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“Well Situated B&B with Excellent Customer Service”
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The George Hotel
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
South East
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Well Situated B&B with Excellent Customer Service”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

I spent 1 night here and found the accommodation ideal for my needs. The location was excellent, a very short walk from the train station. Check in was friendly and efficient and the service was lovely throughout.

My room was comfortable and well lit. The heating was good and there was plenty of hot water and a particularly nice bathroom. While the rooms are not luxurious they are very comfortable and excellent value for money in my view. I had dinner in the restaurant which offered a nice range of classic meals with ample portions and good quality ingredients.

Sleep quality was generally good, comfortable mattress and quiet except for occasional street noise. I don't usually sleep well in strange beds but I had a very good night's sleep.

Breakfast was particularly nice, cooked to order and well served. There was also a choice of cereal and fruit and some good fresh coffee.

I definitely think this is an excellent place to stay if one wants a clean, friendly and affordable place to stay in Portsmouth. It's not somewhere I'd choose for a romantic weekend but was perfect for my needs and I'd be very happy staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Welcomed nicely by Sheila and Nikki, the latter carried my two heavy bags up to top floor, room 10, very narrow staircase up last flight. Nice enough room, flat-screen TV hung from wall, bathtub and shower fixture. On closer notice, the full-length mirror needs cleaning, there was an old spider web hanging from the door jamb, upturned glasses were dusty, cups don’t look absolutely clean inside. A 5’4” person can see only her eyes in the bathroom mirror, it’s hung so high up. The rooms are above a pub on a busy street. Soft bed and thin pillows – I used two for sleeping on. Nothing on pub menu for vegetarians, and although it’s a free house, I was disappointed in the selection of beers (nothing very local or small-brewery). No recycling promotion. No phone or clock-radio. Loose towel ring screw. More towel racks are needed. Windows became completely obscured with condensation when cool outside. Wifi was very slow, so slow that on my last morning it didn’t work, too slow to connect. Nice selection of Portsmouth history books to borrow. Hair blower not in room but available.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Essex, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Stayed here in November for the Xmas markets. Was really lovely bed and breakfast in easy walking distance (5 min) to shopping centre and quay. Spent one night here in November. We was out until late in a restuarant in the quayside shopping area. When we returned we went straight up to the room to find no heating on, however there was an electic plug in heater to use! We used it and we were fine. If I had one quibble it would be the mattress. It seemed in desperate need of replacement as springs were digging in us! Having said that for 70 pound per night we would certainly stay again, especially when you consider a premier inn around the corner was twice the price. I would rather stay here where you can have a chat and drink in the pub downstairs. The breakfast was lovely as well and very filling!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

If you want good service helpfull staff this is the place to be nothing is to much bother. The friendleness of everybody was really good and even the locals where happy to talk to you. Could not fault the food and for the price they charge you cannot go wrong with staying there any time you want a hotel in Portsmouth.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Paul & Nikki of the George Hotel in Queen Street Portsmouth have certainly got it right in the short time they have been in the Pub. You are always welcomed with a friendly smile and they can't do enough to help you.The rooms are very clean and well decorated, and for the price you are getting a lot for your money. The Restaurant is very quircky and the food exceptional, especially Nikkis sunday roast.....a must try even if you are not staying at the Hotel.
A* is what I score this traditional Hotel/Pub.
P.S Make sure you look down the well !!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Nikki & Paul are wonderful hosts. They run a warm, friendly exceptionally clean and nicely furnished hotel.that is child friendly too. They have all the little touches of a 5* Hotel and there are lots of sachets of tea and coffee not just one or two!! We have stayed in many 5* Hotels that haven't been as good believe me. The home cooked food was absolutely delicious - one thing for sure you don't need to look any further for your meals that are very reasonably priced. The location of the 'The George Hotel' is to die for as it's literally minutes walk away from the ferry, train and bus station - no need for expensive taxi's. You are almost opposite the historical dockyard and a five minute walk to the Gunwarfe Quay shopping centre and the John Pound Centre. Although they have no on site parking it's not an issue. We parked directly opposite in the historical dockyard secure carpark which cost us £10 for two full days and nights - a bargain!

So if you're visiting Portsmouth you really don't need to look any further than 'The George Hotel.' We will definatly be back to Portsmouth just for 'The George Hotel'. and to see the wonderful hosts again!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 7 that was plenty big enough for two, had a good shower and although on the roadsi...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Kent, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

When I read all the excellent reviews about The George on TripAdvisor, I wondered if they could be true - but The George really is that good! Nikki and Paul have worked incredibly hard to make this sweet little hotel a genuinely lovely place to stay.
My husband and I wanted somewhere near the dockyard and waterfront to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary and seeing The George on TripAdvisor we were surprised that we hadn't seen it before - but Nikki and Paul have only been there for about 18 months and have transformed it from a wreck to a comfortable and very convenient hotel with a good restaurant - they really deserve the positive reviews. We'll definitely go back there!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The George Hotel
Address: 84 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Number of rooms: 8
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