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“Great weekend stay in Portsmouth”

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Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth
Ranked #19 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great weekend stay in Portsmouth”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Booked a 2 night stay here and couldn't have got better value for money! On arrival the reception staff were warm and welcoming, they really went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We stayed on the 2nd floor and although the room was basic, it was spotlessly clean, plenty room for 2 of us and the power shower was amazing! In walking distance is Southsea, with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. A short car journey or a few pounds in a taxi, is Gunwharf Quays, which has great shopping, bars and nightclubs. We had the continental breakfast which was a healthy option and only £4 each. All in all a top weekend and we will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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EtapPortsmouth, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Thank you very much for posting your thoughts on here. Both me and my team here are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that we can welcome you back to the Hotel on your next visit to Portsmouth. Best Regards,
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I spent one night here, I was on my own and just needed somewhere to sleep.
I booked early and paid £27. I was able to park free within 20 meters of the door. The staff at reception were efficient, friendly and helpful; the lift had broken but they checked if I would be ok with a second floor room before assigning it to me. The room was basic (as expected) but had an excellent shower, telly and an ok mattress; It was clean and tidy. WiFi was available at £3 for two hours but only in the reception/restaurant area. Breakfast was a continental buffet at £4; very good value with pastries, toast, bread, muffins, tinned fruit, cereal, cheese, hot drinks and juice. They have a meal deal available all day which includes a sandwich, a snack (chocolate) fruit and a drink for £4
The location isn't fantastic (unless you are headed to the football ground which is right next door) it's on the edge of a retail park, but it's less than 10 minutes walk to Fratton rail station with frequent trains to Portsmouth city centre (4 mins) and the harbour (8 mins) for a couple of £'s return.
Be aware that they charge extra for soap/shower gel/shampoo; which is ridiculous.
All in all a well run, friendly, basic hotel which if you book early is incredible value

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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EtapPortsmouth, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of the Hotel. Both I and my team here appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel on your next visit to Portsmouth. Kind Regards, Becky Baines
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Just back after two nights in this hotel . `
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.Spotless bedroom....Helpful and courteous staff......
.Adequate continental breakfast.........
Good value at £ 107 for two of us ,all in all.
Although I too, found the mattress incredibly "un " resilient ! ! my husband managed to sleep. We will be returning....with myself hoping that refurbishment may mean a softer mattress......

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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EtapPortsmouth, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Thank you very much for your review. I hope that on your next visit to the Hotel you can appreciate our refurbished rooms with new beds. Best Regards
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

Excellent location for ferry port. Basic but very clean. The only complaint - the mattress on the bed was extremely uncomfortable - felt as though I was sleeping on the floor! Am amazed at the reviews saying the beds were comfy - perhaps I was unlucky. Am staying again next week and hope for a different night's sleep!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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EtapPortsmouth, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth, responded to this review, 25 May 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback. In regards to your comments relating to the comfort of the mattress, I am pleased to say that the Hotel will undergo a full refurbishment later this year at which time we will upgrade all of our beds. I hope to welcome you back to the Hotel.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

usual Etap standards - good shower, comfy bed, flat screen TV and for £15 each for two of us. Got this price on their web site, no refund option. Hotel was busy with groups but once the door was shut it was peaceful despite the ghetto blaster in the corridor... Was in room 210 and the air conditioning switch was broken. This Etap is slightly worn but would definitely stay again. Really handy for Albert Road with its many curry houses, a 10 minute walk away.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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EtapPortsmouth, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth, responded to this review, 24 May 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback. Also I am pleased to confirm that the Hotel will under go afull refurbishment later this year. I hope to welcome you back again.
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Property: Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth
Address: Unit 4 The Pompey Centre Fratton Way | Fratton Way, Portsmouth PO4 8SL, England (Formerly Etap Hotel Portsmouth)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Portsmouth
#2 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WAQAS BIN TAHIR, the manager of the Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth hotel, would like to welcome you. Hotel ibis budget Portsmouth is a low-cost hotel situated in Fratton, 5 minutes walking distance of Fratton Train Station, close to Pompey FC, Portsmouth City Centre. Great proximity to the beach, shopping and nightlife of the town. All 120 guest rooms are 100% non-smoking and has en-suite shower, air cooling as well as flat screen TV with Freeview. As much as you can eat continental breakfast buffet is served every morning at £5.50. Free Wi-Fi available for all guests. Free offsite parking at B&Q opposite the hotel (permit is required from reception). Limited onsite parking on first come first serve basis. Ferry Terminals, Gunwharf, Guildhall, Spinnaker Tower, D-Day Museum and Historic Dockyards are 10 minutes away by car or taxi for those who would like to explore beautiful Portsmouth. ... more   less 
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