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Florence Suite Boutique Hotel

6 Malvern Road Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA England
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#3 of 40 hotels in Portsmouth
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Boutique hotel, part of The Mercer Collection . All rooms are en suite with tea and coffee facilities available in the room. Free parking. The Hotel has onsite restaurant The Garden offering all day indoor and outdoor dining.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Head massage
Massage
Pedicure
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Jlg wrote a review Aug 2023
Bensheim, Germany216 contributions74 helpful votes
Room was very nice – clean, large enough, nice bathroom, extremely comfortable bed. Service was also good, with free parking on the streets. Breakfast was good as well - only drawback was that specialty coffees cost extra we’re not included in the breakfast price. Good price value. All in all a very enjoyable experience!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SARAH F wrote a review Aug 2023
Hampshire, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
What an absolute gem of a boutique hotel. We stayed in Somerset House at the start of July, and loved it so much we treated ourselves to the suite in Florence Suites a few weeks later. We had a beautiful large room and separate living area, with a large decking area outside. Everything is such high quality and we had a wonderful night’s sleep. The only thing that would have made it even nicer would have been a mini-fridge but it was hardly a deal-breaker! The breakfast is absolutely gorgeous with lots of menu choices, all cooked to order. Staff are friendly and helpful. I’m sure we’ll be back soon!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Reserve a space for £10 a day at the hotel as street parking is very limited.
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kristine o wrote a review Aug 2023
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The whole experience from check in to check out two days later was amazing. The room was perfect, beautiful furnished and very clean with fluffy towels and pillows. The breakfast was the nicest and biggest breakfast we have ever been served in a hotel. All the staff were very attentive and nothing was to much trouble. We were lucky enough to have sunny warm weather on the Friday so we sat outside in the garden and were served a very nice evening meal, the burgers were cooked on the BBQ in the garden. Parking In the road(free with permit) can be a problem if you are returning later in the day so we paid £10.00 a day to park right outside the hotel. We would not hesitate to book The Florence Boutique Hotel again in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Great location for a short walk to the beach. About 10-15 mins drive for sightseeing and Gunwharf.
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Walks wrote a review May 2023
42 contributions16 helpful votes
A good hotel with large, stylish and spotless rooms and all friendly staff. the breakfasts very good with lots of choice and dinner was also pretty good. Nice pub over the road serving good beer. Would return.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a ground or first floor room if stairs are an issue
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Alan L wrote a review May 2023
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The Mercer Collection comprises an eclectic mix of a number of local adjacent Victoria properties with a central reception area, where you will also find some reserved parking spaces. These can be reserved on payment of £10 per day. Free parking is available by way of a residents permit for the immediate surrounding area on a "find a space if you can" basis. During our stay we rarely saw available spaces. I should stress at the outset that this is a factual review, not a complaint. We booked through booking.com, and judging by this and previous bookings through booking.com, it appears that the smallest room is assigned. Although described as a "standard double", room 1 was one of the smallest hotel rooms we have stayed in. Photos attached. I know that "boutique" means small, and this room has the appearance of many features being shoe-horned into a small area in order to meet a criteria of facilities. On the plus side, the bed was very comfortable, although there was room for just one bedside table. Hanging and storage space was limited to a free-standing unit shown clearly in one photo. The toilet and shower unit was akin to a cupboard, with very restricted space for anyone sitting on the loo. Breakfast was good, with a variety of options available.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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katy h wrote a review May 2023
15 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights on a little break away, such a beautiful hotel, the room was spotless, clean, nicely decorated and good size. Bed was so comfy! Everything you could need. Only tiny downsize was no hairdryer in the room but not the end of the world! Breakfast was fantastic, so fresh and well cooked. Good selection to choose from. All the staff were polite friendly and welcoming. Will 100% be back!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Luigi wrote a review Dec 2022
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stumbled across this lovely hotel whilst trying to find accommodation for one night ans it was amazing . They basically have 4 or 5 buildings with a small amount of rooms in which are very close together, very accommodating on arrival The hotel is spotless and our room was amazing in decor and cleanliness whilst being very relaxing. Breakfast was amazing too , will definitely return when next in the area x
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christine4186 wrote a review Nov 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom139 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night and were very pleased with our choice and the area. Our room was lovely, well decorated and with a very comfortable bed. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room and hotel was spotless, beautifully decorated and characterful. The breakfast room was across the road from our building but only a few minutes walk. There was plenty of room to park in the car park of our building. Location wise Southsea front, promenade and gardens were just at the end of our road and in the other direction is The Florence Arms Gastro Pub. A lovely community pub well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you so much Christine - we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful stay with us and hope to see you again, we will be aiming for 5 stars next time and look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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mark c wrote a review Oct 2022
Horsham, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights and enjoyed the trip. We had an issue with the room on the first night but the solution was found and dealt with by a friendly and professional approach from the reception desk Parking in the area is congested and we were lucky to get one of the few car parking spaces owned by the hotel so we didn’t use our car at all during our stay This however did not spoil our stay as there are so many restaurants and things to do within walking distance The friendliness of the staff makes the stay here more pleasant and enjoyable
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you for your kind review and understanding regarding the issue on the first night of your stay - this was very appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the local area and restaurants and the staff looked after you well. We hope we can welcome you again for a future visit.
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Jenny M wrote a review Oct 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom32 contributions12 helpful votes
Beautiful warm hotel, very comfortable and clean, excellent facilities in our double and family bedrooms. friendly reception staff who were extremely helpful. Faultless service. Felt like being at home. It was a great place to stay with our teenage children
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your review - we are very glad you and the family had a great stay.
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£80 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The D-Day Story (0.3 miles), Southsea Beach (0.2 miles), and Strong Island Clothing Co (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soprano's, The Florence Arms, and The Briny.
Are pets allowed at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (1.8 miles), Little Woodham Living History Village (3.8 miles), and Portsdown Hill (4.3 miles).
Does Florence Suite Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.