth (3.0 miles), Exciting Escapes (2.2 miles), and The Real Escape (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Ship Anson, Huis, and Viet Quan Cafe.
Does Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson (4.5 miles), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (3.8 miles), and Portsdown Hill (2.3 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.