After spending hours surfing the net on various sites to try and find a hotel/bed and breakfast in Portsmouth with guaranteed and secure parking, I found Stattons on booking.com and quickly booked the last room available for three nights. We decided to spend a mini-break in Portsmouth on-route from our holiday in the South West as wanted to venture around the Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays so this boutique hotel was ideally situated.
Tucked away in one of Southsea's side streets, Stattons is a lovely Victorian building which has been sympathetically decorated throughout with a funky but classical cosmopolitan theme without spoiling the original features of the building. We had room 6, an executive double which was spotlessly clean, bathroom although small, again, was immaculate, complete with a shower and separate hair washing removable shower head and a selection of Duck Island toiletries. Great TV (which worked) and with a good choice of Sky channels.
Breakfast was continental which was ideal for me - lovely selection of juices, cereals and fresh fruit with the tastiest natural yoghurt I had in a long time (Stattons, where do you source this from??) However, you do have to pay extra if you wish a cooked breakfast which we weren't aware of but this wasn't a problem. I do feel cooked breakfasts should be included with B&B price, particularly when you are paying in the region of £100 per night.
This aside, the breakfasts were lovely, plenty of toast and a decent pot of strong tea. Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. Evening meals are not provided here but there are plenty of good restaurants and bistros a short walk away. Stattons will book you a taxi if you wish to travel into the city or Gunwharf Quays for a meal. Word of advice: best to use the taxi firm the hotel books with for return journeys too as we found some others on the rank outside the Quays charged considerably more. A 10 min walk away, I can recommend the Greek Taverna called Steki which is in Southsea, very reasonably priced with good portions and authentic cuisine.
There is a little bar in Stattons where you can chill out with a glass of wine pre-dinner or something stronger afterwards! There is an excellent selection of drinks which were in-expensive and it was nice to come back here and have a nightcap before putting your head down.
We had a lovely, relaxing four days here with plenty to see and do in Portsmouth, especially those with an interest in naval history and nautical activities. Gunwharf Quays is great for shopaholics and foodies. There's a lovely walk along the seafront with some excellent pubs tucked away with fabulous views overlooking the main harbour entrance.
We would definitely return to Stattons again - good location and luxurious comfort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful boutique hotel with lounge bar. Free high speed internet and secure off road parking. Minutes from the seafront and a short taxi trip to Gunwharf Quays for shopping and a wide range of restaurants. Shops and restaurants in walking distance. The Mercer Collection's A La Carte sister restaurant The Kitchen Southsea is 30 seconds walk away with The Florence Arms Gastro Pub just next door ... more less
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