Stayed here for one night prior to catching the car ferry early next morning. Room was clean and so was the bathroom. There was a huge bath in the bathroom which was very nice. There was also a hairdryer provided in the room. The bathroom had no loose toiletries but, instead, provided liquid soap and bath gel in wall-mounted dispensers.
We arrived at 10.35pm in the evening and were informed that there was nowhere to get anything to eat as the associated Beefeater stops serving at 10.00pm. There was a dispensing machine in the hotel lobby that had bars of chocolate and crisps but nothing more than that. We even tried the Marriott Hotel next door but they refused to serve us anything as we were not guests. So, thank you, Marriott Hotel.
The gentleman behind the check-in desk of the Premier Inn suggested we tried the nearby 24-hour Tesco and this is what we did in the end but, surely there should be more options for people arriving late? After all, it wasn't exactly 2.00am but 10.35pm!
Other than that, there is little else to say about the Premier inn except that I thought it was quite pricey for a "budget" hotel. But, we did get a good night's sleep!
Finally, you need to be aware that there are two Premier Inn hotels on opposite sides of the road. We made the mistake of going in to the wrong one only to be told that we needed to go back to the overflow car-park, exit using the exit code, and make our way to the other Premier Inn opposite. A bit of a nuisance. Had I known in advance there were two, I would have paid more attention to which one was the right one! "Port Solent East" is the one on your left as you enter the side road and "Port Solent" is the one on your right. Simple, really!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All rooms and bathrooms have undergone a full refurbishment completed beginning November 2016. All rooms are air conditioned, have free wi-fi and tea and coffee making facilities. We offer double, twin, disabled and family rooms All rooms are non smoking Welcome to the Naval heartland of Great Britain. Premier Inn Hotel Portsmouth North Harbour immerses you in a maritime history, with the Historic Dockyard just a short journey and the International Ferry Port just 2 miles away. Port Solent marina is a 5 minute drive away with cinema, bars and restaurants overlooking the yacht marina Nearest supermarket is Tesco which is a 5 minute walk away which also has a petrol station attached ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Portsmouth (Port Solent East) Hotel Portsmouth